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Priceline's mission: Be bold

Nov 4, 2014
Priceline's earnings will give a glimpse of the success of the company's strategy.
Posted In: priceline, OpenTable, investments
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Economy is booming... for now

Jul 8, 2014
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to New York Times's Neil Irwin about his recent piece "Welcome to the Everything Boom, or Maybe the Everything Bubble."
Posted In: investments

Another Christmas, another year of rising prices

Dec 2, 2013
Twelve drummers drumming, six geese-a-laying and one partridge in a pear tree. What does it all add up to?
Posted In: Christmas, gifts, investments, inflation

Coins and stamps now more profitable than art and wine

Sep 23, 2013
New trends in luxury investing. But while collecting rare collectibles may be fun, don't give up on stocks and bonds -- these 'passion investments' don't add too much heft to your portfolio.
Posted In: investments, luxury investments, Collectibles, portfolios, cars, wine, jewelry, art, coins, stamps

Will company profits reflect stock market records?

Apr 8, 2013
First quarter earnings come out as the stock markets hit all-time highs. But investors could be more interested in what happens the rest of the year.
Posted In: Earnings, investments

Expensive mistakes: Emotions and investing

Mar 25, 2013
Buy high and sell low is a sad truth for a reason. Time and again we let panic or euphoria drive our actions in the market and wind up making big, expensive mistakes.
Posted In: Investing, investments, emotions

Too proud to sell: The disposition effect in behavioral finance

Mar 25, 2013
The disposition effect says investors tend to "sell the winners, and hold onto the losers" for purely emotional reasons. One behavioral economist fell for the classic investment mistake.
Posted In: Investing, investments

Facebook IPO creates fanfare on Park Ave.

May 4, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t there, but JPMorgan flew a Facebook flag as executives visited the bank’s headquarters ahead of Facebook’s IPO.
Posted In: Facebook, JPMorgan, IPO, investments

Businesses are spending again

Mar 8, 2012
A recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis about the health of the economy in the fourth quarter of 2011 shows a 20 percent spike in investment -- a sign that businesses are back to spending, not hoarding, their money.
Posted In: Jobs, Investing, investments

Steps toward a major move

Feb 6, 2012
I'm a 58-year-old widow and I have been paying on a 30-year mortgage for 28 years, so I am almost there. I think I owe about $8,000. I am contracted to a job that doesn't offer a pension, but I do have investments (which I think of as retirement money). All three of my daughters moved to Seattle and I want to move there this summer. Right now, I have a little cape cod, which hopefully I can sell for $200,000+. However, my daughters live in the Ballard neighborhood, where a house even a little smaller than mine would cost nearly $400,000. They have condos. I wouldn't mind a townhouse if I get a patch of land to garden. I will be getting a job when I move, but should I just rent at this point? Should I leave the investment money alone? Laura, Ann Arbor, MI
Posted In: home, home sale, investments, move