What are Asset Classes?

What is an Asset Class? An asset class is a group of securities that behave similarly and are subject to the same laws and regulations What are the Different Asset Classes? Equities (Stocks) - owning part of a publicly held company. Equities historically outperform other asset classes and are generally the most volatile asset class. Fixed [...]

By |June 21st, 2013|Featured, Financial Education|0 Comments

What are the BRICS & N11?

Photo by GovernmentZA What are the BRICS? The BRICS stand for Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. What do all of these countries have in common? Well, they are all developing or industrial countries that are known for their fast-growing economies. Together they represent over 40 percent of the world's population, and more [...]

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Important Economic Indicators

Leading, Lagging, and Coincident Indicators   Leading indicators are short-term predictors of the economy. Such indicators include the money supply, interest rates, building permits, and surveys. Lagging indicators are indicators that show the past state of the economy. Such indicators include the unemployment rate, company earnings, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the Consumer Price Index (CPI). [...]

By |June 19th, 2013|Financial Education|1 Comment

What Is Quantitative Easing?

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By |June 17th, 2013|Financial Education|17 Comments