InvestTalk Episodes

  • Wednesday, Aug. 24

    Are Those Safe Haven Assets Safe Anymore?

    An extended flood of money into these investments raises the risk that they are overvalued.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, RRD - R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., World Economy, Mutual Funds, Property & Taxes, ODP - Office Depot Inc., Gold, Home Sales, MNK - Mallinckrodt PLC.

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  • Tuesday, Aug. 23

    Brokerage Accounts: Setting It Up The Right Way

    It's the first step toward becoming an investor, and it's important to thoroughly evaluate your options to find the best one for you.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, SKX - Skechers USA Inc. Cl A, Global Currency War, Electric Cars, S&P Valuation, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Stock Market vs. Bond Market, 401k, POT - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., PHK - PIMCO High Income Fund, RCS - PIMCO Strategic Income Fund Inc., EBAY - eBay Inc., Investing.

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  • Monday, Aug. 22

    Real Estate: Beware

    When the stock market gets really high or low, and bonds have little return, people start searching for alternatives like real estate.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing for Retirement, Investing for Kids, TGT - Target Corp., Global Currency, GEO - GEO Group Inc., Roth I-R-A, JEC - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., FLR - Fluor Corp., U.S. Recovery & Immigration, Mutual Funds, Share Types, Retirement.

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  • Friday, Aug. 19

    Are Platinum and Silver a Better Investment Than Gold?

    Renewed interest in gold, the holdings in global gold exchange traded funds have pushed it to its highest levels since 2013.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Agricultural Sector, Technical Numbers, Stay Away from Day Trading, iPhone, Most Livable Cities in the World, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, POT - Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., NAVI - Navient Corp., the Dollar, GEO - GEO Group Inc., CXW - Corrections Corp. of America, ABX - Barrick Gold Corp, Oil, Gold.

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  • Thursday, Aug. 18

    4 Lessons to Boost Your Retirement Wealth

    You don’t have to be a financial whiz kid or have the acumen of a Warren Buffett to make smart money decisions.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Japan, USO - United States Oil Fund LP, REITs, BHP - BHP Billiton Ltd. ADR, WLL - Whiting Petroleum Corp., New Investor, Buying Foreign Stocks, FSLR - First Solar Inc., EME - EMCOR Group Inc., JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, Hedge Funds.

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  • Wednesday, Aug. 17

    Risk Management: Curbing Your Enthusiasm

    Those who were scared out of the market at the lows may be feeling the overwhelming urge to try and make up lost ground.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, MYGN - Myriad Genetics Inc., TSO - Tesoro Corp., FLO - Flowers Foods Inc., CXW - Corrections Corp. of America, GEO - GEO Group Inc., Portfolio Weighting, Returns, VWEAX - Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund Admiral, Mortgage, BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

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  • Tuesday, Aug. 16

    In Search of Income: Higher Yielding ETFs

    In retirement, are you going to be forced to withdraw principal, or gamble for yield on junk securities?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest?, VXX - Barclays Bank PLC iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, Why the Dollar is Weak, Protect Access, TCX - Tucows Inc., 401k or Mortgage, TWTR - Twitter Inc., What Does It Mean to Be Rich?, 401k, SAN - Banco Santander S.A. ADR, REITs, STEM - StemCells Inc.

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  • Monday, Aug. 15

    Overhauling Your 401(k): Dump Funds?

    In the 401(k) world, having every possible fund in your program doesn’t help you much. It can create confusion and lead to some bad decisions.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Market Makers, IBUY - Amplify Online Retail ETF, VGHCX - Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor, Retirement, SEP I-R-A, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Live Longer And Happy Retirement, TCTRX - TIAA-CREF Short-Term Bond Fund Retail, Oil Prices.

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  • Friday, Aug. 12

    9 Ways To Teach Young Kids to Budget

    Introducing children to money early on may help them avoid costly financial disasters in adulthood.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, SAEX - SAExploration Holdings Inc., Economy Predictions, Sales Report, SEC Rule, UTX - United Technologies Corp., URA - Global X Uranium ETF, FBIOX - Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio, FIT - Fitbit Inc., Old Stocks, AAPL - Apple Inc.

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