Archive for October, 2012

I want to call your attention to a story published in Bloomberg Markets magazine, called Duping the Donors. It’s especially relevant now, as the yearend phone calls and mailers from charities start picking up. Many major charities hire fundraisers who keep 90 percent or more of the money you give. In some campaigns, they keep 100 […]

How will the presidential election affect the stock market? You can’t predict specific gains or losses by party. In theory, Republicans are supposed to be better for business. In practice, stocks (hence company profits) have risen more under Democrats. The best returns since World War II were chalked up under Clinton’s two terms. So far, […]

Buying individual stocks is a loser’s game. You can’t know what’s going on inside individual companies, including the companies you work for. Employees of Enron held stock that they found out, too late, was a fraud. Employee-shareholders of Citigroup and other banks had no idea what a mess management was making of their investments. How could […]

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The Number by Lee Eisenberg

THE book to read, when you’re puzzling over how much to save for retirement.

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