Inflation & Your Money


“If the current annual inflation rate is only 2.2%, why do my bills seem like they're 10% higher than last year?” Many of us ask ourselves that question, and it illustrates the importance of understanding how inflation is reported and how it can affect investments. ¹ Inflation is defined as an upward movement in the [...]

Inflation & Your Money2019-08-16T16:51:45+00:00

A Look at Diversification


Ancient Chinese merchants are said to have developed a unique way to manage their risk. They would divide their shipments among several different vessels. That way, if one ship were to sink or be attacked by pirates, the rest stood a good chance of getting through and the majority of the shipment could be saved. [...]

A Look at Diversification2019-08-16T16:44:29+00:00

The Business Cycle


What has upswings and downturns, troughs, peaks, and plateaus? Though such terms could easily describe a roller coaster ride, in fact they are commonly used to refer to something known as the business cycle. The business cycle — also known as the economic cycle — refers to fluctuations in economic activity over several months or [...]

The Business Cycle2019-08-16T16:38:30+00:00
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