You’d think that, in a world where so much information is readily accessible, people wouldn’t need much help gaining perspective on all their financial activities. Yet I’ve noticed a surge in financial press releases offering surveys designed to serve as a benchmark for ranking your own situation. Here are just a few headlines and key..
My recent column on investors seeking safety resulted in many questions on my Ask Terry blog at TerrySavage.com. Obviously, many of my readers are not sleeping well, thinking about the stock market. The questions were more revealing than any answers I could give. After all, a good answer would require knowing a broad range of..
Worried about the stock market yet? Perhaps you should be. The price of stocks always reflects both the current business economy – and the outlook for future growth. Now that outlook has changed. The possibilities of a global economic slowdown – recession – just increased dramatically as the trade wars took a more dangerous turn...
It’s “earnings season” again – the quarterly period when public companies report their profits, and more. Both anticipation and results impact stock prices. Some companies “disappoint and some “beat” expectations. Unless you’re a seasoned investing pro, the frenzy over corporate earnings reports may leave you a bit confused. Here are the basics, and some definitions:..
Bonds are traditionally viewed as the safest of investments. But that myth may be shattered in the months ahead, whether interest rates rise or fall. So, if you’re looking to hide out from the stock market by buying bonds or bond funds or ETFs, you should have a good idea of the risks involved. A..
The stock market cheered signals that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this month. There was no complaint from politicians, who see low interest rates as encouraging economic growth. But what about savers? A decision to cut interest rates will send them on a search for higher yields, and encourage some to take risks..