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Money Makeover: Merging Portfolios After Marriage | Money
This young couple have a simple goal: repair their portfolio and save to buy a new home within the next three years.
April 2009

Bernie Madoff on a Baseball Card | Fortune.com
Topps will issue trading cards featuring the ‘world’s biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles’ this summer.
March 27, 2009

Volatility indexes offer hedge for investors | Fortune.com
As the stock market racks up day after day of triple-digit changes, it’s worth looking at two exchange-traded notes (ETNs) tied to volatility.
March 2, 2009

Money Makeover: A Simple Plan That Got a Bit More Complicated | Money
This young couple thrived by investing in target-date funds in their
retirement accounts. Then came the crash.
March 2009

Open sesame for closed funds | Fortune.com
As the bear market rolls on, many funds are reopening the doors. Now may be your chance to get in.
February 10, 2009

Money Makeover: A Couple Who Need to Find Common Ground | Money
She’s willing to be aggressive, he’s not. To meet their long-term goals, the Hickses need to invest on the same page.
February 2009

Education stocks make the grade | Fortune.com
As a tough job market sends workers back to school, shares of for-profit educators are earning high marks.
January 21, 2009

A restaurant stock to stomach tough times | Fortune.com
Analysts say Darden Restaurants has what it takes to see its way through a recession.
January 9, 2009

Fun times for Hasbro | Fortune.com
Despite the recession and grim holiday-shopping season, the toymaker has a strategy for keeping growth going.
January 2, 2009

When Bad Years Happen to Good Funds | Fortune
Even the best managers lost money in 2008. But we’ve found five with stellar long-term records who see today’s crisis as a golden opportunity.
December 22, 2008

Are stocks cheap yet? | Fortune.com
It’s been a brutal selloff, and blue chips have been burned. By some measures, it’s a good time to buy.
October 16, 2008

You’re Never Too Old to Own Stocks | Money
His pension pays most of his bills. But with plans to leave an estate, Dave Cowley shouldn’t give up on equities.
October 2008

At This Age, Time Will Heal Market Wounds | Money
The Knights fear that they’ve been too aggressive. But at their age they still need to be mostly invested in stocks.
October 2008

Money Makeover: House Rich, College Poor |Money
These parents are trying to strike a balance between college costs and retirement readiness.
April 2008

Money Makeover: Start Out Strong |Money
To make their long-term dreams come true, Jodi and David Lewis, ages 26 and 27, need to be as serious about savings as they are about their careers.
February 2008

Harvesting the Top Foreign Stocks | Fortune
The year ahead poses challenges for the global economy–but here are some strategies that should prove fruitful.
December 24, 2007

Old Masters and New Classics | Fortune
If investing is an art, picking the right fund requires a discerning eye. We found six standouts led by legends old and new.
December 24, 2007

Money Makeover: The Odd Couple | Money
Before tying the knot, they must reconcile their differing styles of managing money.
December 2007

Money Makeover: Fixer-Upper | Money
How a family can keep a bad real estate bet from knocking them off the fast track.
November 2007

Bargain Hunting with Marty Whitman | Fortune
The dean of deep-value investors help us find three stocks – including two real estate plays – that are ‘safe and cheap.’
October 29, 2007

Money Makeover: Millionaires in the Making | Money
The Seims are on track–if they can just stop wanting to spend like the neighbors.
October 2007

Are You Saving Too Much? | Fortune
One economist worries you may be spoiling the best years of your life by scrimping and saving for retirement. The other thinks your golden years could cost more than you’ve bargained for.
June 25, 2007

The Ultimate Mutual Fund Portfolio | Fortune
The best choices for stable, long-term growth in five essential categories.
June 25, 2007

Building a New Nest | Fast Company
Smart companies are launching niche online communities–and getting out of the way.
April 2007

Measured Progress | Fast Company
Investors are figuring it out: Short-term numbers don’t tell the whole story. How to think about valuing the invaluable.
April 2007

Online Trades: How Low Can They Go? | Fortune
March 19, 2007

GS is Going Strong | Fortune
Goldman Sachs is soaring on record revenues and earnings. The blistering pace may slow, but the long-term outlook remains bright.
February 5, 2007

Funds That Mint Money | Fortune
The numbers don’t lie. Here are seven great choices that investors can count on for the long term.
December 25, 2006

What’s Next for Netflix? | Fortune
Even in the age of video downloads, the DVD-by-mail giant is signing up customers, and its stock is soaring. But challenges lie ahead.
December 11, 2006

The Best of Google Labs | Fast Company
Some of Google Labs’ cool e-tools that aren’t quite ready for prime time.
December 2006

Herman Miller Is Sitting Pretty | Fortune
The office furniture maker rebounds in style.
November 27, 2006

Keep Out | Fast Company
The newest innovations in Web security and privacy.
November 2006

A Top Insurer Gets the Options Flu | Fortune
UnitedHealth Group had an outstanding reputation to go along with its thriving business. Then the backdating scandal slammed its stock.
October 2, 2006

True Story | Fast Company
Online expression evolves from blogging to multimedia storytelling–and it’s not just for bedtime.
October 2006

Does Good News for Martha Mean It’s Time to Buy? | Fortune
The MSO comeback shows promise, but it’s a long way from justifying its current pricetag.
September 4, 2006

Talking ‘Bout Our Generation | Fortune
Will aging boomers pull their money out of the market and cause an asset meltdown on their way to retirement?
June 26, 2006

The Picture Frame Worth 1,000 Bookings | Fast Company
Software that puts your best image forward.
May 2006

Target: Dream Job | Fast Company
How to turn the Internet into your own American Idol.
April 2006

Leaders of the Pack | Fortune
These seven funds, which have towered over their rivals for the past 15 years, proved their mettle in booms and busts, and everything in between.
December 26, 2005

Samsung Gets Sensual | TIME
October 10, 2005

A Bit More for Savers (PDF) | Fortune
July 11, 2005

Gorging on Buybacks (PDF) | Fortune
Corporate America is repurchasing shares at a record rate. Here’s how to profit from it.
May 30, 2005

Investor’s Guide 2005: The 20 Best Bargains in the Market | Fortune
December 27, 2004

The Best of the Bantamweights (PDF) | Fortune
These seven boutique funds go toe-to-toe with the big boys and win.
November 1, 2004

Yield of Dreams | Fortune
In an uncertain market, dividends can make the difference. Here are 15 ways you can boost your investment income.
July 12, 2004

Hot Commodities | Fortune
Prices for raw materials are soaring to meet fast-growing demand in emerging markets. Here’s why that trend is sure to last—and how to profit from it.
April 19, 2004

Investor’s Guide 2004: The Top Picks From 50 Great Investors (PDF) | Fortune
December 22, 2003

EMC Is Getting Soft—On Purpose (PDF) | Fortune
The hardware giant’s $1.7 billion purchase is the latest step in its software plan.
November 10, 2003

Bill Nygren: Where to Find Value in the Market | Fortune
September 15, 2003

E-Stocks Rise Again (PDF) | Fortune
After a stomach-turning descent, Internet stocks have come racing back—this time with profits. We’ve found three that can go higher.
September 1, 2003

The Search for Yield | Fortune
With the bond market peaking, investors looking for income need to get creative.
May 12 , 2003

Get Your Meter Running | Fortune
With natural gas supplies dropping and prices hitting an all-time high, stocks are maxing out in this hot sector. But it’s still not too late to buy in.
March 17 , 2003

Would a War Kill Your Stocks? | Fortune
The prospect of a U.S. invasion of Iraq has investors feeling jittery. But the reality might not be so bad for the market. Some sectors–and well-positioned companies–may even thrive.

A Tiny Company Stirs Up Big Trouble for William Webster
What is U.S. Technologies? It’s good at making headlines, but not much good at making money.

What Is It About October? (PDF) | Fortune
On the 15th anniversary of Black Monday, we ponder the curse of the tenth month.
September 30, 2002

The Thin Blue Line | Fortune
You probably know Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. But what about TV? On the 75th anniversary of television, a new book documents the man behind it, and the strange species that is making a comeback: ‘the lone inventor.’

Peak Conditioning
Is doing business like climbing Mount Everest? You betcha. Septuagenarian businessman (and climber) Albert Hanna tells FORTUNE it’s about true grit, determination, and teamwork.

Merrill Lynch’s E-Mail Mess
Here’s how the brokerage firm’s public stock recommendations compare with analysts’ internal comments.

Unleash Your Armchair Olympian
Not everyone can pull off a backside 360 with big air, but two snowboarding videogames
let you try the x-treme from your own couch.

Keeping the Faith (PDF) | Fortune.com

A growing number of faith-based funds are catering to religious investors.
August 3, 2001

Looking Back at the Boom (PDF) | Fortune.com
Two new documentaries pull back the curtain on the highflying, hype-filled days of the tech and Net explosions, revealing a much less glamorous underside.
May 16, 2001

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