Brett Arends

Brett Arends takes a critical look inside mutual funds and the personal finance industry in a twice-weekly column that ranges from investment advice for the general reader to the industry's latest scoop. Prior to joining in 2006, he worked for more than two years at the Boston Herald, where he revived the paper's well-known 'On State Street' finance column and was part of a team that won two SABEW awards in 2005. He had previously written for the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail newspapers in London, the magazine Private Eye, and for Global Agenda, the official magazine of the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland. Arends has also written a book on sports 'futures' betting.

Recent Articles By The Author

European Central Banks Blew It With Gold

Switzerland, the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain all were on the wrong side of the gold trade.

Bookies: Thompson Out, Rudy and Mitt Tops

The betting now puts the Republican race between two people: Giuliani and Romney.

$1,000 Google? Sure, but Why Bother?

Shares could hit $1,000 by late January. But what kind of long-term returns would it offer?

Nothing Constant at Fidelity but Change

There's a constant shuffling of the top ranks as the mutual-fund giant tries to revive sales.

Citi's Fat Cats Take a Drubbing in Decline

The half-billion in losses indicate the kind of pressure CEO Chuck Prince faces.