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F Marc Ruiz

Strong dollar, stock market flout conventional wisdom

One of the more complicated areas of the financial world is currency markets. The currency market actually dwarfs both the stock and bond markets and affects almost every other part of the economy, all without being noticed by the typical investor/consumer day to day.

September 25, 2014 4:14 pm

Change tax policy to avoid inversions

Inversion. Not a word I use regularly in conversation, except for this week.

August 07, 2014 4:11 pm

Stock market, though stressful, a good investment

The past 14 years have provided an almost perfect and complete laboratory for learning important investment notions and concepts.

March 27, 2014 4:31 pm

Debt limit looms in shadow of Syria, other issues

So what happens if they close the government and nobody notices? Life goes on and we are vibrantly reminded the Federal government is actually not a proxy for our American society, but rather just an expensive provider of limited civil services?

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Government-backed home mortgages could become obsolete

On Aug. 6 President Obama gave a speech in which he addressed the future of the housing market in the U.S., specifically in the context concerning the future of the much-maligned Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

August 15, 2013 2:36 pm

Coming year may see return to moderation in investing

As I discussed last week, 2013 will be my eighth year writing “Your Mind on Money,” and at the end of each year I have done a predictions column outlining some economic and financial market expectations for the coming year. At the end of each year I also grade myself on how I did with last y…

December 28, 2012 12:00 am

Positive economic breeze wafting in the region

I talk to many people every week, people at different life stages, people with different political outlooks and people with varying levels of business acumen.

September 07, 2012 12:00 am

How to save for, during college

This month my family has started down a new, good and expensive road. The new road involves college, and on Aug. 12 I dropped my oldest daughter off at Purdue for her freshman year.

August 24, 2012 12:00 am

What will 'Obamacare' mean to average person?

Now that the suspense over regarding whether the Affordable Care Act legislation, aka "Obamacare," will survive the legal test is passed, it’s time to begin looking at the bill from a financial planning point of view, attempting to discern what this law will mean to people in various life stages.

July 05, 2012 1:17 pm

Investors seem once again motivated by profits, not fear

Investors need to be aware of some interesting and emerging trends this week and how these trends, if they continue, could affect investment strategies in important ways going forward.

March 15, 2012 12:44 pm
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