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Investing insight from the Wizard of Omaha

Feb 25, 2012
Investors eagerly wait to read the annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders by its CEO and stockpicker-in-chief, Warren Buffett. As always, it’s an illuminating, insightful read into business, the economy and investing.
Posted In: Investing, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Housing, gold

How risky is the modern gold rush?

Feb 10, 2012
Gold is a "precious metal" with a storied history, but its value lies in the madness of the crowd. It's a speculation, not an investment.
Posted In: gold, Investing, speculation, emerging markets, Warren Buffett

Thrill seeker? Risk averse? It matters

Feb 6, 2012
What I like about the insurance money management framework is that it takes seriously the idea that how you save and where you save is all about what you want out of life -- your goals, your desires, your values, your lifestyle.
Posted In: Investing, insurance, portfolios, retirement savings

Facebook reportedly close to IPO filing

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook’s share-offer registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission will disclose its earnings, salaries and business risks.
Posted In: IPO, Facebook, Investing

What's the difference: Secured vs. unsecured bonds

Jan 26, 2012
Learn the difference between secured and unsecured debt -- a lesson that Irish taxpayers could use as they face the prospect of footing the bill for the bailout of state-owned Anglo Irish Bank.
Posted In: bonds, Investing, Ireland

Hedge funds aren't so good after all

Jan 24, 2012
"If all the money that's ever been invested in hedge funds had been put in Treasury bills instead, the results would have been twice as good," says Simon Lack. Oops.
Posted In: Investing, hedge funds, pension funds

The best single investment

Jan 11, 2012
Parents and their students need to work very hard at avoiding taking on too much debt to earn a college diploma.
Posted In: coellge, student loans, debt, Investing

Investment book

Jan 9, 2012
On our local NPR station, WFYI, a guest Saturday morning on Marketplace Money recommended an investment advice book to a young caller. We can't recall the title of the book. Know which one we mean? Thanks in advance, Tom, Indianapolis, IN
Posted In: invest, Investing, Books

Art investors see big gains

Jan 9, 2012
The high-end art market smoked traditional investing in 2011.
Posted In: art, Investing, S&P 500 index

'Riskalyze' before you invest

Jan 6, 2012
Before you start to invest, we at Marketplace Money always tell you to assess your "risk tolerance." Now there's an algorithm that can help you quantify how much risk you are willing to take on.
Posted In: Investing, risk tolerance

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