Demographics will drive the ‘new normal’ economy

September 30, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – One of the most difficult terms to understand in long-term investing nowadays is “new normal.”

Three ways to profit from the taper tempest

September 23, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – After the Federal Reserve’s revelation last week that it would not be trimming its bond-buying stimulus program, the storm clouds menacing the stock and bond markets parted.

Five investment lessons from the Lehman Brothers blow-up

September 17, 2013

CHICAGO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Five years ago I was watching
the world financial system implode after the failure of Lehman
Brothers in real time. Since I’m largely a buy-and-hold
investor, I grimaced while my retirement savings took a
pummeling in 2008-2009.

Why dividend-growing stocks are beating bonds

September 9, 2013

CHICAGO, Sept 9 (Reuters) – With all the angst in the market
lately about rising rates bruising bond prices, where can you
find reasonable income with less sensitivity to interest-rate
movements?

Use convertibles to straddle stock and bond markets

September 3, 2013

CHICAGO, Sept 3 (Reuters) – As bonds that can be converted
into stocks, convertibles are securities that long-term
investors can learn to love.