Monthly Archives: June 2013

Step-Up CD's

They allow you to take advantage of rising interest rates. When interest rates start to climb, will these be the CDs to own? Step-up certificates of deposit (also called rising-rate CDs) are fixed-income investments with a bit of wiggle room. When you have a CD with a step-up provision, you have a chance to exchange…
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Where Did Inflation Go?

Shouldn’t it be rising with all this bond buying? Consumer inflation just hit a 50-year low. So indicates the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge – the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index maintained by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.1 Besides tracking consumer inflation, the PCE price index measures household purchases, a major factor in GDP…
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Understanding The Markets

What the acronyms signify & what affects investors. Dow. NASDAQ. S&P 500. Fear index. NYSE. Commodity prices. Earnings. Economic indicators. These are the gauges and signposts of investing, but if you stopped most people on the street, you’ll find they have only a hazy understanding of what these terms signify or reference. If you’ve ever…
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