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  • Vice-President Joe Biden
    Joe Biden is 'dead broke' and has no savings account or bonds
    Despite the allure of sure wealth with fancy clothes and nice digs, Vice-President Joe Biden is "dead broke," according to New York News and Politics on Monday. In an effort to inform Americans that he is "just average Joe,"...
  • Alternative investment options
    Alternative investment options
    As Wall Street becomes more and more confusing, a lot of investors have looked at alternative investments. Alternative investments are considered to be any type of investment that is not traded on a well-known public exchange. In addition to using...
  • Your money counts
    Play like the big boys: Investment 101
    Recently, a Capital Region resident was disturbed when his local bank held an out-of-state check, worth $15,000 for his small business, for more than two weeks. "Where was the money?" asked this local businessman? The funds had been...
  •  Barry Bonds back in baseball as spring training instructor for Giants
    Barry Bonds back in baseball as spring training instructor for Giants
    Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds will be back with the team during spring training. According to an exclusive report by the San Jose Mercury News on Feb. 23, Bonds is set to return to the Giants as a special instructor for the team...
  • CDs as an investment
    CDs as an investment
    A safe, high yield investment can be hard to find in today’s economy. Typically, the investments that have been thought of a high earning do not have a lot of security. Very safe investments, however, are not yielding a lot in the way of...
  • Gerald Celente: Potential risk of a bank holiday because of debt ceiling crisis
    Gerald Celente: Potential risk of a bank holiday because of debt ceiling crisis
    On Oct. 9, trends forecaster Gerald Celente was a guest on the Coast to Coast AM radio show to speak on the ongoing events tied to the government shutdown and upcoming debt ceiling deadline. In his update on the political and economic showdown...
  • Bond Investment
    Bond Investment Advice for Small Businesses
    When deciding where to invest your money as a small business, it’s important to understand your options. Investing your money can be a great idea, or one that thwarts all of your efforts to move forward. Bonds and stocks are common and...
  • The New York Stock Exchange August 19, 2013
    Stock market preview for the week of August 26, 2013
    The S&P 500 broke a two week skid moving higher in three of five sessions while finishing the week up slightly at 0.46%. The index has risen in 97 of 163 sessions this year.Major Stock Market IndexesThe major indexes, the DJIA, S&P 500,...
  • Stock market continues to defy
    Stock market continues to defy
    Three weeks ago I continued my hypothesis about how gold is a barometer for other financial markets with the stock and bond markets being in the "other" category. Specifically, I said the following about gold's immediate future.Gold...
  • What is an investment?
    What is an investment?
    Understanding investments is a basic part of learning how to control your money. An investment can take many forms, but in general, an investment is any type of item that is purchased with the intent of the item returning a profit to the buyer,...
  • U.S. Ten-Year Treasury Surges on Economic Optimism
    Yields move higher on WSJ article regarding Fed’s ‘mapped out’ plan to wind down
    Yields on U.S. Treasuries are soaring higher after the WSJ’s Jon Hilsenrath (thought to be the Fed’s media outlet) published an article on Friday stating that the central bank has mapped out a plan to throttle back its $85B a month in...
  • US Treasury Bonds
    4 types of bonds and how to invest in them
    Bonds, types of bonds and how they work can get confusing. There are different categories of bonds that you can invest in. All bonds carry a maturity date and coupon rate. The coupon rate is the annual interest rate paid and can be compounded...
  • Parenting bonds
    Bond - never be broken nor changed
    "To have a child is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body." Elizabeth StoneMost people have wondered what parenting truly means. Parenting is known to best describe what true love, care and adapt in...
  • Curt Schilling
    Doors to the Baseball Hall of Fame slammed shut
    For the first time since 1996, and only the eighth time ever, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted nobody into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio, owner of 3,060 career hits, came closest to meeting the 75% threshold, falling...
  • Wall Street meets with Mother Nature
    Wall Street meets with Mother Nature
    Along Wall Street on Wednesday, curved in front of office buildings, pod-like rows of pillow-shaped sandbags held back flood waters from Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile, a shell-shocked financial system and very impatient brokers waited for the lights...