New Money


August 2008


Do Stock Options Make You Loyal?

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According to a recent Fidelity survey of 600 employees with company stock-purchase plans, 76 percent said those plans make them work harder. Other findings:

  • About half of respondents said stock plans make them less likely to change jobs.
    • 86 percent said they considered the plans to be a key part of ...
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      stocks
      careers

      5 Ways to Track Your Stocks

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      Want to become a more informed shareholder? Sure you do. Fund investors can get away with checking their holdings semi-annually, but stocks require more attention. Here are five ways to stay on top of your stock investments:

      1. Set up a free portfolio tracker. Several sites let you customize ...

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      stocks
      investing

      The Lowdown on Bottom-Up Investing

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      Professional stock pickers—especially mutual-fund managers—often fall into one of two camps when it comes to investing: "bottom up" or "top down."

      You may be able to figure out their meaning by name alone. Bottom-up investing emphasizes individual stock research, as opposed to the top-down strategy,

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      investing

      Tips From the Pros: Researching Stocks

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      A great research tool for stock investors, says Bob Auer, manager of the Auer Growth fund, is a company's annual report, which typically comes out in April. Particularly valuable, says Auer, is the company president's letter, which is usually found at the beginning of the report:

      "Sometimes it gives ...

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      stocks

      Where Online Traders are Investing

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      If you believe in the wisdom of crowds, you might be interested to know where online brokerage investors are putting their money. According to a late July survey of more than 220 active stock and options traders at TradeKing, respondents said the sectors with the most potential for the third ...

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      investing
      internet

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