Now we know: ETFs have made the investing world a better place

As long as I can remember, people have worried about ETFs. When I was trading ETFs back in 2005, my partner and I used to wonder if they would increase correlation in the stock market — the property of stocks moving together, like a marching band. Over the short term, as in seconds and minutes, this was … Continue reading Now we know: ETFs have made the investing world a better place

The one thing you probably haven’t done in quarantine — but should

There are a lot of responsibilities at home now, but overseeing finances is just as important. Most Americans are spending much more time in their homes during the COVID-19 crisis, which means they’re working, caring for family, cooking, cleaning and exercising all in the same space. Doing those tasks with not much of a physical … Continue reading The one thing you probably haven’t done in quarantine — but should

These money and investing tips can help you manage the ‘new abnormal’ realities of the coronavirus-damaged economy

These money and investing stories offer ways to manage your financial portfolio and to invest strategically as we all come to terms with the “new abnormal” life the coronavirus pandemic has brought us. Mark Hulbert, in an article called "Despite the stock market’s breathtaking rally, investors are closer to despair",goes into a in-depth analysis,that,for my … Continue reading These money and investing tips can help you manage the ‘new abnormal’ realities of the coronavirus-damaged economy

Do I have to pay back my $1,200 stimulus check? Don’t fall for these 5 myths about the stimulus payments

‘You’re going to get the refund you qualify for, and this check.’ The $2.2 trillion stimulus bill that authorized direct checks to millions of Americans is a sprawling and complicated piece of legislation — true story. But here’s another true story: your money is yours to save, spend, invest or donate because it’s not a loan Uncle Sam is expecting you … Continue reading Do I have to pay back my $1,200 stimulus check? Don’t fall for these 5 myths about the stimulus payments

Zoom is Now Worth More Than the World’s 7 Biggest Airlines

CHART OF THE WEEK Zoom Is Now Worth More Than The 7 Biggest Airlines Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have transitioned to working—and socializing—from home. If these trends become the new normal, certain companies may be in for a big payoff. Popular video conferencing company, Zoom Communications, is a prime example of an organization … Continue reading Zoom is Now Worth More Than the World’s 7 Biggest Airlines

To survive the next few months, you only need two assets, says this money manager

Another 3 million Americans filed for jobless claims this week. And markets are showing less resilience than they have been, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell put a pin in hopes that global economies can rebound quickly from the pandemic. And warnings from big investors over too-pricey stocks have been plentiful. So one money manager who advises keeping things stripped for speed right … Continue reading To survive the next few months, you only need two assets, says this money manager

INTEREST RATES WENT NEGATIVE | GOODBYE SAVINGS

Interest Rate Futures just began trading negative - here is what this means, how negative interest rates would impact you, and how you could get paid to borrow money - enjoy! On May 8th, MarketWatch published an article on what’s known as the Federal Funds Rate…which is the interest rate that BANKS charge OTHER banks … Continue reading INTEREST RATES WENT NEGATIVE | GOODBYE SAVINGS

Ranked: The Megaregions Driving the Global Economy

View the full-resolution version of this infographic Ranked: The Megaregions Driving the Global Economy f you’ve ever flown cross-country in a window seat, chances are, the bright lights at night have caught your eye. From above, the world tells its own story—as concentrated pockets of bright light keep the world’s economy thriving. Today’s visualization relies on data … Continue reading Ranked: The Megaregions Driving the Global Economy

Visualizing China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject

View a high resolution version of this graphic Visualizing China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject Costing between $4-8 trillion and affecting 65 countries, China’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is the granddaddy of all megaprojects. By the time of it’s estimated completion in 2049, OBOR will stretch from the edge of East Asia all the way to … Continue reading Visualizing China’s Most Ambitious Megaproject