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Is The S&P 500 Now Safer Than a Diversifed Portfolio?

Both the media and financial advisers preach diversified portfolios, but if owning just one stock index like the S&P 500 safer? Find out here. More 

The 5 Best Funds to Fight Inflation

Think the Federal Reserve will swoop in at every sign of small inflation? Maybe, but it's no guarantee. Prudent investors should always have a few inflation-fighting funds on their watch lists just in case. Here are five of the best funds for the job. More 

An Easy Way To Insure Against A Big Loss With Your ETFs

A noticeable trend in the current U.S. stock bull has been the flip-flopping of the bears, and following them blindly is poor planning. Here's a better way More 

2013 Fund Flows: Bonds, Metals Brutalized

Fund flows provide a nice snapshot into the best- and worst-performing asset classes of 2013's first half, but things will likely be different in coming months. More 

Bill Gross Is Buying TIPS … Should You?

The modest selloff in TIPS has attracted the attention of both Bill Gross and ETF investors. But even if Gross may be right in buying TIPS, fund investors might not benefit. More 

5 State of the Union Bullet Points You Need to Know

President Obama laid out his agenda in the State of the Union speech, and here's a rough idea of what to look for and how to play the upcoming market More 

Don’t Fear the Inflation Bugaboo Just Yet

The latest round of quantitative easing has stoked inflation fears, but neither of the two key signs points to higher prices anytime soon. More