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  • The stock market roller coaster is back. The Dow and S&P 500 shed over 4% in December before rebounding sharply this week. Take your pick of what to be most concerned about: cheap oil, a flat-lining Europe, ...

  • Physical Precious Metals: Tips to Avoid Tarnishing Your Portfolio

    Precious metals are notorious for price movements that can pique investor interest during upswings and downswings alike. If you are thinking that now is the time to invest in physical precious metals such as silver, gold or maybe palladium or platinum, be aware of the risks involved. Enforcement actions by the Commodity …

  • At the end of 2013, 65% of 20-somethings had more than 80% of their 401(k)s invested in stocks, up from the 48% who were so stock heavy at the end of 2007.

  • How to Invest an Inheritance @ Money - 15 hours ago

    Q: I’m 22 years old and inherited quite a bit of money from a parent who passed away. What is the best thing to do with the money in terms of investing and long-term growth? — Val Step One: Before all ...

  • In honor of the final episode of “The Colbert Report,” MarketWatch highlights investing lessons that can be gleaned from the long-running satirical TV show.

  • Profit From Holiday Spending With This ETF @ Investopedia - 16 hours ago

    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one of the primary beneficiaries.

  • Forbes has been interviewing some of the nearly 1000 Marketocracy members who have outperformed the top mutual fund manager for the past decade. How can individual investors beat the best Wall Street has to offer? Let me introduce you to 5 of them and let them tell you in their own words.

  • Large exposures in South Africa, Brazil, and Chile have weighed on the performance of this fund.

  • The trading panel discussed energy companies, Nike and other retailers.

  • The EMB Emerging Market Bond ETF: Use Caution @ Investopedia - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 6:34 PM EST

    Investing in emerging market bonds might sound creative and fun, but sometimes it’s more profitable in keeping it simple and close to home.

  • W.W. Grainger Should Be a Profitable Investment - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 5:10 PM EST

    In this article, let's take a look at W.W. Grainger, Inc (GWW), a $16.92 billion market cap company, which is the largest global distributor of industrial and commercial supplies, such as hand tools, electric ...

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Wherever you go, there you are Reuters - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 4:41 PM EST

    Here is the thing about investing: wherever you go, there you are. Which is another way of saying that we carry our problems, weaknesses and foibles as investors around with us, no matter how we approach ...

  • Value Won't Be Enough To Save Emerging Markets Next Year @ Forbes - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 4:08 PM EST

    Emerging markets are risky business. It´s become increasingly difficult for investors to play these markets passively through index funds like ETFs. Pick a country, and you might get a wrong. It´s a stock pickers world. But top down investors know that sometimes a stock is cheap for a reason: the

  • Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue? @ Investopedia - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 2:30 PM EST

    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market is headed.

  • The $3.6 trillion U.S. municipal bond market had a blockbuster year when it came to returns, beating many analysts' expectations. Supply contracted sharply in the first half of 2014, helping drive up prices. ...

  • Garmin Is Somewhat Expensive At These Levels - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 2:16 PM EST

    In this article, let's take a look at Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), a $10.32 billion market cap company that provides navigation, communications and information devices for the aviation, marine, general recreation, ...

  • 8 Smart Tax Moves for Investors US News - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:09 PM EST

    Good investors are good tax planners. Tax planning isn't as fun as investing -- or fun at all -- but it helps you keep as much of that hard-won investment income as possible. Dan Solin, a wealth advisor ...

  • What is a good interest coverage ratio? @ Investopedia - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:10 AM EST

    Learn the importance of the interest coverage ratio, one of the primary debt ratios analysts use to evaluate a company's financial health.

  • Emerging Market ETFs Look Cheap ETF Trends - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    Investors who are seeking cheaper plays in today’s markets will have to look to emerging market exchange traded funds where valuations are more attractive than U.S. equities. “There’s a of ...

  • What to Do When Everything Looks Expensive @ Forbes - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 9:25 AM EST

    Is Apple stock cheaper than IBM’s? How do high yield municipal bonds compare to corporate high yield? Are stocks in Europe cheap compared to stocks in the U.S.? Questions like these are on every active investor’s mind at the moment, and for good reason: Everything looks a bit expensive at the

  • Before Interest Rates Rise, Revisit Your Bond Holdings US News - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 8:31 AM EST

    When it comes to headlines, it's bonds, bonds and more bonds. You may be wondering, "Why have I been hearing so much about bonds lately?" Chances are the chitchat was closely linked to rumors ...

  • Buyinb Facebook Stock, A Beginner's Guide @ Investopedia - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:01 PM EST

    This straightforward guide helps the novice investor feel more adept at buying a stock, such as Facebook (FB).

  • A Closer Look at Facebook's Fundamentals - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 4:18 PM EST

    In this article, let's take a look at Facebook (FB), a $208.22 billion market cap company, which is one of the world's largest Internet companies, based on users and market capitalization.

  • Ready to Follow Ray Dalio on this Stock - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:07 PM EST

    In this article, let's take a look at Fiserv, Inc. (FISV), a $16.85 billion market cap company that is a leading provider of technology to financial services companies.

  • 4 Sector ETFs Nearing Support Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:05 PM EST

    The current pullback from the early December high has the S&P 500 down 5 percent and below its 50-day moving average for the first time since October. While the close below the moving average for the second ...

  • Top Forex Trading Apps @ Investopedia - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:01 PM EST

    A brief overview of the top apps that help forex traders with on time information, charts and more.

  • Top Stock Market Apps For News Or Trading Or Both! @ Investopedia - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:01 PM EST

    When it comes to managing finances and tracking the markets on the go, there are a number of excellent apps that can be downloaded and installed onto your mobile device.

  • 15 Investing Ideas for 2015 US News - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 2:05 PM EST

    Ring in the new year with a portfolio refresh. No sooner do Christmas and the holidays disappear that you realize it's time to make another list and check it twice: investment resolutions for 2015 . If ...

  • Don't make emerging markets your investing blind spot Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:58 PM EST

    Performance and diversification properties make them good supporting players for most portfolios.

  • 3 reasons to expect you'll lose to S&P 500 in 2014 CNBC - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:58 AM EST
    Finding peace and happiness in mediocre returns

    Your stock portfolio isn't on track to beat the S&P 500 this year? Well done, says financial advisor Mitch Goldberg.

  • Retirement: 7 financial goals for the end of the year @ USA TODAY - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:32 AM EST

    A little time spent at the end of the year can make your retirement easier.

  • This Company Focuses on Consumer Preferences in the Entire World - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    In this article, let's take a look at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (EL), a $27.71 billion market cap company that is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of skin care, makeup and fragrance ...

  • Rob Arnott: Emerging Markets Are Worth the Risk @ Bloomberg - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    Everybody loves a good story. But when people invest based on those stories, they can lose money, says Rob Arnott. The 60-year-old founder and chairman of Research Affiliates prefers to stick to the data. ...

  • Shorting Pinnacle’s stock could be difficult to cover Market Realist - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:45 AM EST

    The short-interest ratio for Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) dropped from 13 days as of October 31, 2014, to five days as of November 14, 2014.

  • Portfolio Analysis: An Adventurous $496,000 Investment Plan US News - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:09 AM EST

    All investment portfolios are comparable to a novel, where each individual chooses their own personal genre and classification. If your investment portfolio were a novel, what genre would it be: adventure, ...

  • 3 key questions to ask when investing in U.S. equities Morningstar - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:00 AM EST

    Answering these questions can help you build a U.S. equity portfolio you can live with for many years.

  • What does Long Position Mean? @ Investopedia - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:50 PM EST

    In the investing world, a long position refers to having a positive investment balance in a stock, bond, commodity, etc. This is done by simply buying and owning the investment. For example, a person who ...

  • Interested In West African Debt? Look Here First @ Investopedia - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:01 PM EST

    Promising high yields that the Eurozone and U.S. can't match, West African sovereign debt has caught the attention of savvy investors.

  • Are Advisors Off Alternatives? @ Investopedia - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:56 PM EST

    With stocks surging, financial advisers and their wealthy clients are asking why they should continue to bother with poorly performing alternatives.

  • Get your portfolio ready for 2015 and beyond - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:12 PM EST

    I don't know where to invest in today's environment. Stocks seem overvalued and vulnerable to a crash. If I buy bonds, I'll lose when interest rates go up. Is there any place I can earn a decent return ...

  • 6 Ways To Play The 'Harvesting Super-Cycle' Benzinga - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 4:07 PM EST

    On December 15, investment bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS ) issued a research note titled "Cash In On the Harvesting Super-Cycle," initiating coverage on six U.S. publicly traded private equity ...

  • Edwards Lifesciences a Gold Standard in the Market - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 2:36 PM EST

    In this article, let's take a look at Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (EW), a $13.62 billion market cap company that makes and markets a comprehensive line of products and services to treat late-stage cardiovascular ...

  • American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) stock is sinking today after three executive members of the REIT stepped down.

  • The risk of relying too much on CDs - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:00 AM EST

    CD Rates The Risk Of Leaving Too Much Money In CDs Are you investing to not lose money rather than to earn it -- staying in the slow lane, sticking with certificates of deposit, inching your way to modest ...

  • Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks @ Investopedia - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 6:00 PM EST

    The fact that a green chip is not yet a blue chip should not alarm investors, but they need to be aware of the differences and challenges that can arise from assuming these are durable companies with sustainable ...

  • What is the difference between interest coverage ratio and DSCR? @ Investopedia - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 5:25 PM EST

    Understand the basics of the interest coverage ratio and the debt-service coverage ratio, including calculations and how each type reflects financial stability.

  • The Long-Term Investing Fallacy ETFguide - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 3:07 PM EST

    The financial services industry likes to preach the benefits of compounding returns and long-term investing. Have they overstated or even misstated their cause? It’s common for industry types to illustrate ...

  • Cambria Debuts U.S. ETF with Zero Management Fee Zacks - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1:07 PM EST

    Cambria is the first to launch an ETF without a management fee.

  • India: Bonds Attract Foreign Cash, Analyst Jailed For Stock Report @ - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:56 PM EST

    Indian equities have been making a comeback in recent weeks, as data points have fueled optimism among investors that stocks are undervalued. Yet while the spotlight is on the stock market, India’s bonds ...

  • Equity real estate investment trust (REIT) exchange traded funds (ETFs) are an easy way for investors to allocate a portion of their portfolios to the institutional-quality commercial real estate asset ...

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