Going Long

Jeremy Siegel writes about investing for the long run.

From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2016

Investors, Don't Fear Higher Rates

Although interest rates will rise modestly in coming months, that should not derail the bull market.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2016

Why Investors Shouldn't Be Afraid of Inflation

An inflation rate of 2% to 3% is good for stocks because it gives companies the power to raise prices, which helps boost profits.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2016

A Positive Outlook for U.S. Interest Rates

Instead of the threat of deflation from weak growth and falling prices, the U.S. is facing the opposite: accelerating inflation.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2016

Can the Fed Save the Stock Market?

In retrospect, it was ill-timed for the Federal Reserve to start hiking short-term interest rates. But that can easily be fixed.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2016

Bernanke's Ultimate Legacy

The former Fed chairman's decisions in 2008 were an act of courage that averted an economic collapse far worse than we experienced.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2015

Worries About China’s Economy Are Overblown

Among the consequences of China's slowdown: lower commodity prices, which actually benefit the U.S.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2015

Surviving the Greek Financial Crisis

Despite the recent friction, I believe the eurozone is stronger after putting down the Greek rebellion.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2015

Bursting the Talk of a Stock-Market Bubble

There's good reason to believe that analysts' forecasts of a 12% increase in earnings next year are on the mark.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2015

Is Productivity Plunging?

New ways of producing goods and services may be causing the bean counters to underestimate productivity.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2015

Why European Stocks Are Worth a Second Look

Best bets for investors will be those companies with strong sales outside the Euro zone.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2015

Dow 20,000? Why Not?

Stock prices are reasonable relative to earnings and the returns from alternatives are meager. So, there's your upside potential.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, December 2014

The Fed's Rate Forecast Is Too High

Powerful economic forces, such as sharply lower growth in the labor force, are pushing interest rates down.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, October 2014

All the Things Thomas Pikkety Got Wrong

The author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century has a flawed view of capitalism.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, August 2014

The Conversion of Bill Gross

It's good to see a long-term stock market bear concede that stocks are not overpriced.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2014

Low Rates Are Here to Stay

The smart money sees powerful economic forces, which transcend the power of the Fed, pushing interest rates downward.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, April 2014

Is the Bull Market Over?

With today's low interest rates, it makes sense that price-earnings ratios should be higher than average.

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From Kiplinger's Personal Finance, February 2014

Is the Market Rational?

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller showed that fluctuations in the stock market were consistent with fads and euphoria.

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