InvestTalk Episodes

  • Wednesday, May. 27

    3 Symptoms of a Poorly Diversified Portfolio

    Every investing decision must be consistent with maintaining a high degree of diversification.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Universal Life Index Fund, Social Security, Apple Watch, U.S Savings Rates, House Prices, 401k, SDLP - Seadrill Partners LLC, UCBI - United Community Banks Inc.

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  • Tuesday, May. 26

    Building Your Custom Made ETF

    Akin to ETFs, Motif investments exist as baskets of stocks that mirror certain themes or motifs.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Durable Goods, House Prices, KMT - Kennametal Inc., ETFs, Bond Funds, 403B, The DOW Theory, Stock Value.

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  • Monday, May. 25

    Time to Invest in Mexico?

    Consider the bull and bear case for buying the "most interesting" exchange traded fund in the world.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: 1st Quarter Earnings, Trade Deficit, Earnings, EWW - iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF, The Stock Market, Dividends, Option Expiration, Book Value, Preferred Stocks, New Investor, Retirement, Mutual Funds, Life Insurance.

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  • Friday, May. 22

    4 Ways To Get Millennials To Save For Retirement

    They've got other issues - career, school loans, establishing credit, so many young adults don't consider retirement a top priority.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: EOX - Emerald Oil Inc., Summer Rally vs. Summer Correction, 401k Solution, I-R-A, GOOG - Google Inc. Cl C, XRX - Xerox Corp., Dollar Price Averaging, Stock Evaluation, ETFs, UUP - PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund.

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  • Thursday, May. 21

    When To Walk Away From An Investment

    Investors tend to get emotional, selling on impulse rather than strategy, and thinking they can time the market.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Home Sales, Peter Schiff & Gold, Wall Street vs. Main Street, PG - Procter & Gamble Co., SHAK - Shake Shack Inc. Cl A, CLF - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., Portfolio, HA - Hawaiian Holdings Inc., The Dollar, UUP - PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund, DIS - Walt Disney Co., ADT - ADT Corp.

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  • Wednesday, May. 20

    A 401(k) Rip-off?

    Insurance companies have managed to build a better mousetrap to profit from retirement accounts.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Nuclear Power Plants, URA - Global X Uranium ETF, Retirement, Spending vs. Income, China Solar Stocks, 403B, UUP – Power Shares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund, NXPI - NXP Semiconductors N.V., Junk Bonds, AXAS - Abraxas Petroleum Corp., APA - Apache Corp.

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  • Tuesday, May. 19

    Can Real Estate Fit Into Your IRA?

    It's emerging as an alternative to stocks, bonds and mutual funds for IRA investors.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing, Money Won’t Make You Happy, Retail Sales, Housing, WMT - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., Dividends, Mutual Funds vs. ETFs, TBT - ProShares UltraShort Lehman 20+ Year Treasury, LNKD - LinkedIn Corp. Cl A.

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  • Monday, May. 18

    Investor Or Trader... Which Are You?

    Most of the really big winners on Wall Street list themselves as "traders."

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Strong & Weak Dollar, Summer & The Stock Market, Social Security, I-R-A Distribution, Investments & Taxes, ECL - Ecolab Inc., How To Pick Stocks, 401k.

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  • Friday, May. 15

    Easy Steps for Building a Bond Ladder

    When it comes to investing in bonds, we know this is a common strategy used when building a portfolio, but exactly how do you do it?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Money, Weak Dollar, FCNTX - Fidelity Contrafund, VTSAX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, Dow Futures, COW - iPath Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN, FTI - FMC Technologies Inc., TASR - TASER International Inc., Gold, ETFs, Social Security.

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  • Thursday, May. 14

    Meet the Financial Advisers to Very Wealthy

    From people with lots of money and no money skills to the rich and savvy.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Annuities, Money Skills, Warren Buffett Reads Up To 6 Hours a Day, Retirement, Maximize Social Security, CLH - Clean Harbors Inc., VGK - Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF, FFTWX - Fidelity Freedom 2025 Fund, Uptick Rule, SLV - iShares Silver Trust, ETN - Eaton Corp. PLC, New Investor.

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