InvestTalk Episodes

  • Monday, Mar. 27

    Should You Just Buy an Index Fund?

    It sounds like a simple “active versus passive” debate but there are deeper questions.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investments, GIS - General Mills Inc., PBCT - People's United Financial Inc., WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc., SPWR – Sun Power Corp., Portfolio Analysis, NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp.

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  • Friday, Mar. 24

    How To Build An Investment Portfolio: 8 Essentials

    You can build a solid portfolio that allows you to succeed and (generally) avoid the stress.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: REITs, the VIX vs. the Market, ISM Numbers, Reverse Mortgage, Costco, Emotions and Money, New Investor, Trailing Stops, Buy & Rebalance, Stock Value, Mutual Funds, Portfolio.

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  • Thursday, Mar. 23

    Powerful Ways To Boost 401(k) Returns In 2017

    There are more important things than chasing returns. There's a real power in having a plan and staying on course.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Fake Investing Schools, Technical Levels, Interest Rates, Game Stop, CAN - Accenture PLC Cl A, ACIA - Acacia Communications Inc., Derivative, 401k, RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., I-R-A vs. the Stock Market, HACK - PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF.

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  • Wednesday, Mar. 22

    Cash Level in Mutual Funds: What Does It Tell You?

    Some investors view mutual fund cash levels as a contrarian indicator, as cash levels generally reach their peak at market bottoms.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, AXP - American Express Co., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., TGT - Target Corp., After Hours Trading, MKL - Markel Corp., SLV - iShares Silver Trust, China's Money Policy, I-R-As.

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  • Tuesday, Mar. 21

    What Do YOU Mean by a "Long Term" Investment?

    One of the first things to do, planning your investment strategy, is determine your time horizon. That’s trickier than it sounds.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, Remote vs. Office Work, Interest Rates & the Dollar, PFF - iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, TGT - Target Corp., CMI - Cummins Inc., ORCL - Oracle Corp., 401k & the Stock Market, CTL – Century Link Inc., Distribution & I-R-A, CNC - Centene Corp.

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  • Monday, Mar. 20

    Can You Save Too Much in Your 401(k)?

    Over-investing in your 401(k) can lead to a taxing retirement. It's one of the biggest mistakes investors make.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Fees, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., MU - Micron Technology Inc., XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, NU - ENucor Corp., FOGO - Fogo de Chao Inc., Required Minimum Distribution, INTC - Intel Corp.

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  • Friday, Mar. 17

    A New President Calls for Classic Strategy

    The market will go through some turbulence in the next four years, but long-term investors shouldn't stress.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: When Stocks Go Down, Bonds to Maturity, RAD - Rite Aid Corp., the Stock Market, PSX - Phillips 66, VRX - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., CVX - Chevron Corp., Buy and Sell Real Estate with I-R-A Account, TWI - Titan International Inc. Annuities.

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  • Thursday, Mar. 16

    When Warren Buffet Breaks His Own Rule

    It's OK to ignore it during times when a stock is purchased at a price that may seem high and make a short-term decline more likely.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds Yield to Maturity, Annuities, Market Cycles, Goldman Sacks, EEM - iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, Trump & His Policies, Debt/Equity Ratio, Commodities, VOO - Vanguard S&P500 ETF.

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  • Wednesday, Mar. 15

    Choosing Funds: It's More Than Low Fees

    It's tempting to sort a list by expenses and pick the cheapest one. But that may not provide the best fit.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investment Properties, FEYE - FireEye Inc., Five Money Secrets, Amazon & U.S. Jobs, Investors Timing, Inflation, PSEC - Prospect Capital Corp., Investing, Day Trading.

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