It was bound to happen. This past week saw a most unusual event occur in the oil market. Crude oil producers actually had to pay refiners to take some forms of crude oil off their hands.
We certainly don’t know yet whether the recent market weakness is the opening slide into a new Cyclical Bear period, or is just a less-damaging “correction” in a longer-running Cyclical Bull.
First, here’s a brief description of how this works. Let’s invest $100 each week into a mutual fund. You are buying shares each week and the price will be different each week.
On Friday the Labor Department reported that December’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 5%. But that’s not the only measure of unemployment that economists typically look at.
Fun Facts: “Love and Marriage” There’s always something of interest in a bunch of numbers, facts, or statistics. They really do tell a story of some kind.
Perhaps none would be your first choice? Paul Schlegel wrote in the October, 2015 issue of Financial Advisor Magazine that some interesting metrics compiled by WalletHub showed that these three states offered student loan borrowers chance…
It’s that time of the year again. Each year, the best-and-brightest at every major Wall Street investment firm present their highly-educated and generously-compensated prognostications for the coming year.
“Bonds is Bonds” is the attitude many investors have when it comes to fixed income investments. That attitude has been dangerous this year, as the bond market has bifurcated dramatically along “quality” lines.