Advice to Grow By

In case you were looking for interesting (and possibly life-changing) bits of advice, a website called Raptitude (subhead: “Getting better at being human”) is offering 67 different ideas on better ways to live. The list includes interesting fusions of practical and metaphysical (“Notice how much you talk in your head and experiment with listening […]

Forrest’s Great Investment

If you watched the popular Forrest Gump movie, you may have noticed that moment when the perplexed young man opened his brokerage statement and noticed that a big chunk of his shrimp operation profits had been invested in (as he said) some kind of fruit company. He had opened a brokerage statement and comically […]

Money in the Foreign Bank

 

You might have been reading worrisome comments in the financial press that corporate profits have come down from their highs, in part because unemployment is coming down and the labor markets are getting tighter. None of this is really bad news, or particularly surprising, despite the breathless spin in the financial press and cable […]

Stop Awaiting the Fed

 

The first quarter of 2015 has brought us small positive returns in many of the U.S. and global indices, and more than the usual amount of anxiety along with them.

The Wilshire 5000–the broadest measure of U.S. stocks and bonds—was up 1.61% for the first three months of 2015, which is remarkable considering that […]