Invest the Buffett Way: Buy Common AND Preferred Shares

Berkshire Hathaway's Heinz deal is a reminder of why sometimes it's good to invest in both common and preferred shares. More 

Sell or Short Charles Schwab (SCHW) Ahead of Consolidation

Charles Schwab (SCHW) and the financials index (XBD) are way overextended and due for some consolidation. Depending on your risk tolerance, take profits or short. More 

Can Brokerage Stocks’ Big Move Continue?

The brokerage stocks have delivered gains north of 20% in the past two months, but it's time to take some profits. More 

The ‘Secret’ Behind Vanguard’s Record Year: Get Low!

Vanguard continues to attract investors -- and their money -- by cutting costs to remain competitive in the mutual fund “price wars." More 

Cut Your Retirement Portfolio Investment Fees by 50%

Saving money on your investments isn't the first thought that comes to mind. But over the years, these hidden costs add up and you do something about it now More 

Stocks Rise on Good Economic News — Monday’s IP Market Recap

Better-than-expected retail sales and good news out of China helped move equities higher, erasing some of the losses from last week's dismal performance. More 

Charles Schwab Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates

Charles Schwab announced third-quarter profits that topped Wall Street analysts and said it would purchase ThomasPartners, an asset manager for $85 million. More