Features by Allan Sloan
Posted In: Taxes, Microsoft, nokia
Taxes may help explain Microsoft's recent purchase of much of Nokia.
Posted In: mortgage, housing market, Obama
When it comes to helping homeowners struggling with mortgages, is President Obama taking a page out of Mitt Romney's playbook?
Posted In: regulation, bank regulations, Volcker Rule, banking
It's been four years since Congress passed the Volcker Rule, a sweeping law aimed at fixing the financial system following its great collapse. But regulators still haven’t figured out how to implement it.
Posted In: stock market, stocks, recession
In the years climbing out of the great recession, regular investors were leary of buying stock, thrice burned, enduringly shy. But in the last six months, as the S&P 500 index has gone up 13 percent, the masses are back to buying.
Posted In: bonds, Mutual funds, interest rates
Stocks are risky, but bonds are safe -- or so goes the stereotype. But what about bond mutual funds?
Posted In: JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, shareholders, ceo
Allan Sloan, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine, explains why he voted to allow Jamie Dimon to keep his dual role as CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase.
Posted In: retirement savings, 401(k), IRA
Allan Sloan, senior editor at large at Fortune magazine, explains why he thinks Obama's proposal to limit tax-free retirement savings is a bad idea.
Posted In: Taxes, Earnings
So far, the companies have told us mostly good things this earnings season. But Allan Sloan, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine, isn't buying it. He says so-called "tax games" obscure business performance.
Posted In: stock market, Dow, Investing
The Dow broke another record yesterday and is now on its longest record-breaking streak -- six days -- since 1998. And while that sounds great, one man is not happy.