What you probably don’t know about Social Security

What you probably don’t know about Social Security

Exactly 83 years ago this week, the Social Security Act was signed into law. It was Aug. 14, 1935, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in his first term as president…. Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stock-market investors weather Turkey storm, but should watch the dollar

Market Snapshot: Stock-market investors weather Turkey storm, but should watch the dollar

As if global trade spats weren’t exciting enough, August has defied its sleepy reputation to bring investors a taste of an old-fashioned currency crisis in Turkey. The underlying worry is… Read more »

Ignore Trump and Musk — here’s how to find companies whose CEOs think long term

Ignore Trump and Musk — here’s how to find companies whose CEOs think long term

Whether you’re a fan of Tesla CEO Elon Musk or you think he’s just a nutjob, you owe him some gratitude as an investor. That’s because he’s spotlighting an issue… Read more »

If turmoil spreads in Europe, expect heavy flows into U.S. stocks

If turmoil spreads in Europe, expect heavy flows into U.S. stocks

There’s been no shortage of crises. Trade wars and the collapse of the Turkish lira. One market’s crisis is another’s opportunity, and Europe’s shaky currency union could send U.S. stocks… Read more »

Why real-estate investors should still steer clear of Turkey even as the lira rebounds

Why real-estate investors should still steer clear of Turkey even as the lira rebounds

The devaluation of the Turkish lira USDTRY, +3.2826%  may make real estate in cities like Istanbul and Ankara seem like a bargain for foreign investors, but scooping up property in… Read more »

Do we need BailCoin? FBI refuses to take cryptocurrency in videogame hacking case

Do we need BailCoin? FBI refuses to take cryptocurrency in videogame hacking case

After being arrested by federal agents for allegedly hacking videogame giant Electronic Arts Inc.’s systems, Martin Marsich tried to post a $750,000 bond with cryptocurrency. That’s when Masich, federal authorities… Read more »

Mark Hulbert: Why gold has performed so poorly even though stock markets are volatile

Mark Hulbert: Why gold has performed so poorly even though stock markets are volatile

What’s it going to take for gold market timers to become so pessimistic that a contrarian buy signal is finally triggered? The answer remains just as elusive today as it… Read more »

Best stock investing strategy now is just to ‘stay home’

Best stock investing strategy now is just to ‘stay home’

U.S. stocks have been outperforming their non-U.S. counterparts since early February. That’s when President Donald Trump started his “America First” protectionist campaign aimed at making free trade fairer trade with… Read more »

FA Center: Index fund investors will lose in a bear market if they fail this test

FA Center: Index fund investors will lose in a bear market if they fail this test

Maybe we shouldn’t be judging investment advisers according to whether or not they can beat the market. That’s an incredible admission from someone such as myself who has devoted his… Read more »

Earnings Outlook: Alibaba earnings: Spending for a future beyond e-commerce

Earnings Outlook: Alibaba earnings: Spending for a future beyond e-commerce

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. dominates online shopping in China, but the company has bigger plans in mind. The Chinese e-commerce giant is investing aggressively as it tries to profit from… Read more »

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