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  • Memories of the financial crisis, five years later

    Memories of the financial crisis, five years later
    The excited voices on CNBC radio riveted financial adviser John Bacci's attention as he drove to Chestertown five years ago for a routine client visit. The stock market was in freefall that Sept. 29 after Congress rejected a $700 billion rescue of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aunt's nursing home hinders exit

    Aunt's nursing home hinders exit
    My aunt is in a nursing home. They tell us she isn't allowed to leave unless she gets the doctor's permission. If she does, she has to sign a statement saying she doesn't hold them liable and will lose all her healthcare coverage. She is on Medicare....
  • Debt-ceiling debate, market downslide test investors' appetite for risk

    Think about how you have been feeling about your portfolio lately. Were you unfazed by the debt-ceiling debate in Congress that brought the country to the brink of default or by the stock market sell-off that followed last week? Did you figure these were...
  • 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...
  • N.Y. investor Peltz buys a bigger share of Legg Mason

    New York investor Nelson Peltz has acquired a bigger share of Baltimore-based Legg Mason Inc., buying 2.65 million shares of the Baltimore money manager for $76.5 million between Aug. 1 and Aug. 3, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows. The...
  • Nonprofit seeks to provide financial education

    COSTA MESA — There's nothing Helen Olson likes to see more than a roomful of women with hands raised and tough-to-ask investment questions on their minds. The annual Women Investing in Security and Education (WISE) Signature Financial Event,...
  • Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds

    Jon B. Lovelace dies at 84; head of American Funds
    Jon B. Lovelace, who led the Los Angeles-based American Funds mutual fund company as it became one of the country's largest money management firms, has died. He was 84. His family said Lovelace died of natural causes at his home in Santa Barbara on...
  • Briefly In The News

    The Laguna Beach Investment Policy for 2011 has received the Certificate of Excellence Award, City Treasurer Laura Parisi announced in a news release last week. A team from the Investment Policy Certification Committee evaluated the Laguna Beach...