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General Electric (GE) Earnings Preview: Will...

Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE, $23.19 as of Oct. 18) stunned income investors in 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis and bear market, with a then-unthinkable cut to its longstanding dividend....

Extreme Loss Aversion is Not a Retirement Strategy

Nobody wants to lose money, and loss aversion is a prudent part of an investment strategy. But when it goes to extremes, it can hurt retirees more than it helps. When planning for their futures, many retirees...

Is Your Retirement Portfolio Truly Diversified?

Most retirees hold a mix of stocks and bonds, assuming that their bonds will not only generate income but also cushion the fall if stocks crash. But are your bonds really taming your portfolio's risk -- or amping...

Best Silicon Valley Chip Stocks of the Bull Market

Semiconductors are synonymous with Silicon Valley. Chip makers started popping up at the southern end of San Francisco Bay as early as the 1950s. A big draw back then as now: Stanford University and its bevy of...

Stocks Are Risky - But Avoiding Them Can Be, Too

Anyone who's ever invested in the stock market -- or even thought about it -- should know there's risk involved. SEE ALSO: Retirees Can't Underestimate This Stock Market Risk While you potentially can make a lot...

7 Dow Jones Stocks That Pack a Growthy Punch

In the shadow of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 27% runup over the past year, investors are understandably hesitant to plow into stocks as they tiptoe to new record highs. We've simply gone a little too long...

The 6 Best Bank ETFs for American Bulls

It's the start of earnings season, which means bank stocks and other financial stocks have been thrust into the spotlight once again. Banks help kick off each quarter's run of earnings reports, first by majors...

Earnings Calendar, Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017...

Below is a weekly earnings calendar of the most important upcoming quarterly reports schedule to be released by publicly traded companies. There are also earnings previews for select companies. Please check back...

10 High-Yield Funds to Avoid

We've all heard that the Federal Reserve is considering a December hike in interest rates, which would be the third bump in 2017. If and when it does increase rates, the new target would be a mere 1.5%. For many...

Invest with Your Eyes Wide Open

Many investors are convinced that their investment portfolios should always go up. When returns don't meet these unrealistic expectations, they tend to throw in the towel. It's a mistake to sell good investments...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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