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The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2018

The strangest of years will be drawing to a close in just a few weeks. It's already time to start mapping out your financial plans for 2018. So, what should we expect in the new year? And importantly, what are...

Prepare for a Mild Pullback in Bonds

I'm about to do what some of my longtime readers might ridicule as an about-face and a few will denounce as a betrayal of my core convictions. For the first time in this decade, I am forecasting negative total...

How I can Afford Semi-Retirement at Age 56

Whenever I've made a big change in life, from getting divorced to leaving my job at the Los Angeles Times, I've struggled to explain my motivation. I had reasons, of course--lots of them. Therein lies the problem...

A Mutual Fund That Invests in China's Growth

Even if you invest across the globe, chances are you don't hold many Chinese stocks. China-based firms account for 23% of assets in the average emerging-markets stock mutual fund and just 3.5% of the average...

Review Your Portfolio in 3 Easy Steps

In a long-running bull market, investors can be forgiven for a tendency to "set it and forget it" when it comes to their portfolio. But good investing hygiene demands regular checkups and some doctoring here and...

Pimco Income Has a Playbook for Rising...

If interest rates rise over the next year, many bond funds could face tall hurdles. Steeper rates would push down the prices of their bonds. And if those IOUs aren't paying out enough interest income, investors...

5 Great REITs to Buy Now

Real estate can be a great investment--if you can afford a down payment on a property and deal with the headaches of being a landlord. Sound like more trouble than it's worth? Consider investing in real estate...

Market Strategist: Invest in Tech, Financials...

Samantha Azzarello is a global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Here's an excerpt from our interview:KIPLINGER'S: Where do you see the U.S. stock market headed in 2018? AZZARELLO: We see a...

Where to Invest in 2018

How good are you at reading moods? the answer could be the key to a healthy portfolio over the next couple of years. Consider the following quote from the late Sir John Templeton, a renowned investor with an eye...

James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2018

My 10 choices for 2017 beat their benchmark by the widest margin since 1993, when I began this annual exercise. Two stocks more than doubled. There were eight winners, two losers and a whopping average total...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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