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Michael Kahn

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Michael Kahn, CMT (Chartered Market Technician) has been writing about the markets since 1986. He is the author of three books on technical analysis published in five languages. His specialty: jargon-free analysis accessible to everyone. He has contributed to many leading financial media including Barron's Online, MarketWatch and Nightly Business Report and was the Chief Technical Analyst for BridgeNews.

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

5 Market Indicators to Watch (And What They Mean)

Every investor looks for an edge when putting their money to work in the financial markets. Most rely on company information such as earnings and sales to decide if a company is in good shape and its stock ...

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Stock Watch
April 2018

3 Energy Stocks to Buy for an Oil Breakout

Oil's fundamentals are changing for the better. And you don't need to trade futures to climb aboard.

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Stock Watch
April 2018

How to Make Market Volatility Work for You

High volatility might not be comfortable, but it's perfectly normal. And even long-term investors can use it to their advantage.

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Stock Watch
March 2018

Facebook (FB) Aftermath: How to Protect Against a King-Sized Explosion

Facebook's gains, in a way, made investors more vulnerable to the social stock's recent selloff

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Fund Watch
March 2018

Run, Don’t Walk, From Leveraged ETFs

Leveraged ETFs may make exciting moves, but these trading instruments are perilous for most portfolios.

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Stock Watch
February 2018

Get Your Portfolio Ready for Volatility - And for When It Ends

It is never too late to protect against big market swings

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Fund Watch
February 2018

Commodities: A “Golden” Way to Play the Improving Economy

If you don’t own commodities, add them. If you do … add a little more.

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Stock Watch
January 2018

The Dogs of the Dow: Investing Made Easy

This blue-chip-centric passive investment strategy is simple and successful. But are its imitators even better?

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Stock Watch
December 2017

Your 2018 New Year’s Resolution: Learn How to Invest

You work hard. Make your money work hard, too.

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Stock Watch
November 2017

FANG Stocks: Don’t Fight Them – Own Them

This clique of tech stocks might seem expensive, but consider the alternatives

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

Investments That Should (And Shouldn’t) Go Into Your IRA

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a tax-advantaged home for your retirement investments. Spared annual interruptions by the IRS to collect taxes on your earnings, your nest egg can grow faster ...

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