Becoming an Investor

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

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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
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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
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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
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'Going Concern' Warnings Are a Growing Concern

When this accounting term pops up, pay attention. Bankruptcy might be close behind.
May 15, 2020
8 Facts You Need to Know About Bear Markets
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8 Facts You Need to Know About Bear Markets

There are few things scarier to an investor than bear markets.
May 4, 2020
Dollar-Cost Averaging: How Does DCA Work, And Should You Do It?
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Dollar-Cost Averaging: How Does DCA Work, And Should You Do It?

A brief primer on a popular set-it-and-forget-it investing method
April 17, 2020
The 50 Best Stocks of All Time
stocks

The 50 Best Stocks of All Time

A finance professor made a startling discovery about the stock market: Over a 90-year span, 96% of all stocks collectively performed no better than ri…
October 18, 2019
Do Global Funds Have a Place in Your Portfolio?
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Do Global Funds Have a Place in Your Portfolio?

A global fund provides exposure to U.S. and foreign stocks, including shares of companies in emerging markets.
September 16, 2019
How to Be a Confident Investor
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How to Be a Confident Investor

You don’t have to be an expert. Start with your employer’s retirement savings plan.
August 29, 2019
Best ETFs for Your Investment Portfolios
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Best ETFs for Your Investment Portfolios

We mixed and matched our 20 favorite exchange-traded funds to create four model portfolios to suit most investors' needs.
August 1, 2019
The 10 Cheapest Warren Buffett Stocks
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The 10 Cheapest Warren Buffett Stocks

July 18, 2019
Why Your Investment Return May Differ From the Fund Company's Returns
investing

Why Your Investment Return May Differ From the Fund Company's Returns

The amount you invest, the timing and the price you paid for the shares will determine your return when investing in a mutual fund.
May 17, 2019
7 Cheap Stocks to Buy on the Dip
stocks

7 Cheap Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Despite a rocky 2018, many analysts still are bullish on the investing outlook for 2019.
January 11, 2019
The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2019
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The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2019

Everyone is looking forward to 2019 if only because 2018 has been so ugly.
December 21, 2018
7 Stocks Wall Street Is Souring on Right Now
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7 Stocks Wall Street Is Souring on Right Now

There’s a lot of talk about Wall Street’s top-rated stocks.
December 11, 2018
Stocks’ Death Cross Is Another Overblown Fear
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Stocks’ Death Cross Is Another Overblown Fear

An ominous event in the S&P 500 likely will happen soon, but reports of the market’s death are exaggerated
December 4, 2018
39 European Dividend Aristocrats for International Income Growth
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39 European Dividend Aristocrats for International Income Growth

Most income investors are already familiar with the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, a group of 53 American companies that have increased dividends at le…
October 29, 2018