Taking Stock »

[25 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | 1,162 views]
Do ETFs affect a stock’s performance?

“It’s almost as important, or more important, to figure out if a company or a stock that you own is in an ETF and if that ETF is getting flows; because the likelihood of that stock’s performance over the next three to five years is going to be much more about whether or not it’s in the right ETF, almost as much so, of if in fact they’re delivering the earnings. – CNBC‘s Gary Kaminsky looks at trends in capital markets and why investors should know how much of their …

Risky Business, Taking Stock »

[23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | 1,155 views]
CANT-OR WON’T?  STOCK Act is a bit “loopy”! – updated

Washington (CNN) – It was a rare show of bipartisanship – President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.
“The powerful shouldn’t get to create one set of rules for themselves and another set of rules for everybody else,” the president said at the time.
Lawmakers proclaimed that the bill, officially called the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, would restore …

Give Yourself Credit »

[25 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | 943 views]
FICO, that disturbing four-letter word, is worth your review.

Personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi defines the credit score (FICO), addresses the confusion about credit scores, clarifies popular misconceptions, and shares some tips to help you raise your credit score.
(video 4:54)

Risky Business, Your Financial Fitness »

[31 May 2012 | Comments Off | 949 views]
Ignoring issues – private equity, Facebook’s IPO, policies being pitched by big money with stealthy success – wields risk$.

thisweek with George Stephanopoulos
An economic roundtable covering some significant economic issues to date that can potentially profit or pillage your personal prosperity, your fiscal future, and your financial security.
Guests:  George Will, Liz Claman, Ron Brownstein, Nia-Malika Henderson, and Jennifer Granholm
(video 22:13)

Account For Change »

[15 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | 1,078 views]
More Jobs? Navigating Through All The BLS – Focusing On The Facts, The Numbers, Not The Politics

Ezra Klein, columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg, shares the latest news and data from the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) about the positive economic and employment numbers.
(video 11:44)