InvestTalk Episodes

  • Tuesday, Aug. 26

    How to Survive a 10 Percent Correction

    Stock market corrections are inevitable. Since 1932, declines of 10% to 20% have occurred an average of every two years.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  Stop Loss, Investing Options, BLK - BlackRock Inc., Utility Stocks, PLG - Platinum Group Metals Ltd., RIG - Transocean Ltd., IP - International Paper Co.

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  • Monday, Aug. 25

    Target-Date Funds, ETFs: Major Investing Risks Now

    The bond portions of target-date funds may become more volatile than they were in the past, if current ultra-low interest rates rise back to normal.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  MMM - 3M Co., New Home Sales, Least Tax-Friendly States, Longevity Annuities, FSC - Fifth Street Finance Corp., MET - MetLife Inc., PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., INSY - Insys Therapeutics Inc., KKR - KKR & Co. L.P.

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  • Friday, Aug. 22

    How To Pick The Perfect Retirement Location

    Nationally, hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.   Don’t be confused by the hype.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  ALGN - Align Technology Inc., Bonds, Hackers, Labor Inflexibility, HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., BNO - United States Brent Oil Fund LP, BMO - Bank of Montreal, Regulation Fees, CY - Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

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  • Thursday, Aug. 21

    The Case for Sticking With a Strategy

    The most successful investors don't chase trends. Instead, they establish their strategy and follow it no matter what.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  Bonds & Stocks, S - Sprint Corp., Bank of America, The AAII Settlement, Retail Sales Payroll & Prices, AGCO - AGCO Corp., 401k, Money in the Market.

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  • Wednesday, Aug. 20

    Four 401(k) Options When You Change Jobs

    35 percent of older workers who remained in the labor force following a job change decided to leave their 401(k) money where it was. That's the EASY answer.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  FRM - Furmanite Corp., Supply & Demand of Stocks, Russia, Beijing, European Borrowing Costs, AREX - Approach Resources Inc., Best Time to Invest?, BAC - Bank of America Corp., RIG - Transocean Ltd., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., BX - Blackstone Group L.P., AAPL - Apple Inc.

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  • Tuesday, Aug. 19

    But what exactly IS a hedge fund?

    Although they get lots of negative press, many hedge funds are worthy of being part of portfolios.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  AAPL - Apple Inc., Income, Getting Rich, Bill Fleckenstein, KKR - KKR & Co. L.P., HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., CELG - Celgene Corp., GE - General Electric Co.

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  • Monday, Aug. 18

    Real Estate Vs Gold: Which Is The Better?

    Investing is not just about diversifying between traditional and alternative assets, it’s about picking the assets that have the most potential for gain.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  AFL - AFLAC Inc., Kinder Morgan, China & Home Prices, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Long vs. Short, FNV - Franco-Nevada Corp., RMBS - Rambus Inc., NEM - Newmont Mining Corp.

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  • Friday, Aug. 15

    Factoring in “The Boomer Bubble”

    As the baby boomers begin to retire, effects on workforce participation and consumer spending levels will be profound.

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  PAY - VeriFone Systems Inc., Citi Group, Rebalance Your Retirement Portfolio, Fast Food, ETFs, KORS - Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., EOG - EOG Resources Inc., UNP - Union Pacific Corp.

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  • Thursday, Aug. 14

    Commodities: Has Their Time Come Again?

    Commodities have spent much of the previous four years in the basement. Does that make them a bargain?

    Today's Stocks & Topics:  CCI - Crown Castle International Corp., 1 Dollar A Day for Your Child, Stock Market Experts, Europe Statistics, QQQ - PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1, Stock Trade Almanac, Gold, KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc., TWO - Two Harbors Investment Corp., Bonds vs. Mutual Funds.

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