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  1. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming ...
  2. 3 Things That May Happen at FOMC Meeting

    We are keeping a close eye on what the Fed will say about economic outcomes and participants’ ...
  3. Why the Fed’s Rate Increase is Good (Not Bad) ...

    The Fed's widely decision to raise interest rates has garnered plenty of attention, ...
  4. The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to

    As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation ...
  5. 4 Simple Actions to Consider After Fed Liftoff

    This week, after months of anticipation, the Fed initiated its first rate hike in ...
  6. What a Rate Hike Might Mean for Stocks

    Here's what investors should expect if interest rates rise.
  1. 3 ETFs to Play the Fed's Interest Rate Decision ...

    These three ETFs offer strong ways to play the Federal Reserve's decision not to ...
  2. Short-Term Funds or Fixed Deposits: Is One Better?

    Choosing between short-term funds and fixed deposits? Here's what you need to know. ...
  1. Credit And Debt Management

    America is addicted to debt. Learn how to manage your credit and keep debt from ruining ...
  1. How does the Wall Street Journal prime rate forecast work?

    Learn about the Wall Street Journal's prime interest rate methodology. Discover trailing financial indicators, and engage ...
  2. What is a basis point (BPS)?

    A basis point is a unit of measure used in finance to describe the percentage change in the value or rate of a financial ...
  3. Do lower interest rates increase investment spending?

    Learn how the Federal Reserve Board uses monetary policy and the federal funds rate to influence long-term interest rates ...
  4. Who decides when to print money in the US?

    Learn who decides to print money in the United States. Many people relate credit creation, which is the Fed's job, with printing ...
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