InvestTalk Episodes

  • Thursday, Dec. 18

    Pay off your mortgage or invest?

    In the perennial personal finance debate over whether you should pay off your mortgage or invest your savings, some take a firm stand.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Swiss Announce Negative Interest Rates, Reverse Mortgage, 5 Questions to Predict if Your Will Be a Millionaire, SILC - Silicom Ltd., AAPL - Apple Inc., SYK - Stryker Corp., Oil, CERS - Cerus Corp., BA - Boeing Co.

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  • Wednesday, Dec. 17

    How to Make The Best Use of the 'Time' Factor

    The element of time can nearly always trump all other investing factors, and can dictate the makeup of your portfolio.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Sitting Dollars, 5 Questions to Predict if Your Will Be a Millionaire, Gold, Where is the Big Money?, CHTRX - Invesco Charter Fund, FSLR - First Solar Inc., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., NEWM - New Media Investment Group Inc., WTW - Weight Watchers International Inc., A & B Shares.

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  • Tuesday, Dec. 16

    The Investing Secrets of Billionaires

    It's not exactly exciting, but it's a proven strategy: Hit a lot of 'singles' and 'doubles'.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Limited Partnership, Why Not to Trust Annuities, Fall of Prices, Retirement at 62, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, UL - Unilever PLC ADS, PG - Procter & Gamble Co., TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, RIG - Transocean Ltd., ETFs.

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  • Monday, Dec. 15

    Is Your Mutual Fund Liquid Enough?

    Mutual funds are intended to be mom-and-pop financial products - easy to buy and easy to sell, quickly.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Return on Investment & Real Estate, Empire State Index, Oil Prices, GNRC - Generac Holdings Inc., NGLS - Targa Resources Partners L.P, GOOG - Google Inc. Cl C, Mutual Funds, OKS - ONEOK Partners L.P., CWCO - Consolidated Water Co. Inc. 

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  • Friday, Dec. 12

    How To Invest In Bonds

    Bonds can offer capital preservation. Unless the company goes bankrupt, you can be certain you'll get back your orignal investment.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Right Time to Invest, Bad Economy?, Oil Prices & The Stock Market, Year End Taxes, TZA - Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares, Universal Life Insurance, CVX - Chevron Corp., Early Retirement, Small Caps, CEL - Cellcom Israel Ltd.

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  • Thursday, Dec. 11

    Self-Directed IRA: The Right Move For You?

    To understand whether a self-directed IRA is right for you, you must first understand exactly what it is – and isn’t - and how to avoid the pitfalls.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Prices, Airlines ETFs, Retail Sales, Gas Prices, Financial Plan for Retirement, U.S. Debt, Oil & Electric Cars, HES - Hess Corp., EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF, 529-Plan.

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  • Wednesday, Dec. 10

    Are 401(k) Plans Setting Up Millennials for Pain?

    Target date funds could be steering some toward a date with disaster.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, Penicillin, Retail Sales, RIO - Rio Tinto PLC ADS, U.S. Debt, Fracking, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, Closed-End Funds, TNH - Terra Nitrogen Co. L.P., Target-date Funds, Mutual Funds, GNP: Gross National Product, SDT - SandRidge Mississippian Trust.

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  • Tuesday, Dec. 9

    4-Step Checklist to Evaluate Any Mutual Fund

    There's a whole list of mutual funds offered in your 401(k) plan. Which ones you should trust with your retirement savings?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, Mortgages, Ideal Budget, Jeffrey Gundlach, Oil & Gold Investments, IRDM - Iridium Communications Inc., Stock Value, WWAV - WhiteWave Foods Co., GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., ANET - Arista Networks Inc.

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  • Monday, Dec. 8

    7 Steps to Start Investing as a Millennial

    Among stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs and more, it can be difficult for young investors to decide.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Institutional Ownership, Oil Industry, Tech Sector, Direct Purchase Plan, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, Oil & Energy Stocks, CPRT - Copart Inc., Investing, YHOO - Yahoo! Inc., VNR - Vanguard Natural Resources LLC.

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