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Upcoming Money Market Changes

On October 14, 2016, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will begin enforcing regulations adopted to help reduce the risk of investor “runs” on  money market mutual funds. Vulnerabilities in the $3.8 trillion market came to light during the 2008 financial crisis.1 You may hardly notice when the new rules take effect. That’s because…

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Christopher K. Winn
Oct, 13 2016 · All articles
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What's Next for the Dow?

The stock market kicked off March 1st with a new high in the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ but has been losing steam the rest of the month.  Since the presidential election, investor optimism has been driving stocks higher.  In fact, a recent analysis by Bloomberg found that mom and pop investors have been a…

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Christopher K. Winn
Mar, 08 2017 · All articles
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The Surprising Way Companies Like Netflix and Amazon Conduct Market Research

Companies like Netflix, UrthBox, and Amazon are leveraging the subscription business model to discover what their customers want next. In a traditional business, the customer buys your product or service once, and it is up to you to try to convince them to buy again in the future. You often have no idea if they…

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Christopher K. Winn
Dec, 01 2018 · All articles
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Why You Shouldn’t Worry about Who the Next President Will Be

Do you know what one of the number one causes of market losses during an election year is? Fear.1 In fact, the uncertainty of the elections can stoke your fears. It may even encourage you to make rash, emotional decisions.1 That can lead to losses, but it doesn’t have to. If you know the facts…

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Christopher K. Winn
Feb, 26 2020 · All articles
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Learn 3 Navy SEAL Techniques to Deal with Stress and Uncertainty (3 minute video)

We’re dealing with more uncertainty than most of us have ever faced before. And as the months drag on, the stress of not knowing what comes next is taking a toll. How do we make smart decisions when we’re stressed out and everything is uncertain? We can learn from how Navy SEALs deal with stress…

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Christopher K. Winn
Jul, 14 2020 · All articles
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Here’s what smart investors do in the face of fear & uncertainty

The greatest enemies of the equity investor are expenses and emotions. —Warren Buffet Fear, anxiety, and greed can make us impulsive. These emotions can blind us to logic and make us vulnerable to all sorts of biases. That’s never more true than when we feel threatened or stressed. When emotions run high and impulse takes over,…

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Christopher K. Winn
Jul, 30 2020 · All articles
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How con artists steal $493M each year…

“Can you hear me?” That’s the latest ploy of phone scammers. They’re trying to get recordings of people saying “yes” and use them to authorize fraudulent charges on people’s accounts.1 It’s just one of many different phone scams that raked in at least $493 million in 2019.2 In fact, even though we’re living in the…

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Christopher K. Winn
Oct, 17 2020 · All articles
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