Best of 2014 & 2015

We look back at the year that was and ahead to the year that will be in our “Best of 2014-15” package, with features that highlight some of the best and worst performances in 2014, as well as how investors should position themselves heading into 2015.

3 Best American Funds for 2015

The best American Funds for 2015 have outstanding performance records and portfolios strong enough to withstand stock market challenges ahead.

AAPL Stock 2014 Timeline — Apple Can’t Be Stopped

We look back at the biggest drivers of Apple stock throughout 2014, including the electric 7-for-1 AAPL stock split.

The Best ETFs of 2014

Sure, you're going to see biotech atop this list of the year's best ETFs ... but a couple of market areas boasted funds with head-scratchingly high returns.

10 Best Dow Stocks of 2014

The 10 best Dow stocks of 2014 all had outstanding showings, with some very big total returns in the some of the biggest technology companies on the planet. Insurers, a home improvement retailer, an entertainment giant, an apparel maker, an industrial products maker and a credit card issuer made our list.

Amazon Stock 2014 Timeline – AMZN Is Beaten to a Pulp

Amazon stock lost nearly 25% in 2014, buffeted by disappointing earnings, a smartphone launch that was a dud and higher costs.

Should You Buy the Dogs of the Dow in 2015?

The Dogs of the Dow: You just buy the 10 highest-yielding Dow Jones stocks and sit on 'em. It's an easy method, but is it a good one?

9 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Now for Under $10

Some stocks that trade for under $10 have gotten to be cheap for a reason, so the trick is to separate the toxic from those that offer real potential. Here are nine for 2015.

Biggest Mutual Fund Surprises of 2014

We investors are wise to look back at the mutual fund surprises of 2014 to check our forward investment strategies and to maintain our humility in 2015.

Best PIMCO Funds for 2015

Free of the performance drags of the past year, 2015 may be a turnaround year for PIMCO funds. Here are 3 of their best to consider in the New Year.

3 Best Dividend ETFs for 2015

Which dividend ETF is for you? Choose from among these three ideas.

3 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for 2015

The best T Rowe Price funds for 2015 include two top sector funds and one fund that invests in Africa.

Can 3D Printing Stocks Rebound in 2015?

Next year won't be much kinder to 3D printing companies, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider buying shares.

The 10 Best Index Funds for 2015, 2016, 2017…

These 10 best index funds can provide investors with cheap, broad exposure to everything from U.S. blue chips and bonds to gold and Kenyan stocks.

7 Biggest Investment Opportunities of 2015

Here are a host of positive economic developments worth highlighting as we enter 2015, and related investment opportunities worth exploring.

7 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

We sorted through the superheroes and sequels to come up with some of the most anticipated movies of 2015.

Where Gold Prices Could Go in 2015

Gold prices have been less than thrilling of late, even with the push off of November's lows, but things could be looking up for next year.

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2015

Gamers had a great year in 2014 and now its time to look at the most anticipated video games of 2015 to see what next year has in store.

CEOs Look at Tech Trends for 2015

What are some of the tech trends to watch for the new year? We asked a variety of top entrepreneurs for their thoughts in mobile, enterprise software, health care and information technology.

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.

10 Best S&P 500 Stocks of 2014

The best stocks in the S&P 500 this year were mostly powered by consumer spending, though healthcare made itself heard too.