TMFSelena

Selena Maranjian

Selena Maranjian has been writing for the Fool since 1996 and covers basic investing and personal finance topics. She also prepares the Fool's syndicated newspaper column, which appears in scores of newspapers across the country, and has written or co-written a number of Fool books, such as "The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens" and "The Motley Fool Money Guide." For more financial and non-financial fare (as well as silly things), follow her on Twitter...

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Tue Dec 23

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What the World's Biggest Hedge Fund Has Been Selling

Should you sell -- or buy -- some of these companies, too?

Mon Dec 22

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A Gold ETF for Your Portfolio

This gold ETF offers convenience, a relatively low price, and the ability to profit from rising gold (and silver) prices.

Sun Dec 21

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Downsizing Your Home for Retirement Isn't Always a Good Idea

Downsizing your home for retirement may not be such a great idea.

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IRS Customer Service: Why It's Only Getting Worse

Repeated budget cuts are hurting IRS' customer service and its overall efficiency, too.

Fri Dec 19

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Here's What the Biggest Hedge Fund Has Been Buying

You can get some good investment ideas from big, successful investors.

Thu Dec 18

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3 Stocks to Invest In for Beginners

If you're looking for promising stocks to invest in, here are three compelling ones.

Wed Dec 17

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How to Spot the Best Mutual Funds

Finding the best mutual funds isn't rocket science. You can do it.

Sat Dec 13

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Is a Self-Directed IRA Right for You?

Learn the pros and cons of the self-directed IRA before investing in one.

Fri Dec 12

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3 Investment Opportunities to Take Advantage of Now

For best results, choose the most effective investment opportunities.

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The PowerShares QQQ ETF: 2 Big Reasons to Buy

The PowerShares QQQ ETF has a lot to offer.

Thu Dec 11

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Top Investors Have Sold These 3 Stocks

You might want to sell them, too -- or buy them!

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6 of the Best Global Stock Funds

The best global stock funds add vital diversification to your portfolio.

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John Bogle: A Critical Lesson From an Investing Pioneer

Compounding can really help you -- or really hurt you.

Wed Dec 10

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Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) will Outperform the S&P 500
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Top Investors Have Bought These 3 Stocks

Do these impressive companies make sense for your portfolio?

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The PowerShares QQQ ETF: 3 Reasons to Sell

This fund may not be exactly what you think it is.

Tue Dec 9

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The iShares Russell 2000 ETF: 3 Reasons to Buy

Here's an easy and inexpensive way to invest in fast-growing small-cap stocks.

Sat Dec 6

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12 Ways to Lower Your Taxes in 2015

These tips can lower your tax bill in 2015 and beyond.

Fri Dec 5

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The SPDR S&P 500 ETF: 3 Reasons to Sell

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF offers many advantages, but in some ways it's suboptimal.

Thu Dec 4

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Why Chasing Hot Stocks Could Burn You

Unpopular stocks often outperform hot stocks.

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CAPS Stats & Trivia

CAPS Player Rating 91.47
Player Rank 6407 out of 75077
Score 1247.90
Score Change Today +46.72
Accuracy 54.81%
Active Picks 94
Total Picks 105
Best Pick AAPL (+454.06)
Worst Pick GTATQ (-136.89)
Average Score per Pick 11.88
Charms Earned 10
Highest Rated Favorite Gumpster
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Boards Stats & Trivia

Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star
Board Posts 9294
Recs Received 16432
People who have rec'd these posts 3397
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Threads Started 4948
Threads Started Percentage 53.24 %
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Very First Post some numbers (4/23/1997)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 45.43 %
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