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When Interest Rates are Negative

When Interest Rates are Negative

Currencies are mainly controlled by the effects of inflation and deflation. Large amounts of inflation are harmful for currencies because the currencies are subsequently worth less, meaning that it will take more of the currency to purchase the exact same good as...

Highest IPOs in History

Highest IPOs in History

In case one thought IPOs had become an obsolete source of cash for companies, think again. 2019 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year for IPOs. In fact, it is looking to surpass even the heyday of the dot-com boom. Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance...

The History and Evolution of Investing

The History and Evolution of Investing

Building Babylon: Where it All Began   Record keeping allowed ancient society to develop investing as we know it today. The Babylonians used a collection of 282 laws that were comprised into what is called the Hammurabi Code. The core mandates of each law...

Are Investment Apps Worth It?

Are Investment Apps Worth It?

We all know that we should be saving and investing, but few of us have a clear idea of how. A lack of financial products and services that "speak our language" is a major stumbling block for many millennials. Lack of financial literacy and increasingly small personal...

Pros and Cons of Biotech Investing

Pros and Cons of Biotech Investing

Understanding the stock market may seem like an impossible task, especially for novice investors. Choosing to purchase shares of an individual company is a major and potentially risky decision. Sector funds and companies that specialize in one particular area such as...

Can a Financial Advisor Help When You’re Investing?

Can a Financial Advisor Help When You’re Investing?

Knowing When to Start Working with a Financial Advisor For most, finance becomes complicated when they obtain an inheritance or a fresh source of income from a new job. A financial advisor can help. A Certified Financial Planner (CFP) is a title given to qualified...

What Are ETFs?

What Are ETFs?

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are baskets of securities such as stocks that trade on exchanges and reflect the broad market, an industry sector or other market index. Examples include Diamonds Trust Series 1 (DIA), which tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average while...

Investing in Large Cap vs. Small-Cap Stocks

Investing in Large Cap vs. Small-Cap Stocks

Small and large-cap stocks are two of the groups that measure the size of a company. Cap is a term used to define a company's market capitalization. Also known as market cap, the figure is a number calculated by multiplying how many shares of a company's stock are...

Stocks with the Biggest Dividend Yields

Stocks with the Biggest Dividend Yields

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) Since 2012, Martin Midstream Partners has had at least four dividend payouts each year. Martin Midstream maintains its partnership license by solely working within natural resources. Its transportation, storage, and processing of...