Investor Psychology

With Money, What You Do Matters More Than What You Know
Investor Psychology

With Money, What You Do Matters More Than What You Know

Even the smartest, most well-informed retirement savers can lose a boatload of money if they don’t have their heads on straight. An interview with the…
March 6, 2021
How Green Are Your Bonds?
Becoming an Investor

How Green Are Your Bonds?

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

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
When to Give Up on a Stock
Becoming an Investor

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
25 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling
Investor Psychology

25 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

Billionaires and high-asset hedge funds have done plenty of selling in 2020. Here's what they've been unloading most recently, and why.
December 8, 2020

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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
Election Turmoil Could Rattle Stocks
Politics

Election Turmoil Could Rattle Stocks

When Al Gore and George Bush fought it out, the S&P 500 fell 6% from election night through the day following Gore’s concession.
October 28, 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
Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select
Markets

Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select

This member of the Kiplinger ETF 20 held up better than the broad market during the recent bear-market sell-off, and the fund has rebounded faster, to…
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
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
A Bumpy Ride Ahead
Markets

A Bumpy Ride Ahead

Even if you think stocks are headed higher, there's no better time for a portfolio tune-up.
September 24, 2020
25 Stocks That Billionaires Sold in Q2 2020
Investor Psychology

25 Stocks That Billionaires Sold in Q2 2020

Billionaires and high-asset hedge funds dumped a number of holdings during 2020's second quarter. We look at which stocks they've soured on, and why.
August 31, 2020
Finding Good Stocks in a Bad Sector
Investor Psychology

Finding Good Stocks in a Bad Sector

If you seek value among sectors that are out of favor, you may find it hard to resist small-cap stocks.
August 27, 2020
New Bull Market? Or Same Old Bear?
Markets

New Bull Market? Or Same Old Bear?

The rally since March has been historic, but it still needs to prove itself.
July 1, 2020
A Psychologist's Fear-Fighting Tips for Investors
investing

A Psychologist's Fear-Fighting Tips for Investors

To make good financial decisions, you need a clear head, and fear can get in the way. Instead, beat your fears with these behavioral strategies.
June 2, 2020
My First Bear Market, By the Book
investing

My First Bear Market, By the Book

I'm boosting my 401(k) contributions now that my gym membership and student loan payments are on hold.
May 8, 2020
How to Handle a Bear Market
investing

How to Handle a Bear Market

If you’ve got to take action, boost your savings rate or scout for mispriced securities. And check that your portfolio is in line with your goals.
May 7, 2020
Sell in May and Go Away: Should You in 2020?
stocks

Sell in May and Go Away: Should You in 2020?

The seasonal suggestion to "sell in May and go away," an adage spurred by the market's superior performance during certain months of the year, is back…
April 30, 2020
Don’t Let Politics and Volatility Distract You From Your Investing Goals

Don’t Let Politics and Volatility Distract You From Your Investing Goals

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March 5, 2020
13 Ways to Invest in Yourself
investing

13 Ways to Invest in Yourself

When you hear the word "investing," you probably think about stocks, bonds, maybe commodities.
March 4, 2020
Investors' Worst Enemy in 2021 Could Be Their Own Brains
Investor Psychology

Investors' Worst Enemy in 2021 Could Be Their Own Brains

Hindsight bias, recency bias and sunk cost fallacy are just three of several cognitive biases that investors need to overcome to achieve their financi…
January 13, 2020
New Research: Investors Anxious About Market Volatility But Taking Wrong Steps to Alleviate Concerns

New Research: Investors Anxious About Market Volatility But Taking Wrong Steps to Alleviate Concerns

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January 8, 2020
Make Time for a Retirement Checkup
retirement

Make Time for a Retirement Checkup

Retirees are inclined to invest more conservatively, so chances are you don’t have as much money in stocks as you should.
December 23, 2019