Moneymatrix
WORTH THE RISK? WE DO THE MATH.

(MONEY Magazine) – Plotting out the month ahead in the strictest financial terms

HIGH REWARD/HIGH RISK

BUYING FOREIGN MUTUAL FUNDS

Upside: The right ones (page 57) can reduce risk in your portfolio. Downside: The most commonly chosen ones don't.

LOW REWARD/HIGH RISK

PLAYING THE JANUARY EFFECT

Upside: Seasonal Wall Street rally. Downside: You'll give back all the profits--and more--in trading costs. See page 64.

LOW RISK/LOW REWARD

SETTING YOUR HEAT BACK TO 68°

Upside: Save 3% on fuel costs. Downside: Can't feel your fingertips.

HIGH REWARD/LOW RISK

BUYING A FLAT-PANEL TV

Upside: Lowest prices yet. See page 104. Downside: Little to none. Prices could fall again, but not nearly as much as they have.

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.