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Lawrence Carrel

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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STOCKS & BONDS
May 2012

5 Stocks to Dump Right Now

Our list includes four companies facing major problems, plus one that’s vastly overpriced.

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Stock Watch
March 2012

6 Stocks to Sell Now

Their businesses are deteriorating or their share prices are too high. If you own any of these stocks, sell before they cause you more grief.

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Fund Watch
July 2011

Get a Boost with Medical Stocks and First Trust Health Care Alphadex Fund

A souped-up health care index tilts toward midsize firms.

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Fund Watch
July 2011

When Exchange-Traded Notes Trump Exchange-Traded Funds

ETNs offer access to unusual strategies, but be aware of their special risk.

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Fund Watch
June 2011

This Rydex ETF Gives an Industrial-Strength Performance

This unusual exchange-traded fund doesn't let big companies dominate.

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Fund Watch
May 2011

4 Funds for Investing in Energy

Buying into energy through mutual funds may be safer and more convenient than purchasing individual stocks.

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EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS (ETFs)
May 2011

ETF Pioneer Focuses on Big Tech

The fund known as Qubes tilts toward large growth companies by tracking the Nasdaq 100.

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Fund Watch
April 2011

Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

This low-cost fund lets you own all of the energy stocks in the S&P 500.

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ETFs
April 2011

3 Higher-Risk, Higher-Reward Ways to Earn Dividends

Get tasty yields from a smorgasbord of investments, from tankers to trusts.

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Fund Watch
March 2011

5 Excellent ETFs for Emerging Markets

Developing-markets stocks have been struggling in 2011, but that’s no reason to avoid investing in them.

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Stock Watch
March 2011

6 Cult Stocks to Buy and Sell

Do these fan favorites still deserve their huge followings and your investing dollars?

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Stock Watch
February 2011

Internet and Telecom Companies Top Today's IPO Market

Scoop up the initial offerings of such hot investments as LinkedIn and Skype, if you can.

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Fund Watch
February 2011

Don't Give Up on This Kiplinger 25 Fund

Baron Small Cap has struggled recently, but its long-term record is good.

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STOCKS & BONDS
February 2011

Don't Buy the Hype, or GM

Once again public, the streamlined auto giant still faces roadblocks.

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Stock Watch
January 2011

How to Buy Into Facebook Before It Goes Public

You can invest in the social-networking giant (and other private companies) through two Web sites offering secondary-market services. But should you?

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Fund Watch
January 2011

5 ETFs for the Dividend Investor

Put more cash in your pocket investing in these dividend-focused exchange-traded funds.

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STOCKS & BONDS
January 2011

Flying High With Airline Stocks

The notoriously cyclical sector is booming, but it always comes back to earth.

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