Feb. 18, 2015 11:31 AM
Well, if you were a math geek, you might be able to calculate the trajectory of these thrown objects and know exactly where you’d have to run in order to catch them in mid-flight ...
Jan. 20, 2015 05:47 AM
In the mid-1980s, I (vicariously) witnessed an investment lesson that has stuck with me. In 1985, I had taken a job as a petroleum engineer with a relatively small but aggressive oil and gas company. This company was publicly traded, and its stock was ...
July 22, 2014 10:30 AM
How the U.S. has gotten itself into another fine mess ...
April 17, 2014 10:00 AM
It's not how aggressive or conservative you are - it's planning for risk that matters most. Want to see your retirement and investment accounts grow? Well, a portfolio's return is primarily driven by stocks, which also drive the level of risk it is ...
March 21, 2014 10:00 AM
There is a psychology to investing. If you had bought an S&P 500 index fund 30 years ago and somehow had not opened your statement until recently, you would have made two discoveries: Each dollar you would have invested would now be worth more ...
March 28, 2012 06:00 AM
Professionals win points while amateurs simply beat themselves. The same applies to investing. In 1975, Charles Ellis wrote a wonderful paper titled "The Loser's Game." He observed how very difficult it was to be a successful investor, much less "beat ...
Feb. 29, 2012 06:00 AM
Gold is the ultimate insurance policy to protect against the ongoing decline of the dollar. What's up with all of the schlock adds on TV exhorting you to buy gold? Where were they 10 years ago when gold was still languishing at under $300 per ounce? Gold ...
Nov. 24, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Say what you want about the current level of stock prices, but at 22 times earnings, stocks are anything but cheap.Never underestimate Wall Street's ability to shake the money tree. The newest pitch can be seen in this recent ...
Aug. 25, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2010Written by Bo BilleaudFor some people, money has that seawater effect - the more you drink, the thirstier you get. And in their quest for more, they often end up with less. Here's a true story. The late Joseph Heller was once ...
July 1, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2010Written by Bo BilleaudIf the growth rate of our economy does in fact slow going forward, the possibility of revaluing stocks (again) should not be ignored.After enjoying an 18-year run (1982-2000) that carried stock prices (S&P ...

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