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Don’t Short Stocks to Play Downside – Puts Are Less Risky

Many people are looking for short selling opportunities. It's a reasonable idea after the rally - but investors should consider puts, too, to play the downside. More 

What’s a Better Buy — Energy Stocks or Partnerships of the Same Name?

Are income-rich MLPs and energy partnerships better plays than oil and gas stocks of the same name? More 

The Best ETF Funds to Buy — and the Dogs to Avoid

The landscape of ETF funds is staggering, diverse and growing all the time. Here's a look at what to buy -- and what to avoid. More 

Why Is Alcoa the ONLY Stock You Own?

A reader asks: how can you hold a position in Alcoa, but no other publicly traded stocks? Is Alcoa NYSE:AA really the only position in your portfolio? Odd. More 

Why Most Investors Overreact, Buy High and Sell Low

"Why is it that during losses sellers are aversive to sell whereas during gains, sellers are more encouraged to sell?" Great question! More 

How to Make Sense of Master Limited Partnership Taxes

These high-yield dividend stock investments combine the tax advantages of a partnership with high dividends and liquidity. Here's what you need to know come tax time. More