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With the market fluctuations the past week or so, there have been questions about when to rebalance your portfolio, if at all. Some say it shouldn't interfere with your long-term plan, and to stick to once a year. Others say the time to rebalance is right after the market goes up or down by five per cent or more.

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The stock market is down, and you think that means it's a good time to buy. Or you're convinced you should sell. Or you're just going to do nothing and continue with your day. What should we make of it all?

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Investing isn't as hard as most people think, but there's a lot of jargon to learn. Stocks and bonds are two common terms that come to mind when you think about investing. Many people don't know the difference, so we're going to break it down.