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John Wasik

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Aug 11 2014

Four reasons to ignore market timing and focus on happiness

CHICAGO With global angst going up several degrees, there are myriad reasons to feel nervous about stocks. But that shouldn't compel you into timing the market - focus on your prosperity and happiness instead.

Aug 04 2014

Healthcare: A remedy for long-term investors

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

Jul 28 2014

These hot sectors may stay warm in the second half of 2014

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters)

Jul 21 2014

Will you get burned by following the hot money in ETFs?

CHICAGO All too often, I see investors heading in the wrong direction en masse. They buy stocks at the top of the market or bonds when interest rates are heading up.

Jul 14 2014

Profiting from the urge to merge

CHICAGO Credit the booming stock market as a partial catalyst for a surge in mergers and acquisitions, which are up almost 73 percent from the same period a year ago.

Jul 07 2014

U.S. transportation stocks for the long haul

CHICAGO As North Americans hit the highways, airports and rails for vacations this summer, it's not hard to believe that some of the most robust stocks are in the transportation industry - particularly in an improving economy. Transportation stocks have proven to be long-haul winners and essential cogs in any growth portfolio.

Jun 30 2014

Finding a soft landing when bond prices fall

CHICAGO (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

Jun 23 2014

Energy scare good for oil stocks in the short term

CHICAGO Despite the incendiary conflict in Iraq that last week sent the benchmark price of Brent crude oil to more than $115 a barrel, a nine-month high, U.S. stock markets largely shrugged off the oil threat, hitting record closing highs last week.

Jun 16 2014

The score on Brazil as a long-term investment

CHICAGO The beginning rounds of the World Cup have offered thrills to global soccer fans. But what should excite investors about Brazil?

Jun 09 2014

Finding wiser choices in smart beta funds

CHICAGO Ever since the dot-com crash more than a decade ago, Wall Street and the mutual fund industry have been on a relentless push to plug "smart" beta funds, also known as "alternative" or "strategic beta" products. The funds promise reasonable returns with lower risk by focusing on older, steadier companies with consistent dividends.

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