No getting around it: August was a rollercoaster. Market volatility increased, understandably impacting investor confidence. So what do we have to look forward to in the near future – an upswing, a downswing, more of the same?
According to a recent article in the Washington Post, economists are warning that specific economic signs are pointing to a recession. As a result, experts believe the Federal Reserve will begin to lower interest rates in an effort to reinvigorate the economy.
If your business is prepared for a market correction, it can be an advantageous environment for borrowing money.
Last month, I revisited a Business News Daily article published toward the end of 2018 that forecasted trends across the business landscape for the coming year, and offered my perspective based on the experiences I had in the first half of the year. Following is the remainder of the predictions, accompanied by my thoughts on how they’ve played out thus far.
Last November, I read an article in Business News Daily that attempted to foresee some of the trends that lay ahead for small businesses in the coming year. Now that we're halfway through that year, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to take a look at some of their predictions, and offer my own perspective based on what I've seen so far.
Steven Wright’s quintessential, dry-witted line about excess probably doesn’t do much for most of us, other than cause a chuckle. We probably aren’t looking for a deeper meaning or applying it to our everyday life. However, I thought it might be interesting to examine a few well-known idioms/quotes/sayings and explore how we might use them to make practical applications to our personal finances.
If you are a fan of the mundane things in life, then 2018 was not your kind of investment year. On the other hand, if you thrive on the wild side, then the markets did their best to take you along on an adventure. A challenging year to say the least. The same might be said about 2019 once it is in the books.