In the summer of 1992 George Soros saw an unusual opportunity in the then rarified world of currency trading. A dozen years earlier, the European...
The Black Hole
With the potential to inform both ad-visor and investor about what's driving portfolio performance, monthly brokerage statements should be as valuable as the quarterly performance...
After releasing third-quarter results during the last week of October, Telenor, the once stodgy Norwegian telecom service provider, saw its stock soar 13.2 percent on...
Investors looking for compelling fixed-income investments are in a bit of a bind. Since the peak of the last bull market in early 2000, 10-year...
Primed for Income
When the bull market was peaking in the late 1990s, new issues of closed-end funds virtually dried up. According to Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, a...
For some advisors, the stock market's two-year winning streak has revived confidence in equities. But any such complacency may be misplaced, and while bonds have...
Investing in an environment of rising interest rates is a high-wire act. While bonds are paying more, their prices will continue to get smacked down...
Advisors who practice asset allocation traditionally think of U.S. high-grade bonds as secure, predictable plays for the conservative investor, and find them an essential component...
In the 1990s, when George Soros made headlines--and billions--trading the British pound and Southeast Asia's currencies, most investment advisors figured his activities were the kind...
Shades of Gray
Planners are bedeviled with ethical issues, and et