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  • 5 trends making REITs hot as other stocks stall Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    Real estate investment trusts are handily beating the S&P 500 this year, and there are five big trends that should continue to favor REITs.

  • Can anything save active management? Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    The shift to passively-managed index funds keeps growing even though U.S. active equity funds have outperformed them. Higher fees may be the cause.

  • Planning a dream vacation investment strategy Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 5:59 PM ET

    With the right investment strategy, you can go on that once-in-a-lifetime adventure to exotic places like the Galapagos Islands or Machu Picchu, Peru.

  • Are you better off buying bonds or bond funds? Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    With higher interest rates looming, investors are about to get schooled in the difference between investing in individual bonds vs. bond funds.

  • Why billions are pouring into blockbuster funds Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    A herd mentality has investors focused only on top-performing mega-sized mutual funds and ETFs. Believe it or not, that's not always a good thing.

  • Are smart beta ETFs really a free lunch? Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Smart beta ETFs—meant to leapfrog index fund inefficiencies—pulled in $43 billion last year and keep growing. Are their higher fees really worth it?

  • HFT isn’t the problem—insider trading is: Op-ed Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    The HFT controversy should become the biggest insider trading case ever pursued by SEC, said investor advocate and former SEC lawyer Mercer Bullard.

  • Ways to protect assets from foreign-currency risk Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    Investors' increasing global exposure is making currency volatility a key concern. There are strategies to hedge against swings and protect gains.

  • 5 costly and common college 529 plan mistakes Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Almost half of Americans still believe a savings account is a better way to save for college than a 529 plan, and that's a costly misconception.

  • Investors beware: The hidden risks of Chinese IPOs Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    Baidu headquarters, Beijing, China

    Chinese IPOs are lining up to list on U.S. exchanges. Forget the hype, check to be sure the companies are not involved in related-party transactions.

  • Inside your portfolio's hidden Russia risk Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Today BRIC and EMEA funds typically have 15 percent to 25 percent of their portfolios invested in Russia. Are you a global investor at risk?

  • Red flags for private equity investors Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Alice Handy

    These illiquid investments have been popular long-term plays for institutions and are now available to the little guy. But they come with risks.

  • It's time to cash in on dividends Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Investors are riding the dividend rally. But experts caution they should steer clear of high-yielding stocks sensitive to rising interest rates.

  • Afraid of stocks? Here's one place you can look Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    With the growing number of calls for a significant stock market pullback ahead, one area likely to start seeing investor inflows is commodities.

  • What's hot in the real estate market Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    New homes for sale at a housing development in Dublin, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2013.

    Investors are jumping back into the real estate market and reaping big payoffs in distressed properties, home rentals and multi-apartment dwellings.

  • 2014 top trends in mutual fund investing Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    New investment strategies are emerging as rush to stocks continues. What's hot: ETFs, blockbuster and alternative funds, and smart global plays.

  • Is a peak coming in this key market metric? Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The NYSE is buzzing about this metric. Is it nearing a peak? And what's the scariest part? Tom Kee from Stock Traders Daily crunches the numbers.

  • Emerging markets poised for further rally: BofA-ML Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 12:52 AM ET

    Emerging market equities are poised to extend gains into year-end, said Bank of America-Merrill Lynch's fund manager survey for October.

  • Repeatedly burned, short sellers get gun-shy Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 12:28 PM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    Even amid Federal Reserve stimulus short sellers have become gun-shy as the market continues to rally making bets against high-flying stocks.

  • Debt ceiling flashback: Top decliners last time Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    Jason Blatt of Knight Capital Americas, LP reacts to down market on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 8, 2011.

    For those who have forgotten the pain the market felt just two years ago, following is a list of companies who were badly hurt during summer 2011.

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