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8 Energy Stocks to Add to Your Shopping List

The oil glut has energy stocks plunging, but analysts say there are opportunities in the market's wreckage. Natural gas companies in particular could benefit from oil's woes. And, though most oil companies will...

Allianz Analyst Kristina Hooper Sees U.S....

Kristina Hooper is the U.S. investment strategist for Allianz Global Investors. Here are excerpts from our interview: Kiplinger's: Where do you see stocks headed in 2015? Hooper: That depends on where those...

5 Great Bond Funds for 2015

Watching the bond market gallop ahead reminds me more than a little of watching tech stocks skyrocket in the late 1990s. Tech stocks rose because of insane optimism over the potential for profits from the...

Bargains in International Stocks and Funds for...

There's no question that the U.S. is the engine of global economic growth. But that doesn't mean that investors (especially those with intestinal fortitude) can't find good buys abroad. Europe is fertile...

Stock Market Outlook for 2015

Bull markets don't always age gracefully. This one may be entering its golden years beset by uncertainties and buffeted by crosscurrents. Toward the end of 2014, a long period of calm gave way to increasing...

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...

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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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