Investor Facts: What Is A Ponzi Scheme?

When investments flame out and fall to zero they often are referred to as being akin to a “Ponzi scheme.” While there may be a number of reasons a stock … Read more

Posted on January 3, 2020 by

Set-It-and-Forget-It Investing for the New Year

There’s a lot to be said for doing nothing when it comes to investing. The investment industry is set up to encourage activity. Who else can stock brokers and financial … Read more

Posted on December 30, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is The Volatility Index (VIX)?

You might hear your friends and relatives who actively trade stocks and mutual funds talk about the “VIX.” It sounds like a ticker for a stock or fund, but it’s … Read more

Posted on December 13, 2019 by

5 Mistakes New Investors Make And How To Avoid Them

Learning to ride a bike when you are young comes with some risk at first. You could fall and get hurt, ride into a tree or worse. Yet once you … Read more

Posted on December 6, 2019 by

Investment Facts: What Is The Federal Reserve Bank?

Chances are, you hear this a lot on the evening news or online at any major finance website: The “Fed” did this or that, so stocks moved this way or … Read more

Posted on November 27, 2019 by

Understand the Risk of Investing in Some Bond Funds

Many investors hear the word “stock” and they think “risky.” Then, when they hear “bond” they think “safe.” While it’s broadly true that stocks are more volatile than bonds — … Read more

Posted on November 22, 2019 by

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