Photo credit: Sboukatch, “San Diego,” Flickr Creative Commons By Jason Zweig | 7:30 am ET June 27, 2012 Lately I’ve been besieged by press releases telling me about the purportedly distinctive investing views of baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, the “millennials” and Generation Z. I realized that while I have a rough idea of what...Read More
Should Suze Orman’s Newsletter Partner Be Pumping His Ratings?
By Jason Zweig | 12:33 pm ET Jan. 23, 2012 This weekend’s Intelligent Investor column looked at The Money Navigator, an investing newsletter jointly owned by personal-finance guru Suze Orman and money manager Mark Grimaldi of Wappingers Falls, N.Y. It raised questions about the accuracy of some of the information on Grimaldi’s investment...Read More
A Fund Manager’s Home Cooking
Image Credit: George Shuklin, “Gas Flame” (Wikimedia Commons) By Jason Zweig | Updated June 15, 2012 6:20 pm ET Mutual funds bombard investors with detail — but still don’t always tell them what they need to know. Consider the case of Daniel J. Rice III, co-manager of several BlackRock funds that invest in...Read More
How Green Is BlackRock Fund Manager’s Family Business?
Image Credit: Jasper Francis Cropsey, “Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania,” 1864 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) By Jason Zweig | Jun 15, 2012 6:16 pm ET Rice Energy is the private company founded by BlackRock energy-fund manager Daniel J. Rice III to develop natural gas deposits — sometimes in collaboration, and sometimes in...Read More
Are Bond Rates on a Road to Nowhere?
Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | June 8, 2012 2:46 p.m. ET The “bond vigilantes” who once imposed law and order on financial markets are being run out of town. That means investors thirsting for a quick return to “normal” interest rates might stay parched for a long time to come. Throughout most of...Read More