A retrospective on 2014’s false fears.
Everyone makes mistakes in their portfolio. The best investors embrace their foibles and learn from them.
On an oft-overlooked but critical point regarding mutual funds.
This week’s MarketMinder Minute looks at the impact of a strong dollar on the US economy.
The media reaction to some recent, largely meaningless milestones, seems like a sign of improved sentiment.
Neither we, nor anyone else, can possibly know whether Santa will bring investors treats, a lump of coal or more volatility in 2015.
This week’s MarketMinder Minute examines all time market highs and what they mean to the market moving forward.
Here is our not-exactly-annual guide to thinking about your portfolio as the Earth embarks on another trip around the sun.
Here is your user guide for oil-related hyperbolic news stories.
What can investors take away from December's swings?
What should investors make of the Russian ruble’s recent plunge?
Did the Fed just tell you when short-term rates will rise?
Did economic reform in Japan just become more likely?
Even though domestic stocks have been leading, long-term investors should diversify globally.
Is the high yield bond market giving clues about stocks' future?
Bank rules might get a bit easier and tougher, but this week’s developments are more spectacle than anything else.
Does Greek political turmoil mean the euro crisis has returned?
Some say the stronger dollar will cause big problems for Emerging Markets. Are they right?
The media seemed ecstatic about November’s jobs report, but investors have better reasons to be optimistic about the US economy’s prospects.
What to make of recent IMF estimates that show, by one measure, China’s economy will be larger than America’s this year.
The UK’s latest tax and spending plans are about as “austere” as the last five years—and likely have little net economic impact.
Instead of focusing on these short-term, myopic forecasts, investors should look to the longer-term trend.
The media skipped plenty of opportunities to spread fear and gloom Monday—a telling sign of sentiment.
Will OPEC’s decision not to reduce its output negatively impact US shale producers?
There is much to be thankful for, not just in the US, but globally too.
Some polls show some people would get some votes if New Hampshire held a Presidential primary today.
What can we glean from the media’s lack of attention to the market’s recent record highs?
The G-20’s vague, unlikely-to-materialize stimulus plan is nice sounding, yet unnecessary.
How far do regulators’ rule proposals go for improving transparency for bond investors?
Many really think so, but reality suggests otherwise.
Not even a recession can dent investors’ optimism for Japan. That’s a problem.
The common reaction to eurozone Q3 growth is a sign of the times, sentiment-wise.
China's long-awaited "through train" finally leaves the station Monday, giving foreign investors broader access to mainland stocks. Here are some things you should keep in mind if you're deciding whether to climb aboard.
What should investors take away from this year’s lame duck?
Volatility isn't the only risk investors face.
UK central bank chief Mark Carney just drove another stake into the mythical creature known as "too big to fail."
Focusing solely on employment data can lead investors astray.
Whether midterm election results leave you enthralled or enraged, the gridlock they bring is the real reward for investors.
Regulatory uncertainty has real costs.
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