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  • Apple sparks renewed interest in dividend-paying stocks

    Apple sparks renewed interest in dividend-paying stocks
    Apple made headlines again last week, but this time they weren't entirely about the new iPad. The tech behemoth announced that it would start paying a quarterly dividend worth $2.65 per share beginning in July. That amounts to nearly $10 billion to be...
  • Risky business in the classroom

    Risky business in the classroom
    In 2008, I transitioned from professional practice to academia. Since then, I have been privileged to teach at several fine universities in theWashington, D.C.area. For me, the difficult economic times have had a silver lining in that they have given me...
  • In volatile market, some see bargains, others, pitfalls

    As the Dow took another 400-point tumble Thursday, Baltimore money manager David Stepherson found himself talking one client out of selling everything. "I advised him that it would not be a good idea because our view of things is that this is going to be...
  • Some investors still on sidelines

    Some investors still on sidelines
    After a brutal third quarter in which the United States saw an unprecedented downgrade of its credit, many weary investors are staying on the sidelines. Despite encouraging signs about new unemployment claims in recent days, uncertainty remains as the...
  • The Interview: Randall M. Griffin has overseen growth of COPT

    The Interview: Randall M. Griffin has overseen growth of COPT
    He's led the Columbia-based company through two recessions and overseen its growth into a nationally known developer with $5 billion in assets and a specialty in high-security buildings for defense agency and defense contractor tenants. In March, Randall...
  • A cleaner energy future

    A cleaner energy future
    Smart investors — including big firms placing millions and billions of dollars of their clients' money — know to look for long-term growth that gets ahead of emerging trends. That time-tested approach makes a great deal of sense today in...
  • Immigration reform left an orphan

    If the Obama administration proceeds to electoral doom, blame rests on its surrender to its financiers and campaign organizers: Wall Street and public employee and construction unions. A Democratic administration in control of Congress which for two years...
  • T. Rowe Price reports 3Q profit increase

    Baltimore money manager T. Rowe Price reported on Tuesday a nearly 10 percent increase in third-quarter profit, but clients withdrew more money than they put into mutual funds and other investments for the first time in nearly three years. Price missed...
  • New IRS reporting requirements kick in for fund firms in 2012

    If you own mutual funds outside a retirement account, you likely have heard from the investment companies asking you to choose your math. The companies want you to select the method they should use to calculate your "cost basis" — how much you paid...
  • Legg Mason posts first quarterly loss since 2009

    Legg Mason Inc. reported Friday that it lost $9.5 million in the first quarter, citing the costs of restructuring debt and launching two funds. On a per-share basis, the Baltimore-based investment firm lost 7 cents. Total revenues for the quarter reached...
  • Mossburg doesn't let facts get in the way of her conclusion

    Marta Mossburg wrote in a recent Frederick News Post column that "people like easy answers" where "facts … often play a minor supporting role in our decision-making process." Ironically, she proves her point in a different column appearing the same...
  • Longtime T. Rowe manager Robert Gensler to retire

    Longtime T. Rowe Price money manager Robert Gensler is retiring at the end of the year after 19 years with the Baltimore company. Gensler, 54, a Baltimore native, has managed the $591 million T. Rowe Price Global Stock Fund since 2005. Previously, he...