Stories & Features

Don't Part With Preferred Stocks

I don't expect interest rates to move much before mid to late summer. When bond yields do bounce, you'll barely notice. Yields on short-term debt might climb a quarter of a percentage point. Rates for long-term...

A Promising Stock for 2015: Herman Miller

Every time you hear another good jobs report, just think of all of the newly employed who will need a place to sit at the office. That's good news for Herman Miller, which designs and manufactures office...

Financial Tips From Rock Icon Gene Simmons

Even if you don't know Gene Simmons's music, chances are you know his face--the one he's trademarked, anyway. The Kiss cofounder and bassist has established a personal brand that encompasses everything from his...

How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

The current bull market in stocks is approaching its sixth birthday. It's been so long since the last bear market ended that some of you may have forgotten one of the unavoidable rules of investing: What goes up...

5 High-Yielding Stocks to Avoid

Whatever your investing style, it's hard to pass up a juicy dividend. Standard & Poor's 500-stock index yields a meager 1.9%. And if you're looking for more income, you can find plenty of dividend peacocks to...

Buffalo Dividend Focus Charges to the Top

It pays to invest in companies that regularly boost their dividends. But you don't have to follow strict rules to succeed, as Paul Dlugosch and Scott Moore, the managers of Buffalo Dividend Focus (BUFDX), have...

What to Expect From the New Manager at T. Rowe...

A changing of the guard took place at T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX) in mid 2014, when longtime manager Preston Athey retired and handed over stewardship of the fund to David Wagner. The transition...

6 Mutual Funds to Count On for Consistent Returns

In the world of mutual funds, slow and steady wins the race. By measuring for consistently good performance, along with factors that we always look for in good funds, such as a disciplined stock-picking style,...

Best Stocks of the 21st Century

Physics tells us that bodies in motion tend to stay in motion. Likewise, some winning stocks just keep on going. And the ones that have excelled through the first 15 years of the 21st century have withstood two...

Start Investing Wisely

Saving is good. Investing is better. If you save $100 a month and earn 0.95% annually (currently the highest yield for savings accounts, according to Bankrate.com), you'll have more than $58,400 in 40 years,...

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Basics of Money

Cashing Out Early

If IRA tax breaks are the carrots Congress uses to encourage you to save for retirement, penalties...

How to Get Your IRA Up and Running

You have almost unlimited choices of how and where to invest your IRA money -- and this is the same...

Saving for College 101

Saving for your children's college education is one of the most important financial tasks you will...

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