Eric Linser, CFA | Jan. 11, 2011
Investors are, or soon will be, opening their year-end statements. If you had a good portion of your portfolio allocated to stocks you most likely had a very good year. If you had a taxable account with a good amount of municipal bond holdings you saw the value of those securities fall over the months of November and December. You may have still done OK but losses are always a bit disconcerting. A chart of the iShares National more ...
Thematic Investing for 2010 and Beyond
Eric Linser, CFA | Jan. 25, 2010
If the crippling financial events of 2008 and 2009 proved one thing, it's that investors need to rethink the entire philosophy of "portfolio management."
Today, some of the best-performing managers around the world manage their portfolios more ...
Eric Linser, CFA | July 30, 2009
If you listen close enough, you might hear the stampede of retirees running down to Wal-Mart for the newly opened "greeter" position. I hope it doesn't come to that, but it is tough to make ends meet, especially when expenses are up and income is down.
Those just retiring or looking to retire definitely know there is risk in their investment portfolios. They face risk from outliving their savings and from inflation which more ...
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