InvestTalk Episodes

  • Thursday, May. 5

    How Stock Dividends Could Rescue Your Retirement

    With rates likely to stay low for a while, retirees need a Plan B for deriving income from investments.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Industry, Housing, the Stock Market Direction, Jobs Report, FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., TSO - Tesoro Corp., UA - Under Armour Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Bank Stocks, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., INFN - Infinera Corp., FIT - Fitbit Inc., Investing, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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  • Wednesday, May. 4

    Who’s Really Managing Your 401(k)?

    Although 401(k) plans offer tremendous opportunity for investors to achieve financial freedom in retirement, the onus for managing them falls on individuals. Today's Stocks & Topics: PRAH - PRA Health Sciences Inc., Selling a House vs. Town House, Real Estate, VFIIX - Vanguard GNMA Fund, Short Sales, I-R-A vs. Roth I-R-A.

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  • Tuesday, May. 3

    Social Investing: How It Could Stabilize Your Portfolio

    Some areas of sustainable investing, as well as the long-term perspective of its investors, can help stabilize a portfolio.  

    Today's Stocks & Topics: China, U.S. Treasuries, When to Take Profit, Gold, Selling Mutual Funds, ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., FDC - First Data Corp. Cl A, LCI - Lannett Co. Inc., GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., VLO - Valero Energy Corp., QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Warren Buffet, GBX - Greenbrier Cos. Inc.

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  • Monday, May. 2

    Smart Ideas for Your Tax Return

    It's been widely reported that 70 percent of people who receive a large sum of money are strapped for cash within a few years.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, SYY - Sysco Corp., DEO - Diageo PLC ADR, WER - Wereldhave N.V., Trust, SAM - Boston Beer Co. Cl A, the Stock Market, When is a House a Bargain, Buy Back ETFs, Puerto Rico.

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  • Friday, Apr. 29

    Easy Ways to Diversify Your Portfolio

    But is there an easy way to diversify your portfolio in a day and age when there are tens of thousands of investments from which to choose?

    Today's Stocks & Topics: The DOW & S&P 500 Up For the Month, Fixed Index Annuity, Why the Gold Moved Up so Strong Today, Where the Money Goes, MCK - McKesson Corp., Value Investing, STX - Seagate Technology PLC, GEL - Genesis Energy L.P., Long Term Planning, BMRN - BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., GEO - GEO Group Inc., Book Value.

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  • Thursday, Apr. 28

    Do Actively Managed Funds Really Pay Off for Investors?

    For many investors, academics and wealth advisers, the jury is in and now we know what's better - index investing or managed funds.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: How to Protect Yourself, TWTR - Twitter Inc., Retirement, Risk of a Bear Market, Oil Suply and Demand, Las Quarter GDP Numbers, HELE - Helen of Troy Corp., ABR - Arbor Realty Trust Inc., Buying a Stock, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, 401k, GE - General Electric Co., AAPL - Apple Inc., KKR - KKR & Co. L.P.

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  • Wednesday, Apr. 27

    Why Not All ETFs Are Created Equal

    Exchange-traded funds can be profitable investments, but there are some potential pitfalls.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: European ETFs, Bad Times for Hedge Funds, the Fed, Living Paycheck to Paycheck, HCP - HCP Inc., ETE - Energy Transfer Equity L.P., VNQ - Vanguard REIT ETF, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, AAPL - Apple Inc., the Stock Market, Trading, FMCC - Freddie Mac, FNMA - Fannie Mae.

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  • Tuesday, Apr. 26

    4 Rules for Choosing the Online Broker That's Right for You

    Investors need to do your homework before you trust your money with any broker.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Book Value, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., F - Ford Motor Co., the Fed & the Dollar, GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc., M - Macy's Inc., VDE - Vanguard Energy ETF, VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF, 401k, RMR - RMR Group Inc., I-R-A, AAPL - Apple Inc., Commodities, Oil, ROBO - ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF.

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  • Monday, Apr. 25

    5 Terms Everyone Should Know About Investing

    Investors should be wary of unfamiliar terms. Don't be bamboozled by fancy words. Advisors love to show off the buzzwords of the business.

    Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Valuation, UA - Under Armour Inc., Housing Market, Saudi Arabia, PFXF - Market Vectors Preferred Securities ex Financials ETF, Preferred Stocks, VFC - VF Corp., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Stock Split, New Investor, SSRI - Silver Standard Resources Inc.

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  • Friday, Apr. 22

    Can An All ETF Portfolio Deliver For You?

    If the criteria is diversification and low cost, this may work.

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    Stocks and topics discussed:  Commodities are up?  Why?, Are Bulls in charge of the market?

    KRU - ProShares Ultra S&P Regional Banking ETF, RTN - Raytheon Co., NHI - National Health Investors Inc., Real Estate values in the San Francisco area, IRAs, COF - Capital One Financial Corp., MSFT - Microsoft Corp., GOOGL - Alphabet Inc., BX - Blackstone Group L.P.

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