VIDEOS and PHOTO SLIDESHOW In a world crawling with things that go bump in the night, fresh terrors lurk behind every corner. There are the usual suspects — slithering snakes, terrifying tarantulas, that clown from your sixth birthday party. But in today’s age, we’re just as likely to be haunted by credit default swaps or… » Continue Reading
Personality, age and background influence your investment decisions more than you might think, finance prof says
Anatomy of an Investor: Theories on how to play the stock market abound. Buy low, buy companies whose leadership you admire, invest in organizations that reflect your personal values. And don’t count out the ever-popular strategy of throwing darts at the newspaper’s financial pages. Every investor hopes he or she has figured out how to beat the system and turn a huge profit.
Balance Due: The United States is in the midst of an economic crisis that is threatening the country’s financial stability, as well as the global economy. The crisis began with a collapse in the subprime mortgage market, and, in short order, longstanding institutions such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, as well as several well-known banks, failed, filed for bankruptcy or were taken over.