If you ever have the inkling to manage your investments on your own, that inkling is worth reconsidering. Do-it-yourself investment management is generally a bad idea for the retail investor for myriad reasons.
Why a middle-class woman may end up less ready to retire than a middle-class man. Provided by Sam Sweitzer, CFA, Anson Analytics What is the retirement outlook for the average fifty-something working woman? As a generalization, less sunny than that of a man in her age group. […]
Potentially one of the most important pieces of fundamental investment knowledge is that of compounding interest. A concept thought to have originated as early as the 17th century, there are detailed equations used to compute it but compound interest can simply be explained as “interest on interest”. When […]
The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates three times since the financial crisis in 2008, and many believe that this trend will continue. In a rising-interest rate environment such as this, bond values generally tend to decrease in the short-term. When inflation rises, the Fed generally raises interest […]
Good news! This just in! Capital markets reward long-term investors! Ok, it isn’t really new information, but it is always encouraging to hear it again, When financial markets are the main investment avenue it is reassuring to know that free markets provide a long-term return that offsets the […]