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Is It Time to Jump Into Alibaba's Stock?

Shares of Alibaba Group (symbol BABA), the e-commerce company co-founded by Jack Ma in 1999, have cooled off since their scintillating initial public offering. That makes this a good time to coolly assess the...

2020 Target-Date Funds Hang Tough

When the stock market tumbles, investors, especially those nearing retirement, nervously eye their port­folios. But if you own the right target-date fund, one that's appropriate for your time horizon, you...

Best Online Brokers

Investing through an online broker is a slam dunk: It's easy and fees are reasonable. The hard part is zeroing in on the broker that's right for you. We surveyed 10 firms* and analyzed each in seven broad areas....

Andrew Feinberg's 6 Stock Picks for 2015

My seven picks for 2014 were horrid. Over the past year, they fell an average of 13%, woeful compared with the 17% gain of Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. The biggest losers were mortgage servicer Ocwen...

The 20 Top-Performing ETFs -- and Why You...

The table below contains a roster of top-performing exchange-traded products of all stripes. For reasons that will become clear in a moment, those returns should tell you to run away. The winners are as exotic a...

6 Great Stock Funds for 2015

The U.S. economy reminds me of the children's story "The Little Engine That Could." Growth has been slow and halting in the aftermath of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, but the economy...

5 Stocks to Sell Heading Into 2015

All these companies face big changes in their industries. For some, a turnaround could come eventually. But for now, it's best to sell these stocks (or at least trim your positions) as the companies sort things...

Goldberg's Picks: The 6 Best Stock Funds for 2015

The U.S. economy reminds me of the children's story "The Little Engine That Could." Growth has been slow and halting in the aftermath of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, but the economy...

8 Stocks to Buy for 2015

Abbott Laboratories Drug and medical-device maker Abbott Laboratories (symbol ABT, $44) is focusing on high-growth areas. Last July, the firm said it would sell part of its overseas generic-drug business to...

James K. Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2015

In 2013, my annual stock selections broke a personal record, returning 42%, a full 16 percentage points better than Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. When I offered my selections for 2014, I warned readers:...

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6 Reasons You Hate Your Cable Company

There's a very good chance that you and your cable company aren't on good terms. According to a recent...

Dodging Airline Fees the Hard Way

Fees for everything from checked baggage to a few extra inches of legroom account for a generous...

New Rules for (Some) Flexible Spending Accounts

I heard that employers can now let people roll over $500 in their medical flexible spending accounts...

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