Tag Archives: return on investment

Saving: A logical response to uncertainty

LISTEN: Saving: A logical response to uncertainty (mp3audio) (3:54 min) A July 29, 2010 USA Today article noted that “Rather than investing in their future, companies are piling up cash and collecting practically zero interest on the money.” The December … Continue reading

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Blips on the Financial Radar

LISTEN (mp3audio) (20:16 min) Buzzwords, Trends, and Unintended Consequences Here are a few financial particulars currently receiving a fair amount of attention in the financial press: BUZZWORD: PHASED RETIREMENT The combination of a struggling economy and declining asset values has … Continue reading

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5-Minute Financial Thought

LISTEN: mp3 audio (6:44 min) 5-MINUTE FINANCIAL THOUGHT: Suppose you could swap all your financial assets in exchange for a contract that guarantees you a risk-free return for the next 50 years. What is the minimal annual rate of return … Continue reading

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The Ugly Math of One Bad Year

Here’s an easy riddle: Up. Down. Down some more. Up. Down – in a hurry. Up. Up again. Down, then up in the same day. Who am I? a. A schizophrenic b. The stock market c. A roller coaster d. … Continue reading

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