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Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn’t to blame.

Americans are sitting on lots of cash. But the Fed isn’t to blame.

How to explain America’s post-2008 economic malaise? A new paper by Yi Wen and Maria A. Arias published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis correctly fingers cash hoarding as one of the major culprits, a phenomenon that I’ve ...

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As global tensions rise, banks need to watch for growing cyber threats

As global tensions rise, banks need to watch for growing cyber threats

As global tensions flare, cybersecurity will become an even more important concern for financial institutions. Russian hackers may have slipped past JPMorgan Chase’s digital barricades earlier this month to retaliate against U.S. imposed sanctions. The breach – whatever the source ...

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3 Ways To Maximize Your Marketing ROI

3 Ways To Maximize Your Marketing ROI

Welcome to a world where customers rule. The days of telling buyers what to think about products and services are long gone. As my EY colleague Woody Driggs says, marketing is about more than selling. It’s about telling a story ...

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6 Ways to Decide Which Mutual Fund is Right for You

6 Ways to Decide Which Mutual Fund is Right for You

When it comes to making investment decisions and preparing for retirement, many investors fall prey to snap judgments based on a mutual fund’s star rating or simply become overwhelmed by information overload. The good news is that there is a ...

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5 big investments you don’t know you have

5 big investments you don’t know you have

You don’t write a check for every investment you make. Investing in yourself When you hear the word ‘investment,’ you probably think of your home, stocks and mutual funds, your retirement account, maybe your baseball card collection. But how often ...

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U.S. Rate Rise Sends High-Dividend Stocks Lower: EcoPulse

U.S. Rate Rise Sends High-Dividend Stocks Lower: EcoPulse

The prospect of rising interest rates in 2014 is sending shares of high-dividend-yielding companies lower as fixed-income assets become more attractive to investors. The Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index has lagged behind the Standard & Poor’s 500 Total Return Index by ...

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Advice for Workers Retiring in 2014

Advice for Workers Retiring in 2014

The oldest baby boomers will turn 68 in 2014. Some boomers are already retired, and many others will join them in the coming year. Here are some tips for people planning to retire in 2014: Revisit your asset allocation. It’s ...

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No Rewards Without Risk: How to Determine Your Risk Tolerance

When it comes to building your wealth, it’s all but impossible to do so without assuming some type of risk. Some of the most effective means of creating wealth — investing in the stock market, starting a business, etc. — ...

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