Questions Every Investor Should Be Asking In 201501/24/15
Preparation is still a vital ingredient in enjoying strong returns. Today's Stocks & Topics: No Mortgage in Retirement, Economic Reports, The Fed & Interest Rates, China’s GDP, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Volatility Index, TMF - Direxion Daily 20+ Year...
Starting A Portfolio From Zero
Like choosing a wardrobe, when you build a portfolio, it's got to fit. Today's Stocks & Topics: Returns, Commodities, Google’s Wireless Services, Remodeling Your Home, CELG - Celgene Corp., BTU - Peabody Energy Corp., ETN - Eaton Corp. PLC, ETF vs....
Why Indexers Usually Beat Stock Pickers
Too many investors practice 'loss aversion' - selling when they see the stock markets collapse - this can contribute to losses and lower returns. Today's Stocks & Topics: Credit Unions, Negative Interest Rates, QE in Europe, China & iPhone Plus, HP -...
Should Your Retirement Portfolio Be More Exposed to the World?
When investors focus only on U.S. equities, they ignore half of the world's stocks. Today's Stocks & Topics: SAP - SAP SE ADS, Unemployment Claims, China GDP, Bullish Stocks, Deflation & Interest Rates, Yield Curve, SWI - SolarWinds Inc., SWN -...
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, Russia, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, ETFs, 401k,...
China Beckons American Investors
The world's hottest stock exchange is made of securities that neither you, nor your favorite manager or index fund, has ever bought. Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend Reinvestment, Copper, Social Security, Collapsing Prices, FCX - Freeport-McMoRan...
How Investments Could Fare If Deflation Fears Worsen
With a sustained decline in prices for goods and services, the rules of the investing game change. Today's Stocks & Topics: KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc., Volatility, Day Trading, Swing Trading, Low Paying Jobs, CCF - Chase Corp., Private Equity Trust, The...
The Boom and Bust of Cheaper Oil
What is all the concern surrounding oil, and why are markets apparently moving to the oil beat? Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Per Share, SO - Southern Co., Retail Sales, Federal Reserve Beige Book, Lifetime Interest, NLY - Annaly Capital...
3 Lies Young Investors Tell Themselves
These can be some of the most powerful investing years of your life, but wrong ideas get in the way. Today's Stocks & Topics: A Funds, Cheap Oil, World Bank, Successful Retirees, DISCA - Discovery Communications Inc. Series A, Home Builders, VHT -...
Smart 401(k) Investing - Rebalancing Your Portfolio
Take another look, you may find that your asset allocation no longer provides the balance of growth and return that you want. Today's Stocks & Topics: Futures, Earnings Season, Oil, Retirement, Investments, Oil, TWTR - Twitter Inc., GBX - Greenbrier...
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?,...
Tactics for Combating Low Bond Yields
The ongoing drip-drop downward of interest rates has sent fixed-income investors scrambling in all different directions. Today's Stocks & Topics: Healthcare Industry, Social Security Changes, Housing Market, Tax Preparation, 401k to IRA, IBM -...
Six Investment Mistakes To Avoid In 2015
From investing on emotion to chasing past returns . . . if you follow what feels good you are usually going to do the wrong thing.Today's Stocks & Topics: Coverdell I-R-A, Live Debt Free, Avoiding IRA Mistakes, Slow Down Aging, Moving Average, Roth...
Trends That Could Impact Your 2015
The year saw significant changes in the investment landscape. How will those shape what you do in 2015? Today's Stocks & Topics: Tracking ETFs, AAPL - Apple Inc., Strong Dollar, Bear Market & Crude Oil, CHL - China Mobile Ltd., EA - Electronic Arts...
Will 2015 Be A Year Of Change?
Investors speak out about fixing bad habits for 2015. For others it's all about staying the course. Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Dish Network, Predictions for 2015, ETFs, DON - WisdomTree Trust MidCap Dividend, USO - United States Oil Fund...
Are You Overestimating The Market?
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, First Time Investor, Net Income, Mutual Funds vs. ETFs, Life...
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: Earnings Projections, Dividends, Swiss Announce Negative Interest Rates, Reverse Mortgage,...
Don't Repeat the Same Investing Mistakes Next Year
If you are like many investors, your returns this year weren't what they could have been. Here are some of the possible reasons. Today's Stocks & Topics: Old Stocks, IRA Rules, Interest Rates, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., ORCL - Oracle Corp., Exchange...
Investors Feeling Cocky at End of 2014
It's almost fair to believe that a monkey, throwing darts at different asset classes, would have assembled a decent portfolio this year. Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Funds, Index Funds, Biggest Money Mistakes, Don’t Buy Last Year’s Winners, LL -...
Warren Buffett - The Difference Between Stock Trading and Investing
So often we think there's no difference between stock trading and investing. But Warren Buffett wants us to think again. Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, Home Improvements, Greece, 10 things not to buy in 2015, Target Date Funds, Retirement, TCP -...
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