This week: Geopolitics and investing, a real value in automakers, a value trap in retail, and a new CFO--but lingering questions--at Apple.
Earnings will need to come through strong if we are to get another good year for stocks in 2014, says Nuveen chief equity strategist Bob Doll.
The raw data suggest that February job gains should be worse, not better, than the consensus of 143,000, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
How investors should think about Ukrainian unrest, the Bitcoin debacle, and home prices that are poised for a breather.
WhatsApp with Facebook's big buy? Plus, rumors rev over Apple's next move and budget-focused firms face headwinds.
Investors who build tax diversification, get savvy with RMDs, mind state taxes, and avoid the 'tax torpedo' can lighten their tax loads considerably in retirement, says Morningstar's Christine Benz.
IRAs, 401(k)s, and Roth accounts are key components of your toolkit, so make sure you get the most out of them.
As investors realize the impact of new tax increases, municipals are going to become more valuable--but research is key to finding value and avoiding trouble, says Fidelity's Kevin Ramundo.
The government's second read on fourth-quarter GDP, due Friday, will probably dip from the initial 3.2% reported growth rate--but don't hit the panic button, says Morningstar's Bob Johnson.
After the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples will want to consider new opportunities for amending income tax returns, streamlining estate plans, maximizing Social Security, and more, says financial planner Michael Kitces.