Rob Spielman

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It's Time to Sell These 5 Toxic Stocks

BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- As an investor, there's nothing more frustrating than losing money during a period when the broad market is up -- even when …

Widening Chasm Between Stock Prices and Real Economy: Best of Kass

<i>Hey, I'm Cramer, welcome to "Mad Money," welcome to Cramerica, people want to make friends [at this point, Cramer adds an extra, original statement],</i> …

Paying For College: How To Position Assets To Qualify For More College Financial Aid

Should you reposition your assets to qualify for more college financial aid?<p>The best advice on positioning clients’ assets for financial aid is based on several factors, but first let’s clarify what type of financial aid the asset question pertains to. There are two types of college aid, need-based …

GOLDMAN: Here's how millennials will completely change the economy

Because of factors such as lower unemployment rates and student loan debt, millennials have deferred major life events like getting married, having kids and buying a home, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research found. However, millennials are getting increasingly ready for those milestones.<p>In …

Markets

Will The Fed Hike Rates In 2015?

I have written for about a year that the Fed will not be in a position to hike interest rates in 2015 because of economic conditions. By no stretch of the imagination can someone, who looks beneath the surface of the phony economic numbers issued by Washington, conclude that the economy is …

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

Firms are getting 20-somethings into stocks by making trading apps look like video games

Bright colors, cartoon graphics and the ability to trade risk-free with virtual credits are features of apps such as BUX and Kapitall, which eschew financial lingo and complex charts in favor of competitive head-to-head battles and motivational messages like "OMG!" after placing a trade.<p>While …

Stock Markets

5 Big Mistakes Investors Make When They Diversify

Diversification: That word is supposed to make investors feel warm and fuzzy.<p>A diversified investment portfolio “may provide the potential to improve [risk-adjusted] returns,” fund giant Fidelity Investments explained to its investors last summer, in an article that included several pretty pie …

Opinion: Stocks are near a bubble, but don’t panic — yet

The U.S. stock market nowadays is not like it was in the late 1990s,when a limited set of technology and large-cap issues reached unprecedented …

Will The Carbon Bubble Be The Next Financial Crisis?

The gross overvaluation of commodities companies, based on resources that they will never be able to extract from the ground, will lead to a new market crash and global financial crisis. That’s the warning in a new study released in Europe yesterday.<p>It comes from the Green party, and specifically a …

10 cheap energy stocks that could soar up to 202%

Where do you think the price of oil is headed?<p>There’s quite a difference of opinion among investors, analysts and pundits. On Monday, Citigroup …

Oil & Gas Industry

Opinion: You really don’t want to be dumping stocks right now

After the S&P 500 lost more than 3% in the month of January, it has become fashionable to talk about how the stock market’s best are behind us.<p>But …

How to Live a Happier Financial Life

For Sunday WSJ Readers, a Few Parting Words of Wisdom<p>It all comes down to this.<p>I wrote for the first edition of The Wall Street Journal Sunday. It seems fitting I should help bring down the curtain.<p>Parting thoughts? With my final 750 words, here are five notions that—I believe—are indispensable to …

Wall Street

Apple's Adjusted Gross Margins Highest Level Since June 2012

One of the analyses I do on Apple’s finances is to adjust the company’s reported gross margin for its warranty accruals. Apple’s warranty charges have ranged from 0.9% to 3.7% of total revenue since fiscal 2007. I believe it is worthwhile to understand the changes and dynamics to them as it can …

Very weird: Corporate bond rates go negative

There's only one way to describe what's going on in Europe right now: bizarre.<p>In an unprecedented event, the yield on Nestle's corporate debt went negative this week.<p>That means investors are essentially willing to pay for the right to park their cash in the safety of the Swiss chocolate company. …

Four Communications Trends in 2015

With all the options on the table today - paid media, social media, paid search, SEO, thought leadership, event marketing, cause marketing - which are the winners?<p>Even ten years ago, no one could have predicted the speed and clutter of communications businesses face every day. As a result, every …

Emirates Is Now Giving Airbus 43 Billion Reasons To Build A New Superjumbo Jet

And what the customer wants, the customer gets. At least that's what Emirates is hoping for.<p>Emirates wants an A380 "neo" — a superjumbo with newer, more fuel-efficient engines.<p>("Neo" is the designation that Airbus gives to aircraft models that have had their engines and aerodynamics upgraded.)<p>As …

Aviation

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Nutrition

Former oil exec: $5-a-gallon gas on the way

John Hofmeister attracted national attention in 2010 when he predicted that average U.S. gasoline prices would soar to $5 a gallon in 2012, thanks to rising crude oil prices. His forecast fell short, as the cost of filling up flirted with $4 in 2012, but never went higher.<p>Now, with national …

Oil

Toyota Wants Everyone to Know How It Made Its Hydrogen-Powered Car

Toyota announced Monday it will make available decades of research on its hydrogen-powered car to competitors in the auto industry, a move that the …

The Ex-Goldman Trader Who Correctly Shorted Subprime Mortgages During The Financial Crisis Has Made A New Bet

Now he's betting against something else: <b>high-yield bonds.</b><p>From The Wall Street Journal:<p>Joshua Birnbaum, the ex-Goldman Sachs Group Inc. trader who made bets against subprime mortgages during the financial crisis, now has more than $2 billion in wagers against high-yield bonds at his Tilden Park …

Markets