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Freelance Financial Columnist and Feature Writer

Financial columnist and feature writer for The New York Times, Reuters and MarketWatch.com, among other organizations.

Stock market’s trend isn’t always a friend to momentum ETFs

marketwatch.com — After a period of unusual calm, the U.S. stock market became unusually and unpleasantly volatile beginning last August. That should have been bad news for iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor , an exchange-traded fund that hopes to beat the broad market by latching on to stocks riding sustained up trends.
Feb 05, 2016

That moment when momentum stock investors say maybe this isn't such a good idea: on.mktw.net/1PXv8qo pic.twitter.com/43w6oEHGxb

For E.T.F. Traders, Lessons From the Panic

nytimes.com — A selling point of exchange-traded funds over traditional mutual funds is that they can be traded at any time during a market session, but when stocks plunged as soon as trading began on Aug. 24 - that feature of E.T.F.s became a bug.
Jan 16, 2016

Warning flare: "For E.T.F. Traders, Lessons From the Panic" nyti.ms/1JRxoDe

Robust 4th Quarter Couldn’t Redeem Market After an Anxious Year

nytimes.com — The stock market withstood fierce punishment last year and had almost nothing to show for it. A strong fourth quarter healed some of the damage but as the year closed and 2016 began, the battering in the market began yet again.

6 high-yield bond funds for investors willing to take the risk

marketwatch.com — When Third Avenue Management closed its Third Avenue Focused Credit Fund last month, it placed the portfolio's assets, other than cash, into a separate entity with the intention of selling the high-yield bond fund's holdings over the next year or so. The fund's shareholders received a distribution of 58.6 cents a share, about 9% of assets, on Dec.
Jan 07, 2016

Good piece on Third Ave. issues: 6 high-yield bond funds for investors braving risk on.mktw.net/1PgFq4O pic.twitter.com/PkcMioEkXm

These two unloved stock market sectors are sending a ‘buy’ signal

marketwatch.com — Investing is a lot like shopping: You can get better deals and enjoy a less harrowing experience by avoiding crowds. The most recent edition of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly survey of global fund managers, released in mid-November, identified a long position in the U.S.

The Dimming of Diesel Fuel’s Future in Cars

nytimes.com — Diesel automobiles, which are more fuel-efficient than their gasoline-powered counterparts, were always supposed to shield their owners from some of the impact of oil-price spikes. All told, roughly 20 percent of new cars sold around the world are diesel-powered. Diesel accounts for about half of new passenger vehicles sold in Europe and India, according to the International Council on Clean Transportation.
Dec 09, 2015

Another @nytimes energy story on the grim outlook for diesel cars. It’s not all VW’s fault. nytimes.com/2015/12/09/bus…

The Cleanest Cities? It’s Not So Simple

nytimes.com — Some cities consume energy with admirable efficiency. Others are more profligate. Gauging which is which involves more than just reading a meter. And it depends who's doing the judging. Various lists of winners and sinners tend to contain the same names.

Depressed stocks in emerging markets could offer excellent returns

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Conrad De Aenlle There are times when a cautious investor can take risks that a rough-and-ready speculator cannot. When the price of an asset has plunged so far, so fast that it seems to get cheaper by the day, it can be imprudent for a short-term trader to bet that the trend will change.

Wealth: Meet the Supersavers

nytimes.com — Meet the supersavers. These mortals don't wear capes or masks, but they do have an extraordinary vision of million-dollar financial security. And it's not such a superhuman feat. Here's how they pull it off.
Nov 12, 2015

@nytimes Why do special section articles like this appear in tiny font on mobile? ‘Supersavers’ Focus on the Goal nyti.ms/1OC38h4

Stormy Markets Today May Offer Steady Growth Tomorrow

nytimes.com — There are times when a cautious investor can take risks that a rough-and-ready speculator cannot. When the price of an asset has plunged so far, so fast that it seems to get cheaper by the day, it can be imprudent for a short-term trader to bet that the trend will change.
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Dec 09, 2015

Another @nytimes energy story on the grim outlook for diesel cars. It’s not all VW’s fault. nytimes.com/2015/12/09/bus…

Aug 12, 2015

SocGen’s Edwards, one of the few who predicted a #renminbi devaluation: “Investors should prepare for a tidal wave of deflation from Asia.”

Jul 13, 2015

One more @nytimes story, on the obscure niche of long/short bond funds. They may be a good idea, but maybe not yet nytimes.com/2015/07/12/bus…

Jun 25, 2015

My @nytimes piece on genetically modified food: It's healthy; it's just the idea that's unpalatable. nytimes.com/2015/06/25/bus…

Jun 08, 2015

Can anyone suggest a financial adviser who uses ETFs to build long/short bond portfolios? This is for an NY Times story. Please DM me.

May 14, 2015

ICYMI…Thinking of buying energy ETFs? Consider ones that hold stocks, not commodities. My MarketWatch column marketwatch.com/story/the-righ…


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