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  • Economic and capital markets outlook for 2015
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    SunTrust Investment Advisory Group: 2015 Economic & Financial Outlook

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  • Podcast: Turn Retirement Income Into a Positive Outcome
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    Podcast: Turn Retirement Income Into a Positive Outcome

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    Joe Sicchitano, Head of Financial Planning, SunTrust Bank

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Monthly Investment Insights
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Monthly Investment Insights

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In March’s IAG Monthly Investment Insights podcast, Michael Skordeles, Senior Market Strategist for SunTrust's Investment Advisory Group analyzes economic and market trends in the U.S. and globally. Watch Now

SunTrust Investment Advisory Group
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SunTrust Investment Advisory Group: 2015 Annual Investment Outlook

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The SunTrust Investment Advisory Group discusses the 2015 outlook for the global economy and investment strategies including fixed income, equities, and non-traditional strategies. Read More

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Principles of Financial Planning

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Does your financial plan address more than just retirement? Find out what types of planning make sense for you with this helpful article. Read More

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529 vs. Other College Savings Plans

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Section 529 plans can be a great way to save for college--in many cases, the best way--but they're not the only way. When you're investing for a major goal like education, it makes sense to be familiar with all of your options. Read More

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Tips for Making Your First Investment

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Becoming a smart investor requires you to build savings. Then it’s time to decide what you want that money to do for you Read More

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Portfolio-Building Basics for Mid-Career Investors

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Determine the asset allocation that works for you today

Now that you’re starting to get serious about saving for retirement, you can increase the odds of meeting your retirement goals with these strategies. Read More

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Three Mutual Fund Tax Essentials

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What you need to know to about tax-efficient investing

Thinking of investing in a mutual fund? They definitely have their benefits. Here’s what you need to know about the tax ramifications of investing in them. Read More

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Why Global Diversification Matters

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Protect your portfolio by taking your investments international

Take diversification a step further by investing in global markets. Find out if holding some foreign stocks in your investment portfolio could be a strategy for you. Read More

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Spend or save that bonus?

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Deciding whether to spend or save that bonus? LeChelle Moore offers some advice in this PINK Minute Mentor video. Watch Now

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Allison Dukes shares her thoughts on purpose driven companies

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Allison Dukes shares her thoughts on purpose driven companies in this PINK Minute Mentor video. Watch Now

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Why women investors are demanding more

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Debbie Riney-Smith explains why women investors are demanding more in this PINK Minute Mentor video. Watch Now

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Should You Be Worried About Inflation?

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Inflation rates are expected to rise. Find out why making a smart investment plan now can help you prepare for your cost of living to increase. Read More

Diversify Your Portfolio with REITs
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Diversify Your Portfolio with Real Estate Investment Trusts

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Investing in real estate investment trusts is one way to have diversification in your portfolio. Find out if REITs will work for you. Read More

Retirement Planning Considerations for Women
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Retirement Planning Considerations for Women

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A longer life and lower earnings mean women must save more

Longer lifespans and lower average earnings mean women must think differently and save more for retirement. Talk to a financial advisor to improve your retirement outlook. Watch Now

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Deciding When to Sell a Stock: Now or Later

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Key criteria to determine when a security no longer suits you

Know when to sell a stock? Follow a buy-and-hold strategy rather than buy and sell shares frequently. Learn how to recognize when it makes sense to sell a security. Read More

Investing in Gold
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The Price of Gold: Should You Invest?

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Learn about the pros and cons of buying gold, and the benefits of diversifying your investment portfolio with a mix of stocks and bonds. Read More

Three Reasons to Consider a Roth IRA
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Three Reasons to Consider a Roth IRA for Retirement Savings

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Find out why a Roth IRA should be part of a retirement plan

Unlike a traditional IRA, a Roth IRA allows you to withdraw your money tax-free in retirement. Learn how to maximize your retirement savings. Read More

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Best Investments to Protect Against Inflation

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Protect yourself from the rising cost of inflation

Protect your savings against rising inflation. The best investments often include stocks, commodities, real estate and inflation-protected securities. Learn more. Read More

Attitudes About Money
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Overcome Your Money Biases

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Our attitudes toward money can cause us to behave irrationally, undermining our financial health. Learn to control those biases and how to manage your money. Read More

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Managing the Three Big Retirement Risks

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Protect yourself against these financial risks and retirement hazards

Managing financial risk is crucial for your retirement plans. Learn what the top three risks are and how to defend against them. Read More

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What's Your Financial IQ

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The key to making sound choices, researchers say, is to understand three basic building blocks of finance: compounding, inflation and diversification. Read More

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Catch Up With Your Retirement Savings

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Don't let the feeling that you've fallen behind keep you from saving. Read More

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Entering Retirement Successfully

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How to Find Financial Security Later in Life

If the idea of retirement leaves you filled with stress over money, now may be the time to take charge. Every situation is different, so be sure to speak to a qualified financial advisor about your options. Read More

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How to Grow Your Money Long Term

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The power of compound interest

Starting a savings plan now will help you to achieve your long-term goals. Read More

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When to Consider Exchange-Traded Funds

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Do exchange-traded funds make sense for you?

Considering exchange-traded funds? Find out if they’re a good choice for your portfolio. Read More

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Understanding Economic Indicators for Investment Strategy

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From CPI to GDP, here’s the lowdown on what some of the most important economic indicators mean and why they matter.

Learn what economic indicators mean and why they matter to your investment strategy. Read More

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The Basics of Bonds

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Consider stocks as you approach retirement. There is less risk associated with bonds than regular stocks. Read More

Convert from a Traditional to Roth IRA
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The Roth Advantage

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Find out if converting to a Roth IRA could benefit you. Read More

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The Impact of Inflation

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What is Inflation and Why Should You Care About It?

The law of supply and demand produces price inflation Read More

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Investment Basics, Risks, and Market Volatility

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"It pays to have an understanding of fundamental investment concepts. Knowledgeable investors are better prepared when shopping for investments and investment services." Read More

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Understanding Risk

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Generally, when financial advisors or the media talk about investment risk, their focus is on the historical price volatility of the asset or investment under discussion. Read More

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Investing for Major Financial Goals

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The key to successful investing is defining your goals and dreams for the future and then to establish plans to achieve those goals. Read More

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How to Start Investing

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Set goals, adopt a strategy, make investing a habit and control your risks Read More

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Worried About Your 401(k)? Don't Bail Now

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Your best bet is to keep on contributing, stick with stocks and try not to raid your account. Read More

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Understanding IRAs

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IRAs are one of the most powerful retirement savings tools available to you. Even if you're contributing to a 401(k) or other plan at work, you should also consider investing in an IRA. Read More