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Yield Curve Inversions and What It Could Mean for Your Portfolio
If you’ve been a follower of financial news you have been hearing about all this talk about the so-called yield curve. In fact, it was fears of a yield curve inversion that have sent the Dow and S&P 500 indices tumbling from their recent highs just before the New Year.Lester Lee
10 Best Investing Books for Teens
Today's teens are expected to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives by the time they graduate high school. Consequently, many strive for the highest paying job possible. But this doesn't have to be the case. If we teach teens to invest early, they can build enough of a nest egg before adult life kicks into full gear that they'll be more comfortable choosing a career for passion rather than income. Whether you're a teen looking to get started early or an adult striving to guide someone younger in your life, the best investing books for teens can help any up-and-coming investor take their allowance and turn it into long-term gains.
Best Udemy Courses for Value Investors
Udemy was founded on the premise that “the world’s best teachers aren’t always found in classrooms.” They offer courses in a variety of topics and in over 50 different languages, so there’s definitely something out there for everyone.Roland Barnes
I Tried Qapital's App, and It Wasn't What I Thought It'd Be
I need to work on being more fiscally stable. Being a writer often means having to weather the highs and lows of a gig economy, and in many cases, you may need to save money in the high times just to make ends meet in the low.Riley Raul Reese
10 Reasons Why Investing in Commodities Is Dangerous
The argument for avoiding commodity investments continuously outweighs any argument which encourages investing in commodities. Commodities are raw materials such as crude oil, natural gas, precious metals, and other natural resources, which people invest in and trade through the stock market. Investing in commodities is dangerous for multiple reasons, and this raw material should be dealt with wisely. The commodities market is a hard one to understand, and some of the risks involved include high commodity prices, long term returns, and unpredictable supply and demand.Morgan E. Westling
Ways to Get Kids into Investing
In 2017, CNBC reported that 46 percent of young adults had nothing in their savings. An additional 21 percent had less than a thousand dollars. These young adults, from ages 18 to 24, are preparing to start their lives. But parents now are looking for ways to get kids into investing so they won't run into the same problems.Brayden Simmons
What to Look for in a Financial Advisor
If the words "personal finance" give you a headache, you're not alone. But the process of finding an honest person who can help you with your financial planning is even more stressful—especially if you don't know what to look for in a financial advisor. If you don't know what to look for, you could end up with someone who doesn't work in the client's best interests. It happens all the time.
Things You Didn't Know About 'Wall Street'
Among the best Wall Street films to watch, the classic 1987 film Wall Street is considered to be the archetypal image of the wealth, surplus, and success of the 1980s. Despite critical and financial success, leading to a lukewarm sequel in 2010, the film had more than its fair share of behind-the-scenes drama. Between this drama between stars Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas, burgeoning technologies, and historical relevance, here are some things you didn't know about Wall Street.Joseph D. N. Kendrick
The 10 Biggest Investment Scandals in History
The finance world is one that is deceptively dramatic. On the surface, finance seems to be the most drama-free industry in existence. People ask, "What's so exciting about number-crunching accountants?"Cato Conroy
10 Signs You Are Not Investing Wisely
Investing your money can be a smart, future-oriented decision, but if you don't know what you're doing, it can also be a complete, financially-ruining disaster. No one can entirely escape the volatility of the market—even Warren Buffet made some terrible investment decisions—but you can make informed, smart choices and decisions in order to maximize your gains and minimize your losses. Everyone wants to become a millionaire through investments alone, and never have to worry about money again. The investment market can be dangerous though, and it's important to watch out for these signs you are not investing wisely in order to avoid some of the major mistakes that could mean the difference between financial independence, and financial ruin.Nicola P. Young
How to Choose an Investment Firm
Choosing to invest in the stock market is always a wise idea, and it's one of the easiest ways to prepare for the future with ease. It's also a fun hobby that allows you to feel the thrill of profiting from your choices, and gives you a better idea of the world around you.Riley Raul Reese
How to Invest in Fine Art as Shares
Most of us don't think of buying art as long term investment options and strategies. More often than not, any paintings or sculptures that decorate our walls and rooms were purchased at a big box retailer like Target. These mass-produced pieces of art are inexpensive and will pretty much never increase in value.Joseph D. N. Kendrick