A few weeks ago, we asked our Facebook fans what financial education issues they wanted to learn more about during financial literacy month in April. And we received some great suggestions from our fans! Instead of addressing each issue individually, we decided to share the issues and answers here, on our blog.
We asked our Facebook fans what financial education issues they wanted to learn more about during financial literacy month in April. And we received some great suggestions from our fans! Instead of addressing each issue individually, we decided to share the issues and answers here, on our blog.
We asked our Facebook fans what financial education issues they wanted to learn more about and they responded with great suggestions! We enlisted Stuart Ritter, a financial planner, to provide insight right here, on our blog.
With bond yields falling sharply since the 2008 credit crisis and remaining historically low, fixed income investors have been rewarded for venturing into longer-term, more risky sectors in an effort to boost income and returns. However, as seen in May and June, rising rates generally result in principal declines in bonds, and that risk is […]
October 2013 Recent market volatility in response to the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling showdown has naturally unnerved many investors. Some people may elect to make drastic changes to their portfolios to shield themselves from financial losses. But while making fundamental shifts to your portfolio during turbulent market weather may feel like the proper […]
The deadline to raise the U.S. government debt ceiling is rapidly approaching, but Congress has not yet agreed to authorize an extension. Breaching the debt ceiling, which may result in a default, could have major ramifications for the government, the economy, and the financial markets. Indeed, the very discussion of such a possibility has affected […]
By Alan Levenson, T. Rowe Price Chief Economist September 2013 As Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified to Congress earlier this year, the Fed’s plans to taper its asset purchases are not “on a preset course.” Beyond that, the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) published a set of “Exit Strategy Principles” in the minutes […]
Many young workers are worried about how they will be able to retire, particularly with uncertainty about the long-term future of Social Security. And even if Social Security benefits are sustained for older workers, many are still concerned that their retirement savings are unlikely to provide sufficient additional income. Their worries are more than reasonable. Most Americans are not financially prepared for retirement. More than […]
Kenneth A. Orchard, CFA Portfolio Manager, European Fixed Income At the start of this year, we identified eight themes we wanted to watch in Europe during 2013. This week we drill into the risks of potential social unrest in the region when factors such as high unemployment, fiscal change and structural reforms converge as […]