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  • Investing: The bull market celebrates a birthday

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance It's been five years since the market hit bottom on March 9, 2009. At the time, there was no telling when the free fall would end. "Dow 5,000? There's a case for it," said a headline in the Wall Street Journal on March 9....
  • Tips from an expert on long-term investing

    I have frequently emphasized the importance of a diversified portfolio and of having a significant portion of common stocks in your portfolio, even in retirement. Although I have been retired for 18 years, I still maintain about half of my portfolio in...
  • The anniversary of the bear market

    March 9, 2014 marks the five-year anniversary of the stock market's closing low. That trading day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 6547, its lowest level since April 15, 1997; the S&P 500 was at 676, its lowest level since Sept 12, 1996; and the...
  • Tesla Motors shares zoom to record high on favorable reports

    Tesla Motors shares zoom to record high on favorable reports
    While Telsa’s cars run on electricity, its stock price seems to defy gravity. Shares of Tesla rose 17%, or $37.65, to a record $255.30 in midday trading after a Morgan Stanley analyst said the stock could hit $320. Tesla, which sold fewer than 23,...
  • Ford names Mark Fields its next CEO

    Ford names Mark Fields its next CEO
    Ford Motor Co said on Thursday that its chief operating officer, Mark Fields, will succeed Alan Mulally as chief executive officer, effective on July 1. Mulally, 68, is credited with transforming the No. 2 U.S. automaker from a money-loser to a company...
  • Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal

    Orbital Sciences, ATK to merge in $5B stock deal
    Orbital Sciences Corp. and Alliant Techsystems Inc. said Tuesday that they plan to merge in a $5 billion deal, creating a new aerospace and defense company called Orbital ATK Inc. that will employ 4,000 people in Maryland and Northern Virginia. The top...
  • 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...
  • Make money the way Keynes did, by investing wisely

    John Maynard Keynes is recognized as one of the great historical economists. Aside from his theoretical work, though, he accomplished something few other academic economists have: He was a successful investor. Keynes used his expertise to build a...
  • 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-...
  • Investing: companies keep up their buyback binge

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Some of the biggest buyers of U.S. stocks in the past few years have been U.S. companies themselves as they pick up their own shares at bargain prices. Some 431 of the 500 companies in Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have...
  • Chan Lowe: CVS to stop selling cigarettes

    Chan Lowe: CVS to stop selling cigarettes
    It’s only fair to commence this screed with a disclosure of personal bias: I’m not thrilled with my local neighborhood CVS store. I wasn’t a fan back when it was an Eckerd Pharmacy, either. Regardless of who owns the place, the waiting...