All posts tagged "wall street journal"

  • Clements and Zweig Wall Street Journal
    Jonathan Clements and Jason Zweig Discuss Investor’s Challenges

    Consuelo Mack interviewed financial journalists Jonathan Clements and Jason Zweig this month.

    • Posted April 13, 2014
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  • Western Asset Emerging Markets Fund 12 Months Return
    EMD Added to SMA Portfolio

    As mentioned in the previous post regarding the opportunity in closed-end funds , a position was taken in the Western Asset Emerging Markets Income Fund (EMD).

    • Posted December 20, 2013
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  • Closed end fund discounts 2013
    Year-End Opportunity in Closed-End Funds

    Having invested in Closed-End Funds (CEF) many times in the past, I'm on the lookout when opportunities present themselves because yields can be enticing if the discounts to Net Asset Value (NAV) are wider than usual.

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • Warren Buffett August 2012
    Warren Buffett’s Housing Hopes

    Hopes are high for a recovery in the housing market. Joe Light, reporter for the Wall Street Journal, surmises that Warren Buffett is betting on a resurgence in housing. Buffett recently made a bid on Residential Capital’s...

    • Posted August 4, 2012
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  • WSJ Article Generates Lively Debate on Risk

    The Wall Street Journal recently featured an article entitled, “Stocks are Riskier Than You Think,” by Zvi Bodie and Rachelle Taqqu.  The article started out promisingly enough but wandered into the muddy waters promoting active management (hedge funds)...

    • Posted March 19, 2012
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  • Top 10 Stocks for 2012

    This is the time of year when many investment publications create lists of stocks they foresee as being superior bets in the coming year. I’ve compiled several of the selections below with my opinion on the validity...

    • Posted December 20, 2011
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  • Option Grants Embezzle Investor Wealth Gradually

    Brett Arends, financial reporter for The Wall Street Journal, has written an article regarding the dismal dividend yields offered by stocks currently.  Arends proceeds to debunk one of the myths justifying the pathetic yields; that stock buybacks...

    • Posted January 7, 2011
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  • A Skeptic’s Take on the Market

    Just when nearly everyone is bullish on the market, leave it to The Wall Street Journal’s Brett Arends to throw cold water on the party.  Actually, he lays out a pretty good case against a continued bullish run. ...

    • Posted December 31, 2010
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  • Index Funds Could Be Improving in the Future

    Jason Zweig, writing the Wall Street Journal’s Intelligent Investor column, reports on a weakness of index funds and a possible solution: Until now, index funds have had an Achilles’ heel. One factor that makes indexing “a horrendous...

    • Posted November 27, 2010
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  • Inflation Lowest Ever Recorded

    The Wall Street Journal’s Connor Dougherty reports there is virtually no inflation in the U. S.: A key gauge of U.S. inflation has fallen to its lowest level since record-keeping began in 1957, underscoring the continued weakness...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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