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"In the investing blog, I seek to help you take sound investment decisions free from emotion by sharing my objective insights on markets, sectors, and companies."
Sam Subramanian PhD, MBA, Editor, AlphaProfit MoneyMatters

JAOSX – A Worthy International Mutual Fund? Review of Investment Strategy, Fund Performance, Expense, and More

With emerging economies forecasted to grow at a 6.2% annual rate over the next couple of years compared to a 2.6% annual clip for the U. S. economy, increasing number of mutual fund investors are venturing overseas in pursuit of profit opportunities. International mutual funds like American Funds Capital World (RWIGX), Fidelity Diversified International Fund (FDIVX), Harbor International… Read More »

Auto and Auto Part Stocks: Autoliv, Penske Auto, and Five More Ways to Play the Turnaround

The financial crisis took a toll on 2009 US auto sales pushing them below 1982 levels. At the depth of the recession, auto sales slumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of just 9.2 million a year, nearly 44% lower than the pre-recession level of nearly 16.5 million units in 2007. While cash-for-clunkers provided the initial boost late… Read More »

Fidelity Investments Offers Free Trading on iShares ETFs: Ways You Can Profit from ETF Trading

Competition in the online trading space has been heating up. In the closing months of 2009, Charles Schwab (SCHW) cut commissions to $8.95 per trade of stock or non-Schwab exchange-traded fund (ETF). Schwab has also allowed commission free trading of its eight in-house ETFs. Responding to Schwab’s move, Fidelity Investments has replaced its tiered commission structure ranging from… Read More »

New ETF and Mutual Fund Recommendations

New ETF and Mutual Fund Recommendations

The Fidelity and ETF Core and Focus model portfolios have gained at annualized rates of 15.5% and 18.6%, respectively since 1994. The model portfolios will be repositioned with new mutual fund and ETF recommendations on Thursday, June 30. Learn more about AlphaProfit's Free and Premium Service investment newsletters.