Are Investors Being Lulled Into a False Confidence?07/29/14
The Tech bubble of 2000 and the real estate meltdown of 2008 have faded in the rear-view mirror. Today's Stocks & Topics: MA - MasterCard Inc. Cl A, V - VISA Inc. Cl A, Home Sales, Fiscal House, Wells Fargo, WBC - WABCO Holdings Inc., Trading, YELP -...
5 Things We Want From Apple's SmartWatch
The iWatch (if that is in fact it's name) will be released this fall, likely in October. Today's Stocks & Topics: MTZ - MasTec Inc., Small Caps Stocks, 401k, Junk Food Companies, NUS - Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. Cl A, WSTG - Wayside Technology Group...
We're Flying Blind Investing For Retirement
Americans need to be saving more for retirement, but a new survey suggests they also need to be saving more intelligently. Today's Stocks & Topics: AAO - NAAON Inc., Global Outlook, Wage Growth, Home Sales Report, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.,...
Weighing the Risks of Investing in Energy Companies
A large pension fund manager worries about the risks of investing in companies that extract fossil fuels. Today's Stocks & Topics: SILC - Silicom Ltd., China, Emerging Markets, XLNX - Xilinx Inc., Dimensional Funds, CLF - Cliffs Natural Resources...
How The China Bubble Could Puncture U.S. Banks
A number of large banks have been trying to figure out if they were taken in a loan fraud scheme. Today's Stocks & Topics: COH - Coach Inc., CERN - Cerner Corp., Herbalife, Three-Day Work Week, The U.S. Economy, Earnings, CNI - Canadian National...
Knowing When To Leave
How can investors who want to avoid the next meltdown. Without an exit strategy you will lose at investing. Today's Stocks & Topics: NOV - National Oilwell Varco Inc., The Bond Market, Junk Bonds, Debt, Save Early and Often, KMP - Kinder Morgan Energy...
How To Get Less Stupid At Investing
If you want to improve your investing skills, one of the best things to do is surround yourself with people who disagree with you. Today's Stocks & Topics: KOG - Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., Toyota Fuel Cell Cars, Credit Cards, Total Free Cash Flow, VOC -...
How to Calculate the Value of an ETF
ETFs are a good way to get broad exposure to stocks, bonds or commodities without taking on specific risk, but calculating performance may be a bit tricky. Today's Stocks & Topics: Treasures, Housing, Microsoft Laid Offs, Base Book, New Toyota Fuel...
401(k) Investing Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Conservative investors aren’t taking enough risk in their retirement plans. Today's Stocks & Topics: XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., BP - BP PLC ADS, The Housing Recovery, IBM, Gold, SDRL - SeaDrill Ltd., FRAK - Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF,...
A New Way To Calculate Retirement
The author of this new book says, “I believe investing is relatively easy,” he writes. “It is much harder to save than invest.” Today's Stocks & Topics: NUAN - Nuance Communications Inc., Retail Sales for June, Big Banks, Online Job Seekers,...
Volatility Could Be in The Forecast
Earnings season is seen as the next catalyst for the market, and strategists mostly expect a decent quarter. But companies' outlooks could make or break the market's stride. Today's Stocks & Topics: ATW - Atwood Oceanics Inc., New worries at Wall...
One Investor's Success Story
She was really worried about her future when she pulled her money out of stocks in 2008, but this librarian can smile now. Today's Stocks & Topics: NFLX - Netflix Inc., The Stock Market, China & Apple Inc., INSY - Insys Therapeutics Inc., Reasons to...
Trends: Chinese Business Investing in Food
The shift is on to global agriculture - partnering with governments, multilateral organizations and institutional investors around the world. Today's Stocks & Topics: AFOP - Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc., Dollar Cost Average, The Stock Market,...
Do Municipal Bonds Add-up for YOU?
Many people in municipal bonds for tax reasons aren't doing the math. Today's Stocks & Topics: SWHC - Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., The Fed Meeting, Productivity Numbers, U.S. Brands that will Disappear, Investing in a Foreign Stock Market, Emerging...
Looking for Growth: India
Impact investments are expected to increase globally this year, with South Asia and Southeast Asia among the top target regions. Today's Stocks & Topics: BEN - Franklin Resources Inc., RGR - Sturm Ruger & Co., GDP Growth by State, Stocks Fall, GLF -...
What Should Dow 17,000 Mean To You?
With the Dow finishing above 17,000 for the first time, those on the outside are wondering if it's really too late to jump into the market. Today's Stocks & Topics: PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Great Brands Not Great Investments, Housing Market,...
Do Doubting Investors Signal Danger or Opportunity?
A new study shows equity ownership is at its lowest level since 1959. In a record breaking market? Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Accounts, M&A - Mergers and acquisitions, Inflation, Mortgage Bankers Association, Long Term Care Insurance,...
Beginner: Start Investing With Just $1 a Day
You don't need a fortune to start investing -- or to get back in the game. 5 steps can build confidence and help you figure out how to proceed. Today's Stocks & Topics: Moving Averages, Prices for the 4th of July, RYDAF - Royal Dutch Shell PLC A, TGT...
Does Your Portfolio Include Alternative Investments? Should It?
Hedge funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs), oil and gas partnerships, commodities – even investments in start-up companies. Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds & Gold, Capital Gain Taxes, Harley Davidson, Federal Gasoline Tax, 401k, Dividends,...
Time To Sell Your Junk
In finance, as in life, disaster doesn't always strike suddenly. There are usually warnings beforehand. Today's Stocks & Topics: VALE - Vale S.A. ADS, Games Revenue, Financial Freedom, Scams, AFOP - Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc., Roth 401k, POT -...
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