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Macro Monday: What (Or Who) Is The Dow Jones?
Just about every analyst or journalist has talked at length about the Dow Jones Industrial Average and its performance. For the folks who still scratch their heads, here is an explanation that you can understand.
Macro Mondays: OTC Markets
I am aware that it is Tuesday, but since Monday was a holiday, don't think you aren't going to get away with some educational tips brought to you every Monday!
What Are "Penny" Stocks?
Millions of investors end up investing in what the Street refers to as "penny" stocks and they may not even know it.
An Opine: Why Are So Many People Invested In 401(k) Plans?
There is now a massive trend of employers automatically enrolling their employees into retirement savings plans, whether they knew about them or not.
Retirement Bond Rating Agencies: How To Tell The Difference
It can get tricky sometimes to tell if a bond is worth buying, because risk alone is not the only factor to consider. Credit ratings, as determined by one or more of the major credit rating agencies are highly important.
Macro Mondays: ISM Manufacturing Index
The manufacturing composite index from the Institute For Supply Management is a diffusion index calculated from five of the eleven sub-components of a monthly survey of purchasing managers at roughly 300 manufacturing firms nationwide.
Are Bonds Really Risk-Free Investments
Many people assume that diversifying their portfolio skewed towards bonds will protect their investments from any risk. While bonds are a great way to reduce risk, nothing can fully eliminate risk from a portfolio.
6 Wrong Ways To Approach Investing
Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to first learn how not to do something.
An Update On U.S. Inflation: 2-Year
Many of us had been too consumed in the holidays and all of the geopolitical events of the year to notice that monetary inflation in the U.S. is so out of whack that it is currently at a 2-year high as 2016 rounds out.
Investing 101: An Intro To Bonds
Just like people can borrow money from a bank, companies and governments also need to borrow money in order to expand their programs and into new markets.
Happy 2017! Here's Your Resolution...
There is one resolution that people make all the time and it should be SO easy to accomplish: SAVE MONEY! Why is this so difficult? Do they set some lofty ambition about saving a few hundred dollars every month when realistically they can't?
Is Gold Really Important For My Portfolio?
It happens all the time: people are finicky about the current state of the world, in terms of politics and currency, and the stock market making wild swings, so they ask me: is NOW the time to buy gold?
7 Tips For Investing In ETFs
Can you actually make any money investing in ETFs?
So Why Should You Care About Investing?
Why should I invest my money? How do I get started with investing? What is compounding? If you've ever wondered about these questions, specifically when it comes to investing in the stock market, you are in the right place!
Retirement Planning For Rookies
Oliver makes a lot of great points in this segment, and at the end highlights what your strategy for retirement savings really should look like if you want to avoid the sliminess of these financial advisors.
Rising Interest Rates: What Does It Mean?
Rising interest rates is not necessarily a bad sign -- when they are manageable, it means that the economy is stable and multiple factors are going strong, like the labor market and manageable inflation projections.
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