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What Investors Can Learn From the Oil Bust

What Investors Can Learn From the Oil Bust

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig |  11:05 am ET  Dec. 11, 2015 The implosion in energy prices has devastated many investors’ portfolios. If only it would also devastate old ways of thinking. As oil sank below $37 this past week, the share prices of dozens of energy limited partnerships were down at least 50% for the year. Many income-craving...

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Don’t Let Your Charitable Donation Go to Waste

Don’t Let Your Charitable Donation Go to Waste

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet By Jason Zweig | 2:14 pm ET  Dec. 4, 2015 Give from the heart, but use your head. This past week, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced that over the rest of their lifetimes they would donate to charity 99% of their holdings of stock in the company, now worth $45 billion. They...

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Home Is Where the Heart Is, Not Where the Returns Are

Home Is Where the Heart Is, Not Where the Returns Are

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Featured |

Photo Credit: Jason Zweig By Jason Zweig | 12:54 pm ET  Dec. 1, 2015 My Thanksgiving-weekend column meditating on the pleasures and sorrows of home ownership, “The Real Value of a Home,” drew remarkably diverse comments from readers. Several commenters raised points I would like to address. Poor Choice wrote: “…maybe there are such dramatic structural...

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The Real Value of a Home

The Real Value of a Home

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

Image Credit: Noah Spivak By Jason Zweig | 2:00 pm ET  Nov. 27, 2015 Dear Grandchildren, At least a decade before any of you are likely to be born, I’m writing to tell you things about home and family that took me decades to understand. These days, Americans aren’t so interested in buying homes. The proportion of people who own one is around its lowest...

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A Letter to My Unborn Grandchildren

The Real Value of a Home

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured |

Image Credit: Noah Spivak By Jason Zweig | 2:00 pm ET  Nov. 27, 2015 Dear Grandchildren, At least a decade before any of you are likely to be born, I’m writing to tell you things about home and family that took me decades to understand. Already, in 2015, as the rate of home ownership has slipped to its lowest level since the 1960s, some economists think it...

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