Dec 5, 2011 I keep reading that the lesson of the past few years is to throw out the old rules of investing. I don’t buy it. My reaction is the exact opposite. The old rules of investing were hammered out over previous bear markets, such as the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Stagnation of the 1970s. They still work.
Nov 18, 2011 I have a student loan that is on an extended payment plan with a variable rate that is tied to prime. Currently, the rate is 2.11%. I have money available that I could put toward the loan, but at this interest rate, it seems advisable to invest the money. However, at some point down the road when the rates go back up, I may wish that I had paid off the loan early. Do you have any advice as to the best approach for paying off such a variable rate loan? Wendell, Rochester, NY
Nov 30, 2011 News out today that Olympus committed fraud for decades comes at a time when a lot of businesses get away with such deceit. How do they do it? We asked Juli Niemann, analyst at Smith, Moore and Company.
Nov 10, 2011 While the global economy is still in a rough spot, Warren Buffet poured almost $24 billion into investments last quarter, the most in at least 15 years.
Oct 31, 2011 A financial planner advises not to get panicked about facing Greek debt.
Oct 26, 2011 Question: I've had mutual funds for over 20 years that basically are about 10% higher now than my original investment so long ago. This is typical...
Oct 25, 2011 We look into the neuroscience behind why we can't seem to let go of stocks that aren't earning their keep.
Oct 20, 2011 Josh Brown, an analyst at Fusion Analytics, explains why the market this morning, and on the first day of the year, were the same -- with lots of peaks and valleys in between.
Oct 20, 2011 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will vote on new restrictions which would prevent speculation on corn, oil, and other commodities.