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Don't Let Bad News Drive Your Investing

Beheadings in Iraq and Syria. Terrorism in France. An extremist regime in Iran closes in on obtaining nuclear weapons. Europe and Japan struggle to revive stagnant economies. No question, it's a scary world. But...

Why European Stocks Are Worth a Second Look

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi surprised the markets earlier this year by persuading members of the bank's governing council to begin buying more than 1 trillion euros' worth of private and...

3 Energy Stocks to Buy Now

Buying energy stocks might feel like stepping in front of a Mack truck these days. Oil prices have collapsed, and major energy producers are playing a game of chicken as they pump at full throttle to try to drive...

4 Smart Places to Park Your Cash Now

So much is happening in so many places--from Wall Street to Europe to America's fracking fields--that your portfolio is probably suffering from motion sickness. Consider that in the first 25 trading days of 2015,...

13 Ways to Invest in Robots, The Internet of...

Healthy investing is a lot like healthy eating: Make sensible choices carefully proportioned within a diet of moderation. We get it. But everyone needs at least a little sizzle--in their diet and in their...

4 New ETFs Worth a Look

Nearly 200 new exchange-traded products debuted last year, many of them ill-advised. But not all of the newcomers are duds. Here are four that look intriguing. Fidelity Total Bond ETF (symbol FBND) is an ETF...

4 Ways to Beat Your Investing Biases

Every group with a sense of its own identity shares a folklore--a system of common beliefs, rooted in human biases, that governs its behavior and shapes its worldview. The denizens of Wall Street are no...

Top Market Strategist Sees 35%-40% Drop in...

Jim Stack watches Wall Street like a hawk--from 2,200 miles away, on the shores of Montana's stunning Whitefish Lake. Stack, president of InvesTech Research, a market analysis firm, and Stack Financial...

3 Big Companies on the Cutting Edge

Small companies aren't the only ones involved in the megatrends that are shaping the future. Titans of industry are there, too, in a big way. The challenge for investors is that the profits from nascent trends...

7 Cult Stocks Worth Your Devotion

A longstanding rule on Wall Street is that you should never fall in love with a stock. But with some companies, investors just can't help themselves: Strong belief in the product, the company's mission and the...

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Basics of Money

When and How to Hire a Tax Pro

Tax software does a good job of breaking down tax preparation into manageable bites. It will alert you...

What to Ask a Financial Adviser

Financial advisers and planners attend seminars and classes and read books so they can learn how to...

Understanding Capital Gains and Losses

What's a Capital Gain? A capital gain is what the tax law calls the profit when you sell a capital...

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