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Bond prices are worth watching from day to day as a useful indicator of the direction of interest rates and, more generally, future economic activity. Not incidentally, they’re an important component of a well-managed and diversified investment portfolio. Everybody knows that high-quality bonds are a relatively safe investment. But far fewer understand how bond prices
Student loan providers are the groups or organizations that finance a student’s education on the condition that they will be repaid at a later date. Approximately 43 million Americans held federal student loan debt in 2019. These compose the vast majority of student loans. Private loans can make up the difference when federal aid fails
The sports betting industry rakes in hundreds of millions of dollars each year, thanks to a loophole in the law against gambling. While there are several different fantasy sports sites out there, two startups have capitalized on the growing number of sports fans looking for a quick and easy way to get involved with fantasy
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, odds are you’ll work with a real estate agent to help you through the process. Most real estate agents are paid for their services through commissions that are based on a percentage of the property’s selling price. How much money agents make each year
Monitors display Coinbase signage during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Coinbase shares fell on Wednesday after rival crypto exchange Binance.US said it’s dropping certain trading fees for customers. Binance.US, the U.S. affiliate of the
Pro athletes often come under fire for making too much money. Yet a surprising number are far from the top of their game when it comes to managing their wealth. A 2009 Sports Illustrated report estimated that 78% of National Football League (NFL) players file for bankruptcy or are experiencing financial stress only two years
Thinking about graduate school? As if figuring out what to do isn’t tough enough, it’s even tougher to figure out how to pay for it. Depending on the program, graduate school education can cost close to six figures. Even with scholarships and grants, grad students often rely on student loans to get by. Unfortunately, after
TD Ameritrade and E*TRADE are both very large brokerage firms that have been in the online trading business from its early days. E*TRADE was formed in 1982 as an online broker, while TD Ameritrade was founded in 1975 and began online brokerage operations in 1994. Both companies offer commission free stock and ETF trading, and