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

    Brexit One Year On

    Keep calm and carry on into the unknown.
  3. Laws & Regulations

    American Health Care Act AKA 'Trumpcare' Explained

    The Senate version of the Republicans' "repeal and replace" bill dropped Thursday morning.
  4. Taxes

    Trump's Tax Reform Plan

    The Trump administration has disclosed the broad outlines of its tax reform plan, but details are lacking.
  5. Markets & Economy

    Measuring Inequality: Forget Gini, Go With Palma

    "Ah, the tyranny of the Gini remains strong!" (But there's a better way.)
  6. Markets & Economy

    How China Became the World's Biggest Innovator

    Not so long ago Japan was the clear global leader in IP. China took its place (and the U.S. took the Soviet Union's).
  7. Insights

    The 'Next Warren Buffett' Curse Is Real

    Remember when Sears was the new Berkshire Hathaway?
  8. Insights

    Who Killed Sears? 50 Years on the Road to Ruin

    Management has "substantial doubts" the company can survive its $10 billion losing streak – and counting.
  9. 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.
  10. Politics & Money

    The Top 0.01% Dodge a Third of Their Taxes

    If the mega-wealthy are a third richer than we assumed, society is a lot less equal than we thought.
  11. Markets & Economy

    Is Someone Manipulating the VIX? (VXX)

    "Interesting" trading patterns could mean traders are trying to game a major benchmark.
  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

    Stock Ownership Slips, Inequality Creeps

    Americans were hit hard in 2008, but their skittishness since has fueled inequality.
  14. Politics & Money

    CRFB: Trump's 'Incredibly Rosy' Budget Doesn't Balance

    The White House says its proposal will balance the budget. Try a $625 billion deficit, says a nonpartisan think tank.
  15. 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 ...
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