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Finances and the Aging Brain

Finances and the Aging Brain

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Blog, Columns |

By Jason Zweig | March 28, 2014 12:12 p.m. ET Bruce Martin is nobody’s fool. The former chairman of the chemistry department at the University of Virginia is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and a textbook on biophysical chemistry. After a lifetime of diligent saving, Martin, 84, is also a wealthy man, with several million dollars in...

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What I Learned from Daniel Kahneman

What I Learned from Daniel Kahneman

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Blog, Books, Posts |

  By Jason Zweig Unedited version of guest post, edge.org, March 27, 2014   In the nearly two years that I worked with Danny on the book that became Thinking, Fast and Slow, many things amazed me about this man whom I had believed I already knew well: his inexhaustible mental energy, his complete comfort in saying “I don’t...

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Will Stock Buybacks Bite Back?

Will Stock Buybacks Bite Back?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Blog, Columns |

By Jason Zweig  5:19 pm ET Mar 21, 2014 Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/03/21/will-stock-buybacks-bite-back/ As the bull market soars ever higher, investors face big competition for buying the shares of companies—and it comes from the companies themselves. Last year, the corporations in the Russell 3000, a broad U.S....

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Inside the Madness of the Stock Market

Inside the Madness of the Stock Market

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog, Posts |

By Jason Zweig 10:00 am ET  Mar 20, 2014 One of the best cartoons about investing ever published is this one, by the artist KAL, or Kevin Kallaugher: Originally printed in the Baltimore Sun on Oct. 17, 1989, after U.S. stocks dropped 6.9% on Oct. 13, it still circulates widely on Wall Street. (“The nation’s most important financial institution” was the New...

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Lessons from the Bull Market

Lessons from the Bull Market

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in Blog, Posts |

Image credit: Thomas Rowlandson, “Dr. Syntax Pursued by a Bull,” 1812   By Jason Zweig, Joe Light and Liam Pleven March 7, 2014 5:57 p.m. ET   Do you remember how you felt about the stock market on March 9, 2009? Evidence suggests many investors have blocked out those fearful times. Five years after the S&P 500 hit its lowest...

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