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  • Many funds could be riskier than you think

    That mutual fund you bought, figuring it would shield you from pain in the stock market, may turn out to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. I'm talking about the mutual funds in 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts and 529 college savings plans...
  • Investing: Get 3 percent with low risk

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Wary investors have fallen in love with floating-rate bond funds. And no wonder: The funds pay a decent yield and are designed to protect against rising interest rates, which just about everyone expects once the Federal...
  • New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker

    New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker
    As a corporate executive, Roland Smith is a fixer, repairing beleaguered companies. In his leisure time, he also embraces risk, climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. In the Army, he was a test pilot. Analysts and merger experts say Smith, 59, may...
  • Amazon Orders First Drama Pilots, Licenses TNT's 'Falling Skies' Season 3

    Amazon Studios is stepping up competition with Netflix's originals by greenlighting production of its first two hour-long drama pilots -- apocalyptic thriller "The After" from Chris Carter ("The X-Files") and cop procedural "Bosch" -- and also announced...
  • Harris: Lefkofskys join the Giving Pledge

    A few years ago, at the Allen & Co. conference for media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett asked to sit down with then-Groupon Chairman Eric Lefkofsky and his wife, Liz, to talk about giving away half their wealth. Liz...
  • Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014

    Muni bond fund forecast: Cloudy in 2014
    With interest rates set to rise, many on Wall Street are wondering if the municipal bond market is in for another pummeling as 2014 gets underway. Investors couldn't get out fast enough last year. Bonds from states, cities and counties suffered their...
  • Small firms' stocks soared in 2013, outpacing the broader market

    Small firms' stocks soared in 2013, outpacing the broader market
    NEW YORK — It's been a fantastic time for stocks, but it's been even better for shares of small companies like Zale Corp. The small Texas company's shares rocketed more than 280% last year, propelled by investors who expect lovebirds to...
  • Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice

     Actively managed mutual funds fall short again — and investors notice
    In the last five years, stock mutual fund managers had two big opportunities to show how much they deserved your money — and trust. First, they could have limited your losses in the harrowing 2008-09 market crash. Second, they could have...
  • Large-cap growth funds most resilient in 2011

    Large-cap growth funds have held up better than most other types of stock funds in 2011. Previously ignored, big-name companies that have rapidly rising earnings become more attractive in uncertain times than their riskier small-cap counterparts....
  • Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly

    Festival building a culture of ideas-- quickly
    Of the many ideas at Chicago Ideas Week, the biggest one to catch on may be Chicago Ideas Week itself. We've reached Year Three of this annual festival of discussions, demonstrations and interactive experiences, and what recently seemed new now feels...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

     Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests
    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • MarksJarvis: Gold prices have precious few ways to break their fall

    MarksJarvis: Gold prices have precious few ways to break their fall
    In a shocking loss for individuals who thought they could count on gold to keep them safe, investment statements arriving in household mailboxes soon will show people the unthinkable. In three months investors in gold have lost 23 percent. The loss is...