September 2013 archive

Two Formulas That Lead to Financial Success

Personal Savings and Investment are Important for the Economy Managing money is not complicated. The issues associated with handling money are technical but can be accomplished by the average person. Many people think that becoming wealthy requires a specific level of knowledge that they can’t attain. They think that building wealth is too complicated and …

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The U.S. Federal Reserve can and should create a ‘QE National Job Infrastructure Program.’

`Revenue Bonds’ The Federal Reserve dual mandate of price stability and full employment are cornerstones of U.S. economic viability. The Feds have successfully brought the U.S. economy out of the 2008 financial crisis with its zero interest rate policy to stimulate economic growth and employment. Its QE program for purchasing of bonds and mortgage backed …

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U.S. Triple-A Rating Confirmed

Underneath the Hood of Developed Markets Moody’s affirmed its outlook on the U.S.’s credit rating to stable triple-A rating after nearly two years of being under the shadow of the ratings firm’s review. The improved outlook reflects a lower U.S. government’s debt trajectory which through 2018 is declining more than anticipated back in August of …

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Teaching Teens About Investing

How to Budget: Tips for Teaching Your Child to Budget Investment principles like diversification, compounding and dollar-cost averaging is fundamental education for teenagers. Financial education should be part of every family conversations. Beginning financial educations early and making it a part of their life’s basic training is crucial for teenagers before they step out into …

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Feds Forward Guidance Critical for Economic Growth

Fed Influenced by Yellen Bill Gross, manager of the world’s largest mutual fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., talks about the Federal Reserve’s leadership and its decision not to reduce its asset purchases. The big story in the news, “Will tapering begin in September?” Fed officials came out open to the idea, pointing out the …

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A Low Interest Rate Environment and the Elimination of the Trade Deficit are Crucial for Economic Prosperity

`Revenue Bonds’ These should be the primary indicators to attach to the tapering of QE. It is as important to bring the debt to manageable levels as it is expanding the economy. The two should be intertwined as far as monetary policy is concerned. If this be factual, then economic growth is just as important …

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European Monetary Union at Crossroads

Europe Can Still Lower Interest Rates Great story circulating, Spanish Premier Rajoy is waiting for conditions in which he can garner easier terms for a Spanish Bailout, suggests a compromise whereby he can accept a rescue with honor intact, has been found. The European Union did win the Nobel peace prize. And now saving the …

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QE’s ultimate ‘tapering’ strategy

Bernanke: Current Fed Funds Rate Is Appropriate The stated intention of the Federal Reserve is to maintain low interest rates, stimulate the economy and foster a climate of job creation while lowering the U.S.’s debt servicing costs and generating a profit on its portfolio. Instead of tapering methodically, the Federal Reserve may look to surgical …

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Invest Wisely and Avoid These Mistakes

Four Common Investment Tips That You Should Never Use In an age where it’s pretty much up to us to save for retirement, the last thing we need is bad investment advice. MarketWatch’s Jim Jelter discusses four investment tips that should be avoided at all cost. It has been nearly five years since the depths …

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