Measuring in Dollars

By Kent Kramer
4/21/2014 | 12:00 PM

What's your measurement?

“Our worries – when it comes to money – are about psychology as much as economics, the soul as much as the bank balance.”
John Armstrong, How to Worry Less About Money

2012 and 2013 were such good years for US stock investors that some of us can begin to forget what large losses feel like.

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Heartbleed Bug

By Foster Group
4/16/2014 | 4:22 PM

Password security is a huge concern to many, especially after the national Target security breech and now the newest website security issue, the Heartbleed Bug.  This concern was identified last week and has to do with the website security mechanism called OpenSSL.  OpenSSL was designed to prevent hackers from retrieving personal data submitted by users to a particular website.

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Bullish Comsumer Outlook Overshadows Modest Domestic Economic Data

By Foster Group
4/1/2014 | 3:42 PM

American consumer confidence hit a six-year high in March, according to data recently released by the Conference Board, providing promise that the first-quarter economic stagnation may have been mostly weather-induced, after all.

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Ask the Experts...or Maybe Not?

By Ross Polking
4/1/2014 | 2:27 PM

This pretty well sums it up.  Stick with coin flipping rather than trust the “experts” if you are inclined to try timing the market.  And for goodness sake, stay diversified.



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The Oracle Speaks, Is Anyone Listening?

By Ross Polking
3/24/2014 | 1:33 PM

It’s interesting that Warren Buffet, the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and one of our time’s most successful investors offers the public investment counsel, yet his simple message to investors to avoid trying to beat the market often falls on deaf ears.  His suggestion to implement a portfolio of well-diversified, low-cost mutual funds and think long-term is not well-followed by the masses.

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