Playing the wild cards in 2013

December 31, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec 31 (Reuters) – At this point, most investors
are peering over the fiscal cliff and feeling like Jimmy Stewart
in the classic Hitchcock film “Vertigo.” But if you look beyond
the precipice, there is some solid ground.

Six ways to optimize your retirement portfolio in 2013

December 28, 2012

CHICAGO (Reuters) – You may be waiting to optimize your retirement portfolio, thinking that you should know what’s going on in Washington and Europe before you act.

Why you need to gauge your human capital

December 21, 2012

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The end of the year is a good time to illuminate your personal financial situation in a different way. Instead of focusing exclusively on financial capital – how much money you have accumulated – look at your human capital.

Can you really invest like Warren Buffett?

December 17, 2012

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For as long as I can remember, the investment maxim that most evokes a mix of adulation and performance anxiety is “Invest like Warren Buffett.”

Looking beyond emerging markets to ‘frontier’ economies

December 14, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec 14 (Reuters) – With China, Brazil and India
hitting icy patches on their economic growth paths, investing in
even younger emerging markets looks promising.

How to invest if the ‘fiscal cliff’ bears are wrong

December 10, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Let’s assume, for a moment, that
the “fiscal cliff” bears are wrong.

Investing in the New China Syndrome

December 6, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – One of the ways to globalize your
portfolio and to tap growth in emerging markets is to recognize
the new China Syndrome. The world’s most populous country is
becoming a primary buyer for resources and technologies for its
growing population.

Why you need to sidestep Apple stock in tech investing

December 3, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec 3 (Reuters) – It’s easy to believe in
technology stocks again.