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.


Hello ETFs. Goodbye mutual funds.  

88% of advisers say they currently use or recommend ETFs, one in two plan to increase their use of ETFs over the next 12 months.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 403b Plan, KR - Kroger Co, Indexes, Bitcoin, AAPL - Apple Inc., the Stock Market, UVXY - ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF, BUD - Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A. ADR, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., Broker's Account, Company's Statements, MRO - Marathon Oil Corp., FND - Floor & Decor Holdings Inc. Cl A.

Should Social Security Invest in Stocks?  

Pension funds do it. Insurance companies. So, why doesn't our Social Security system -- and should it?
Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, Biotech, Americans & Retirement, Leading Economic Indicator - LEI, PPL - PPL Corp., OC - Owens Corning, COP – Conoco Phillips, Stops, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., EPD - Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

5 Points to Ponder Before Buying Those Hot Stocks  

You don’t have to follow the herd. You don’t have to lose your head. You need not chase the lemmings.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Margin Account, Digital Currency, XLE - Energy Select Sector, FL - Foot Locker Inc., Bio Tech, JD - Inc. ADR, Pharmaceuticals, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Invest in the Stock Market or Pay the Mortgage, Fixed Income, Asset Allocation.

What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?  

Many would define it in terms of what it is able to do. An “ideal” plan is one that would meet the retiree’s financial needs until death.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, Mergers, Whole Foods, Payoff the Mortgage, 529 Plan, CTL – Century Link Inc., DLTH - Duluth Holdings Inc., Portfolio, SLB - Schlumberger Ltd.

When Housing Can Be A Bad Investment?  

For a variety of people, and for a variety of reasons, buying a house may not be a sound investment decision.
Today's Stocks & Topics: BABY - Natus Medical Inc., Real Estate Market, Pensions & Lack of Money, Interest Payments, Capital Gains, APO - Apollo Global Management LLC Cl A, AMZN - Inc., WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc., Simple Moving Average – SMA, Stock Values, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp.

4 Types of Investments to Avoid  

What the pundits typically ignore is where not to put your money. Which investments should you shun?

Today's Stocks & Topics: WFM - Whole Foods Market Inc., GM Jobs, Retail Sales, Retirement Beneficiaries, Portfolio Analysis, C - Citigroup Inc., NKE - Nike Inc., TGT - Target Corp., AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., Bonds, BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Mutual Funds: How Many is Too Many?  

There's evidence that risk can be reduced only to a certain extent beyond which there is no material benefit from diversification.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds & the Stock Market, Smart Money, Medical Marijuana, Costco & Amazon Online Service, After Hours Trading, Operating Cost, NXPI - NXP Semiconductors N.V., TSLA - Tesla Inc., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Global Economy.

Navigating The Investing Complexities Of China  

Investing success will require an understanding of long-range plans and politics, currency, and key trends and concerns.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, Life Insurance, Oil Prices, SNAP - Snap Inc., SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, SDS - ProShares UltraShort S&P500, SPXU - ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500, Dividend Paying Stocks, TSLA - Tesla Inc., WTW - Weight Watchers International Inc., Financial Terms.

Value Investing Isn’t What It Used To Be  

Metrics are no longer following previous rules. So it’s less clear what’s really cheap or what’s truly expensive.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Overvalued Market, Economics, Computer Trading, CRZO - Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., ADBE - Adobe Systems Inc., GDXJ - VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, Stock Certificates, CLH - Clean Harbors Inc., WIX - Ltd., Capitalization Rate.

How to Pick the Right ETF for You  

They enable investors to buy and hold a whole portfolio of stocks or bonds at low expense. But there are so many.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, Tech Industry, Bonds & Auto-Lending, WDC - Western Digital Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Companies Buying Other Companies, SAM - Boston Beer Co. Cl A, Selling Short & Taxes.

Bonds Are Not Risk Free  

Investors who decide on bonds based solely on yield are "reaching for yield," one of the most common mistakes. And there are others.
Today's Stocks & Topics: AAPL - Apple Inc., KIM - Kimco Realty Corp., WPG - Washington Prime Group Inc., DY - Dycom Industries Inc., Closed-End Funds, KYE - Kayne Anderson Energy Total Return Fund Inc., PEO - Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc., SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., Retail, the Stock Market, Tesla, Real Estate Investments.

When Should You Retire?  

The answer depends on a lot of factors, but it boils down to four main things that affect your financial, social, and emotional well-being.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Muni-Bonds, Inverted Yield Curve, Futures Market, European Central Market, the Mall, MGA - Magna International Inc., FFTWX - Fidelity Freedom 2025 Fund, Target Date Funds, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, HAL - Halliburton Co., European Investing, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., ETN - Eaton Corp., Cash Out.

Robo Investing: Pros and Cons  

Robo advisors are taking the emotion out of wealth management — but not everyone thinks that’s a good thing.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, Inflation, Economic News, Looking for a Job, CETX - Cemtrex Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., BAC - Bank of America Corp., Observing Trends in the Economy, Researching Stocks, ADT - AdEPT Telecom PLC.

A Warning for Index Fund Investors  

Vanguard's John Bogle ignited the trend toward index investing four decades ago, but now sees hazards ahead.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Short Squeeze, Macy's, Apple Inc., PLAY - Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., DEO - Diageo PLC ADR, Hedging, Net Asset Value – NAV, BT - BT Group PLC ADR.

15 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Property  

There are low-cost ways to add value and there are more expensive and in-depth renovations that can be done.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop Order vs. Limit Order, Jobs Report, IRA Beneficiaries, Filling Goods vs. Making Money, Pension, RH – RH, RAD - Rite Aid Corp., HMC - Honda Motor Co., ULTA - Ulta Beauty Inc.

Get Your Head Out of the Sand Retirement Plan  

An alarming number of retirees don't know how much they need. Here's how to fix that.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Jobs Report, Bonds, PFPT - Proofpoint Inc., GILD - Gilead Sciences Inc., Real Estate, Ex-Dividend, Real Estate, BX - Blackstone Group L.P., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, AVGO - Broadcom Ltd., CLR - Continental Resources Inc.

How to Open Your First Brokerage Account  

Just like ice cream, they vary greatly in quality, options and price, from the plain vanilla variety to a super sundae.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Oil Income Trust, Emerging Markets, Big Risks, Low Mortgage Rates, GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., DOG - ProShares Short Dow30, SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, Equity, Uni-bonds, UA - Under Armour Inc., Hedge Funds, HLT - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc.

Relying on Growth AND Income in Retirement  

Many retired investors find themselves with an asset base that may experience swings in values going forward.
Today's Stocks & Topics: SKT - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., Rich People Don't Make These Mistakes, Conflict of Interest, CMP - Compass Minerals International Inc., FIVE - Five Below Inc., Mortgage, TGT - Target Corp., KR - Kroger Co.

Cashing Out a 401k Early?  

The penalties you incur will hurt, but the growth you'll miss are far worse. What you need to know.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Commodities, Goods Time for the Market for a Long Time, Retirement, PANW - Palo Alto Networks Inc., HRL - Hormel Foods Corp., CETX - Cemtrex Inc., KSU - Kansas City Southern, ALXN - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc., The Stock Market, 401k Rollover, Limited Order.

How to Choose - ETF vs ETN  

It's easier to understand an ETF's stock-like characteristics, but don't count out the more efficient ETN.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Put & Call Options, Ponzi Schemes, Majority Shareholder, Exchange-Traded Notes – ETNs, Emerging Market, Pre-Tax Money, Life Insurance, New Investor, Natural Gas Index, Retirement.

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