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The distraction of investment noise

This has been a very noisy few months in terms of the information that investors have to think about. The U.S elections have been a...

The end is nigh! Oops. That was only a forecast.

Last month, we discussed the fun geeks were having with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s GDPNow. It’s a fun little tool designed to...

When sentiment conflicts with investing reality

It is never wise to ignore market, economic or voter sentiment. Discount it, yes. Put it into broader context, for sure. But ignore it...

Your retirement adviser will think of you first

Here’s a question: Is the broker who advises you on your retirement account on your side? The answer is at the heart of the debate...

Broker misconduct is worse than we thought

Bad brokers don’t leave the business; they just move on to a different firm. That is one of the key findings of a study of...

Why don’t more women hold top jobs in finance?

Today I am going to pose a simple question that has been asked any number of times: Why are there so few women in...

Rockefeller really was way richer than you are

Today’s discussion involves a visit to the here-we-go-again files. The website Cafe Hayek, in a post titled “Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer...

Break for small business

Hidden in the back of the big omnibus bill that passed just days before Congress broke for the holidays was an important new change...

Break for small business that might do some good

Hidden in the back of the big omnibus bill that passed just days before Congress broke for the holidays was an important new change...

You’re the Fed chairman. What would you do?

For this morning’s column, I want you to engage in a little thought experiment. Based on the e-mails readers have sent, many of you...

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