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The Perfect Time for Portfolio Insurance

In a volatile market like this, dividends are more important than ever.

Is Yahoo! For Sale?

Yahoo! shareholders are mad as heck and aren’t going to take it anymore. Current Yahoo! management doesn’t want to lose control, but they may not have a choice.

Investing in Financial Stocks: Finding Value in Negativity

Fund manager Derek Rollingson of ICON Financial (ICFSX) believes that financial stocks will reward patient investors.

Avoiding Investment Penalties on Your IRA

The uncertainty in today’s markets has increased the profile of nontraditional investments, but not all investments are taxed equally. Avoid the following traps and penalties for your IRA investment.

Down Under Digest: Australia Has What China Needs

China’s demand for Australia’s stuff is only increasing. In another Special Edition of MLM, we take a look at how Australia is accommodating those needs, as well as those of other Asian nations.

Italy’s Debt is Downgraded: The Euro is on the Verge of Collapse

Economic data coming out of the U.S. and Europe is as depressing as it gets. Is there anything an investor can do?

The Canadian Oil Sands and the Future of Global Energy Supplies

It’s a matter of simple mathematics: North America can’t afford to abandon development of the Canadian oil sands.

The Investment Case for Contract Drillers

Although the group has been out of favor, some offshore contract drillers offer an attractive combination of defensive qualities and exposure to long-term growth trends. The key is identifying names that have exposure to the business lines that offer the … Continue reading

Two Ginnie Mae Funds for Good, Safe Income

Among the many challenges investors face these days is how to generate decent income at low risk. One of the best solutions for risk-averse investors is to consider no-load mutual funds that invest in Ginnie Maes.

September’s Specialty ETFs

After a lull in August, this month’s pace of ETF launches has been torrid. But not all of these newly launched ETFs are worthwhile.