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Should You Buy a Buyback ETF?

State Street is launching a new buyback ETF, just when it's getting harder for buybacks to give stocks the boost investors expect Read Article

7 Market Risks That Could Shock Stocks in 2015

If you’re worried that the other shoe is about to drop, or if you’re just an investor looking to hedge your bets against the biggest stock market risks of 2015, take a look at this list of potential problems that could serve as an anchor on the stock market in the new year. Read Article

S&P 500 Loses 2000 as Crude Reversal Fails to Hold

With no bottom in sight for oil, stocks slipped Monday, sending the S&P 500 below psychological support at 2000. Is relief on the way? Read Article

Stocks Post Feeble Rebound as Hindenburg Cluster Grows

And all indications suggest that the selling pressure is going to continue as we head into next week's Federal Reserve policy meeting. Read Article

Crude Oil Collapse Crushes Stocks and Junk Bonds

After being lulled into a false sense of security back over the last three months -- on hopes of more cheap-money stimulus from the major central banks -- investors are suddenly contending with a growing list of problems. Read Article

5 Falling Knives to Catch in 2015

Worried about buying into a frothy market that could take a step back in 2015? Then consider these already-beaten stocks instead. Read Article

Stocks in Turmoil as Fifth Hindenburg Omen Appears

Short squeezes help drive the market higher, but in the background, fewer and fewer stocks are participating to the upside. Read Article

When Should You Invest in Hedge Funds?

Hedge funds had their worst year since the financial crisis of 2009. With several funds closing down and others showing meager returns, what should wealthy investors do? Is there a right time to get into the funds? Read Article

Biggest Economy or Not, the U.S. Stock Market Is Still Your Best Bet

The U.S. stock market may have plenty of things wrong with it, but it's still the most sensible, reliable game in town. Read Article

Employment News: How the November Jobs Report Crushed Expectations

More good employment news in the U.S., as the November jobs report blows out consensus estimates with gains of 321,000. Read Article

Stocks Enjoy Best Winning Streak in 86 Years

The market continues to bounce back from its October lows, closing above its five-day average for the 27th consecutive day. Read Article

Dow Jones, S&P 500 Set New Highs as Warning Signs Multiply

The historically powerful and persistent rally seems unstoppable now, headed for the all-time record of 27 days set in March 1986. But the blemishes, if you know where to look, are spreading. Read Article

9 Tips on How to Invest Like a Pro

Forget just 'buy and hold.' Investors need to rethink what they know about how to invest, and instead adopt a more nuanced way of attacking the markets. Read Article

Stocks Rattled as the Fed Turns Hawkish

Stocks react to the Fed's October meeting minutes, which signaled that a short-term interest rate hike is likely sometime in the first or second quarter of 2015. Read Article

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next 10 Years

The aging of the boomers, population growth and rising living standards will make these stocks to buy long-term winners. Read Article

Stocks Surge Ahead of Fed Minutes

The epic consistency of the rally out of the October low continued, with the S&P 500 closing above its five-day moving average for 23 consecutive sessions -- a record run that hasn't been seen since the late 1990s. Read Article

Is This Market TOO Quiet?

Should investors be worried? If you look over at what's happening in the options market, the bond market and in small-cap stocks, the answer is yes. Read Article

Keeping Watch on Key Man Risk

Bill Gross leaving PIMCO highlights an often ignored risk investors face -- that a key individual will leave the firm. Read Article

Stocks Inch to New Records, But Who the Heck Is Buying?

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones finished at new highs, but a lack of market breadth during this rebound remains a problem. Read Article

3 High-Yield Money Market Accounts

Don't let your cash do nothing but collect dust until you use it. Check out these three high-yield money market accounts. Read Article