It’s Crazy Hate Mail Hour!

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You have to hand it to internet trolls. While their negativity can sometimes be a little abrasive, at least they… they… well, actually, I think of a single positive thing to say about them. They don’t add […] Continue Reading…

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Looking Beyond the 60/40 Portfolio in an Era of Low Returns

I wrote earlier this year that the 60/40 portfolio is dead. Well, rumors of its death were not greatly exaggerated. The 60/40 portfolio that served retired investors so well over the past 30 years is gone… and it’s not […] Continue Reading…

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Microsoft Buying LinkedIn: $26 Billion Down the Tubes?

I gave my thoughts to CNBC’s Martin Soong on Microsoft’s (MSFT) $26 billion takeover of LinkedIn (LNKD).

While I am a long-time Microsoft bull, the company has a terrible track record on acquisitions, including the $7 billion purchase of Nokia […] Continue Reading…

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In Defense of Hedge Funds…

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Hedge funds don’t get a lot of love these days. They’ve underperformed for years, and their fees — the standard is 2% of assets and 20% of profits — make them pariahs in the age of […] Continue Reading…

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Why Dividends Matter

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I like getting paid in cold, hard cash. And frankly, who doesn’t?

But stock dividends are more than just a quarterly paycheck. They are a way of doing things. I would go so far as […] Continue Reading…

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