The balance of payments for a country or nation is comparable to a balance sheet for a company or business. The balance of payments for the United States accounts for all international transactions between individuals, businesses, and government agencies. Each transaction carries a corresponding debit and credit—debits for money leaving, andContinue Reading


What Is the Best Financial Planning for Professional Athletes? Financial planning is a must for professional athletes, who are famous for burning through their six-, seven-, and even eight-figure salaries. Many pro athletes earn in a single year or a few years what the average worker may not see inContinue Reading


Editor’s note: Below you’ll find the week 57 release of the NYC Recovery Index, originally published September 22, 2021. Visit the NYC Recovery index homepage for the latest data. New York City’s economic recovery index took a substantial hit the week of Sept. 11, falling from an overall score ofContinue Reading


Electric carmaker Tesla, Inc. (TSLA) is on a charm offensive in China. Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, recently lauded Chinese electric car makers, calling them “the most competitive in the world.” He has also committed to increasing investments toward the manufacturing and research of electric cars in the country. HisContinue Reading


Franklin Templeton (NYSE: BEN) is one of the best-known investment firms, offering investors a wide range of investment opportunities, including hundreds of mutual funds, to help manage their wealth. Franklin Templeton mutual funds boast highly experienced management teams, disciplined investment approaches, and high marks from funds rating agencies. All dataContinue Reading


Lowe’s Companies Inc. (LOW) is an American home retailing company that provides customers with an extensive range of home improvement products, including items used for home decorating, repair, remodeling, property maintenance, and installation services. Lowe’s offers its products and services to both retail and wholesale customers. Lowe’s reported fourth-quarter earnings in FebruaryContinue Reading


Warby Parker Inc. is a direct-to-consumer eyewear company. It manufactures and sells designer-quality prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, contacts, and related accessories, such as glasses cases and lense-cleaning kits. The company offers eye exams, vision tests, and free home try-ons. It also runs a philanthropic program through which it distributes a glassesContinue Reading


Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) released its 2018 annual report on Feb. 23, 2019, and the letter to shareholders from Chair Warren Buffett contains items of interest to Berkshire shareholders and the general investing public alike. Investopedia studied this letter and found five observations by Buffett that should be of particularContinue Reading


Posted September 28, 2021 by benc  5:30pm ET LIVE premiere today – Subscribe for the alert! Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week’s episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including: ►Yields ScreamingContinue Reading