These are companies that make products I use every day and I think I understand well enough to make the foundation of my portfolio.
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I've been asking myself whether American Capital's drop represents a buying opportunity or a warning that something is amiss.
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Just as there is no one-size-fits-all method for raising a child, there is no universal blueprint for building a portfolio.
Unlike mutual funds, newsletters have a lot of freedom to highlight figures that cast them in the best possible light.
I'll save a little more in taxes than I "lost" on my tax-inspired trades, but I'm not sure that the savings were worth all the angst.
Seagate's regular (and rising) payout provides this investor some comfort in an ever-changing market.
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When the math says sell, it's time to take some profits ... but sometimes you can make an exception or two.
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You can use realized investment losses to lower your tax bill, but be sure to comply with Uncle Sam's "wash rule."
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One of these days, inflation will tick up—and that's when having these commodity holdings will protect my investments.
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Reviewing past investing decisions, whether they've yielded good or bad results, will help you become a better investor.
I was drawn to Acacia Research because my family is loaded with lawyers and engineers.
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After this year's plunge, shares of the Panamanian airline appear cheap, trading for just 10 times estimated 2015 earnings.
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If more companies spread their wealth beyond the boardroom, they'd improve their bottom lines.
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Nu Skin and Herbalife look tempting for investors looking to get in on the cheap.
The aim of my venture into individual stocks is to prevail when the market plunges or languishes for years.
More than 200 of you wrote in response to my question about how I should handle dividends in my Practical Investing portfolio.
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The Flash Boys author says the scourge of high-frequency trading is no reason to give up on stocks altogether.
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Should our Practical Investor reinvest dividends or use the cash to buy new stocks?
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In the event of a crash, take the opportunity to trigger big capital losses and restructure your portfolio at the same time.
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Our practical investor tames jitters about her stocks' big gains with some old-fashioned analysis and math.
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Like parents with their kids, I watch my investments change, fail and succeed — with limited control over the outcome.
Our practical investor has good rhyme and reason for blocking out investing noise.
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The Panamanian company has grown impressively, but the stock is still attractively priced.
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After a couple of years of investing with an audience, I've gained more than $69,000, but am slightly lagging my benchmark.
The long-lumbering tech giant may still have tough times ahead, but a change in management could be great for shareholders.
Some ideas are so far outside my comfort zone that acting on them would surely give me a stomachache.
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Saving is important, but you shouldn't hoard all of your cash; you ought to put it to good use, too.
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Over the past 87 years, big-company stocks have earned investors an annualized 10%.
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I took a cursory look at my 18 stocks and decided to focus on the outliers: my biggest winner and biggest loser.
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I've also got a buy: Acacia Research, a little outfit that makes money by protecting patents.
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Every stock has a story, and the plotline on which I built my case had run its course.
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For any period of less than five years, says Oakmark's Bill Nygren, "you are evaluating serendipity rather than skill."'
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I am not selling my stocks. I expect our leaders to compromise for the good of the country.
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The more you trade, the less you earn because you pay commissions and taxes on your gains.
You can glean some useful investing tips from Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's strategies for baseball.
Kathy Kristof put her real money into the market so she can help you be a better investor. Here's how she's done over the past year.
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