Archives: January 2007

Wallstrip returns the favor

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 29

After I wrote a brief profile of the stock market video blog Wallstrip in the magazine two weeks ago, they returned the favor by doing a show on the ever-expanding...

The 401(k) of the future?

Posted by: Lauren Young on January 26

If you haven't checked out the new issue yet, make sure you look at our retirement coverage. Yours truly wrote a story about self-directed brokerage accounts within 401(k) plans. I...

Bye Bye Old Tools

Posted by: Karyn McCormack on January 25

First, the bad news. Last week, we had to take down a few of our nifty investing tools -- namely our Stock Screeners and Portfolio tracker -- because our contract...

Creative ETFs on a new web site for investors

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 22

Hedge fund manager and prolific author James Altucher has a fascinating new web site called Stockpickr which tracks the disclosed portfolios of famous and successful investors (via SEC filings) and...

Big uh-oh for new Claymore Oil ETFs

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 17

Greg Newton over at the NakedShorts blog has highlighted a huge defect in the new Claymore Macroshares oil ETFs today. Recall, this is the paired ETF, with one tracking the...

Attention Fund Investors: Bs are OK

Posted by: Lauren Young on January 11

Back in high school, my father used to tell that Bs are for truck drivers, but when it comes to fund investing, I disagree. While my story in the current...

Contrarian industry plays don't make the numbers

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 11

Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist over at sister company Standard & Poor's, has a valuable article up today that might stand as a warning to reflexive contrarians and bargain hunters....

Palm could be knocked out by Apple's iPhone

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 09

Perpetually troubled Palm Inc., Treo-maker extraordinaire, always seemed to have one foot in the grave. A Palm (Symbol: PALM) obituary seemed all but inevitable with Microsoft cast as the villain...

Ever Used A Brokerage Window in Your 401(k)?

Posted by: Lauren Young on January 08

I’m doing some research on retirement plans. Do you know anyone who has unlimited investment options available in their company’s 401(k) plan? This option, known as a "brokerage window" or...

MetroPCS IPO looks hot

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 04

Over at IPOHome.com, they've noted the first company IPO filing for 2007 and it looks like a dandy. Cellular operator MetroPCS Communications wants to raise $1.1 billion to expand its...

TCW's Gundlach sticks to his knitting, sews up another award

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 03

Jeffrey Gundlach, co-manager of the TCW Total Return Bond Fund (TGLMX) with Philip Barach, just won Morningstar's bond fund manager of the year award. He was also named one of...

Overlooked story of 2006: American Funds Didn't Crash

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 02

It's that time of year when all manner of predictions are made whilst last year's are graded. For example, most commentators got small caps wrong in 2006. Defying predictions that...

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