After the Fraud
By now most of the globe knows something about Bernard L. Madoff, who made off with billions of dollars investor's funds. In spite of Madoff's...
Dividend-paying stocks resilient to market mess
When I was in college, my girlfriend inherited a block of ExxonMobil stock from her grandfather. While he was alive, he preached the value of...
Energy Is in the Air
Most reasonable people would agree that we have an energy problem, if not a full-blown crisis in this country. Yet our elected leaders seem, with...
Playing a Potential Drop in Chinese Stocks
China has been one of the best performing equity markets over the past year. The Shanghai Composite is up more than 100% since the beginning of 2007, compared with a much more modest gain of 39% for the broader MSCI Emerging Markets index. However, the Chinese market has fallen about...
Forces of Nature
Can a global resources fund be right for some of your clients? While the mere mention of digging for oil, copper, coal, or gold makes...
Funds with a Religious Bent
March 24, 2005 -- Easter Sunday represents one of the holiest days of the year for observant Christians. Churches around the country report much higher...
Energy by the Numbers
When it comes to building a portfolio, some mutual fund managers want to see as much independent research as they can. They want to talk...
The Tech Tamer
Brian J. Nichelson runs a consulting firm out of Houston called TechMatters Institute, which helps companies deal with introducing new technologies into their operations. He...
A Question of Balance
Over the last 12 months, a series of financial and accounting scandals has caught financial advisors and the investing public quite unaware. Unanticipated revelations by...
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