Investments

The Nasdaq 100, QQQ, Facebook Nightmare

Buy low, sell high - at the most fundamental level, isn't that what we'd all like to do when investing? Then how appealing does it sound to buy an investment that, by design, might actually be doing the opposite? For a value investor, it's a nightmare scenario.

When 0% is OK

Not surprisingly, I've had a few conversations with clients about the lousy rates being paid on savings accounts and money-market balances and, to a lesser extent, short-term bonds. For money-market funds especially, the interest rate might as well be zero. Let's take a look at why 0% can be OK.

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