Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:15:01 EDTNEW YORK - Wells Fargo, which has stood by its foreclosure paperwork for weeks as other major lenders discovered errors and halted sales, conceded Wednesday it had discovered some flaws in its documents as well.
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:39:03 EDTSince the financial crisis broke out two years ago, unhappy investors in mortgage securities have struggled to organize themselves and achieve a common goal - force big banks to buy back loans that went bad because of shoddy lending practices.
Sat, 09 Oct 2010 17:22:00 EDTWoo-boy, did that thing ever turn around. Remember the slog of August? Punishing heat. Lousy returns. A limp recovery. The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index ended the month down 5.9 percent for the year. Just four weeks later, the broadest measure of U.S. stocks had rallied to end the third q...
Sun, 03 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTInvestors have reemerged with brute force in the Washington region's real estate market over the past few months, triggering bidding wars in some neighborhoods teeming with foreclosed properties and hindering traditional home buyers such as Melissa Diggins.
Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EDTNEW YORK, Oct. 14 -- Wall Street may be cheering the rally in the U.S. stock market, but many individual investors watched the Dow Jones industrial average soar past the 10,000 mark Wednesday on the sidelines.
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:00:00 EDTUnited Airlines is planning a major purchase of new airplanes in the next few years, a sign that corporate America may once again be developing an appetite for new investment.
Sun, 12 Apr 2009 00:00:00 EDTDo the old rules of investing still apply? "Buy and hold" has proved a good method for cutting your wealth in half. Regularly rebalancing a portfolio has sent money straight to sectors, such as financial-company stocks, that plunged steeply. And, though it's said that no one can successfully time...
Sun, 15 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EDTNEW YORK Bond guru Bill Gross says he's sold off all the stocks in his retirement portfolio, down to the very last share. The world as we know it, he says, has "changed almost overnight." But legendary stock-picker Peter Lynch thinks bargains are so plentiful now, "you feel like a mosquito in a ...
Fri, 26 Dec 2008 00:00:00 ESTThe bubble pops. Stock markets tumble. Investors flee.
Sun, 09 Nov 2008 00:00:00 ESTJapan's individual investors, armed with $7 trillion in bank deposits, piled into shares trading at their cheapest valuations ever last month, even as the global credit crisis prompted overseas fund managers to sell out.
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:00:00 EDTIt has been a whirlwind year for the financial world, with some of the nation's most iconic institutions falling from distinction to extinction. What started as a mortgage crisis affecting some people has turned into a global crisis affecting all people, and average Americans are trying to make s...
Fri, 19 Sep 2008 00:00:00 EDTT he phones were jangling at financial advisers' offices across the Washington area yesterday. That was no different from the day before -- or many other days in recent weeks -- as the biggest financial crisis in years has average investors seeking answers to the most pressing pocketbook questions.
Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:00:00 EDTThe stunning events rattling the financial markets are raising a lot of questions about the average person's finances. We talked to several experts to find some answers.
Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 EDTThe turmoil sweeping through the financial markets has left many people worried about their own stocks, bank accounts, and retirement funds. The tottering of investment bank Lehman Brothers, the weakening cash position of AIG, and the purchase of Merrill Lynch -- all taking shape over the weekend...
Sun, 27 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EDTJason Gerbsman and his wife, Lauren, began thinking about buying a home just as the housing market began to slump two years ago. The couple, who were renting an apartment in the District, had saved a "substantial" amount for a down payment. But they wondered whether real estate was the best way t...
Sun, 02 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTIn a single week, the stock market managed both to rouse fear and inspire hope.
Fri, 05 Oct 2007 00:00:00 EDTThe largest corporate frauds in recent history could not have happened without the brainpower of accountants, bankers and lawyers who partnered with executives at the troubled firms. Often, these third-party businesses are the only wealthy sources left for investors to tap after such schemes unravel...
Sun, 13 May 2007 00:00:00 EDTArchitect Kendall Wilson believes in protecting the environment. When he designs a house or office building, he makes a point of using energy-efficient designs and sustainable materials, such as bamboo instead of oak.
Sun, 13 May 2007 00:00:00 EDTFor more information about socially responsible investment options, investors can visit the following Web sites:
Sun, 04 Feb 2007 00:00:00 ESTSix years ago, only about 8 cents of every new dollar flowing into U.S. stock funds was invested overseas. Silicon Valley and its microchip-studded stocks were the hot destination. Now, that number is hovering around 77 cents, as American investors look longingly at soaring returns in international markets....
Sun, 09 Jul 2006 00:00:00 EDTAfter a quarter such as the past one, when equity markets worldwide climbed to multiyear highs, dropped like a stone and then bounced, what's a small investor to do?
Fri, 31 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTSeeking to apply lessons from the Dubai ports controversy, an influential Senate panel yesterday approved a bill that would tighten scrutiny of foreign takeovers while dropping several provisions that U.S. business leaders feared would dampen investment from abroad.
Tue, 07 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTMiddle Eastern investment in the United States is once again picking up steam, showing big gains since the tense period following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. And while some takeovers are triggering alarm -- most famously, the purchase by a Dubai-owned company of a seaports management...
Thu, 02 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTMembers of Congress from both parties yesterday demanded the right to reject the Dubai ports deal after the Bush administration completes a 45-day investigation of the transaction, the clearest sign to date that the controversy may lead to significant changes in the system governing investment from...
Sat, 13 Aug 2005 00:00:00 EDTBAY OF JIQUILISCO, EL SALVADOR -- Today a delegation of Americans is scheduled to cruise the blue waters here by motorboat, walk on sandy undeveloped beaches and drink fresh coconut milk from a sprawling grove with unpaved roads.
Sun, 04 Jul 2004 00:00:00 EDTAlthough investing is a subtle and complicated endeavor, everyone can benefit from a simple set of rules and principles. One of my favorite portfolio managers, Thomas K. Brown, chief executive of Second Curve Capital, a New York hedge fund that specializes in financial stocks, recently sent clients a little booklet called "My Ten Rules," guidelines for building "a long-term successful track record."
Wed, 30 Jun 2004 00:00:00 EDTStruggling artists use avant-garde techniques to fund work, harnessing methods more familiar to Wall Street than New York's Museum Mile.
Sun, 13 Jun 2004 00:00:00 EDTWhen inflation bumps up rates, some sectors are proven winners.
Sun, 09 May 2004 00:00:00 EDTThe company's REIT pays a whopping 10.1 percent dividend.
Sun, 01 Feb 2004 00:00:00 ESTDiversified financial services firms have done 50 times better than the market as a whole since 1967.
Sun, 25 Jan 2004 00:00:00 ESTFor many investors computer-based stock-picking makes sense, especially when for some reason -- like mortality -- you can't hire the guru you really want.
Sun, 21 Dec 2003 00:00:00 ESTIn investing, you can't make a lot of money betting on what everyone already knows. Favorites don't pay off big.
Sun, 09 Mar 2003 00:00:00 ESTWith war imminent, it is best to stick to the basics.
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 00:00:00 ESTStocks return more than three times as much as bonds after inflation, and over long periods the risk profiles of the two assets are about the same.
Sun, 05 Jan 2003 00:00:00 ESTWhether times are good or bad, financial health always begins with this simple idea: Your goals determine your investments.