Jim Jubak's latest articles on MSN Moneyhttp://money.msn.com/Read Jim Jubak's latest articles on economic trends, investing, stock tips and hot financial topics.2011 Microsoften-us60Financial writer Jim JubakThe Fed has no endgameWhenever tapering begins, the Federal Reserve will still face the bigger challenge of unwinding its $4 trillion balance sheet. That will shape the market and economy for years to come.Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-fed-has-no-endgameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-fed-has-no-endgameJim JubakRide this market's last-gasp rallyWith Fed money still rolling in, look for another six weeks of gains as a market that’s already advanced 25% this year melts up. Then get ready: A meltdown could follow.Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/ride-this-markets-last-gasp-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/ride-this-markets-last-gasp-rallyJim JubakWelcome to the 'Dirty Harry' marketThe Fed is no more out of ammo than Clint Eastwood in his prime. And with the economy looking shaky, don't bet that it will pull back on stimulus anytime soon.Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-dirty-harry-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/welcome-to-the-dirty-harry-marketJim JubakAfter the shutdown, a big rally?Assuming the shutdown ends without disaster, investors can expect a rally into December. But then old worries, like China and the Fed, will creep back in.Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/after-the-shutdown-a-big-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/after-the-shutdown-a-big-rallyJim JubakGet ready for the shutdown's endOdds are, the mess in Washington will be resolved short of an economic collapse. And investors who play it right could even turn a profit. Here’s how to start.Tue, 08 Oct 2013 01:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-the-shutdowns-endinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-the-shutdowns-endJim JubakNo Washington, no big deal?So far, the U.S. government shutdown (and similar political deadlock in Italy) hasn’t rattled the market. Here’s a look at how much calm we can expect before the storm.Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/no-washington-no-big-dealinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/no-washington-no-big-dealJim JubakVolatility ahead: Thank the FedExpect big short-term shifts among markets and assets as traders try to keep cheap money at work by maximizing rewards while limiting risks.Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/volatility-ahead-thank-the-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/volatility-ahead-thank-the-fedJim JubakBeware surprises in Fed's taperThe central bank has signaled a gradual reduction of stimulus. But Larry Summers' withdrawal from consideration as Fed chief is a reminder that public events don't always follow a script.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beware-surprises-in-feds-taperinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beware-surprises-in-feds-taperJim Jubak10 stocks for a difficult marketStrike a balance between the downside risks of bad news and the upside possibilities if trends break in a favorable direction.Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-for-a-difficult-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-for-a-difficult-marketJim Jubak 10 easy currency lessonsTo a greater extent than usual, the movement of currencies is driving the prices of global stocks and bonds and is shaping monetary policies in key emerging markets. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-easy-currency-lessonsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-easy-currency-lessonsJim JubakA good time to buy MLPsA modest tapering of the Fed's stimulus could come next month and produce a temporary rally in a variety of income vehicles.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/a-good-time-to-buy-mlpsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/a-good-time-to-buy-mlpsJim JubakDon't ditch dividend stocks yetYield hunters may be tempted to shun stocks ahead of the Fed's tapering. But companies likely to boost their payouts remain attractive.Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dont-ditch-dividend-stocks-yetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dont-ditch-dividend-stocks-yetJim JubakSeptember is stocks' cruelest monthThe market is due for a correction. But even if it gets one, stocks should resume rallying once the immediate crises are addressed. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/september-is-stocks-cruelest-monthinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/september-is-stocks-cruelest-monthJim JubakGet ready for deflationThe recovery from the financial crisis has produced a raft of unintended consequences. Quite possibly the biggest is the absence of inflation and the emergence of deflation.Mon, 29 Jul 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-deflationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/get-ready-for-deflationJim JubakAn unstable recovery built on debt Don't be fooled by the huge run in the US stock market and the rebound in the housing market. The financial crisis never really ended, and its effects continue to roil the global economy.Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/an-unstable-recovery-built-on-debtinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/an-unstable-recovery-built-on-debtJim JubakPerfect storm gathering in China?The slowing of the world's second-largest economy is sending shock waves around the globe. Here's what investors need to watch for as they try to stay out of the storm's path. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/perfect-storm-gathering-in-chinainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/perfect-storm-gathering-in-chinaJim JubakWe have a global growth crisisUnderstanding why global economies slowed simultaneously is the first task in devising an investment strategy for the decade ahead. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 23:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/we-have-a-global-growth-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/we-have-a-global-growth-crisisJim JubakMarket already misses BernankeAmid rumors that the Fed chief is on the way out, Wall Street is scared of losing the support Bernanke has been supplying to stocks.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/market-already-misses-bernankeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/market-already-misses-bernankeJim JubakMarket turmoil hasn't peaked yetIt may be tempting to try to get out front of the rally that would surely come when recent turmoil simmers down. Problem is, trouble is often followed by more trouble. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/market-turmoil-hasnt-peaked-yetinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/market-turmoil-hasnt-peaked-yetJim JubakNext bust creeps a little closerWhile the financial system appears inoculated against a global crisis, emerging markets are increasingly vulnerable. And there's at least one scenario in which a local crunch could trigger a global crisis. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/next-bust-creeps-a-little-closerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/next-bust-creeps-a-little-closerJim JubakBuying bonds -- after the crashIt's been a scary 6 weeks for anyone who owns bonds, and the long-term outlook for more carnage isn’t great for stocks, either. But the recent sell-off was extreme, so we could see a rally.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/buying-bonds-after-the-crashinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/buying-bonds-after-the-crashJim Jubak3 picks for the rally's last gaspEach of these stocks should get a lift from catalysts expected to kick in before the rally runs its course. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-picks-for-the-rallys-last-gaspinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-picks-for-the-rallys-last-gaspJim JubakYour guide to this summer's marketThe trend in US stocks appears downward because of expectations of what the Fed will do. But the consensus view is volatile. Here’s how to navigate the turmoil.Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/your-guide-to-this-summers-marketinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/your-guide-to-this-summers-marketJim JubakWhat our crash could look likeJapan's 8-day market plunge offers a glimpse into what might happen when the Fed stops pumping money into the financial markets.Thu, 30 May 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-our-crash-could-look-likeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-our-crash-could-look-likeJim Jubak3 stocks for a 3-D future3-D printing is here, and in significant ways it represents the future of manufacturing. But each of the 3 prominent publicly traded 3-D printer companies takes a different path to the future.Mon, 20 May 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/3-stocks-for-a-3-d-futureinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/3-stocks-for-a-3-d-futureJim JubakIs the market about to go bust?Probably not -- as long as investors are sure central bankers will keep pumping money into the financial system. But keep an eye on fixed-income markets for signs that confidence is waning.Mon, 13 May 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/is-the-market-about-to-go-bustinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/is-the-market-about-to-go-bustJim Jubak5 'balance-sheet babies' to considerThe use of financial engineering to unleash value is common in the late stages of a rally. The stocks can be tempting targets, but don't ignore valuations. Thu, 09 May 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-balance-sheet-babies-to-considerinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-balance-sheet-babies-to-considerJim JubakWill the age wars bankrupt us?Underlying all our recent global crises is the issue of an aging population. Yet we're refusing to fund the growth and productivity our economies need.Mon, 06 May 2013 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-age-wars-bankrupt-usinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-the-age-wars-bankrupt-usJim Jubak10 stocks to own for the long termBuy and forget is not a viable strategy in a volatile market. But with periodic tweaking, a portfolio can capitalize on long-term global trends. Thu, 02 May 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-own-for-the-long-terminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-own-for-the-long-termJim JubakCharting a course for rest of 2013With the market seeming to defy gravity, investors are caught between betting on a pullback or hoping the rally will run on. More prudent is a small-ball strategy capable of delivering returns with a modicum of risk. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/charting-a-course-for-rest-of-2013-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/charting-a-course-for-rest-of-2013-1Jim Jubak5 strong stocks from stealth marketsThe once-hot markets known as the BRICS -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa -- are cooling off. So you'll find the best plays in economies just starting to emerge.Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-stealth-marketsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-stealth-marketsJim Jubak10 picks for a correction, revisedMuch has changed in the 2 months since Jubak assembled a list of stocks to buy on a market correction. Some new names now appear on the list. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-picks-for-a-correction-revisedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-picks-for-a-correction-revisedJim JubakHow to profit from China's slowdownSlower growth in China is intentional, and aimed at avoiding a speculation-fueled crash. Investors can still benefit.Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-profit-from-chinas-slowdowninvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-profit-from-chinas-slowdownJim JubakMost likely market-bust scenarioAll that central bank cash sloshing through the global financial system is creating asset bubbles that have developing nations on edge -- and poised to hit the economic brakes.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/most-likely-market-bust-scenarioinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/most-likely-market-bust-scenarioJim JubakWill a strong dollar kill the rally?Moves in Japan and the eurozone are likely to boost the dollar's relative strength over the near term, driving down commodity prices.Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-a-strong-dollar-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-a-strong-dollar-kill-the-rallyJim JubakThe perils of cheap moneySupply and demand for major commodities are out of whack, thanks to easy money policies. And that creates opportunities for savvy investors.Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-perils-of-cheap-moneyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-perils-of-cheap-moneyJim Jubak9 infrastructure plays to make todayThe continuing build-out of the Internet offers investment opportunities, and money is starting to pour into repairs of the nation's highway network.Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/9-infrastructure-plays-to-make-todayinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/9-infrastructure-plays-to-make-todayJim JubakAfter Cyprus, no money pool is safeInvestors and depositors want certainty that their accounts are secure. But if one indebted country can confiscate the money, what's to stop others?Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/after-cyprus-no-money-pool-is-safeinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/after-cyprus-no-money-pool-is-safeJim JubakEurope's crisis buys time for Fed A renewed flight to the safety of Treasurys on euro fears would keep the rally going and give the Fed time for an exit strategy.Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/europes-crisis-buys-time-for-fedinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/europes-crisis-buys-time-for-fedJim JubakHow to play the expectations gameExpectations get embedded in stock prices. Here are ways you might make money by going with the flow or by staking out a contrarian position in the current market.Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-expectations-gameinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-expectations-gameJim JubakWhat's the matter with China?Investors -- domestic and foreign -- are disappointed that China's new leaders appear unwilling or unable to put together a growth model that will break China out of its economic policy rut. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/whats-the-matter-with-chinainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/whats-the-matter-with-chinaJim JubakHas Germany killed the eurozone?A new budget makes it clear that Germany will only offer the weaker eurozone economies lectures on austerity. The result will be deadlock.Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/has-germany-killed-the-eurozoneinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/has-germany-killed-the-eurozoneJim Jubak4 reasons to ignore Dow's new highsI'll happily pocket any profits the market's rise gives me. But when you adjust for inflation or consider how we got here, it's not impressive. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-to-ignore-dows-new-highsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/4-reasons-to-ignore-dows-new-highsJim Jubak5 strong stocks from MexicoInvestors looking overseas for profits tend to favor Brazil and China. But overlooked Mexico has been outperforming both -- and that trend should continue.Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-mexicoinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-strong-stocks-from-mexicoJim Jubak10 stocks to buy on euro fearsAnother European debt crisis is on the horizon, and by summer a lot of good companies based there will be on sale. Here are 10 to consider.Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-euro-fearsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-euro-fearsJim JubakMarch madness, market styleThe big moves we've seen in the past week are a preview of the volatility ahead. From the sequester to a possible government shutdown, news is likely to drive the market.Fri, 01 Mar 2013 02:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/march-madness-market-styleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/march-madness-market-styleJim Jubak10 stocks to buy on a sell-offWith stocks stalled after a huge rally, we could be looking at a correction soon, so be ready. Here are 10 to watch and when to buy them.Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-a-sell-offinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-stocks-to-buy-on-a-sell-offJim JubakThe dire warning from Wal-MartEmails from inside the giant retailer, echoed in its profit report, show how Washington's mess of budget cuts and tax hikes will hurt the economy and hamper the market.Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-dire-warning-from-wal-martinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-dire-warning-from-wal-martJim Jubak7 Heinz-like stocks for BuffettLast week's Heinz deal shows that Warren Buffett is shifting his targets to cope with a more volatile environment. Here are 7 more companies that could fit the bill.Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-heinz-like-stocks-for-buffettinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-heinz-like-stocks-for-buffettJim Jubak5 stocks to buy for the long termThis volatile market encourages investors to take any profits and run. But that thinking has only helped make these long-term plays more attractive.Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-buy-for-the-long-terminvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/5-stocks-to-buy-for-the-long-termJim JubakChina's undercover banking crisisOff-balance-sheet lending has exploded in China, and deep problems are starting to turn up. Who will make good when loans go bad is a great unknown that could sting the global economy.Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/chinas-undercover-banking-crisisinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/chinas-undercover-banking-crisisJim JubakLet's play global currency warsJapan is leading the way as nations look to boost exports by devaluing their currencies. Here's how investors can profit from this battle.Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/lets-play-global-currency-warsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/lets-play-global-currency-warsJim JubakWhy the budget mess won't matterWe've learned not to expect answers from Congress and the president anyway. So the markets are betting that the world's central banks will keep things rolling along.Tue, 05 Feb 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-budget-mess-wont-matterinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-the-budget-mess-wont-matterJim JubakHow to play China's 'rural' riseChina's migrant workers aren't really rural at all -- and employees who live in small and midsize cities are transforming the nation's economy. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-chinas-rural-riseinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-chinas-rural-riseJim JubakWill investors' fears kill the rally?You hate to miss out when the market is rolling to new highs, but there's a creeping suspicion that this rally will top and crash as it did in 2000 or 2007. Here's how to keep the fear under control.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-investors-fears-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-investors-fears-kill-the-rallyJim JubakDear Diary: Should I buy or sell?How do you keep your trading on track in a go-go market that could turn down at any time? Use a simple trading diary to record your reasoning, and use that to guide your next move.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 03:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/dear-diary-should-i-buy-or-sellinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/dear-diary-should-i-buy-or-sellJim JubakWill Europe kill the rally?The markets keep moving up, based on the belief that the world's central banks will keep pumping money in to boost the economy. A replay of Europe's debt crisis could test that faith.Tue, 22 Jan 2013 02:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/will-europe-kill-the-rallyinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/will-europe-kill-the-rallyJim JubakWhy foreign markets seem fickleJapan's market had been soaring until it tripped this week for little reason. Expect more of this in 2013 as investors flit from market to market.Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/why-foreign-markets-seem-fickleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/why-foreign-markets-seem-fickleJim JubakBig, bad bear is still lurkingWe entered 2013 on a bull run with a generally optimistic outlook. But there's reason to believe the great bear market that began in 2000 is likely still with us. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/big-bad-bear-is-still-lurkinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/big-bad-bear-is-still-lurkingJim JubakIncome investing for a lean worldWith low returns likely for years ahead, dividends become critical. Here’s a new spin on my dividend portfolio, along with 3 new plays.Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/income-investing-for-a-lean-worldinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/income-investing-for-a-lean-worldJim JubakForget the cliff; beware the ceilingFor all the worry, the fiscal cliff was just a preview of the debt-ceiling ruckus ahead. Here's why that could be worse for investors -- and how to get through it.Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/forget-the-cliff-beware-the-ceilinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/forget-the-cliff-beware-the-ceilingJim Jubak7 steps to investing success in 2013As we roll into the new year, learn the lessons of a volatile 2012. Because for the at least the first half, we can expect more of the same.Thu, 03 Jan 2013 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/7-steps-to-investing-success-in-2013investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/7-steps-to-investing-success-in-2013Jim JubakHow to play the euro's comebackEurope's currency is toughening up, in part because fiscal crises in the US and Japan suddenly seem much more dire. But how long will it last?Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-euros-comebackinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-to-play-the-euros-comebackJim JubakInvesting for 2030: 4 key forecastsA report on 'Global Trends 2030' contains a raft of forecasts that investors can put to work. Here are some key predictions -- and how to use them.Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/investing-for-2030-4-key-forecastsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/investing-for-2030-4-key-forecastsJim JubakHow Fed's next trick will hurt bondsAnother bond-buying program seems likely as the Federal Reserve tries to boost the economy. But long term, it will lead to higher interest rates, inflation and bond market turmoil.Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/how-feds-next-trick-will-hurt-bondsinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/how-feds-next-trick-will-hurt-bondsJim Jubak5 drug stocks for the New YearA rough year full of worries is coming to an end, but new woes await. These stocks look best for a year of higher taxes and Obamacare.Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-drug-stocks-for-the-new-yearexchange-traded-fund/http://money.msn.com/exchange-traded-fund/5-drug-stocks-for-the-new-yearJim Jubak5 stealthy stock trends to jump onWith the market rising and falling on big economic news, company- and country-specific changes have gone unnoticed. Catch those now, and make money later.Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/5-stealthy-stock-trends-to-jump-oninvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/5-stealthy-stock-trends-to-jump-onJim Jubak10 ripples from Greece's rescue dealThe latest deal to rescue the ailing nation will shape the fate of global markets for the next few months. Here's how it could affect your portfolio.Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/10-ripples-from-greeces-rescue-dealinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/10-ripples-from-greeces-rescue-dealJim JubakIncome investors, beware the bubbleBonds and dividend stocks are looking pricey, and inflation will eventually take them out. Let's try to figure out how to keep the income coming in.Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/income-investors-beware-the-bubbleinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/income-investors-beware-the-bubbleJim JubakReady for the US energy boom?The US is seeing an oil and gas revolution that promises to keep prices low for years to come. Here's how to invest in the trend.Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/ready-for-the-us-energy-boominvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/ready-for-the-us-energy-boomJim JubakClock is ticking on 3 year-end crisesEurope's mess, the US fiscal cliff and China's economy will produce plenty of volatility as 2012 winds to a close. Here's what I expect, and how to take advantage of the uncertainty.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crisesinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crisesJim JubakClock is ticking on 3 year-end crisesEurope's mess, the US fiscal cliff and China's economy will produce plenty of volatility as 2012 winds to a close. Here's what I expect, and how to take advantage of the uncertainty.Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crises-1investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/clock-is-ticking-on-3-year-end-crises-1Jim JubakBullish on China (for now)It's clear China is determined to push its way to growth with a heavy dose of lending. But long term, all that lending for questionable purposes will catch up with it.Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/bullish-on-china-for-nowinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/bullish-on-china-for-nowJim Jubak8 overseas markets worth exploringFor all the attention paid to the so-called BRICS, only a couple have real potential. I've cast a broader net and come up with several stock plays in markets that are just now emerging. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/8-overseas-markets-worth-exploringinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/8-overseas-markets-worth-exploringJim JubakFor economic clues, watch CongressTuesday's results will shape year-end battles and the road for investors in 2013. But the presidential race may be less important that what happens to the House and Senate. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/for-economic-clues-watch-congressinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/for-economic-clues-watch-congressJim JubakRebuilding after Sandy? Maybe notHome-repair stocks will do well. But what about big projects that might prevent the next disaster? That's a different question entirely.Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/rebuilding-after-sandy-maybe-notinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/rebuilding-after-sandy-maybe-notJim JubakBeat the fiscal cliff: The 5% ruleIn the crunch possibly just ahead, a dividend stock with a 5% return would be golden. Candidates are few now, but I expect to find them here.Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/beat-the-fiscal-cliff-the-5percent-ruleinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/beat-the-fiscal-cliff-the-5percent-ruleJim Jubak16 stocks for the rest of 2012To make sense of the uncertainties ahead, balance buying opportunities from the US market pullback with resurgent growth in China. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/16-stocks-for-the-rest-of-2012investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/16-stocks-for-the-rest-of-2012Jim JubakWill US stocks fall off fiscal cliff?Analysts are raising their predictions for the coming year. But if the scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts prove imminent, overseas assets could be the place to be.Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/will-us-stocks-fall-off-fiscal-cliffstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/will-us-stocks-fall-off-fiscal-cliffJim Jubak4 'good' (and 5 'bad') China stocksA bounce in this overseas market suggests a rally ahead, possibly a big one. And if you time it right, some 'bad' picks can be good investing ideas. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/4-good-and-5-bad-china-stocksstock-broker-guided/http://money.msn.com/stock-broker-guided/4-good-and-5-bad-china-stocksJim JubakWhat happened to inflation?There are scenarios that could cause inflation expectations to run amok. But even in a worst case, investors assume they'll have time to move to the exits.Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-happened-to-inflationinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-happened-to-inflationJim Jubak