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Kristof, editor of KathyKristof.com, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.
It may seem like you’re facing the storm of the century every time you turn on the news, but the markets have survived far worse.
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One pick, Lazard, is a global investment banking firm. Its reasonable share price provides a margin of safety.
Intel’s purchase of
Mobileye is its
in the past two
years, but Intel
doesn’t have a
stellar history when
it comes to big
I've been sorely tempted to sell my Gilead shares. But now that they're cheaper, maybe I should buy more.
Gilead Sciences' robust product pipeline should turn things around.
A well-considered spin-off can increase the value of both parent and child by allowing each to focus on a narrower set of goals.
We caught up with a crowdfunding success story to see how his business has grown.
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Hint: It has nothing to do with the market, and everything to do with your personal circumstances.
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A portfolio without FANGs was doomed to have trouble last year.
Investing in the best-performing stocks during this long bull market was a lot like winning the lottery. With cumulative returns ranging from 1,810% to 9,654%, the 10 hottest members of Standard & Poor’s ...
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Pity investors who have held commodity stocks all the way through this long bull market. Although the major stock indexes have more than tripled since the last bear market bottomed, on March 9, 2009, stocks ...
Selling quality stocks was just one of the mistakes.
We rank the shares of Facebook, Amazon.com, Netflix and Google parent company Alphabet.
If you had invested $100,000 five years ago in a low-cost fund that tracks Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, you’d be sitting pretty today. Over that period, the index has returned an annualized 14.6%, ...
For the three-month period during which I essentially ignored my investments, the Practical Investing portfolio rose 10%.
With interest rates in the basement and likely to stay there for some time, investors have, for good reason, flocked to dividend-paying stocks. But demand has pushed up the prices of many popular payers ...
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Some sectors appear to be overvalued, but share prices are unlikely to fall much, if at all, as long as interest rates remain ultra-low.