Rank #1: 04-23-18: Investing 101: How to Avoid Beginner Mistakes
The logistics are easy. It's developing the discipline to create and follow an asset allocation plan that is challenging. Today's Stocks & Topics: FFBC - First Financial Bancorp, Ten Year Treasury Yield, Interest Rates, Existing Home Sales, Book vs. Market Value, LB - L Brands Inc., VLO - Valero Energy Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.
Rank #2: 01-15-18: Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds
Encore Presentation: The difference between index funds and mutual funds and why an index fund will almost certainly be a better investment than an actively managed mutual fund. Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Losses, The Market in 2018, Index Funds, Proffered Stocks, Roth I-R-A & Taxes, House Prices, International Markets, Residual Value, When to Sell., I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, How to Start Investing, Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis.
Rank #3: 04-23-19: 1 In 4 Young People Dip Into 401(K)s To Pay Off Debt And This Is A Real Problem
Experts say the short-term relief from paying down debt is not worth the consequences of taking money out of retirement savings. Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A Penalty Fee, GBDC - Golub Capital BDC Inc., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., JO- iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN, Tesla Driver-less Car, 401k Inflows, HYRE - HyreCar Inc., Average Retirement Savings by Age.
Rank #4: 01-19-18: The Worst Funds for Your 401(k)
These three groups of funds should be the last you turn to with your hard-earned retirement savings. Today's Stocks & Topics: 529 Plan, Chasing Returns, TGT - Target Corp., Dividend Reinvestment Plan – DRIP, Inverse ETFs, Risk Premium, GOV - Government Properties Income Trust, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Profit Taking, BA - Boeing Co., NTR - Nutrien Ltd.
Rank #5: 05-07-18: Factor Investing: An Automated Approach to Beating the Market
Decades of research have given way to a parade of set-it-and-forget-it product launches, especially exchange-traded funds. Today's Stocks & Topics: E.B.I.T.DA. - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., T - AT&T Inc., NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., 529-Plan, NTRI - Nutrisystem Inc., EFU - ProShares Ultra Short MSCI EAFE.
Rank #6: 04-26-18: The Best College Savings Plan You're Not Using
One of the best deals in college savings is also one of the least-used. You could be missing out on increased returns and reduced risk. Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying Strategies, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., VGHAX - Vanguard Health Care Fund, Irrevocable Trust, GLW - Corning Inc., MMM - 3M Co., Trade Deficit, MAA - Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc., International Investments, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., SSYS - Stratasys Ltd., Mortgage Rates.
Rank #7: 10-24-18: What You Should Do When Stocks Suffer A Large Drop
Responding to market volatility by selling stocks is hardly ever a good idea. Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Shorting Interests, New Home Sales Plunge, Best and Worst Sectors, Gold, VCSH - Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, OLN - Olin Corp., Getting Into the Market, PBCT - People's United Financial Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, AAPL - Apple Inc.
Rank #8: 02-05-18: How to Manage Market Risk in 2018
Expect another year of economic growth, higher corporate profits. And along with rising equity markets, rising risks. Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Building Wealth, General Electric, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Cryptocurrency, Market Index, CCJ - Cameco Corp., TGT - Target Corp., Dividends, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., The Stock Market.
Rank #9: 11-02-18: One Bull Expert Predicts: Stocks To Surge 8 Percent To New Highs By Year-End
The recent pullback--while scary--has put some opportunity out front again. Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, Bank Stocks, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Jobs Report, Baby Bonds, CLM - Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Inc., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Strong Labor Market & Older Workers, T - AT&T Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.
Rank #10: 11-19-18: Systematically Reduce Your Debt Obligations
Determine your strategy for debt repayment when dealing with more than just a single balance or loan. Today's Stocks & Topics: DBA - Invesco DB Agriculture Fund, Tech Sector, Junk Bonds, 401k, Where to Invest?, BXG - Bluegreen Vacations Corp., CPB - Campbell Soup Co., NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., ASML - ASML Holding N.V., T - AT&T Inc., SPYD - SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF.
Rank #11: 01-25-18: The Super-Easy Retirement Investing Plan
Not enough time to investigate investment choices - which investments to buy and which ones to let go? Today's Stocks & Topics: POTN - Potnetwork Holdings Inc., CRRFY - Carrefour S.A. ADR, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Interest Rates Spread, Fitbit, Mutual vs. Index Funds, SPXL - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., Inverse ETFs, Passive ETF, Support and Resistance, VRX - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Reverse Mortgage.
Rank #12: 04-22-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018. Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, TSLA - Tesla Inc., VTSAX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral, VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Short Sale vs. Put, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Gold Coins.
Rank #13: 11-13-18: What Plunging Oil Prices May Be Indicating About The Stock Market And Global Economy
Oil prices are in a bear market, so should investors be worried? Today's Stocks & Topics: SO - Southern Co., S&P 500, 401k, BTI - British American Tobacco PLC ADR, AAPL - Apple Inc., T - AT&T Inc.
Rank #14: 12-24-18: The 4 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Home-buyers Make
A difficult, confusing, and expensive process can be more beneficial if you begin with bargaining power. Today's Stocks & Topics: Smart Phone Recession, Bitcoin, Options, Put Options, Stock Value, Bond Funds vs. Individual Bonds, Level 2 Stocks, Mutual Funds, Life Insurance, Stock Market vs. Real Estate.
Rank #15: 04-19-19: Don't Overreact To A Pullback In An Extended Market
With the S&P 500 now at its highest level since October 10, technical conditions are extended and the market is looking for an excuse to justify some profit taking and consolidation. Today's Stocks & Topics: Chart Reading, Chinese Luxury Consumers, Existing Home Sales, Gold, Pre-Tax Money, Retirement, IRAs, Roll Over, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Roth I-R-A, ETFs, Selling Short.
Rank #16: 10-30-18: Economists: U.S. GDP ‘Impressive,’ But Investment Is A Weak Spot
Concerns include the sliding housing market, a ballooning trade deficit, and headwinds from Fed policies. Today's Stocks & Topics: Utilities & REITs, Volatility, AFL - AFLAC Inc., Mortgages, IFN - India Fund Inc., The Stock Market, GCINX - Green Century MSCI International Index Fund Investor, Maximum Pessimism, Economy Roll-over.
Rank #17: 01-23-19: Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Issues Dire Warning On Global Economy
A sobering letter cautions investors about the economic impact of global tension, rising debt, and the pervasive political divide. Today's Stocks & Topics: SYF - Synchrony Financial, Americans Too Confident About Retirement Planning, Government Shutdown & The Economy, Trade Fees, CXW - CoreCivic Inc., EIX - Edison International, ILMN - Illumina Inc., KLAC - KLA-Tencor Corp., Semiconductor Industry.
Rank #18: 10 Sources of Nontaxable Income
Uncle Sam wants a bite of practically everything – so finding income that isn't taxed is difficult. Today's Stocks & Topics: Commercial Mortgage Bridge Loans, Tax Cuts & Bigger Paychecks, Retirement, ISRG - Intuitive Surgical Inc., ETFs, S - Sprint Corp., NFLX - Netflix Inc., ORLY - O'Reilly Automotive Inc.
Rank #19: 05-03-18: You're Sticking with Stocks, Right?
Investors are just realizing that you don’t earn an average of 10% annually without taking some risk and suffering some pain. Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Money, Why You Should NOT Go Away in May, Warren Buffet's Performance, Global Economy, Preferred Stocks, HWCC - Houston Wire & Cable Co., SWPPX - Schwab S&P 500 Index Fund, MMM - 3M Co., PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., JD - JD.com Inc. ADR.
Rank #20: When is a 'Fiduciary' Truly Acting as a Fiduciary?
The fiduciary rule aims to protect retirement investors from financial adviser conflicts of interest, but consumers still must watch out for themselves. Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing During Natural Disasters, Momentum Trades, College Savings, The Fed Beige Book, Cryptocurrencies, Hedging, Gross Margin, Stocks Comparison Software, Mutual Funds, Moeny Management, Rebuilding after Bankruptcy, Warrants, Redemption Fee, Individual Business Operation, Variable Annuities, Bonds, Pull Back, When to sell.