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Lawrence Carrel

Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
6 Stocks to Sell Now
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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.
March 6, 2012
Flying High With Airline Stocks
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Flying High With Airline Stocks

The notoriously cyclical sector is booming, but it always comes back to earth.
January 1, 2012
5 Stocks to Dump Right Now
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5 Stocks to Dump Right Now

Our list includes four companies facing major problems, plus one that’s vastly overpriced.
January 1, 2012
Get a Boost with Medical Stocks and First Trust Health Care Alphadex Fund
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Get a Boost with Medical Stocks and First Trust Health Care Alphadex Fund

A souped-up health care index tilts toward midsize firms.
July 21, 2011
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When Exchange-Traded Notes Trump Exchange-Traded Funds
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When Exchange-Traded Notes Trump Exchange-Traded Funds

ETNs offer access to unusual strategies, but be aware of their special risk.
July 5, 2011
This Rydex ETF Gives an Industrial-Strength Performance
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This Rydex ETF Gives an Industrial-Strength Performance

This unusual exchange-traded fund doesn't let big companies dominate.
June 3, 2011
4 Funds for Investing in Energy
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4 Funds for Investing in Energy

Buying into energy through mutual funds may be safer and more convenient than purchasing individual stocks.
May 6, 2011
ETF Pioneer Focuses on Big Tech
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ETF Pioneer Focuses on Big Tech

The fund known as Qubes tilts toward large growth companies by tracking the Nasdaq 100.
April 8, 2011
Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF
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Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

This low-cost fund lets you own all of the energy stocks in the S&P 500.
March 31, 2011
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5 ETFs for the Dividend Investor
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5 ETFs for the Dividend Investor

Put more cash in your pocket investing in these dividend-focused exchange-traded funds.
March 22, 2011
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5 Excellent ETFs for Emerging Markets
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5 Excellent ETFs for Emerging Markets

Developing-markets stocks have been struggling in 2011, but that’s no reason to avoid investing in them.
March 21, 2011
6 Cult Stocks to Buy and Sell
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6 Cult Stocks to Buy and Sell

Do these fan favorites still deserve their huge followings and your investing dollars?
March 17, 2011
3 Higher-Risk, Higher-Reward Ways to Earn Dividends
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3 Higher-Risk, Higher-Reward Ways to Earn Dividends

Get tasty yields from a smorgasbord of investments, from tankers to trusts.
March 14, 2011
Internet and Telecom Companies Top Today's IPO Market
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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.
February 23, 2011
Don't Give Up on This Kiplinger 25 Fund
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Don't Give Up on This Kiplinger 25 Fund

Baron Small Cap has struggled recently, but its long-term record is good.
February 1, 2011
How to Buy Into Facebook Before It Goes Public
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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?
January 13, 2011
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Don't Buy the Hype, or GM
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Don't Buy the Hype, or GM

Once again public, the streamlined auto giant still faces roadblocks.
January 3, 2011
Big Dividends From Telecom Stocks
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Big Dividends From Telecom Stocks

You'll find some of the market's juiciest yields from Verizon, AT&T and Windstream.
December 29, 2010
11 Stocks Poised for Gains in 2011 and Beyond
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11 Stocks Poised for Gains in 2011 and Beyond

Our picks include familiar names, but most will surprise you.
December 14, 2010
Is General Motors a Good Buy?
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Is General Motors a Good Buy?

The Detroit auto giant's initial public offering drove up a lot of hype. But if you look under the hood, you'll find some worrying problems.
November 24, 2010
Value Investment Picks From the Pros
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Value Investment Picks From the Pros

Bargain-hunting investors need to look a little harder for deals after the market's recent run.
October 21, 2010
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Apple, Google and Microsoft: Buy or Avoid?
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Apple, Google and Microsoft: Buy or Avoid?

Milllions use their products. And the shares of two of these three tech titans look attractive to investors as well.
September 27, 2010
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