What would Keynes have done?

January 27, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – What many people don’t realize about economist John Maynard Keynes is that he was a professional investor, not just a thinker who addressed big issues. Although Keynes did not foresee the crash of 1929 and was nearly wiped out on three separate occasions, he made money during some of the most challenging years – and pioneered some durable investing principles along the way worth following in all market conditions.

The portfolio rebalancing act: Feels bad, works good

January 21, 2014

CHICAGO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – For most investors, portfolio
rebalancing is an unnatural investment act. You sell off winners
to buy laggards – an unsatisfying move.

Will last year’s stock market laggards be 2014’s winners?

January 13, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – If the stock market rally continues, last year’s laggards may be this year’s winners.

Column: Will the U.S. bull market continue?

January 6, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – What are the odds that the U.S. stock market’s bull run will continue?

Will the U.S. bull market continue?

January 6, 2014

CHICAGO, Jan 6 (Reuters) – What are the odds that the U.S.
stock market’s bull run will continue?

Hot 2014 investing tip: Don’t chase 2013

December 23, 2013

CHICAGO, Dec 23 (Reuters) – This year, the stock market has
been glowing as brightly as the seasonal lights that now bedeck
holiday streetscapes.

Burn Notice: Watch out for leveraged ETFs

December 16, 2013

CHICAGO, Dec 16 (Reuters) – If you buy insurance on your
home, you know that most of your losses would be covered in a
catastrophe. Can you do the same with your portfolio?

Three ways for investors to catch the global tailwind in 2014

December 9, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – There is a growing consensus that U.S. stocks, as well as stocks around the world, are going to catch a tailwind going into 2014.

Is it too late to jump on the stock buyback bandwagon?

December 2, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Public companies share the wealth with shareholders in a number of ways. Sometimes they channel profits into quarterly dividends. They can also buy back their own shares.

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.