Some consider the bond market the ugly stepsister to stocks, and tend to ignore this unsexy sibling. However, investors pay more attention to the bond market for warning signals about the health of our economy – not the stock market.
What’s the bond market telling investors today? Will the party continue, or are we going to turn into pumpkins soon?
I give my opinion, and my hot topic of the week, in this week’s podcast!
The unemployment rate fell recently to its lowest point since 2008! That’s great news — but still not great overall. It’s like being on “Dancing With the Stars”, and saying that you danced better than D.L. Hughley or Andy Dick.
Getting a job is still difficult. So what can you do in this economy if you need a job? Many are going back to school to specialize in a skill.
It makes sense because the way employers hire today is different. They’re looking for candidates that proved that they’re able to do something specific, either in a past job or with a certification.
That way, an employer can hire knowing that their candidate will be productive from day 1 without training. Also, certain types of jobs have disappeared and have been replaced by technology (e.g., automation). So you really need a skill now in order to find a job.
How do you pay for college or continuing education? Most importantly, how do you know what to study so that you’ll get a job?
I talk about this plus give an opinion on the stock market in this week’s podcast.
Banks are still being very stingy with their loans. As a result, a new crop of alternative lending businesses have risen. They’re not only competing with banks to provide you with access to loans, but also giving consumers affordable and unexpected options for getting access to capital.
I talk about how alternative lending works and share a laundry list of companies that are giving loans to individuals and small businesses that need loans the most.
Usually when someone offers up a stock market forecast, I run the other direction. However, it’s still a good idea to keep the market’s seasonal trend in mind as the year unwinds. Seasonal trend? Absent of widespread news, investors rely on ritual. The stock market reflects the ritual since it’s basically a peek into the [...]
Eddie Murphy’s 1988 movie “Coming to America” famously stereotyped two locations: Long Island City (in Queens, NY) and Africa. Long Island City has come a long way from the rat trap where Eddie Murphy (Akeem) and Arsenio Hall (Semmi) lived. But is Africa still the exotic expanse of endless plains filled with wild animals and [...]
At the end of the 1991 movie “Thelma and Louise”, the two heroes look across at each other, hold hands, and speed their 1966 Thunderbird off a cliff. It’s probably not the best movie analogy when talking about Washington. But focus in on the fact that two very different people made a fast decision and [...]
In this show, I cover the latest news on the fiscal cliff, what to expect from the market and in your portfolio, and alternative investments. Don’t miss a thing! Friday’s at 12:30 pm EST. Listen to internet radio with The Wall Street Geek on Blog Talk Radio You may also be interested in: That Moment [...]
Investors track indices or other indicators to predict the health of an economy and to predict the stock market. But with dozens of indicators per country, how can you digest what these indicators are telling you? And use them to predict what may happen next? This video gives you three critical steps to create a [...]
The Wall Street Geek is hosted by Michelle Price, Managing Principal of Price Capital LLC in NYC and author of “How to Buy Stocks Online” (available at Amazon). This episode, I’m discussing nuggets of advice I picked up during a government jobs council meeting this week. These nuggets came from highly successful businesses that are [...]
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After turning $1100 into $7015 in the stock market right out of college, the author of "The Wall Street Geek" worked for 15 years on Wall Street. In this investment blog, she gives investment tips and insights to help everyday investors be successful. Read More >>
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