by Taylor Swope If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably noticed that various hedge funds, particularly SAC Capital, have been in the headlines for questionable behavior. This raises some very serious questions [...]
Are REITs a smart investment strategy right now? This article explains the current state of play surrounding REITs and lays out the different types of REITs, funds, and ETFs available, as well as strategies for [...]
Bitcoin has been much in the news lately. With the euro in a perpetual state of crisis, and wealthy Russians and Venezuelans seeking to shelter their wealth from kleptocracies, bitcoin makes a great deal of [...]
Update: The Fed released stress test results March 6th showing that all but one of 18 big banks (Ally Financial) tested has ‘passed the test,’ proving the capital and strength needed to weather a future [...]
In December 2010, well-known financial industry analyst Meredith Whitney went out on a limb, arguing that there would be a big round of 50 to 100 “sizeable defaults” in the municipal bond world. Her prediction [...]
As the U.S. economy contracts for the first time since the recession of 2008-2009, the phrase “job permanence” seems to be an echo of the past. In the context of a generally lackluster U.S. economy [...]
According to a case study conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), some of the largest automotive insurers charge some safe drivers more per month than those with poor driving records. NerdWallet investigated these [...]
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