Beat high-frequency trading machines by not playing their game

August 29, 2011

The days of you trying to make a buck actively trading in the stock market are over.

Why 401(k) plans will fall short for most Americans

August 26, 2011

It’s time to end the fraudulent notion that 401(k)-type plans are adequate retirement vehicles for most Americans.

Hedging can end your retirement panic now

August 22, 2011

Even with the most recent market agita, there’s no reason for you to worry long-term about your retirement funds.

The “people” Washington helps most: big corporations

August 19, 2011

By John F. Wasik
The opinions expressed are his own.

If corporations are people, as GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently declared, they are very special people indeed.

Is it time to jump back into stocks?

August 15, 2011

Should I stay or should I go?

This compelling theme, referring to stock investing and not the great Clash song, is like a little gnat buzzing in one’s ear.

The Tea Party’s “blue deal” for America

August 12, 2011

By John F. Wasik
The opinions expressed are his own.

Imagine being elected to government even though you’re openly hostile to it.

Such is the perverse arrangement the Tea Party has with the electorate, which is foisting a “Blue Deal” on Americans. As opposed to a “New” deal or even “Square” deal, the Blue Deal and its prolonged pain will hurt most middle-class Americans through higher costs in retirement, health care and public health.

4 ways to hedge the market without playing whack-a-mole

August 10, 2011

Is the recent market upheaval the growling of a new, prolonged bear market or a tempest in a teapot?

What U.S. debt downgrade means for ETFs

August 8, 2011

A woman shades herself from the sun with an umbrella as she walks down 34th Street in New York July 22, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  Is it time to take cover from exchange-traded funds (ETFs) now that Standard and Poor’s has cut the U.S. debt rating?

Job creation: Fixing America with an infrastructure bank

August 5, 2011

We have iPhones, iPods and iPads. Why not an “iBank?”

This wouldn’t be an electronic gizmo that’s obsolete in a year, though. It would be a public-private partnership to bolster America’s infrastructure. It will create jobs, cut the deficit and repair what needs to be fixed all over the country.

6 ways to protect your portfolio after debt deal

August 2, 2011

With the U.S. debt ceiling crisis: It “ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” to quote my favorite philosopher Yogi Berra. And this one is definitely not over by a long shot.