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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

What The Savings and Loan Crisis Tells Us About Investing

The Savings and Loan Crisis of the 1980s is recognized as the most catastrophic collapse of the banking industry since the Great Depression. This crisis, according to the General Accounting Office, caused an estimated $132.1 billion loss to taxpayers. How could this... read more

Investing Lessons Learned From the 1970s Oil Crisis

American life in the 1970s was marked by the massive inflation caused by the Oil Crisis in the Middle East. An oil embargo was placed on the United States in 1973 by OAPEC, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, due to American involvement in the Yom... read more

Investing During Times of Volatility

This last Monday, February 5th, the Dow plunged by a near 1,600 points, making it the largest point drop during a trading day in history. When the market gets volatile, meaning it changes rapidly and unpredictably, your initial reaction may be to sell and get out... read more

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