Archive for September, 2010

Stocks or Bonds for the Next 20 Years?

By • Sep 30th, 2010 • Category: 401K, Mutual Funds, Personal Investing, The Economic Scene

 Every poll I see that takes the pulse of investor sentiment says that the average investor is still shell-shocked by the all-too-recent Great Recession.  “Cash is king” has become the mantra of too many former stock market investors. And if not cash (meaning, money market mutual funds) then bonds or bond mutual funds are seen […]

Who Speaks for Small Business?

By • Sep 16th, 2010 • Category: The Economic Scene

One of the hottest of the hot button issues in the current political debate has to do with how to help small businesses. Those firms, the politicians tell us repeatedly, are the drivers of the economy. Yet when Pennsylvania’s Gov. Ed Rendell tried, over six years, to give a tax break to small businesses, he […]