Learn about consumer confidence, consumer sentiment, personal income, and personal spending reports. Understanding measures of market sentiment can help traders and investors see a more complete picture of market fundamentals.
Whether you use the official name—the Employment Situation—or call it the jobs report, nonfarm payrolls, or unemployment, this report offers insight into many facets of the economy. Here’s a primer.
The Social Security Administration announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.8% for 2019. But is that enough to outpace rising costs in retirement?
Here’s why you need to keep your retirement money growing even when you’re already using it (hint: inflation and longevity).
The correlation between gold and the S&P 500 is typically low, but sometimes they move in tandem. Is the gold rush back on for investors? Watch central banks for possible answers.
Learn how economic growth, inflation and interest rates link to the consumer price index and how the CPI, sometimes called the inflation index, affects the stock market as well as depicts the price of goods and services.
Jerome Powell takes over at the Federal Reserve at a time when a tight labor market could influence the direction and speed of interest rate hikes.
Learn the ins and outs of preferred stock, and the differences between preferred stock, common stock, and corporate bonds.
Learn the different types of inflation, whether higher inflation may be coming, and how it might affect you.
Even though the rate of inflation has been low, it still impacts interest rates, bonds, and your portfolio. Find out more before the Fed’s next meeting.
Growth stocks and growth mutual funds can fit into investment portfolios of people planning to retire in the coming few years, retirement experts say.
Use a blend of off-the-grid economic data—from search-engine trends to a real-time GDP figure—to help inform investing hunches.
Inflation signals are evident in a host of everyday household items, and investors should learn what to look for and how to seize potential opportunities.
The line between “good” and “bad” inflation is a thin one and tough to recognize. We grade the standard inflation measures.
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