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.

How to hold fickle commodities in your portfolio

January 28, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Commodities are among the most
skittish investments. Not only do they react to global economic
forces, they can seesaw with supply and demand, China’s
voracious appetite for raw materials and the weather.

Curing the curse of the bandwagon effect before the next crisis: John Wasik

January 28, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – During a market crisis, when everyone wants to jump off the ship in the same leaky lifeboats, that doesn’t bode well for most individual investors, who simply want to preserve capital.

Curing the curse of the bandwagon effect before the next crisis

January 25, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan 25 (Reuters) – During a market crisis, when
everyone wants to jump off the ship in the same leaky lifeboats,
that doesn’t bode well for most individual investors, who simply
want to preserve capital.

Disclosure won’t help money fund investors

January 22, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The $2.7 trillion money market funds market is in line for new regulations as the Securities and Exchange Commission ponders new rule changes that would give investors a better idea of how much risk they’re taking.

Five red flags for municipal bond investors: Wasik

January 18, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – There is a bubble forming in the municipal bond market, and millions of investors could be impacted if it bursts.