Will Technology Make Us All Jobless?

According to a recent study at Oxford University, nearly half of U.S. jobs are at risk of computerization. 45% of America’s occupations will be automated away over the next two decades.

That sounds scary, and my bet is that it […] Continue Reading…

Is the E-Cigarette Revolution Getting Stubbed Out?

Earlier this year, I asked if e-cigarettes would relight Big Tobacco’s prospects. My answer was an unequivocal “no.”

Rather than being a durable growth business for Altria (MO), Reynolds American (RAI) or Lorillard (LO), e-cigarettes seem to be yet another […] Continue Reading…

Social Media for Money Managers and Financial Bloggers

If you manage money professionally–or write about it–then using social media has become part of your day job.  Think about Carl Icahn tweeting about his decision to buy Apple (AAPL) or of Twitter tweeting to announce its own IPO. […] Continue Reading…

I Hate ObamaCare

I hate ObamaCare—but probably not for the reasons you might think.

I’m not an Obama basher, and I consider the latest republican threats to shut down the government unless ObamaCare is defunded to be a carnival sideshow.  But nonetheless, I […] Continue Reading…

VIDEO: Reasons to Stay Invested This Fall

Last week, I spoke with Covestor’s Mike Tarsala to give my outlook for the rest of 2013.

From Covestor’s Smarter Investing blog:
“You can always talk your way out of investing,” Sizemore says. “The best antidote to that kind of thinking […] Continue Reading…