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As seen in:  LA Times, Tulsa World

I'm a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times (1990-2011), now an independent investor, writer and consultant. Love LA -- esp. when it rains.

7 Best Dividend Stocks of the Dow

m.kiplinger.com — Prev Next After last year's spectacular stock market rally, many investors have relearned this year that share price gains aren't guaranteed. That should foster a new appreciation for cash dividends-particularly among older investors, who will need rising income in retirement.

Investing Quarterly: Where to invest for growth?

latimes.com — When Internet stock analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley wrote their 2001 investment outlook in December 2000, they laid out glowing assessments of the future for Yahoo Inc. and rival America Online. There would be "a few huge winners" in the long run among Internet names, and Yahoo and AOL fit the bill, Morgan Stanley said.

Big-name stocks have lagged the bull market run the last 3 years

latimes.com — When investors think of "growth" stocks, some classic American names usually come to mind: Coca-Cola Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., McDonald's Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. But many of those classics have taken a back seat in the bull market's advance over the last three years.

Investing: great growth stocks - Tulsa World: Money Power

tulsaworld.com — Buying shares of a growth company early in its run to greatness is the holy grail of stock picking. But after the market's phenomenal five-year bull run, finding undiscovered gems today is no easy feat. So we hunted for companies that could keep flying high but whose share prices relative to expected earnings are still reasonable for a long-term investor.

Some ideas for investors on how to cope with low interest rates

latimes.com — It's a good bet that millions of Americans would be thrilled to earn just 5% again at the corner bank. Good luck with that. If interest rates are stuck near current low levels for years to come, as many Wall Street pros predict, investors and savers may need a new game plan.

Why interest rates may stay very low for a lot longer

latimes.com — Since the financial crash of 2008, one of the biggest guessing games in the U.S. economy and markets has centered on interest rates - and when they would finally rise from the historic lows that followed the Great Recession. But year after year, analysts who predicted a sustained rebound in rates have been foiled.

Stock market grinds out gains in first half

latimes.com — It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after surging late in 2013.

Stock market grinds out gains in first half

latimes.com — It was a slow grind, but U.S. stocks posted gains in the second quarter and first half, extending the bull run into a sixth year. In a surprise, investors also were rewarded for sticking with bonds, as interest rates resumed their decline after surging late in 2013.

This could be the right time for 'go-anywhere' mutual funds

latimes.com — Over the last six years, roaring bears and raging bulls both have had their turns to be right about financial markets. But investing success in the next market phase could be far more about pinpointing individual opportunities than riding a wave.

Baby boomer market bust?

articles.latimes.com — As 70 million people born between 1946 and 1964 begin retiring, the big question is: Will they bail out of stocks and other assets to pay for their golden years? For the last 40 years or so, many baby boomers have saved and invested diligently for their retirement.
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Nov 22, 2014

RT @romenesko: Tribune Publishing rescinds its Discretionary Time Off policy after getting "valuable input from employees." jimromenesko.com/2014/11/21/tri…

Nov 21, 2014

Troubling signs in Europe's junk bond mkt. May explain recent US junk mkt jitters. mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-2…

Nov 21, 2014

"Move along, nothing to see here" ... says GOP-led House committee on Benghazi. Yes, you read that right. bigstory.ap.org/article/ecc3a3…

Nov 21, 2014

Buy yourself a bigger turkey this yr if you own these Dow stocks: Intel +37% ytd UnitedHealth +28% Microsoft +28% Nike +24% Home Depot +19%

Nov 21, 2014

Obama, Bush, Clinton, Reagan all are arguments for amending Constitution: One 6-yr term for prez, then out. Last 2 yrs of 2nd term are hell.

Nov 21, 2014

Peak Oil? Tell that to the McClintock Well in Pennsylvania, still pumping after 153 years. mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-2…

Nov 20, 2014

In money-laundering probe, feds want names of Wynn casinos' biggest customers from 2011 through 2013. online.wsj.com/articles/wynn-…

Nov 20, 2014

Hmmm. Despite stocks' rally, junk bonds down for five straight days. Nearing early-Oct. lows. $JNK ETF: bigcharts.marketwatch.com/quickchart/qui…

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