Let's break down investing

Sep 26, 2019
The stock market can be intimidating. Here are some basics to help you find the right place to park your money.
The stock market can be confusing; investing in it even more so.
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Investors have been piling into gold this year

Aug 21, 2019
Gold prices are up sharply since the start of the year. Part of that is the market turmoil, pushing investors toward safe havens. But it’s also gotten a lot easier — and cheaper — to invest in gold.
Gold bullion bars and coins.
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Hobby investments can't escape that darn global economy

Feb 13, 2019
Hobby investments are a fun alternative to the stock market. But they aren’t immune from the ebbs and flows of the economy.
The Beanie Baby craze in the '90s is an example of hobby investing.
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IRS raises retirement account contribution limits

Nov 2, 2018
The IRS just raised the limit on how much you can contribute to your retirement accounts. Starting in 2019, you can put $6,000 a year into an individual retirement account and $19,000 into a 401(k) or 403(b). But a very small percentage of people take advantage of these savings plans — and a lot of […]

The CEO of Charles Schwab on money, growth and competition

Oct 31, 2018
“We generate less revenue per dollar on every client asset than anyone else,” Walt Bettinger says.
Walt Bettinger, CEO of Charles Schwab.
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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GE cuts dividend to a penny per share. Why bother keeping it at all?

Oct 30, 2018
The company says it will save nearly $4 billion.
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What else can Big Data do? Pick stocks.

Sep 21, 2018
Credit card swipes, satellite data, media subscriptions ... all kinds of information fuels data-driven investing.
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Venture capitalism: Investing today in the companies of tomorrow

Aug 29, 2018
"We are looking at companies and technology well before everyone else recognizes what it is and where it's going," Ann Miura-Ko says.
“You'll find actually great entrepreneurs out there ... who don't fit the exact profile that everyone believes is the great startup founder,” says Ann Miura-Ko, co-founding partner of Floodgate. Above, she speaks at the 2018 Makers Conference in Los Angeles.
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How savvy investments help members of Congress

Aug 9, 2018
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of New York was arrested and charged this week with allegedly passing on information he learned as a board member of a Australian pharmaceutical company to family members who quickly sold their stock to avoid big losses. Collins, like about of half of his colleagues in Congress, owns stock in publicly […]
The U.S. House of Representatives chamber is seen December 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. 
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