InvestTalk - Investment in Stock Market, Financial

InvestTalk - Investment in Stock Market, Financial

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In today's ever changing global economy, understanding investment options can be a daunting, time-consuming task. With all the opinions and hearsay that can bombard investors, education is a key component to success. That's why more and more savvy investors are tuning into InvestTalk. InvestTalk is a weekday program that looks at new and relevant investment topics each weekday, and answers questions about financial and retirement planning, money management as well as general concerns about the stock market with financial adviser, Steve Peasley.


Best Way To Reach Your Financial Goals: Stocks  

Investing requires that potential investors understand that there are risks to doing nothing, essentially leaving your money in the bank.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Market Strategy, SPFF - Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF, The Hindenburg Omen, Mortgage Rates, AG - First Majestic Silver Corp., SHAK - Shake Shack Inc., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Ex-Dividend, 401k Rollover.

4 Benefits ETFs Bring To Your Portfolio  

For the last 24 years, one investment vehicle has come to rule them all, at least in the eyes of many investors.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Equity Index Annuities, VHDYX - Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund, AMLP - Alerian MLP ETF, GD - General Dynamics Corp., VCIT - Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., PSRAX - Pioneer Strategic Income Fund, TAHYX - Pioneer High Yield Fund, Technology Changes, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., The Fed & Interest Rates.

4 Tips for Women Who Flunked the Financial Literacy Test  

There are women who sense the risk they're taking by not knowing enough about how to protect their money.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., Fireworks, Tesla Burning Cash, Chinese Trade, OHIOmega Healthcare Investors Inc., Alternative Minimum Tax, FBT - First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index Fund, IBB - iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF, XBI - SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, Parity, Mutual Funds, OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.

Alternative Investments: What to Know Before You Buy  

Are alternative investments - currencies, commodities, real estate, private equity and even art or collectibles - right for your portfolio?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend Income, AFL - AFLAC Inc., Earnings, Technology Industry, SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, Bond Ladder, Guggenheim BulletShares, LB - L Brands Inc., PESPX - Dreyfus Midcap Index Fund.

What's Wrong With Mutual Funds?  

They have their place, but should your portfolio size allow for sufficient diversification, consider the benefits of owning direct holdings of stocks and bonds.
Today's Stocks & Topics: COKE - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, 401k, Weakness in the Market, PPI & CPI, Corporate Bonds, Jobs Openings, ULTA - Ulta Beauty Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., WK - Workiva Inc., Tech Stocks, CERN - Cerner Corp., Market Cycle, SND - Smart Sand Inc., BTI - British American Tobacco PLC ADR.

Are Global Investors Sending Us a Signal?  

With equity indexes at all-time highs, global mutual fund and ETF investors may be choosing now as the time to reverse a long-running move into bonds and out of equities.
Today's Stocks & Topics: The Wash Sale Rule, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., NYCB - New York Community Bancorp Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., KTOS - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., NAFTA Re-negotiations, BCI - ETFS Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF, Tesla, Gold, POGRX - PRIMECAP Odyssey Growth Fund, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., MMSI - Merit Medical Systems Inc.

The Markets Are Doing That Thing Again  

When the trends are picture perfect. When good stocks keep doing good things and bad stocks keep doing bad things.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Beta vs. Smart Beta, Return on Investments, CMC - Commercial Metals Co., Retirement Strategies, VIAB - Viacom Inc. Cl B, DIS - Walt Disney Co., The Fed & Interest Rates, SEP I-R-A, Stock Analysis, PDI - PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund, Productivity Numbers, Cash Flow, Charts.

Getting Your Money Priorities Straight  

Pop quiz! What is the smartest move to make with your money: Betting on the stock market, investing in real estate or saving in a bank account?
Today's Stocks & Topics: SEP I-R-A, AAWW - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, PAYX - Paychex Inc., Options vs. Warrants, WYN - Wyndham Worldwide Corp., CAPE Ratio, Next Stock Sector, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, GNT- Gentex Corp., The Vix, VXX - Barclays Bank PLC iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, Bond Funds, PONDX - PIMCO Income Fund, New Investor, GLAD - Gladstone Capital Corp.

As Retirement Nears - Risks Escalate  

The retirement red zone – when you’re close to the goal line and every move counts, you and your team must work even harder to protect your money.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Student Loans, CAH - Cardinal Health Inc., SKT - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., Retail Sector vs. Amazon, Jobs Report, Stop Limits, VGHCX - Vanguard Health Care Fund, Home Sales & Taxes, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., AAPL - Apple Inc.

U.S. Stocks Safer than Foreign Investments?  

Researchers have long documented what’s known as “home bias,” the tendency for investors to favor their own country’s financial markets.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Moving Averages, AMC - AMC Entertainment Holding Inc. Cl A, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., ULTI - Ultimate Software Group Inc., AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc., CIM - Chimera Investment Corp., VGHCX - Vanguard Health Care Fund Investor, BA - Boeing Co., VLKAY - Volkswagen AG ADR, BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Can You Make a Case for Commodities?  

There may be one alternative to stocks. They just got cheaper, knocked down to bargain prices. And ordinary investors can own them through funds.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying Stocks Directly from the Companies, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Bitcoin, Saving Money for Retirement, KEYS - Keysight Technologies Inc., BK - Bank of New York Mellon Corp., BOFI - BofI Holding Inc., FE - FirstEnergy Corp., Corporate Bonds vs. Preferred Stocks, M - Macy's Inc., BCX - BlackRock Resources & Commodities Strategy Trust.

How to Avoid 'Young Investor' Mistakes  

New research shows that young inexperienced investors tend to be overconfident when they first start buying and selling stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs ...
Today's Stocks & Topics: Rollover a 401k, CAT - Caterpillar Inc., the DOW, Americans Might Be Spending More Than They Can Afford, MIC - Macquarie Infrastructure Corp., SNAP - Snap Inc., Gold, AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., TECD - Tech Data Corp., F - Ford Motor Co., 403B, AGNC - AGNC Investment Corp., DVA - DaVita Inc., KTOS - Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc., M - Macy's Inc.

Reading the Signs: Are Tech Stocks Rising Too Fast?  

The Nasdaq is 12 percent above its 200-day moving average. In the past that usually meant pull back.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Money Management, GLW - Corning Inc., OCLR - Oclaro Inc., Boeing, Greenspan, Market's Health, EPD - Enterprise Products Partners L.P., VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, MO - Altria Group Inc., PSX - Phillips 66, 401k or Roth IRA, OMI - Owens & Minor Inc.

Clues That Reveal a Fragile Economy  

Consumers are financially strained. Evidence? Card defaults rose from 2.81% back in November to 3.53% in May.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Platinum, PPLT - ETFS Physical Platinum Shares, SQM - Sociedad Quimica y Minera De Chile S.A. ADR, Oil Prices, Retirement, Millennials and the Market, Student Loans, Venezuela, DPZ - Domino's Pizza Inc., SBUX - Starbucks Corp., RH – Restoration Hardware Outlet, LB - L Brands Inc., TGT - Target Corp., Capital Gains, VIA - Viacom Inc. Cl A.

Should You Be Caught Holding Cash?  

As markets reach record highs, investors have questioned whether it makes sense to continue holding cash.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dodd Frank Act, DUK - Duke Energy Corp., BAC - Bank of America Corp., MO - Altria Group Inc., If Trump is Impeached, USB - U.S. Bancorp, The Fed & Interest Rates, RDFN - Redfin Corp., VCSH - Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, VMW - VMware Inc., ETFs, QLD - ProShares Ultra QQQ.

Important Trends to Track  

While the pace of change is confounding what's gotten less attention is that the earth as been shifting beneath investors' feet.
Today's Stocks & Topics: SEP IRAs, EW - Edwards Lifesciences Corp., Durable Goods Report, S&P 500, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., AMZN - Inc., PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., ULTA - Ulta Beauty Inc., TLRD - Tailored Brands Inc., Biggest Risk to Our Economy.

Fed Tightening: What it Means for Stocks, Bonds & Gold  

Unless markets fall apart in the coming weeks, it's expected that the Fed’s balance sheet reduction will be made this September.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k & IRA, TGT - Target Corp., AOBC - American Outdoor Brands Corp., Junk Bonds, Alternative Investments, The Fed, STOR - STORE Capital Corp., TWO - Two Harbors Investment Corp., EWEAX - Wells Fargo Intrinsic World Equity Fund;A, STX - Seagate Technology PLC.

A Midyear Tax Audit for Your Portfolio  

Future market returns may be muted. That makes tax-efficient investing even more important.
Today's Stocks & Topics: EBITDA - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, MCI - Barings Corporate Investors, NGG - National Grid PLC ADR, BAC - Bank of America Corp., The VIX, INTC - Intel Corp., GLW - Corning Inc., COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., AAWW - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.

The 'Animal Spirits' That Move The Market  

What animates the market, even more than earnings and dividends?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Mortgage or 401k, The Fed & Interest Rates,
ORLY - O'Reilly Automotive Inc., Stock Screening Tools, BX - Blackstone Group L.P., Dividends & Taxes, T - AT&T Inc., YYY - YieldShares High Income ETF, SDIV - Global X SuperDividend ETF, Bonds & Interest Rates.

A Closer Look: 5 High-Yield Income Investments  

Opportunities to enhance your income through stocks, funds, and other investment vehicles.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Minimum Distribution, Market Reaction, Commodities for 2017, Interest Rates, High-Tech Investing, Buying Stocks for Children, Oil, ETFs, The Dollar, Mutual Funds, Diversification, Technical Analysis, 200 Day Moving Average, Stock Market vs. Real Estate, Mutual Funds vs. ETFs, Comany Stocks.

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