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Is Your Retirement Portfolio Truly Diversified?

Most retirees hold a mix of stocks and bonds, assuming that their bonds will not only generate income but also cushion the fall if stocks crash. But are your bonds really taming your portfolio's risk -- or amping...

7 Dow Jones Stocks That Pack a Growthy Punch

In the shadow of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 27% runup over the past year, investors are understandably hesitant to plow into stocks as they tiptoe to new record highs. We've simply gone a little too long...

Best Silicon Valley Chip Stocks of the Bull Market

Semiconductors are synonymous with Silicon Valley. Chip makers started popping up at the southern end of San Francisco Bay as early as the 1950s. A big draw back then as now: Stanford University and its bevy of...

Stocks Are Risky - But Avoiding Them Can Be, Too

Anyone who's ever invested in the stock market -- or even thought about it -- should know there's risk involved. SEE ALSO: Retirees Can't Underestimate This Stock Market Risk While you potentially can make a lot...

Invest with Your Eyes Wide Open

Many investors are convinced that their investment portfolios should always go up. When returns don't meet these unrealistic expectations, they tend to throw in the towel. It's a mistake to sell good investments...

10 High-Yield Funds to Avoid

We've all heard that the Federal Reserve is considering a December hike in interest rates, which would be the third bump in 2017. If and when it does increase rates, the new target would be a mere 1.5%. For many...

Black Monday: What I Learned from the 1987...

A week before the 1987 stock market crash I had all of my investment money in Twentieth Century Ultra, an aggressive stock fund that has since been renamed American Century Ultra (symbol TWCUX). That included...

Earnings Calendar, Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017...

Below is a weekly earnings calendar of the most important upcoming quarterly reports schedule to be released by publicly traded companies. There are also earnings previews for select companies. Please check back...

Cybersecurity's Family Threat: Protecting Your...

Cybersecurity isn't AN issue, it is THE issue with respect to financial institutions. Government and financial institutions worldwide are facing constant assaults from all sides that seek to steal assets from...

5 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Dividend...

It's well-known that small-cap stocks are a good place to look for above-average growth. But did you know they can provide substantial dividends, too? Small caps - typically considered to be companies with...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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