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Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
Charitable-giving season is in full force. It's the time when many charities rely on the generosity of donors to make their budgets for the year and begin to fund their programs for the year ahead.
When you hear the term "mutual fund" what you are likely thinking about are Open-Ended Mutual Funds.
Ever since a California financial planner named William P. Bengen proposed it in 1994, retirees have relied on what's known as the 4% rule - if they withdraw 4% of their nest eggs the first year of retirement and adjust that amount for inflation thereafter, their money would last at least 30 years.
This is how John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Mutual Funds, begins the chapter titled "The Grand Illusion" in his 2007 book, "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing."
Happy Holidays. Yes, start celebrating the "Spirit of '14." Wall Street has glad tidings for investors everywhere ... USA Today's carolers are singing the good news: "Economy hotter than expected."
All the major indices have slipped lower, prompting the bears to start their dance of doom.
Goldman Sachs' asset management division is keen on showcasing its "liquid alternatives" mutual funds - meaning funds for nontraditional, hedge fund-like strategies.
Editor's Note: Introducing Kitco News' Invest Like The Experts Series, a weekly feature that will showcase investment gurus' top investm ent picks for the coming year.
Exchange traded funds, now widely held among investors both big and small, have gotten something of a reputation as keen trading tools.
Q. I want to get started on investing in the coming year and I am looking into index funds.
Deutsche Bank, which is quitting trading in most raw materials markets, will retain its near $9 billion commodities index fund business, a strategy industry experts said helps the German bank profit from fees and maintain ties with some of the largest investors.
The $2.5 trillion hedge-fund industry, whose money managers are among the finance world's highest paid, is headed for its worst annual performance relative to U.S. stocks since at least 2005.
An index measuring returns adjusted by price fluctuations shows the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has done better than every long-lived U.S. stock and mutual fund.
With U.S. manufacturing continuing to show strength, the "Made in America" investment theme is looking like a money-maker for stock buyers.
Our thoughts this time of year might be on shopping, college football and getting ready for the holidays.
As much as the mutual fund industry preaches the benefits of buy-and-hold investing, it's alarming how prone the industry is to pulling the rug out from under investors' feet.