In the long-term, investors in stocks and bonds have different goals but the performance of the two investments has been about the same over the past thirty years.
There is one event and one event only that investors know will happen and for how much on Wall Street; and that is the payment of a dividend. The dividend payment, amount and date are announced well in advance.
Many investors look for help when picking investments. One tool people use is the quarterly filing of institutional investment managers called form 13(f).
If you are using a computer screen to access this article, rare earth elements are involved. Europium, Terbium and Cerium all play key parts in the production of flat panel screens.
There are basically two types of companies: private and public. A private is just that, a company that is wholly owned by a group (or individual), that makes the decisions for the company without having to get approval from any sort of outside agency, i.e. board.
Financial service exchange traded funds (ETFs) haven’t had a banner year so far. How bad is it? Put it this way – if financial ETFs were a major league baseball team, they’d be the Mets.
If you’re rich enough – or otherwise have access to your local private country club’s locker room – sooner or later you’ll hear a pair of wealthy golfers discussing their preferred stock holdings.
According to a recent study by Black Rock International, at the end of February 2011, the global ETF industry had 2,557 ETFs with 5,802 listings and assets of $1.3 trillion (in U.S. dollars) from 140 providers on 48 exchanges around the world.
What to make of the current inflationary economic climate? To hear a government economist tell it, it’s basically “nothing to worry folks. Nothing to see here.”