Could Commodities Be Worth The Risk?08/29/15
Oil and metals offer plenty of advantages, but they also have more exposure to downside volatility. Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop Loss Orders, Big Week for Oil, China, Exercise Older People Shouldn’t Do, I-R-A, Dividends, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., CVX...
Adjusting Expectations: Taking The Longer View
How much you can really expect stocks, bonds and cash to deliver over the next 10, 20 or even 30 years. Today's Stocks & Topics: Market Correction, GDP Numbers, The Fed & Interest Rates, Sell or Not to Sell, The Stock Market, TOT - Total S.A. ADR,...
Don’t Wait For The Perfect Time To Invest
In the eagerness to invest correctly and make the right choices, money can lie idle and unutilized. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Portfolio, Durable Goods, China, Bear Trap, Mining Stocks, TSO - Tesoro Corp., VLO - Valero Energy Corp.,...
5 Reasons You Need a Roth IRA
The Roth IRA has its tax advantages — But there are more benefits you should know about. Today's Stocks & Topics: AVT - Avnet Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., The Stock Market, Economic Statistics, Bear Trap, Correction, MCI - Babson Capital...
How About A 401k Tune-up?
You enrolled and started saving in a 401K, but you can’t just set and forget your retirement plan — or let your plan administrator do it for you if you’re automatically enrolled. Today's Stocks & Topics: Stocks Ratings, China, Circuit Breakers, Worry...
Answers To The Critical Retirement Questions
It's not just when, but how and what. Planning your your retirement is all about answering these 7 important questions. Today's Stocks & Topics: The Stock Market, Hedging, QE, The Fed, Books, HFC – Holly Frontier Corp., NFLX - Netflix Inc., TSLA -...
Does Your Portfolio Reflect Your Needs or Your Emotions?
Many are holding too much in cash and bonds, and not enough domestic and international equities and alternative investments. Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Paying Small or Bigger Amounts, To Buy or Not To Buy, LVS - Las Vegas Sands Corp.,...
How Investors Can Get Ready For Higher Rates
It's Wall Street's No. 1 obsession - guessing how soon the Fed will start lifting its rate and how the markets will handle it when it happens. Today's Stocks & Topics: China’s Currency vs. U.S. Dollar, The Fed, China’s Bear Market, HABT - Habit...
What's Wrong With Target-Date Funds?
More than half of all 401(k) assets are now being held in target date funds. But before you think they will solve all your investment issues, you should look more closely. Today's Stocks & Topics: Sectors, Stock Market Bulls Are Playing With Fire,...
How To Manage The Money Flowing Out of 401(k)s
Investors are rolling their former employer 401(k) plan funds to an IRA. Now they’re in the driver’s seat. Today's Stocks & Topics: Relative Strength Rating (RS), Social Security, Reverse Mortgage vs. Forward Mortgage, Buying a Home For Your Child,...
Interest Rates: How High How Soon?
Investor attention turns to worry about The Fed's policy and rising interest rates. The question is not "if", but when, and how high? Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Advisors Fees, Economic Numbers, Oil Prices, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., DFEOX...
How Investors Can Win By Finishing in the Middle
Maintaining a broadly diversified portfolio isn’t settling for mediocrity. Today's Stocks & Topics: Municipal Bonds, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Investing for Retirement, UNP - Union Pacific Corp., FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Corn and Soy...
A Closer Look: Index Fund, ETF or Mutual Fund
The 3 most popular vehicles in the investment universe - which one works best for you? Today's Stocks & Topics: Leverage vs. Margin, Gold, Corn & Soy Bean Production, Retirement Cash, CAL - MCal-Maine Foods Inc., NFLX - Netflix Inc., 401k, KPP Fees,...
Fact Checking 5 Wrong Ideas About Investing
These common myths keep people from building a basic portfolio. If you ever plan on retiring, you’ll need that portfolio. Today's Stocks & Topics: Charts, Support & Resistance, Home Prices, High Yield Bonds, GOOG - Google Inc. Cl C, FB - Facebook Inc....
Are You Ready For New Higher Risk ETFs?
Everyday investors can have access to investments that were only available to the wealthy. Today's Stocks & Topics: Target Prices, Emerging Markets, Over-Value & Under-Value Housing Markets, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp.,...
Will This Be America’s Next Economic Crisis?
The Fed kept the engine from stalling. Getting it to speed again will be harder. Today's Stocks & Topics: Morning Star Stocks Ratings, Appel Inc., Jobs Report, High Yield Bonds, LL - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., TGP - Teekay LNG Partners L.P.,...
Should You Be Making Asset Allocation Changes?
It is crucial to pay attention to what stocks and bonds are saying about the potential for recessionary pressures to get out hand. Today's Stocks & Topics: Taxes & I-R-A vs. Roth I-R-A, Job Growth, 30 Year Mortgage Rates, Dream Home, VDE - Vanguard...
4 Steps To Creating A Stronger Portfolio
There's more to successful portfolio building than picking good investments. Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Mutual Funds, Economic Stats, Economic Growth, FIT - Fitbit Inc., BHP - BHP Billiton Ltd., TDC - Teradata Corp., KING - King Digital...
Reasons to Add REITs to Your Portfolio
Real estate investment trusts offer diversification to a well-balanced portfolio. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Rollover, Investing in Oil, Canadian Housing, EXR - Extra Space Storage Inc., SWKS - Skyworks Solutions Inc., HFC - HollyFrontier Corp.,...
Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Stocks?
Folks should start to be realistic about the returns they can expect when valuations look this rich. Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, The Dollar Strength, Puerto Rico, Price Sales, Fundamental Analysis, Deflation, CAT - Caterpillar Inc., AAPL -...
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