The Great Recession left many Americans feeling suspicious of the stock market. Even still, financial advisors continue to recommend investing as a means of financial security. Let’s take a look at the long-term reliability of the stock market so you can decide if it’s the right place for your money.
For many consumers, investing is a daunting prospect. It seems like it should be complex. However, the reality is that investing doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s actually fairly simple. Break it down, and you can get started investing quickly — and without things getting too crazy. Here are four simple steps that can help you start investing!
The recent volatility in the stock market is probably confusing and a little scary to us casual investors; let’s take a look at this recent downturn in the Dow, what’s causing it and what you could/should do about it.
Gold prices fell more than 25% from January 2013 to January 2014, according to Goldprices.org. Silver was down nearly 36% in that same time period. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve's balance sheet ballooned from $3 trillion to $4 trillion in 2013, and has grown nearly fivefold since the beginning of the recession in 2008.