Personal Finance

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Stocks of supermarket companies took a dive last week on news that the great ... Webvan, which was the biggest tech IPO in history at the time before it flamed out. ... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio manager for...
Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017
It's an increasingly complex world, and young people transitioning from high school to college and into the working world are faced with momentous ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Personal Finance: Shed a tear for OPEC ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio manager for Barnett Investment Advisors in ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Personal Finance: Leveraged ETFs are land mines for your portfolio ... 0.03 percent, and many discount brokers now offer commission-free versions. ... Suppose an index fund tracking the S&P and an inverse (short) two-times ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio...
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A $5 million shakedown by a couple of local investment brokers serves once again to remind us just how important it is to observe some basic precautions before entering into any investment relationship...  
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Personal Finance: Why health care reform is hard ... The Affordable Care Act is collapsing in real time, but not for lack of good intentions. ... Most of us are willing to accept the judgment of the free market in allocating scarce ... Christopher A. Hopkins, CFA, is a vice president and portfolio...