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Global Thought Leaders: Sheryl WuDunn Holds Up Half the Sky

  Photo of Sheryl WuDunn   The DailyWorth Global Thought Leader series features exclusive interviews with remarkable entrepreneurs and activists who are striving to improve women's lives around the world. When she co-authored “Half the Sky:...

She Asked, We Answered: Load vs. No-Load Funds

Q: I don’t know whether to invest my Roth IRA with a load fund company or with a no-load option. What are the pros and cons? Rachel S. Lenexa, KS A: A “load” is simply a commission you pay to a broker or financial advisor for helping you buy a...

The Greek Crisis Unfolds

Police and protesters clash in Athens. Photo:AP   Confused about what’s going on with Greece? You’re not alone. “It’s currently one of the most complicated subjects in the world,” says global equity strategist Alec Young of Standard & Poor’s...

The Scariest Investing Terms

Gather ‘round dear AssetClass readers. Today, in honor of Halloween, we have a tutorial in terror. Here are a few spine-tingling terms that investors should watch out for: Zombie Stocks These are shares that have been left for dead, but they...

Roll over your 401(k) to a Roth IRA?

Earlier this month, we wrote about rolling over your 401(k) into a traditional IRA when you leave your job. But what if you want to roll into a Roth IRA?Roth IRAs offer a smart tax break that you should know about for your retirement plan....

Should You Buy Stock in Your Most-Loved Brands?

“Buy what you know.” You’ve probably heard this bit of folksy, feel-good advice about stock picking. It’s often attributed to investing legend Peter Lynch, who from 1977 to 1990 managed Fidelity Investment’s Magellan Fund (FMAGX), which earned an...

Stable Value Funds Help Reduce Risk

In this economic climate, what can you do to shore up the value of your 401k and prevent further losses? Under normal circumstances—i.e. five years ago—owning bonds or bond funds in a long-term portfolio was supposed to protect it from falling too...

Global Thought Leaders: She Helps War Victims Start Over

Photo of Zainab Salbi The DailyWorth Global Thought Leader series features exclusive interviews with remarkable entrepreneurs and activists who are striving to improve women's lives around the world. The idea emerged one night at a Denny’s, of...

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