Central Banks globally are using monetary policy to attempt to stimulate economic growth. Many opinions have been written about this idea that Quantitative Easing (QE) could potentially lead the US into a situation where we experience hyperinflation. Some of these articles reference the Weimar Republic of Germany, post WWI or Hungary, post WWII as baselines of countries that used to
Just as a car salesperson uses the "blue book" to gauge the approximate price for a newly acquired vehicle, you can use market benchmarks to gauge the approximate performance of your mutual fund investments. Each market index tracks a representative sampling of stocks, bonds, or other securities that may be similar to the holdings in your investment portfolio.
Identity thieves are upping their game. In their relentless pursuit of your personal identifying information (PII) they are constantly evolving in their technology and their techniques to stay one step ahead of you. In past blog posts we have outlined the steps you need to take to fortify your defenses against identity theft.