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Women Investors: Smarter Than the Men in Every Way?

Financial services companies have a habit of publishing "special reports on women and investing," and their conclusions tend to describe women in less-than-flattering terms. But a new TD Ameritrade study once again shows why such stereotypes totally miss the mark.

Did Tea Party's Top Campaign Donors Tax Themselves?

Tea Party mega-donors poured hundreds of millions into the 2012 election, and one of their key goals was to keep taxes low for the rich. Had Romney won, their investments could have paid off mightily. Here's a look at how what they donated compares with what they'd have saved under Romney.

Beleaguered Knight Capital Gets a $400 Million Financing Lifeline

Knight Capital says investors have agreed to supply it with $400 million in financing, which would help the trading firm stay in business after last week's disastrous software glitch that shook stock trading across the market, cost the firm $440 million, and jeopardized its future.

Investing on the Go: There's a Host of Apps for That

There are mobile apps to help us with just about every chore, and investing is no exception. Whether you want to track a basic portfolio or delve into corporate reports and balance sheets, options are available.

5 Things to Watch Next Week: Potter Mania, Earnings

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Next week will bring plenty of headlines -- among them box office receipts for the last Harry Potter film and quarterly results from Apple, Cintas, and Microsoft.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall St.: Is Copycat Investing Smart?

Mirror investing lets you link your investment account to someone else's: When they make a trade, you automatically trade too. It guarantees that the person guiding you has skin in the game, but is it really wise to put your investment decisions in the hands of a stranger?

First the Wii, Then the iPhone, Now There's Kapitall

Investing website Kapitall opened to the general public on Thursday, offering sleeker technology and easier tools to appeal to the so-called Facebook generation. The idea: To make investing more alluring. But while the site is attracting new users, will it be a winner?

The Best Brokers For Mobile Investors

What are the best brokerages for mobile investors? The industry advisory firm Corporate Insight surveyed the mobile trading features of 21 brokerages, looking at a variety of platforms and loads of other features. See what firms come out on top.

TD Ameritrade Misses Amid Slower Trading

TD Ameritrade reported earnings below expectations, largely due to declining trade income and a low interest rate environment. The company recorded profits of 23 cents per share, down from 31 cents per share, a year earlier.

Discount Brokers Pushing Savings Products

As the personal savings rate in the US has grown to 4.4% and continues to rise, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade and ING Direct are enticing investors to save a portion of that growing asset base with them.