Facebook’s stock declined by more than 20% in trading on Thursday this week. A stock’s price can seem random at times, but (hopefully) it aligns with the underlying financials over time. Unfortunately, a lot of investors don’t actually understand what they’re buying when they purchase stock. By this I mean a lot of people buy…

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We’ve been in a low rate environment for a while. It’s tough to earn a real (after inflation) return on your bonds right now. One option that investors may consider is buying I Bonds from the US government – currently they’re paying 7.12%. For I bonds, interest payments are derived from a “fixed” interest rate…

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The inflation data for September 2021 was released last week. The news? Well, prices continue to rise. September’s observed price increase was 5.4% (from a year earlier). Debate continues as to whether inflation will be “transitory” or if it will be “here to stay” for awhile. You may wonder, “what is the historical relationship among…

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