InvestTalk Episodes

  • Friday, Oct. 31

    Too Much Information?

    The challenge is to try to figure out which data actually contains useful bits of information and which bits are just noise.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Fund & Taxes, The Stock Market, Vanguard, Housing & Baby Boomers, Oil, PAY - VeriFone Systems Inc., DDD - 3D Systems Corp., 401k, GDX - Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, TWWDX - Thomas White International Fund, PCLN - Priceline Group Inc., MELI - MercadoLibre Inc.

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  • Thursday, Oct. 30

    The Goldilocks Investment

    Is there a way to get the just-right exposure to the stock and bond markets?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Black Monday, The QE, Dividends Stocks, Why The Market Will Rally to the End of the Year, GDP Numbers, Oil, LYB - LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, DDD - 3D Systems Corp.,  GDX - Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Buy & Hold, VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADS, T - AT&T Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.

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  • Wednesday, Oct. 29

    Planning for Retirement With Tax Diversification

    Diversifying assets by taxability can be an effective planning strategy for your working years and into retirement.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: ROKU Going Public, China, QE is Done!, KO - Coca-Cola Co., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp., RTN - Raytheon Co., RTN - Raytheon Co., RIG - Transocean Ltd., Mutual Funds, Annuities, GDX - Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.

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  • Tuesday, Oct. 28

    The 4 Best Ways To Invest In Your Own Home

    From an investment perspective, improving your house can make sense.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Data, Sequence of Returns on Retirement, Election & The Market, Another QE?, I-R-A vs. Roth I-R-A, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., Stock Value.

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  • Monday, Oct. 27

    The Bond Market: More Fragile Now?

    When everyone moves to onload them, will there be anyone to buy?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investments & Retirement, China, TLLP - Tesoro Logistics LP, RGLS - Regulus Therapeutics Inc., Z - Zillow Inc. Cl A, Share Portfolio, 401k, BHI - Baker Hughes Inc.

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  • Friday, Oct. 24

    The 5 Biggest Mistakes Older Investors Make

    Attention older investors: There's a good chance you're doing it wrong.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Strategy, Earnings Report, Oil Prices, QE in Europe, SCHD - Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF, Dividends, DDD - 3D Systems Corp., SYNA - Synaptics Inc., The Stock Market Correction, Energy Stocks.

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  • Thursday, Oct. 23

    Big Problems for Small Stocks?

    When searching for bargains, should you ignore the unloved little guys?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Plan, Economic Numbers, Social Security Benefits, Money Management, Bond Funds, BA - Boeing Co., PBR - Petroleo Brasileiro S/A ADS.

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  • Wednesday, Oct. 22

    Should You Invest According To Your Age?

    If you made it 65, changes are good you'll live to 95.  So, should you invest like a younger person?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Emerging Market Bond Funds, China’s Economic Report, The Fed, Housing Inflation, SNXFX - Schwab 1000 Index Fund, VGPMX - Vanguard Precious Metals & Mining Fund, YHOO - Yahoo! Inc., 457k, KMP - Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P., NCR - NCR Corp.

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  • Tuesday, Oct. 21

    Investing Expenses Worth the Splurge

    You may want to open your wallet for a better fund manager.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: DVN - Devon Energy Corp., Currency, SPXL - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares, Inflation, Real Estate, MO - Altria Group Inc., 401k.

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  • Monday, Oct. 20

    Weigh the Downsides of Illiquid Investments

    Its merits aside, an investment that ties up your money can cause inconvenience or hardship.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Economy Indicators, Apple, Profits Margins, Retirement Mistakes, NTI - Northern Tier Energy LP, New Investor, BAESY - BAE Systems PLC ADS, Solar Power.

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