Wal-Mart and apple pie
Want a slice of traditional Americana? Head to Wal-Mart. The indispensable Paul Briand writes at Examiner.com that nothing symbolizes America to baby boomers like Wal-Mart,...
Baby boomers: Wal-Mart symbolizes America
Fun to bash until we actually need those low, low prices. Nothing symbolizes America to Baby Boomers like Wal-Mart, according to a new survey from "60...
Insecure, caring, confident and suspicious
Talk about a complicated bunch. Steve Howard, author of "Boomer Selling," details the following boomer consumer characteristics. Everything under the sun had been written about...
This is a story about a threat to your clients of which you may not be aware, but that you can do something about. It...
More Than Keeping Score
An accepted principle in portfolio management is rebalancing--the process of restoring your portfolio to its original mix that was designed to meet a specific investing...
The panelists are optimistic about what they forecast to be the sixth year of the bull market. No, they're not wearing rose-colored glasses: In interviews...
Your Word/Your Bond
How many people do you know who would play poker with you? For money? Over the telephone? And let you deal the cards? Imagine how...
Test Your CPI-Q
Not long ago, telling someone they looked like a million dollars was a compliment. Say it now and they might rush to schedule an emergency...
It's The Large Caps' Turn To Shine
The mutual funds that get talked about at cocktail parties are usually the small, singular sensations that deliver the sexiest returns. But the bulk of the money still resides in the big-stock funds that have been lagging behind small-company offerings for the past six years.
A New Way to Beat the Market?
To beat the market, mutual fund managers often ramp up risk, making outsize bets on stocks they expect to outperform. Now some quant jocks say they've hit upon a less risky approach: A strategy called 120/20, which, ironically, combines two risky strategies, leverage and short sales.