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Getting Personal: The best way to get out of debt

Feb 19, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN's Liz Weston answer listener questions. This week, Liz offers suggestions on the best way to get out of debt and tell us whether or not it's wise to invest in the stock market over the housing industry.
Posted In: Investing, Personal Finance

How to make $1.8 million in three easy months

Feb 19, 2011
For the winner of a German investment contest the answer was easy -- a little bit of luck and a lot of derivatives.
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JPMorgan Chase chases tech investment

Feb 14, 2011
JPMorgan Chase is starting a fund to invest in private Internet media firms. But with bubble-like valuations, is it too late to get a good price?
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Behavioral insights into mental accounts

Feb 11, 2011
Our guest blogger is Meir Statman, finance professor at Santa Clara University. He's a leading light in the field of behavioral finance and those...
Posted In: Investing

Should you invest in index funds?

Feb 11, 2011
Our experts say index funds are a safer way to go instead of individual stocks. But there's a whole realm of possibilities within these indexes.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Index creators run wild

Feb 10, 2011
Over the past three decades, investing in equity indexes moved from the margins of Wall Street to a mainstay investment on Main Street. The...
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The real risk with ETFs

Feb 9, 2011
Question: I know the basics about ETFs: index funds that are traded like stocks. My question is what backs up ETFs? Are there actual stocks under...
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Germany encourages citizen stock trading

Feb 5, 2011
In the 90s, German citizens were crazy for telecom and dot-com stocks, driving the prices up as much as 700 percent. But after the bubble burst, citizens lost interest in the German stock exchange, a fact economists now hope to change. David Brancaccio explains.
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JPMorgan Chase snared in Madoff lawsuit

Feb 4, 2011
Suit alleges JPMorgan bankers suspected fraud long before Madoff's arrest, raising questions about a bank's duty to sound the alarm on a client.
Posted In: Banks, Investing

Change comes to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Feb 4, 2011
Frankfurt houses Germany's main stock exchange. It's a place that is high-tech, and low on interpersonal activity. And more change is coming.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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