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Making Smart Stock Market Choices [RADIO SHOW AUDIO]

The easy stock market gains of the last few years are a distant memory. So far this year, investors have experienced good days and bad days. And this is how it will likely be.  Volatility is a sign of no clear consensus—and that is a good thing

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Investors rush to withdraw their savings during a stock market crash, circa 1929. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Investors rush to withdraw their savings during a stock market crash, circa 1929. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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The 1929 Stock Market Crash

The stock market had been on a nine year run increasing profits tenfold. The market peaked at 381.17 on September 3, 1929 just 26 days before the crash.

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Stocks Fall as Debt Talks Drag on in Washington

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing lower as hopes fade for a quick solution to the gridlock in Washington over how to avoid a U.S. government default.

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Stocks Sink as Washington Stalemate Drags On

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is lower as the U.S. government heads into a second week of a partial shutdown with no signs of a budget agreement in sight.

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This photograph taken January 22, 2001 in Austin, TX shows Procter and Gamble and Coca Cola products. Procter and Gamble is joining forces with The Coca-Cola Co. to form a new, as yet unnamed company which will develop and market new snacks and juice beverages worldwide. Existing P&G and Coke products - including P&G's Pringles and Sunny Delight brands and Coke's Minute Maid, Hi C and Fruitopia brands - will be marketed through the new venture. Coke and P&G will each own 50 percent of the new company. Veteran Coke executive Don Short has been named CEO of the new company, and a management team will be named soon. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
This photograph taken January 22, 2001 in Austin, TX shows Procter and Gamble and Coca Cola products. Procter and Gamble is joining forces with The Coca-Cola Co. to form a new, as yet unnamed company which will develop and market new snacks and juice beverages worldwide. Existing P&G and Coke products - including P&G's Pringles and Sunny Delight brands and Coke's Minute Maid, Hi C and Fruitopia brands - will be marketed through the new venture. Coke and P&G will each own 50 percent of the new company. Veteran Coke executive Don Short has been named CEO of the new company, and a management team will be named soon. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)
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Why The Stock Market Is Important To You

Try to project how much money you will need to retire at a specific age and create a plan to make that happen. Living well in the present isn’t worth living poorly in the future.

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Dow Drops 353 Points in Biggest Single-Day Loss in 2013

The wild ride on Wall Street continues this week with a second day of massive selloffs. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite slumped as well. China, Japan, the U.K., Australia and Germany experienced drops of more than 2 percent overnight as well.

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Tough Times Call for Tough People

Will “the worst of times” make us stronger in the long run? Or will “the best of times,” on the distant horizon, completely change the way business is done?

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Restaurant with Drink Prices Mimicking Stock Market Supply and Demand

A restaurant in California called D Street Bar and Grille is borrowing the principles of the stock market and applying them to the pricing of their drink menu. This means, if everyone in the bar is drinking your favorite drink, you may end up paying more than usual because of supply and demand.

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Oil Prices Soar As Unrest In Libya Grows
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Oil Prices Drop Below $98 A Barrel

Despite the current event in the Middle East, oil prices are back down to a comfortable level of$98 a barrel.

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