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The blessing and burden of a strong dollar

October 22, 2014

A strong U.S. dollar may sound like a great thing, but there are some drawbacks to the dollar's recent rise.

Beyond beta: Why investment risk metrics fall short

October 8, 2014

The beta metric and others like it are imperfect ways to gauge investment risk. Here's why.

5 pieces of unconventional wisdom for investors

October 1, 2014

These five investment guidelines run counter to the usual thinking, but they could help your long-term returns.

The sound of speculation

September 25, 2014

More and more signs of risky behavior are emerging in today's bull market. Learn how you can protect your portfolio.

5 gambling truths that apply to investing

September 17, 2014

Taking these pieces of gaming wisdom to heart can lead to a stronger portfolio.

The perils of post-retirement investing

September 8, 2014

Once you start withdrawing from retirement savings, investment volatility can be especially devastating. Learn how to manage it.

Exposing the myths in mutual funds

August 25, 2014

Mutual fund performance is not always easy to gauge, and a report from S&P helps explain why.

Understanding the stock market's nosedive

August 4, 2014

There are numerous possible explanations for last week's market drop, but only some of them make real sense.

8 hard truths on investing

July 23, 2014

Noting these realities on investing can help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls.

Tuning out the noise in investing

July 2, 2014

Making sense of information is a key to successful investing -- as well as filtering out everything that isn't relevant.