James E. McWhinney

James E. McWhinney

James McWhinney has been a professional writer for nearly two decades. He has worked for many of the nation's top mutual fund providers and banks in addition to numerous magazines, websites and other publications. He specializes in financial services and travel.

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  1. Home & Auto

    When Is the Best Time for You to Buy a House?

    Making what is likely to be the single most expensive purchase of your lifetime shouldn’t be done on a whim.
  2. Economics

    How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit consumers as well.
  3. Economics

    Confused How The IMF, World Bank, & WTO differ?

    From loans to Athens and trade deals in Asia to economic reports on the world’s most successful and most troubled economies, these organizations make headlines across the globe
  4. Investing

    Risks & Rewards Of Investing In Bitcoin

    Since Bitcoin is not a company and therefore does not have a publicly traded stock, how can you invest in it?
  5. Investing

    The Economic Impact of US-Israeli Relations

    The relationship between the United States and Israel is a lightning rod for controversy and is mired in politics and emotion.
  6. Forex Education

    Top Economic Factors That Depreciate The $US

    A variety of factors contribute to currency depreciation, including monetary policy, inflation, demand for currency, economic growth and export prices.
  7. Economics

    Can Bitcoin Kill Central Banks?

    Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer unofficial currency that operates without government or central bank oversight. Can Bitcoin kill off the need for central banks?
  8. Options & Futures

    Taking Measure: Gold, Diamonds and... Karats?

    We look at the difference between karats and carats, as well as investment opportunities in gold and diamonds.
  9. Bonds & Fixed Income

    How To Read A T-Bill Quote

    If you want buy and sell US Treasury bills, you need to learn to read the quotes.
  10. Forex Education

    Why Governments Are Afraid Of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network and cryptocurrency. Governments may fear Bitcoin because its value is determined by users and not central governments or banks.
  11. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Pros & Cons Of Bond Funds Vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building your diversified bond portfolio.
  12. Investing

    US-Saudi Relations: A Complex Scenario

    The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a long, complex story with numerous twists and turns.
  13. Economics

    The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring more freedoms to Cuba.
  14. Economics

    China's Push for Investment in North Korea

    We look at how the Chinese government is actively encouraging businessmen to invest in North Korea, including issuing a guidebook.
  15. Trading Strategies

    Making The Trade: Understand Order Types

    Buying and selling stock can be a lot like buying or selling a car. Traders should use and understand tools such as market orders, limit orders, day orders, and good-'til-canceled orders to ensure price ...
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