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  • [$$] Fed Dims Emerging Markets' Allure @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Fears of higher U.S. interest rates are prompting fund managers to cut back on investments in emerging markets.

  • Thinking of a career as an investment banker or a trader? Then you'd better know the difference!

  • Who Benefits From Retirement Annuities @ Investopedia - 9 hours ago

    Annuities guarantee some degree of fixed income in retirement. But is the security worth the fees and less favorable tax treatment? How to decide.

  • As volatility picks up, exchange traded funds that track a covered call strategy may help investors diversify a portfolio and augment their income generation. On the recent webcast, Using Options to Maximize ...

  • Kevin Matras explains why looking for stocks with upgraded broker ratings can upgrade your portfolio to a whole new level. Highlighted stocks include CAM, MU, AKRX, JLL and DTSI.

  • In today’s bond linkfest, we have links to columns discussing difficulties in the corporate-bond market, another on whether or not junk bonds pose a threat to stocks, and more.

  • A Good Stock to Buy: Micron Technologies GuruFocus.com - 13 hours ago

    In this article, let's take a look at Micron Technology, Inc (MU), a $31.74 billion market cap company, which is a manufacturer of semiconductor memory products, including DRAM and NAND flash memory, as ...

  • Everyone's clamoring for the mother of all IPOs. But here's why bank stocks are a better bet.

  • Omega Healthcare (OHI) Enters Oversold Territory

  • La Jolla (LJPC) is Oversold: Can It Recover?

  • Alere (ALR) is Overbought: Is A Drop Coming?

  • 3 Ways to Maximize Your 401(k) US News - 17 hours ago

    The 401(k) is quickly becoming more versatile and able to meet long-term retirement needs. By following these rules, you will get the most out of your plan today and put yourself in the best position in retirement.

  • How To Build Your Own Mutual Fund @ Investopedia - 17 hours ago

    Creating your own mutual fund can save you the fees that cut into your profits. Find out how.

  • A 401(k) fund most retirement savers still can't get

    An industry expert explains his big change of heart over adding ETFs to a retirement plan. It's not just marketing hype; 401(k)s do need ETFs.

  • Profit From Market Misunderstandings @ Investopedia - 19 hours ago

    By learning to identify these key trends, investors can make exceptional risk-adjusted returns.

  • Major Blunders In Portfolio Construction @ Investopedia - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Do you have the best mix of investments? Find out how to make sure.

  • Should You Buy Stock Or An ETF? @ Investopedia - Tue, Sep 16, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Not all investors are the same. By the same token, not all investment types are suited for each individual investor.

  • Diversify with Covered Call ETFs in a Tepid Market ETF Trends - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 2:04 PM EDT

    Covered call exchange traded fund strategies provide a great way to diversify in a slow growth market and generate some extra cash. In the upcoming webcast, Using Options to Maximize Returns , Jon Najarian, ...

  • An Introduction To The Relative Strength Index @ Investopedia - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    Learn the difference between relative strength and the relative strength index, a frequently used technical analysis oscillator.

  • Top 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: AI, FGP, TCRD @ TheStreet.com - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:31 AM EDT

    These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

  • How to throw away a fortune @ MarketWatch - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

    Ready to waste money? Here are some surefire strategies.

  • Portfolio Analysis: A $960,598 Trust Dragged Down by Cost US News - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:56 AM EDT

    My latest portfolio report card is for TBM in Austin, Texas. His father left him and his sister around $960,000 in a family trust. TBM asked me to take a look and here's what I found: His family trust consists of 21 mutual funds, five exchange-traded funds, one exchange-traded note and is managed by a financial advisor. …

  • CenterState Banks (CSFL): Moving Average Crossover Alert Zacks - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 7:58 AM EDT

    CenterState Banks (CSFL): Moving Average Crossover Alert

  • PolyOne (POL) Is in Oversold Territory: What's Next? Zacks - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 7:57 AM EDT

    PolyOne (POL) Is in Oversold Territory: What's Next?

  • Stock Ratings: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly @ Investopedia - Mon, Sep 15, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Stock ratings are both loved and reviled. Find out why they deserve equal measures of both.

  • The Generation Gap @ Investopedia - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.

  • The Bear On Bonds @ Investopedia - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    Bond investing is a stable and low-risk way to diversify a portfolio. However, knowing which types of bonds are right for you is not always easy.

  • Event-Linked Bonds: Competing Against A Catastrophe @ Investopedia - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    These debt instruments can blow new wind into your portfolio, but only if you can handle the risk.

  • How To Include ETFs In A Client's 401(k) @ Investopedia - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Learn how ETFs can solve an advisor's litigation and fee disclosure fears.

  • Are You Prepared for a Market Correction? @ Morningstar - Sun, Sep 14, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    There's never a bad time to ensure you have a storm management plan for your portfolio.

  • AdviceIQ: Sizing up your 401(k) @ USA TODAY - Sat, Sep 13, 2014 7:48 AM EDT

    Many factors help you evaluate your plan, including total expenses, investment options, guidance and company match.

  • 5 tips for college students interested in investing @ USA TODAY - Sat, Sep 13, 2014 6:15 AM EDT

    Experts advise you to pay off your debts and start educating yourself on investing.

  • Fed change unlikely to blunt equities' appeal over bonds Reuters - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:21 PM EDT
    A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange

    The recent wobbly stretch in both stocks and bonds may persist for the short term if the U.S. Federal Reserve next week lives up to expectations and signals the days of near-zero interest rates are numbered, but it is unlikely to tip valuation scales in favor of bonds any time soon. Anxiety over the two-day Fed policy …

  • The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans @ Investopedia - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.

  • The recent wobbly stretch in both stocks and bonds may persist for the short term if the U.S. Federal Reserve next week lives up to expectations and signals the days of near-zero interest rates are numbered, but it is unlikely to tip valuation scales in favor of bonds any time soon. Anxiety over the two-day Fed policy …

  • Why You Need More International Stocks @ Investopedia - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 2:20 PM EDT

    Despite the benefits of global stocks, most investors never stray from their home nations when it comes to portfolio construction.

  • Run Your Portfolio Like A Hedge Fund Manager StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    As I was perusing my morning news feed, I came across an appalling amount of headlines about the ever-dreaded 'correction.' While there is value in some of these articles, the majority provide no

  • First Trust Launches Long-Short ETF for Uncertain Market Zacks - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 12:34 PM EDT

    First Trust is putting out a new long short ETF to give investors a new option in uncertain markets.

  • My Secret 401(k) @ Forbes - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 9:27 AM EDT

    Since I'm essentially self-employed, I still need to save for retirement. Nobody else is going to do it for me. Years ago, I set up a 401(k) for myself. You're probably thinking: Aren't those only offered by employers? Well, yes. In that case, it's me. The secret about a self, or "solo" [...]

  • Moving Average Crossover Alert: Gray Television (GTN) Zacks - Fri, Sep 12, 2014 8:41 AM EDT

    Moving Average Crossover Alert: Gray Television (GTN)

  • No India Bears Unsettles Options Trader Who Foresaw Rally @ Bloomberg - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 9:31 PM EDT

    Just four months ago, hedge fund manager Supreeth Shankarghal predicted the only way for India stocks to go was up. The manager of $100 million in options at QF Assets Ltd. in Bangalore, whose call in May preceded a 13 percent rally in the S&P BSE Sensex, says stock investors are underestimating risks after valuations …

  • Massive Hedge Fund Failures @ Investopedia - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

    Flying high one day but not the next - see the stories behind some spectacular meltdowns.

  • Digging Deeper: The Mutual Fund Prospectus @ Investopedia - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

    The legal jargon of this document can be daunting. Find out how to get to the important stuff.

  • Build Your Own Retirement Plan @ Investopedia - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 6:20 PM EDT

    A step-by-step guide to planning for your retirement. The sooner you start, the easier it will be to build a good cushion for your future.

  • Smart Investors Lock In Profits When They Grow 20% To 25% Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 5:27 PM EDT

    As a young stockbroker trying to figure out the market in the 1950s to early 1960s, Bill O'Neil made an important observation. He noticed that stocks tend to rise from a proper base, advance 20% to 25%, ...

  • The short answer? No. The long answer? It depends.The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is calculated as a stock's current share price divided by its earnings per share (EPS) for a twelve-month period ...

  • Frontier Funds—Travel With Care Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 1:20 PM EDT
    Frontier Funds—Travel With Care

    "Frontier funds" that invest in securities of companies in countries with developing securities markets—like Argentina, Lebanon, Nigeria, Slovenia and Vietnam—are gaining investor attention. Some see investing in frontier funds as a way to diversify assets—going beyond funds that invest in established international and …

  • Net Worth Nosedive: Can You Still Retire? @ Investopedia - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    If a dip in the economy has you worried about retirement, you still have options.

  • Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments @ Investopedia - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.

  • Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You? @ Investopedia - Thu, Sep 11, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    This specialty vehicle offers dramatic results, but can also magnify risk.

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