Financial columnist for Los Angeles Times 1990-2011, now freelance writer (investing, mkts, econ) and consultant. Love L.A. If you visit bring your own water.Financial columnist for Los Angeles Times 1990-2011, now freelance writer (investing, mkts, econ)

Investing: Stocks Buffett is buying now - Tulsa World: Columnists

Investing: Stocks Buffett is buying now - Tulsa World: Columnists
tulsaworld.com — Following billionaire investor Warren Buffett into stocks he owns has often been a profitable strategy over the past few decades. With that in mind, we went prospecting for companies that Berkshire Hathaway (symbol BRK-B, $137), Buffett's holding company, has been buying recently. Wells Fargo & Co.

Guide to Drawing Down Your Savings in Retirement

How to divvy up assets as you head for retirement

How to divvy up assets as you head for retirement
latimes.com — Choosing how to invest retirement savings often ends up being a dartboard exercise for younger people, because it all seems so theoretical. As the date of retirement or semi-retirement gets nearer, however, you begin to realize that your financial choices have serious consequences. How you divvy...

A guide to drawing down your savings in retirement

A guide to drawing down your savings in retirement
latimes.com — The approach of retirement should be an exciting time for 50- and 60-somethings. But when the issue is your finances - and whether you've saved enough to last the rest of your life - excitement can quickly be overridden by anxiety. One of the first decisions retirees must make is how much of their...

Why the decade's second half may look much different from the first for investors - and workers

Why the decade's second half may look much different from the first for investors - and workers
latimes.com — For all the pain and suffering brought on by the 2008 financial crash, the years that followed turned out to be pretty decent for the U.S. economy - at least compared with the dire forecasts that were commonplace in 2009 and 2010. Instead of spiraling into a new Depression, the economy has continued...

What will aging boomers and millennials mean for economic growth?

What will aging boomers and millennials mean for economic growth?
latimes.com — The demographics of aging boomers and coming-of-age millennials will accelerate changes in the economy. The hard part is figuring whether they'll be good or bad for growth. The median age of the 75 million American baby boomers was 60 in 2015. The median age of millennials, who also number an estimated...

Bull market stalls; can it reignite in 2016?

Bull market stalls; can it reignite in 2016?
latimes.com — The year 2015 may end up best remembered for frustrating bulls and bears alike on Wall Street - and leaving little clarity for either about the new year. The six-year-old stock bull market stalled out as most major U.S. share indexes posted losses for the 12 months. That disappointed the optimists.

How you made money -- or didn't -- in 2015

How you made money -- or didn't -- in 2015
latimes.com — After three strong years in the U.S. stock market, 2015 was tougher going for many investors. Meanwhile, the bond market was riled ahead of the Federal Reserve 's first interest rate hike since 2006. And overseas, foreign markets were a mixed bag, with some surprising winners.

Tallying the winners and losers in a volatile year for markets

Tallying the winners and losers in a volatile year for markets
latimes.com — Major U.S. stock indexes are poised to end 2015 little changed for the year. But under that seemingly calm surface were some dramatic swings in global markets, making for some very big winners as well as big losers in stocks, bonds, commodities and other investments. Indeed, 2015 may be remembered...

Investing: Cash in on these cash-rich companies - Tulsa World: Business

Investing: Cash in on these cash-rich companies - Tulsa World: Business
tulsaworld.com — Sitting on cash and investments of $70 billion, the company has assured investors that however it spends the money, it will do so transparently. The reorganization financially separated the core Google businesses, which include search, Gmail, YouTube and the Android operating system, from the firm's more speculative ventures, such as health care innovations and driverless cars.
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May 01, 2016

Japanese stocks down hard again tonight as yen stays strong. Nightmare for Bank of Japan. bigcharts.marketwatch.com/quickchart/qui…

May 01, 2016

Emerging-mkts bond ETF $EMB up strongly this year. But also rallied early in 2014 + 2015, then bombed in 2nd halves. bigcharts.marketwatch.com/quickchart/qui…

May 01, 2016

With one-third of year over, U.S. " value" stocks funds are trouncing "growth" stock funds. Returns by fund sectors: news.morningstar.com/fund-category-…

May 01, 2016

It would all begin to make sense if we learned the entire roster of GOP candidates were replicants.It would all begin to make sense if we learned the entire roster of GOP candidates were replicants.

Apr 30, 2016

@jbarnyla Somewhat. There is always a day of reckoning. Question is when and who pays.

Apr 30, 2016

@jbarnyla Yes. Unless they're permabears. If the latter they've cost their clients massive sums.

Apr 29, 2016

If you missed it, this Q&A with bond guru Jeff Gundlach is worth reading ... including his comments on Trump. httptablet.fuw.ch/article/negati…

Apr 29, 2016

Right on: "Prior to ZeroHedge, there wasn’t nearly enough skepticism in the media. Now, there may be too much." thereformedbroker.com/2016/04/29/why…

Apr 29, 2016

California reminds GOP that we matter, because nobody riots like us.California reminds GOP that we matter, because nobody riots like us.


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