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  • How to invest $10,000 in 2012

    How would you invest $10,000 in the coming year? That's a question posed annually to a panel of investment experts. A year ago, our pundits were relatively optimistic as most suggested quality U.S. stock investments, along with some shorter-term bonds...
  • REITs prove to be surprisingly reliable

    It may seem surprising that some forms of real estate have been among the most reliable of investments. Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, invest in and own properties such as shopping centers, apartments, offices and industrial facilities....
  • Control manufacturer sees no industrial recession ahead

    About Moog Inc. Ticker: MOG.A Exchange: NYSE What does the company do? Manufacturer of precision control equipment 2011 Financial report (fiscal year ended Oct. 1, 2011): Net sales: $2.33 billion Net income: $133 million Q. My shares of Moog Inc....
  • What's a bond investor to do in era of rising rates? Floating-rate funds might be a partial answer

    Bond funds and individual bonds have not done well this year. Many investment advisors have consistently urged clients to maintain a common stock/bond ratio of 60/40. Some recommend that retirees adjust the percentage of their portfolio invested in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barbecue on Jimmy Kimmel back lot, Bouchon movies, Farmers Market birthday, more

    Barbecue on Jimmy Kimmel back lot, Bouchon movies, Farmers Market birthday, more
    Taste of Farmers Market: To celebrate its 79th birthday, the Third and Fairfax Farmers Market is holding a wandering feast, offering tastings from the market's restaurants and grocers, on July 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. The extensive menu includes chicken pot...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...