Buy or Wait When Prices Drop?10/18/14
With the stock market’s recent volatility, should I have a ready strategy to respond quickly? Today's Stocks & Topics: Day Trading, The Stock Market Always Crash, Retirement, What NOT To Buy At Costco, HAL - Halliburton Co., WWAV - WhiteWave Foods...
Why ‘Set It and Forget It’ Doesn’t Work
Investing for the long term is a sound idea, but another key element must be added: diversification, and that requires action. Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, Economic Calendar, QB, Chinese Banks, Shares, BX - Blackstone Group L.P., Retirement...
The Incredible Shrinking Mutual Fund Manager
Index funds are winning big, but there’s still a place for stock pros in your portfolio. Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio Range, Hardest Hit Sectors, Economic Data, Baby Boomers & Healthcare Cost, SMT - SMART Technologies Inc., CMI - Cummins Inc.
What's Next for Funds When the Fed Stops Buying Bonds?
A big change is nearly certain for investors soon. Few will be surprised, but some will be nervous. Today's Stocks & Topics: Are we in a Bear Market?, Spec Homes, Mortgage, Pension Funds, ABC - AmerisourceBergen Corp., CHRW - C.H. Robinson Worldwide...
Retirees in Search of Safety and Income
The temptation is to put everything into “safe” investments and live off of the income. Not that easy. Today's Stocks & Topics: Return on Equity, Gold, Oil Prices, Retirement, Investing, CVRR - CVR Refining L.P., CVRR - CVR Refining L.P., Internatinal...
The 6-Way Mutual Fund Test
Your'e thinking that the Morningstar ratings are enough, but there's more to know. Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Russia, Oil, 10 Safest High Yield Dividend Payers, CE - Celanese Corp. Series A, UN - Unilever N.V. ADS, 5 Year P.E....
Are You A Taker Or Seeker?
Two types of investors: One who's satisfied with a fair share return accepting a certain risk, and another who always wants more return with less risk. Today's Stocks & Topics: Portfolio Management, Mortgage Rates, Apple Inc., The Stock Market, COG -...
Why Penny Stocks Are Almost Always A Bad Idea?
"Wow! If I put $10,000 in that, I could turn it into $60,000 almost instantly!" Today's Stocks & Topics: Hutchinson Whampoa IPO, COP – ConocoPhillips, Real Estate, Roth IRA, Today’s Rally, China – Biggest Economy in the World, Interest Rates, CACC -...
Debt or Investing: Which Takes Priority?
Debt is costly. But, today, can you afford not to invest? Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Housing, Germany, Global Growth Outlook, Sectors, CREE - Cree Inc., BBY - Best Buy Co. Inc., LF - LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. Cl A, Railroads, The Stock Market.
The Difference Between A Full-Service And A Discount Broker
Should you go with the straightforward, cost-effective product, or opt for the pricier, more service-oriented experience? Today's Stocks & Topics: Social Security, China, Apple Computers Supplier, Peter Thiel – PayPal Founder, CNW - Con-way Inc.,...
A Closer Look at the Wisdom of Selling Now
If you read the advice on the Internet, you know that you should sell all your stocks right now - a billionaire predicts economic crisis beyond the Great Depression. Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing for Kids, IPOs, Energy Stocks, Bonds, Retirement,...
An Estate Planning Fact Check
Who needs a will? How much can you gift your children without a tax impact? Should you have a revocable living trust? Today's Stocks & Topics: Inverse Funds vs. Selling Short, Living Trust, OI - Owens-Illinois Inc., Price Range, Interview: Mark Powell...
Five Investing Tips for Ambitious College Students
Enriching a college education with a forward thinking plan for building wealth. Today's Stocks & Topics: Small Caps, Incomes, China, Roth IRA, Gold, Oil, Bonds, Financial Advisor, Redemption Fees, Earnings, Sectors.
How Human Capital Factors In Your Portfolio
For young to middle-aged investors, the importance of other asset classes pales in comparison to human capital. Today's Stocks & Topics: Margin Debt, Consumer Report, Personal Portfolio, China, TUP - Tupperware Brands Corp., Safe Investments, TTM -...
Is Good News Ever A Sign To Sell?
There are two responses to good news. How to tell which one is right for you. Today's Stocks & Topics: IRAs, Junk Bond Market, Home Sales, China, Bill Gross, SDRL - SeaDrill Ltd., IRR - Voya Natural Resources Equity Income Fund, Alternative Shares,...
6 Places Where You Can Retire On $1,250 A Month Or Less
If retirees are willing to leave the states behind, the savings can be substantial. Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Evaluation, China, Middle Age Mistakes, RCI - Rogers Communications Inc., Oil Companies, 529 Plan, FDX - FedEx Corp., Bill Gross, New...
Investing In Housing’s Rental Market
Some see a trend: More families looking to rent a home rather than buy. A real opportunity or a fast passing trend? Today's Stocks & Topics: Balancing, Refinancing, Equity, Durable Goods Report, Indexes, ETN - Eaton Corp. PLC, NRZ - New Residential...
5 Types Of Money Dummies and how to avoid becoming one
Some take on a lifestyle of ridiculous budgeting and spending practices without realizing just how wrong they are. You probably know of some of these people. You might be related to them. Today's Stocks & Topics: Annuities, DEST - Destination...
More Than One Institution Moves Away From Oil
How the divestiture more than $50 billion from portfolios with fossil fuel-related assets will affect energy stocks. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Companies and Debt, 5 Expenses You Dont Plan For, But Should, China, Class Action Lawsuits, UPL - Ultra...
How To Invest When The World Is In Chaos
As the geopolitical situation the world-over spins out of control, investors are questioning how best to position their investment portfolio for the global turmoil. Today's Stocks & Topics: Russell 2000, Real Estate Market, New ETFs, 5 Expenses You...
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