Balanced portfolios are beating the hedge funds so far this year

The investment climate has been almost manic over the last year, with wild swings in global markets due to economic news and the financial crisis in Europe. At times like these some in the investment ...

Gold’s reputation as an inflation hedge is vastly overdone, study says

Gold has soared in popularity in recent years as a hedge against inflation and weak currencies. Unfortunately for the gold bugs, a new study shows it is neither. In fact, the only time period for which ...

Do not go into retirement without addressing the risks

Retirement can be the most exciting and rewarding time of all, but, like any other stage in life, there are unique financial risks that need to be addressed. Longevity, inflation, health care needs, the ...

Knightmare on Wall Street

Question: Which of the following statements applies to last week’s stock market behavior? Computer errors at a major trading firm generated millions of faulty trades, causing dramatic and puzzling ...