InvestTalk Episodes

  • Wednesday, Jul. 1

    Making The Transition from Growth-Focused Investing to Income

    Investors comfortable with stock funds may have a hard time adjusting to the notion that a mix of securities might better achieve their income goals.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, Economic Calendar, China Stock Market, Greece, After-Market, Inter-Market, Bases Points, Stop Order vs. Stop Limit Order, AAPL - Apple Inc., I-R-A.

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  • Tuesday, Jun. 30

    Why The 529 For Your Future Grads

    This college savings plan allows you to use all the money it's accumulated for college without sharing it with Uncle Sam.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Health Care Industry, HCP - HCP Inc., Retirement Investments, Ignoring the Noise, Most Expensive Hotel Cities in the World, Limit Orders, ETFs, QLD - ProShares Ultra QQQ, TRU – TransUnion, ELLI - ELLIE MAE Inc., Muni-Bonds.

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  • Monday, Jun. 29

    ETF Vs. Closed-End Fund

    Despite all of their strengths, there are still some areas of the investment universe that ETFs aren’t able to journey into.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio & Dividends, Retained Earnings, Greece, Capital Controls, Legal Marihuana Stocks, 200 Day Moving Average, BBBY - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Covered Call, CDs.

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  • Friday, Jun. 26

    Making The Case For A Summer Correction

    Could the long-awaited correction finally come in the months ahead, hitting in the summer with the same kind of surprise as the Summer Crash of 2011?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Income Trust, Consumers Sentiment, EU Problems, California Drought, Blue Collar Jobs, Dividends, XRX - Xerox Corp., Online Brokers, BBP - BioShares Biotechnology Products Fund, COP - ConocoPhillips, UCO - ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil, FAZ - Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x Shares.

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  • Thursday, Jun. 25

    Get What’s Yours - Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

    Are you leaving social security dollars on the table, missing out on thousands in benefits?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Defensive Marketing, Statistics, Sectors, SLCA - U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., Trading Information, JPN - Deutsche X-trackers Japan JPX-Nikkei 400 Equity ETF, ETFs, FCFI - TrimTabs Intl Free-Cash Flow ETF, Greece, BBT - BB&T Corp., Shorting.

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  • Wednesday, Jun. 24

    Balancing a Portfolio with 'Alternative' Investments

    Alternative investment strategies such as “managed futures” are gaining in popularity because they offer increased diversification benefits.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, AAPL - Apple Inc., Portugal, Low Interest Rates & Insurance Companies, Oil, GLF - Gulfmark Offshore Inc., I-R-A, AFSI - AmTrust Financial Services Inc., Dividends, GOOG - Google Inc., GOOGL - Google Inc. Cl A, 401k & Taxes.

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  • Tuesday, Jun. 23

    Broker Commissions: Understanding the Costs

    Just because you didn't see a commission, doesn't mean you didn't pay one.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, Durable Goods Report, Contractor Issues, Retirement, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADS, European Stocks, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Interest Rates & ETFs, AVGO - Avago Technologies Ltd., Zero Coupon Bonds.

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  • Monday, Jun. 22

    Why Are Stocks Less Popular?

    Just 13.8% of U.S. households directly owned stocks in 2013, according to a Federal Reserve study. This is the lowest level in 18 years.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Evaluation, Yield Risk, Mergers, The Fed, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., CCJ - Cameco Corp., Interest Rates.

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  • Friday, Jun. 19

    Smaller Economies Bigger Returns

    Investors are finding bonds with plumper yields, and stocks that beat the S&P 500 in the emerging markets sector.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Mexico, Market Evaluation, China Stocks, 5 Worst Selling Cars, Gold, EWW - iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF, VDSI - Vasco Data Security International Inc., URR - Market Vectors Double Long Euro ETN, The Euro, F - Ford Motor Co., GM - General Motors Co., Reverse Mortgage, GNC - GNC Holdings Inc. Cl A, JUNO - Juno Therapeutics Inc.

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