Cleaning up your financial portfolio

Apr 19, 2013
Tax season gives many of us a chance to review the past year and examine our investment portfolios. We've got tips on how to improve yours.
Posted In: Investing, portfolios

Expensive mistakes: Emotions and investing

Mar 25, 2013
Buy high and sell low is a sad truth for a reason. Time and again we let panic or euphoria drive our actions in the market and wind up making big, expensive mistakes.
Posted In: Investing, investments, emotions

Too proud to sell: The disposition effect in behavioral finance

Mar 25, 2013
The disposition effect says investors tend to "sell the winners, and hold onto the losers" for purely emotional reasons. One behavioral economist fell for the classic investment mistake.
Posted In: Investing, investments

Hold your applause, Dow record highs won't last

Mar 13, 2013
The Dow broke another record yesterday and is now on its longest record-breaking streak -- six days -- since 1998. And while that sounds great, one man is not happy.
Posted In: stock market, Dow, Investing

Rethinking your investment strategy after the Dow's record high

Mar 8, 2013
This week, the Dow hit a record high. So what does that mean for investors?
Posted In: Dow, Investing

Diamonds are not a jewel of an investment

Feb 22, 2013
Ever wondered how much you could get for your diamond ring? Not nearly what you paid for it.
Posted In: diamond, Investing

A bond bubble?

Feb 8, 2013
When fears about the stock market boiled over during the economic crash, investors turned to bonds. More than a $1 trillion has gone to buying bonds since 2009, but things are turning around again. Are we on the verge of a bond bubble burst?
Posted In: bonds, Investing

How to safe guard yourself against a bond bubble

Feb 6, 2013
As investors pour money into stocks, there are fears that the bond market could suffer. How should you adjust your portfolio?
Posted In: bonds, stocks, Investing

Socially-responsible investing websites: A list

Jan 18, 2013
Are you interested in socially responsible investing? Here's a list of websites to help.
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing

Charitable foundations look towards impact investing

Dec 28, 2012
Most charitable foundations take a big pot of money, usually bequeathed by a rich guy, and invest it for profit -- then take those profits and donate to charity. Great system … unless you aren't actually earning a profit.
Posted In: Charity, non-profit, Investing