Michael Brush's latest articles on MSN Moneyhttp://money.msn.com/Read Michael Brush's latest articles on economic trends, stock tips and hot financial topics.2011 Microsoften-us60Financial writer Michael Brush4 reasons to invest in Europe -- reallyAs the US market loses strength, Europe's economies are in the early stages of a recovery, and investors are just starting to catch on. That makes these stocks and funds compelling buys.Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:30:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-reasons-to-invest-in-europe-reallymutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/4-reasons-to-invest-in-europe-reallyMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWhat the 'smart money' is buyingFew stocks are cheap ahead of what looks like a risky period for the market. It might be best to trim positions to raise cash for later.Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/what-the-smart-money-is-buyinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/what-the-smart-money-is-buyingMichael Brush, MSN MoneyTime to pick up a newspaper stock?Recent investments in the moribund industry by savvy innovators like Amazon's Jeff Bezos suggest that newspapers are at a turning point. And with changes in leadership, better days should lie ahead.Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/top-stocks/time-to-pick-up-a-newspaper-stocktop-stocks/http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/time-to-pick-up-a-newspaper-stockMichael Brush, MSN MoneyWho wins if immigration reform passes?The Senate has approved a sweeping bill, though much work remains in the House. Here’s a look at how the law might impact key sectors -- tech, hotel chains, restaurants, agriculture and more -- and your stocks.Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/who-wins-if-immigration-reform-passesinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/who-wins-if-immigration-reform-passesMichael Brush, MSN Money13 energy stocks ready to rollThe market looks frothy after a string of new highs, but some areas have been left out thus far. Energy, in particular, has room for a big move up.Tue, 28 May 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/13-energy-stocks-ready-to-rollinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/13-energy-stocks-ready-to-rollMichael Brush, MSN MoneyIt's time for the big bank paybackWe rescued some of the nation's largest banks, and soon they will return big money to shareholders in the form of stock buybacks and dividend hikes. Here are six stocks to own in your 'payback portfolio.'Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-for-the-big-bank-paybackinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/its-time-for-the-big-bank-paybackMichael Brush, MSN MoneyFacebook will have the last laughThe bad taste left by a bungled debut and persistent myths of corporate weakness still trouble the stock. But one year after the IPO, a lot of experts see big gains ahead.Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-will-have-the-last-laughinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/facebook-will-have-the-last-laughMichael Brush, MSN Money6 ways to invest in cybersecurityThe stakes are high, and the effort to fend off hacker threats is still ramping up. These stocks stand to benefit.Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/6-ways-to-invest-in-cybersecurityinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/6-ways-to-invest-in-cybersecurityMichael Brush, MSN Money8 wise-guy rules for investingIf you've been scared away from stocks, new highs in the market might very well tempt you to jump back in. We've tapped the wisdom of proven investors like Buffett and Bogle to help you get in the game.Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/8-wise-guy-rules-for-investinginvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/8-wise-guy-rules-for-investingMichael Brush, MSN MoneyYour favorite stocks, 15% offOne group of funds is trading for 10% to 15% below the value of the stocks they hold. That's a bargain, particularly as stocks come back into favor.Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-favorite-stocks-15percent-offmutual-fund/http://money.msn.com/mutual-fund/your-favorite-stocks-15percent-off Michael Brush, MSN MoneyTime to invest in Cuba?There are signs that the economic embargo imposed by the US more than 50 years ago may soon end. Investors might consider getting in ahead of the changes.Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/time-to-invest-in-cubainvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/time-to-invest-in-cubaMichael Brush, MSN MoneyThe 7 big developments of 2013From the debt ceiling to Iran to $2,200 gold, here are what are likely to be the key market-moving events of the coming year and how to play them.Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-7-big-developments-of-2013investment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/the-7-big-developments-of-2013Michael Brush, MSN MoneyThe next big battle for your walletRetail and tech companies want you to turn your cellphone into a credit card -- and track what you buy so they can sell to you more effectively.Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:15:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-battle-for-your-walletinvesting/http://money.msn.com/investing/the-next-big-battle-for-your-walletMichael Brush, MSN MoneyBurrito battle: Taco Bell vs. ChipotleThe success of upscale offerings from a celebrity chef has Taco Bell eating into the upstart's business. That's showing up in stock prices as once-hot Chipotle faces tough times.Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/burrito-battle-taco-bell-vs-chipotleinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/burrito-battle-taco-bell-vs-chipotleMichael Brush, MSN MoneyStock winners in Sandy's aftermathWhile the emphasis is still on helping the victims, we'll soon turn to rebuilding. Here are the companies that stand to profit -- after Sandy, and from extreme weather events to come.Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:00:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investment-advice/stock-winners-in-sandys-aftermathinvestment-advice/http://money.msn.com/investment-advice/stock-winners-in-sandys-aftermathMichael Brush, MSN Money12 stock picks for '12 from top prosYou may not know their names, but some investing newsletter writers produce returns that many investors would envy. Here are the outlooks -- and favorite picks -- of 6 of the best.Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:45:00 GMThttp://money.msn.com/investing/12-stock-picks-for-12-from-top-pros-1investing/http://money.msn.com/investing/12-stock-picks-for-12-from-top-pros-1Michael Brush, MSN Money