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How to open a stock market account

A low-cost brokerage account will allow you to buy individual stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and other investments outside of your employer's retirement account. You can open an account, deposit money and execute transactions…

Show me where it hurts

As we begin a new year, I want to start with a few salient data points: US GDP is at an all-time high of $23 trillion. The S&P 500 is at near record highs near 4,700, an all-time high. Housing prices are at record highs, as are retail…