With high inflation becoming stubbornly persistent, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been communicating that high-interest rates might be here to stay for longer than most financial experts previously believed. While that will have some short-term negative effects on business and the stock market, the good news is that this may be a once-in-a-decade opportunity for... Continue Reading →
5 Investment Resolutions to Make for the New Year
The start of the new year is a great time to make changes for the better. While things like your health and relationships should always be at the forefront of your priorities, refining your investment style will also make a huge impact on your well-being. In this post, we’ll go through five important investment resolutions... Continue Reading →
Why the FTX Collapse Matters Even If You Don’t Own Bitcoin
On November 11, 2022, the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange FTX filed for bankruptcy. Earlier that year, the company was estimated to be worth approximately $32 billion. Their 30-year-old CEO and co-founder, Sam Bankman-Fried (also commonly known as SBF) also saw his personal net worth plummet from an estimated $15.2 billion to $991.5 million. So, what... Continue Reading →
What Should I Invest in When Interest Rates Go Up?
The Federal Reserve is on track to raise the federal funds rate to 4.5 percent before the end of 2022. Although this is intended to help reduce the rate of inflation in the U.S., many people are becoming concerned about the negative side effects it's having on the economy. Stocks are already down over 20... Continue Reading →
What Is Dollar-Cost Averaging?
"Buy low and sell high" is the classic mantra when it comes to investing. But how exactly does a person know when the market is at an actual low point? It's easy to look at a graph of historical stock prices and think about all of the money you could have made “if only you... Continue Reading →
Are I Bonds a Good Investment Right Now?
How would like an easy way to make over 9 percent interest on your money with virtually no risk? You might think that an investment like this is an opportunity only available to hedge fund managers and other financially savvy individuals. But in reality, all you have to do is buy something your grandparents probably... Continue Reading →
10 Mindful Ways to Become a Successful Investor
Are you intimidated by the stock market or buying securities? Don't be ashamed if you feel this way. According to a survey quoted by CNBC, nearly 43 percent of adults are scared of investing, mainly because of the uncertainty about whether or not they’re making the right choices. While this is perfectly understandable, it's also... Continue Reading →
How to Protect Your Money When the Markets Crash
Bear markets can be a scary time. Not only are billions of dollars in investments erased by the time the market loses 20 percent (the typical indicator of a bear market), but investors also start to lose confidence in stocks as a whole. That can potentially lead to a recession or even the bankruptcy of... Continue Reading →
5 Reasons Why a 401k Makes Investing So Easy
According to a poll from Insider, nearly a quarter of Americans (24 percent) say they're intimidated to invest because they don't want to lose money. Another 41 percent say they know investing is the right thing to do to prepare for the future, but they're nervous. Who can blame them? Downloading a trading app or... Continue Reading →
How to Invest During Times of High Inflation
Does it feel like the price of nearly everything is going up: Gas, home energy, groceries, wood/building materials, etc.? Your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. This is the result of inflation and it's an issue that societies have dealt with for hundreds of years. In March 2022, the inflation rate hit a 40-year high... Continue Reading →