Consumer prices in Venezuela grew at an astounding rate of more than 65,000% year over year in 2019, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). By 2020, it had settled down to a mere 2,360% annually. Considering that central banks like the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central BankContinue Reading


Dividend-paying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been growing in popularity, especially among investors looking for high yields and more stability from their portfolios. As with stocks and many mutual funds, most ETFs pay their dividends quarterly—once every three months. However, ETFs that offer monthly dividend returns are also available. Monthly dividendsContinue Reading


USA’s Sunisa Lee (gold) celebrate son the podium during the medal ceremony of the artistic gymnastics women’s all-around final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on July 29, 2021. Lionel Bionaventure | AFP | Getty Images If last year’s biggest corporate media challengeContinue Reading


The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) latest release Black Widow is turning into a fount of controversies. The movie, which recorded Hollywood’s best weekend opening of the year only to crash to one of the lowest box office grosses for a Marvel movie, generated headlines after theater owners criticized Disney’s businessContinue Reading


A company’s balance sheet can show you many different things about the business—an important document if you’re considering it as a potential investment. As an investor, you can use the balance sheet to see how much money a company has, as well as how much it owes to its creditors,Continue Reading


The life insurance market in the United States is both massive and highly competitive. Though bigger may not mean better, either for consumers or for investors, it does imply a degree of longevity and financial stability in the life insurance business. Life insurance is a policy or contract that guaranteesContinue Reading


Economics is generally regarded as a social science, although some critics of the field argue that economics falls short of the definition of a science for a number of reasons, including a lack of testable hypotheses, lack of consensus, and inherent political overtones. Despite these arguments, economics shares the combination of qualitativeContinue Reading


Mortgage crisis. Credit crisis. Bank collapse. Government bailout. Phrases like these frequently appeared in the headlines throughout the fall of 2008, a period in which the major financial markets lost more than 30% of their value. This period also ranks among the most horrific in U.S. financial market history. ThoseContinue Reading


Stock prices are determined in the marketplace, where seller supply meets buyer demand. But have you ever wondered about what drives the stock market—that is, what factors affect a stock’s price? Unfortunately, there is no clean equation that tells us exactly how the price of a stock will behave. ThatContinue Reading