Corporate earnings seem to be doing better in the June-ending quarter than were projected several weeks ago, though that’s not saying much.
Summer rolls along, theme parks are open and lines for roller coasters are long. Wild rides are fun, but you probably want a more predictable path when investing. Let’s look at some parallels and distinctions between the equity markets, thrill rides and the overall economy.
The woes of Greece and China get a lot of attention. Only one is important, though. China’s place as the world’s second largest economy, which still boasts a high growth rate, makes it problems very worrisome. Greece’s, not so much.
After several years of solid stock market returns, you may actually be less afraid of risk. Maybe you question your asset allocation and strongly consider more stocks and other supposedly riskier assets. When balancing the temptation of ballooning returns with prudent and tested patience, though, choose the latter.
An estimated $42 billion in unclaimed property languishes out there. Is some of it yours? Here’s how to find out – and get your money.
When interest rates finally rise, where will you get a good return? Likely, not at large banks. Smaller lenders, which are more competitive, will give you more for your money.
Even though the predominance of domestic stocks has shrunk as other nations’ equities have grown in value, Americans continue to cling to investments from our own country.
Central banks now lord it over the world’s economy. That has led to a lot of distortions and could end up harming the very system they seek to help.
Historically, stocks rise in anticipation of interest rate increase, because these hikes usually signify a healthy and expanding economy. That likely will be the case now.
Your financial planning and investment management often require solutions unique to you. Several key tenets of personal finance require no customizing, though. If you can follow these principles, you enjoy a better chance of financial security.