Going Global

Looking to boost your investment returns and lower your risk? Try looking overseas. International stocks offer better value than their U.S. counterparts on a variety of time-tested measures. And, contrary to received wisdom, if you invest globally in a sensible […]

Using Index Funds

Regular readers of my columns and books know that, with tedious predictability, I recommend index funds. But which ones should you buy? The choice has ballooned over the past decade. Today, there are 319 stock and bond index-mutual funds and […]


Just in time for Halloween, a research institute has published some downright scary data about how some people are investing in their individual retirement accounts. Fifty-six percent of IRA owners had either all of their IRA money in stocks or […]