Did You Know Your 401(k) plan Uses Target-Date...10/13/15
These funds, whose assets automatically shift into more conservative investments as you approach retirement are increasingly the default option for many 401(k) plans. Should they be in yours?Today's Stocks & Topics: Support Level, ALK - Alaska Air...
Is a 'Bear-Market Fund' a Good Strategy For You?
Given the recent frightening, violent sell-off, would it be wise to allocate a portion of your portfolio to this type of fund?Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed, Stop Panicking About the Stock Market, Housing, October Fest in Germany vs. USA, Energy...
Will We Have To Settle For Smaller Gains?
How much can we really expect from stocks, bonds and cash over the next 10, 20 or even 30 years?Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing, Economic Numbers, A - B - C Shares, Interest Rates, Equity Key, Stock Investing, Retirement contributions, Social...
Did ETFs Fail Investors?
In the investment markets - the portions that affect you and me - exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have emerged as the ultimate market Disruptor.Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing, Junk Funds, Alcoa, The Job Market, Earnings, Returns, VASC - Vascular...
Why Women Are Doing Better at Preparing for Retirement
Women have made great strides in the challenge of financial readiness.Today's Stocks & Topics: Minimum Wage, U.S Exports, 5 Reasons American Apparel is Bankrupt, Tesla, Job Report, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, Oil, POT -...
Real Estate Finds a Home in a Solo 401(k)
Here's how an investment in Real estate could fit into a retirement account.Today's Stocks & Topics: POT - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., LCI - Lannett Co. Inc., Index Funds, Jobs Report, The Bond Market, World Banks, FEYE - FireEye Inc., Z -...
Market Corrections Weed Out The Weak
Market corrections can remove those who should not be investing and those who distort market prices.Today's Stocks & Topics: Health Care Sector, Bio-Tech Industry, 3rd Quarter GDP, Tesla SUV, Oil Demand in China, Commodities, Trend Lines, NSC -...
Managing Your Portfolio and Your Taxes
For some, this issue may be among the more influential factors when selecting investments.Today's Stocks & Topics: PANW - Palo Alto Networks Inc., Economic Numbers, Current Job Market, Commodities, CSIQ - Canadian Solar Inc., Mutual Funds, BIDU -...
What Regulates The Financial Advice You Get?
Does the current regulatory environment leave you at risk of getting investment advice that’s not in your best interest?Today's Stocks & Topics: Selling, Elder Abuse, Japan, ZINC - Horsehead Holding Corp., Bonds, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust,...
What If You Took Your Social Security Early and Invested...
Many people want to get their hands on their benefits as soon as possible to capitalize on them. Let's see if that strategy pencils out. Today's Stocks & Topics: Student Loans, The Bull Market, JBLU - JetBlue Airways Corp., Correction, TGH - Textainer...
Getting A Dollar For 50 Cents
Learning the secrets of 'Value Investing'. It's really pretty simple - buy undervalued stocks.Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Evaluation, Chinese Trade Numbers, The Fed, Europe Economy, 401k, Hedge Funds, Retirement Needs, Mortgage, Bonds, Trust Deeds.
3 Things You Should Never Do With a 401(k)
From how much you contribute, investment choices, or just plain neglect.Today's Stocks & Topics: S&P 500 & The Dow Jones, Cash Flows, Amazon Prime, The Gold Market, GE - General Electric Co., ETFs, POT - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., CAT -...
Why You Should START With Mutual Funds
To achieve the same thing on your own, with individual equities, you'd need a lot of money to invest and lots of time to manage your investments.Today's Stocks & Topics: Today’s Market, IPOs, Home Sales, The Fed, 3D Printing, Selling, New Investor,...
CEFs Vs. ETFs
In addition to traditional open-ended mutual funds, investors are also turning toward closed end funds (CEFs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to generate yield.Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Bio-Tech Companies, CNCE - Concert Pharmaceuticals...
Should You Be An Active Or Passive Investor?
Passive investing can be profitable, but there's a time to get active too. But when's the right time for you?Today's Stocks & Topics: Commercial Mortgage Bridge Loan, Home Sales, Tax Law Selling, Apple Car, AZO - AutoZone Inc., STX - Seagate...
How To Play Bonds Before a Rate Hike
While we don't know exactly WHEN the Fed will hike interest rates, investors need to have their eyes wide open about what could happen, and what it means for bond markets.Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, GNW - Genworth Financial Inc., Home...
Where's the Next ETF Boom?
An industry expert tells about current and upcoming developments in the fast moving ETF marketplace. Today's Stocks & Topics: GE - General Electric Co., Tesla Competition, Corrections, Junk Bonds, ADSK - Autodesk Inc., BAC - Bank of America Corp.,...
Are We Going To Have To Settle For Smaller Gains?
How much can we really expect from stocks, bonds and cash over the next 10, 20 or even 30 years? Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing, BSFT - BroadSoft Inc., INO - Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc., VLTC - Voltari Corp., Economic Numbers, Shares, WM - Waste...
How To Play Oil's Downturn
Large integrated oil companies and refiners could be investors' best chance for bargains. Today's Stocks & Topics: Value Trap, The Fed, U.S. Poverty Rate, AAPL - Apple Inc., Interest Rates, MELI – Mercado Libre Inc., ALK - Alaska Air Group Inc.
Index Funds: How Do They Work. Really.
Despite recent gains in popularity, index funds account for only 20% of all money managed by mutual funds. Why is that? Today's Stocks & Topics: Share Issues, Buy Back, Home Equity Line, Maybe is a Good Time to Buy, Jobs That Pay The Most, LUX -...
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