InvestTalk Episodes

  • Thursday, Mar. 5

    A Healthy Investment Portfolio Or A Sick One

    Underperformance is a symptom of problems with a portfolio's strategy and design.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: INSY - Insys Therapeutics Inc., Utilities Stocks, What Defines a Bubble, Tax Returns, SIRI - Sirius XM Holdings Inc., Callable Bond, AAPL - Apple Inc., LNG - Cheniere Energy Inc., XBI - SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, Roth I-R-A.

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  • Wednesday, Mar. 4

    Are You Ready to Trade Foreign Currencies?

    Foreign currency markets sounds sexy, sophisticated. It’s a different world from stocks and bonds for sure.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Net Worth vs. GDP, Bonds, IPOs, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Foreign Exchange Index Funds,  LL - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., SPN - Superior Energy Services Inc., Beige Book, Over-Diversification.

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  • Tuesday, Mar. 3

    Blending Index and Active Strategies

    Should I consider indexed or active products? The simple and important answer is: Both.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Income & Retirement, Industrial Revolution in the U.S., Consumer Data, Housing Market, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADS, SLCA - U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., ADSK - Autodesk Inc., SWSSX - Schwab Small-Cap Index Fund, VXX - Barclays Bank PLC iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, ABT - Abbott Laboratories, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, Warrant, Living Trust.

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  • Monday, Mar. 2

    What Investments Should You Hold and at What Age?

    Is there one rule that gives us clear asset allocation guidelines?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: POMBX - Pacific Funds Portfolio Optimization Moderate B, Economic News, Smart Money, Beanie Babies, CNP - CenterPoint Energy Inc., Master Limited Partnership, GPC - Genuine Parts Co., Dollar Cost Average, Roth I-R-A, ADSK - Autodesk Inc., VOIL - Virtus Oil & Gas Corp.

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  • Friday, Feb. 27

    10 Common Tax-Filing Mistakes To Avoid

    Just one slip in entering information on your computer could end up costing you.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: F Funds, GDP Numbers, Roth or Regular I-R-A, GM - General Motors Co., LRCX - Lam Research Corp., Stocks Value, Mutual Funds, Over The Counter Stocks, Double Dipping, Companies Buying Back Stocks, Life Insurance, Retirement, Reverse Mortgage, Trailing Stops.

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  • Thursday, Feb. 26

    Socially Responsible Investing With Impact

    Investors are looking for companies that are creating social or environmental solutions.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends & Fees, Deflation, Durable Goods Report, Tesla, Oil Companies, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc., KBAL - Kimball International Inc. Cl B, SDRL - SeaDrill Ltd.

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  • Wednesday, Feb. 25

    How Women Shortchange Themselves

    They have an unwarranted confidence gap about their ability to engage in financial planning.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Charts, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., Greece, Annuities, Tesla, NKE - Nike Inc., Support, Account Rebalancing, LYB - LyondellBasell Industrie, SLV - iShares Silver Trust.

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  • Tuesday, Feb. 24

    Sector Investing Mutual Funds - The Road Less Traveled

    If you want to venture outside of a 'vanilla index fund' box, you should know the risks.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Head & Shoulders, Nasdaq, January Statistics, China, Social Security Rules, AXP - American Express Co., VNQ - Vanguard REIT ETF, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., NRCIB - National Research Corp. Cl B, LINE - Linn Energy LLC., DSX - Diana Shipping Inc.

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  • Monday, Feb. 23

    Beware of Common Investor Delusions

    Here’s how to talk yourself down from a headlong jump into the latest, greatest thing.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Sectors, Home Sales Report, Greece, New Rules for 401k, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., ARNA - Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., Roth I-R-A.

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