Apr 21, 2016
The world still wants income. Starved for the better part of a decade now, investors have had to invest in stocks, preferred shares, municipal bonds, and other places to get a better return than cash in the bank. A few of those areas, however, are in danger.
Apr 14, 2016
Stocks go up, and they go down. The funny thing is, most investing is focused on stocks that go up. That makes sense in a lot of ways-markets do tend to rise over time. But nothing happens in a straight line.
Apr 7, 2016
When markets aren't going too crazy, you can get a good idea of what investment strategy is working best by looking at stocks making new 52-week highs (and 52-week lows).
Apr 1, 2016
We’ll see some more pullbacks in the coming months, and not all of it may look rational from a financial perspective. It will be the market pricing in political uncertainty.
Oct 23, 2012
Those who spend all their money on frivolities and knickknacks now will have to keep working for the rest of their lives. Those who live more within their means, save money and invest it carefully, will be rich (or at least not broke).
Oct 16, 2012
Although the fiscal cliff might have a big impact on the markets, it’s a step closer to the reality that governments must spend at least somewhat within their means.
Oct 9, 2012
Every day, investors are saturated with stories warning of a slowing global economy. The biggest culprit is China, which faces a slowdown and might “only” grow 4 to 5 percent this year.
Oct 2, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education reported on Friday that 13.4 percent of student loans are in default. That’s $122 billion of the $914 billion in student loans due to the government.