In this post, I address the assertion by Michael Lewis during his 60 Minutes interview and in his new book, "Flash Boys," that the market is "rigged" by high-frequency traders.
No investment method is foolproof; if anyone tells you otherwise, hold onto your wallet. Taking the right precautions, however, keeps risk to a minimum.
The next time your broker wants to discuss picking mispriced stocks or selecting the next "hot" mutual fund, switch the focus to the amount your portfolio is allocated to international stocks.
Though industry insiders remain cautious, the move illustrates a commitment to eliminating challenges inherent in a cash-flushed cannabis business.
Most individuals associate investing in the marijuana industry with opening a marijuana dispensary are starting a colossal grow operation. But it just so happens that making greenbacks off the green rush may be easier than one might think.
If you are really concerned about the performance of the global markets in January, you should not have any exposure to stocks.
The stock market had an awesome year last year, rising roughly 35 percent. Many investors, inspired by the market's strength, have now decided they want to get in on the gains. However, now is not the ideal time to put money to work in stocks. In fact, it's a horrible time to do so.
There are some alarming crosscurrents taking place in U.S. public equities. Here are my observations.
While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.
Once upon a time in a century far, far away, the U.S. economy was perceived by one and all as in a "Goldilocks" state: not too cold, not too hot, just right."
I thought it would be valuable to take a lesson on fear from legendary investor Warren Buffett. After an epic run in 2013, stocks have taken a breather to start the new year. If you read the recent headlines, you'd probably be scared stiff.
Some in the securities industry have refined the delicate craft of misleading investors into a fine art.
Regardless of your exposure to stocks, a huge market correction can be extremely difficult on investors, but these tips can help you get through it.
Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 600 points, sparking a Gold Bug swoon. Rob McEwen, the executive chairman and chief owner of McEwen Mining has been in the gold mining business for 25 years. So, I turned to him for wisdom and experience on today's dance between the Dow and gold.
While appropriate index investing may be a superior strategy to buying individual stocks or investing in actively managed mutual funds, you may also want to consider the benefit of using passive asset class funds.
The four-letter word in the economy today is debt. Debt lies at the heart of the Fitch Negative Credit Watch and pretty much every other challenge that is going on in the developed world today.