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The Case for Investing in Europe
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The Case for Investing in Europe

Stocks are at fire-sale prices thanks to the euro crisis. This could turn out to be a terrific buying opportunity.
June 4, 2012
Investors, Relax About Rising Interest Rates
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Investors, Relax About Rising Interest Rates

Rates must go substantially higher before bonds can challenge the return on stocks.
May 4, 2012
Private Equity Is a Plus
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Private Equity Is a Plus

Academic research shows that private equity produces stronger and more-resilient companies.
March 2, 2012
Stock Markets Seem to Be in Lock Step
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Stock Markets Seem to Be in Lock Step

High correlation across asset classes is the norm today. But in the long-run, diversification will still be the key to a winning portfolio.
December 30, 2011
The Fed Still Has Ammo
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The Fed Still Has Ammo

It's wrong to think that the Fed has spent all its bullets and can no longer stimulate the economy.
November 30, 2011
The Case for Stocks Now
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The Case for Stocks Now

Despite the troubled economy, U.S. companies continue to post steady profits, and with the market down, their stocks could be great buys.
August 9, 2011
Fear the Deficit?
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Fear the Deficit?

Stocks are the ideal investment vehicle to ride out higher inflation and interest rates.
July 1, 2011
Stocks: The Best Inflation Hedge
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Stocks: The Best Inflation Hedge

Over the long-term, stocks have historically been unaffected by overall price increases.
May 6, 2011
Is the USA Still AAA?
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Is the USA Still AAA?

With large budget deficits, our country's top-notch bond rating risks being downgraded.
March 17, 2011
What Keeps Me Awake
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What Keeps Me Awake

The European financial crisis is likely to cause some countries to default on their debt.
January 3, 2011
The Bears Are Wrong About the Economy
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The Bears Are Wrong About the Economy

Don't sweat all the talk of gloom and doom; history proves that, in the long run, it doesn't pay to be a pessimist.
November 8, 2010
My Take on Financial Reform
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My Take on Financial Reform

The new rules for our financial system are a mixed bag for individual investors.
September 3, 2010
Upside of the Euro Crisis
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Upside of the Euro Crisis

European stocks are cheap, but the big risk is that the euro keeps falling.
July 7, 2010
Health Taxes and Stocks
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Health Taxes and Stocks

A Medicare tax on investment income and a proposed hike in the capital gains rate won't snuff out the rally in stocks.
May 7, 2010
Why Stocks Beat Bonds
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Why Stocks Beat Bonds

Rapid economic growth isn't necessary to generate healthy stock-market returns.
March 12, 2010
Scoop Up Dividends
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Scoop Up Dividends

The evidence is overwhelming that dividend-paying stocks are still your best long-term bet.
January 8, 2010
It's Not a Depression
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It's Not a Depression

We are better off today as we confront the current credit crisis.
November 9, 2009
Buy and Hold? You Bet
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Buy and Hold? You Bet

Over periods of 20 years or longer, stocks have never lost money, even after inflation.
November 9, 2009
Rational Exuberance
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Rational Exuberance

There is absolutely no reason to be pessimistic about either the U.S. or the world economy.
November 5, 2009