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How Gas Prices Are Determined
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How Gas Prices Are Determined

Who controls gas prices in the U.S.? There's no puppeteer, just several factors that combine to pull and push on what you pay at the pump.
May 17, 2022
Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?
personal finance

Will Gas Prices Ever Go Down?

A few catalysts could theoretically relieve current pressures at the fuel pump, but don’t expect gas prices to go meaningfully lower soon.
May 9, 2022
Why Are Gas Prices Still Going Up?
spending

Why Are Gas Prices Still Going Up?

The cost of a gallon of gas is heading back toward its March highs. What’s driving the resurgence, and will gas prices go down anytime soon?
May 5, 2022
An Urgent Need for Cybersecurity Stocks
stocks

An Urgent Need for Cybersecurity Stocks

Many cybersecurity stocks are still unprofitable, but what they're selling is an absolute necessity going forward.
April 29, 2022
140 Companies That Have Pulled Out of Russia
stocks

140 Companies That Have Pulled Out of Russia

The list of private businesses announcing partial or full halts to operations in Russia is ballooning, increasing economic pressure on the country.
March 25, 2022

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Why Bonds Belong in Your Portfolio
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Why Bonds Belong in Your Portfolio

Intermediate rates will probably rise another two or three points in the next few years, making bond yields more attractive.
March 21, 2022
How to Win With Game Stocks
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How to Win With Game Stocks

Game stocks are the backbone of the metaverse, the "next big thing" in consumer technology.
February 24, 2022
5 Stocks to Own for Decades
Becoming an Investor

5 Stocks to Own for Decades

Companies that can achieve spectacular business success are innovators with big ideas and mammoth potential markets.
January 26, 2022
The Best Cryptocurrencies for 2022
cryptocurrency

The Best Cryptocurrencies for 2022

Cryptocurrencies as a whole tripled in size in 2021. We explore the broader outlook for crypto in 2022, as well as which coins the experts like.
January 14, 2022
Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost
Becoming an Investor

Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost

As COVID shifts to an endemic, housing stocks could get a lift should Americans move to homes with more space and amenities.
December 20, 2021
James K. Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2022
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James K. Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2022

Going contrarian served me well in 2021, and so that’s shaping my thinking for 2022.
November 24, 2021
How to Cash In on Sports Gambling
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How to Cash In on Sports Gambling

Some 27 states have launched sports-betting markets, 11 of them online. Another five have passed laws to do so.
October 29, 2021
The Single-Best Trading Week of the Year Starts Now
stocks

The Single-Best Trading Week of the Year Starts Now

The strongest five-session stretch for stock market returns is upon us, says LPL Financial Chief Market Strategist Ryan Detrick. November as a whole i…
October 27, 2021
Don't Give Up on Small-Cap Stocks
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Don't Give Up on Small-Cap Stocks

Small caps can still attract investors. These stocks offer undeniable value.
September 30, 2021
The Truth About Index Funds
Index Funds

The Truth About Index Funds

You may think you're diversified by buying an S&P 500 Index fund, but you're making a substantial wager on a handful of stocks.
August 27, 2021
I Still Like the Trillion-Dollar Stocks
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I Still Like the Trillion-Dollar Stocks

Unlike the highfliers of the late 1990s, these trillionaires make tons of money.
July 29, 2021
It's a Good Time to Invest in Europe
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

It's a Good Time to Invest in Europe

Europe is not exactly stable, but investors can feel better putting their money there.
June 24, 2021
Disrupters Are Driving the Car Market
Becoming an Investor

Disrupters Are Driving the Car Market

I was not a Tesla believer years ago, but I am now. Tesla's future looks pretty spectacular, and its stock price has lately become more attractive.
May 26, 2021
Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000
Markets

Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000

The main thrust of our book was that buying and holding a diversified stock portfolio is by far the best strategy.
April 24, 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
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
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
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
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