Investor Facts: What Are Economic Indicators?

Most people, when they want to understand how the economy is doing, look at their own bank accounts. Some might add to that a glance at their 401(k) balance, or … Read more

Posted on November 15, 2019 by

How Low Can Unemployment Really Go?

The mainstream media often reports on “the jobless rate” or “unemployment numbers,” information which can seem to impart something important and vital. The latest number is from the Bureau of … Read more

Posted on November 8, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is Quantitative Easing?

Read anything in the news about the Federal Reserve these says and you might run into the term “quantitative easing.” Besides being hard to spell, the whole concept is a … Read more

Posted on October 25, 2019 by

How to Invest Once a Recession Hits

The iconic billionaire investor Warren Buffett once used the idea of shopping for hamburger meat — the most ordinary of daily expenditures — to explain how to buy stocks. In … Read more

Posted on October 11, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is Revenue?

The term revenue often is misunderstood by investors. Revenue is money coming into a company. Yet even high-revenue companies can be poor investments. Think of revenue like your paycheck every … Read more

Posted on October 11, 2019 by

How To Invest Well In Turbulent Times

There’s an old saying, “May you live in interesting times.” Some might find that a positive sentiment, but it’s easy to see it as a curse. The drumbeat of headlines … Read more

Posted on September 27, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is A Rally?

A rally in a stock or bond market is not different from a rally in a baseball game. Things go from quiet to exciting, and for a variety of reasons. … Read more

Posted on September 26, 2019 by

Should You Wait for Interest Rates to Go Down Before Refinancing?

The news recently has been crammed with very surprising stories about negative interest rates in Europe. Trillions of dollars in corporate and government debt has turned negative. Bond prices and … Read more

Posted on September 20, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is A No-Load Mutual Fund?

A no-load mutual fund is a fund that does not charge a fee to investors for buying the fund. While mutual funds have a variety of fees, a load is … Read more

Posted on September 13, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is The FDIC?

You see the sign at nearly every bank teller window and ATM screen — “FDIC insured.” But what is the FDIC and is it important to know a bank has … Read more

Posted on August 30, 2019 by