Michael Sivy

Michael Sivy is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a former securities analyst for an independent stock research firm. He was an investment columnist at Money for more than 23 years as well as a guest columnist for TIME's international edition. Sivy has appeared as a stock-market commentator on television, including the networks ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNBC, CNN and MSNBC. In addition, he has been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, PRI's Marketplace and on the CBS Radio network. He is the author of Michael Sivy's Rules of Investing: How to Pick Stocks Like a Pro. Born in Manhattan, Sivy holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in classics from Columbia University, and studied theology at Oxford University and Yale Divinity School. He is a member of Sons of the Revolution and the Order of St. John and lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

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Two Promising Telecoms with 5%-Plus Yields

The spectacular success of Apple’s iPhone is spilling over to the telecoms that provide wireless service – particularly the two giants in the business, AT&T and Verizon. This gives rise to an excellent opportunity for long-term investors, since both stocks provide generous yields of 5.2% or  more.

What the Latest Apple Earnings Report Means

I’ve recently had to upgrade my five-year-old computer equipment, so I’ve been hanging out a lot at the local Apple store. And I’ve been struck once again by just how well designed Apple’s products are. Admittedly, the iPad seems like a solution in search of a problem – I’m still not quite sure what to do with the one I …

Consumer Debt: How Do You Compare?

After cutting back for three years, Americans are feeling more relaxed about borrowing and have started increasing their debt levels again. Is that smart? And how does your own financial situation compare?

Google Soars

Google shares shot up more than 12% in after-hours trading on Thursday following the company’s report of surprisingly good second-quarter earnings. Results were far stronger than analysts expected, with both revenue and net income increasing more than 32%. Cash and marketable securities rose to more than $39 billion, compared with debt …

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