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Who's playing it too safe?

Stocks are still unpopular despite weak returns from low-risk alternatives. Here's why. Read more


Precious Metals Primer

Investing in gold? What to know

Gold can gild your portfolio or be a brick weighing it down. Here's how to know which.

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The truth about index funds

Get over your investing fears. You can do better than most pros using this strategy.Read more

How to choose a fund

With many different styles of funds to choose from, find out the best ways to make your selection.Read more

Buy funds with tactical bent?

These funds change according to their managers' outlook. Are they worth it?Read more

Build a mutual fund portfolio

When building your investment portfolio, you need to weigh the risk and the return.Read more


Mutual fund or ETF: What's better?

Each has pros and cons. Learn the trade-offs in selecting ETFs versus mutual funds.Read more

Sell mutual funds to buy ETFs?

If you sell your mutual funds to buy ETFs, be sure to do it for the right reasons.Read more

Fee-free ETFs: What's the catch?

ETFs with no commissions sound like a good deal, but that's only one thing to consider.Read more

2 savvy ETF investing strategies

These ETFs can protect your portfolio from rising interest rates or currency variations.Read more


Who missed the stock market rally?

Did you miss the bull market, like a lot of people? Our Money Pulse survey explains why.Read more

Investing in bonds when interest rates rise

Higher rates are coming at last, and bonds will react. Which ones are most Fed-proof?Read more

How to spy on your money adviser

If you're hiring a money expert, or want to check on the one you have, here's what to do.Read more

Survey: Stocks will keep climbing

Forecasters tell us why the year ahead will be good for stock investments.Read more

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Daily market volatility? No big deal

When investors own a dividend-paying stock, they receive the dividend payments over time but don't realize any capital gain yield on the stock until the position is sold.  ... Read more


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