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What A Trump Presidency Means For The Markets

Nikolai Kuznetsov | Posted 11.15.2016 | Business
Nikolai Kuznetsov

U.S. President Elect Donald Trump came in to the Presidential race as an underdog, but came out on top. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a smal...

ETFs vs. Mutual Funds: Which Is Better for Investing?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Both mutual funds and ETFs have become very popular because of their low-risk and simplicity, but which one is a better investment. Comparing the bene...

Advantages of a Traditional IRA - Disadvantages of a Traditional IRA

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 04.15.2016 | Fifty
PaladinRegistry.com

Traditional IRAs are a great investment vehicle for retirement for those who qualify to contribute to them (there are some limitations), and they have...

Active investing versus passive: What if everyone indexed, except Warren Buffett?

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

Warren Buffett sometimes says things that seem . . . contradictory.

Smart Beta: Sometimes Smart, But Not Exactly Beta

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

So-called "smart beta" is having a day in the sun. Pioneered by the very smart Rob Arnott, the basic idea is: don't invest in an index weighted by market cap -- invest in one that weights according to a non-market fundamental value measure, or even equally.

The Truth Pays... Dividends

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 08.25.2016 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

A stock that pays no dividend will only reward you if its price appreciates. This, of course, is pure speculation -- a gamble on whether or not the company's ticker symbol will end in the green or red. Stocks with a long record of providing dividends, however, provide you with a slight assurance of a potential source of income.

My Love for Dividend Paying Stocks Made Me Create My Own ETF

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Kevin O'Leary

When I was a young boy my mother would always tell me "never spend the principal only the dividends." I had no idea what she was talking about. She had a habit of taking a portion of her weekly paycheck and investing it in large cap dividend paying stocks.

Investing in the #1 Economy, China

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Natalie Pace

Part of investing in a new world is discovering exactly what those individuals love. Those countries and industries that are part of the migration of money from West to East will be blessed under the new dominion of China as the world's economic leader.

Break Free of High 401(k) Investment Fees

Catherine Golladay | Posted 05.14.2016 | Money
Catherine Golladay

If you're like most workers in a recent survey, your 401(k) plan is your largest or only source of retirement savings.1 Also, like most workers, you may be paying higher fees than you realized for some of the investments in that 401(k).

The Case for Gold -- Just in Case!

Terry Savage | Posted 05.11.2016 | Money
Terry Savage

No one is talking much about gold these days, since gold is typically viewed as a hedge against inflation, and there's very little inflation around. Even worse, if the Fed raises rates, gold becomes less attractive as an investment.

Investment Management: The Great Debate

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.10.2016 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The passive style of investing advocates present their case by stating that the markets are efficient. In other words, the vast majority of information that can be known is already in the market place and therefore there is no advantage to spending effort in researching stocks because there is little that is unknown about their prospects. I

Things You Want To Know About Investing But Are Afraid To Ask -- Part 2

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 06.27.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Last week I talked about investing concepts that people want to understand but are too often afraid to ask about -- things like asset allocation, diversification and risk. But if you're unclear on a concept, I say ask. And ask again if you don't completely understand.

Respectful Reply - Why Index Fund Investing Is The Last Thing You Should Do

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

I recently posted an article detailing my concerns about index fund investing. That article elicited an interesting bunch of comments to which I would like to respond.

Hedge Fund Win-Win Fee Model -- Innovative and Fair in Many Respects

Spiros Margaris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Spiros Margaris

Most hedge funds charge management fees of 1-2 percent of assets under management and, in addition, performance fees of 20 percent.

9 Reasons to Quit Buy-and-Hold Now!

Brian Schreiner | Posted 06.24.2014 | Money
Brian Schreiner

Even a simple trend following strategy, such as buying stocks when they are above their 200-day moving average and going to cash when they are below it may be able to help you preserve your assets during the next bear market.

Crushing Fees: A Q&A with FutureAdvisor Co-Founder Bo Lu

Scott Porch | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Scott Porch

If you can get in on the ground floor of the next Google or Apple, your retirement years will be white sands and pina coladas. There are three problems with that - one obvious, one not so obvious, and one nearly invisible.

The Top 2 ETF's to Buy in 2013

James Berman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
James Berman

As a contrarian investor, I'm always looking to buy what people are selling and sell what they're buying. It's the only way to ensure you're getting a reasonable price. This often leads me to forsaken corners of the investment world.

The 7 Most Expensive Investing "Truisms" You Must Ignore

Neal Frankle | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Neal Frankle

Your ultimate goal is good performance with low risk at the end of the day. Some ETFs might be really inexpensive but who cares if the performance stinks or if they invest in very risky markets?

How to Manage Risk of Stock Investments Today?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Irene Aldridge

With globalization reshaping traditional business models, domestic stock-issuing firms are under increasing margin-reducing pressure from lean foreign competitors.

Investing in ETFs in Volatile Times

Blythe McGarvie | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Blythe McGarvie

Most people are familiar with mutual funds, a basket of different equities in which you can trade easily. Less people are comfortable with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).

The Silver Scam: How Wall Street Plans to Control Commodity Prices

Daniel Dicker | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Silver and BlackRock's silver ETF, iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV), have been the target of some wild rumors in the past several months.

Soros Dumps His Entire Stake Of Gold

Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

NEW YORK/BOSTON (By Frank Tang and Aaron Pressman) - Billionaire financier George Soros, who called gold "the ultimate bubble," dumped almost his enti...

SEC Unveils Plan To Stabilize Markets

Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission unveiled a long-awaited plan designed to protect the markets from volatile pric...

EU Bonds: Portugal Proving the Point & How You Can Profit

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Just what is at the root of the EU's troubles? And how do last week's events with Portugal exemplify the problem?

The Four Most Dangerous Words to Your Portfolio

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

"How Should I Invest?" are the four most dangerous words to your portfolio. The answer to that question is often given as if one size fits all, when it's anything but.