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Freelance Financial Columnist and Feature Writer

Financial columnist and feature writer for The New York Times, Reuters and http://t.co/L6YiBUeQLh, among other organizations.

This ETF is flashing a scary warning for stocks

marketwatch.com — If you think you've spotted a robust trend in the markets, there's probably an exchange-traded fund to capture it. Sometimes this works in reverse; when you own an ETF, it can help you to spot a trend or at least bring one that you suspected was there into sharper focus.

When Bond Yields Rise, Go Long. Also Short.

nytimes.com — Sudden leaps in bond yields during the second quarter caused prices to experience scary downdrafts. That may lead investors to wonder whether this is a time for buying or selling. The answer for some managers is: Yes. Long/short bond funds hold a mix of positions, some that benefit when prices rise and others when they fall.
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…

Slow-Motion Events in Greece and Washington Sway Markets

nytimes.com — Stocks traded in an extremely tight range for nearly all of the second quarter as the world awaited two drawn-out events that seemed increasingly likely to occur: the first Federal Reserve interest rate increase in nearly a decade and a full-fledged Greek debt default.

How to spot your buying opportunity in China stock funds

marketwatch.com — Investors in China funds have been on a wild ride. The Shanghai Composite Index had soared more than 60% since January, but now those gains have evaporated. Yet after such a spectacular advance - the Shanghai Composite gained almost 150% over 12 months - a spectacular drop wasn't out of the question.

G.M.O. Dilemma: Swaying a Wary Public

nytimes.com — Genetic food modification worked out well the first time it was tried. By planting seeds from the best grain season after season or breeding the best animals to one another, our ancestors changed gene pools and gave civilization its start.

This study shows stock-fund managers can beat an index

marketwatch.com — The average index fund is expected to outperform the average actively managed fund with the same investment objective. Why? Because both collectively make up the market in that asset class, and passively managed index funds have lower expenses. The evidence at first seems overwhelming.

The right way to buy energy sector ETFs

marketwatch.com — Investors are chided continually for getting excited and buying assets at the top and panicking and selling at the bottom. For example, TrimTabs Investment Research recently admonished those who were buying energy exchange-traded funds after those commodities had lost as much as 60% of their value.
May 14, 2015

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

May 14, 2015

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

Exploring Easier Ways to Save More and Cut Risk

nytimes.com — Your retirement portfolio may be bigger than you realize. At least it would be if all your resources - your salary and home and not just the 401(k) plan at work - were enlisted to accumulate enough wealth to satisfy your needs and wants in old age, some financial advisers say.
May 14, 2015

A holistic approach to retirement saving: factoring in your salary and assets outside your 401k. My @nytimes piece nytimes.com/2015/05/14/bus…

May 14, 2015

ICYMI…a holistic approach to retirement saving: factoring in your salary and non-401k assets. My @nytimes piece: nytimes.com/2015/05/14/bus…

‘Smart beta’ ETFs aren’t such a dumb move

marketwatch.com — "Smart beta" may be the biggest phenomenon in exchange-traded funds. Assets in these portfolios, which track stock indexes but tweak the component weightings based on a formula that the managers expect to enhance long-term, risk-adjusted returns, totaled $441 billion on March 31, according to investment researcher Morningstar, or 26.6% of assets in all stock ETFs.

World’s Fairs and Their Legacies

nytimes.com — World's fairs exist to provide a glimpse into the future. They showcase technological breakthroughs like the telephone introduced at the 1876 Philadelphia exposition and the diesel engine that chugged along at the Paris fair in 1900, powered by peanut oil, of all things.
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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…

May 14, 2015

ICYMI…a holistic approach to retirement saving: factoring in your salary and non-401k assets. My @nytimes piece: nytimes.com/2015/05/14/bus…

May 14, 2015

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


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