Chris Farrell is economics editor of Marketplace Money, a nationally syndicated one-hour weekly personal finance show produced by American Public Media. Chris is also economics correspondent for Marketplace, the largest business program in broadcasting and chief economics correspondent for American RadioWorks, the largest producer of long-form documentaries in public radio. He is also contributing economics editor at Business Week magazine. He was host and executive editor of public television’s Right on the Money. He is the author of two books: Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances, and Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.

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Features by Chris Farrell

The Modern

I was in New York on business last Friday. I ended up eating dinner at the Modern, the new restaurant at the Musem of Modern Art. I'm always in...

Hedge Funds for the People--Not

Christian Baha is hawking a fund of hedge-like funds for the people called Superfund. The Austrian-based Superfund offers 20 funds, two of them...

Reverse Mortgages

We've been getting more and more questions about reverse mortgages....

John Bogle

John Bogle is the legendary founder of Vanguard, the giant mutual fund company. He's an industry pioneer, and within the mutual fund business...

Keeping Traditional Pensions

In the 1980s, companies started retreating from offering their workers traditional "defined benefit" pension plans in favor of "defined...

Apartment Rents?

There still seems to be an expectation that apartment rent prices will rise this year, but I don't buy it. The supply of housing is simply too big,...

Money and Politics

We all know money in politics is disturbing. And about the safest forecast I can make is this: The candidates for the White House will raise record...

The Merrill Lynch Rule

I don't think the U.S. Court of Appeals decision striking down on March 30th the "Merrill Lynch rule" has gotten enough attention. It looks like...

New Index Funds

Index funds are boring, right? Not quite. The index fund world is in turmoil....
Posted In: Investing

$100 billion LBO?

The Sunday Express, a British tabloid, reported the other day that a group of Middle east investors and U.S. private equity firms had combined...
Posted In: Investing

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