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Investing Basics

Why stocks dropped today and how to respond

The market must be into Snoop this week, because it’s dropping it like it’s hot. Starting with a steep decline yesterday, the Dow and S&P 500 (stock indexes that track a group of big, public companies) are about 4% lower than the all-time highs they hit a few weeks ago. The scary part to investors […] Read more…

What the heck is the VIX fear index

With all of the market hoopla over the past few weeks, you might have heard a few foreign terms floating around. Today I’ll break down one of those random acronyms – the VIX– into non-technical language that actually makes some sense. What is the VIX? The VIX is the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility […] Read more…

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