Researchers find that mutual fund managers from poor families consistently achieve better investment results than fund managers from wealthier backgrounds.
By Making Sen$e Editor
Millions of baby boomers who are set to retire over the next few years may someday regret that they did not pay more attention to the tax implications of their mutual fund investments during their working lives.
By Kristen Doerer
By PBS NewsHour
Photo by Cultura/yellowdog via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Friday's comes from a reader at Next Avenue. The NewsHour has partnered with…
By Paul Solman
Question: You recently did a piece on savings, and it made me wonder. Every month, I shunt some money automatically into mutual funds (nothing to do with an official retirement account). The portion that is in a money market…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Federal Reserve took new steps Tuesday to loosen struggling credit markets, authorizing a new plan to inject liquidity into money markets as the government continued to search for ways to ease a global financial crisis.
Question/Comment: If you had a high tolerance for risk, and you had a mutual fund, which you purchased in one lump sum, and it was down 33 percent, would you put more money into it to make it more like…
The country's stock market has been unsteady and unpredictable in recent weeks. The NewsHour talks to two financial experts about the market's uneven pattern and what it might mean for the American economy.
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