RSSF. Marc Ruiz: Your Mind On Money
This week the U.S. stock market crossed the five year anniversary of the post 2008-09 financial crisis low point.
The main disruption this week for investors centered on the tensions in the Crimea region of the Eastern Ukraine.
On my first “Your Mind on Money” radio show on 89.1 The Lakeshore, I stated the housing market was so deeply damaged by the financial crisis it would not serve as a useful economic metric for five years.
In the realm of financial planning, the topic of life insurance has about as much appeal as a root canal.
Investors got a chance to see and hear incoming Fed Chairwoman Janice Yellen this week when she testified in front Congress for the first time. The stock market apparently took Chairwoman Yellen’s testimony as an excuse to stall the current d…
If you’ve followed my column then you know I’ve never been a believer in the “Chinese miracle” economy.
After a strong 2013, the U.S. stock market was certainly due a breather, and whether the recent 4 percent decline in the S&P 500 is the start of a bona fide correction or simply just a breather remains to be seen.
Not long before the new Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, website (www.healthcare.gov) was supposed to go online I wrote a column with some practical advice on this new program.
My Purdue student announced over break she had decided to study abroad in Europe this coming summer.
No one has a crystal ball, and both individual investors and professional investors face many of the same challenges.
Each year around this time I write a predictions column outlining trends I anticipate over the next year.
Over the course of the four Christmas meals I’ve indulged in over the past few days (I need to get to the gym), I have come to realize the recent credit card record breach announced by Target is a big topic on the minds of the ladies around t…
My Mom has always been all about veggies. As a kid there was always a pile of veggies on my plate, some varieties more palatable than others.
As has been said, the “business of America is business," and we are very good at it.
Most of us have heard about Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital currency alternative designed to facilitate online transactions between users providing a sort of currency neutral medium of exchange between buyers and sellers worldwide.
My mind is in kind of laid back mood this week. I guess you could say I’m in holiday mode.
The S&P 500 index of stocks traded briefly above the psychologically significant level of 1,800 this week.
On Thursday the Senate conducted the most important confirmation hearing of the Obama administration. The hearing involved the confirmation of Janet Yellen, the President’s nominee to take over for Ben Bernanke as the next Chairman of the Fed…
I’m feeling pretty positive nowadays. The column on the emergence of America’s energy sector as a global powerhouse and the resurgence of American manufacturing got me quite a bit of feedback.
I was privileged this week to attend a discussion presented by Jim Bowen, CEO of investment product company First Trust. With his boundless energy and entertaining style Bowen is always fun, but it is the scope of his material that leaves the…
After the government shutdown and debt-ceiling circus, it seems like the U.S. government is doing everything it can to diminish the stature of our dollar.
As I write the column it looks like the Federal government will find a way to kick the can down the road a bit and defer any major spending decisions until next year.
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