The Impact of the U.S. Government Shutdown On the Markets

Stocks markets worldwide declined Monday as the U.S. government faced a shutdown due to the Congressional budget stalemate. Today, markets rose, even though the shutdown occurred.  Here are some considerations ...

What We’ve Learned Five Years After the 2008 Crisis

Five years ago this month the world’s financial markets endured one of their biggest crises ever. Lehman Brothers Holdings failed, igniting a firestorm. Within days the unthinkable occurred: Insurance ...

More Stocks Can Mean a More Secure Retirement

Some people who are about to retire make a big mistake: They keep too much of their retirement portfolio in “safe” fixed-income investments, and not enough in “risky” stocks. Some ...