Avoid losses on your bond funds by going unconventional

March 31, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As the financial markets await more signals on the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate policy next year, which may push rates higher in early 2015, it wouldn’t hurt to take a close look at alternative bond funds.

Watching the weather on Wall Street

March 24, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – With the warming of spring, there’s a natural tendency to think that stocks might warm up as well, despite less-than-sunny outlooks on interest rates from the Federal Reserve.

After the Fed: What investors should do now

March 20, 2014

CHICAGO, March 20 (Reuters) – For active income investors,
the next year or so will be a trying time of tough love. While
yields are rising, which depresses prices of most
income-oriented securities, this presents other opportunities.

Drop the S&P index fund for asset-class investing

March 17, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – You can get most of what you want for your investments from off-the-shelf index funds, but you may have to dig deeper to make your portfolio more productive.

How you can build on Warren Buffett’s investment advice

March 10, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – While it is hard to knock the advice of Warren Buffett, whose annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders recently lofted down from the mountain of capitalism, some of his tips can be tweaked.

Finding nooks of growth in a sluggish Europe

March 3, 2014

CHICAGO, March 3 (Reuters) – While the euro zone presents
the unalluring face of sluggish growth, that doesn’t mean it
should be neglected. There are pockets of promise that are worth
exploring.