Don’t Fear the Inflation Bugaboo Just Yet

The latest round of quantitative easing has stoked inflation fears, but neither of the two key signs points to higher prices anytime soon. More 

Investors in TIPS Funds Might Face a Rude Awakening

If you hold TIPS exchange-traded funds for inflation protection, you should think twice. You might be getting just the opposite. More 

How Much Better Are Exchange-Traded Funds Than Mutual Funds?

The conventional wisdom is that ETFs are a better option than mutual funds, but just how large is ETFs' performance advantage? More 

How Alternative Are ‘Alternative Assets’?

A look at the performance of "alternative" funds shows they fail to provide the diversification they promise. More 

4 Tips for Income Investors

These are tough times for income focused investors as interest rates have dragged down monthly cash flow and staying out of trouble has never been so hard More 

3 ETF Strategies to ‘Greek-Proof’ Your Money

As Greece edges ever closer to default, there’s plenty of gloom and doom to go around. Protect your portfolio with these three ETF tips. More 

Why the Fed’s Low Rates Led to Higher Rates

Here's why the effect of Bernanke & Co's. extended low-rate pledge was to trigger inflation fears, which sent long rates up. More