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  • Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms

    Rising stock market buoys Baltimore firms
    The stock market's banner year brought good news to Baltimore money management firms, with leaders pointing to a rising tide that buoyed their funds and their companies' prospects. Market indices soared in 2013, with the S&P 500 up almost 30 percent,...
  • It's time to rethink health insurance

    As the acute problems of the Affordable Care Act become increasingly apparent, it also has become clear that we need new ways of ensuring access to healthcare for all Americans. We should begin with an examination of health insurance. Insurance is about...
  • Island Lake acknowledges debt to police pension fund

    Island Lake acknowledges debt to police pension fund
    While Island Lake officials vow to formulate a plan to pay back an estimated $400,000 in property taxes owed the police pension fund, pension board members are in no hurry and willing to work it out. An audit of Island Lake finances revealed last fall...
  • Weak corporate earnings could put pressure on stock prices

    The stock market is hitting new highs — just as corporate profit growth is slowing to a crawl. Rising earnings helped drive share prices to a series of record peaks in the last few years. But that dynamic could be tested this week when companies...
  • Under certain conditions, you can sign up for health insurance outside open enrollment

    Q: I'm planning to retire later this year, after I turn 62, and I won't have retiree health insurance. Can I sign up for coverage on my state's exchange, even though it will be after the open-enrollment deadline? Also, my income will be much lower after I...
  • Report HSA contributions and withdrawals on your tax return

    Q: Last year was my first with a high-deductible health plan combined with a health savings account at work. What do I need to report concerning the HSA when I file my taxes? A: When you file, you'll need to include Form 8889 to report all...
  • Don't forget asset allocation's importance

    Most people pay careful attention to asset allocation as they save for retirement. But asset allocation remains a crucial consideration in retirement. How assets are allocated accounts for more than 90 percent of an investor's rate of return, says...
  • From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager

    From intern to T. Rowe Price portfolio manager
    A decade ago, Taymour Tamaddon was an MBA. student with a background in physics trying to convince Baltimore-based money manager T. Rowe Price to hire him as an intern. Not only did Price give him the internship and hire him later as a health care...
  • Five questions for Matthew Wyskiel

    Five questions for Matthew Wyskiel
    Legg Mason's Bill Miller and other high-profile investors will share their top stock picks of the moment Wednesday— with the aim of raising money for area schoolchildren. Tickets for the Baltimore Next Generation Investing Event, to be held at...
  • U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year

    U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year
    Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
  • Legg Mason's flagship Value Trust fund no longer lagging

    Legg Mason's flagship Value Trust fund no longer lagging
    The Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust fund is doing something not seen in years: It's beating the stock market. Under new manager Sam Peters, the fund is up 27.8 percent in the past 12 months, compared with 20.6 percent for the S&P 500 index....