How Currencies Can Create Crisis

Reach into your wallet and pull out a dollar bill. That bill is a medium of exchange built upon trust. If one day nobody were to trust the U.S. dollar as a medium of exchange, the crisp dollar bill in your hand would be nothing but fancy toilet paper. It happened to...

Buying Opportunities In The Bond Market

As an investor, it is important to understand how interest rates affect bonds. Once you understand this relationship, you can keep a keen eye on the Federal Reserve’s adjustments of interest rates to identify a buying opportunity. The Great Bond Massacre of 1994 is a...

Taking Advantage of Market Declines

On October 19, 1987, Wall Street watched with disbelief as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged a near 23%, giving birth to the event that is now referred to as Black Monday. This crash sparked fear among investors about the certainty of markets as it was the...