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.
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.
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.