Are You Overestimating The Market?12/20/14
The average investor believes this has been a particularly powerful bull market in stocks this year. Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Reverse Mortgage & Retirement, Sectors in 2015, AAPL - Apple Inc., DLR - Digital Realty Trust Inc., First Time...
Pay off your mortgage or invest?
In the perennial personal finance debate over whether you should pay off your mortgage or invest your savings, some take a firm stand. Today's Stocks & Topics: Swiss Announce Negative Interest Rates, Reverse Mortgage, 5 Questions to Predict if Your...
How to Make The Best Use of the 'Time' Factor
The element of time can nearly always trump all other investing factors, and can dictate the makeup of your portfolio. Today's Stocks & Topics: Sitting Dollars, 5 Questions to Predict if Your Will Be a Millionaire, Gold, Where is the Big Money?, CHTRX...
The Investing Secrets of Billionaires
It's not exactly exciting, but it's a proven strategy: Hit a lot of 'singles' and 'doubles'. Today's Stocks & Topics: Limited Partnership, Why Not to Trust Annuities, Fall of Prices, Retirement at 62, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, UL - Unilever PLC ADS, PG -...
Is Your Mutual Fund Liquid Enough?
Mutual funds are intended to be mom-and-pop financial products - easy to buy and easy to sell, quickly. Today's Stocks & Topics: Return on Investment & Real Estate, Empire State Index, Oil Prices, GNRC - Generac Holdings Inc., NGLS - Targa Resources...
How To Invest In Bonds
Bonds can offer capital preservation. Unless the company goes bankrupt, you can be certain you'll get back your orignal investment. Today's Stocks & Topics: Right Time to Invest, Bad Economy?, Oil Prices & The Stock Market, Year End Taxes, TZA -...
Self-Directed IRA: The Right Move For You?
To understand whether a self-directed IRA is right for you, you must first understand exactly what it is – and isn’t - and how to avoid the pitfalls.Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Prices, Airlines ETFs, Retail Sales, Gas Prices, Financial Plan for...
Are 401(k) Plans Setting Up Millennials for Pain?
Target date funds could be steering some toward a date with disaster.Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, Penicillin, Retail Sales, RIO - Rio Tinto PLC ADS, U.S. Debt, Fracking, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, Closed-End...
4-Step Checklist to Evaluate Any Mutual Fund.
There's a whole list of mutual funds offered in your 401(k) plan. Which ones you should trust with your retirement savings? Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, Mortgages, Ideal Budget, Jeffrey Gundlach, Oil & Gold Investments, IRDM - Iridium...
7 Steps to Start Investing as a Millennial
Among stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and more, it can be difficult for young investors to decide. Today's Stocks & Topics: Institutional Ownership, Oil Industry, Tech Sector, Direct Purchase Plan, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, Oil & Energy Stocks, CPRT...
Is It The Right Time For REITs?
Since mid-2009 through today REITs have returned around 214% compared with 151% for the S&P 500 and 149% for the Russell 2000. Today's Stocks & Topics: Yukos Restitutions, Oil Reserves in the U.S., U.S. Debt, 10 Biggest Risks to the Stock Market in...
Companies Taking More Risk In Search of Yield
Amid low interest rates and money market reforms, companies seek better returns on their cash. Should investors be paying attention? Today's Stocks & Topics: HE - Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., PG - Procter & Gamble Co., 30 Year Mortgage, China...
The Dangers of Investing Outside the Box
Nontraditional or alternative investments are becoming increasingly popular, but are investors sufficiently informed? Today's Stocks & Topics: Junk Bonds, World’s Five Most Corrupt Countries, CXW - Corrections Corp. of America, Six Ways to Increase...
4 Ways Diversification Can Hurt Your Portfolio
With hyper-diversified portfolios, investors can be lulled into a false sense of security. Today's Stocks & Topics: Long Term Care Insurance, OPEC, Oil Drillers, Oil Prices, EVEP - EV Energy Partners L.P., TEL - TE Connectivity Ltd., QCOM - Qualcomm...
How To Build A Long-Term Mutual Fund Portfolio
Not all asset classes or investment vehicles are suitable -- and for good reason.Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Prices, Japan, Black Friday, LYB - LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, CVS - CVS...
A Leash On The Bull
Why you should invest cautiously despite all the talk about the mother of all bull runs.Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Advisors, Germany & The Recession, U.S. Oil, Investing, How to Succeed in Any Market, Long Short Equity Funds, Stock Evaluation,...
5 Steps to Rebalance Your Portfolio
Instead of breaking down your assets by account, maybe you should think of them all as one big pie.Today's Stocks & Topics: A Share Mutual Funds, Part Time Workers, Wal-Mart, Foreclosure, Bank Stocks, Stocks Investing, Pull Back, Trading, I-R-As, How...
Investing in Emerging Market Real Estate
Increasing global economic integration makes the opportunities in international real estate investment more compelling than ever before.Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Dividends, George Mitchell, State Capitalism, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., Roth IRA,...
Why The Average Investor's Return Is So low
The latest data shows an average blend of equities and fixed-income mutual funds has garnered only a 2.6% net return.Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, 12B1, OPEC, Record iPhone Demand for the Holyday Season, Mortgage, State Capitalism, INTC -...
What Men and Women Could Teach Each Other About Investing
One gender simply outperforms the other at investing. By a full 2% points. Why?Today's Stocks & Topics: Reversion to the Mean, 401k Allocation, Big Investors & Housing Market, Retirement Benefits in 2015, VA - Virgin America Inc., Oil, TRUE - TrueCar...
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