| May 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Wise investing requires selling your stocks at regular intervals to respond to changes in your life and your portfolio. Once you've sold your stocks, you'll need to reinvest the proceeds. We suggest some ideas below that will...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Fixed mortgage rates declined for the fifth straight week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year home loans at an average of 4.12%, down from 4.14% a week earlier.
The average offering rate for a 15-year fixed loan fell to 3.21%...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Stock prices are near all-time highs, but the real place to be this year is the bond market.
To the surprise of many on Wall Street, the long-underestimated fixed-income market is quietly outperforming its equity counterpart.
Many investors expected...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Mortgage rates edged down a hair this week, hovering at the lowest level in six months, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year fixed home loans at an average of 4.2% compared to 4.21% a week earlier.
The average rate for a 15-year...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:28 AM
After a recent past that can only be described as rocky, the Broward School Board wants voters to approve an $800 million bond referendum this November.
I'm going to withhold final judgment for now, but let me clue in superintendent Robert Runcie and...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights.
We're more interested in a nugget in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Argentina’s bonds and stocks fell sharply in trading Thursday as the country slid into default on its international debt for the second time in 13 years.
As eleventh hour negotiations between government negotiators and "vulture" funds holding...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Need to beef up your holdings of foreign stocks? Looking for more income? We'll show you how to use exchange-traded funds to meet your goals.
Begin with the basics. Use "total" ETFs to build a diversified portfolio with just a few low-cost funds. Start...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: Here we go again. The Chamber of Commerce wants to build more storage (dams), as if we will have more available water. It wants desalination of seawater but doesn't say where the electricity to operate the plants would come from or where...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Legg Mason plans to close a deal this month to restructure $650 million in debt, a move designed to lock in favorable interest rates for the long term while taking advantage of the market's sustained appetite for corporate bonds.
The money raised from...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank.
Good luck with that.
If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers...