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  • To Sell Or Not To Sell @ Investopedia - 18 minutes ago

    Learn some tips on how to exit a position to the best of your advantage.

  • Long-Term Investing: Hot Or Not? @ Investopedia - 5 hours ago

    Forget the latest craze - you're more likely to succeed with a buy-and-hold strategy.

  • A Primer For Investing In Agriculture @ Investopedia - 6 hours ago

    In this article, we'll look at the agriculture sector and the different ways investors can approach it.

  • [$$] Quality ETFs Defy Definition @ Barrons.com - 13 hours ago

    "Quality stock investing" is the latest marketing meme in ETFs. "Quality is the stuff I own, and crap is the stuff I don't own," quips Doug Sandler who, as co-manager of the RiverFront Moderate Growth & Income fund (RMIAX), owns one of the 18 quality ETFs, most of which have launched in the past three years. Stocks are …

  • [$$] Where to Stash Your Cash @ Barrons.com - 13 hours ago

    After six months of steady outflows, retail investors abruptly poured $3.8 billion into money-market mutual funds in July, according to the Investment Company Institute, despite the fact that these funds are still paying -- quite literally -- nothing. "The math doesn't look good," says Christine Benz, Morningstar's director …

  • 3 Steps To A Profitable ETF Portfolio @ Investopedia - 14 hours ago

    Achieve your investing goals with this simple process.

  • Shifting Focus To Sector Allocation @ Investopedia - 14 hours ago

    Investing in sectors may trump international investments for providing diversification.

  • Start Saving With A Roth 401(k) @ Investopedia - 15 hours ago

    Here are the steps to take if you want to choose – and make the most of – a Roth 401(k) as you save for retirement.

  • 3 Tech Stocks on Traders' Radars @ TheStreet.com - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:56 PM EDT

    Here's how to trade some of the most active tech stocks on the market today.

  • 4 Big Stocks to Trade (or Not) @ TheStreet.com - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 2:47 PM EDT

    Here's how to trade some of the most active stocks on the market today.

  • Dependable names for uncertain times @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:24 PM EDT

    Regular readers will probably know that although this column goes under the Adventurous moniker, there are times when I like to be as unadventurous as possible. After all, the best way to make money is ...

  • Buy These Top 3 Buy-Rated Dividend Stocks Today: HR, NNN, SFUN @ TheStreet.com - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

  • How To Reduce Taxes On ETF Gains @ Investopedia - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    Boost your returns by learning the tax tricks and loopholes for your exchange-traded funds.

  • Top 4 Signs Of Over-Diversification @ Investopedia - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    Learn how to spot over-diversification in your portfolio and find out why some financial advisors are motivated to do it.

  • Burton Malkiel's Latest Advice for Investors @ Morningstar - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

    Patience, emerging-markets stocks, and municipal bonds.

  • Why are you risking your money in the first place? @ MarketWatch - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:16 AM EDT

    Here's a neat trick you should use to think about your money, your portfolios, and your entire net worth.

  • Moving Average Crossover Alert: Arcos Dorados (ARCO) Zacks - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:12 AM EDT

    Moving Average Crossover Alert: Arcos Dorados (ARCO)

  • Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Citi Trends, BJ's Restaurants and Lithia Motors

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: China Petroleum and Chemical, Qihoo 360, Cninsure, Yingli Green Energy Holding and Trina Solar

  • Don't Dump On The Dogs @ Investopedia - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    Just because a stock is in a slump doesn't mean it's time to sell. Some value managers make a living by investing in "dogs."

  • How to save for retirement while in your 20s Bankrate.com - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    I'm interested in individual retirement accounts. What should I look for and with whom should I start the conversation on retirement savings?

  • Weave Your Own Retirement Safety Net @ Investopedia - Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:00 AM EDT

    Build savings to support yourself in case pension plans and Social Security fall through.

  • Emerging Market at 3-year High: 3 ETFs Worth A Look Zacks - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:59 PM EDT

    Compelling valuations, political reforms and hopes of a QE in the Euro zone are leading to the surge in emerging markets stocks.

  • Three reasons why I like target funds: Jerry Lynch @ CNBC - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:51 PM EDT

    Here are three reasons why financial advisor Jerry Lynch likes target-date funds.

  • Good Time to Buy Avago Technology? @ Fox Business - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:01 PM EDT

    Can Avago Technology and Weatherford International make you money?

  • Abbott: A Brighter Future GuruFocus.com - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 2:13 PM EDT

    In this article, let's take a look at Abbott Laboratories (ABT), a $64.06 billion market cap company, which is a diversified health care products company that is now focused on nutritionals, diagnostics, ...

  • How To Use The Top Yahoo! Finance Tools @ Investopedia - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

    Yahoo has a set of tools that rival the professional ones so individuals are not at a disadvantage. Here is a guide for investors to find the top tools.

  • Don't Miss Out: Top 3 Yielding Buy-Rated Stocks: AI, SBR, PNNT @ TheStreet.com - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    These 3 dividend stocks are rated a Buy by TheStreet

  • An Amazing Chemical Company (and more) GuruFocus.com - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 10:48 AM EDT

    In this article, let's take a look at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD), a $60.34 billion market cap company, which is a broadly diversified company and is the second-largest U.S.

  • Moving Average Crossover Alert: American Software (AMSWA) Zacks - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:45 AM EDT

    Moving Average Crossover Alert: American Software (AMSWA)

  • Style Drift Can Hurt Mutual Fund Returns @ Investopedia - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 5:00 AM EDT

    Small, gradual changes in a portfolio manager's stated strategies can be a big risk for investors.

  • Bull of the Day: AmTrust (AFSI) Zacks - Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:00 AM EDT

    This insurer still offers investors attractive upside potential.

  • Buying Stocks When The Price Goes Down: Big Mistake? @ Investopedia - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but when it is used carelessly, it can amount to throwing money away.

  • The Cost And Consequences Of Bad Investment Advice @ Investopedia - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

    Is your advisor working for you, or for him/herself? Find how to tell the difference.

  • Essential Retirement Tips for Boomers @ Fox Business - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:30 PM EDT

    Retirement planning can easily become an overwhelming process, but here's some tips to reduce some of the anxiety.

  • 6 Really Bad and Sad Portfolio Types ETFguide - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 5:23 PM EDT

    We live in a Golden Era of misaligned investment portfolios. These are rogue, poorly designed portfolios (401k, IRA, Roth IRA, UGMA, 529 plans, etc.) that are architecturally unsound. And for whatever ...

  • Stocks Are Red Hot. Investors Are Cold Sober Bloomberg - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 4:15 PM EDT

    The stock market ain't the party it used to be. Yet the mood among investors is dour and businesslike. "People are still worried," says William Rutherford, who runs his own investment firm in Portland, Oregon. The mood was exuberant and more than a little crazy: In the first 70 days of 2000 alone, the Nasdaq Composite …

  • With S&P at 2,000, Investor Vertigo Is a Healthy Sign @ Bloomberg - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 4:15 PM EDT

    The stock market ain't the party it used to be. Yet the mood among investors is dour and businesslike. As the S&P 500 Index reaches 2,000, part of a worldwide rally that's brought global stocks to an unprecedented $66 trillion in value, advisers say their clients aren't celebrating. "People are still worried," says William …

  • Home Depot Consistently Increased Its Dividend; Is It Enough? GuruFocus.com - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

    In this article, let's take a look at The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), a $125.31 billion market cap company, which is the world's largest home improvement retailer.

  • Taxation Rules For Bond Investors @ Investopedia - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Several factors affect the taxable interest that must be reported. Learn more here.

  • 5 Stocks With Big Insider Buying @ TheStreet.com - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

    Insiders at these companies have been scooping up shares of their own stock lately.

  • Price to Earnings Ratios Mislead Investors @ Forbes - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:48 AM EDT

    Its pleasing simplicity and ease of application make the price to earnings (P/E) ratio one of the most commonly used valuation metrics in the world. Almost every financial website, from Bloomberg to Google Finance, puts the P/E near the top of the page, right near the stock price and market [...]

  • An Emerging Markets ETF to the Core ETF Trends - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: IEMG) debuted in October 2012 as part of the first wave of iShares core ETFs geared toward cost-conscious investors. Although IEMG is still two months ...

  • In truth, it's alarming whenever a person's investment portfolio has subpar performance. Simply put, if a person's investment portfolio can't perform well during favorable periods, how can they expect to do well during less favorable times? This week's portfolio report card is for Charles in Sweetwater, Oklahoma. Charles …

  • Revive Your Portfolio @ Investopedia - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Increase your annual returns by rebalancing your investments now.

  • QuickLogic (QUIK): Moving Average Crossover Alert Zacks - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:53 AM EDT

    QuickLogic (QUIK): Moving Average Crossover Alert

  • Moving Average Crossover Alert: Intrexon (XON) Zacks - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:52 AM EDT

    Moving Average Crossover Alert: Intrexon (XON)

  • 5 Reasons To Trade Bonds @ Investopedia - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 8:00 AM EDT

    Investors can find great financial opportunities in the bonds markets.

  • 11 Ways to Play Emerging Markets @ Morningstar - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 7:00 AM EDT

    Emerging markets look relatively inexpensive right now. Here are Morningstar analysts' best ideas.

  • Why women should think differently about retirement planning Consumer Reports - Wed, Aug 27, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

    A healthy man of 65 has a 40 percent likelihood of living to age 85, the Society of Actuaries reports, but for a 65-year-old woman, the odds are better than even. Women live longer, so they need ...

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