After Detroit, muni bonds are safe, but no slam dunk

July 30, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Despite the Detroit bankruptcy and record sell-off of municipal bonds this year, most top-quality “munis” are safe to hold.

Why emerging markets still offer good stock bargains

July 22, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – There’s been a lot to grumble about when it comes to Europe and emerging markets this year.

Column: Gold still not the best inflation fighter

July 16, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As U.S. interest rates have risen, owning gold has been a loser’s game for anyone is trying to hedge against inflation.

Gold still not the best inflation fighter

July 16, 2013

CHICAGO, July 16 (Reuters) – As U.S. interest rates have
risen, owning gold has been a loser’s game for anyone is trying
to hedge against inflation.

Column: European stocks beckon as EU turns around

July 9, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Buried in a recent avalanche of anxiety over the Federal Reserve and U.S. bond and stock selloffs was continuing good news about European growth.

European stocks beckon as EU turns around

July 9, 2013

CHICAGO, July 9 (Reuters) – Buried in a recent avalanche of
anxiety over the Federal Reserve and U.S. bond and stock
selloffs was continuing good news about European growth.

Column: Why higher interest rates are bullish for U.S. home sales

July 2, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – If you’re weary of watching the stock and bond market get dyspepsia over the Federal Reserve’s possible pullback of its easy money policy, turn your gaze to the U.S. home market. Rising interest rates could be a catalyst to boost sales and prices.

Why higher interest rates are bullish for U.S. home sales

July 2, 2013

CHICAGO, July 2 (Reuters) – If you’re weary of watching the
stock and bond market get dyspepsia over the Federal Reserve’s
possible pullback of its easy money policy, turn your gaze to
the U.S. home market. Rising interest rates could be a catalyst
to boost sales and prices.