About

Robert Carlson is editor of the monthly newsletter and Web site, Retirement Watch. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County Employees' Retirement System, which has over $3 billion in assets, and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System, which oversaw $42 billion in assets, from 2001-2005. His latest book is Personal Finance for Seniors for Dummies (with Eric Tyson). Previous books include Invest Like a FoxNot Like a Hedgehog and The New Rules of Retirement.


Content from Robert Carlson

DoubleLine: Safety Play with Floating Rates?
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We don’t want to own traditional bond funds, because they’re going to lose value as interest rates rise, ca…

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WCM Focused: A Favorite for International Growth
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One fund that’s been earning strong returns without making headlines is WCM Focused International Growth (WCMRX)…

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The Right "Price" for Latin American Investing
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U.S. stocks have done well, but they aren’t the only strong investment in the world. International stocks and com…

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Gundlach, DoubleLine & Floating Rates
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Bonds have been tumbling since interest rates hit lows in July 2016, and the decline accelerated after the election. Th…

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Top Picks 2017: Mairs & Power Growth
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Stock investors need to be more selective in 2017. The dollar is likely to remain strong against most other currencies…

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Top Picks 2017: T. Rowe Price New Era
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The commodity bear market, especially in oil, ended in 2016. The typical commodity bear market ends when prices collap…

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Income Solutions: Closed-End Discount
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This closed-end fund was declining in value before the election, likely because of fears of rising interest rates, not…

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DoubleLine's Play on Total Return
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Long-term bonds, utility stocks, real estate investment trusts and other interest-sensitive investments tumbled the la…

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