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New Rules for a New Market: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Wednesday 8/19/18)

No matter how much you love the stocks in your portfolio, discipline must always trump conviction, Jim Cramer told viewers Wednesday night in a …

Money

Don't You Dare Trade Options Before You Read This

This was published on Margin of Safety Investing a couple weeks ago to help new members understand options a bit better. …

3 Stocks I'll Hold Forever

Here are three stocks this Fool plans to keep in his portfolio for decades to come.<p>I own about 30 stocks in my personal portfolio (you can see the …

Bank of America

Your Complete Guide to Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is an index fund pioneer and has more than 50 ETFs to choose from.<p>Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have become extremely popular investments, …

How to Build a Dividend Portfolio

The complete guide to building a dividend portfolio for passive income from the stock market.<p>A select group of stocks have beaten the market, …

This is the only second-half investment strategy you need

By now you’ve likely read a few dozen “second half” investing strategy ideas being offered online. Here’s the only one that matters: rebalancing your …

Dividend Champion Spotlight: Archer Daniels Midland Co.

As a long term dividend growth investor, I tend to gravitate towards companies that fill a basic human need. Needs that rise in parallel with the …

US bond market especially vulnerable to QE retreat | Financial Times

The ending of a decade of easy money provided by central banks to support global financial markets will result in a profoundly challenging adjustment …

Simple, Exponential and Weighted Moving Averages

Moving averages are a technical indicator that shows how the price has moved, on average, over a certain period of time. Moving averages are used to …

5 deadly investment mistakes you must avoid

Making an investment is both a terrifying and satisfying thing to do. For one, you know that you are going to enjoy some prolific benefits if your …

Vanguard cuts commissions on exchange-traded funds

The cost of investing keeps dropping as savvier investors push companies to lower or do away with high fees and commissions.<p>This week, industry giant Vanguard said it will stop charging commissions for online trades of most of its competitors’ exchange-traded funds. Vanguard already lets customers …

Three Dow stocks to buy in the second half of 2018 (plus one bonus pick)

The markets just closed out what proved to be a volatile first half of the year.<p>Federal Reserve rate hikes, escalating trade tensions and tumbling …

Sector Performance And Economic Cycles: When Do Sectors Have The Potential To Shine?

<i>By Nick Kalivas</i><p>Where we stand in the economic cycle can have a measurable effect on sector performance<p>There are many determinants of stock …

S&P 500 Index

Opinion: Vanguard thinks its own employees should own this fund, not the S&P 500. They’re right

It’s funny how things come full circle. A while back, I appeared on the PBS show “WealthTrack” alongside Burt Malkiel, the Princeton professor who …

S&P 500

5 ETF myths debunked

Aspects of ETFs can be misunderstood, especially costs, dividends, and taxes.<p>Most investors understand what stocks are and how they work. A lot of …

S&P 500

3 Dividend Stocks for In-the-Know Investors

Instead of wasting time on "whispers" and "tips," in-the-know investors make money by doing less. Here are three dividend stocks these investors love.<p>…

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

• <b>Dana Bull is a realtor and real-estate investor based in Massachusetts.</b>• <b><br>She became a landlord in her early 20s when she bought a condo and rented it out for extra income; she now owns more than a dozen rentals.</b>• <b><br>Investing in real estate is like building a business: It takes patience and hard work.</b><p>At …

Real Estate

8% Dividend Should Protect This Stock In A Bear Market

To be fair, Nordea (OTCPK:NRBAY) reported a disappointing set of numbers for the first quarter. The bank’s revenues missed the consensus estimate as …

3 Stocks You Can Safely Own Until 2030

It's all about durable competitive advantages.<p>Every stock comes with some risks. Even the most dominant company can fade into irrelevance over the …

Investing

3 Stocks That Could Double Your Money

Everyone wants a 100% return. These three stocks could make that happen.<p>There's no question that the stock market is the best way to predictably …

Investing

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

Interest Rates

$50K Invested - A Strategic Approach

I recently transferred $50K from my employer’s retirement plan to my dividend portfolio and invested all of the $50K over the past month. I find it …

The Five ETFs You Definitely Want In Your IRA

<b>Synopsis</b><p>If you’re saving for retirement, you for sure will want to consider making an investment in ETF’s. While mutual funds have long been the …

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

BANK OF AMERICA: Buy these 8 stocks to make a killing in the next 3 months

Bank of America Merrill Lynch released a list of short-term stock recommendations to clients on Monday.<p>"These high conviction ideas are based on our views of potential significant market and business-related catalysts that we think will affect these stocks in the quarter," the bank said in a …

Bank of America

Stop being squeamish about investing and learn these 6 basic concepts

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Personal finance is full of concepts that can intimidate newcomers. In reality, being smart …

The Wise Long-Term Investing Strategies For Bull And Bear Markets

The recent stock market volatility and sharp daily drops can put investors on edge and make them question their strategies. The stock market does …

Special Report: Fidelity puts 6 million savers on risky path to retirement

BOSTON (Reuters) - For three years, the mutual funds in Fidelity's flagship retirement franchise have outperformed at least 85 percent of their competitors, reversing a decade-long trend of subpar performance.<p>And yet client money has continued to flow out of the firm's Freedom Funds as retirement …

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

Against all odds, former Intel exec Renee James has launched a new chip company: 'Everyone took my calls. Everyone told me no'

"It rocks," a jubilant and vindicated Renee James tells Business Insider.<p>James spent 28 years at Intel working her way up from R&D engineer to second-in-command under CEO Brian Krzanich, ultimately taking the title of president.<p>When she left Intel in 2015, the official reason was that she wanted to …

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