U.S. stocks stretch weekly gains to five
U.S. stocks nearly clear Friday losses in readying to tally another week of gains, with disappointing Chinese trade data advancing hopes for further moves to bolster the global economy. See full story.
Biggest dividend-paying stocks are still the best
Among U.S. stocks nowadays, the bigger they are, the harder they work. Is there more upside for large-caps? For investors who are selective, it sure looks that way, writes Rachel Koning Beals. See full story.
Forget Knight, there is no investor confidence
Do everyday investors still believe in the stock market? wonders Howard Gold. See full story.
5-part IQ test to make you a better investor
Investors' biggest problem is what's going on inside their own brain. Period. So here's a short five-part quiz we designed to help you find out how to sort that out for yourself and make better investment decisions: See full story.
The moral to Knight Capital's story
Investors watching the fallout from the Knight Capital Group trading fiasco now worry about computer trading, but they should be more concerned with dynamics happening virtually unnoticed or out of sight. See full story.
All eyes have been diverted recently by the drama being played out by the Dow. Yet Mark Hulbert advises to also take a look at the Dow Jones Transportation Average, which is more than 5% off its early May highs. See full story.
Most financial advisers have their clients' best interests at heart, but there are a few bad apples. Here's how to protect yourself, and your retirement funds, from rogue brokers and bad advice. See full story.