Caution: Mutual Fund May Shrink Under Pressure
By Dagen McDowell
Funds don't come with warning labels, but their standard deviations offer a clue about potential returns.

Happy Returns: This Yardstick's a Key Measure of Firms That Make You Money
By Stephen Schurr
Return on equity underscores the difference between Dell's performance vs. Gateway.

Pick Up the Pieces of Your Portfolio Puzzle
By Stephen Schurr
Asset allocation holds the key to retiring rich or not so rich. Here's how to start -- or start over.

Seven Pillars of Asset Allocation Wisdom
By Stephen Schurr
Purity, patience and balance are among the successful investor's watchwords.

Funds That Keep Taxes Low Can Save Your Portfolio
By Beverly Goodman
Here's how to pick tax-efficient funds that can help you avoid a harsh tax bite.

The Case for Index Funds
By Stephen Schurr
Despite the recent rough stretch, they're the way to go for most investors.

Yes, Investors, There Are Large-Cap Growth Winners
By Stephen Schurr
These five funds have performed ably in bull times and bear.

Five Winning Funds: Mid-Cap Blends That Don't Blend In
By Stephen Schurr
A little value and a little growth go a long way for these five.

Mid-Cap Value Funds Have Been a Shelter From the Storm
By Stephen Schurr
The category has evaded the bear's claws, and these funds have done exceptionally well.

Unlike Stocks, Value Never Falls Out of Favor
By Robert Marcin
Sometimes, decent companies are taken down too far to pass up.


Don't Let Fear Rule Your Portfolio
04/01/03 10:50 AM ET
Excessive fear -- like excessive greed before it -- could cause you to lose when the market recovers.

How to Make 40% in ... 18 Months?
04/28/03 06:58 AM ET
A Rip Van Winkle asks Dagen the best bet for outsize gains.

Solving the 401(k) Puzzle
04/14/03 07:26 AM ET
Planning for retirement used to be so easy. Here's how to keep it from getting too difficult.





The Hunt for Valuation Treasure
04/22/02 08:38 AM ET
Every stock is mispriced, says the Turnaround Artist. It's just a matter of finding the right ones to buy.

Avoid These Five Common Portfolio Mistakes
05/06/2002 08:39 AM EDT
In this kind of market, it can be quite easy to fall into these investing traps.

The Cold, Hard Numbers on Stock Options
01/29/2003 07:24 AM EST
See how options have made a difference at 12 leading Nasdaq 100 companies.





Evaluating Dividends
01/29/03 08:30 AM ET
Peltier examines why one stock made the cut for the dividend portfolio -- and another didn't.

Taking Apart Microsoft's Dividend -- What It Means for You
02/12/03 09:03 AM ET
What the software giant's dividend announcement means for investors.