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Personal Finance Tips for Successful Money Management

We talked to an expert in personal finance tips to get the best insight on what people are doing wrong, so you can avoid these pitfalls.

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Market Correction

My Chart Shows Why We Can’t Trust These Market Highs

Good news is good news again – for now.

The Labor Department's announcement that July unemployment held steady at 4.9% while adding a better than expected 225,000 jobs was enough to snap the four-day pullback and get traders in the mood to buy.

Those numbers don't necessarily reflect the street reality of the economy, but of course they were enough to get the S&P 500 to yet another new all-time high, even if the Nasdaq Composite, Dow Jones Industrials, and the Russell 2000 didn't quite make it.

This is a near-term bullish development, especially when you consider that, before this recent upward trend, we've gone 14 months between all-time highs.

But... when you see the chart I'm about to show you, you'll agree it's not quite time to pop the champagne corks...

Stocks

Terror and Chaos Can’t Stop the Markets, but I Know What Will

Uncertainty seems to be the only sure thing in the world these days. Friday's failed, bloody military coup attempt in NATO ally Turkey comes at the worst possible time in the West's fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, just one day after the terror group pulled off a horrific attack in the south of France.

Here at home, we've had several high-profile incidents of violence and civil unrest during one of the most heated, tense presidential election campaigns in modern history.

Yet if you only follow stock markets, you'd barely know anything was amiss. With record highs on the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500, there seems to be no stopping this thing.

But I'm not expecting this to last.

I'll show you what we're going to do when we get our pullback, but first I want to show you why these markets are so strong right now...

Trading Strategies

Here's How My 2015 Market Predictions Worked Out

The end of the year is always an opportunity to take stock of what we achieved over the last 12 months.

Money Morning's Michael Lewitt made a lot of predictions about markets, sectors, and individual stocks in 2015 – always aiming to make calls that are forward-looking, actionable, and accurate.

For example, he projected the collapse of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and many readers made serious profits off of his short recommendation.

Here's how his other 2015 market predictions panned out...

Trading Strategies

How to Protect Your Money from Everything the Market Will Do in 2016

You don't have to experience a bona fide "black swan" to put your money at unexpected risk. Any disruptive event that you're unprepared for can wipe your holdings out.

That's why a broad perspective, a willingness to entertain all the possibilities, and a robust asset protection strategy go a long way to helping you protect your money from hard-driven market volatility.

money markets

What Are Money Market Funds?

What are money market funds?

That's a question all risk-averse savers sitting on a savings account with its meager returns, or on a CD with its withdrawal penalties, should be asking themselves if they're looking for a liquid investment with better returns.

Here's our look...