If there's one investment strategy Jim Cramer hates, it's buying index funds. He'd rather help you "time the market" for big profits. If only he knew how.
Among the ranks of elite dividend stocks, some companies use questionable methods to preserve their positions as Dividend Aristocrats.
We all make mistakes. Some are small, and others can be quite costly. Here are six of the worst encountered in investing -- and what to do instead.
Investors should stop looking for bargain stocks -- there's a reason their prices are low. Instead, buy stocks that are already pricey winners. Here's why.
Will your retirement income last well into your golden years? Here are the money decisions you need to make to ensure you're ready for decades of security.
What is the investing strategy that generates the best returns? Even Warren Buffet agrees: Put your money in the market, and forget that it's there.
Though the strategy of sell in May and go away, has historically has been a profitable one, 2014 was an exception.
Index-based investing has gone mainstream, but most investors are still not benefiting from it. Here's how you can -- and why you should.
Most young ladies either spend, donate or save their bat mitzvah money. Maybe they should invest it.
No matter what your level of experience is in the stock market, these five tips can help to make you a better and more profitable investor.
After my father passed away, I took on the job of helping my mother manage her finances. Here's what happened, and what I wish I'd known from the start.
I've been a day trader and a registered investment adviser, and there are some things about investing I only learned by doing. I'll let you in on three.
Dividend reinvestment plans can be a powerful strategy. DRIPS are even better when there are no commissions to pay.
Stock market swings test the mettle of the most ardent investors. When tempted to jump ship, consider the long-term impact on reaching your life goals.
Instead of focusing on what can be fickle high yields, smart investors should instead look for consistent growth of dividends.
If you want to be a savvy investor, you have to learn the jargon of Wall Street. Our new series starts out by explaining large cap, mid cap and small cap.
Several new firms are touting robo-advisers that can manage your investments. The price is right, but are you ready to give up a live financial adviser?
If you're at the point of getting serious about putting your money to work for you -- stop! You have a few things to do before you dive into any investment.
No matter what you might think to the contrary, the numbers don't lie Buying a home is usually a really bad investment.
Parents should probably be more open about financial issues with their children. Here's how to start such important discussions.
CNBC is not fast enough, not deep enough and not accountable enough to give ordinary investors the information they need. Long live the alternatives.
Each of the seven deadly sins -- lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride -- can have toxic effects on your bottom line.
Even those who've become wealthy have sometimes messed up in investing along the way, a new survey reveals. Here's what you can learn from their mistakes.
If you invest in bonds, you should know that bond prices and interest rates have an inverse relationship. Here's a guide to help you understand.