Investing advice and commentary - MSN Moneyhttp://money.msn.com/Get expert investing advice and learn from top financial commentaries on MSN Money.2011 Microsoften-us60currency, exchange traded fund, how to invest, investing, mutual fund7 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-steps-to-pick-the-right-mutual-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-steps-to-pick-the-right-mutual-fundChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/carlos-slims-telecom-9-more-stocks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/carlos-slims-telecom-9-more-stocks-to-watch4 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-signs-its-time-to-sell-a-stockhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-signs-its-time-to-sell-a-stockConstance 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/are-we-in-the-third-biggest-stock-bubble-in-us-historyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/are-we-in-the-third-biggest-stock-bubble-in-us-historyBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/oil-and-gas-stocks-among-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/oil-and-gas-stocks-among-10-picks-to-watch6 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-tips-for-picking-the-right-mutual-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-tips-for-picking-the-right-mutual-fundTom 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-secret-to-investing-on-your-ownhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-secret-to-investing-on-your-ownPat 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/buy-hot-stocks-without-getting-burnedinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/buy-hot-stocks-without-getting-burnedJonathan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/20-etfs-to-plug-gaps-in-your-portfolioexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/20-etfs-to-plug-gaps-in-your-portfolioNellie 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dollar7-beer-stock-among-10-hot-picksstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dollar7-beer-stock-among-10-hot-picks4 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-ways-to-play-this-housing-marketinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-ways-to-play-this-housing-marketJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/inside-the-fbis-big-penny-stock-bustinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/inside-the-fbis-big-penny-stock-bustJean 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/finding-winners-in-techs-bargain-bininvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/finding-winners-in-techs-bargain-binConrad 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-fees-that-are-killing-your-retirementmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-fees-that-are-killing-your-retirementRobert 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/got-a-great-investing-idea-start-your-own-etfexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/got-a-great-investing-idea-start-your-own-etfKristina 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/connect-the-dots-to-better-investinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/connect-the-dots-to-better-investingDaniel 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-bad-reasons-we-overpay-for-mutual-fundsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-bad-reasons-we-overpay-for-mutual-fundsPat 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/these-etfs-should-be-rated-rexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/these-etfs-should-be-rated-rEric 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-same-returns-with-half-the-riskinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-same-returns-with-half-the-riskMark 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-ways-to-protect-your-great-returnsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-ways-to-protect-your-great-returnsLauren 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-best-bond-funds-to-own-nowmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-best-bond-funds-to-own-nowSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/stockscouter-2-hot-tech-stocks-under-dollar10stock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/stockscouter-2-hot-tech-stocks-under-dollar10How 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-invest-in-an-aging-bull-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-invest-in-an-aging-bull-marketSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/9-financial-risks-everyone-should-understandhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/9-financial-risks-everyone-should-understandChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-funds-for-high-quality-stocksmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-funds-for-high-quality-stocksSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/chip-makers-lead-10-stocks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/chip-makers-lead-10-stocks-to-watch4 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-ways-to-invest-in-commodities-and-why-you-shouldexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-ways-to-invest-in-commodities-and-why-you-shouldCarolyn 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/staying-in-stocks-be-smart-about-itexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/staying-in-stocks-be-smart-about-itShawn 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/where-to-put-your-money-nowhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/where-to-put-your-money-nowAnne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/apple-slices-among-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/apple-slices-among-10-picks-to-watchWhy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/why-you-should-buy-stocks-todayhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/why-you-should-buy-stocks-todaySteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/give-yourself-an-investing-makeovermutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/give-yourself-an-investing-makeoverJason 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/frontier-markets-reward-investorsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/frontier-markets-reward-investorsDan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/best-all-of-the-above-income-etfsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/best-all-of-the-above-income-etfsEric 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-all-the-correction-calls-have-been-wronginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-all-the-correction-calls-have-been-wrongJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/investors-pile-into-risky-penny-stocksinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/investors-pile-into-risky-penny-stocksTomi 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-timeless-lessons-of-early-bubblesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-timeless-lessons-of-early-bubblesBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/regional-banks-top-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/regional-banks-top-10-picks-to-watchNew 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/new-gold-etf-lets-you-swap-shares-for-barsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/new-gold-etf-lets-you-swap-shares-for-barsMyra 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/3-dividend-stocks-for-a-rocky-summerinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/3-dividend-stocks-for-a-rocky-summerJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/talk-yourself-out-of-these-risky-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/talk-yourself-out-of-these-risky-investmentsJoanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bad-days-for-the-big-boys-of-financeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bad-days-for-the-big-boys-of-financeJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/build-an-etf-portfolio-with-dollar1000exchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/build-an-etf-portfolio-with-dollar1000Janet 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dividend-stocks-lead-10-hot-picksstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dividend-stocks-lead-10-hot-picksSo 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/so-what-if-the-stock-market-is-riggedinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/so-what-if-the-stock-market-is-riggedChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-ground-is-shifting-in-etf-industryexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-ground-is-shifting-in-etf-industryJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/buffett-small-investors-have-one-big-advantagemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/buffett-small-investors-have-one-big-advantageMitchell 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/utility-stock-tops-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/utility-stock-tops-10-picks-to-watchCan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/can-wall-street-remain-the-capital-of-financeinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/can-wall-street-remain-the-capital-of-financeJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-you-should-know-about-share-buybackshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-you-should-know-about-share-buybacksKathy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-ways-to-stay-out-of-etf-troubleexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-ways-to-stay-out-of-etf-troubleDaniel 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-best-mutual-funds-you-wont-buymutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-best-mutual-funds-you-wont-buyChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/7-stocks-to-buy-as-fed-easing-slowsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/7-stocks-to-buy-as-fed-easing-slowsMark 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/soaring-small-cap-stocks-get-clippedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/soaring-small-cap-stocks-get-clippedAlexandra 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/new-rule-of-stocks-get-used-to-the-grindinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/new-rule-of-stocks-get-used-to-the-grindE.S. 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fund-managers-bold-bet-on-goldmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fund-managers-bold-bet-on-goldStan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/etf-strategies-to-match-the-prosexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/etf-strategies-to-match-the-prosLeslie Kramer, CNBC.com 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/how-to-stress-test-your-portfolioinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/how-to-stress-test-your-portfolioRobert 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/lazy-portfolios-for-your-retirementmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/lazy-portfolios-for-your-retirementAndrea 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/easy-ways-to-juice-your-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/easy-ways-to-juice-your-portfolioTaylor Tepper, Money Spring cleaning? Toss these investmentsRebalancing your retirement portfolio is more crucial than ever this year.Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/spring-cleaning-toss-these-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/spring-cleaning-toss-these-investmentsBy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/gushing-over-oil-stocksstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/gushing-over-oil-stocksYour 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-retirement-is-in-danger-save-itmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-retirement-is-in-danger-save-itBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-things-smart-investors-look-for-in-annual-reportsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/4-things-smart-investors-look-for-in-annual-reportsChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/energy-stocks-lead-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/energy-stocks-lead-10-picks-to-watch6 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-funds-you-can-own-for-dollar500-or-lessmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-funds-you-can-own-for-dollar500-or-lessStacy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-hold-and-prosper-the-power-of-patient-investinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/buy-hold-and-prosper-the-power-of-patient-investingJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-reasons-to-brace-for-more-volatilityinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-reasons-to-brace-for-more-volatilityCharlie 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-do-good-etfs-that-beat-the-marketexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-do-good-etfs-that-beat-the-marketAaron 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/internet-fund-avoids-facebook-twittermutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/internet-fund-avoids-facebook-twitterBrian 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/5-things-every-retirement-portfolio-needshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/5-things-every-retirement-portfolio-needsRobert 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/time-to-cash-in-some-chipsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/time-to-cash-in-some-chipsGregory 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/look-abroad-for-higher-dividendsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/look-abroad-for-higher-dividendsBruce 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/8-bargain-stocks-for-value-investorsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/8-bargain-stocks-for-value-investorsBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-advantages-of-small-time-investorshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-advantages-of-small-time-investorsCharlie 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/my-so-called-market-are-stocks-going-totally-90sinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/my-so-called-market-are-stocks-going-totally-90sRoben 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/9-great-funds-for-young-investorsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/9-great-funds-for-young-investorsStacy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/invest-in-real-estate-without-the-headachesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/invest-in-real-estate-without-the-headachesBarbara 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dicks-sporting-goods-9-more-stocks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dicks-sporting-goods-9-more-stocks-to-watchDo 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/do-target-date-funds-have-it-backwardmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/do-target-date-funds-have-it-backwardStan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-to-invest-in-lgbt-friendly-companiesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-to-invest-in-lgbt-friendly-companiesRoger 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/tech-dividend-stocks-among-10-picks-to-watchstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/tech-dividend-stocks-among-10-picks-to-watchJust 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/just-say-no-to-pot-stockshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/just-say-no-to-pot-stocksKathy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-perils-of-chasing-high-yieldsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-perils-of-chasing-high-yieldsSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-great-funds-with-small-portfoliosmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-great-funds-with-small-portfoliosJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/macys-home-depot-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/macys-home-depot-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekThe 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-basics-of-building-a-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-basics-of-building-a-portfolioMitch 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-mutual-fund-is-smarter-than-youmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-mutual-fund-is-smarter-than-youChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/whats-your-investing-dnainvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/whats-your-investing-dnaJason 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-401k-move-that-guarantees-a-higher-returnexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-401k-move-that-guarantees-a-higher-returnJohn 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-dividend-stocks-a-good-bet-for-retirementhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-dividend-stocks-a-good-bet-for-retirementTom 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/traditional-or-roth-ira-which-should-you-choosehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/traditional-or-roth-ira-which-should-you-chooseCharles 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/3-reasons-to-be-all-in-with-stocksinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/3-reasons-to-be-all-in-with-stocksDana 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-growing-case-against-etfsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-growing-case-against-etfsChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/verizon-atandt-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/verizon-atandt-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-week5 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/5-lessons-from-this-bull-markethow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/5-lessons-from-this-bull-marketCarolyn 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/boeing-2-airlines-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-weekstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/boeing-2-airlines-among-10-stocks-to-watch-this-week10 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/10-etfs-to-bet-on-europe-in-2014-1exchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/10-etfs-to-bet-on-europe-in-2014-1Ari 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/3-new-ideas-on-retirement-investinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/3-new-ideas-on-retirement-investingKelly 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-cheap-newspaper-stocks-that-could-reboundinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/4-cheap-newspaper-stocks-that-could-reboundJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/more-men-in-prime-working-ages-dont-have-jobsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/more-men-in-prime-working-ages-dont-have-jobsMark 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-less-stressful-way-to-invest-in-asiaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-less-stressful-way-to-invest-in-asiaSteve 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-reasons-your-investments-stinkmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/6-reasons-your-investments-stinkBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-you-an-investor-or-a-gamblerhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/are-you-an-investor-or-a-gamblerCharlie 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/7-reasons-to-buy-emerging-marketsinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/7-reasons-to-buy-emerging-marketsBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-that-mr-burns-would-loveexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/an-etf-that-mr-burns-would-loveRoger 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-ways-to-cut-your-investment-feesmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-ways-to-cut-your-investment-feesElizabeth 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/when-a-giant-gain-causes-painhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/when-a-giant-gain-causes-painJason 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/build-your-own-hedge-fundinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/build-your-own-hedge-fundJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/afraid-of-stocks-right-now-try-commoditiesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/afraid-of-stocks-right-now-try-commoditiesJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/this-shocking-strategy-will-save-your-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/this-shocking-strategy-will-save-your-portfolioJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/chasing-growth-stocks-lessons-from-the-prosinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/chasing-growth-stocks-lessons-from-the-prosSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-secret-to-investing-safely-timehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-secret-to-investing-safely-timeTimothy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/how-to-invest-as-interest-rates-riseexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/how-to-invest-as-interest-rates-riseJoe 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-fund-that-invests-like-buffettmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-fund-that-invests-like-buffettLewis 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-ways-women-make-better-investorshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/4-ways-women-make-better-investorsTom 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/beyond-utilities-investing-in-airports-toll-roadsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/beyond-utilities-investing-in-airports-toll-roadsRoger 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-tips-to-get-your-401k-in-shapemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-tips-to-get-your-401k-in-shapeRoger 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/7-things-you-should-have-learned-in-2013-but-didnthow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/7-things-you-should-have-learned-in-2013-but-didntJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/what-the-big-moneys-buying-in-2014-1investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/what-the-big-moneys-buying-in-2014-1Brett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/dont-stop-investing-after-retirementhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/dont-stop-investing-after-retirementTimothy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/can-gold-miners-dig-out-of-bottomless-pitinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/can-gold-miners-dig-out-of-bottomless-pitMyra 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/10-reasons-to-buy-apple-nowinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/10-reasons-to-buy-apple-nowJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-reasons-to-invest-in-made-in-usaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-reasons-to-invest-in-made-in-usaJonathan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-investment-moves-to-make-in-decemberinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-investment-moves-to-make-in-decemberJoe 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-top-tech-investment-of-2014-1investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-top-tech-investment-of-2014-1Michael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/where-the-pros-are-investing-in-2014-1mutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/where-the-pros-are-investing-in-2014-1Alexis 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-sell-nowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-sell-nowKathy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fear-is-killing-your-investmentsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/fear-is-killing-your-investmentsChuck 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 Amazon.com in cyberspace. New CEO Doug McMillon has a chance to change that. Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-wal-marts-new-ceo-can-win-onlineinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-wal-marts-new-ceo-can-win-onlineDiane 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-retail-stock-bargains-for-black-fridayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-retail-stock-bargains-for-black-fridayBen 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-bad-ways-to-pick-a-mutual-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-bad-ways-to-pick-a-mutual-fundAndrea 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dow-20000-here-we-comeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dow-20000-here-we-comeMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/its-time-to-buy-chinaexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/its-time-to-buy-chinaJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-dividend-investing-doomedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-dividend-investing-doomedJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-reasons-the-market-isnt-overvaluedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-reasons-the-market-isnt-overvaluedAnne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/this-sector-is-ready-for-an-explosive-reboundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/this-sector-is-ready-for-an-explosive-reboundJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-reasons-to-expect-a-correctioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-reasons-to-expect-a-correctionJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-to-buy-emerging-markets-nowexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-to-buy-emerging-markets-nowJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/twitter-ipo-is-investing-at-its-worstexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/twitter-ipo-is-investing-at-its-worstHoward 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-champion-of-solar-powerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-champion-of-solar-powerTom 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-fed-has-no-endgameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-fed-has-no-endgameJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/google-now-the-apple-of-fund-managers-eyesmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/google-now-the-apple-of-fund-managers-eyesSeema 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/chipotle-mcdonalds-biggest-regretinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/chipotle-mcdonalds-biggest-regretRoben 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/fidelity-sparks-etf-price-warexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/fidelity-sparks-etf-price-warChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/investors-wiser-ahead-of-twitter-ipoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/investors-wiser-ahead-of-twitter-ipoCarol 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/iran-the-next-investment-frontierinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/iran-the-next-investment-frontierMatt Clinch, CNBC.com 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/halloween-means-treats-for-investorsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/halloween-means-treats-for-investorsSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/with-a-401-k-it-pays-to-stay-the-course-in-crisesmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/with-a-401-k-it-pays-to-stay-the-course-in-crisesSharon 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/ride-this-markets-last-gasp-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/ride-this-markets-last-gasp-rallyJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/this-isnt-your-parents-tech-bubbleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/this-isnt-your-parents-tech-bubbleRolfe 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-may-flop-after-earningsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-may-flop-after-earningsJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-too-bubbly-5-warning-signsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-too-bubbly-5-warning-signsPatti 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-incredible-shrinking-plane-seatinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-incredible-shrinking-plane-seatJon 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-better-bets-than-the-twitter-ipoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-better-bets-than-the-twitter-ipoDavid 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/high-end-spenders-shrug-off-economic-headwindsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/high-end-spenders-shrug-off-economic-headwindsJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-add-index-funds-to-your-portfoliomutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-add-index-funds-to-your-portfolioDaniel 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/washington-dysfunction-may-trim-wall-street-profitsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/washington-dysfunction-may-trim-wall-street-profitsSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-dirty-harry-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-dirty-harry-marketJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/big-tobacco-invests-in-e-cigarettes-should-youinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/big-tobacco-invests-in-e-cigarettes-should-youRichard 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-the-government-shutdown-shook-up-the-us-economyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-the-government-shutdown-shook-up-the-us-economyBrianna 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-ultimate-obamacare-etfexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-ultimate-obamacare-etfEric 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-your-funds-5-year-returns-are-about-to-skyrocketmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-your-funds-5-year-returns-are-about-to-skyrocketSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-countries-wal-mart-cant-conquerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-countries-wal-mart-cant-conquerSusan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/after-the-shutdown-a-big-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/after-the-shutdown-a-big-rallyJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/an-8-year-partial-government-shutdowninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/an-8-year-partial-government-shutdownEric 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/ignore-pundits-predicting-a-crashmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/ignore-pundits-predicting-a-crashDaniel 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/default-or-not-5-things-to-rememberinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/default-or-not-5-things-to-rememberBy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-great-portfolios-from-top-etfsexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/3-great-portfolios-from-top-etfsJohn 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-sizzling-food-ipos-could-leave-you-feeling-emptyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-sizzling-food-ipos-could-leave-you-feeling-emptySuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-the-shutdowns-endinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-the-shutdowns-endJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-next-us-recession-hitinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-next-us-recession-hitCatherine 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-turns-to-made-in-usainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wal-mart-turns-to-made-in-usaJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-things-to-know-before-reinvesting-dividendsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-things-to-know-before-reinvesting-dividendsRichard 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-on-sale-amid-dc-dramainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-on-sale-amid-dc-dramaKathy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-real-danger-of-cheap-stocksinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-real-danger-of-cheap-stocksMarketWatchFast 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/fast-food-gets-a-little-slowerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/fast-food-gets-a-little-slowerKatie 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-washington-no-big-dealinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-washington-no-big-dealJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-cost-dollar40-million-dollar80-million-a-dayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-cost-dollar40-million-dollar80-million-a-dayDavid 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-could-bruise-housing-recoveryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/shutdown-could-bruise-housing-recoveryMorgan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-budget-fight-shut-down-the-recoveryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-budget-fight-shut-down-the-recoveryBrenda 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/martha-stewart-takes-on-apple-on-twitterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/martha-stewart-takes-on-apple-on-twitterKatrina 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/13-ways-a-government-shutdown-could-hurt-youinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/13-ways-a-government-shutdown-could-hurt-youMaureen 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sandp-500-is-beating-the-dowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sandp-500-is-beating-the-dowJohn 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-we-save-the-us-economyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-we-save-the-us-economyAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-a-shutdown-really-meansinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-a-shutdown-really-meansEric 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/9-hot-investments-you-dont-needinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/9-hot-investments-you-dont-needJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/volatility-ahead-thank-the-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/volatility-ahead-thank-the-fedJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-you-cant-get-a-discount-latteinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-you-cant-get-a-discount-latteKyle 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/caution-budget-fight-dead-aheadinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/caution-budget-fight-dead-aheadAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-blame-washington-or-wall-streetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-blame-washington-or-wall-streetSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beware-surprises-in-feds-taperinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beware-surprises-in-feds-taperJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-stocks-to-profit-from-obamacareinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-stocks-to-profit-from-obamacareJames 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-financial-crisis-year-by-yearinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-financial-crisis-year-by-yearMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-what-banks-havent-learnedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-years-after-the-crisis-what-banks-havent-learnedSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/cheap-money-or-not-the-fed-cant-wininvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/cheap-money-or-not-the-fed-cant-winAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-for-a-difficult-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-for-a-difficult-marketJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/recession-now-a-third-of-americans-thinks-soinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/recession-now-a-third-of-americans-thinks-soPeter 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/mistaken-lessons-from-the-financial-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/mistaken-lessons-from-the-financial-crisisChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-plans-add-personalized-advicemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-plans-add-personalized-adviceKelly 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/best-route-to-play-commoditiesexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/best-route-to-play-commoditiesLiam 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-syria-scares-the-marketexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/why-syria-scares-the-marketAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-reasons-to-invest-in-europe-reallymutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-reasons-to-invest-in-europe-reallyMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-easy-currency-lessonsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-easy-currency-lessonsJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-bombing-syria-wont-affect-gasoline-pricesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-bombing-syria-wont-affect-gasoline-pricesJosh 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/invest-with-warren-buffetts-5-year-planmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/invest-with-warren-buffetts-5-year-planChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-spurn-your-401kmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-reasons-to-spurn-your-401kBy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/pimco-to-push-alternative-fundsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/pimco-to-push-alternative-fundsKirsten 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-ways-you-can-really-mess-up-your-retirementinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-ways-you-can-really-mess-up-your-retirementBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-selling-stopinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/when-will-the-selling-stopAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-of-the-most-common-investment-mistakesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-of-the-most-common-investment-mistakesMike 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/a-good-time-to-buy-mlpsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/a-good-time-to-buy-mlpsJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-tweaks-to-your-dividend-strategyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-tweaks-to-your-dividend-strategyEleanor 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-the-smart-money-is-buyinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-the-smart-money-is-buyingMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/barnes-and-noble-time-to-turn-the-pageinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/barnes-and-noble-time-to-turn-the-pageSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/rising-market-slams-short-sellersinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/rising-market-slams-short-sellersJuliet 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/smart-money-stocks-headed-higherstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/smart-money-stocks-headed-higherMark 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-higher-rates-are-a-good-thinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-higher-rates-are-a-good-thingAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/delete-all-your-investing-apps-nowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/delete-all-your-investing-apps-nowChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dont-ditch-dividend-stocks-yetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dont-ditch-dividend-stocks-yetJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/social-security-as-part-of-your-portfoliomutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/social-security-as-part-of-your-portfolioAndrea 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-workers-are-botching-their-401k-investmentsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-workers-are-botching-their-401k-investmentsBeth 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/fed-tapering-what-investors-need-to-knowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/fed-tapering-what-investors-need-to-knowBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-tumble-on-disappointing-earningsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-tumble-on-disappointing-earningsJeeYeon 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/where-inflation-sticks-it-to-consumersinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/where-inflation-sticks-it-to-consumersAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-bonuses-to-get-another-bumpinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-bonuses-to-get-another-bumpSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dump-wal-mart-coke-caterpillarstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/dump-wal-mart-coke-caterpillarJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/september-is-stocks-cruelest-monthinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/september-is-stocks-cruelest-monthJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-observations-about-starbucks-and-gunsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-observations-about-starbucks-and-gunsPaul 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/michael-dells-win-comes-at-high-costinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/michael-dells-win-comes-at-high-costSuzanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-prices-are-about-to-go-upinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-prices-are-about-to-go-upAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-return-of-dow-36000-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-return-of-dow-36000-1Brett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/burger-costs-rise-with-beef-supply-at-21-year-lowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/burger-costs-rise-with-beef-supply-at-21-year-lowElizabeth 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/sandp-500-cracks-1700-as-stocks-kick-higherinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/sandp-500-cracks-1700-as-stocks-kick-higherJeeYeon 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-dc-break-the-economy-againinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-dc-break-the-economy-againBy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/opinion-another-cheater-wins-on-wall-streetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/opinion-another-cheater-wins-on-wall-streetDavid 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-high-school-kids-are-financially-illiterateinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-high-school-kids-are-financially-illiterateDavid 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-new-science-behind-stock-chartsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-new-science-behind-stock-chartsRichard 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-deflationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-deflationJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/federal-workers-organize-to-block-the-sequesterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/federal-workers-organize-to-block-the-sequesterEric 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-class-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-class-1Anthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-classinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-recovery-for-the-middle-classAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-generation-y-fears-the-stock-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-generation-y-fears-the-stock-marketJ,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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-my-mom-killed-facebookinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-my-mom-killed-facebookJosh 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/only-half-of-workers-have-a-retirement-planinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/only-half-of-workers-have-a-retirement-planAndrea 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/detroits-long-shot-a-federal-bailoutinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/detroits-long-shot-a-federal-bailoutJosh 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/an-unstable-recovery-built-on-debtinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/an-unstable-recovery-built-on-debtJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/congress-gets-serious-about-saving-uspsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/congress-gets-serious-about-saving-uspsDevin 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-bubbles-that-could-pop-soonexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-bubbles-that-could-pop-soonJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-are-wal-mart-stores-a-messinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-are-wal-mart-stores-a-messWalter 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/gold-is-ready-to-shine-againexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/gold-is-ready-to-shine-againAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/perfect-storm-gathering-in-chinainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/perfect-storm-gathering-in-chinaJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/which-is-better-401k-or-a-pensionmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/which-is-better-401k-or-a-pensionAndrea 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/managing-your-401k-as-rates-risemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/managing-your-401k-as-rates-riseAndrea 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-hidden-danger-in-etfs-1exchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/a-hidden-danger-in-etfs-1Roben 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/energy-independence-in-america-finally-within-reachinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/energy-independence-in-america-finally-within-reachMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-simple-portfolio-of-3-fundsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/a-simple-portfolio-of-3-fundsAnna 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/to-dow-16000-and-beyondinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/to-dow-16000-and-beyondAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/americas-energy-future-is-looking-independentinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/americas-energy-future-is-looking-independentKim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/alternative-energy-keeps-flowing-in-a-cheap-fuel-worldinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/alternative-energy-keeps-flowing-in-a-cheap-fuel-worldBruce 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/who-killed-the-american-dreaminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/who-killed-the-american-dreamRex 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/alt-fuel-cars-hit-americas-on-rampinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/alt-fuel-cars-hit-americas-on-rampJason 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/dumping-bond-funds-read-this-firstmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/dumping-bond-funds-read-this-firstChuck 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/nuclear-power-faces-uncertain-futureinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/nuclear-power-faces-uncertain-futureJonathan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-picks-for-a-july-reboundexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-picks-for-a-july-reboundAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/6-great-stocks-made-in-americastock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/6-great-stocks-made-in-americaMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/who-wins-if-immigration-reform-passesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/who-wins-if-immigration-reform-passesMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/we-have-a-global-growth-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/we-have-a-global-growth-crisisJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/deepwater-drilling-reborn-in-the-gulfinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/deepwater-drilling-reborn-in-the-gulfBruce 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-start-third-quarter-with-1percent-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/stocks-start-third-quarter-with-1percent-rallyJeeYeon 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-us-frack-its-way-to-freedominvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-us-frack-its-way-to-freedomCharley 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/history-says-stick-with-stocksinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/history-says-stick-with-stocksKathy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/market-already-misses-bernankeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/market-already-misses-bernankeJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-moves-to-make-as-rates-riseinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-moves-to-make-as-rates-riseBeth 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-economy-survive-the-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/can-the-economy-survive-the-fedAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-buffett-picks-with-big-upsideinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-buffett-picks-with-big-upsideMeena 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/lost-decade-for-bonds-loomsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/lost-decade-for-bonds-loomsSusanne 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/market-turmoil-hasnt-peaked-yetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/market-turmoil-hasnt-peaked-yetJim JubakIs Amazon.com 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/is-amazoncom-the-next-safewaystock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/is-amazoncom-the-next-safewayCharley 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-401k-wipeout-bondsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-401k-wipeout-bondsAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/next-bust-creeps-a-little-closerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/next-bust-creeps-a-little-closerJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-hidden-threat-to-your-portfoliomutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-hidden-threat-to-your-portfolioBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-market-swoons-every-summerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-market-swoons-every-summerBrett 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/we-need-ceos-to-get-to-workinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/we-need-ceos-to-get-to-workAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-cant-quit-fed-addictioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/wall-street-cant-quit-fed-addictionDavid 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buying-bonds-after-the-crashinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buying-bonds-after-the-crashJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/5-companies-still-growing-faststock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/5-companies-still-growing-fastKathy 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-picks-for-the-rallys-last-gaspinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-picks-for-the-rallys-last-gaspJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-safe-places-to-park-your-moneymutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/5-safe-places-to-park-your-moneyll 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/target-and-2-others-to-buy-on-a-dipinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/target-and-2-others-to-buy-on-a-dipAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/12-reasons-not-to-fear-market-bubbleexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/12-reasons-not-to-fear-market-bubbleRichard 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/beat-this-markets-7-big-fearsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/beat-this-markets-7-big-fearsMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/your-guide-to-this-summers-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/your-guide-to-this-summers-marketJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-official-housing-is-backinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-official-housing-is-backJeff 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-our-crash-could-look-likeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-our-crash-could-look-likeJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-tesla-the-new-ford-or-gminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-tesla-the-new-ford-or-gmCharley 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/deflation-recession-are-in-the-cardsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/deflation-recession-are-in-the-cardsAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/13-energy-stocks-ready-to-rollinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/13-energy-stocks-ready-to-rollMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beware-market-insiders-are-sellinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beware-market-insiders-are-sellingAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-stocks-for-a-3-d-futureinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-stocks-for-a-3-d-futureJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-gold-wont-stay-downinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-gold-wont-stay-downAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/turn-dollar250k-into-retirement-incomemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/turn-dollar250k-into-retirement-incomeRichard 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-the-market-about-to-go-bustinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-the-market-about-to-go-bustJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-balance-sheet-babies-to-considerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-balance-sheet-babies-to-considerJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-ways-to-keep-investing-simplemutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-ways-to-keep-investing-simpleAnna 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-5-ingredients-in-a-winning-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/the-5-ingredients-in-a-winning-fundSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-age-wars-bankrupt-usinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-age-wars-bankrupt-usJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/meet-the-next-intelinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/meet-the-next-intelCharley 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-own-for-the-long-terminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-own-for-the-long-termJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/middle-class-resigned-to-stagnationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/middle-class-resigned-to-stagnationAl 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/obamas-recovery-has-failedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/obamas-recovery-has-failedAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/charting-a-course-for-rest-of-2013-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/charting-a-course-for-rest-of-2013-1Jim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-stealth-marketsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-stealth-marketsJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/has-the-next-crisis-beguninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/has-the-next-crisis-begunAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-picks-for-a-correction-revisedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-picks-for-a-correction-revisedJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-profit-from-chinas-slowdowninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-profit-from-chinas-slowdownJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/commodities-crash-recession-loomsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/commodities-crash-recession-loomsAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-for-the-big-bank-paybackinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-for-the-big-bank-paybackMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/most-likely-market-bust-scenarioinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/most-likely-market-bust-scenarioJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/7-funds-you-can-own-foreverexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/7-funds-you-can-own-foreverSteven 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-bull-markets-last-standinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-bull-markets-last-standAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-rules-to-rescue-your-retirementmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/3-rules-to-rescue-your-retirementJonathan 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-a-strong-dollar-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-a-strong-dollar-kill-the-rallyJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/dont-invest-like-a-prepperexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/dont-invest-like-a-prepperHoward 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-perils-of-cheap-moneyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-perils-of-cheap-moneyJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-to-tax-the-poorinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-to-tax-the-poorAnthony 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/how-to-learn-to-love-stocks-againmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/how-to-learn-to-love-stocks-againLou 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-will-have-the-last-laughinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-will-have-the-last-laughMichael 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/hunting-for-the-next-disneyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/hunting-for-the-next-disneyCharley 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/9-infrastructure-plays-to-make-todayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/9-infrastructure-plays-to-make-todayJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/after-cyprus-no-money-pool-is-safeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/after-cyprus-no-money-pool-is-safeJim 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/money-lessons-from-fantasy-baseballmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/money-lessons-from-fantasy-baseballMatt 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/6-ways-to-invest-in-cybersecurityinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/6-ways-to-invest-in-cybersecurityMichael Brush, MSN MoneyEurope's crisis buys time for Fed A renewed flight to the safety of Treasurys on euro fears would keep the rally going and give the Fed time for an exit strategy.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/europes-crisis-buys-time-for-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/europes-crisis-buys-time-for-fedJim JubakNo, inflation is not out of controlThe idea that the Consumer Price Index hides inflation, and that prices are rising 6% a year or more, gets a lot of press. Here's a reality check.Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-inflation-is-not-out-of-controlinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-inflation-is-not-out-of-controlRex Nutting, MarketWatch How to play the expectations gameExpectations get embedded in stock prices. Here are ways you might make money by going with the flow or by staking out a contrarian position in the current market.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-expectations-gameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-expectations-gameJim JubakWhy we need 'death panels'We're taxing young people and running up debt to fund an overpriced system and offer end-of-life 'care' that may not do much good. It's time to put scary monikers aside.Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-we-need-death-panelsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-we-need-death-panelsAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhat's the matter with China?Investors -- domestic and foreign -- are disappointed that China's new leaders appear unwilling or unable to put together a growth model that will break China out of its economic policy rut. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/whats-the-matter-with-chinainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/whats-the-matter-with-chinaJim JubakHas Germany killed the eurozone?A new budget makes it clear that Germany will only offer the weaker eurozone economies lectures on austerity. The result will be deadlock.Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/has-germany-killed-the-eurozoneinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/has-germany-killed-the-eurozoneJim Jubak8 wise-guy rules for investingIf you've been scared away from stocks, new highs in the market might very well tempt you to jump back in. We've tapped the wisdom of proven investors like Buffett and Bogle to help you get in the game.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/8-wise-guy-rules-for-investinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/8-wise-guy-rules-for-investingMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWashington's latest budget fictionThe new spending plan from GOP budget guru Paul Ryan appears to rely on political positions, like the repeal of Obamacare, that will never become law. The Democrats' upcoming plan won't be much better.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/washingtons-latest-budget-fictioninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/washingtons-latest-budget-fictionJosh Boak and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal TimesWall St. is rigged. Profit from itHubris nearly doomed the financial system. Railing against bailouts felt right, but you also should have bet the system would rally anew.Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/wall-st-is-rigged-profit-from-itexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/wall-st-is-rigged-profit-from-itRoben Farzad. Bloomberg Businessweek4 reasons to ignore Dow's new highsI'll happily pocket any profits the market's rise gives me. But when you adjust for inflation or consider how we got here, it's not impressive. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-to-ignore-dows-new-highsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-to-ignore-dows-new-highsJim JubakWhy the Dow is up but you're notShrinking incomes, surging prices for key items and low savings rates are more important to many households than the market's rise.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-the-dow-is-up-but-youre-notmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/why-the-dow-is-up-but-youre-notCharles Passy, MarketWatch5 strong stocks from MexicoInvestors looking overseas for profits tend to favor Brazil and China. But overlooked Mexico has been outperforming both -- and that trend should continue.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-mexicoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-mexicoJim JubakAmerica's austerity madnessWith the budget sequester and recent tax hikes kicking in, Americans are starting to feel a pinch that will only get worse. But sadly, what's been done so far won't fix the country's finances. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/americas-austerity-madnessinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/americas-austerity-madnessAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneySkepticism high amid market’s rallyInvestor confidence in stocks remains shaky despite the market’s relentless push toward all-time highs.Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/skepticism-high-amid-markets-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/skepticism-high-amid-markets-rallySteven Russolillo, The Wall Street Journal10 stocks to buy on euro fearsAnother European debt crisis is on the horizon, and by summer a lot of good companies based there will be on sale. Here are 10 to consider.Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-euro-fearsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-euro-fearsJim JubakMarch madness, market styleThe big moves we've seen in the past week are a preview of the volatility ahead. From the sequester to a possible government shutdown, news is likely to drive the market.Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/march-madness-market-styleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/march-madness-market-styleJim JubakWhy there's no way Obama can winLetting the budget cuts known as sequestration kick in could send the nation into recession, but a delay won't solve anything, either.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-theres-no-way-obama-can-wininvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-theres-no-way-obama-can-winAnthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyWhy the sequester debate bores usDespite Washington’s efforts to humanize the impact, the pending budget cuts remain abstractions to most Americans.Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sequester-debate-bores-usinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-sequester-debate-bores-usJosh Boak, The Fiscal TimesBuy the next Boeing?The company dominates the market for big commercial jets, but problems with Its 787 Dreamliner mean it's time for investors to look for alternatives.Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-boeinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buy-the-next-boeingCharley Blaine, MSN Money10 stocks to buy on a sell-offWith stocks stalled after a huge rally, we could be looking at a correction soon, so be ready. Here are 10 to watch and when to buy them.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-a-sell-offinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-a-sell-offJim JubakApple: Why bad news keeps comingAnalysts were slow to accept reality, lowering their forecasts only after the stock tumbled. Those revisions are now weighing on shares.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/apple-why-bad-news-keeps-cominginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/apple-why-bad-news-keeps-comingMark Hulbert, MarketWatch5 things to know about the sequesterWhile the sequester may use a 'meat cleaver' approach, the spending cuts are not enough to put the whole economy through the grinder.Sat, 23 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-things-to-know-about-the-sequesterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-things-to-know-about-the-sequesterJosh Boak and Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times6 blue-chip stocks of tomorrowLittle-known today, these midsized companies appear destined to become brand names of the future.Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/6-blue-chip-stocks-of-tomorrowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/6-blue-chip-stocks-of-tomorrowKathy Kristof, Kiplinger.comThe dire warning from Wal-MartEmails from inside the giant retailer, echoed in its profit report, show how Washington's mess of budget cuts and tax hikes will hurt the economy and hamper the market.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-dire-warning-from-wal-martinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-dire-warning-from-wal-martJim JubakGas below $4, or Dow 14,000?Central banks have fueled the markets with cheap money, but that means inflation -- and rising prices at the pump. The problem? For most of us, the gain isn't worth the pain.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/gas-below-dollar4-or-dow-14000investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/gas-below-dollar4-or-dow-14000Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAmericans regain craving for luxurySince recession-weary Americans cut back on spending, China had been seen as the sector's best customer globally. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/americans-regain-craving-for-luxuryinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/americans-regain-craving-for-luxuryAndrew Hinderaker, The Wall Street Journal Bond guru's magic is still at workPimco's Bill Gross defied the skeptics with a 12% gain in the first year he's managed his bond-based exchange-traded fund, whipping the benchmarks and his own mutual fund in the process.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/bond-gurus-magic-is-still-at-workexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/bond-gurus-magic-is-still-at-workElizabeth Ody, Kiplinger.com7 smart ways to boost your 401kMost of us will have to save harder and longer to set aside enough for a secure retirement. Following these steps could help you do just that.Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-smart-ways-to-boost-your-401kmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/7-smart-ways-to-boost-your-401kJane Bennett Clark, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine7 Heinz-like stocks for BuffettLast week's Heinz deal shows that Warren Buffett is shifting his targets to cope with a more volatile environment. Here are 7 more companies that could fit the bill.Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-heinz-like-stocks-for-buffettinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-heinz-like-stocks-for-buffettJim JubakThe end of an investing eraThere’s mounting evidence that individuals have abandoned individual stocks as their preferred form of equity investing. Mutual funds and ETFs are where the action is now.Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-end-of-an-investing-eraexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/the-end-of-an-investing-eraHoward Gold, MarketWatch5 stocks to buy for the long termThis volatile market encourages investors to take any profits and run. But that thinking has only helped make these long-term plays more attractive.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-buy-for-the-long-terminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-buy-for-the-long-termJim Jubak401k balances hit record highsRetirement accounts are growing fast, thanks to the surging stock market and increased contributions from workers and their employers.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-balances-hit-record-highsmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/401k-balances-hit-record-highsAndrea Coombes, MarketWatchAn anti-gun-control mutual fundGun sales soared after the Sandy Hook massacre in December. The corresponding rise in shares of gun makers has been a boon to the investors in the Vice Fund. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/an-anti-gun-control-mutual-fundmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/an-anti-gun-control-mutual-fundRob Silverblatt, U.S. News & World ReportChina's undercover banking crisisOff-balance-sheet lending has exploded in China, and deep problems are starting to turn up. Who will make good when loans go bad is a great unknown that could sting the global economy.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/chinas-undercover-banking-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/chinas-undercover-banking-crisisJim JubakAn investor’s manifestoSuccessful investors have a game plan, and they stick to it through good times and bad.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/an-investors-manifestohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/an-investors-manifestoKnight Kiplinger, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazineLet's play global currency warsJapan is leading the way as nations look to boost exports by devaluing their currencies. Here's how investors can profit from this battle.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/lets-play-global-currency-warsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/lets-play-global-currency-warsJim JubakMini items expand fast food choicesVarious mini items have been on fast-food chain menus for decades. But new pressures have produced a plethora of dainty options.Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/mini-items-expand-fast-food-choicesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/mini-items-expand-fast-food-choicesVenessa Wong, Bloomberg BusinessweekDow 14K fuels new wealth boomThe billions in investor wealth that disappeared during the financial crisis are coming back, and so are confidence levels and high-end spending. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dow-14k-fuels-new-wealth-boominvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dow-14k-fuels-new-wealth-boomRobert Frank, CNBC.comIt's politicians vs. the rallyRecent scandals and a return to infighting, along with currency wars, could stall the stock market's recent momentum.Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-politicians-vs-the-rally-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-politicians-vs-the-rally-1Anthony Mirhaydari, MSN MoneyAs market rises, insiders bailCorporate types -- who presumably have information that other investors don’t -- are selling more than 9 shares for every 1 they buy. Should you be worried?Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/as-market-rises-insiders-bailinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/as-market-rises-insiders-bailMark Hulbert, MarketWatchETFs turn 20, remain misunderstoodExchange-traded funds are sleeker and more streamlined than their mutual-fund cousins. But just as the sports car is not right for every driver, the ETF isn’t necessarily the best investment vehicle.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/etfs-turn-20-remain-misunderstoodexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/etfs-turn-20-remain-misunderstoodChuck Jaffe, MarketWatchWhy the budget mess won't matterWe've learned not to expect answers from Congress and the president anyway. So the markets are betting that the world's central banks will keep things rolling along.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-budget-mess-wont-matterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-budget-mess-wont-matterJim JubakTech giants clash in the cloudAmazon.com has the lead in the lucrative niche of providing businesses with cloud services. But its traditional rivals are starting to catch up.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 01:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/tech-giants-clash-in-the-cloudinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/tech-giants-clash-in-the-cloudShira Ovide, Greg Bensinger and Amir EfratiHow to play China's 'rural' riseChina's migrant workers aren't really rural at all -- and employees who live in small and midsize cities are transforming the nation's economy. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-chinas-rural-riseinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-chinas-rural-riseJim JubakBull market or prelude to a bust? The markets are nearing levels not seen since 2007 -- but let's not forget the crash that followed those highs. Conditions now look eerily similar.Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bull-market-or-prelude-to-a-bustinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bull-market-or-prelude-to-a-bustMSN Money staffWill the new sheriff rein in Wall St.?If confirmed by the Senate, Mary Jo White will be under pressure to use the powers of the SEC to prosecute suspected wrongdoers.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-new-sheriff-rein-in-wall-stinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-new-sheriff-rein-in-wall-stDavid Weidner, MarketWatchYour favorite stocks, 15% offOne group of funds is trading for 10% to 15% below the value of the stocks they hold. That's a bargain, particularly as stocks come back into favor.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-favorite-stocks-15percent-offmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-favorite-stocks-15percent-off Michael Brush, MSN MoneyWill investors' fears kill the rally?You hate to miss out when the market is rolling to new highs, but there's a creeping suspicion that this rally will top and crash as it did in 2000 or 2007. Here's how to keep the fear under control.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-investors-fears-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-investors-fears-kill-the-rallyJim JubakSurging stocks put bears on heelsImproving investor sentiment isn’t necessarily making Wall Street’s pessimists see things differently, but some of their clients are getting restless.Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/surging-stocks-put-bears-on-heelsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/surging-stocks-put-bears-on-heelsJonathan Cheng, The Wall Street JournalWhat 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-happened-to-inflationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-happened-to-inflationJim JubakInvesting for the long runSTOCKS 103: Over time, the rewards of investing in stocks outweigh the risks.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/investing-for-the-long-runhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/investing-for-the-long-runWhat 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-matters-in-investinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-matters-in-investingThe 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-purpose-of-a-companyhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-purpose-of-a-companyGathering 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/gathering-relevant-informationhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/gathering-relevant-informationIntroduction 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/introduction-to-financial-statementshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/introduction-to-financial-statementsWhat 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-is-a-mutual-fundhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-is-a-mutual-fundMutual 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-navshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-navsUnderstanding 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/understanding-total-returnhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/understanding-total-returnMutual 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-taxeshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/mutual-funds-and-taxesHow 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-to-purchase-a-fundhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-to-purchase-a-fundMethods 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/methods-for-investing-in-mutual-fundshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/methods-for-investing-in-mutual-fundsWhat 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-do-funds-costhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/what-do-funds-costSteps 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/steps-to-a-suitable-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/steps-to-a-suitable-portfolioMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-goals-and-their-costshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-goals-and-their-costsMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-much-risk-can-you-toleratehow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/how-much-risk-can-you-tolerateMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/building-your-emergency-fundhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/building-your-emergency-fundMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-asset-mixhow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/determine-your-asset-mixMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/core-vs-noncore-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/core-vs-noncore-investmentsMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/a-simple-portfoliohow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/a-simple-portfolioMSN 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/stocks-versus-other-investmentshow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/stocks-versus-other-investmentsThe 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 GMThttp://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-magic-of-compoundinghow-to-invest/http://money.msn.com/how-to-invest/the-magic-of-compounding