Investing advice and commentary - MSN Money expert investing advice and learn from top financial commentaries on MSN Money.2011 Microsoften-us60currency, exchange traded fund, how to invest, investing, mutual fundNo-fee ETFs: Is there a catch?Online brokers increasingly offer fee- and commission-free funds to their customers. But are there hidden drawbacks? Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:15:00 GMT Steiner, Bankrate 'Destiny' keeps Activision Blizzard among 10 top picksThe video game maker's newest franchise is an early hit, landing it on StockScouter's list of 10 recommended stocks for a fifth straight week. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:30:00 GMT simple steps to protect you in a market meltdownYou can stop worrying about a potential crash if you prepare yourself -- and your portfolio -- ahead of time.Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:15:00 GMT Updegrave, MoneyClean up that cluttered portfolioSimplifying your investments can help you save money and smooth out returns.Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:30:00 GMT Lauricella, The Wall Street JournalOne place you won't find Alibaba: ETFsDespite the IPO hype, you won't be able to invest in China's e-commerce juggernaut through the big tech or emerging markets funds. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:15:00 GMT Cox, CNBCStaples among 10 hot picks to watchThe struggling office-supply chain appears on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks.Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:45:00 GMT ETFs: Smarter than you think?These niche funds have lagged the S&P 500 over the past five years, but in terms of investing logic, water may be the ultimate long-term play.Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:45:00 GMT Balchunas, Bloomberg4 funds to profit from global turmoilInternational stocks already reflect a lot of bad news -- and then some -- meaning they could outperform pricey US shares in the coming years. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:30:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerThis app could help you retire on spare changeAimed at millennials, with their penchant for tech and distrust of big banks, Acorns rounds up card purchases and invests the difference. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:30:00 GMT Kadlec, Money Why you shouldn't put all your money into index fundsPassive funds are performing superbly as the bull market charges ahead. But don't look for them to protect you when stocks inevitably stumble.Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:15:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerIs your portfolio too diversified? Diversification is important, but don't get carried away: A three-fund mix of foreign and US stocks and bonds can be enough to get you to, and through, retirement. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:45:00 GMT Updegrave, The Wall Street JournalCan these funds keep beating the market?Index investing has soared in popularity, with good reason. But some actively managed mutual funds have beaten the S&P 500 for over a decade. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT Foster, MainStreet3 dividend-rich ETFs for volatile marketsWith their steady, high yields and low correlation to the S&P 500, utilities stocks can help light up your portfolio. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:45:00 GMT Prestbo, MarketWatch$101 Apple among 10 hot picksWith a larger-screened iPhone 6 on the way, the consumer tech giant leads StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT Airlines, 9 more hot picksThe popular discount carrier touches down in StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMT best airline stocks to buy nowProfits are soaring as carriers raise fares and fees, but heed the industry's history of enormous losses.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:15:00 GMT Petruno, KiplingerSmart investors ignore the newsIt's OK to read the headlines – just don't trade on them. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:00:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch8 countries to find stock bargainsAssets are pricey across the board, but some pros still see a few pockets of value. You just have to go pretty far off the beaten path to find them.Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:45:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street Journal Beaten-down Eaton among 10 stocks to watchShares of the industrial giant got pummeled 13 percent after a sluggish profit forecast and analyst downgrades. Has the stock become a bargain? Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:15:00 GMT to look for dividends nowIncome investing isn't just about utilities and telecom stocks. Energy, health care and mature tech companies offer solid payouts as well. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:15:00 GMT Borzykowski, CNBCBooks to boost your portfolioEvery investor could benefit from reading these business classics. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street JournalBuy-and-hold investing isn't dead, it's just impossibleWhatever your investment strategy may be, emotional discipline is what matters most -- and in times of crisis, that can be hard to come by. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:15:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchAirline ETF grounded just as stocks took flightThe Guggenheim Airlines ETF shut down right in the middle of a 2-year, 150% rally in airline shares, leaving investors stuck on standby. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergDump these investments nowAt this point, it makes sense to rebalance your holdings and reduce risk. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's 'sell' list is a good place to start.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:45:00 GMT Gold, MarketWatch3 reasons investors have it goodWith more choices, falling fees and lower tax rates, today's individual investors enjoy many advantages compared to just 20 years ago.Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:45:00 GMT Clements, The Wall Street Journal Silver ETFs are shining this summerGold's less glittery cousin is used as both a store of wealth and as an industrial metal, making it an alternative to pricey stocks that is still sensitive to economic growth.Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Balchunas, Bloomberg7 steps to pick the right mutual fundWhile the industry has changed dramatically over the years, the process of choosing a good investment fund hasn't. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch Carlos Slim's telecom, 9 more stocks to watchAmerica Movil, the Mexican billionaire's massive phone empire, appears on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:30:00 GMT signs it's time to sell a stockAfter a prolonged rally, it's good to put your emotions aside and give your portfolio an impartial review. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:00 GMT Gustke, BankrateAre we in the third-biggest stock bubble in US history?Stocks haven't been this overvalued since the market peaks of 1999 and 1929, according to a new research report. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch Oil and gas stocks among 10 picks to watchStockScouter's latest list of recommended stocks is gushing with energy producers to suit all types of investors.Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:45:00 GMT tips for picking the right mutual fundA 4- or 5-star rating is great, but it pays to dig a little deeper when you're researching funds for your retirement portfolio. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:45:00 GMT Halloran, U.S. News & World ReportThe secret to investing on your ownInvesting isn't a game of buying low and selling high, and you don't need to pay anyone to do it for you. It's about owning companies, and taking a risk to do so.Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMT Regnier, MoneyBuy hot stocks without getting burnedChasing after the market's highfliers can lead to trouble, but when used in tandem with a value strategy, momentum investing can improve returns. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:15:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatch20 ETFs to plug gaps in your portfolioThere are over a thousand exchange-traded funds out there, and while you'll never need most of them, the right ones can fill holes in your investment strategy.Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:15:00 GMT S. Huang, Kiplinger$7 beer stock among 10 hot picksYou can own a share of Brazilian brewer AmBev SA, which appears on StockScouter's latest list of recommended picks, for about the price of a beer.Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:45:00 GMT ways to play this housing marketAll those millennials living with their parents will eventually want their own homes. And while builder stocks aren't cheap enough yet, there are other ways to profit from the fact that everyone needs a place to live.Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:30:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerInside the FBI's big penny-stock bustOperation Pennypincher, one of the largest investment-fraud stings ever mounted in the US, targeted the murky world of penny stocks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:30:00 GMT Eaglesham, The Wall Street JournalFinding winners in tech's 'bargain' binHigh-flying tech stocks such as Twitter and LinkedIn are cheaper than they were -- but are they cheap enough? Some money managers say yes. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:45:00 GMT de Aenlle, Money5 fees that are killing your retirementThese excessive charges are a drain on your investments, but they can be avoided with some advance planning.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:15:00 GMT Berger, U.S. News & World ReportGot a great investing idea? Start your own ETFA new online broker allows you to create theme-based baskets of stocks. If other users like your idea enough to buy into it, you'll receive royalties. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Yates, CNBC Connect the dots to better investingWhen pieced together, seemingly unrelated news items can form a clearer picture of how to improve your investing strategy. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:30:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World Report3 bad reasons we overpay for mutual fundsThe numbers say that cheap index funds are your best bet. So why are people still willing to pay fund managers so much?Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Regnier, MoneyThese ETFs should be rated RWhile most index funds are suitable for all investors, even professional traders ought to be wary of leveraged ETNs. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergThe same returns with half the risk?Adding bonds to balance your retirement portfolio reduces risk and only slightly changes your total investment returns. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:45:00 GMT Hulbert, MarketWatch 3 ways to protect your great returnsIt's easy -- but dangerous -- to be complacent after a stellar stock market run. Here are three moves you can make today to rebalance your portfolio.Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT Silva Laughlin, Fortune4 best bond funds to own nowBond yields have nowhere to go but up, and that means prices will fall. These funds use unconventional approaches to avoid losses and boost returns.Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:45:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerStockScouter: 2 hot tech stocks under $10Investors wary of unpredictable -- and often unprofitable -- Internet stocks have piled into revenue-raking semiconductor shares this year. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT to invest in an aging bull market Stay with stocks, particularly those in the energy and health care sectors, says Jim Stack -- a market analyst with a terrific track record. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:45:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger9 financial risks everyone should understandBefore you decide how to invest, consider your biggest fears about money. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch 3 funds for high-quality stocksA new study shows quality stocks outperform, especially in a downturn. Better yet, companies with healthy profit margins and low debt are relatively cheap now. Here are three ways to stock up on them. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerChip makers lead 10 stocks to watchStockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks is dominated by semiconductor manufacturers.Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:15:00 GMT ways to invest in commodities -- and why you shouldBecause commodities such as coffee, oil and gold don't usually move in sync with the stock market, they can help diversify your investment mix. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:30:00 GMT Bigda, KiplingerStaying in stocks? Be smart about itFor those who can't stop riding this breakneck market bull, there is one way, at least, to mitigate the risk: Think 'fundamentally.'Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:30:00 GMT Tully, FortuneWhere to put your money nowAs we near the halfway mark of 2014, the bull market isn't over -- but expect a choppier ride ahead. Large, economically sensitive companies are poised to benefit. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:45:00 GMT Kates Smith, Kiplinger Apple slices among 10 picks to watchOn the eve its 7-for-1 stock split, Apple appears on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended picks.Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:45:00 GMT you should buy stocks today Even if you invest at the market's highest point of the year, a recent study finds that it makes little difference over the long term. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:30:00 GMT Goldberg, KiplingerGive yourself an investing makeoverInspired by a lunch with Warren Buffett, here's how one money manager learned to exploit the true advantages of the individual investor: patience and independence.Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:30:00 GMT Zweig, The Wall Street Journal Frontier markets reward investorsWhile traditional emerging markets have stalled over the past 18 months, frontier markets -- such as Bulgaria, Nigeria and Pakistan -- have soared. What's even more surprising is their relatively low volatility as a whole.Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:15:00 GMT Keeler, The Wall Street JournalBest 'all of the above' income ETFsThese funds are free to pursue yield across varied asset classes, offering more diversity and less volatility than bonds or dividend stocks alone. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:45:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergWhy all the correction calls have been wrongJust about everyone on Wall Street has been bracing for a market pullback -- and that may have helped prevent it from coming true.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:00:00 GMT Cox, CNBCInvestors pile into risky penny stocksAs the major US indexes hover near all-time highs, investors hungry for more aggressive returns are wading into what is arguably the riskiest part of the market, buying 'over-the-counter' stocks in record numbers.Thu, 29 May 2014 21:15:00 GMT Kilgore, The Wall Street Journal 4 timeless lessons of early bubblesA study of London's 1720 'South Sea Bubble' holds valuable insights for any investor, even today. Tue, 27 May 2014 19:15:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch Regional banks: Top 10 picks to watchWith the housing market heating up, lenders KeyCorp and Huntington Bancshares lead StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 23 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT gold ETF lets you swap shares for barsThe Merk Gold Trust is a precious metals fund with a unique twist: Even small-time investors can exchange their shares for physical bullion. Fri, 23 May 2014 16:15:00 GMT P. Saefong, MarketWatch3 dividend stocks for a rocky summerIn a market like this, boring is beautiful. These shares have kept pace with or beaten the broader market this year but remain overlooked.Wed, 21 May 2014 22:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch Talk yourself out of these risky investmentsDon't jump on board the latest investing trend or hot new IPO without doing your homework first. Tue, 20 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Cleaver, U.S. News & World ReportBad days for the big boys of financeWith trading profits on the decline and fines piling up, it's not a great time to be a global investment bank.Tue, 20 May 2014 13:00:00 GMT Cox, CNBCBuild an ETF portfolio with $1,000With just a small amount of savings and a handful of exchange-traded funds, you can start investing for retirement.Mon, 19 May 2014 14:45:00 GMT Al-Saad, MainStreetDividend stocks lead 10 hot picksNeed an antidote for this fitful market? StockScouter's latest batch of recommended stocks is loaded with steady, high-yield names like Verizon. Fri, 16 May 2014 19:45:00 GMT what if the stock market is rigged? High-frequency trading may hurt hedge funds, but it hardly matters to individual investors focused on long-term goals.Tue, 13 May 2014 12:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchThe ground is shifting in ETF industryInvestors appear to be making a statement as low-cost, no-frills Vanguard funds see the biggest increase in new investments. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:15:00 GMT Cox, CNBC Buffett: Small investors have one big advantageIt's cheaper than ever to buy and sell stocks. But money management fees are much higher -- something Wall Street is in no rush to change. Mon, 12 May 2014 13:45:00 GMT Tuchman, MarketWatch Utility stock tops 10 picks to watchPepco Holdings, an electric power company serving the Washington, D.C., area, tops StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 09 May 2014 22:15:00 GMT Wall Street remain the capital of finance?As both the nature and the process of investing evolve, some say the New York Stock Exchange could very well end up a museum in years to come. Wed, 07 May 2014 20:45:00 GMT Cox, CNBCWhat you should know about share buybacksWhen a company decides to repurchase its own stock, executives may be signaling a bargain -- or throwing in the towel. Tue, 06 May 2014 20:00:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger 4 ways to stay out of ETF troubleExchange-traded funds have many benefits, but you should look out for low-liquidity and leveraged ETFs.Mon, 05 May 2014 12:45:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World ReportThe best mutual funds you won't buyIf you fear a correction, be wary of the best-performing funds of the past few years – they've been taking big risks to achieve those gains. Still, most of us have a hard time ignoring juicy returns. Fri, 02 May 2014 15:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch 7 stocks to buy as Fed easing slowsHigh-quality companies such as Disney, Qualcomm and Chevron may be rewarded as the Federal Reserve lets up on the monetary gas pedal. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Hulbert, MarketWatch Soaring small-cap stocks get clippedEven after their recent drubbing, shares of smaller companies still seem overpriced to many investors.Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT Scaggs, The Wall Street JournalNew rule of stocks: Get used to the grindThis choppy, up-and-down market is more normal than the buoyant one we've seen since 2009, and the erratic action could become more common.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:15:00 GMT Browning, The Wall Street JournalFund manager's bold bet on goldContrarian investor David Iben found success unlocking value in stocks others hate. Today that means shares of gold miners, uranium producers and emerging markets.Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMT Luxenberg, TheStreetETF strategies to match the prosExchange-traded funds make it easier than ever to invest like a fund manager. Here are some ideas you can use to keep up with the experts. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Kramer, How to stress-test your portfolioIt's important to determine how your retirement savings will hold up in a crisis -- and figure out what to change if necessary. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT Powell, MarketWatch 'Lazy' portfolios for your retirementFrom the 'No-brainer' to the 'Margarita,' these simple but effective index-fund portfolios can help long-term investors meet their goals with minimal management.Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:15:00 GMT Coombes, The Wall Street Journal Easy ways to juice your portfolioTake advantage of the tax code to increase your real investing returns. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:30:00 GMT Tepper, Money Spring cleaning? Toss these investmentsRebalancing your retirement portfolio is more crucial than ever this year.Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Jeff Reeves, MarketWatch Gushing over oil stocksEnergy companies lead StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks for the second week in a row. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:15:00 GMT retirement is in danger: Save itFew financial issues are more important to us than planning for our golden years. Yet many people are at more serious risk of running out of money than they realize.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street Journal 4 things smart investors look for in annual reportsBuried in the boredom are important clues about the health of your investment. Here's a quick-and-dirty guide to uncovering them.Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchEnergy stocks lead 10 picks to watchStockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks is loaded with oil- and gas-related companies.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT funds you can own for $500 or lessEven with just a little seed money, you can find an attractive mutual fund to fit your needs.Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:30:00 GMT Rapacon, KiplingerBuy, hold and prosper: The power of patient investingIt's behavior that determines your success or failure as an investor -- not knowledge, skill or luck. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger4 reasons to brace for more volatility The last five years have been anything but typical for stocks. Here are 4 factors that point to a bumpier market ahead, and 4 ways investors can prepare for it. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:30:00 GMT Bilello, U.S. News & World Report5 do-good ETFs that beat the marketWant to invest with a clear conscience? Socially responsible funds no longer have to sacrifice profits to take the moral high ground. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT Levitt, InvestorPlaceInternet fund avoids Facebook, TwitterBurned by the dot-com crash, fund manager Peter Doyle knows to ignore hype. Instead, he looks for value-priced tech and media stocks with deep-pocketed management.Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:15:00 GMT Solomon, Forbes 5 things every retirement portfolio needsLike the best 'five-tool' baseball players, an ideal investment portfolio combines several important characteristics.Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:15:00 GMT Isbitts, MarketWatchTime to cash in some chips?With US stocks looking expensive, investors should sell some of their pricier shares and start building a stash of cash to exploit the next downturn, analysts say.Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMT Zuckerman, The Wall Street Journal Look abroad for higher dividendsThe grass may or may not be greener on the other side, but the yields are often higher. Here's how to pick up some good-quality, foreign dividend stocks. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:00:00 GMT W. Fraser, Bankrate8 bargain stocks for value investorsEven in this rich market, these shares are still trading at a discount, says one fund manager.Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatch 4 advantages of small-time investors You can beat the pros at their own game if you extend your time horizon, exercise patience and look for ways to move against the crowd when opportunities arise. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:30:00 GMT Bilello, U.S. News & World ReportMy so-called market: Are stocks going totally '90s?Analysts see many similarities between then and now, such as persistently low inflation, partisan gridlock in Washington and a jobless recovery. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:30:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg Businessweek9 great funds for young investorsMany millennials remain understandably wary of the stock market. But for young people with time on their side, these mutual funds present good long-term options.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:30:00 GMT Rapacon, KiplingerInvest in real estate without the headachesOwning rental property can be a source of cash flow -- and nuisances. These real estate ETFs offer investors some of the same benefits, without the leaky faucets and broken boilers.Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMT Friedberg, U.S. News & World ReportDick's Sporting Goods, 9 more stocks to watchThe retailer scores a spot on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks.Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT target-date funds have it backward?Critics of the traditional 'glide path' approach suggest starting out with a small proportion of stocks and gradually increasing the allocation.Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:15:00 GMT Luxenberg, TheStreetAn ETF to invest in LGBT-friendly companiesA new fund appeals to a different kind of activist investor -- by holding only stocks of businesses that support equality in the workplace. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet Tech dividend stocks among 10 picks to watchHewlett-Packard, IBM and Oracle are among the high-tech high-yielders on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT say no to pot stocksAs legalization of marijuana expands, companies linked to the drug are getting lots of attention. But most are iffy stocks not worthy of your investment. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:45:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger The perils of chasing high yieldsA plunge in the shares of one master limited partnership offers an instructive tale for yield-hungry investors.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:15:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger6 great funds with small portfoliosWith just 20 to 30 holdings, these slimmed-down mutual funds are nimble enough to outperform the market but still diversified enough to limit risk. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:15:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerMacy's, Home Depot among 10 stocks to watch this weekThe retailers shake off the winter doldrums to land in StockScouter's latest list of recommended stocks. Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT basics of building a portfolioInvesting for retirement takes more than just picking a couple of stocks. Here's how to lay a solid foundation for your financial future. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:30:00 GMT Tuchman, ForbesYour mutual fund is smarter than youDon't get too cocky: For all their faults, mutual funds still outperform most mutual fund investors.Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:00:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch What's your investing DNA?Are you drawn to cheap, out-of-favor stocks? Many value investors may have a genetic predisposition to hunt for bargains in the stock market, a new study finds.Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT Zweig, The Wall Street Journal The 401k move that guarantees a higher returnWhen it comes to company retirement plans, costs loom large, though few people pay much attention to them. It's simple math: Lower your fees and reap the reward. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:45:00 GMT Wasik, ForbesAre dividend stocks a good bet for retirement?Many shares have run up too high, but some areas of the market still offer stable stocks with inflation-beating yields to help fund your golden years. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World ReportTraditional or Roth IRA: Which should you choose?IRAs let you save on taxes while you save for retirement. But with two types, which one is right depends on ... well, you.Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:30:00 GMT Sizemore, Macro Trend Investor3 reasons to be all in with stocksIt's not for everybody: Most of us can't resist the urge to sell during a downturn. But if you understand the risks and keep realistic expectations, a 100-percent equity portfolio isn't as crazy as it sounds. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT Anspach, U.S. News & World ReportThe growing case against ETFsExchange-traded funds have been touted as the 'better' investment vehicle, but your safety still depends on who's driving. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchVerizon, AT&T among 10 stocks to watch this weekBoth telecom giants appear on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT lessons from this bull marketFive years in, here's what we've learned from the market's astonishing rise from the ashes of the financial crisis. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:15:00 GMT Bigda, KiplingerBoeing, 2 airlines among 10 stocks to watch this weekSouthwest and Delta join the plane manufacturer on StockScouter's latest list of 10 recommended stocks. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT ETFs to bet on Europe in 2014With US stocks looking pricey even after a rough January, investors are turning to the eurozone, where it appears the worst could finally be over. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:45:00 GMT I. Weinberg, The Wall Street Journal 3 new ideas on retirement investingSome experts say it's time to rethink the nest egg. Here are three new strategies to prolong your portfolio's golden years -- all of which favor owning more stocks.Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT Greene, The Wall Street Journal 4 cheap newspaper stocks that could reboundTo say the industry is struggling is an understatement. But revolutionary management could transform some of these discounted businesses into worthy investments. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:30:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger'sMore men in prime working ages don't have jobsTechnology and globalization have transformed employment amid the slow economic recovery.Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMT Peters and David WesselA less stressful way to invest in AsiaThis fund taps into the upside of emerging markets, while reducing some of the risk. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger6 reasons your investments stinkHave you ever looked under the hood of your mutual fund? Many of them suffer from a common set of problems. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchAre you an investor or a gambler? Without research and patience, buying a stock is hardly different from buying a lottery ticket -- so consider the risks you're willing to take with your retirement savings. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:30:00 GMT Bilello, U.S. News & World Report 7 reasons to buy emerging marketsScary headlines aside, while US stocks have been getting more expensive, their counterparts in the developing world have been getting much, much cheaper. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchAn ETF that Mr. Burns would loveWary of social media startups and untested upstarts? A new fund holds only companies that have been around for 100 years or more – a strategy the miserly millionaire from 'The Simpsons' would surely deem 'excellent.'Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet5 ways to cut your investment feesMost investors remain blissfully unaware of the hundreds of dollars they pay in fees each year. Here are five ways to keep more of that money in your portfolio. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:30:00 GMT MacBride, CNBC.comWhen a giant gain causes painIf you have a small amount of money invested in a company, you own the stock. But if that stake suddenly grows enormous, the stock can own you. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:30:00 GMT Zweig, The Wall Street JournalBuild your own hedge fundSave a small part of your portfolio for investments that don't move in lock-step with the stock market. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:15:00 GMT K. Glassman, KiplingerAfraid of stocks right now? Try commoditiesWith many investors leery of high-priced stocks, some experts say there are opportunities in industrial metals and grain as global growth continues. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:45:00 GMT Cox, CNBCThis 'shocking' strategy will save your portfolioToo many investors buy into sexy gimmicks when simple diversification remains the best way to get the most out of your investments. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 01:00:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchChasing growth stocks? Lessons from the prosSky-high valuations are back as the allure of stable dividend stocks fades and investors seek out -- and pay up for -- companies that can disrupt their industries. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 04:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesThe secret to investing safely? TimeIt's one of the most powerful tricks at an investor's disposal, and also one of the easiest to employ.Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMT McCarthy, U.S. News & World ReportHow to invest as interest rates riseAs the Fed starts to lift its foot off the gas pedal, it may be time to ditch beloved, high-income sectors such as utilities and telecommunications in favor of stocks that can better ride the economic recovery. Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMT Light, The Wall Street JournalA fund that invests like BuffettThis mutual fund holds a small number of thoroughly vetted value stocks, including Sysco and Goldcorp, evoking some of the Oracle of Omaha's famous folk wisdom. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:15:00 GMT Braham, Bloomberg4 ways women make better investorsGuys could stand to learn a few things about investing from their female counterparts -- such as the virtues of patience, risk aversion and research. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:45:00 GMT Sightings, U.S. News & World ReportBeyond utilities: Investing in airports, toll roadsPressured by rising rates, solar energy and a need to upgrade aging infrastructure, utility stocks and ETFs may not be as safe as they once were. Here are some interesting alternatives. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:45:00 GMT Nusbaum, TheStreet5 tips to get your 401k in shapeA new year gets folks flocking to the gym to improve their health, but it's a good time to whip your retirement savings into shape as well.Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:00:00 GMT Wohlner, U.S. News & World Report 7 things you should have learned in 2013 -- but didn'tThese 7 lessons from the stock market will help you in 2014 and beyond.Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchWhat the big money's buying in 2014Wall Street's money managers expect US stocks to keep rallying through the new year and bonds, gold and commodities to slump. But should you bet with them, or against them?Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:30:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchDon't stop investing after retirementIf you've made it this far, chances are you'll live longer than average, and an overly conservative portfolio won't cut it. Here are three ways to keep your money growing through retirement, but diversified against risk. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 02:15:00 GMT McCarthy, U.S. News & World ReportCan gold miners dig out of bottomless pit?Mining stocks are down 50% on the year and still falling as tax-loss selling adds insult to injury. But patient investors could eventually be rewarded. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:15:00 GMT P. Saefong, MarketWatch10 reasons to buy Apple nowThe company has changed, but so have expectations. Here's why the consumer tech giant's stock is a good long-term value play. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch3 reasons to invest in 'Made in USA' Here are three crucial catalysts driving a resurgence in American manufacturing -- and four ETFs that allow investors to ride the revival. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatch5 investment moves to make in DecemberIt's easy to forget about your retirement savings amid the holiday bustle, but here are a few things you should tend to before the end of the year. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT Udo, U.S. News & World ReportThe top tech investment of 2014Sensor technology and the 'Internet of Everything' could be the biggest technological transformation the human race has ever seen. Here are the stocks to play it with.Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:30:00 GMT A. Robinson, MarketWatchWhere the pros are investing in 2014Will gold bounce back? Is biotech in a bubble? Eight leading money managers offer their best investment ideas for the year ahead. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:15:00 GMT Leondis, Bloomberg5 stocks to sell nowIt's time to lose these laggards and overvalued names, especially if you can still come out ahead. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:00:00 GMT Kristof, KiplingerFear is killing your investmentsHockey great Wayne Gretzky famously said, 'You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.' This mantra applies to investing as well.Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:00:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch.comHow Wal-Mart's new CEO can win onlineDespite its 'everyday low prices' and famously efficient supply chain, the world's biggest retailer has struggled to keep up with in cyberspace. New CEO Doug McMillon has a chance to change that. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT Brady, Bloomberg Businessweek10 retail stock bargains for Black FridayThe holiday season is generally the most profitable time of the year for retailers, but Wall Street is worried about disappointing sales this year.Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT Eisen, MarketWatch5 bad ways to pick a mutual fundFocusing too much on ratings and past performance are common, and often costly, mistakes. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:45:00 GMT Coombes, The Wall Street JournalDow 20,000, here we comeBig gains alone don't make this market a bubble waiting to pop. So far, the mania is missing. Dow 20,000 is not only doable, but reasonable, if that gets going.Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMT Sincere, MarketWatchIt's time to buy ChinaWith US stocks as pricey as they've been in years, here's how to gain exposure to a still-undervalued market.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchIs dividend investing doomed?It's time investors stopped worshiping at the altar of dividend stocks, and started weighing whether they are truly as low-risk as they used to be.Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatch3 reasons the market isn't overvaluedWe're overdue for a correction. But for investors with a long-term view, share prices, while hardly in bargain territory, are still reasonable.Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:45:00 GMT Kates Smith, Kiplinger'sThis sector is ready for an explosive reboundLargely left out of the 2013 rally, real estate investment trusts offer better yields than most income alternatives. And with demand building, investors will reap big rewards if the economy roars back to life. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger's5 reasons to expect a correctionWhile optimism goes a long way in capital markets, stock prices can only defy gravity so long before reality beats back unrealistic expectations. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchWhy to buy emerging markets nowRight now, when developing markets are flat on their backs, is the time for contrarian investors to look closely at them.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMT K. Glassman, Kiplinger's Personal FinanceTwitter IPO is investing at its worstThe buzz over Twitter's IPO reflects investors' very worst instincts -- putting too many eggs in one basket, following the herd and getting caught up in the euphoria of the moment.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMT Gold, MarketWatchWal-Mart, champion of solar power? The retail giant now draws 89 megawatts of solar energy -- more than 38 US states. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:30:00 GMT Randall, BloombergThe Fed has no endgameWhenever tapering begins, the Federal Reserve will still face the bigger challenge of unwinding its $4 trillion balance sheet. That will shape the market and economy for years to come.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMT JubakGoogle now the Apple of fund managers' eyesThe online search and advertising giant has eclipsed Apple as the most widely held stock among mutual funds. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mody, CNBCChipotle: McDonald's biggest regret?In 2006, the burger giant sold off what would become the most disruptive and successful new restaurant brand of the past 15 years. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:30:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekFidelity sparks ETF price warInvestors stand to benefit as the fund giant rolls out new a line of low-cost, commission-free exchange-traded funds. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch Investors wiser ahead of Twitter IPOSeveral wealth managers told Reuters that they would advise their clients to wait until after the IPO, and buy Twitter only if and when the stock tanks. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT Kopp, MarketWatchIran: The next investment frontier?A slow thawing of diplomatic relations could eventually open the door to foreign investment.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT Clinch, Halloween means treats for investorsIf you sold in May and went away, it's time to come back. Historically, the stock market delivers stellar returns from November through April. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:30:00 GMT Goldbert, Kiplinger'sWith a 401(k), it pays to stay the course in crisesIt's tempting to pull out your money amid uncertainty, but consistent savers fare better than others during rough patches, a new study shows.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:30:00 GMT Epperson, CNBCRide this market's last-gasp rallyWith Fed money still rolling in, look for another six weeks of gains as a market that’s already advanced 25% this year melts up. Then get ready: A meltdown could follow.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT JubakThis isn't your parent's tech bubbleSky-high valuations for unprofitable tech startups stir memories of 1999, but there are some differences. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT Winkler and Matt Jarzemsky, The Wall Street JournalFacebook may flop after earningsThe stock can't keep up this run for much longer — and investors who are sitting on big profits may be wise to sell now rather than risk steep declines. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchStocks too bubbly? 5 warning signsWith stocks at record highs, Wall Street is feverishly bullish. But here are a few red flags investors seem to be ignoring. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:30:00 GMT Domm, CNBCThe incredible shrinking plane seatAirlines are adding an extra seat to each row of their coach cabins, reducing seat width to about 17 inches on many international flights.Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Ostrower and Daniel Michaels, The Wall Street Journal4 better bets than the Twitter IPOIt's not that Twitter won't be a good investment -- it could be. But investors should wait 90 days on any IPO to let the hype die down and allow for rational analysis.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMT Milstead, Kiplinger'sHigh-end spenders shrug off economic headwindsWeak unemployment data and gridlock in Washington aren't slowing down well-heeled consumers, who continue to open their wallets for big-ticket items.Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:15:00 GMT R. Hagerty and Ben Casselman, The Wall Street Journal5 reasons to add index funds to your portfolioResearch shows mutual funds and ETFs that passively track their benchmarks produce better returns for investors than actively managed ones.Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:45:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World ReportWashington dysfunction may trim Wall Street profitsProfits at New York investment banks are expected to take a fourth-quarter hit as political gridlock and legal costs weigh on earnings. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:00:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesWelcome to the 'Dirty Harry' marketThe Fed is no more out of ammo than Clint Eastwood in his prime. And with the economy looking shaky, don't bet that it will pull back on stimulus anytime soon.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT JubakBig Tobacco invests in e-cigarettes. Should you?Electronic cigarette sales are expected to top $1 billion this year -- and with growth like that, you can bet someone will be making money off this trend.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:00:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportHow the government shutdown shook up the US economyAnalysts say the hit to gross domestic product from lost government services alone totals $3.1 billion.Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT Ehley, The Fiscal TimesThe ultimate Obamacare ETFThe $55 million SPDR S&P Health Care Services exchange-traded fund holds insurers, hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and nursing homes.Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:15:00 GMT Balchunas, BloombergWhy your fund's 5-year returns are about to skyrocketWhen the market crash of 2008 fades into history, a lot of mutual funds will look more appealing. But remember, bear markets show what a fund is really made of. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger4 countries Wal-Mart can't conquerThe world's largest retailer is missing out on some of the biggest global markets, including Germany, Russia and South Korea.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:15:00 GMT Berfield, Bloomberg BusinessWeekAfter the shutdown, a big rally?Assuming the shutdown ends without disaster, investors can expect a rally into December. But then old worries, like China and the Fed, will creep back in.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT JubakAn 8-year partial government shutdown?Sequestration is barely reducing the debt; it exacerbates budget structure problems, diminishes national security and hampers economic recovery.Mon, 14 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT Pianin and Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal TimesIgnore pundits predicting a crashTrying to time the market's swings is a fool's errand. And unlike in other pursuits, investors who 'do nothing' are often rewarded for their patience. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 01:30:00 GMT Solin, U.S. News & World ReportDefault or not, 5 things to rememberWhether the debt ceiling standoff leads to a market crash or just a small disruption, financial pros say it's an ideal time to think about managing risk and protecting your portfolio.Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Jeff Cox, CNBC3 great portfolios from top ETFsYou can build a low-cost, diversified nest egg from a handful of exchange-traded funds, whether you're just beginning to invest or near retirement. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Wasik, Forbes.comWhy sizzling food IPOs could leave you feeling emptyInvestors have developed a seemingly bottomless appetite for shares of casual dining restaurants and grocery stores. But will they end up suffering from indigestion?Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesGet ready for the shutdown's endOdds are, the mess in Washington will be resolved short of an economic collapse. And investors who play it right could even turn a profit. Here’s how to start.Tue, 08 Oct 2013 01:45:00 GMT JubakWhen will the next US recession hit?Economists are already working on this question, and the answer is: sooner than you think. And that assumes the US avoids defaulting on its debt repayments.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:45:00 GMT Boyle, CNBC.comWal-Mart turns to 'made in USA'For the past nine months, the company has been trumpeting patriotic promises to stock more U.S.-made goods.Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:45:00 GMT R. Hagerty, The Wall Street Journal5 things to know before reinvesting dividendsPutting dividend payments right back to work can help you grow your portfolio, but it can also add costs and complication.Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportStocks on sale amid DC dramaAs the debt ceiling deadline looms nearer, expect more volatility -- and a chance for long-term investors to pick up wish-list stocks at a discount.Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:45:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger'sThe real danger of 'cheap' stocksInvestors who focus on nominal share price are at best wasting their time and at worst exposing themselves to huge risk.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:15:00 GMT food gets a little slowerMore complex menus are blamed as the average speed at seven chains increased to over three minutes -- eight seconds longer than a year ago.Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT Little, CNBCNo Washington, no big deal?So far, the U.S. government shutdown (and similar political deadlock in Italy) hasn’t rattled the market. Here’s a look at how much calm we can expect before the storm.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT JubakShutdown cost: $40 million-$80 million a dayAfter a bruising half decade of crawling back from recession, it’s unclear just how bad the shutdown would be for the economy.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:30:00 GMT Francis, The Fiscal TimesShutdown could bruise housing recoveryOne of the biggest questions regarding the shutdown and how it will affect housing has revolved around the mortgage market, specifically prospective buyers' access to new home loans.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:15:00 GMT Brennan, ForbesWill budget fight shut down the recovery?With business and consumer confidence falling, economists worry that even the possibility of a government shutdown or debt default will hurt the economy.Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:45:00 GMT Cronin and Sudeep ReddyMartha Stewart takes on Apple on TwitterA series of tweets by business magnate Martha Stewart about her broken iPad has gone viral. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:45:00 GMT Bishop, CNBC13 ways a government shutdown could hurt youIf a shutdown does occur this time around, it would inconvenience the public in ways large and small. Consider the impacts of the shutdown in 1995.Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:15:00 GMT Mackey, The Fiscal TimesWhy the S&P 500 is beating the DowThe easy, often-offered explanation for the Dow outperforming the S&P 500 is investor caution. There is truth there, but it's not the whole story.Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:30:00 GMT Prestbo, MarketWatchCan we save the US economy?Five years after the financial crisis, the economy is still just limping along. It's clear that deeper problems are plaguing the country. We can solve them -- but will we?Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhat a shutdown really meansWith no deal in the offing to pay the government’s bills beyond midnight Sept. 30, much of the federal government could begin to shut down when the new fiscal year starts next Tuesday.Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Pianin and Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times9 'hot' investments you don't needThe financial industry is good at pushing investors to take more risks or gamble on things like penny stocks and gold. Fact is, you don’t need tricks to make money or even get rich.Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchVolatility ahead: Thank the FedExpect big short-term shifts among markets and assets as traders try to keep cheap money at work by maximizing rewards while limiting risks.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:15:00 GMT Jubak4 reasons you can't get a discount latteThe last time coffee prices were this low, General Motors had just filed for bankruptcy and Michael Jackson had just died. This drop won't be felt at the retail level.Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Stock, Bloomberg Businessweek Caution: Budget fight dead aheadWith the Federal Reserve's decision to keep stimulus going, stocks are moving on up. But the looming fight over the federal budget, taxes and spending could end the party for all of us. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 years after the crisis: Blame Washington or Wall Street?Five years after the crisis peaked with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, it is still possible to hear bankers claim that Washington forced them to take risks. That claim simply doesn’t have much merit, however. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesBeware surprises in Fed's taperThe central bank has signaled a gradual reduction of stimulus. But Larry Summers' withdrawal from consideration as Fed chief is a reminder that public events don't always follow a script.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Jubak4 stocks to profit from ObamacareInvestors can lament Obamacare, or they can capitalize on it by owning stakes in the companies best-positioned to profit from the changes.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMT Brumley, InvestorPlaceThe financial crisis, year by yearFed by a collapsing housing market, the meltdown came to a head in September 2008. But it began unfolding more than a year earlier. Here's a look.Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:00:00 GMT Money staff5 years after the crisis: What banks haven't learnedA near-death experience can be life-changing. But the mindset of big-bank executives has changed little since they narrowly escaped the 2008 financial meltdown they helped cause. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:15:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesCheap money or not, the Fed can't winWhether the Federal Reserve decides to ‘taper’ its money-printing on Sept. 18 or wait until later, the market will take a hit. It’s best to watch from the sidelines.Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money10 stocks for a difficult marketStrike a balance between the downside risks of bad news and the upside possibilities if trends break in a favorable direction.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMT JubakRecession now? A third of Americans thinks soThe National Bureau of Economic Research has declared that the US pulled out of recession more than four years ago, but a lot of people apparently didn’t get the memo.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Coy, Bloomberg BusinessweekMistaken lessons from the financial crisisToo many investors drew wrong conclusions from the financial crisis of 2008. Those who stayed on the sidelines missed out on large returns.Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:30:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatch401k plans add personalized adviceInvestment help is available for the taking in many 401k retirement-savings plans, yet few employees actually take it.Thu, 05 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Greene, The Wall Street JournalBest route to play commodities?Here are general guidelines to help you find the commodities exposure you want and the investments that can help you get it. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT Pleven, The Wall Street Journal Why Syria scares the marketThe specter of a military intervention in a volatile region is bad enough. But the aftermath could hit the economy right where it's most vulnerable.Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money4 reasons to invest in Europe -- reallyAs the US market loses strength, Europe's economies are in the early stages of a recovery, and investors are just starting to catch on. That makes these stocks and funds compelling buys.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMT Brush, MSN Money 10 easy currency lessonsTo a greater extent than usual, the movement of currencies is driving the prices of global stocks and bonds and is shaping monetary policies in key emerging markets. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakWhy bombing Syria won't affect gasoline pricesIn times of war or peace, the Middle East no longer exerts the tight grip on consumers that it held for decades. Here's why.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:15:00 GMT Boak, The Fiscal TimesInvest with Warren Buffett's 5-year planBuffett has said that he buys investments “on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:45:00 GMT Jaffee, MarketWatch5 reasons to spurn your 401kContrary to the conventional wisdom, maxing out your 401k contributions doesn't always make sense.Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:30:00 GMT Cliff Goldstein, MarketWatchPimco to push 'alternative' fundsA recent SEC move permits the marketing of funds employing a variety of strategies outside of traditional mutual funds and ETFs.Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:45:00 GMT Grind, The Wall Street Journal5 ways you can really mess up your retirementFinancial advisers cite a long list of the big mistakes new retirees make as soon as they hang up their tools or turn in their BlackBerrys.Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Arends, The Wall Street JournalWhen will the selling stop?Stay nimble and prepare for a busy autumn. The market is going to be much more volatile -- and more exciting -- as 2013 winds down.Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money7 of the most common investment mistakesThere is no computer program or individual that will make all the right investing decisions all of the time. Here are the some common mistakes investors make.Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMT Patton, ForbesA good time to buy MLPsA modest tapering of the Fed's stimulus could come next month and produce a temporary rally in a variety of income vehicles.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMT Jubak5 tweaks to your dividend strategyWhile a scattershot approach to dividends may have worked in years past, investors should now take a more targeted approach to collecting those payouts.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMT Laise, Kiplinger What the 'smart money' is buyingFew stocks are cheap ahead of what looks like a risky period for the market. It might be best to trim positions to raise cash for later.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyBarnes & Noble: Time to turn the page?As the company struggles to compete in the digital age, Nook owners wonder what will happen if the bookstore follows Borders into oblivion.Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesRising market slams short-sellersEquity hedge funds are doing fine with their long positions but are 'getting killed' on the short side, with some experiencing their biggest losses in more than a decade. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT Chung and Rob Barry, Wall Street Journal Smart money: Stocks headed higherMarket timers with the best long-term performance remain as steadfastly bullish as they were 3 months ago, while those timers with the worst records are more bearish.Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMT Hulbert, Barron's Why higher rates are a good thingThe warm blanket of the Fed's easy money is about to be removed, and the free market is about to reassert itself.Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyDelete all your investing apps nowHaving access to all of one's financial information all of the time is the surest path to a breakdown of investment discipline.Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:45:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchDon't ditch dividend stocks yetYield hunters may be tempted to shun stocks ahead of the Fed's tapering. But companies likely to boost their payouts remain attractive.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:45:00 GMT JubakSocial Security as part of your portfolioSome financial advisers say retirement investors should include the value of their Social Security benefits as a piece of their fixed-income investments.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMT Coombes, MarketWatchWhy workers are botching their 401k investmentsA study finds that employees are making 2 major mistakes when it comes to retirement funds, putting their financial security at risk.Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal TimesFed tapering: What investors need to knowWhen the Federal Reserve winds down its monetary easing and interest rates normalize, it will change absolutely everything in the markets. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchStocks tumble on disappointing earningsStocks opened in a sea of red Thursday, extending their losses from the previous session.Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:45:00 GMT Park, CNBCWhere inflation sticks it to consumersInflation overall has been mild, but it may not feel that way, because prices for basics like rent, hospital bills, even a simple apple have been rising fast. Here's where consumers are hit the hardest.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWall Street bonuses to get another bumpThe Street is doing quite nicely -- and, according to a just-released survey from compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates, so are many of its employees.Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:15:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesDump Wal-Mart, Coke, Caterpillar?Investors should be wary of sleepy dividend stocks with low growth prospects ahead of any move by the Federal Reserve to reduce its buying of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:30:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchSeptember is stocks' cruelest monthThe market is due for a correction. But even if it gets one, stocks should resume rallying once the immediate crises are addressed. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMT Jubak4 observations about Starbucks and gunsGun owners show up en masse at Starbucks Appreciation Day to support the coffee chain’s policy of allowing customers to display guns on their hips in jurisdictions where that’s legal.Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:00:00 GMT M. Barrett, Bloomberg BusinessweekMichael Dell's win comes at high costThe latest, cozy deal between the founder and the board gives stockholders a little bump. But it’s a loss for corporate governance as it buries concerns about taking the company private.Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:30:00 GMT McGee, The Fiscal TimesWhy prices are about to go upAfter fading away 2 years ago, inflation is poised for a comeback. But so far, the market remains in denial.Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyThe return of 'Dow 36,000'In 1999, a pair of economists secured a certain place in history with a mind-boggling assertion. Today, Wall Street is betting on their forecast.Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchBurger costs rise with beef supply at 21-year lowSurging feed costs spurred ranchers to cut herds, leading to higher costs for buyers and record prices for consumers.Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:30:00 GMT Campbell, BloombergS&P 500 cracks 1700 as stocks kick higherWall Street cheered a round of upbeat economic data, propelling the S&P 500 above the 1,700 mark for the first time. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:15:00 GMT Park, CNBCWill DC break the economy again?Budget cuts and global issues have sucked out some of the wind, but a turn for the better seems imminent -- unless another round of budget infighting in Washington gets in the way.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyOpinion: Another cheater wins on Wall StreetNo matter how damning the evidence against Steven A. Cohen, the mogul accused of running a corrupt hedge fund continues to laugh all the way to the bank.Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Weidner, MarketWatchWhy high school kids are financially illiterateA report out this month finds most states doing a poor or mediocre job in imparting key financial skills to students.Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT Koeppel, The Fiscal TimesThe new science behind stock chartsBehavioral finance research is unearthing evidence that a visual plotting of stock values leads to better investment decisions.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportGet ready for deflationThe recovery from the financial crisis has produced a raft of unintended consequences. Quite possibly the biggest is the absence of inflation and the emergence of deflation.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMT JubakFederal workers organize to block the sequesterAbout 6,000 employees have filed appeals with the Merit Systems Protection Board to block furloughs or recover lost pay that is resulting from the sequester. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Pianin, The Fiscal TimesNo recovery for the middle class Now 5 years in, the recovery still doesn't feel like one for many American families -- in part because a long middle class decline is still under way. Here's a look at the crunch, by the numbers.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyNo recovery for the middle class Now 5 years in, the recovery still doesn't feel like one for many American families -- in part because a long middle class decline is still under way. Here's a look at the crunch, by the numbers.Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhy Generation Y fears the stock marketFor Millennials, financial security is a fragile hope amid high educational debts, stagnant upward mobility and poor employment prospects. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:30:00 GMT,J. Zhang, MarketWatchHow my mom killed FacebookMore than the fears about future employment, it is the dread of awkward conversations with relatives that keeps us from posting.Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT Herr, The Fiscal Times Only half of workers have a retirement planBusinesses face steep hurdles in providing retirement plans to their workers, and without such plans, it’s even more challenging to save enough to retire. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMT Coombes, MarketWatchDetroit's long shot: A federal bailoutAny argument that Detroit can improve the services to its citizens on its own seems misguided, given the constraints of bankruptcy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:45:00 GMT Boak, The Fiscal TimesAn unstable recovery built on debt Don't be fooled by the huge run in the US stock market and the rebound in the housing market. The financial crisis never really ended, and its effects continue to roil the global economy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT JubakCongress gets serious about saving USPSRep. Darrell Issa has already circulated a draft proposal for a bill that indicates his willingness to bolt together a bipartisan solution.Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:45:00 GMT Leonard, Bloomberg Businessweek5 bubbles that could pop soonEmerging markets, Bitcoins and junk bonds are just some of the investment areas that look inflated right now. They may not blow up, but investors should be wary.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchWhy are Wal-Mart stores a mess?The retailer has grown beyond the imagination of its founders. In the process, those pioneers' fundamental values may have been forsaken. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMT Loeb, Forbes.comGold is ready to shine againDoes the recent rebound in prices signal a long-term turnaround for the precious metal? Here's why it just might.Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyPerfect storm gathering in China?The slowing of the world's second-largest economy is sending shock waves around the globe. Here's what investors need to watch for as they try to stay out of the storm's path. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT JubakWhich is better: 401k or a pension?Managed correctly and over a sufficiently long haul, 401k's can produce more money at retirement than traditional private-sector pension plans, new research suggests, though the risks are obviously higher.Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Coombes, MarketWatchManaging your 401k as rates riseWhile interest rates are bound to rise, no one knows when. And it could well be a year or more before the Fed makes a move. Follow these 7 steps to be ready.Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Coombes, The Wall Street JournalA hidden danger in ETFsIn fast-moving markets, the price of your exchange-traded fund may disconnect from the price of the assets it holds.Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Farzad, Bloomberg BusinessweekEnergy independence in America: Finally within reach?An MSN Money special report: With the US in the midst of an oil and gas boom, the tantalizing prospect of energy independence seems closer than ever. But there are some big trade-offs on the road to self-sufficiency. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:00:00 GMT Money staffA simple portfolio of 3 fundsAs choices proliferate, some investors might be able to get everything they need with just a few funds.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMT Prior, The Wall Street JournalTo Dow 16,000 and beyond?After hitting record highs in the spring, the Dow and S&P 500 were ripe for a reversal. If June’s slide was that pullback, it may be buying time again.Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAmerica's energy future is looking independentWe're not free yet -- and getting there won't come without some pain and many problems. But if done right, the payoff will be sweet.Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:45:00 GMT Peterson, MSN MoneyAlternative energy keeps flowing in a cheap-fuel worldEven as US oil and gas output soars, many companies are investing aggressively in renewables -- especially in wind -- in an effort to diversify.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:45:00 GMT Kennedy, MSN MoneyWho killed the American dream?One theory says the 1% deserve a bigger and bigger share of the pie -- and the average worker less and less -- because the rich are just exceptional. But that clashes with the reality of who the winners are.Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT Nutting, MaketWatchAlt-fuel cars hit America's on-rampThe number of vehicles in the US powered by something other than plain-old gasoline is still small, but growing steadily. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Notte, MSN MoneyDumping bond funds? Read this firstExperts have been warning of a building bond bubble for years; even if the market can avoid a catastrophic event, investors clearly expect a lot of pain when rates move up.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:15:00 GMT Jaffe, MarketWatchNuclear power faces uncertain futureThe shifting economics of energy and Japan's Fukushima disaster may have squashed the industry's attempted comeback.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:45:00 GMT Berr, MSN Money5 picks for a July reboundAfter a serious scare, the mild pullback in stocks seems to be ending -- so unless Egypt blows up or some other calamity arises, we should see a rebound. Here are 5 plays worth a look.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money6 great stocks made in AmericaWhile it's premature to talk about energy independence, the nation's aggressive push into oil and gas development is helping many companies become more competitive in global markets. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:00:00 GMT Shulman, TradersResrve.comWho wins if immigration reform passes?The Senate has approved a sweeping bill, though much work remains in the House. Here’s a look at how the law might impact key sectors -- tech, hotel chains, restaurants, agriculture and more -- and your stocks.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyWe have a global growth crisisUnderstanding why global economies slowed simultaneously is the first task in devising an investment strategy for the decade ahead. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:00:00 GMT JubakDeepwater drilling reborn in the GulfA mere three years after the BP disaster, the region's oil industry is booming -- and it may be just the start of a new growth cycle.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMT Kennedy, MSN MoneyStocks start third quarter with 1% rallyMarket gains followed a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after the Japanese Nikkei hit a one-month high.Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:45:00 GMT Park, CNBC.comCan the US frack its way to freedom?Using new technology to tap huge underground deposits holds the promise of American energy independence -- along with worries of environmental harm and health threats. The stakes couldn't be higher.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:30:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyHistory says stick with stocksOver the past 87 years, big-company stocks have earned investors an annualized 10%.Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:15:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger Personal Finance magazineMarket already misses BernankeAmid rumors that the Fed chief is on the way out, Wall Street is scared of losing the support Bernanke has been supplying to stocks.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMT Jubak3 moves to make as rates riseTake these steps to make the most of rising interest rates and protect yourself from potential financial pitfalls.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMT Braverman, The Fiscal TimesCan the economy survive the Fed?Cheap money from the Federal Reserve has been the primary force keeping the market high and the economy on a recovery path. But can they keep it up when the stimulus ends?Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money5 Buffett picks with big upsideHere are the largest holdings by Berkshire Hathaway as of March 30 that had value-investor appeal due to their low P/E-to-growth ratios. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:45:00 GMT Krishnamsetty and Matt Doiron, MarketWatchLost decade for bonds loomsUS Treasurys are providing less than half the yield of stocks, giving investors little reason to keep the bull market in bonds alive.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Walker, BloombergMarket turmoil hasn't peaked yetIt may be tempting to try to get out front of the rally that would surely come when recent turmoil simmers down. Problem is, trouble is often followed by more trouble. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakIs the next Safeway?The online retailer is expanding its grocery operations to California after years of testing in Seattle. Are traditional supermarkets destined to go the way of Amazon victims like Borders?Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyThe next big 401k wipeout: BondsLooking for safety after the last market crash, investors poured retirement savings into bonds. But prices are falling, which means painful sales or being locked into low returns for years.Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:00:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyNext bust creeps a little closerWhile the financial system appears inoculated against a global crisis, emerging markets are increasingly vulnerable. And there's at least one scenario in which a local crunch could trigger a global crisis. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakThe hidden threat to your portfolioThe so-called balanced portfolio, mixing higher-volatility stocks and 'safer' bonds, is the bedrock behind most portfolio management. But it could leave you broke.Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchWhy market swoons every summerAn old saying about ensuring a profit by sitting out summer makes the warm season the Street's Twilight Zone. That old saying just might be true.Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Arends, MarketWatchWe need CEOs to get to workThe Fed and Washington have poured money into the economy. Americans are eager for jobs and ready to spend. But too many CEOs are coasting rather than taking risks, starting new ventures and hiring people.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWall Street can't quit Fed addictionThey rail against any form of central authority but lust after the Federal Reserve's largesse. It's time for bankers and brokerage leaders to acknowledge they are beneficiaries of the system, not its victims.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:45:00 GMT Weidner, MarketWatchBuying bonds -- after the crashIt's been a scary 6 weeks for anyone who owns bonds, and the long-term outlook for more carnage isn’t great for stocks, either. But the recent sell-off was extreme, so we could see a rally.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMT Jubak5 companies still growing fastThe economy may be slowing down again, making companies racking up gains even more valuable to investors. Here’s a look at Google, Angie's List and three others.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMT Kristof, Kiplinger3 picks for the rally's last gaspEach of these stocks should get a lift from catalysts expected to kick in before the rally runs its course. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMT Jubak5 safe places to park your moneyIf the market looks risky and you want to relax this summer, consider these funds that offer safety first but don't forsake investment gains.Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMT Ashworth, InvestorPlace.comTarget and 2 others to buy on a dipWith the market at a crossroads, here are 3 solid companies to keep your eye on. Buy their stocks when the price is right. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money12 reasons not to fear market bubbleInvesting is never risk-free, of course, but memories of the last crash are causing investors to miss out on the biggest gains in years. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:45:00 GMT Satran, U.S. News & World ReportBeat this market's 7 big fearsYes, this hot market carries risks. But instead of running scared, take steps to cushion your portfolio against the ones that worry you most.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMT A. Pollock, Wall Street JournalYour guide to this summer's marketThe trend in US stocks appears downward because of expectations of what the Fed will do. But the consensus view is volatile. Here’s how to navigate the turmoil.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMT JubakIt's official: Housing is backPrices are rising in 41 states, construction is booming and homebuilder stocks are on the rise. It's time to call the recovery.Fri, 31 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Reeves, MarketWatchWhat our crash could look likeJapan's 8-day market plunge offers a glimpse into what might happen when the Fed stops pumping money into the financial markets.Thu, 30 May 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakIs Tesla the new Ford or GM?Right now, the maker of all-electric cars is a hot company with a hot stock. But its key concept -- high-performance, new-technology vehicles that can sell -- could make it the major automaker of the future. Thu, 30 May 2013 14:30:00 GMT Blaine, MSN MoneyDeflation, recession are in the cardsWhile the market moves ever higher, commodities and other signals suggest a washout is coming. Of course, that won’t matter in the near term if the market kicks into bubble mode this summer.Wed, 29 May 2013 17:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money13 energy stocks ready to rollThe market looks frothy after a string of new highs, but some areas have been left out thus far. Energy, in particular, has room for a big move up.Tue, 28 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyBeware: Market insiders are sellingEven as new highs draw mom-and-pop investors back into the market, it looks like the so-called smart money is getting out. Here’s what they see coming.Wed, 22 May 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money3 stocks for a 3-D future3-D printing is here, and in significant ways it represents the future of manufacturing. But each of the 3 prominent publicly traded 3-D printer companies takes a different path to the future.Mon, 20 May 2013 19:15:00 GMT JubakWhy gold won't stay downInvestors have beaten down precious metals prices even as economic signals suggest they should be moving up soon. Is this a rare buying opportunity?Wed, 15 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyTurn $250K into retirement incomeSeven financial advisers offer their suggestions for converting half of a retirement savings account into a steady income stream.Tue, 14 May 2013 17:45:00 GMT Satran, US News & World ReportIs the market about to go bust?Probably not -- as long as investors are sure central bankers will keep pumping money into the financial system. But keep an eye on fixed-income markets for signs that confidence is waning.Mon, 13 May 2013 22:15:00 GMT Jubak5 'balance-sheet babies' to considerThe use of financial engineering to unleash value is common in the late stages of a rally. The stocks can be tempting targets, but don't ignore valuations. Thu, 09 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT Jubak4 ways to keep investing simpleDiversification is a pillar of any sound investment strategy. But that laudatory goal isn't an excuse for a cluttered and unwieldy portfolio.Wed, 08 May 2013 19:45:00 GMT Prior, The Wall Street JournalThe 5 ingredients in a winning fundA new global fund -- launched late last month -- features four of the essentials that investors should seek when buying into a mutual fund. Mon, 06 May 2013 18:15:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineWill the age wars bankrupt us?Underlying all our recent global crises is the issue of an aging population. Yet we're refusing to fund the growth and productivity our economies need.Mon, 06 May 2013 18:00:00 GMT JubakMeet the next Intel Unlike the semiconductor giant, England's ARM Holdings doesn't make chips. But most makers of smartphones and tablet use chips built on ARM designs.Thu, 02 May 2013 18:45:00 GMT Blaine, MSN Money10 stocks to own for the long termBuy and forget is not a viable strategy in a volatile market. But with periodic tweaking, a portfolio can capitalize on long-term global trends. Thu, 02 May 2013 18:30:00 GMT JubakMiddle class resigned to stagnationAmerica's middle class has long embodied the nation’s optimism. Today, though, the chief preoccupation is less a dream of upward mobility than the fear of falling behind.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:00 GMT Lewis, MarketWatchObama's recovery has failedYes, the recession ended, but the pace of the recovery has been slow and now it's stalling out. Where next? No one in Washington, including the president, seems to know.Wed, 01 May 2013 20:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyCharting a course for rest of 2013With the market seeming to defy gravity, investors are caught between betting on a pullback or hoping the rally will run on. More prudent is a small-ball strategy capable of delivering returns with a modicum of risk. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT Jubak5 strong stocks from stealth marketsThe once-hot markets known as the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are cooling off. So you'll find the best plays in economies just starting to emerge.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:15:00 GMT JubakHas the next crisis begun?The Bank of Japan's latest economy-saving efforts seem likely to trigger another Asian currency crunch. And that, along with a weakening US economy, will blindside a lot of investors.Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money10 picks for a correction, revisedMuch has changed in the 2 months since Jubak assembled a list of stocks to buy on a market correction. Some new names now appear on the list. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMT JubakHow to profit from China's slowdownSlower growth in China is intentional, and aimed at avoiding a speculation-fueled crash. Investors can still benefit.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:45:00 GMT JubakCommodities crash, recession loomsPullbacks in commodity prices preceded stock market reversals in 2011 and 2012. Something similar is happening again -- but this time the downturn will be far worse. Here's why.Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyIt's time for the big bank paybackWe rescued some of the nation's largest banks, and soon they will return big money to shareholders in the form of stock buybacks and dividend hikes. Here are six stocks to own in your 'payback portfolio.'Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyMost likely market-bust scenarioAll that central bank cash sloshing through the global financial system is creating asset bubbles that have developing nations on edge -- and poised to hit the economic brakes.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Jubak7 funds you can own foreverA strategy of buying and holding just a few index-based investments may look boring. But if it delivers solid long-term returns, boring is good.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:45:00 GMT Goldberg, Kiplinger.comThe bull market's last standAmid a slowing economy and frothy markets, policymakers are waging war on cautious savers. Investors shouldn't be euphoric -- they should be terrified.Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:15:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN Money3 rules to rescue your retirementTwo top money experts have a strategy that helps investors keep costs under control and beat the market (just a little) without getting burned.Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT Burton, MarketWatch Will a strong dollar kill the rally?Moves in Japan and the eurozone are likely to boost the dollar's relative strength over the near term, driving down commodity prices.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT JubakDon't invest like a 'prepper'Bearish predictions and fears of the Fed have a lot of investors scorning stocks and storing gold and silver in preparation for doomsday. But panic is never wise.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Gold, MoneyShow.comThe perils of cheap moneySupply and demand for major commodities are out of whack, thanks to easy money policies. And that creates opportunities for savvy investors.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:30:00 GMT JubakIt's time to 'tax' the 'poor'The bottom line on the nation's fiscal crisis is this: We need more people employed and paying taxes. We need the poor -- and the job creators -- to get to work.Wed, 03 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMT Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyHow to learn to love stocks againAfter a five-year breakup, there are many signs average investors have a renewed love for stocks. Here's how to avoid getting burned again.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMT Brooks, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineFacebook will have the last laughThe bad taste left by a bungled debut and persistent myths of corporate weakness still trouble the stock. But one year after the IPO, a lot of experts see big gains ahead.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyHunting for the next DisneyDisney's magic keeps customers and shareholders happy. But some upstarts could grow faster. So keep your eyes on Netflix and Pandora, and watch out for Angry Birds.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:00:00 GMT Blaine, MSN Money9 infrastructure plays to make todayThe continuing build-out of the Internet offers investment opportunities, and money is starting to pour into repairs of the nation's highway network.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMT JubakAfter Cyprus, no money pool is safeInvestors and depositors want certainty that their accounts are secure. But if one indebted country can confiscate the money, what's to stop others?Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMT JubakMoney lessons from fantasy baseballPut me in your portfolio, coach. The skills required to get your make-believe ball club to win are the same ones the best investors employ. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:45:00 GMT Schulz, Investing Answers6 ways to invest in cybersecurityThe stakes are high, and the effort to fend off hacker threats is still ramping up. These stocks stand to benefit.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMT Brush, MSN MoneyWhat happened to inflation?There are scenarios that could cause inflation expectations to run amok. But even in a worst case, investors assume they'll have time to move to the exits.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT JubakInvesting for the long runSTOCKS 103: Over time, the rewards of investing in stocks outweigh the risks.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT matters in investingSTOCKS 104: Though some professionals make their living by creating a liquid market for stocks, actively ‘day trading’ is simply not how most good investing is done by individuals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT purpose of a companySTOCKS 105: Before you buy a business, make sure that you understand how a good business makes money for investors. Here's what you need to know.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT relevant informationSTOCKS 106: Knowledge is power when it comes to investing, and your success as a stock investor depends on your ability to locate information and determine its importance. Here's where to find what you need to know.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT to financial statementsSTOCKS 107: You don't need to be a CPA to understand the basics of the 3 most fundamental and important financial statements: The income statement, the balance sheet and the statement of cash flows.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT is a mutual fund?FUNDS 101: When you buy a mutual fund, you're actually buying an ownership stake in a corporation that in turn hires a money manager to invest its money.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT funds and NAVsFUNDS 102: The mutual fund's NAV is its net asset value, or price per share.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT total returnFUNDS 103: You can earn money from your investment in 2 ways: Income and capital appreciation. Here's how to calculate your fund's returns.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT funds and taxesFUNDS 104: Unless you own your mutual fund through a 401k plan, an IRA or some other type of tax-deferred account, you have to pay taxes on your fund's distributions, even if you reinvest those distributions.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT to purchase a fundFUNDS 105: Before tackling all the details, you need to decide whether you want some help or whether you'd rather go it alone.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT for investing in mutual fundsFUNDS 106: Should you decide to invest in a mutual fund, you will have to decide how much to invest and when you will invest it.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT do funds cost?FUNDS 107: Any service charges for mutual funds come right off the top of your investment or straight out of your returns. Many investors -- don't let this be you -- don't know what they're paying.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT to a suitable portfolioPORTFOLIO 101: This track of the Investing Classroom will show you how to design a successful portfolio of investments that work together to help you reach your goals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffDetermine your goals and their costsPORTFOLIO 102: Complex isn't necessarily better. Once you know what your goals are, you may discover that a relatively uncomplicated route will take you to your destination.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffHow much risk can you tolerate?PORTFOLIO 103: This course will review the types of risk involved in investing, and show you how to develop your philosophy about investment risk.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffBuilding your emergency fundPORTFOLIO 104: In general, you should have plenty of dollars stashed in an emergency fund before you invest a penny. But where will you find the money, and where should you keep it.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffDetermine your asset mixPORTFOLIO 105: Your asset allocation is your portfolio's blend of stocks, bonds and cash. Finding the best asset mix is crucial if you want to meet your goals.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffCore vs. noncore investmentsPORTFOLIO 106: To reach your investment goals, your portfolio needs a solid, sensible core. Sound boring? Well, it's not the most exciting part of investing, but it may be the most important.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffA simple portfolioPORTFOLIO 107: Complex isn't necessarily better. Once you know where you're going, you may discover that a relatively uncomplicated route will take you to your destination.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMT Money staffStocks versus other investmentsSTOCKS 101: Investing in stocks is not rocket science. The only real characteristics shared among successful stock investors are basic math skills, a critical eye, patience and discipline.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:41:43 GMT magic of compoundingSTOCKS 102: Compound interest, a vital component of investing, can help you achieve your financial goals, such as becoming a millionaire, retiring comfortably or being financially independent.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:41:43 GMT