Coming soon: the loud thud of a gold bust

November 29, 2010

VIETNAMSome time in the future the price of gold will crash and it won’t have a fairy-tale ending for the millions of investors who piled on in recent months.

Giving your own way: Doing charity right

November 22, 2010

QUAKE-HAITI/Charity can get complicated. There is no “wrong” way of giving, but you can certainly maximize your gift in a number of ways.

How to get back into stocks

November 19, 2010

stocksSo you’ve been out of the market for some time now and you hope that the great belly ache of 2008 won’t return. Maybe even the GM public offering sounded appetizing. How should you get back to the table?

How to sail the QE2 investment cruise

November 15, 2010

If only “QE2″ stood for the famous cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II. When she was sailing (she was retired in 2008), you could plunk down a tidy sum, be guaranteed a handful of exotic locales and come back home safely.

Four ways to ensure the Fed’s stimulus will work

November 12, 2010

By John Wasik
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

The Federal Reserve can buy all the US Treasury bonds it wants, but it won’t do much other than make corporate treasurers waggily over being able to borrow at incredibly low rates.

5 profitable post-election predictions

November 8, 2010

USA-ELECTIONS/Remember that classic carnival ride, the “tilt-a-whirl?” That’s what financial planning will be like under the new Congress, when Republicans control the House of Representatives and the Senate is divided.

In ETF war, investors finally win

November 1, 2010

A trader cheers as the Dow Jones industrial average approaches the 10,000 level on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 14, 2009. Reuters/Brendan McDermidImagine a financial services war in which prices dropped and benefited both investors and providers.