After more than 11 years, this is my last column for Smartmoney.com. The goal was to examine the craft of trading. As was pointed outfrom the onset, market discussion invariably dealt with what to buy, but was rarely focused on how to buy, ...
There are generally just two ways people deal with each other: with reason or with force. Reason is the businessperson's approach. Regardless if he is a trader, a CEO or lemonade-stand operator, the capitalist understands that if he wants ...
Exchange-traded-funds have continued to evolve rapidly, especially since the introduction of fixed-income ETFs, which we covered in this space almost a decade ago.
It might surprise you that in the late 1990s, emerging-market stocks were a tough sell to American investors. After years of chronic underperformance against then-popular growth stocks like Microsoft, Cisco and Oracle, the notion of ...
Stock market returns can't simply be ordered like a pizza. The market does what it does regardless of what we command, how much research we do, tweets we send or Internet message boards we post on.
Taking a page from the United States, Argentina announced plans last week to stimulate its stagnant economy with no-cost housing loans. The idea is to boost growth by intervening in the supposedly "free" economy. It won't work.
In the markets, just as in life, we usually end up finding what we go looking for. And the problem with most traders is that they're seeking the rush of speculation. They like to buy and sell investments more than they like to make money.
More than 45 years ago, writer and philosopher Ayn Rand said, "All tyrannies have originated, not for an evil, but for an altruistic purpose -- the desire 'to do something' with mankind." Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...
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