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Is Buy-and-Hold Investing Dead?

During the market meltdown of 2008, nearly every financial website contained an article or two on the death of buy-and-hold investing. After all, if you bought and held right before the crash, you probably saw 40% of your money disappear for quite some time. But those making the funeral plans might want to hold off a bit. It seems...

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The Unbeatable Advantages of Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)

Nearly everyone has heard of a relatively new investment product called exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but there is much confusion about what they are and how they differ from mutual funds. This article will outline the many advantages of exchange-traded funds over mutual funds. A mutual fund is an aggregation of stocks, passively or...

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How To Increase Your Dividend Income

In a low interest rate environment, bank accounts are paying very little in interest. Government bonds, too, offer interest yields well below the rate of inflation, so your money not only won’t pay you a decent income, but will gradually lose its purchasing power. If you live on the interest from your savings, you could be...

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7 Awesome Perks Offered by Discount Stock Brokers

When choosing a discount stock broker, you probably compare commission fees and opt for a broker who offers low-cost trades. But commission fees aren’t all there is to choosing a discount stock broker. In addition to low-cost trades, it’s worthwhile to compare the perks offered by various discount brokers. If all else is...

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2 Stocks with Dirt Cheap P/E Ratios

Sep 08, 12 2 Stocks with Dirt Cheap P/E Ratios

Written by in Featured, Stock Analysis

In the investing world, a company’s earnings are one of the most powerful predictors of its stock price. Aside from high-priced tech players like LinkedIn and Facebook, an easy way to determine if one should invest in most types of stocks can be done by looking at earnings multiples. The most commonly used of these metrics is the...

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5 Stocks Loved By WealthLift’s Sentiment Index

There are plenty of analytical metrics available for use in today’s financial world; some involve valuation ratios, while others make use of indicators like short selling activity.  One method that can give time-crunched investors a way to evaluate a stock is the WealthLift Sentiment Index.  As taken from this page, this index...

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5 Videogame Bans You May Not Know About

In recent weeks, there have been plenty of developments in the vibrant world of videogaming, from the highly anticipated release of Madden 13 to GameStop’s painful plunge in the markets.  Interestingly, there have been other happenings in this virtual arena, as gamers throughout the world have been subject to a variety of bans,...

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Are Automakers Ready for 54.5 Miles per Gallon?

A few days ago, the good ‘ole duo of the Environmental Protection Agency and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declared that fuel efficiency standards in the U.S. were going up – way up.  Existing standards require all new cars and small trucks to meet a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) of 34.5 miles per gallon by 2016,...

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