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Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like
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Gen I: What Investing's New Class Looks Like

COVID-19 has been a disruptive force in the global economy. But it also has created opportunity for a new group of investors dubbed "Gen I."
April 9, 2021
Bitcoin: Should You Invest? With Tyrone Ross
Becoming an Investor

Bitcoin: Should You Invest? With Tyrone Ross

Pretending it’s a fad that will go away didn't work for the internet, and it won’t work for cryptocurrency, either. But there are still so many questi…
April 6, 2021
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.
April 1, 2021
What to Make of Bitcoin
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What to Make of Bitcoin

The digital currency has delivered dizzying gains—and is just as volatile as ever.
March 26, 2021
Why You Should Consider Commodities
Stock Market Today

Why You Should Consider Commodities

Besides offering protection against inflation, commodities are good diversifiers in a portfolio.
March 23, 2021

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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Gains From Stocks?
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Do I Have to Pay Taxes on Gains From Stocks?

If you enjoyed stock market success in 2020, you might owe the IRS. Here's our quick, easy guide to paying taxes on your stock gains.
March 1, 2021
Profit With These 7 Planet-Friendly Companies
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Profit With These 7 Planet-Friendly Companies

Sustainable stocks are going gangbusters. We found seven with an environmental focus to buy now.
February 28, 2021
T. Rowe Price Financial Services Banks on a Turnaround
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T. Rowe Price Financial Services Banks on a Turnaround

This fund is a good way to bet on an economic rebound.
February 24, 2021
DSTL: A Value Fund With a Twist
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DSTL: A Value Fund With a Twist

The fund’s 51.3% return since its inception in 2018 has more than tripled that of traditional value funds.
February 24, 2021
Earth-First Funds Are Soaring
Markets

Earth-First Funds Are Soaring

Funds with sustainability in mind are super popular these days; these six are ready to deliver returns.
February 24, 2021
How Green Are Your Bonds?
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How Green Are Your Bonds?

Fixed-income investors can make an environmental impact, too.
February 23, 2021
A Word About Short Selling: Don’t
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A Word About Short Selling: Don’t

When you buy a stock, the worst that can happen is you lose what you invested. With a short, you can lose much more.
February 18, 2021
Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market
Stock Market Today

Tread Carefully in a Hot IPO Market

Be wary of high-priced initial public offerings (IPOs) in a stock market that’s stacked against you.
January 29, 2021
How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve
Investing for Income

How to Play a Steeper Yield Curve

The first of the year was a downer for corporate bonds and real estate and utility shares. It was strong for floating-rate loan funds.
January 28, 2021
When to Give Up on a Stock
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When to Give Up on a Stock

Selling should have little to do with price. What matters is the business itself and whether it has changed for the worse.
January 27, 2021
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”
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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
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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
The 10 Best Books for Beginning Investors
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The 10 Best Books for Beginning Investors

Do you want to start building your wealth? Consult this short list of the best books for beginning investors before you embark on your journey.
November 25, 2020
The ABCs of Yields
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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
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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
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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
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Bonds Will Deliver in 2021

Don’t rush to withdraw any 2020 profits from the market. 2021 is looking good.
November 17, 2020