Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Investors can use a trailing stop that follows the stock price higher. A trailing stop can be set either as a percent or a dollar price.

Monday, September 29, 2014 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Should investors look beyond market-cap-weighted indexes when choosing an index fund?

Monday, August 25, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Does the day of the week and the time of day matter when buying or selling stocks and bonds?

Monday, August 11, 2014 10:35 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Two new ETFs let investors delve into the complicated world of credit default swaps. Finally, right? Though anyone can buy in, they’re mostly for institutions.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:44 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

ETFs continue to gain widespread acceptance. A recent poll found that 43 percent of high net worth investors plan to buy more ETFs in the coming year.

Monday, April 21, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Should your employer’s 401(k) plan let you invest in exchange-traded funds, or ETFs?

Friday, April 11, 2014 12:23 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Improve trade execution by using orders other than market orders when buying or selling shares.

Monday, September 30, 2013 6:30 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

ETFs are becoming more popular in employer retirement plans, and they offer some advantages over mutual funds.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Even the superwealthy favor simplicity when it comes to investing.

Friday, February 17, 2012 12:28 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Exchange traded funds, or ETFs, have snowballed in recent years, exploding in popularity and number. The first ETF was started in 1993. By the end of the first quarter 2011, the ETF market had grown to $1.07 trillion, according to a 2011 report from BNY Mellon and Strategic Insight, “ETFs 2.0: The next wave of

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