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Twice a year, I check my portfolio to see if any rebalancing needs to be done. I look at my allocations at the end of April and at the end of October to coincide with the start of the ‘worst six months’ (May through October) and the start of the ‘best six months’ (November...

These bond funds terminate near preset dates and can be laddered, but have caveats that should be understood. Read more »  ...

Worries about evil spirits haunting stocks intensified slightly, even though the percentage of investors expecting Mr. Market to continue handing out treats stayed above 40% in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey. Bullish sentiment, expectations that stock prices will rise over the...

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Topic: Profit From a Rapidly Changing World in 2014 Speaker: Robert Hsu, President, Absolute Return Capital Advisors LLC Saddled with aging population and heavy entitlements, Europe sinks into recession as socialist leaders take control in France...

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Topic: Dividend-Paying Stocks: The Winner’s Game Speaker: Roger S. Conrad, Co-Founder and Chief Editor, Capitalist Times As the Federal Reserve gets ready to wind down quantitative easing, conventional wisdom says that all things income-related...

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Topic: Lessons Learned from Harvard and Yale Endowments: Using Managed Futures for Portfolio Diversification Speaker: David Johnson, President and Portfolio Manager, Global Capital Group Numerous studies show that adding diversified, non-correlated...

TakeStock 2 is a software program that allows users to monitor and evaluate their actions in the market. Read more »  ...

In this first article of a new three-part series, the impact of a worker’s retirement age on Social Security benefits is explained. Read more »  ...

AAII Journal Editor Charles Rotblut Editor explains to Chuck Jaffe of MarketWatch why Altera (ALTR) 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...

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Topic: The New Way to Play Emerging Markets Speaker: Reshma Kapadia, Staff Writer, Barron’s Magazine Reshma Kapadia argues that the next wave in investing in emerging markets is the abandonment of the well known MSCI Emerging Market Index. The...