The new year has just begun, but analysts are already forecasting a period of higher market volatility in 2015. Ed Easterling of Crestmont Research graphs the present situation and shows what investors can expect in the coming months. Expect the unexpected is the advice of Weston Wellington of Dimensional Fund Advisors. He takes a look at the surprising returns that were delivered by the markets in 2014. For those who have trouble coming up with the complex passwords recommended by websites and then remembering them once they have, there’s a solution. It’s called a password manager, something many people have yet to discover. The How-To Geek explains how to get started.

Volatility In Perspective– The historical perspective of volatility shows that periods of higher volatility are normal and can extend for quarters or years.  Ed Easterling of Crestmont Research shows that, as we have seen numerous times in the past six decades, extremely low volatility periods are often followed by surges in volatility.  Read more…

2014: Patience Pays Off– Weston Wellington, VP at Dimensional Fund Advisors, notes that achieving the market rate of return in 2014 required a level of patience and equanimity that eluded many investors.  Weston reviews comments made in The Wall Street Journal, Money, and The New York Times that predicted further declines in the market that did not occur. Read more…

Why You Should Use A Password Manager– The majority of people use very weak passwords and reuse them on different websites. How are you supposed to use strong, unique passwords on all the websites you use? The solution is a password manager. Read more…

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