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How to Survive the Next Stock Market Correction

Stock market corrections are an inevitable part of investing. Since 1932, declines of 10% to 20% have occurred every two years, on average. The physics of the stock market haven't changed today: What goes up...

Bill Gross Abandons Pimco Funds. Should You?

By now, you've digested the news that bond guru Bill Gross has left Pimco, the firm he co-founded 43 years ago, to join Janus Capital Group (JNS). But what does Gross's departure mean for the money you have in...

Best Stocks for Socially Responsible Investors

When it began to blossom in the 1980s, "socially responsible" investing was mostly about what investors didn't want to own. That typically meant shunning stocks of so-called vice industries: defense, tobacco,...

Great Mutual Funds You Can Own for Just $100

If you think it's hard to start investing with just $100, you're mostly right. Sure, you could buy a share or two of some of the World's 10 Best Stocks, but that hardly makes for a well-diversified portfolio....

7 Great Stocks for the Next 15 Years

When you purchase a stock, you should think of yourself as a partner in the business forever--or until you need the cash. But forever, or even 30 years, is way out on the dim horizon. A more manageable view might...

3 Chinese Stocks That Are Better Bargains than...

All eyes are on Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) as the Chinese e-commerce giant makes its U.S. stock-market debut. Shares of the initial public offering priced at $68 apiece on Thursday. Alibaba dominates Internet...

25 Stocks to Buy Now

It's the downside of up markets. The longer and higher share prices advance, the harder it is to find good companies selling at attractive prices. So with Standard & Poor's 500-stock index having more than...

All the Things Thomas Pikkety Got Wrong

Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which examines the long-term changes in the distribution of income, has become an unexpected best seller in the U.S. Piketty concludes that the rich have...

5 Best Low-Cost Mutual Funds

With many things, you really do get what you pay for. But not when it comes to investing. Low costs, it turns out, are the single best predictor of success for mutual funds.Most fund sponsors would rather you...

How This Contrarian Mutual Fund Beats Its Peers

Dan Kozlowski says the approach suggested by his fund's name, Janus Contrarian (JSVAX), means "pushing aside the hot stock du jour bantered about on CNBC" and turning toward less-appreciated segments of the...

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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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