Archive for May, 2012

INVESTING TIPS: Top fund and trust ideas for emerging markets investors

INVESTING TIPS: Top fund and trust ideas for emerging markets investorsNews from This is Money: By Simon LambertUPDATED: 12:20 EST, 31 May 2012 If you want emerging market funds to add some worldwide flair to your investments, read This is Money’s experts’ recommendations. They have picked funds and investment trusts to use as starting points […]

A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond Allocation

A Strategy For Optimal Stock And Bond AllocationNews from San Francisco Chronicle: One of the most difficult elements of investing is to know when to get in and out of specific markets. However, a buy and hold strategy has never been optimal, and even less so in recent years. Thus, two key questions have to […]

Budgeting Tips For Different Income Brackets

Budgeting Tips For Different Income BracketsNews from San Francisco Chronicle: Have you ever read an article that gives money saving tips that you just couldn’t relate to? Perhaps it’s giving advice on building your retirement account when you’re having a difficult time paying your bills. Or, the writer states that you can save $ 50 […]

RIM retains two investment firms to help with a strategic review

RIM retains two investment firms to help with a strategic reviewNews from Los Angeles Times: Research in Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has hired two investment firms to help review options for its future, which could include the possibility of putting itself up for sale. The Canadian company also said it was […]

For Energy Stocks, Look North Of The 48th Parallel

For Energy Stocks, Look North Of The 48th ParallelNews from Seeking Alpha: I’m often asked at my son’s ballgames, “Hey Lou, do you have any hot investment tips?” or “Are the gas prices at the pump high enough for you?” My reply is on cue and standard: “I reserve my investment ideas for paying clients […]

5 investment experts you should avoid

5 investment experts you should avoidNews from Moneycontrol.com: Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3 0 Like this story, share it with millions of investors on M3 5 investment experts you should avoid Fortunately for the investor there is usually a barrage of free investment advice at his disposal from many […]

Brentwood’s Barnum honed an investment strategy over 30 years

Brentwood’s Barnum honed an investment strategy over 30 yearsNews from Pensions & Investments: William Barnum likes to say that Brentwood Associates, the middle-market private equity firm he now heads, invests in the best companies nobody has ever heard of, those at the top of the heap in the small niches they occupy. The same description […]

For Energy Stocks, Look North of the 48th Parallel

For Energy Stocks, Look North of the 48th ParallelNews from Cabot Wealth Advisory: Never Tell Anyone What You Do For a Living For Energy Stocks, Look North of the 48th Parallel Oil Sands are the Future — I’m often asked at my son’s ballgames, “Hey Lou, do you have any hot investment tips?” or “Are […]

Learn From the Losers of the Past Decade

Learn From the Losers of the Past DecadeNews from msnbc.com: What if I told you that for every 1% the stock market went down, you could make 2%? Sound crazy? Well, most of the past decade’s worst-performing mutual funds made that exact promise. Perhaps that strategy worked while the S&P 500 lost half its value […]

The Motley Fool: Every Sunday, useful tips on investing

The Motley Fool: Every Sunday, useful tips on investingNews from The Seattle Times: Ask The Fool Buying stock directly Q: You have explained buying stocks through a brokerage account, but you didn’t mention that folks may also be able to buy shares directly from the companies themselves. Right? A: Right. Brokerages are not the only […]

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