Betting against Warren Buffett

Feb 27, 2015
Ted Seides can.
Posted In: hedge funds, invest

California teacher pension fund to sell gun investments

Jan 10, 2013
Can a divestment strategy have an impact on public policy?
Posted In: guns, pension funds, invest, divestment

Tracking a dollar around the world

Jun 15, 2012
Would you investigate the trajectory of a single dollar bill? Let me explain. So you go to the store and buy things, then you pay with a $100 bill. What happens to that note? In a nutshell, my question is: What is the route that a single bill takes? How does it circulate? How far can it travel? Homero, Sacramento, CA
Posted In: Money, globalization, Books, invest, bank

The hazards of active trading

May 4, 2012
If watched closely, is it wise to jump between aggressive stock funds and bond funds during market runs such as the bull run so far this year? The year-to-date return is 18 percent for my strategy. My Fidelity account has rules regarding moving between funds, so I have to navigate those rules also. Marty, Cincinnati, OH
Posted In: invest, money management, index funds, actively traded funds

Financial innovation and social lending

Apr 16, 2012
Peer-to-peer lending, also called social lending, is bringing together online individual lenders and individual borrowers for a fee. They cut out banks and other mainstream lenders. The innovation appears to be working.
Posted In: peer-to-peer lending, social lending, Credit Cards, debt, consumer loans, invest, financial innovation

Am I nuts -- or not?

Mar 13, 2012
I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a small (six-unit) apartment building in a college town. I've never been a landlord and I'm already a single father of two with a full-time job. Am I NUTS? Clay, College Park, MD
Posted In: rental, landlord, invest, investment

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

Waiting to transfer

Dec 22, 2011
My wife and I are transferring our Roth IRA accounts from our current institution to a new one in order to avoid a yearly maintenance fee that has been increasing every year. After selling off the funds, my current Roth IRA institution claims the funds must "settle" for a period of 3 days. Can you please explain to me what this means and if I could demand that they skip this settling and simply send me the distribution check so I can more quickly move it to the new institution? Patrick, Sheboygan, WI
Posted In: stocks, invest