The success of stock pickers can be attributed to luck. There is no demonstrated skill in this exercise. They can have a lucky streak, but it always comes to an end.
The concept of taxes, of course, is pretty easy to explain. Except when you look at it too closely.
Surprise consequences to the earthquake in Japan have revealed significant weaknesses in both the worlds of politics and business and from an investment point of view, there are lessons we can learn.
One of the greatest challenges of divorce is money. As a newly single parent, you might be overwhelmed, as I was, with more bills than you can afford...
The insider trading narrative in the court of public opinion may always say greed, but in truth, the gain isn't usually enough for the risk. Something is missing from the conversation.
With the rosy views a fair number of Wall Streeters are pitching, the brothers Grimm seem to be making the trek to Wall Street.
Finally, I understand why loan volume at major banks remains stillborn. Bankers only want to write loans on their own draconian terms.
Rampant bullish fever is scaring a growing number of market watchers. No wonder. It's generally a prelude to a sizable market decline.
Bubbles are serious when they are massive. What could pop the bubble would be China's failure to restrain inflation and its subsequent hard landing.
I am in love with copper, with coal, iron ore and oil, too, in that order, but not gold. Honchos scored with gold last year, but now gold is coming in, even with the Middle East in flux and incindiary.
The world is witnessing serious commodity inflation in oil, copper, iron ore and grains. All this could lead to tightening by central banks, worldwide.
Reducing expenses after divorce is a must for most parents...
While Wall Street's bull market is making America's rich even richer, most Americans continue to be mired in a worsening housing crisis that the administration is incapable of stemming, and of which Wall Street has now seemingly washed its hands.
If you're like millions of other savers who don't have time to do your own analysis, you probably assume the manager of your account is a guru or rare collection of financial wizards.
When I first divorced, I, like most people, was overwhelmed with financial crises. With two houses to support (my ex's and mine), our expenses had do...
Santa Bernanke's gift bag for equity lovers meant that bondholders -- who had been pouring money into fixed income mutual funds and exchange-traded funds -- received only painful tidings. What a fall from grace!