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Are Analysts Good For Anything | SmartMoney quotes W. Ben Utley, CFP®

"I figure if chief executives are going to lie, there is nothing to stop the analysts," said Certified Financial Planner® W. Ben Utley when asked about the merits of listening to stock analysts. He advises readers to focus on the news, annual reports and other ways of checking out companies before investing their hard-earned money. By Matthew Goldstein

Stocks Investor Panel: Against The Wind | SmartMoney quotes W. Ben Utley, CFP®

Certified Financial Planner® W. Ben Utley helps readers broaden their investment horizons as he recommends adding an index fund to an all-stock portfolio to reduce the risk of stepping on a landmine like Enron. By Matthew Goldstein

Stocks Investor Panel: Getting Back to Basics | SmartMoney quotes W. Ben Utley, CFP®

Diversification is key to surviving tough markets. As a panelist in this discussion of SmartMoney's reader-recommended model stock portfolio, Certified Financial Planner® W. Ben Utley recommends a well-rounded portfolio. Bu Matthew Goldstein