Nine reasons to smile about the stock market

February 25, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Over the past few months, it has
been much easier to make a case that widespread financial
anxiety is easing, although trying to quantify the upsurge can
be like trying to catch a frog. As soon as you grab for it, it
jumps.

Avoid the herd mentality on growth vs. value stocks

February 22, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb 22 (Reuters) – In the mercurial world of stock
market trends, predicting whether the market is favoring growth
or value styles is an either/or situation.

Rooting out risk in your bond portfolio

February 19, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – When U.S. Federal Reserve governors start talking about “overheating episodes in credit markets,” as did Jeremy Stein in a February 7 speech in St. Louis, it is time to prick up your ears.

Obama gives green energy funds a jump-start

February 15, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb 15 (Reuters) – In the wake of yet another
monster storm in the Northeastern U.S., we are once again
reminded of the need to address climate change, which is like a
Grendel that keeps coming out of its cave to ravage us with
increasingly violent weather.

Betting on Bear funds 2013 may be hazardous to your wealth

February 11, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – There is such a thing as being too cautious – betting on fear to such an extent that it derails your portfolio.

COLUMN: Battling the unknowns of currency devaluation

February 8, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Owning a truly globalized portfolio means investing in both developed and emerging markets, but figuring out the right mix gets complicated when you consider currency risk.

Battling the unknowns of currency devaluation

February 8, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Owning a truly globalized
portfolio means investing in both developed and emerging
markets, but figuring out the right mix gets complicated when
you consider currency risk.

With Dow breaking 14,000, what should you do?

February 4, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Whenever the stock market breaches an old high – like when the Dow closed over 14,000 on Friday, the best mark since October, 2007 – it is time to look inward, not outward.

Put your investment enthusiasm on a dimmer switch

February 1, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Whenever there is an extended
rally in the stock market, blazing lights go on in the heads of
Main Street investors, signaling that it is time to join the
party.