Column: How to catch the market’s upside with a downside cushion

November 25, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Sometimes the very name of a fund sounds like a security blanket if you’re a risk-averse investor. Case in point: “Managed volatility funds” promise some of the stock market’s upside with a cushion on the downside.

How to catch the market’s upside with a downside cushion

November 25, 2013

25 (Reuters) – Sometimes the very name of a
fund sounds like a security blanket if you’re a risk-averse
investor. Case in point: “Managed volatility funds” promise some
of the stock market’s upside with a cushion on the downside.

Choosing an index fund when the indexes are sky-high

November 18, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – When stocks are on a roll – as they have been thus far this year – you want to go big or go home.

Column: Smart-beta stock ETFs focus on fundamentals

November 12, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Holding stocks in a passive index fund as a core portfolio holding has generally been a rock-solid idea. You can own nearly the entire market at a low cost and not get snagged in market timing errors.

Smart-beta stock ETFs focus on fundamentals

November 12, 2013

CHICAGO, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Holding stocks in a passive
index fund as a core portfolio holding has generally been a
rock-solid idea. You can own nearly the entire market at a low
cost and not get snagged in market timing errors.

Column: Why IPOs are unlikely to produce long-term gains

November 4, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As the founders and backers of Twitter move toward the ultimate tweet – an initial public offering – it’s a good time to ask whether IPOs are good investments.

Why IPOs are unlikely to produce long-term gains

November 4, 2013

4 (Reuters) – As the founders and backers of
Twitter move toward the ultimate tweet – an initial
public offering – it’s a good time to ask whether IPOs are good
investments.