Tagged: ETFs

Emerging Markets Stocks Down 13%; Ballmer to Retire within Year

Market Digest – Week Ending 8/23 Wednesday’s eagerly anticipated release of the July Fed minutes turned out to be a non-event. The minutes left plenty of room for guesswork, but did…

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Own Mutual Funds? Beware Tax Hits

Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital, explains the dos and donts of managing mutual funds at tax time.  As you gather various financial documents to prepare your tax return this year,…

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Want to Boost Investment Returns? Start with Tax Management

Reprinted with permission from Forbes.com.  Ben Franklin once said “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Of course, he was right—taxes are an…

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Your Retirement: Dividends or Capital Gains?

This post also appears at Forbes.com. Reprinted with permission. One of the most common misperceptions in investing concerns dividends and interest income. We’ve all heard the old…

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Transitioning Careers? Beware the 401k Laziness Trap

This post also appears in Forbes. Reprinted with permission. We are a work force on the move. Job change is so common, we’re typically jolted when we hear someone has stayed with one…

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Apple and the Pitfalls of Cap Weighting

One look at Apple’s (AAPL) 10-year price graph can elicit vertigo – growth has been exponential. With a market cap now over $550 billion, it has become the largest company in the world…

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Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be an Individual Investor

There has never been a better time to be an individual investor. Said another way one could argue that we are in the golden age of the individual investor. That might seem like an odd…

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Dividend Stocks Are Hot, But Beware Looming Tax Hikes

Dividend-paying stocks have snuck back into the investing spotlight recently. Many blue chip stocks have current dividend yields higher than their corporate bonds. And plenty of dividend…

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The Financial Index: Monday, Jan. 23

The Financial Index is Daily Capital’s roundup of our Editor’s Picks for the day – featured trends and market analysis from around the Web. How We Paid Cash for Our First Home Get…

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Investing in the 21st Century

It’s 2012 – only seven years away from when Ridley Scott’s futuristic cult classic “Blade Runner” takes place. The movie is set in Los Angeles in 2019, and Scott’s vision of the…

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Why ETF Investors Are Such Lousy Market Timers

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have taken the asset management industry by storm. Since the launch of the first ETF in 1993, the funds — which are essentially index funds that can be traded…

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The Complete Guide To Choosing ETFs

Used correctly, ETFs can be very good tools for building some or all of an efficient portfolio. This is true for both stock and bond allocations. Not all ETFs are created equal, however….

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