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. Taxes

    Trump's Tax Reform Plan

    The House has passed a version of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Can the Senate pass its own version, and can the two bills ...
  2. Virtual Currency

    How Bitcoin Works

    Miners, hashes, keys, cold storage, blocks - it's confusing. We can help you understand how bitcoin works.
  3. 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?
  4. Taxes

    The House Bill: A Tax Cut, For a While

    Households earning less than $50,000 a year are at risk of whiplash.
  5. Insights

    Who Killed Sears? 50 Years on the Road to Ruin

    Management has "substantial doubts" the company can survive a losing streak that's reached $10 billion, with no end in sight.
  6. Taxes

    Whose Tax Cuts?

    Ten reporters walk into a bar …
  7. Virtual Currency

    CME to Launch Bitcoin Futures

    Bitcoin derivatives are coming to CME.
  8. Stocks

    October Is the Cruelest Month

    Black Thursday? Monday? Tuesday? The other Monday? All in October.
  9. Stocks

    Opinion: Dow 23,000 Is (Even More) Stupid

    The problem's not the 20,000 or the 23,000. It's the Dow.
  10. Politics & Money


    Brexit refers to Britain's leaving the European Union, which could happen in as few as two years.
  11. Taxes

    The State and Local Tax Deduction State by State

    The first big fight of the Republican effort to overhaul the federal tax code is already brewing: what to do about the state ...
  12. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Was I Hacked? Find Out If the Equifax Breach Affects You

    145.5 million Americans may have been affected, and former CEO Richard Smith faces a week packed with Congressional testimonies.
  13. Stocks

    End Times: Ways Elon Musk Believes the World Could End

    A study found that our universe is not an elaborate computer simulation vulnerable to being unplugged on a whim. Doesn't ...
  14. Financial Analysis

    Bernie Madoff

    Bernie Madoff is an American financier who ran a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that is considered the largest financial ...
  15. Virtual Currency

    What Is Bitcoin?

    We know, bitcoin isn't exactly straightforward. If miners, hashes, keys, blocks and wallets have you scratching your head, ...
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