Investing

What to Expect When You are Investing

As an economist, I can tell you that forecasting is easy – it’s the accuracy part that’s hard! When there are so many different...

Is Your Investment Style Age-Appropriate?

For those of you who follow such things, a recent make-up trend was “artfully sloppy”. Mascara applied with a heavy hand, caked lashes casting nocturnal shadows...

Does Your Portfolio Manager Pass the 5-Year Test?

A good first impression goes a long way. It can get you a good table at a popular restaurant. It can give you an edge...

Voting with Our Wallets

At one time, we worried about owning trendy shoes. Today, a growing number of consumers wonder if their fancy footwear was made by a...

Bewitched by VIX: How to Handle Market Volatility

The stock market and professional sports have plenty in common.  You can build complex statistical models that attempt to predict the winners and losers,...

Women Who Smashed the Diamond Ceiling

Think of the word “billionaire” and odds are, the image of a man pops into your head. It’s not an unfair assumption: according to...

Learning the Alpha, Beta & Delta of Investment Lingo

I hate to break it to you, but that high school Greek that you thought you had left behind forever is back! As an...

The Tell-All Guide to Investing with ETFs

The first exchange-traded fund in the world, called TIPS, was launched on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 1990. (Yeah, Canada!) Back then, choosing an...

The More, The Better! When Weight Gain is a Good Thing

As a woman over 50, I can vouch that weight gain does not usually bring happiness. Yet, as an investor, it’s all about gains—the...