David Floyd

David Floyd covers economic news, trends and peculiar money stories for Investopedia.com.  He began writing about business and investing shortly after graduating from Kenyon College, and his work also appears on Nasdaq.com, Fusion Money and Kapitall Wire.

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  1. Virtual Currency


    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which could happen in as few as two years.
  2. Markets & Economy

    NAFTA's Winners And Losers

    The White House is reportedly considering to draft an executive order to leave NAFTA. So who benefited from NAFTA, and who ...
  3. Financial Analysis

    Bernie Madoff

    Bernie Madoff ran a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that is considered the largest financial fraud of all time.
  4. Politics & Money

    Donald Trump Wants to "Prime the Pump" – But Why?

    Trump raises a lot of questions about his tax reform (and know-how) with a reference to Keynes. Isn't this supposed to be ...
  5. Politics & Money

    What is the difference between Communism and Socialism?

    Communism and socialism are umbrella terms referring to left-wing schools of economic thought that oppose capitalism.
  6. ETFs

    ETFs: A Derivative By Any Other Name

    Despite two decades of assurances, ETFs may well be dangerous. Remember what they used to say about mortgage-backed securities?
  7. Stocks

    Value Investing: Why You're Doing It Wrong

    Benjamin Graham, the original value investor, would be 123 today. He might not like what he sees.
  8. Stocks

    Rise and Fall of a Wall Street Darling: Chipotle (CMG)

    This is the story of how Chipotle's stock, once a fast-casual juggernaut, crashed and burned – and what happens next.
  9. Politics & Money


    Trumponomics is a term for the economic policies of President Donald Trump.
  10. Taxes

    White House Officially Announces Tax Reform Plan

    The Trump administration has disclosed the broad outlines of its tax reform plan, but details are lacking.
  11. Politics & Money

    Trump's First 100 Days: Better Luck on the Next 100

    Trump's "Contract with the American Voter" made 28 specific promises about his first 100 days. He didn't even get close.
  12. Buzz & Trending

    The Long, Weird History of Basic Income – And Why It’s Back

    Read our detailed history and learn why the old dream of a universal basic income is back on the minds of the public, politicians, ...
  13. Markets & Economy

    How Many People Work in the Coal Industry?

    President Trump has promised to save the coal industry from irrelevance. But how many jobs are really at stake?
  14. Stocks

    End Times: Ways Elon Musk Believes the World Could End

    Make no mistake, we're doomed. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk thinks Armageddon could happen in any of several ways.
  15. Commodities

    This Material Is 85% of Everything We Mine, and It's Running Out

    Of all the world's extractive industries, this one may be the most worrying.
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