Becoming an Investor

What Is a Closed-End Fund? The ABCs of CEFs
Investing for Income

What Is a Closed-End Fund? The ABCs of CEFs

Closed-end funds (CEFs) are powerful retirement tools that don't get much attention. We'll show you the basics, including what a CEF is, how they work…
December 31, 2020
Closing the Confidence Gap
Women & Money

Closing the Confidence Gap

Since the start of the pandemic, women have become more involved in their financial futures.
December 24, 2020
Anatomy of a Stock Trade: What Happens After You Click “Buy”
Becoming an Investor

Anatomy of a Stock Trade: What Happens After You Click “Buy”

While trades are now commission-free to most consumers, a lot of money is still being made on penny-level differences in the process.
December 24, 2020
Time to Book Some Travel Stocks
Becoming an Investor

Time to Book Some Travel Stocks

Many travel companies will revive and even thrive, so take advantage of some exceptional bargains.
December 23, 2020
James Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2021
Becoming an Investor

James Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2021

Chipmaker Intel, down nearly 19% in the past year, looks like an unusual tech bargain.
November 26, 2020

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The ABCs of Yields
Becoming an Investor

The ABCs of Yields

What the number in front of the percentage sign really means.
November 25, 2020
Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off
Kip 25

Parnassus Mid Cap’s Bets on Industrials and Tech Take Off

This member of the Kiplinger 25 gained 9.5% over the past 12 months, beating 76% of its peers.
November 24, 2020
Investing in an Economic Recovery
Becoming an Investor

Investing in an Economic Recovery

This member of the Kiplinger ETF 20 holds more than 330 stocks, including top weightings in railroad Union Pacific and United Parcel Service.
November 24, 2020
Bonds Will Deliver in 2021
Investing for Income

Bonds Will Deliver in 2021

Don’t rush to withdraw any 2020 profits from the market. 2021 is looking good.
November 17, 2020
R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio
Becoming an Investor

R.I.P. 60-40 Portfolio

The old standby allocation of 60% stocks and 40% government bonds might not work for buy-and-hold investors anymore.
November 2, 2020
Stocks to Invest In for a Weaker Dollar
Becoming an Investor

Stocks to Invest In for a Weaker Dollar

The greenback is fading—but that doesn’t mean your portfolio has to.
October 30, 2020
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Markets

The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
October 26, 2020
Investing in Uncertain Times
Investor Psychology

Investing in Uncertain Times

Trust your gut. Buy companies that you believe have terrific ideas even if you are not sure how they will work out.
October 20, 2020
8 Costly Investing Mistakes That Could Ruin You
Investor Psychology

8 Costly Investing Mistakes That Could Ruin You

You’ve got problems. We’ve got solutions to make sure your portfolio isn't keeping you awake, no matter what the market does.
October 2, 2020
Not Every Value Stock Is a Good One
Investor Psychology

Not Every Value Stock Is a Good One

As a sector, value stocks have been hammered. But there are still plenty of good deals out there — you just have to be choosy.
October 1, 2020
Give Your Portfolio Some Shine
Becoming an Investor

Give Your Portfolio Some Shine

With a weaker dollar and inflation stirring, it could be a good time to diversify with a little gold.
September 30, 2020
Gambling in Stocks Is Risky Business
Investor Psychology

Gambling in Stocks Is Risky Business

Part of the fun of investing is betting on the “next big thing.” Who doesn't want to discover the next Amazon, Netflix or Tesla?
September 30, 2020
Take Convertible Bonds for a Spin
Becoming an Investor

Take Convertible Bonds for a Spin

Stock investors can smooth the ride with these often overlooked hybrid securities.
September 30, 2020
Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies
Coronavirus and Your Money

Take Charge of Your Portfolios, Ladies

When it comes to investing, too many women learn the hard way that disengaging is a mistake.
September 14, 2020
How to Build a Bond Portfolio
Becoming an Investor

How to Build a Bond Portfolio

No single bond (or even bond fund) can do it all. We'll help you match your goals with appropriate fixed-income picks.
August 27, 2020
The Most-Overlooked Broker Promotions and Perks
online brokers

The Most-Overlooked Broker Promotions and Perks

You can get free trades and research tools with most brokerage accounts. These eight other broker promotions and perks help the major players stand ou…
August 20, 2020
Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation
Financial Planning

Protect Your Portfolio From Inflation

It’s not an immediate threat, but some warning signs say to set up some defenses now.
July 23, 2020
Four Changes to the Kiplinger ETF 20
Making Your Money Last

Four Changes to the Kiplinger ETF 20

Low-volatility strategies disappointed, leading to four changes in the lineup.
July 23, 2020
Where to Invest Right Now
investing

Where to Invest Right Now

Kiplinger's executive editor Anne Smith joins the show to chat about her mid-year outlook for the economy and the stock market. Also, our hosts Ryan E…
June 15, 2020
'Going Concern' Warnings Are a Growing Concern
investing

'Going Concern' Warnings Are a Growing Concern

When this accounting term pops up, pay attention. Bankruptcy might be close behind.
May 15, 2020