Your Mind On Money
One of the more complicated areas of the financial world is currency markets. The currency market actually dwarfs both the stock and bond markets and affects almost every other part of the economy, all without being noticed by the typical investor/consumer day to day.
Inversion. Not a word I use regularly in conversation, except for this week.
The past 14 years have provided an almost perfect and complete laboratory for learning important investment notions and concepts.
So what happens if they close the government and nobody notices? Life goes on and we are vibrantly reminded the Federal government is actually not a proxy for our American society, but rather just an expensive provider of limited civil services?
On Aug. 6 President Obama gave a speech in which he addressed the future of the housing market in the U.S., specifically in the context concerning the future of the much-maligned Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
We all have a morning routine. Every morning I roll out of bed and before heading to the shower try to gauge what kind of market the day has in store. I do this by checking the S&P futures market for a look at the stock market and by looking at the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond…
As I discussed last week, 2013 will be my eighth year writing “Your Mind on Money,” and at the end of each year I have done a predictions column outlining some economic and financial market expectations for the coming year. At the end of each year I also grade myself on how I did with last y…
I talk to many people every week, people at different life stages, people with different political outlooks and people with varying levels of business acumen.
This month my family has started down a new, good and expensive road. The new road involves college, and on Aug. 12 I dropped my oldest daughter off at Purdue for her freshman year.
Now that the suspense over regarding whether the Affordable Care Act legislation, aka "Obamacare," will survive the legal test is passed, it’s time to begin looking at the bill from a financial planning point of view, attempting to discern what this law will mean to people in various life stages.
Investors need to be aware of some interesting and emerging trends this week and how these trends, if they continue, could affect investment strategies in important ways going forward.
The hourlong WLPR-FM 89.1 radio show "Your Mind on Money" will broadcast live at 1 p.m. Monday from Ivy Tech Community College Northwest's Gary campus.
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