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How Will Fracking Affect Your Homeowners Insurance?

By Alice Holbrook for NerdWallet The method of natural gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has caused controversy across the U.S. Advocates argue that it promises... Read >>

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In the news: Facebook earnings, AT&T facing a lawsuit over throttling and more

Wednesday headlines include Facebook planning more spending, AT&T facing a lawsuit related to throttling of data plans, Sanofi firing its CEO, Gilead reporting slowing sales of Sovaldi and... Read >>


A Short-Term Bond Fund That Stands Out

It has been a surprisingly good year for bonds. Yields have fallen when most experts expected them to rise. But with interest rates still exceptionally low, the risks of owning bonds are great... Read >>

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In the news: Aetna beats and raises, Apple responds to Apple Pay detractors and more

Tuesday headlines include Aetna beating earnings estimates, Apple responding to retailers shutting down Apple Pay, Alibaba's Ma saying he'd be open to working with Apple on payments, and... Read >>


Brighter Outlook for Artisan Value Fund

Artisan Value's (symbol ARTLX ) three year results look impressive on the surface. Dig deeper, however, and you'll see that the fund lags the broad market and ranks behind 79% of all funds that... Read >>


5 Low-Risk Funds for a Volatile Stock Market

On October 15, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 460 points by early afternoon, then rose nearly 300 points to finish the day with a loss of "only" 173 points. Two days later, the... Read >>


3 Simple Steps to Check Up on Your Mutual Funds

Step 1Go to (Or look up funds via's free Fund Finder tool ), type in a fund's name or symbol, and click on "performance." Look for year to date or one... Read >>


8 Telecom Stocks With Big Dividend Yields

What stock market sector provides good yield, relative stability and potential for modest growth? The old dividend standby telecommunications. Yields of telecom stocks have become even more... Read >>


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 >>


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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