Answers in Current Events

How does the European debt crisis affect the American economy? When can we expect consumer confidence to substantially increase? Learn how political/social events shape our financial situation and influence our financial decisions.
4 votes
No one really knows the answer to your question. What we do know that investing in currency is usually a bet for one and against another. So your odds may seem like 50-50 but consider that more often than not you are not betting against an average investor ...(more)
2 votes
At the margin, a Romney administration might be a little more pro-growth than an Obama administration, but probably not enough to matter all that much. Here are a couple points to consider: The president of the United States has little power over the ...(more)
3 votes
In simplest terms, yes. Romney's background in business in and of itself is a dramatic difference from the current administration. Secondly, the current adminstration has used the EPA to limit expansion of several industries(ie. Energy) and the Healthcare ...(more)
7 votes
Wow, Ethan! Why don't you ask a HARD question?!?!? I will give you my best answer. 1) Who knows for sure, but quite a bit of the down-side domestically has already been "baked in", apparently. 2) Spain is likely a bigger driver of uncertainty right ...(more)
10 votes
The victory of the New Democracy party was anticipated by the big stock market rises in Athens on Thursday and Friday. Key points: The New Democracy Party is in power but nothing of note has changed. Greece remains corrupt, over-indebted, and uncompetitive. ...(more)
8 votes
Ethan - in my opinion, short-term, the Greek election appears to have helped avert a potential disaster scenario as the results suggest less likelihood Greece will withdraw from the EU or the EZ. Long-term, it made little difference as the results did ...(more)
2 votes
George Cones, JD Level 20
Regardless of where one places responsibility for the situation in Greece, Greece can’t inflate its way out of the current economic problem since it is tied to the EURO. Even though it may be difficult for Europeans to fathom a partial (if not total) ...(more)
0 votes
John is spot on! As far as my two cents; no matter how hard Greece tries they are not going to bring down the world economy!
2 votes
Chloe - there are a lot of "ifs" so any answer would be mostly opinion. I believe most investors would be more concerned about the potential domino effect on the European Union should Greece somehow leave whether completely or by dropping the Euro currency. ...(more)
3 votes
If you are relatively young and still contributing to your retirement plans why wouldn't you want to invest in a "down crises driven market"? As the old Chinese saying goes "With Crises there is opportunity". Also, considered that much of the risk is ...(more)
2 votes
Invest according to your risk tolerance and time horizon. Stay diversified and rebalance on the dips and peaks. When adding new money dollar cost average that money into the market and then go live your life.
3 votes
Have you ever saw what lurks at the bottom of a pond. Do you really want to fish there? Try investing and do not speculate.
7 votes
There will always be a crisis - apparent or temporarily hidden. Uncertainty is the permanent condition of the world and the markets themselves. In contrast, think about the investments you might have made in times of confidence and certainty - 1999 ...(more)
28 votes
I think penny stocks are fantastic for the following: Capital Loss generation Promoters and "investor relations firms" who represent the companies People who live far away from a store that sells lotto tickets Anyone who finds themself in some type ...(more)
9 votes
Historical research shows that 85% of stocks trading below $2 eventually go away. That said, you have a 15% chance of even coming away with ANYTHING. Would you go to a casino that gave you 15% odds? That's probably a bad example with the luck I had ...(more)
  • posts per page
  • 15