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InvestTalk - Investment in Stock Market, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Money Management Podcast
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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.

A Fund Manager survey reveals increasing optimism about U.S. stocks-- related to the outlook for corporate profits.

Today's Stocks & Topics: XLC - Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund, Federal Reserve Meeting, The 4% Rule, Call Warrant, Chinese Economy, RIO - Rio Tinto PLC ADR, Leading Economic Indicators, BOTZ - Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF, SFIX - Stitch Fix Inc. Cl A, Tariff War.


Costco Wholesale Corporation has been a steady climber for years, but there could now be a warning flag.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Beginning Investor, IGC - India Globalization Capital Inc., ACN - Accenture PLC Cl A, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., High Dividend Stocks, 401k, Roth I-R-A, Ponzi Schemes, Foreign Exchange Markets, Micro-Investing.


One strategist warns China might restrict sales of materials, equipment, and key parts of the U.S. manufacturing supply chain.

Today's Stocks & Topics: SBH - Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., 401k, VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Inc., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Yield Curve, Day Trading vs. Swing Trading, Shiller PE Ratio, TECD - Tech Data Corp., Leading Economic Indicators.


With the right strategy, the stress of funding retiree medical costs won't send you to the doctor.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Social Security, Retirement Plan, Leading Economic Indicators, STX - Seagate Technology PLC, Housing Market, Capital Gains, T - AT&T Inc., VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, Shorting, Required Minimum Distribution.


Many investors focused on compound growth don't realize how much they're paying in fund fees.

Today's Stocks & Topics: FZROX - Fidelity ZERO Total Market Index Fund, Cash, LYB - LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, The Federal Reserve & Tariffs, Housing, F - Ford Motor Co., Politics & The Stock Market.


At least one analyst is predicting more trouble ahead for Facebook.

Today's Stocks & Topics: PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., Income Producing Assets, Blackout Periods, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., Best Sectors During the Recession, The Next Bear Market.


The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned cannabis investors to be cautious.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, Next Recession & Housing Debt, Cannabis Industry Scams, Economic Statistics, Social Media Platforms, P.E. Ratio, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., TOL - Toll Brothers Inc., PDS - Precision Drilling Corp., T - AT&T Inc., Closed-End Funds.


At some point, the bull market will turn south--but history teaches that it will recover.

Today's Stocks & Topics: STX - Seagate Technology PLC, Mortgage Rates, The Stock Market & Hurricanes, What is 5G?, Young Investor, LB - L Brands Inc., XPO - XPO Logistics Inc., SWKS - Skyworks Solutions Inc.


It's never too soon to start profiting from the tax statutes.

Today's Stocks & Topics: F - Ford Motor Co., Beige Book, Yale/Harvard Investment Model, BT - BT Group PLC ADR, Bond Funds, iPhone Sales, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., PFF - iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF.


Here are some strategies to minimize the impact of taxes on high-earning individuals.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Trading Sideways, House Sales, 10 Commandments of Retirement, VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, LITE - Lumentum Holdings Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc., TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, Money Management Both Ways.


It can't get much better and, according to one strategist, this could be a problem.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Market Battle Royal , Bonds vs. Mutual Funds, Pros and Cons of ETFs, FSB - Franklin Financial Network Inc., Municipal Bonds Funds, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, MYL - Mylan N.V., Retirement, New iPhones.


What is master investor Buffett's formula, and how reliable is it?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest?, Three Tax Mistakes, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Price Charts and Indicators of Goldman Sachs, TRTN - Triton International Ltd., Options, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Bull Market Continues, Technical Trends, First Time Buying Stocks, Social Security.


At least one expert believes history may not follow that assumption.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Emerging Markets, TWTR - Twitter Inc., Tech, You Going to Need More Money to Retire, Dividends & REITs, UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc., Tech Retracement, BLK - BlackRock Inc., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., The Middle Class.


Minimize the effects of inflation by having your money work harder for you.

Today's Stocks & Topics: REITs, Knock-Out Option, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Social Security, Gold, VWNFX - Vanguard Windsor II Fund Investor, Social Media Companies, Robin Hood App, Understanding Economic Fundamentals, VHC - VirnetX Holding Corp., Highest Rents.


audio 09-04-18: Reverse Mortgage Alternatives
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 23:53:23 +0000

When a reverse mortgage isn't the best fit, you may be able to tap into quality alternatives.

Today's Stocks & Topics: AAPL - Apple Inc., The Stock Market & Midterm Elections, Financial "Experts", Highest Rents, Where to Invest, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, Bonds, VWOB - Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF, Daily Trading Volume, Platinum.


Some sectors benefit from interest hikes, but rate ripples can rock the market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Overweight and Underweight Sectors, The Price of Real Estate in California, New Investor, Trading, Roth I-R-A, Private Equity, International Markets, Put Options.


audio 08-31-18: U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Resume
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 23:56:50 +0000

With a newly signed Mexico trade agreement, Trump is pushing Canada to reduce its tariffs on dairy products.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Mid Cap Mutual Funds, Economic Calendar, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Inherited 401k, CELG - Celgene Corp., GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, AWX - Avalon Holdings Corp., Day Trading, The Vix & The Stock Market Index.


Buyers can score massive discounts on vehicles that are being replaced by new models.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings, Slow Housing Market, Possible Recession, TREX - Trex Co. Inc., MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Dollar Cost Averaging, BKAS - The Bank of New York Mellon Asia ADR Index, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., Hard Stop, CVX - Chevron Corp., Optimism About The Economy Is So High It Suggests A Recession Is ‘Imminent,’ Analyst Warns.


Report says Smirnoff maker is looking for pot partner--after $4 billion investment in Canopy by booze giant Constellation.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Advisers, XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, JD - JD.com Inc. ADR, PIMIX - PIMCO Income Fund Institutional, Capital Gains Taxes, TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, Yields.


With over 100 million subscribers, Netflix has the lead share of the $20 billion streaming sector.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TGT - Target Corp., Two Lessons from Lehman Brothers’ 2008 Collapse, Should You Buy a House Now, Stock Split, Small Cap Index, WRK – West Rock Co., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Where to Look for Information, Reasons People Don’t Pay Off Their Credit Cards Every Month, GNC - GNC Holdings Inc. Cl A, Commodities or REITs.


In spite of the political landmines, analysts expect the Fed to continue its gradual tightening of interest rates.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, VLU - SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF, Tesla, Home Values, Financial Wellness, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, SBNY - Signature Bank, VLO - Valero Energy Corp., IVZI - NVESCO Ltd., The Fed, AWK - American Water Works Co., Insurance.


Strong second-quarter earnings sparked a Walmart rally--while also lifting the shares of retailing peers.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Banks, Interest Rates, September the Worst Month of the Year in Stocks, How the 401k Works, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., CAT - Caterpillar Inc., TDF - Templeton Dragon Fund Inc., Gold, DXCM - DexCom Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Bitcoin.


audio 08-23-18: Dropbox Has A Competitive Advantage
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 23:55:20 +0000

In a crowded $50 billion file-sharing market, Dropbox is facing off against Microsoft, Apple, and Google.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Low Volatility ETFs, USMV - iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF, LB - L Brands Inc., High Dividends, GSK – Glaxo Smith Kline PLC ADR, CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Capital Gains, Indexing, Research & Development, EXC - Exelon Corp., Emerging Markets, WH - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc.


Overcoming all kinds of shocks, the S&P 500 has posted a gain of nearly 325 percent since March 2009.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying IPOs, Beware of Conventional Wisdom, Retailers, Retirement Issues, LAND - Gladstone Land Corp., Internal Rate of Return – IRR, CLF - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Banks Performance, XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, NDVAX - MFS New Discovery Value Fund A.


Congress has allowed people with high incomes a way to fund a Roth IRA.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing for Kids, Hidden Costs On Home Ownership, SNP 500, the U.S. Debt, YY - YY Inc. ADR, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Returns, AWX - Avalon Holdings Corp., SYK - Stryker Corp., ADNT - Adient PLC.


Is there still plenty of reason to expect more strong growth from Amazon?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Information Apps, Dividends, Interest Rates, Semiannual Report, Students Loans, IDXX - IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Dividends Payouts, ALGN - Align Technology Inc., EXEL - Exelixis Inc., NE - Noble Corp. PLC.


The best way to control what happens to your business is to take the proper steps now.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest, Biggest Risk to the Stock Market, Leading Economic Indicators, Beware Conventional Wisdom When Planning For Retirement, PZZA - Papa John's International Inc., CQQQ - Invesco China Technology ETF, Insider Trading, Dividends, IHRTQ - iHeartMedia Inc. Cl A, Qualification Ratio, VIGAX - Vanguard Growth Index Fund Admiral.


With a tax-deferred retirement account, withdraw the money and it will be considered ordinary taxable income.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, There Is No Bubble in Stocks, Is the Market Tracking the Late 1930's, Durable Goods Report, Earnings Report, Security, Stock Evaluation, Closed End Funds, New Investor, How to Get Into the Stock Market, On Balance Volume.


Some sectors benefit from interest hikes, but rate ripples can rock the market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Overweight and Underweight Sectors, The Price of Real Estate in California, HCLP - Hi-Crush Partners LP, GOLD - Randgold Resources Ltd. ADR, New Investor, Trading.


Sooner or later, every serious investor has to come to terms with this question.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash Flow vs. Free Cash Flow, Tesla, Buyout, Annuities, Earnings vs. Income, TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., YUMC - Yum China Holdings Inc., Hedging, YY - YY Inc. ADR, Mutual Funds, HD - Home Depot Inc.


Allowing professional designers to dress-up your sale home could net a higher price.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Rental Property Evaluation, AMG - Affiliated Managers Group Inc., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, Annuities, Earnings, Income and Net Income, NKE - Nike Inc. Cl B, 529 Plan, Retirement, The Wash Rule, CWB - SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF.


With new cars getting more expensive, should you buy now?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Extra Money to Invest, Don't Overpay for Simpler Car Repairs, GDP Growth, Worry About Turkey, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., Retirement Plan Software, TWLO - Twilio Inc. Cl A, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., LKQ - LKQ Corp., Hard Stop, SPOT - Spotify Technology S.A.


Competitors are rising and this could benefit the movie industry and its patrons.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Plan, Inflation, Home Prices, Why Wage Growth Is Too Slow, Investing Apps, Companies Making Money, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, Realignment Sector, PPI: Producer Price Index, Roth IRA, GPRO - GoPro Inc., Oil Prices.


This breed of stocks has names we all know--but should we think about trading them?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Fundamental Analysis, Stocks Sectors & Earnings Statements, MDT - Medtronic PLC, VEDL - Vedanta Ltd. ADR, TQQQ - ProShares UltraPro QQQ, Consumer Sentiment, 529 Plan, Seven Reasons Why You Need To Lighten Up On Stocks Today, U.S. Debt.


audio 08-07-18: Is The Next Recession On Its Way?
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 23:51:15 +0000

We're in the second longest economic expansion in U.S. history and a recession will follow--but when?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Japanese Candlestick Charting, Earnings Season, Warren Buffet, TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, XRAY - Dentsply Sirona Inc., SAMBX - RidgeWorth Seix Floating Rate High Income Fund, AAPL - Apple Inc., RIG - Transocean Ltd., MCK - McKesson Corp., KO - Coca-Cola Co., Payout Ratio, Malfeasance, CTL - CenturyLink Inc.


The housing market is hot, prices are up, inventory is down, and the market is active--for now.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Company Growth Size, Sectors & Earnings Season, China, AVGO - Broadcom Inc., Equity, Meal Kit Delivery Industry, KWEB - KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF, PFE - Pfizer Inc., New Investor, Risk Management, Term Life Insurance.


Financial planning can be very complicated because you have to balance all the information and changes in your life.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Book Value, Jobs Report, Rolling Bear Market, VRP - Invesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., FAAMG Stocks, Moving Average, FDC - First Data Corp. Cl A, Market Cap Size, DQ - Daqo New Energy Corp. ADR., Manufacturing Jobs.


In certain circumstances, achieving your financial goals might be possible without maximum 401(k) contributions--but is it a smart idea?

Today's Stocks & Topics: FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, AAPL - Apple Inc., TSLA - Tesla Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Financial Forecast, US-China Trade Deficit, MCHFX - Matthews China Fund Investor, MINDX - Matthews India Fund Investor, Advance-Decline Line for NYSE, 401k, AWCMY - Alumina Ltd. ADR, NFLX - Netflix Inc.


Snapshot headlines generally focus on two metrics, but miss an important third calculation.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Housing, TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, Japanese Yen & The British Pound, Financial Forecast, Economic Statistics, BHF - Brighthouse Financial Inc., GLRE - Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. Cl A, CY - Cypress Semiconductor Corp., MDT - Medtronic PLC, USFD - US Foods Holding Corp., Short Ratio.


audio 07-31-18: Tech Bloodletting Nears $300 Billion
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:50:27 +0000

The rush to get out of U.S. tech stocks is accelerating.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Beating the Market, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Inflation Levels, Stocks Buybacks, LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp., Early Retirement, Risk, ADP - Automatic Data Processing Inc., Gold & Dollar, Asian vs. European Market, Security, Retirement.


Here are the "dos and don'ts" sellers need to keep in mind when placing their home on the market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: What is an ETF, Facebook's Plans, Drug Prices, FDX - FedEx Corp., AAXN - Axon Enterprise Inc., TTM - Tata Motors Ltd. ADR, RCII - Rent-A-Center Inc., UNFI - United Natural Foods Inc., AIEQ - AI Powered Equity ETF.


When only one spouse retires, you need a plan to live on a single paycheck.

Today's Stocks & Topics: FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, F - Ford Motor Co., Warning Signs About Our Economy, Value vs. Growth Stocks, SODA - SodaStream International Ltd., COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., SHLD - Sears Holdings Corp., Understanding The Economic Fundamentals, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Market Indicators.


With a tax-deferred retirement account, withdraw the money and it will be considered ordinary taxable income.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, There Is No Bubble in Stocks, Is the Market Tracking the Late 1930's, Durable Goods Report, AAPL - Apple Inc., BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, MET - MetLife Inc., Earnings Report, Security, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A.


audio 07-25-18: 6 Common Myths About Estate Planning
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:51:27 +0000

Sort through the misconceptions of estate planning to create a prosperous future for your family.

Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Contributions, Trade Wars, Home Sales Report, Inflation, CC - Chemours Co., ACBFF - Aurora Cannabis Inc., REITs, HEAR - Turtle Beach Corp.


Experts blame supply shortages for higher costs and buyer reluctance.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TU - TELUS Corp., Stocks in Canada, What is a Reversal Day, Venezuela Inflation, SNP Companies Earnings Report, Mutual Funds, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Moving Averages, GE - General Electric Co., Stock Allocation.


Students are no longer the only ones saddled with the weight of education loans, parents are hooked too.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Technical Analysis, MELI - MercadoLibre Inc., TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, 401k Millionaires, Tesla, Scams, INTC - Intel Corp., T - AT&T Inc., Gold, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR.


With the right planning, it may be possible to travel the world mid-career without sacrificing your long term financial goals.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bad and Good News for the Economy, Stock Market Prognostication, Trade Wars, Retirement, Treasury Notes, Cash Flow, Income Strategy Fund, Crude Oil Prices, Dollar Index, Car Tariffs, Mutual Funds, Stock Evaluation, Uniform Gifts for Minors Act, Dividends, Stock Split, Companies Buying Back Stocks.


Real life investing is tough for human beings with common fears, desires, and emotions.

Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Options, Strong Dollar, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., JPM – JP Morgan Chase & Co., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Where to Invest, KKR - KKR & Co. Inc. Cl A, What is an ETF, Jobs Report, LAMR - Lamar Advertising Co. Cl A., Leading Economic Indicator Report.


Why early retirement may be the ideal situation we tend to picture.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stagnant Wages, PEI - Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, New Investor, Value vs. Growth Investment, VTRIX - Vanguard International Value Fund, CPE - Callon Petroleum Co., EQNR - Equinor ASA ADR, CVX - Chevron Corp., Mortgage Rates.


With An Online Monster Eating the Retail World Alive, FedEx Says It's Not Worried About Amazon Competition.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends Percentage, Retirement Plan, V - VISA Inc. Cl A, HUYA - HUYA Inc. ADR, Roth I-R-A Contributions, WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., CVS - CVS Health Corp.


Skilled workers are already in short supply, and low unemployment rates are making the situation worse.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest, Earnings Season, Netflix, Investing in Gross Stocks, MoviePass, ING - ING Groep N.V. ADR, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., T - AT&T Inc., High Quality Bonds.


They are great for retirement saving, but managing 401(k)s can be quirky.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Emerging Markets, Market Dynamics, Market Correction, Retirement, DIS - Walt Disney Co., Financial Sector, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., IQ - iQIYI Inc. ADR, EOCC - Enel Generacion Chile S.A. ADR, SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., RARX - Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc., INGR - Ingredion Inc.


What are some of the expert strategies designed to protect your portfolio when the 'bear' arrives?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash, Bond Market, Inflation Fears, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., LB - L Brands Inc., ENB - Enbridge Inc., Charts, GLW - Corning Inc., Bond Funds.


About 80 percent of American households now hold some form of debt, but certain types of loans should be avoided.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investment Returns, Tariffs & Prices, Can You retire Early?, Big-Tech, UA - Under Armour Inc. Cl C, Understanding Economic Fundamentals, IJR - iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, FLY - Fly Leasing Ltd. ADR, MU - Micron Technology Inc., When to Sell, Oil Prices.


The 16-nation "R-C-E-P" would include China, Japan and India but not the U.S.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Long Term Call Option, U.S. Tariffs, Inverted Yield Curve, Earnings Season, THO - Thor Industries Inc., Trump Tax Cuts, SOGO - Sogou Inc. ADR, Quit Rate.


Big tech stocks are still doing the heavy lifting when it comes to S&P 500 Index returns.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Options Trading, Tech Sector, Pension Benefits, Maximize Your Retirement Income, Overvalue vs. Undervalue Stocks, PCG - PG&E Corp., Retirement, SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, Hedging.


With prices climbing faster than wage gains, we have the makings of a slowdown in consumer spending.

Today's Stocks & Topics: $SPX - S&P 500 Index, Jobs Report, Trade War, Retirement for Couples, Roth I-R-A, The Power of ETFs – Exchange Traded Funds, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Narrowing the Spread, GDOT - Green Dot Corp. Cl A, KLAC - KLA-Tencor Corp., DAN - Dana Inc., P.E. Range.


With the right planning, it may be possible to travel the world mid-career without sacrificing your long term financial goals.

Today's Stocks & Topics: VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, Bad and Good News for the Economy, Stock Market Prognostication, Trade Wars, Retirement, GELYY - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. ADR, Treasury Notes, WLL - Whiting Petroleum Corp., Cash Flow, PCN - PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy Fund, Crude Oil Prices, Dollar Index.


audio 07-04-18: Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:00:00 +0000

Encore Presentation: The difference between index funds and mutual funds and why an index fund will almost certainly be a better investment than an actively managed mutual fund.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Losses, The Market in 2018, Index Funds, Proffered Stocks, Roth I-R-A & Taxes, House Prices, International Markets, Residual Value, When to Sell., I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, How to Start Investing, Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis.


Supply concerns are mounting and pump prices are already 27 percent higher than a year ago.

Today's Stocks & Topics: AT&T Inc. & Time Warner Inc. Merge, GIS - General Mills Inc., Stocks Data, Supply Concerns, 401k, The Federal Reserve System, Risk Assessment, WMT - Walmart Inc., ETFs vs. Stocks, TRXC - TransEnterix Inc., Why Aren't You Rich?, Dividends, IDXG - Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc.


At least one expert makes the case that the anticipated 26% refund increase is a bad thing.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying First Home, Tesla, CI - Cigna Corp., WMT - Walmart Inc., FIZZ - National Beverage Corp., BPL - Buckeye Partners L.P., The Market, Treasury Rates, Real Estate, VLO - Valero Energy Corp.


Investors continue their infatuation with big tech stocks despite worries about the U.S. and China slapping tariffs on each other. Today's Stocks & Topics: WKHS - Workhorse Group Inc., FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., V - VISA Inc., VGAZ - Volyngaz (UKR), AVP - Avon Products Inc., TNDM - Tandem Diabetes Care Inc.; How Have Commodities Peformed?, Should You Convert A Regular IRA To Roth IRA?, U.S. Deficit, New Emploee Opportunity To Buy Microsoft Stock At Discount--Yes or No?, Reverse Stock split Explained.


According to one expert, Congress can take moderate steps to mitigate revenue problems. Is he right? Today's Stocks & Topics: MTCH - Match Group Inc., GE - General Electric Co., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., GRMN - Garmin Ltd., HCP - HCP Inc.; ETFs in India, Fed Worries About Wage Inflation, Housing at a Peak, Most Bullish Day of Year Is?


The S&P 500 is currently far from the more than 10 percent decline required for a correction. Today's Stocks & Topics: SEDG - SolarEdge Technologies Inc., ZTO - ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc., TGT - Target Corp., OKE - ONEOK Inc., Social Security Benefits--Will they run out?, Why Trump Has "Trade War" Stats on His Side, How Much Do We Pay for Government Debt?, Cryptocurrency Crime, Trade War Concerns from a caller, Buying A House with Retirement Funds.


EU's trade chief admits their action is retaliatory, but how much will this affect the U.S. economy?  ---  Today's Stocks & Topics: LULU - LuLu Lemon Athletica, WFC - Wells Fargo & Co., UA - Under Armour Inc., DB - Deutsche Bank AG, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; EU Tariffs and effect on U.S., Is It A Good Time To Buy Stocks?, U.S. Oil Production, Shorting the Market, Bank stocks.


If trust evaporates, a cryptocurrency can simply stop functioning, and thus resulting in a complete loss of value.  Today's Stocks & Topics: FLO - Flower Foods Inc., RAD - Rite Aid Corp., DQ - Daqo New Energy Corp., GRPN - Groupon Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., UA - Under Armour Inc.; GE DOW Accounting Issues, White House Tariffs on China.


Your costs to run a household in retirement will fluctuate based on countless variables.  Today's Stocks & Topics: SKX - Skechers USA Inc., MEOH - Methanex Corp., INDA - iShares MSCI India ETF, FOX - 21st Century Fox Inc., VDC - Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF; Institutional Ownership, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), Focus on Interest Rates, Tariffs on Steel.


Taking on the role of independent entrepreneur means you’ll have to balance risk and make lifestyle sacrifices.  Today's Stocks & Topics: ORCL – Oracle, TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, PFE - Pfizer, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., TP - T&P Resultante Fund, IQ - iQIYI Inc., LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp, AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc.; Bear Markets, Stocks vs. Bonds, Goldman Sachs, What is the DOW-30?, 401k, Roth, where to invest?


audio 06-20-18: $1 Million Isn't What It Used To Be
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:11:05 +0000

One expert predicts that if you want a truly secure retirement you'll need $10 million.  Today's Stocks & Topics: SBUX – Starbucks, F – Ford, LUV – Southwest Airlines, PCG – PG&E, XLP – Consumer Staples, TSP and pension funding, GE out of the DOW-30, Short Term vs. Long Term Investing, Liquidity Crisis, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust.


Actuaries warn that Medicare’s low payment rates could lead to facility closures and harm access to care for the elderly.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ORCL – Oracle, FOX - 21st Century Fox, YY – YY inc., DLRT – Dollar Tree, PFE – Pfizer, AMAT – Applied Materials, ABX – Barrick Gold; Real Estate Insurance, Billionaire Investors Worry About Complacent Investors.


audio 06-18-18: 7 Stocks Retirees Should Avoid
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:03:09 +0000

So much potential, but not enough certainty about the future, makes some stocks too risky for a retiree.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k & Bonds, Junk Bond Market, Rule of Thumb, T - AT&T Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., JNJ - Johnson & Johnson.


audio 06-15-18: How to Defuse Your Tax Time Bomb
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:30:00 +0000

Qualified retirement plans are a great savings tool, but there's no escaping the tax bill that will come due in retirement.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Short Interest Ratio, Short Squeeze, Interest Rates, U.S.-China Trade deficit, Women's Wealth, TOL - Toll Brothers Inc., ADP - Automatic Data Processing Inc., Tech Companies, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., Buying a House, OLN - Olin Corp., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp.


What matters most is global money supply, inflation expectations, and long to short rate spreads.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, QE, Taxes & Retirement, EVC - Entravision Communications Corp., STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, Credit Cards, Where to Invest?, The Stock Market.


Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record Wednesday's program (6-13-18). 


If you hold-off claiming Social Security, then your benefit increases because of delayed retirement credits.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Treasury Note vs. CD, AT&T & Time Warner, Mutual Funds, Stock Split, UMC - United Microelectronics Corp. ADR, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Credit Cards Debt, Stock Value, BL - BlackLine Inc., Preparing for Retirement, Passive Income, SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.


audio 06-11-18: TIPS to Help Protect Your Portfolio
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:03:31 +0000

Treasury inflation-protected securities won't make you rich, and they can be whipsawed, but they're really good at one thing.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Young Investor, Uniform Transfer to Minors Act – UTMA, Market Remains Calm, Companies Debt, LL - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., Value Maximization, FMC - FMC Corp., Spock Split, KO - Coca-Cola Co., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, D - Dominion Energy Inc., Net Neutrality, America Is House-rich But Cash-poor.


Some credit cards are more valuable over time than others--it may pay to compare.  Today's Stocks & Topics: Foreign Stocks & ETFs, Why Indexing Might Not Work So Well In The Future, Bonds, Interest Rates, OLED - Universal Display Corp., T - AT&T Inc., Treasury Yield, Factor Return, WB - Weibo Corp. ADR, BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., COP – ConocoPhillips, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, 401k Loan.


In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans lost faith in the idea of a house as an investment.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Accounts, Mortgage Rates, Blue Chip Companies, I-R-A, Investing, Financial Advisor vs. Financial Planner, Warrants, College Savings Plans, Buy & Rebalance, Roth, 401k, Hedge Funds.


audio 06-06-18: Can Gold Be a Smart Investment Now?
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0000

On the surface there are many reasons to be wary of gold, but there can be a strategy that works.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Average Net Worth, Bonds, Gold, Wall Street, Tangible Asset, I-R-As vs. Index Funds, 401k, U.S. Dollar, Bonds, 529 Plan, Retiring Early, ETFs, Treasury Bonds, IPOs, Brokers.


If you're self-employed, a freelancer or your company doesn't offer a 401(k) plan, there are other smart ways to build your nest egg.
Today's Stocks & Topics: International Markets, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Average Person Spends in Retirement, Job Openings Report, VOX - Vanguard Communication Services ETF, VDC - Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, ESIO - Electro Scientific Industries Inc., EVI - EnviroStar Inc., TMUS - T-Mobile US Inc., SNDR - Schneider National Inc. Cl B, ETFC - E*TRADE Financial Corp., Solo 401k.


audio 06-04-18: Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:10:40 +0000

Encore Presentation: The difference between index funds and mutual funds and why an index fund will almost certainly be a better investment than an actively managed mutual fund.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Losses, The Market in 2018, Index Funds, Proffered Stocks, Roth I-R-A & Taxes, House Prices, International Markets, Residual Value, When to Sell., I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, How to Start Investing, Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis.


Decreasing your medical bills gives you more money for other expenses.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Equity Debt Ratio, Jobs Report, CPB - Campbell Soup Co., CDXS - Codexis Inc., Bond Funds, RARX - Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc., Day Trading vs. Swing Trading.


Those who favor it argue that markets are inherently efficient, so there is no use in trying to beat them.
Today's Stocks & Topics: DISCA - Discovery Inc. Series A, Expending Report, Savings Account, 30-Year Mortgage Rate, ETFs, DIS - Walt Disney Co., CELG - Celgene Corp., XLP - Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Stop-Limit Order, Junior Mining Companies, LTUM - Lithium Corp., Penny Stocks, SCHN - Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.


You're looking for a broker that offers low fees, a wide variety of investment options, and the type of account you want.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Monthly Dividends Stocks, Why Are you Investing Less than You Should Be, Job Market, Bond Market, MO - Altria Group Inc., WFT - Weatherford International Ltd., UBOT - Direxion Daily Robotics Artificial Intelligence & Automation Index Bull 3X Shares, CRSP - CRISPR Therapeutics AG, Earnings Per Share (EPS), Index Funds, U.S. Bond Yields.


There's a range of opportunities for your money delivering yield, from low-risk to high-risk.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash, Italy, Online Market, JPM - JPMorgan Chase & Co., MU - Micron Technology Inc., CPE - Callon Petroleum Co., Payout Ratio, ABEV - Ambev S.A. ADR, LNC - Lincoln National Corp.


Decades of research have given way to a parade of set-it-and-forget-it product launches, especially exchange-traded funds.

Today's Stocks & Topics: E.B.I.T.DA. - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, 529-Plan, Inflation, Investing for Kids, The Stock Market, When to Sell, I-R-A, Income Production Vehicles.


Some analysts are seeing scattered signs of weakness in global economic data.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds, How to Buy a Home And Pay It Off, Gas Prices, ADM - Archer Daniels Midland Co., VLO - Valero Energy Corp., Durable Goods Report, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Producer Price Index (PPI), Stock Value, AZO - AutoZone Inc. P.E. Ratio.


The U.S. is now far less dependent on imported oil, but oil prices are up 17% this year.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Cannabis Market, Statistics That Will Trigger A Recession, Existing Home Sales, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), I-R-A, REITs, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., RHHBY - Roche Holding AG ADR, Options, The Federal Reserve, ALB - Albemarle Corp.


Teaching financial literacy from a young age can prepare your children for the real world.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, Flash Crash, Banking Deregulation Rules, CIM - Chimera Investment Corp., HSY - Hershey Co., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., VGELX - Vanguard Energy Fund Admiral, New Investor, Individual Bonds, WPG - Washington Prime Group Inc., Inheritance.


The housing market is showing record gains--up 10 percent on average in some parts of the country.
Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Early Retirement, 4 Lessons To Learn From Boomers Who Did It The Hard Way, Forbes Richest People, DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, GE - General Electric Co., RRTS - Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., CELG - Celgene Corp., Retirement Accounts, Force to Retirement, ICON - Iconix Brand Group Inc.


The housing market is showing record gains--up 10 percent on average in some parts of the country.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Baby Bonds, CELG - Celgene Corp., Italy, CETX - Cemtrex Inc., PFG - Principal Financial Group Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., ETE - Energy Transfer Equity L.P., HLI - Houlihan Lokey Inc. Cl A, BIDU - Baidu Inc.


Companies are borrowing to stay competitive, and this is adding cash flow stress.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Investtalk Show Webinar, Worst Sector, LEI – Leading Economic Indicator, DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, OMF – One Main Holdings Inc., COYNQ - COPsync Inc., CPB - Campbell Soup Co., VEEV - Veeva Systems Inc. Cl A, ABBV - AbbVie Inc.


In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans lost faith in the idea of a house as an investment.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Accounts, Mortgage Rates, Blue Chip Companies, LNG - Cheniere Energy Inc., I-R-A, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., SYMC - Symantec Corp., ROL - Rollins Inc., X - United States Steel Corp., TAP - Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B, NKTR - Nektar Therapeutics, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc.


audio 05-16-18: Can Gold Be a Smart Investment Now?
Wed, 16 May 2018 23:54:26 +0000

On the surface there are many reasons to be wary of gold, but there can be a strategy that works.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Average Net Worth, Bonds, Tangible Asset, I-R-As vs. Index Funds, 401k, U.S. Dollar, Bonds, V - VISA Inc. Cl A, 529 Plan, ETP - Energy Transfer Partners L.P., The Vix, Retiring Early.


When translated into dollars, European equities have returned nearly 18 percent over the last 12 months for Americans.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, China's Economy, The Vix, LB - L Brands Inc., Bitcoin, Index vs. ETFs, Financial Analysis, KO - Coca-Cola Co., PPC - Pilgrim's Pride Corp., OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.


audio 05-14-18: Silver May Still Shine
Mon, 14 May 2018 23:58:25 +0000

Silver has been sleepy since its 2011 spike, but there are some fundamental factors supporting a bullish outlook.
Today's Stocks & Topics: MMM - 3M Co., Value Stocks vs. Growth Stocks, Investing in the Stock Market, Emerging Markets, China Stock Market, TMO - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Real Estate, Short Term Investments, Dividends, NHF - NexPoint Strategic Opportunities Fund.


audio 05-11-18: Index Funds vs. ETFs
Fri, 11 May 2018 23:55:54 +0000

Taxes, Trading Costs, Expense Ratios. The decision about whether to choose a traditional index fund or an ETF depends on the investor.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop-Loss, First Quarter Earnings, The VIX, Vacations, DEST - Destination Maternity Corp., Mutual Funds, Leverage Ratio, BIZD - VanEck Vectors BDC Income ETF, ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., ETFs, OPK - OPKO Health Inc.


audio 05-10-18: Investing for Your Children
Fri, 11 May 2018 00:12:06 +0000

Not only could it reduce your overall tax paid it may also provide them with an easier route to owning their first home in a challenging market for first-time buyers.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, The U.S. Market and Midterm Elections, Financial Adults, Capital Expenditure, RKDA - Arcadia Biosciences Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., CLX - Clorox Co., GNW - Genworth Financial Inc. Cl A, HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., LB - L Brands Inc.


Ghana, Kenya, bonds issues by Zambia or Nigeria. Institutional fund managers are moving into these assets at a historic pace.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest, Correction, How Big Our Economy Is?, Healthcare Sector, SWHFX - Schwab Health Care Fund, JPC - Nuveen Preferred & Income Opportunities Fund, Baby Population Dropped Before Recession, APO - Apollo Global Management LLC Cl A, BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, LOGI - Logitech International S.A., PPI Index.


Since the markets are always uncertain, you should devise a portfolio strategy which can survive the bear markets well enough and thrive in the bull markets.
Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, TAP - Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B, Ten Year Treasury, Retirement, APA - Apache Corp., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., TEP - Tallgrass Energy Partners LP, Day Trading, PLNT - Planet Fitness Inc. Cl A, Selling.