In November, the assets of U.S. investors have flowed into North American equity markets more than stock markets anywhere else in the world. Inflows into stocks in this region rose slightly less than 0.4 percent during the period when compared to 2010, Forbes reports. Research provided by EPFR Global and Barclays Capital indicates that these […]
The problems in the euro zone continue to mount as Spain’s credit rating was downgraded by Standard & Poor’s on Thursday, October 13, according to The Financial Times. The country’s debt rating was dropped to AA- from AA on concerns that the country’s high unemployment and excessive debt could dampen any economic growth. The downgrade […]
Before 2008, the majority of Americans were more likely to know derivatives from calculus than from the finance industry. Since then, one of the main types of derivatives contracts, credit default swaps, have earned an unsavory reputation that The Wall Street Journal suggests hardly does them justice. Tied to the generally negative view many Americans […]
The first thing to understand about investing in commodities is that it’s generally a lot more volatile than investing in stocks. The most conservative way to invest – other than just sticking your money in the bank – is low-yield, low-risk bonds like Treasury bills. Stock indexes and higher-yield bonds are riskier still, while individual […]
Having the most up-to-date personal finance information can help younger people set themselves up properly. Hence, microblogging websites like Twitter are growing in popularity among financial institutions. Count Charles Schwab as one of those, as the company said its SchwabMoneyWise.com site will be posting items on an account at @schwabmoneywise. Along with posting personal finance […]
I am often asked many questions regarding retirement accounts. With many available options these days it can sometimes be confusing to fully understand your rights as an employee. Because your retirement planning is so important to your future well-being, you should ask questions about the retirement plans available to you and how they work, as […]
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