Winterizing Your Portfolio


  • How To Protect Your Portfolio From A Deep Freeze Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 3:24 PM ET
    Wall Street

    Investors accustomed to seeing strong stock market gains at the end of the year may be wondering what is in store this year after the multi-month rally, but suppose we are in for a double dip recession or an anemic recovery? Follow these tips.

  • Taking A Worldly Approach To the Dollar Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET

    If you’re getting a little queasy about the sagging U.S. dollars in your savings account, join the club.  So what’s an investor to do?  Enter currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which let even casual investors put a little foreign spice into their cash holdings

  • Riding The Recovery Requires A Balancing Act Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 2:12 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    For some investors "there still is a case of once bitten, twice shy,” says one money manager. If that describes you, here's some things to consider in weighing your fixed income and equities options.

  • Commodities: The Fab Four And A Motley Crew Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 11:31 AM ET
    Gold Bars

    A weak dollar and global economic recovery should boost most commodities prices, but gold, oil, corn and sugar will fare the best.

  • Four Sectors Most Likely To Lead The Market Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:57 PM ET
    Recovery sign

    As the US economic recovery looms larger, the gray cloud that has hung over the stock market for so long is finally starting to fade. Here's four sectors likely to outperform in the months and year ahead.

  • Time to Adjust Your Tech Portfolio Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:41 AM ET
    Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-core processor

    There’s a transition occurring in the tech sector. The traditional sector bellwethers—computer hardware, desktop software, consumer electronics—are no longer the areas of growth. Instead, it’s all about the enterprise.

  • 'Tis The Season For Stock Pickers Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 11:19 AM ET

    After a stunning and broad rebound, major indices many be range bound for awhile and the right managers could thrive with judicious stockpicking.

  • Real Estate Bargains Offer Real Returns Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 3:27 PM ET
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    Given the current buyers market, some investors may find property more attractive, never mind rewarding, than stocks; and for those convinced that the federal government's borrowing-spending binge will bring a nasty bout of inflation down the road, real estate is the hedge for you.



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