What goes up must come down

Mar 22, 2012
"What goes up must come down" was true with dot-com stocks and the residential housing market. Investors should understand that the same fate lies ahead for corporate profits, argues James Montier of the investment management firm GMO.
Posted In: corporate profits, stocks, Investing, Economics

The role of a fiduciary

Mar 22, 2012
Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains the responsibilities of a fiduciary with a taxi metaphor.
Posted In: fiduciary, Investing, assets, whiteboard

Broken trust: A Ponzi scheme victim bounces back

Mar 21, 2012
After falling victim to Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, Carol Lovil is getting her life back on track. But she worries she may never be able to trust anyone again.
Posted In: New York Times, Allen Stanford, ponzi, scheme, texas, Investing, retirement savings

Slow and steady returns

Mar 21, 2012
An investment portfolio owes its comeback to diversification and time.
Posted In: Investing, recession, portfolios, balance

Back to the savings future?

Mar 20, 2012
Saving on an installment plan.
Posted In: Investing, Savings, Books, Personal Finance, risk management

Time to consolidate

Mar 20, 2012
Having had three job changes, my investments are in three locations, with a fourth about to start. I have a Roth and two 401(k)s. Is it a benefit to combine all investments into one account? I need to educate myself on my money. Most that I have invested is in aggressive funds. I am 47 and getting older each day!! Jeff, Tulsa, OK
Posted In: personal finance books, Investing, asset allocation, diversification, 401(k)s

The Goldman op-ed and unsustainable capitalism

Mar 16, 2012
New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses former Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith’s op-ed bomb.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, Investing, Wall Street, Greg Smith, capitalism

The futility of trying to time the market

Mar 13, 2012
Investors can't consistently beat the market. Neither can senior management.
Posted In: Investing, market timing, stock buybacks, stock, equities

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

Malthus visits Wall Street

Mar 7, 2012
I don't think investors should fear the march of time. The specter of a baby boomer-driven stock and bond market implosion seems implausible to me largely because of the move toward market economies around the world. By the time retiring boomers are selling in earnest, markets will be even more global than they are now. There are a lot of foreigners to buy U.S. assets.
Posted In: baby boomers, Investing, Savings, stocks, bonds, retirement savings