Market Watch Articles

These weekly articles by Paul Merriman and Rich Buck are written for MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal online. Original publication can be found here.

Chevron could learn a lot from Warren Buffett

4 Things you might not know about index funds

The genius of Warren Buffett in 23 quotes

Six ways to pay yourself in retirement

22 things you should know about bear markets

The million-dollar investing mistake

How to retire in luxury

How you’re being misled by retirement-saving advice

Don’t let this annuity horror story happen to you

How market timing reduces volatility

How this buy-and-hold investor times the market

How much of your retirement portfolio belongs in bonds?

Why bonds are the most important asset class

The ultimate equity portfolio mix

Tap into emerging profits from emerging markets

It’s a small world after all: International small-cap value

Best target-date funds? Fidelity vs. Vanguard

How international small-caps spice up a retirement portfolio

Foreign big-cap value stocks outshine U.S. counterparts

What global large-cap stocks do for your retirement portfolio

Six reasons you should invest internationally

Best target-date funds? Fidelity vs. Vanguard

How to double your target-date retirement fund’s return in a single move

Why REITs belong in your retirement portfolio

When it pays to go all-in on small-cap value

This 4-fund combo wallops the S&P 500 index

Buy the best performing stock sector for 87 years

How to make money with small-cap stocks

Looking for action? Try large-cap value stocks

Understanding performance: The S&P 500 Index

10 things every investor should know about asset classes.

10 things you should know about portfolio performance

10 things you need to know about REITs

8 reasons investors don’t plan for retirement

Why an S&P 500 fund is a poor long-term investment

3 Things Retirement Investors Can Stop Worrying About

Why Vanguard Total Stock Market Isn’t the Best Fund in the Fleet

6 Decisions Every Investor Must Make

8 Lessons from 80 Years of Market History

The Best Investment Advice Ever

Don’t Make the Mistake That Cost Boeing Employees $98 Million

5 Lessons on Investing for the Market Weary

Opinion: A half percent that can change your retirement

Bond bears are right — and wrong

Don’t Let Rate Fears Scare You Our of Bonds

The No. 1 Flaw in America’s Biggest 401(k) Plans

5 Ways To Make Your Lousy 401(k) Stellar

7 Fatal Flaws in America’s 401 (k) Plans

9 Reasons Why Saving $1 A Day Builds Fortunes

Four traps wrecking your retirement

6 Things You Should Know About Rebalancing

Make Your Kid Rich For $1 A Day

500-year plan for children, grandchildren and the world

Not all Vanguard funds are created equal

Top fund’s shareholders missed the party

10 Can’t-Fail Lessons of Diversification

The one asset class every investor needs

How 1% can add $1 million to retirement

How to invest like a rich guy

The Best Investment Advice Ever

30 reasons to fall in love with index funds

11 ways to get more money in retirement

Portfolio Killers: 5 Common Investing Myths

Beat Warren Buffet at His Own Game

How Retirement Investors Hurt Themselves

Retire With More Money and Less Risk

Do You Have Enough Money to Retire

Retirement savers: Fine-tune your asset allocation

6 Steps to the Ultimate Retirement Portfolio

Get Your Money’s Worth from Your Financial Adviser

Bonds: Buy, Sell, or Hold?

Five Habits of the Very Best Investors

What Do You Really Know About Investing?

Protect Your Retirement from Future Stupidity

Who Should Retirement Investors Trust?

10 Steps to a Perfect Retirement

7 Dumb Risks Retirement Investors Take

12 Steps to a Blissful Retirement

Can Retirement Investors Expect a Repeat of 2013?

The 2 Biggest Risks Faced by Every Investor

Danger: Stock Market Predictions Ahead

5 Ways Most Investors Are Just Plain Wrong

Top Retirement City Offers Sun Fun Affordability

A Vanguard Fund Strategy to Double Your Nest Egg

Why Rebalancing Could Be a Huge Mistake

The Ultimate Retirement Portfolio

A Year’s Worth of Top Retirement Advice

Portfolio Killers: 7 Market-Timing Myths

Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work

The Shutdown and Your Retirement Portfolio

4 Best Books for Retirement Investors

Porfolio Killers: 6 Newbie Investing Myths

Fed up with Retirement

4 Investment Tips That You Should Never Use

Social Security Is Not an Asset

The 12 Best Retirement Investing Lessons

How $40k Can Add $1 Million to Retirement

How to Make Your Nest Egg Last Over 40 Years

Best Retirement Move Almost Nobody Makes

Fine-tuning Retirement Portfolio Allocations

13 Reasons Index Mutual Funds and ETFs Rule

The Ultimate Buy-and-Hold Strategy

John Bogle’s Million-Dollar Advice

Warren Buffett: More Myth Than Legend

7 Reasons Why Retirement Savers Fail

7 Mutual Fund Ads You’ll Never See

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Retirement Investors

The One Fund Every Investor Should Own

5 Bond-Fund Strategies For Retirement Investors

Eight Guarantees Retirees Can Count on

8 Common Mistakes Retirees Make

Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which Is Best?

9 steps to surviving the Financial Apocalypse

Retirement a la Warren Buffett

Smart Retirement Investing, Buffett Style

Four More Ways to Turbocharge Your 401(k)

Four Home Runs for Your 401(k) or IRA

10 Ways to Turbocharge Your 401(k)

Four Ways to Make Your 401(k) Work Harder

Two Easy Ways to Lose Big in 2013

Three Things Every Investor Needs to Know

Why All Investors Should Own Value Funds

Your Best Investment Move Ever

7 Bad Habits That Can Ruin Your Retirement

Go Global to Boost Retirement Assets

Turbo-Charge Your Retirement Portfolio

A Simple Secret to Retirement Investing

10 Steps to Rebuilding Your Retirement Portfolio

Five Great Lessons for Retirees

10 Ways Index Funds Can Save Your Retirement

Beating the Market Is Easy

How to Choose a Great Financial Adviser

Invest Like Einstein

Double Your Retirement Income in Five Years

10 Numbers That Can Change Your Life