Tax Treatment of ETFs vs. Mutual Funds03/31/15
The key reasons behind the tax efficiency of ETFs and how they compare to a typical mutual fund. Today's Stocks & Topics: Variable Life Insurance, REITs, Economy Reports, Negative GDP Print, FANUY - Fanuc Corp., Covered Calls, TSN - Tyson Foods Inc.,...
How To Pocket A 5.4% Yield While Beating The Tax Man
General obligation bonds - one of the safest ways for investors to earn income. But then there's Detroit. Today's Stocks & Topics: VNTV - Vantiv Inc., Brazil, Municipal Bonds, Low Liquidity in Bonds, Corporate America & Earnings, HACK – Factor Shares...
Strategies for Investing in the World's Fastest-Growing...
Many experts caution against investing in specific countries - so how should you choose your international investments? Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings, Oil, Pepsi vs. Coke, ETFs vs. ETN, VNR - Vanguard Natural Resources LLC, TY - Tri-Continental...
Are You Walking With The Crowd or Against It
For some, money is made by investing in the unexpected. Most others feel better going with the flow. Today's Stocks & Topics: Long Term Insurance, KRFT - Kraft Foods Group Inc., Book Value, CNC - Centene Corp., I-R-A vs. Roth I-R-A, VOO - Vanguard...
How Much Is An Investment Advisor Worth?
An analysis of what an advisor can add, and what the absence of one can cost. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401K, Retirement, EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, Asset Allocations, PSEC - Prospect Capital Corp., TBT - ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+...
10 Investing Apps to Supercharge Your Portfolio
With a few taps, these apps turn your mobile device into a portable portfolio or investment tracker. Today's Stocks & Topics: NUS - Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. Cl A, Economic Calendar, Boomers & Retirement, ADP - Automatic Data Processing Inc., NFLX -...
Risk Parity Funds: Pay More For Less Risk?
A portfolio allocation tactic designed to limit risk by overweighting lower-volatility assets. Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, The Dollar, Apple Stock & The Dow, Safe & Security, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., IBB - iShares Nasdaq...
4 Reasons Not To Raise The Rates
Fear is growing that Fed rates will be rising before long. Some reasons not to worry about that happening soon. Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, Overlook Income Tax Deductions, ETFs, Celebrity-Backed Startups, Music Industry, BUD - Anheuser-Busch...
The Mayhem Of Emerging Market Investing
Stock and bond markets across emerging markets often moved up and down in lock step. Not anymore. Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying Point, he Federal Reserve Rate Hike, Health Insurance, Gas Credit Cards, GDX - Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, USO -...
Self-Directed IRAs and the Risk of Fraud
How to protect yourself from fraudulent investment schemes associated with self-directed IRAs. Today's Stocks & Topics: The Dollar, Emerging Markets, Frontier Markets, 401k, EXPD - Expeditors International of Washington Inc., The FOMC Meeting.
Why You Don’t Talk About Money
Do you shy away from the subject because you think you don’t know much? Truth is you’re wrong. Today's Stocks & Topics: Life Insurance, Oil, Way to Retire at 55, Unemployment Statistics, PTX - Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc., DEO - Diageo PLC ADS,...
The Best Investing Sites for Beginners
First-time investors need an online trading site that makes trading easy and gives them the help and support they need. Today's Stocks & Topics: Options, Household Network, Big U.S Companies vs. Strong Dollar, Apple, Bull Market, SCHW - Charles Schwab...
If Rates Rise, Will The Sky Fall?
With interest rates predicted to rise in 2015, what should you do with your mutual fund bond holdings now? Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Money Market Fund Rules, Nasdaq, S - Sprint Corp., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., JDSU - JDS Uniphase Corp., CCI -...
Could Warren Buffett Be Wrong About Global Stocks?
Today some see an embarrassment of riches when it comes to overseas options. Today's Stocks & Topics: FTNT - Fortinet Inc., ECB QE, Apple, Bull Market, Covered Call, Bond Funds, TLTiShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, Stock Trading, TPLM - Triangle...
Maybe You Need To Change Your Mind About Investing
Are You Beating Yourself by Trying To Beat The Market? Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, SWN - Southwestern Energy Co., T - AT&T Inc., VMC - Vulcan Materials Co., Apple Watch.
Market Volatility: Problem or Not?
Big 3-digit moves, in either direction, can be unsettling for investors, but should it be? Today's Stocks & Topics: HYGS - Hydrogenics Corp., Tech Buybacks, Jobs Report, CVX - Chevron Corp., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Trading, SKX - Skechers USA Inc. Cl...
A Healthy Investment Portfolio Or A Sick One
Underperformance is a symptom of problems with a portfolio's strategy and design. Today's Stocks & Topics: INSY - Insys Therapeutics Inc., Utilities Stocks, What Defines a Bubble, Tax Returns, SIRI - Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Callable Bond, AAPL -...
Are You Ready to Trade Foreign Currencies?
Foreign currency markets sounds sexy, sophisticated. It’s a different world from stocks and bonds for sure. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Net Worth vs. GDP, Bonds, IPOs, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Foreign Exchange Index Funds, LL -...
Blending Index and Active Strategies
Should I consider indexed or active products? The simple and important answer is: Both. Today's Stocks & Topics: Income & Retirement, Industrial Revolution in the U.S., Consumer Data, Housing Market, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADS, SLCA - U.S....
What Investments Should You Hold and at What Age?
Is there one rule that gives us clear asset allocation guidelines? Today's Stocks & Topics: POMBX - Pacific Funds Portfolio Optimization Moderate B, Economic News, Smart Money, Beanie Babies, CNP - CenterPoint Energy Inc., Master Limited Partnership,...
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