See what’s in store for 2014, and review George Chamberlin’s top columns from 2013.

  • Past is not prologue: Looking ahead at 2014

    A year ago this time, Americans were on the brink of a fiscal cliff. The start of 2013 was poised to bring the expiration of several key tax cuts which had been created to encourage investments and propel the economy.

  • 2013 was a good year for San Diego stocks

    In a year that propelled the stock market to record highs, shares in nearly a dozen San Diego companies more than doubled in price, driven by new product discoveries, rebounding consumer activity and several major mergers and acquisitions.

  • White House proposes $3M cap on retirement savings

    The financial crisis of 2008 apparently served as a wake-up call to Americans to take charge of their own financial futures and get serious about funding their retirement. But new budget plans from the White House may limit the ability for people to save for their future needs.

  • Don't underestimate the power of dividends

    The recent volatility in the stock market, courtesy of chaos in Congress regarding the federal budget and a Federal Reserve uncertain about when it will start removing economic stimulus, has renewed interest in companies with a track record of solid, increasing dividends.

  • Overcoming the fear of investing in stocks

    A new study from Nationwide Financial finds Americans are more afraid of the stock market than they are of dying. The fear of finances is more than evident in the way they approach — or more accurately, avoid — investing.

  • Billionaires find investment value in newspapers

    Billionaires like their toys — massive mansions, fleets of fast cars, luxury yachts. However, it now appears there is something new the people with big bucks want to own: newspapers.

  • There's no 'quick' in get-rich stock schemes

    Most people realize the true success of investing comes with a long-term perspective. Unfortunately, they lack the patience necessary to realize that success.

  • Economic growth in Mexico presents new opportunities

    Although it's a long way from becoming the next China, the growth of the Mexico economy and the manufacturing activity in the region have global companies and investors taking a close look at San Diego's neighbor to the south.


George Chamberlin videos

Xpera Group's Alan Nevin on residential real estate

Dec. 11, 2013 -- George Chamberlin and Alan Nevin, director of economic and market research for Xpera Group, discuss the residential real estate market and construction of new homes.