Sunday , 25 February 2018


Finance

Central Banks Creating A Looming Bubble in Long-Term Debt

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In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2007–2009, analysts and prognosticators have argued over what will likely be the next big bubble: will it be in auto loans, in equities, government bonds, or even in housing again? In fact, the biggest risk facing financial markets may be the financial asset duration bubble. Let me explain why that may well be the case.

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What the Heck Is Going On With the Chinese Yuan?

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If you think that China's currency is a little confusing, you're not alone. Sometimes China devalues its currency on purpose and other times, China hoards gold or dumps U.S. bonds to prop it back up and protect its value. What gives? Today's infographic demystifies the Chinese Yuan.

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In Debt? Consolidate It (Without Using A Service) – Here’s How

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Getting out of debt is rarely simple or painless. It’s a process that takes a great deal of time and requires a significant amount of patience. While there are a number of options to consider (including debt management and bankruptcy), the first step you should take — the least drastic one — is debt consolidation. This article looks at five alternatives, and weight the pros and cons of each.

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Should you keep renting, or should you buy a home?

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Should you keep renting, or should you buy a home? It's an age-old dilemma nearly every American adult wrestles with at some point. No one wants to throw their hard-earned cash away on rent payments they'll never see again when they could be investing in a home that will grow in value and potentially provide a nice return one day. If that line of thinking sounds familiar, Todd Sinai, a real-estate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, would like to stop you right there.

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Doing Next To Nothing In Your Portfolio Is A Winning Approach – Here’s Why

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As of the end of 2015, there were over 15,600 mutual funds, 11,000 hedge funds and 2,100 ETFs...[which] account for almost 50% more...than there are individual stocks and bonds. The paradox of choice makes it extremely difficult for investors to wade through this sea of complexity, but it also increases the temptation to make changes to a portfolio. People have a hard time sitting still in the face of this sheer number of choices, even when there are proven benefits from inaction with your investments. [Let me explain.]

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