Ditch rising stocks or stick with them?

By: Bernard Condon
Posted on: October 12, 2014

Is it time to cash out of stocks?The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time in late August. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.Plenty of experts think stocks are about to drop. But many others offer compelling arguments for the rally to continue for... READ MORE

Sun and wind energy empower portfolios

By: Jonathan Fahey
Posted on: October 08, 2014

You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn’t exactly vast.Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting for dividends.In an unfortunate victory for corporate speak, they are called yieldcos. They’re the electric power ... READ MORE

How you can profit from the merger surge

By: Anne Kates Smith
Posted on: October 03, 2014

Every week, it seems, brings news of a corporate coupling (or at least an invitation). Buyouts are brisk in industries ranging from technology to healthcare, from finance to consumer goods.Halfway through 2014, U.S. companies had announced more than 9,000 deals (counting minor ones, including those for parts of businesses), with a collective value of more than $771 billion.... READ MORE

If you need it, Indio Open Air Market has it

By: John Annarino
Posted on: September 30, 2014

While strolling under the stars, you get to shop for bargains galore.That’s the beauty of Indio’s Open Air Market held every Wednesday and Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio. Actually, it’s a farmers market, swap meet and flea market all rolled into one, making it one of the biggest of its kind in Southern California.It’s a... READ MORE

How you can profit from the merger surge

By: Anne Kates Smith
Posted on: September 05, 2014

Every week, it seems, brings news of a corporate coupling (or at least an invitation). Buyouts are brisk in industries ranging from technology to healthcare, from finance to consumer goods.Halfway through 2014, U.S. companies had announced more than 9,000 deals (counting minor ones, including those for parts of businesses), with a collective value of more than $771 billion.... READ MORE

Is it wise to transfer a credit card balance?

By: Alex Veiga
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Offers from credit card companies to temporarily skirt interest charges can be enticing.Reducing interest payments by transferring a balance from one card to another is a quick way to lower monthly finance charges. But taking advantage of such a promotion, even one offering a zero interest rate on balance transfers, doesn’t always pay off. That’s especially true for cardholders... READ MORE