InvestTalk Episodes

  • Friday, Feb. 5

    How to Invest When You Don’t Have a Lot of Money

    You might think you need a lot of money before you can hire a pro to manage it, but you may have more options than you think.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Exports, AGN - Allergan PLC China, Surprising Things That Are Taxable, the Super Bowl, VRX - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., ILMN - Illumina Inc., 7 Things First-Time Investors Should Consider, F - Ford Motor Co., HOFT - Hooker Furniture Corp., HA - Hawaiian Holdings Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Investing for Kids, FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

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  • Thursday, Feb. 4

    Should You Keep An Open Mind About Closed End Funds?

    They are an often overlooked investment choice and never seem to get the attention paid to exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing, Jobs Report, Bank Industry, S&P 500, RMD - ResMed Inc., Dividends, Earnings, STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, Simple Moving Average: SMA, FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

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  • Wednesday, Feb. 3

    The Key to Investing an Inheritance

    One question is whether to invest via active fund managers — or in low-cost passively managed funds.  Is an annuity a good idea?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Prices, the U.S. Dollar, Six Main Tax Deductions, the Fed, Market Order or Price Limit Order, Spending Money in Your Sleep?, FSLR - First Solar Inc., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., VGSTX - Vanguard STAR Fund, O - Realty Income Corp., ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., AAPL - Apple Inc., ALDW - Alon USA Partners L.P.

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  • Tuesday, Feb. 2

    One Way Investors Sleep Better At Night

    Stock market turmoil ushered in the New Year, the latest reminder of an investing peril that can largely be avoided.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Negative Interest Rates, IYG - iShares U.S. Financial Services, Return On Assets, Forecast for the S&P 500, REITs, BP - BP PLC ADR, Shorting, GLOP - GasLog Partners LP, P.E. Ratio.

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  • Monday, Feb. 1

    Does Dividend Investing Still Work?

    Some investors fear an increase in interest rates means dividend investing is over.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Sectors, China’s Economy, Oil Companies, Traditional I-R-A, Estate Plan, Leverage, ETFs, New Investor, Redemption Fee, Money Management, Bond Funds.

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  • Friday, Jan. 29

    4 Rules From The Founder Of the Largest Mutual Fund

    Many people over the years have asked Jack Bogle about his portfolio, hoping to divine the perfect investment mix.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Revenue & Sales, Return on Equity & Assets, Jobs Report, Global Economy, Top 5 Movie Makers of All Time.

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  • Thursday, Jan. 28

    10 Signs You’re Not Ready to Retire

    Deciding when to retire has gotten more tricky.  65 is no longer the default retirement age.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, MA - MasterCard Inc., WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc., SLW - Silver Wheaton Corp., DE - Deere & Co., Real Estate or the Stock Market?

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  • Wednesday, Jan. 27

    Retirement Strategies for Nervous Investors

    All too often, investors panic at market bottoms and dump stocks at the worst time.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock & Taxes, Home Sales, The Fed & Interest Rates, Most Corrupt Countries In the World, Reinvest in Dividends, MET - MetLife Inc., Roth I-R-A, Employee Purchase Plan, Real Estate, SU - Suncor Energy Inc., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., GPRO - GoPro Inc., Financial Advisor.

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  • Tuesday, Jan. 26

    Protect Your Nest Egg in the 'Retirement Red Zone'

    What the markets do in the 5 to 10 years before retirement can dramatically alter your life.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k & Credit, Brutal Facts on The Stock Market, China’s Economy is Not Melting Down, VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, RE - Everest Re Group Ltd., GE - General Electric Co., Buying a House, AGCO - AGCO Corp., Where to Invest, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc.

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  • Monday, Jan. 25

    The Pros and Cons of a Diversified Portfolio

    Examples of different kinds of diversification and how they can reduce risk.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Universal Life Insurance, ADS - Alliance Data Systems Corp., TWTR - Twitter Inc., ETFs, NKE - Nike Inc. Cl B, Social Security Rip-Offs.

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