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What is the formula for investment success?

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Question: What does the average person have to do to make some money in their investments these days? It seems that I have the gift of making every mistake in the book, and I’m still not sure what to do!
 
Answer: We all want to believe the ads that say youth can be regained, health can be retained and hair can be restored … “guaranteed.”

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More investing tips and tricks for everyone

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Editor’s note: This is the final of a three-part series on the basics of investing money.
• Reinvestment risk — The yield-to-maturity calculation assumes reinvestment of semi-annual income at the stated or coupon rate. A zero-coupon bond is exempt from reinvestment risk, because it is structured to compound at the stated rate of return. (More on zero-coupon bonds below.)

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Investors can learn much from Super Bowl teams

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It’s Super Bowl time again. And whether you’re a sports fan or not, you can probably learn something from the Super Bowl teams that you can apply to other endeavors — such as investing.  What might these lessons be? Take a look:
• Pick players carefully — Super Bowl teams don’t usually get there out of luck; they’ve made it in part because they have carefully chosen their players. And to potentially achieve success as an investor, you, too, need carefully chosen “players” — investments that are chosen for your individual situation.

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Devon makes Fortune’s top 100 places to work

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Devon Energy Corporation announced recently it has again made Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” This marks Devon’s fifth straight year to be included on the prestigious list.
Devon is ranked No. 28, up from No. 41 last year. With 3,286 U.S. employees and 5,000 including Canada, Devon ranks No. 12 among midsize companies on the Fortune list.

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