Personal Finance

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Personal Finance: Shed a tear for OPEC ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio manager for Barnett Investment Advisors in ...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Personal Finance: Leveraged ETFs are land mines for your portfolio ... 0.03 percent, and many discount brokers now offer commission-free versions. ... Suppose an index fund tracking the S&P and an inverse (short) two-times ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A $5 million shakedown by a couple of local investment brokers serves once again to remind us just how important it is to observe some basic precautions before entering into any investment relationship...  
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Personal Finance: Why health care reform is hard ... The Affordable Care Act is collapsing in real time, but not for lack of good intentions. ... Most of us are willing to accept the judgment of the free market in allocating scarce ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio...
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Personal Finance: Good credit is hard work that pays off ... to a plan for adding positive events like on-time repayments to your record. ... Never enter a credit card number or pay a fee, as federal law entitles you to a free look. ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio...
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017
As members of Congress return to Washington this week, they must confront a looming deadline: much of the federal government shuts down Friday ...
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