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Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you specific investment advice. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental piece of investing strategy, and shows you how you can put it into practice right away.
Today’s tip: “There are two practical solutions to the stressful problem of not having enough money saved for retirement—and neither involves banking on a big windfall from a stock.”
These days, more investors suffer from what you …read more »
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are set up to mirror the performance of a stock-market index or subindex. They hold a more or less fixed selection of securities that represent the holdings that go into the calculation of the index or sub-index.
ETFs trade on stock exchanges, just like stocks. In contrast, you can only buy conventional mutual funds at the end of the day, at a price that reflects the fund’s value at the close of trading.
Prices of ETFs are quoted in newspaper stock tables and online. You pay brokerage commissions …read more »
C.R. BARD INC. (New York symbol BCR; www.crbard.com) makes vascular products, such as stents and catheters (29% of its 2012 sales); oncology products that detect and treat various types of cancer (27%); urology products, such as drainage and incontinence devices (26%); and surgical tools and other products (18%).
The company mainly makes single-use, disposable products, so customers must continually buy new ones. This continued demand for supplies helped Bard’s sales rise 20.6%, from $2.5 billion in 2008 to $3.0 billion in 2012. Earnings improved by 24.1%, from $455.4 million in …read more »
Pat McKeough responds to many requests from members of his Inner Circle for specific stock tips as well as questions on investment strategy and the economy. Every week, his comments and recommendations on the most intriguing questions of the past week go out to all Inner Circle members. And each week, we offer you one of the highlights from these Q&A sessions. While we reserve our buy-hold-sell advice for Inner Circle members, these excerpts provide a great deal of information and analysis on stocks we’ve covered for members of Pat’s …read more »
Oil prices have soared from around $18 U.S. a barrel in 1993 to around $97 U.S. today. However, new drilling technologies have made it easier to extract oil from hard-to-reach deposits, such as oil sands and shale rock formations. Rising production from these sources could hurt oil prices in the same way the shale gas boom has depressed natural gas prices.
Even so, Canada’s leading oil producers are investing for the long term and continue to expand their oil sands operations. This is the second of our two daily posts on …read more »
Every Wednesday, we publish our “Investor Toolkit” series on TSI Network. Whether you’re a new or experienced investor, these weekly updates are designed to give you advice on portfolio management and other investment topics that will help you develop a successful approach to investing. Each Investor Toolkit update gives you a fundamental tip and shows you how you can put it into practice right away.
Today’s tip: “Treating separate investment accounts as one isn’t just a more efficient way to handle your investments, it will almost certainly help you improve …read more »
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