Exchange traded funds have grown substantially in popularity over the past 10 years. By the end of 2018, there were 1,988 different offerings totaling $3.4 trillion in value in the…
The first official currency issued by a government was a coin minted in ancient Lydia around 600 BCE. It took about 1,700 years for the first sovereign paper money to emerge in China. Since that time, hundreds of different currencies have appeared.
Given the enormous federal debt and trillion dollar deficits, one might expect the value of the dollar to decline. Instead, we have seen the opposite. Contrary to predictions of currency…
All investments involve some degree of risk. The key to success is taking action to understand it and to find the level with which you are comfortable. This is easier said than done, and many investors learn too late that their appetite for risk is actually lower than their allocation reflects.
By now, most everyone has heard of Bitcoin. Some readers may have taken the plunge and invested. And like many shiny new objects, the hype and hyperbole are fevered. So just what is it and what’s the big deal?
No one panics when stocks move higher, but periods of declining value call for a reminder of the proper perspective regarding naturally cyclical market behavior.
In an environment of declining rates and low absolute returns, preferred shares can offer a compelling option for investors seeking relatively high income and some capital preservation.
Over half of all Americans were potentially affected, so the odds are good that you will need to closely monitor your credit files and should take advantage of the compensation the settlement offers.
If you’ve ever been puzzled by the difference between interest rate and APR, you’re in the right place.
The question arises: exactly how does the Fed exert control over interest rates?