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As IPOs Revive, Should You Be Joining In?

After a few comatose years following the financial crisis, the IPO market is roaring back. And with names like Facebook and Groupon driving the rumor mill, smaller investors are wondering if how to get in on the action. The answer: Carefully, thanks to the risks.

Computer Glitch Could Have Wiped $7.9 Billion Off ETF

Authorities spotted what appears to be a $7.9 billion computer glitch at NYSE Euronext%u2019s Arca stock market. A system upgrade at Arca triggered an apparent 9.6% drop in an exchange-traded fund Monday, Bloomberg News said. That plunge would have knocked $7.9 billion off one of the country%u2019s most popular securities.

Bond ETFs Shine for Their Flexibility and Safety

Stock market volatility has driven many investors out of stocks and into bonds and other fixed-income investments. Bond ETFs have snared a big chunk of the money for their flexibility and safety.

Walmart's $97 iPhone 3GS is a bad buy

Apple's popular iPhone 3GS is available at Walmart for $97 -- the lowest price we've seen on a new iPhone and possibly the worst price for an iPhone...

Investing in Water Could Pour On the Returns

Thirsting for an interesting investment? Consider water. The precious resource could prove very lucrative over the next decade as its use in agriculture, industrial production and other areas surges. There are a few water industry stocks and mutual funds that could be good bets.

Exchange-Traded Funds Get Religion

More people are putting their money where their values are -- a sentiment that isn't lost on money managers. Just this week, the first of three exchange-traded funds targeted at Christian investors hit the market. Two more will launch next week.