InvestTalk Episodes

  • Friday, Apr. 24

    Worried About Bond-Fund Risk?

    Tips on using past performance, portfolio data, and yield to gauge your holdings' potential trouble spots.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, Myths of Retirement Planning, Greece, Most Popular Places to Retire, Undervalued Cyclical Stocks, GE - General Electric Co., KSU - Kansas City Southern, NKA - Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC.

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  • Thursday, Apr. 23

    How the Cheap Euro Is Eroding Your Investments

    It may be good for U.S. consumers, but it has taken its toll on certain mutual funds.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, Portfolio, Oil Prices, Interest Rates & Bonds, Capital Gains, Index Funds vs. ETFs, TNH - Terra Nitrogen Co. L.P., Over Priced, NFLX - Netflix Inc.

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  • Wednesday, Apr. 22

    Gimmick or Moneymaking Investing Tool?

    OPTIONS have the potential to return big gains - greater than owning shares of stock, BUT . . .

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Levels of Support and Resistance, Ways To Retire Early, Home Sales Report, Investing Internationally, Millennials Getting Help From Parents, Bonds, 403B, Roth I-R-A, KO - Coca-Cola Co., FOLD - Amicus Therapeutics Inc., On-Balance Volume.

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  • Tuesday, Apr. 21

    When Not To Open A Roth IRA

    The traditional version of the IRA has some advantages of its own.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Entry Criteria, Oil, UWTI – Velocity Shares 3x Long Crude ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index Excess Return, Ways to Retire Early, 4% Rule, Market Volatility, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADS, Mortgage, Student Loans.

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  • Monday, Apr. 20

    Why Are ETFs Good -- or Bad?

    Think of an ETF as a cross between mutual funds and stocks. But there's more.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, Junk Bonds, Dividends, Mortgages, ALK - Alaska Air Group Inc., RRC - Range Resources Corp., KRFT - Kraft Foods Group Inc., RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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  • Friday, Apr. 17

    The Bulls Are Running Toward Europe

    Most fuind managers believe Europe is the best place to park money in stock over the next year.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: PRLB - Proto Labs Inc., The Stock Market, Retirement Income, Buying Currencies, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Long Term Investments, UPS - United Parcel Service Inc., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Investments.

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  • Thursday, Apr. 16

    Why Active Managers Like Volatility

    Active management is likely to become increasingly important to achieving sufficient returns.

    Active management is likely to become increasingly important to achieving sufficient returns.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: NSC - Norfolk Southern Corp., Technology ETFs, Early Social Security, Housing Statistics, Buying Currencies, Interview with Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner, MWE - MarkWest Energy Partners L.P., New High.

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  • Wednesday, Apr. 15

    Case Study: One Sick Portfolio

    How to tell a healthy investment portfolio from a sick one. Look at how each deals taxes, investment cost, diversification, risk, and performance.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: REITs Evaluation, Investing, Beige Book Report, Housing Market Recoveries, GDX - Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GLD - SPDR Gold Trust, DLTR - Dollar Tree Inc., Property Taxes, EWU - iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF, RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., EWG - iShares MSCI Germany ETF.

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  • Tuesday, Apr. 14

    The Good and Bad of Debt

    When borrowing, you may have more options than you think.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: WYNN - Wynn Resorts Ltd., U.S. Economy, Retiring? Why you will need less money than you think, Where Tax Dollars Go, UTG - Reaves Utility Income Fund, Asian Currency, UUP - PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund, BP - BP PLC ADS, PSA - Public Storage, Dividends.

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