There’s no Free Lunch on Wall Street

Happy Thanksgiving! I've written in the past that dividend investments can be a solid piece of your portfolio. I prefer growth stocks, and in that realm, dividends are basically meaningless. However, with more and more stocks, trusts, exchange-traded funds and the like, there definitely...
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Investing Terms and Legends

I recently received a question from a reader asking about some of the terms we use when writing about investing. I'll bet the questioner isn't the only reader who's confused about some of our investing terminology. So today I'm going to rundown a of...
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How to Invest Like a Pro

Two weeks ago, I attended the Value Investing Congress in New York City, and was fortunate to listen to quite a few very successful value investors. I also was able to meet speakers and other investors to learn more about their approach to in...
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A Steady Hand Amid the Tumult

A team of reporters from Reuters calculated how much the world's investment banks had disclosed writing down from derivatives in the past year, from the third quarter of 2007 through the second quarter in 2008, ending July 31. The total? $404 billion. In four...
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