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Stock Ownership, Social Change

Submitted by David John Marotta and Megan Russell on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 9:00am

The philosophy called socially responsible investing claims that your investments should reflect your values. The most common implementation of SRI is to refuse to invest in certain companies because you disagree with one or all of their practices.

The Predictions Racket

Submitted by Jason Lina on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 9:00am

Low oil prices will tank the energy industry. Controversy over fast-track trade will harm U.S. exports. Slow economic growth will stifle the stock market. You hear a lot of predictions, especially in the harrowing aftermath of the financial crisis. This augury is an insidious racket, though, as behavioral research shows.

The Market Turbulence Trap

Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 9:00am

Whenever stocks hit a speed bump, investors wonder, “Where is the market headed?” It is human nature to seek a prediction to guide our actions. But recent turbulence in the market means little – and can lead investors astray. Here’s why.

Hedge Funds? What For?

Submitted by Jeff Rose on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 9:00am

Despite their trailing the broad market lately, hedge funds continue to attract money. Why? Part of it may be snob appeal – they are reserved for upper-income folks. Yet they also are a good way to diversify your portfolio. And some actually do spectacularly well.

A Winner in Investing

Submitted by Lon Jefferies on Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Many people are reluctant to invest because they don’t want to be on the losing side. They forget that the purpose of investing is to meet a need: financial security in retirement. You win as long as you achieve this personal goal.

Why Value Rules, Long-Term

Submitted by Lon Jeffries on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 9:00am

Value investing long has boasted superior performance over time, besting flashy growth stocks like those found in the tech realm. When the market pauses in a rally, let’s explore why. The answer lies in a very unlikely place.