Gold is seen as more trustworthy than any paper currency. And not only is gold alive and kicking, but it needs to play an important role in your portfolio.
America has a debt problem. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. Americans continuously told that debt is good. But these bad habits could bring the economy to a sharp and painful halt.
“The report of my death was an exaggeration.” This famous statement describes a fate shared by both American writer Mark Twain and the anachronistic wristwatch.
During the dot-com boom, IPOs regularly shot to triple-digit gains in their first day of trading. Now most fall dismally flat. But millennials’ interest in Snap could break this IPO rut.
Minimum-wage workers got their increase: Now they’re facing the sharp bite of inflation, which means increasing prices for coffee, ice cream and everything in between.
At the end of 2016, we asked you to write in and tell us your No. 1 priority for 2017 and your No. 1 worry. Income, debt and the economy topped many lists … see if they match up with yours.
Last year, average hourly wages rose at the fastest pace since 2009. And that’s just the beginning… Twenty states will lift their minimum wage in 2017. It’s as if the country has become a giant economic experiment.
As we prepare to tick over to 2017, it’s important that we all take steps to break out of our comfort zones, expand our knowledge base, and take intelligent, calculated risks.
Strong is good. Strong earnings. Strong sales. These paint a picture of economic growth, which is good for the country. But when it comes to the U.S. dollar in a global market … strong is a problem.