InvestTalk Episodes

  • Friday, Jul. 29

    Commodities: Another Way To Diversify

    'Managed futures funds' give access to an entirely different portion of the market, untouched by the average investor.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, Dollar Cost Average, Bullish Sign on the Market, GDP Numbers, Bank of Japan, VDC - Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc., HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, ERJ - Embraer S/A ADR, TJX - TJX Cos, CD Laddering, CHL - China Mobile Ltd. ADR, Futures.

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  • Thursday, Jul. 28

    REITs Get Reorganized

    REITs have been by far the best-performing asset class in the market over the past 15 years but most actively managed fund managers have largely ignored them.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Refinancing, WFC - Wells Fargo & Co., Big Companies Numbers, Low Interest Rates, Home Ownership, BHLB - Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., LNG - Cheniere Energy Inc., DLTR - Dollar Tree Inc., 401k vs. 403B, MDR - McDermott International Inc., Social Security.

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  • Wednesday, Jul. 27

    5 Things You Should Know About a SEP IRA

    The self-employed and small business owners can maximize their investments with a pension plan on their own.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio, HSBC - HSBC Holdings PLC ADR, FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, UWTI - VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Crude Oil Index Excess Return, SNY - Sanofi ADR, Term Life Insurance, Interest Rates, LAZ - Lazard Ltd., the Stock Market.

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  • Tuesday, Jul. 26

    Have You Overfunded Your Emergency Fund?

    Keeping large sums in your bank accounts or money market funds is a costly mistake.  How to figure right number for you.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: USMV - iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF, Roth I-R-A, UA - Under Armour Inc. Cl A, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., SWKS - Skyworks Solutions Inc., CMI - Cummins Inc., Property Taxes, the Economy.

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  • Monday, Jul. 25

    4 Ways to Rebalance Your Portfolio

    Rebalancing simply means restoring a portfolio to its original makeup. Simple concept, but sometimes complicated in practice.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio, LAKE - Lakeland Industries Inc., Nintendo Shares, Property Taxes, FHKCX - Fidelity China Region Fund, LL - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., INGR - Ingredion Inc., Roth I-R-A vs. 529 Plan, HYG - iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, New Investor.

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  • Friday, Jul. 22

    Investing Lesson in Bumper-to-Bumper Traffic

    If you understand how traffic flows you’ll easily grasp just why you've had little success outperforming the market.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Share Types, Forward Price-to-Earnings, Commodities, College Dregrees, Underfunded Pensions, Forward P.E., Trading Information, Retirement, Mutual Funds, I-R-A, Sectors, Dividends, Roth I-R-A, Trading, Investing at Old Age, Long-Short Mutual Funds.

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  • Thursday, Jul. 21

    Gold Funds: The 'Gorilla' of the ETF Market

    Exchange-traded funds that track gold have surged in popularity. What should you know before you invest?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Marijuana Stocks, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., Car Breakdowns Hit Record High, Retirement Age, NDAQ - Nasdaq Inc., DEO - Diageo PLC ADR, Roth IRA vs. 529 Plan, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., TCP - TC PipeLines L.P., WPZ - Williams Partners L.P., ORCL - Oracle Corp.

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  • Wednesday, Jul. 20

    Why Don't You Have a 529 College Savings Plan?

    Only a third of parents are actually using one of these accounts. Why is that?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Business Development Companies, BP - BP PLC ADR, Saving Time and Money, Gold vs. Dollar, VNQ - Vanguard REIT ETF, RH - Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc., P - Pandora Media Inc., International ETFs, Tracking S&P 500, SXCP - SunCoke Energy Partners L.P., PNNT - PennantPark Investment Corp., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF.

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  • Tuesday, Jul. 19

    Mutual Funds: A Shopper's Checklist

    What those fund ratings mean, adding up expensive ratios, weighing the importance of past performance, active or passive management.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Mobil Apps, ETFs, Charts, WCIC - WCI Communities Inc., Interest Rates, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., GME - GameStop Corp., the Economy, Housing Sales Report, NFLX - Netflix Inc., 401k Funds.

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  • Monday, Jul. 18

    6 Unusual Money Investment Ideas with High Returns

    They’re Unconventional, and you may have a lot of homework to do before you try them.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash Flow Per Share, Treasury Yield, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., HFC - HollyFrontier Corp., Target Date Funds, CAT - Caterpillar Inc.

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