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  • Is life insurance a good way to invest?

    When the stock market does well, it becomes easier for life insurance companies to sell "permanent life" products that grow in value in step with general increases in the stock market. Unlike term life policies, which only pay when the insured person dies...
  • Investing: Shield against rising rates with short-term bond funds

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Low yields combined with talk of the Federal Reserve scaling back its easy-money policies have left bond investors with a big headache. So it's no surprise that investment firms are rolling out short-term high-yield bond...
  • Investing: investing in bonds now

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance These are confusing times for income investors. Not so long ago, they loved bonds, which presented them with three decades of falling yields and rising prices. Last year, they hated 'em, as the Federal Reserve's talk about...
  • Advice for adjusting your portfolio in the new year

    Common stocks and stock funds performed very well in 2013. If you maintained a diversified portfolio with a significant proportion in equities, you most likely had a good year. If your portfolio was heavily weighted toward traditional bonds or bond funds,...
  • Obama's MyRA a positive but imperfect step to boost retirement saving

    In the world of personal finance, there is rarely something new under the sun. That's why lots of ears perked up during the State of the Union address on January 28 when President Obama announced a new kind of retirement savings. He called it the MyRA --...
  • Investing: what we learned from the bear/bull market

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Looking back five years since the stock market bottomed out, you could glean a lesson or two from the stock market's plunge and subsequent recovery. Diversification works. By March 2009, few investments had come through the...
  • Savers and a grim outlook

    Exactly two years ago, I wrote a column titled "Coping in a low interest world". At the time, short-term interest rates were essentially zero and the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield hovered at around 2.4 percent. Soon after, 10-year yields plunged to 40-...
  • Stocks post early gains on last trading day of huge year

    Stocks are moving higher on the last day of trading for 2013 as investors close out their portfolios and prepare for the New Year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 35 points, or 0.2%, to 16,537 in the first 10 minutes of trading Tuesday. The...
  • Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014

    With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway. Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...
  • Man sentenced for art theft from bond trader Jeffrey Gundlach's home

    A man convicted in the theft of millions of dollars of artwork from the Santa Monica home of a prominent bond trader has been sentenced to four years in prison. Darren Agee Merager broke into the home of Jeffrey Gundlach — considered one of the...
  • D200 backs borrowing $10M for repairs

    Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 board members have approved an intent to borrow by issuing $10 million in working cash bonds. The money would be used to fix a number of needs at school buildings, officials said. Although it...