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  • Assets soar in 529 college-savings plans

    Assets in 529 college-savings plans are soaring as American families search for ways to offset rising college costs and crushing student-loan debt. As of year-end 2012, investors had more than $166 billion in the college savings accounts, up 25% in a...
  • T. Rowe Price sees unusual turnover in portfolio managers

    T. Rowe Price sees unusual turnover in portfolio managers
    T. Rowe Price has a reputation as a place where portfolio managers can spend their entire careers. But over 12 weeks this year, three fund managers left the Baltimore-based investment company or announced plans to do so. Two left suddenly, with a star...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds

    T. Rowe Price, Legg Mason offering up ultrashort-term bond funds
    Baltimore's two major mutual fund companies have joined a small but growing number of investment firms offering ultrashort-term bond funds, which may become an alternative to the traditional money market fund. The T. Rowe Price Ultra Short-Term Bond...
  • Kids' cable channel Hub hopes 'SheZow' has magic touch on ratings

    Kids' cable channel Hub hopes 'SheZow' has magic touch on ratings
    Television's latest animated superhero sports a purple skirt and cape, pink gloves and white go-go boots. She is also a he. Meet SheZow, the star of a cartoon debuting Saturday on the Hub, a kids' cable channel co-owned by cable programming giant...
  • Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice

    In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust. First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
  • Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly

    Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly
    Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself. We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
  • California 529 college-savings plan named among best by Morningstar

    California’s 529 college-savings plan was rated one of the best in the country Tuesday by mutual-fund researcher Morningstar Inc. The state’s ScholarShare plan was upgraded to a “silver” rating from “bronze” last...
  • Navigating the shift to a stingier Fed

    After four years of providing trillions of dollars in cheap money to prop up the U.S. financial system and economy, the Federal Reserve has signaled that its generosity won't last forever. On the face of it, that ought to be good news: It means the...
  • Bond investors face a reckoning as interest rates jump

    Wall Street has preferred to call the recent rebound in long-term interest rates a "wake-up call." But to some bond investors it's apparently more like a five-alarm fire. As rising interest rates have pushed down the value of older bonds in the last...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...