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Move Like Jagger and Buy Like Buffett: Stock Screener
July 12, 2013

Move Like Jagger and Buy Like Buffett: Stock Screener

Investors looking for attractively priced, quality stocks might borrow a page from Warren Buffett and ‘Value Daddy’ Benjamin Graham, but only with the help of...

Go Ahead, Grill Your Financial Advisor: Getting the Low-Down
June 5, 2013

Go Ahead, Grill Your Financial Advisor: Getting the Low-Down

Before you hand over your future, put your financial advisors in the hot seat. They can take it. It’s one of the most important relationships in your life. So don’t shy...

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50 Shades of Green: Environmental Trends with Benefits
April 5, 2013

50 Shades of Green: Environmental Trends with Benefits

Climate-conscientious stock-picking has evolved past volatile solar and wind. Here’s how you might tint your portfolio without sacrificing due diligence.

Sniff Out Inflation: Gauge Sentiment with Gold, CRB, and CPI
March 5, 2013

Sniff Out Inflation: Gauge Sentiment with Gold, CRB, and CPI

The line between “good” and “bad” inflation is a thin one and sometimes tough to recognize. Are the old measures still reliable?

Bond Duration: Not Just Passing Time. What You Need to Know
February 5, 2013

Bond Duration: Not Just Passing Time. What You Need to Know

Bond duration is one of those terms most investors think they understand. That is, until they actually have to define it. We’ll help. It’s not inaccurate to talk about...

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Whale Hunting: Using an SEC Form to Shadow Big Investors
January 3, 2013

Whale Hunting: Using an SEC Form to Shadow Big Investors

Sometimes managing risk and finding investment opportunities is simply about following the money. The secret might be tracing institutional activities through...

Trash to Cash? Waste-to-Energy Means Investment Opportunities
November 24, 2012

Trash to Cash? Waste-to-Energy Means Investment Opportunities

It’s a dirty world, but cleaning it up may be rewarding. In Yorkshire, England there’s an old expression: “Where there’s muck, there’s brass.” Meaning if you’re willing...

Birds and Bees, Tuition and Fees: Raising Financially Savvy Kids
September 20, 2012

Birds and Bees, Tuition and Fees: Raising Financially Savvy Kids

How to talk to Gen Z about finances: Try more show than tell. Remember that sizzling egg commercial: this is your brain; this is your brain on drugs? Here’s another...

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To My Younger Self: Financial Tips You’ll Wish You Had Known
July 11, 2012

To My Younger Self: Financial Tips You’ll Wish You Had Known

Financial veterans and an inspirational Olympian play advisor—to themselves. If you knew then what you know now, would you have done anything differently?...

Four Big Mistakes That Will Devastate Your Finances
June 15, 2012

Four Big Mistakes That Will Devastate Your Finances

Four big mistakes that will devastate your finances. Coming up with the perfect investing strategy can take a lifetime of effort and discipline. Unfortunately, all that...

Where is Your Next Investing Idea? Look to the Y Generation
April 15, 2012

Where is Your Next Investing Idea? Look to the Y Generation

Gen Y. They’re mostly under 35 and tech savvy. We can all take a few notes. Do young hipsters (20s and 30s) use their mighty tech brains to post pictures on...

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Sniffing Out a Stock Market Crash: Charting Tips for Bears
February 15, 2012

Sniffing Out a Stock Market Crash: Charting Tips for Bears

You can’t predict a market collapse, but there are tools you can use to help you see if there might be rough roads ahead. It’s a random, high-impact event that...

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