InvestTalk Episodes

  • Friday, Jan. 23

    Questions Every Investor Should Be Asking In 2015

    Preparation is still a vital ingredient in enjoying strong returns.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: No Mortgage in Retirement, Economic Reports, The Fed & Interest Rates, China’s GDP, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Volatility Index, TMF - Direxion Daily 20+ Year Treasury Bull 3X Shares, ARII - American Railcar Industries Inc., T - AT&T Inc., BRF - Market Vectors Brazil Small Cap ETF, 401k.

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  • Thursday, Jan. 22

    Starting A Portfolio From Zero

    Like choosing a wardrobe, when you build a portfolio, it's got to fit.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Returns, Commodities, Google’s Wireless Services, Remodeling Your Home, CELG - Celgene Corp., BTU - Peabody Energy Corp., ETN - Eaton Corp. PLC, ETF vs. Closed-End Fund, Covered Call, BKLN - PowerShares Senior Loan Portfolio.

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  • Wednesday, Jan. 21

    Why Indexers Usually Beat Stock Pickers

    Too many investors practice 'loss aversion' - selling when they see the stock markets collapse - this can contribute to losses and lower returns.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Credit Unions, Negative Interest Rates, QE in Europe, China & iPhone Plus,  HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, URI - United Rentals Inc., Taxes & Dividends, SCHX - Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF.

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  • Tuesday, Jan. 20

    Should Your Retirement Portfolio Be More Exposed to the World?

    When investors focus only on U.S. equities, they ignore half of the world's stocks.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: SAP - SAP SE ADS, Unemployment Claims, China GDP, Bullish Stocks, Deflation & Interest Rates, Yield Curve, SWI - SolarWinds Inc., SWN - Southwestern Energy Co.

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  • Monday, Jan. 19

    The Investing Secrets of Billionaires

    It's not exactly exciting, but it's a proven strategy: Hit a lot of 'singles' and 'doubles'.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Limited Partnership, Why Not to Trust Annuities, Fall of Prices, Retirement at 62, Russia, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, ETFs, 401k, Retirement, Young Investor, Roth IRA, Gold, Investments.

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  • Friday, Jan. 16

    China Beckons American Investors

    The world's hottest stock exchange is made of securities that neither you, nor your favorite manager or index fund, has ever bought.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend Reinvestment, Copper, Social Security, Collapsing Prices, FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Technical Analysis, Short Term Investments, UCO - ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil, CNX - Consol Energy Inc., ITC - ITC Holdings Corp., OIH - Market Vectors Oil Services ETF.

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  • Thursday, Jan. 15

    How Investments Could Fare If Deflation Fears Worsen

    With a sustained decline in prices for goods and services, the rules of the investing game change.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc., Volatility, Day Trading, Swing Trading, Low Paying Jobs, CCF - Chase Corp., Private Equity Trust, The Stock Market, JPM - JPMorgan Chase & Co., TWTR - Twitter Inc.

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  • Wednesday, Jan. 14

    The Boom and Bust of Cheaper Oil

    What is all the concern surrounding oil, and why are markets apparently moving to the oil beat?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Per Share, SO - Southern Co., Retail Sales, Federal Reserve Beige Book, Lifetime Interest, NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Interview with award-winning comedian AND an award-winning financial mind, Peter Dunn, aka Pete The Planner, HACK - FactorShares Trust PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF, Financial Ratio.

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  • Tuesday, Jan. 13

    3 Lies Young Investors Tell Themselves

    These can be some of the most powerful investing years of your life, but wrong ideas get in the way.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: A Funds, Cheap Oil, World Bank, Successful Retirees, DISCA - Discovery Communications Inc. Series A, Home Builders, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, VNQ - Vanguard REIT ETF, YHOO - Yahoo! Inc., TGE - TGC Industries Inc., TGT - Target Corp.

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  • Monday, Jan. 12

    Smart 401(k) Investing - Rebalancing Your Portfolio

    Take another look, you may find that your asset allocation no longer provides the balance of growth and return that you want.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Futures, Earnings Season, Oil, Retirement, Investments, Oil, TWTR - Twitter Inc., GBX - Greenbrier Cos. Inc., GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, UNG - United States Natural Gas Fund L.P., HAL - Halliburton Co., EOX - Emerald Oil Inc.

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