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.
Oct 19, 2011
It's hardly surprising that Americans don't trust banks and other financial institutions. Think Bank of America's $5 debit card fee; the wide array...
Oct 14, 2011
Some 23 million Americans are unemployed and working fewer hours than they would like. The worst labor market since the 1930s is harsh on everyone...
Oct 13, 2011
The Great Recession and continuing high unemployment during the Anemic Recovery is taking its toll on our mental and physical health. A handful of...
Oct 11, 2011
Angels are mostly entrepreneurs and former entrepreneurs that invest in bootstrap companies too young and raw to attract the attention and money of...
Oct 3, 2011
It has been a lousy month and miserable quarter for investors. Everything was down in September except long government bonds, according to data...
Sep 21, 2011
Here's more financial damage from the Great Recession. The largest economic gap between blacks and whites isn't income, but wealth. Sad to say--but...
Sep 8, 2011
We know healthcare is increasingly expensive. Still, I always find the numbers stunning. For instance, from 1999 through 2009 U.S. spending on...
Sep 2, 2011
Dismal. Glum. Miserable. Terrible. These are among the words journalists have used to describe the finding of statisticians at the Bureau of Labor...