Tag: Personal Investments

Opinion: Fall of a ‘value’ icon could be good for ‘value’

Wouldn’t it be funny if investors bailed on Charles de Vaulx’s mutual fund at exactly the wrong moment? De Vaulx, a near-legendary figure among conservative,...

How to choose investment funds—what to do, and what to avoid

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I’m 30. My wife is 34. We saved $350K and I have $350K saved for retirement. Should we pay cash for a home — or take out a mortgage and invest it?

Dear Quentin, After finishing graduate school, my wife and I decided to pay off all our debt before buying a home, or anything for that...

Opinion: If Social Security were a private retirement fund, we’d sue

One of the worst performing pension funds in the world last year was yours. And you probably didn’t even know it. All that money you’ve...

Don’t stop believing in bonds

Given the current doom and gloom, with the occasional spell of relief, over interest rates rising, does it still make sense to invest in bonds...

Opinion: These trading strategies can make the stock market’s trend your friend

An orchestrated short-squeeze on GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings lured traders into the stock market last month for a chance to strike it rich. Some...

Don’t worry, the GameStop-Reddit fiasco won’t tank your 401(k)

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I’m 55, tired of ‘soul-crushing jobs,’ have $1 million invested poorly — can I retire now?

I’ve been working since my senior year in high school and have finally hit the $1 million mark at the age of 55. I probably...

7 financial resolutions that can boost your wealth for a lifetime

Every year at this time, the financial media is filled with lists of how to be a better investor. This got me to thinking: If...

I’m 65, have $500,000 in cash, no ‘impressive’ work résumé and am terrified of investing — can I retire?

I’ll turn 65 in December, and I’d LOVE to retire. First, the good news:– I’m single and have no dependents (not even a pet). – I...

These 10 clunkers are my worst calls from a decade’s worth of investment advice

For those of us in the opinion writers’ trade, ‘tis the season to pound our chests for our prescience and don sackcloth and ashes for...

I’m 12 and in 7th grade. My parents are divorced, and I earn $10 a month from my podcast. What do you advise?

I am 12 and in the seventh grade. I run a small podcast and make $10 a month. I am thinking about investing in stocks,...

Five investing rules from a money manager who crushes the stock market — and his take on the best companies to own now

One of the great things about writing for MarketWatch is that I regularly get to interview smart people about the stock market to learn key...

Value stocks “worst for 100 years”

If you have any old-fashioned “value” or “equity income” funds in your 401(k), IRA or other retirement accounts, right about now you may be asking...

Why are pension funds investing in hedge funds?

Why do they keep doing it? Why do pension fund trustees keep doing this, and falling for one of the oldest games in the business?...

The market may have peaked so ‘head for the multiasset hills’ and buy these stocks, says fund manager

It may be time to ‘head for the multiasset hills.’ Getty Images We may have already seen the market highs this year and it’s time...

Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more

There aren’t many books about investing that remain relevant over 40 years after they were first published. Burton Malkiel’s A Random Walk Down Wall Street,...

Why silver is trading at a nearly 4-year high

Silver futures on Monday marked their highest settlement in nearly four years, buoyed by a sharp climb in investment demand as the metal continues to...

Why gold has become a ‘weapon of choice’ for investors

Gold prices have climbed to their highest levels in nearly nine years, with the precious metal seen as a ‘weapon of choice’ for gold investors...

How negative interest rates help gold act like a ‘risk-on’ asset as it pushes toward all-time high

Gold is traditionally thought of as a haven asset — a safe port in a storm. But that hasn’t stopped it from rising to a...