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David Landis
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Why It's Hard to Fight Brokers
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Why It's Hard to Fight Brokers

Mad as hell over losses? You can go to arbitration, but the deck will be stacked against you.
February 25, 2011
How to Protect Your Profits
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How to Protect Your Profits

From increasing your cash holdings to buying options, we show you how to defend against a correction -- or worse.
April 15, 2010
How to Make Money on Mergers
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How to Make Money on Mergers

Funds that specialize in deal stocks can deliver steady returns without taking huge risks.
January 11, 2010
7 Cheap Stocks Worth Buying
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7 Cheap Stocks Worth Buying

These companies face challenges but have solid balance sheets and positive cash flow.
December 31, 2009
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8 Great Stocks for 2010
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8 Great Stocks for 2010

Our picks are packaged for success in any kind of market.
December 31, 2009
Why the New AOL Shares Aren't so Appealing
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Why the New AOL Shares Aren't so Appealing

Early investors might profit from the AOL's return as an independent company -- but its long-term prospects aren't promising.
December 11, 2009
5 Solid Stocks With Secure Dividends
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5 Solid Stocks With Secure Dividends

Even when the market's doing well you should consider companies that make regular payouts.
December 10, 2009
What Now for the Dow
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What Now for the Dow

We rate all 30 stocks -- buy, sell or hold.
December 7, 2009
7 Ways to Protect Your Stock-Market Gains
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7 Ways to Protect Your Stock-Market Gains

From increasing your cash holdings to buying options, we show you how to guard against a correction -- or worse.
December 4, 2009
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A Winning Crop for 2009
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A Winning Crop for 2009

Our eight stock picks for the past year gained an average of 24% (not including dividends) from the publication of our January 2009 issue through Nove…
December 3, 2009
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Investments That Let You Sleep Tight
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Investments That Let You Sleep Tight

We identify nine low-risk stock and bond funds, plus three of the market’s steadiest stocks.
November 5, 2009
5 Blue Chips to Hold if the Rally Fizzles
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5 Blue Chips to Hold if the Rally Fizzles

Shares of these solid companies should hold up well even if the market's gains don't.
October 27, 2009
5 Merger Funds With Steady Returns
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5 Merger Funds With Steady Returns

If you want to dabble in merger arbitrage, leave it to the experts who run these funds.
October 21, 2009
Cut Your Risk
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Cut Your Risk

It's not foolproof, but diversification is still a smart strategy.
October 14, 2009
Stocks That Grow in Any Climate
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Stocks That Grow in Any Climate

These seven companies flourished in hard times and will thrive as things get better.
September 22, 2009
Own the Market With Index Funds and ETFs
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Own the Market With Index Funds and ETFs

They're cheap and beat most actively managed funds. What's not to like?
September 12, 2009
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Can You Time the Market?
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Can You Time the Market?

Making money by darting in and out of stocks is easier said than done.
July 31, 2009
How Investors Can Bet on Rising Natural-Gas Prices
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How Investors Can Bet on Rising Natural-Gas Prices

The demand for this energy source should rise and these stocks and funds should benefit.
June 26, 2009
5 Stocks to Ride the Real Estate Rebound
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5 Stocks to Ride the Real Estate Rebound

High-quality real estate investment trusts will emerge from the recession stronger than ever.
June 8, 2009
5 Safe REITs for the Recovery
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5 Safe REITs for the Recovery

High-quality real estate investment trusts will emerge from the recession stronger than ever.
May 8, 2009
Play the Rebound With Asset-Manager Stocks
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Play the Rebound With Asset-Manager Stocks

Shares of firms that manage investments fell hard in 2008 but should rise quickly as the market recovers.
May 7, 2009
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A Real Estate Play That Pays
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A Real Estate Play That Pays

Lavish yields on preferred stocks of real estate trusts are too tempting to ignore.
March 9, 2009
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The Bear Mauls Our Stock Picks
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The Bear Mauls Our Stock Picks

But a bear fund we suggested shot out the lights.
March 9, 2009
Hedges That Didn't Get Hosed
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Hedges That Didn't Get Hosed

Mutual funds that mimic hedge funds lost money last year, but most avoided disaster.
February 28, 2009
A Pipeline to Energy Profits
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A Pipeline to Energy Profits

Partnerships that transport and store oil and gas are big moneymakers no matter which way crude prices are headed.
February 12, 2009
The Building Boom Fizzles
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The Building Boom Fizzles

Our infrastructure picks were battered, and so were three growth-stock recommendations.
February 4, 2009
Three Sectors for the Recovery
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Three Sectors for the Recovery

These areas -- and funds that focus on them -- should do well when the recession ends. Plus, two sectors to weather the downturn.
February 2, 2009