Is your stock strategy working?

June 11, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For Eugene Fama, the University of Chicago professor and father of modern finance, the key to investing is relatively simple – stay in a low-cost, diversified portfolio to capture virtually all market returns with a mix that’s right for the amount of risk you can stomach.

Column: Housing rebound boosts timber stocks

June 3, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – If a tree falls in the forest, can you make a little money? As the U.S. housing rebound continues, you can watch the value of your real estate rise. In addition you can reap gains from resource companies that own and process timber.

Housing rebound boosts timber stocks

June 3, 2013

CHICAGO, June 3 (Reuters) – If a tree falls in the forest,
can you make a little money? As the U.S. housing rebound
continues, you can watch the value of your real estate rise. In
addition you can reap gains from resource companies that own and
process timber.

Column: Ways to hedge your bets in the bond market smackdown

May 31, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For investors who piled into bond funds this year, the past week has been an abject lesson of how to get bruised in short order.

Ways to hedge your bets in the bond market smackdown

May 31, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For investors who piled into bond funds this year, the past week has been an abject lesson of how to get bruised in short order.

Column: Five trends that favor stocks over bonds

May 29, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – With the S&P 500 Index up more than 16 percent this year and health care, its top sector index, up 24 percent, it seems counterintuitive that so many investors are clinging to the low single-digit returns in bonds.

Five trends that favor stocks over bonds

May 29, 2013

CHICAGO, May 29 (Reuters) – With the S&P 500 Index up more
than 16 percent this year and health care, its top sector index,
up 24 percent, it seems counterintuitive that so many investors
are clinging to the low single-digit returns in bonds.

Column: Three reasons why the golden age of dividends is dawning

May 24, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The golden days of summer might also brighten the portfolios of dividend lovers.

Three reasons why the golden age of dividends is dawning

May 24, 2013

By John Wasik

CHICAGO, May 24(Reuters) – The golden days of summer might
also brighten the portfolios of dividend lovers.

Column: Two ways to pick your summer stock retreat

May 20, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – It used to be easy to abide by the old Wall Street nugget that you should pull out of the market in spring and come back in the fall.