Why You May Not Want to Go Away

Take the money and run or keep your allocation to stocks? I’m sure this is a question many of you have. The market has had a good run so far this year, with the S&P 500 gaining 17.3% on a total-return basis through yesterday’s close, despite a long list of worries. Then there is the…

 

Master Limited Partnership Tax Rules

The unique structure of MLPs gives them tax advantages, but also makes them more complex. Find out how distributions and gains are taxed. For those who are new to them, the first thing to understand is that an MLP is simply a publicly traded partnership (PTP). (Not all PTPs are MLPs, however; a number of…

 

AAII Sentiment Survey: Slightly Less Optimism and Slightly More Pessimism

Individual investors are slightly less optimistic and slightly more pessimistic than they were a week ago, according to the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Even with the changes, the sentiment readings are close to their historical averages. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the next six months, fell 2.3 percentage points to 38.5%….

 

Freakonomics

Freakonomics.com is a financial and economics blog that reveals “the hidden side of everything,” using statistical and behavioral economic models. Read more »  

 

Sell of the week 5/15/2013

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why PerkinElmer (PKI) is his “Sell of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you need to lead the MoneyLife. Audio url: Sell of the…

 

BUY OF THE WEEK 5/14/2013

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why PulteGroup (PHM) is his “Buy of the Week” on the MoneyLife Radio Program. MoneyLife is a daily personal finance show that sorts through the financial clutter to bring you the information you need to lead the MoneyLife. Audio url: Buy of the Week…