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8 Losing Stocks to Sell Before Year-End

With the stock market shaky of late, this may be a good time to consider "harvesting" investment losses. This age old tax strategy is aimed at clearing out investment mistakes before... Read >>

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Handle Junk Bonds With Care

Because interest rates are so low today, the extra income you get from high yield, or "junk," bonds looks tempting. But before you buy in to junk, you should know what you're getting... Read >>

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How Overpaid CEOs Hurt Investors

Years ago, when I started writing articles critical of exorbitant executive pay, some readers accused me of being a communist. In truth, I'm a die hard capitalist. But I believe soaring executive... Read >>

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Promising Bargains in Biotech Stocks

Back in the old days, stocks of small biotech companies virtually defined investment risk. News about the results of a drug in trials could cause a stock to soar or crater. There was no middle... Read >>

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5 Underperforming S&P Stocks to Buy Now

Despite the current pullback, Standard & Poor's 500 stock index has returned a solid 12% over the past year. Not every stock in the index has gained, of course. Many, in fact, have lost... Read >>

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Pick the Best Index Fund for You

Investors looking for an easy and low cost way to earn market returns have flocked to index funds in recent years, pushing up assets in these passively managed products to a record $3.8 trillion.... Read >>

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Yieldcos: Alternative-Energy Stocks for Dividend Investors

Renewable energy investing has long been the domain of growth oriented investors who have the stomach for the industry's ups and downs. But a new breed of income producing alternative energy... Read >>

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Why Stocks Keep Plunging and What to Do Now

Take a deep breath and repeat after me "It's not 2008. It's not 2008. It's not 2008." Yes, volatility, especially volatility to the down side, can be frightening. Losses, occasionally... Read >>

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Get the Most From Inherited IRAs

Your adult children may covet your 1950s baseball card collection, but unless there's a mint condition Willie Mays or Ted Williams in the stack, it won't mean much to their financial security. An... Read >>

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How to Get Started Building Wealth

Competing economic demands and limited income make it particularly difficult for young people to save. After all, you have to pay for a roof over your head, you may need (or want) a car, and... Read >>

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