Financial Investing Blog


Seasonal Trends in the Forex Market


Learn about the predictable behaviors of some currencies throughout the calendar year.

What Are the Indicators for China's Stock Market?


Learn the most commonly followed market and economic indicators used by market analysts to track the Chinese stock market and China's economy.

Roth TSP vs. Roth IRA: How Do They Compare?


Roth TSPs and Roth IRAs are similar retirement savings plans, but there are key differences that make one a better choice for you.

What to Expect in the Markets This Week


The Fed holds its first FOMC meeting of 2022, and some of the world’s most valuable companies report earnings.

Who Actually Owns Student Loan Debt?


Find out how the U.S. federal government effectively nationalized the American student loan market with a small section of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Inherited IRA Distributions and Taxes: Getting It Right


If you have inherited an IRA account, you do not need to turn it over to the estate regardless of whether it is stated in the will.

What You Need to Know About 2021 Personal Income Taxes


The deadline for tax 2021 returns is April 18, 2022, for most people. Learn about phase-outs, inflation adjustments, credits, and deductions.

Contribution Limits for IRAs, 401(k)s in 2022


Contribution limits for IRAs, 401(k)s, and other plans can change from year to year due to cost-of-living adjustments. Here are the changes for 2022.

What You Should Know About Same-Sex Marriage Tax Benefits


Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, same-sex couples can now take advantage of marriage tax benefits—or they may end up paying a “marriage penalty.”

Nasdaq Correction Deepens as Stocks Slide


U.S. equity markets are falling, with the Nasdaq sinking deeper into correction territory as shares of streaming service providers drop.

Chase Announces a New Instacart-Branded Credit Card


News of Chase announcement about an Instacart co-branded rewards credit card coming this spring

Should a 401(k) Be in an Annuity?


Housing a retirement plan inside a variable annuity contract offers some big advantages, but mostly if the account holder is close to retirement.

Put $10,000 in the S&P 500 ETF and Wait 20 Years


Find out what you should expect if you invest $10,000 in the S&P 500 exchange-traded fund (ETF) and wait 20 years.

Day Trading: The Basics & How to Get Started Fast


What is day trading? Read this introductory article to learn a bit more about day trading, who does it, and how it works.

Investing in Stocks: How to Start for Beginners


From the minimum amount of money needed to open an account to what types of investments to choose, this guide will help you start investing.

How to Use a Limited Purpose FSA (LPFSA)


A limited purpose flexible spending account (LPFSA) uses pretax dollars to cover dental and vision care expenses. Here is how it works.

What Are the Best Measurements of Economic Growth?


Learn how economists and statisticians track economic growth and why GDP might not be the best measurement of real economic gains.

The Top 5 U.S. Cities With the Highest Minimum Wage


Learn how awareness campaigns have led to minimum-wage hikes in several large cities, and discover which U.S. cities have the highest minimum wages.

5 Companies Owned by Square (Block)


Stitch Labs, Weebly, Verse Technologies, Eloquent Labs, and Third Party Trade are all major companies owned by Square (Block).

The NYSE and Nasdaq: How They Work


Learn some of the important differences in how the NYSE and Nasdaq operate and the securities that trade on each exchange.

SoFi Obtains Charter to Become a National Bank


News story concerning Fintech company Sofi entering the banking market by obtaining a national banking charter from the Federal Reserve and OCC

Today's Mortgage Rates & Trends - January 21, 2022: Rates ease


Mortgage rates edged slightly lower Thursday, after surging earlier in the week to their highest levels since March 2020.

10 Years After the Financial Crisis: The Impact on Small Business


Small businesses were hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis. Here's what happened—and how they fared in the decade that followed.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek More Than Doubled Salary in 2021


Disney CEO Bob Chapek earned $32.5 million, more than double his salary from the previous year as did his predecessor Bob Iger.

Disney (DIS) Falls After Disappointing Earnings Report


Disney shares are falling after the company reported disappointing earnings that included a slowdown in Disney Plus subscriber growth numbers.

Stocks, Oil, Cryptos Decline on Rate Worries


Financial news digest for Jan. 21 with stock, bond, cryptocurrency and markets news. Breaking news on companies, MNA, earnings and interest rates.

Analysts Bullish Ahead of Tesla's Earnings Call


Analysts are expecting Tesla (TSLA) to exceed Wall Street expectations during its earnings call next week.

Compare Today's Best Mortgage Rates


Compare mortgage rates across 18 different products for both purchase and refinance and see how they stack up across the country.

The Best 20-Year Mortgage Rates for 2022


The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best 20-year mortgage rates, all collected here.

The Best 15-Year Mortgage Rates for 2022


The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and collected the best 15-year mortgage rates.

The Best 10-Year Mortgage Rates of 2022


The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best 10-year mortgage rates, all collected here.

The Best Jumbo Mortgage Rates for 2022


The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best jumbo mortgage rates, all collected here.

The Best 30-Year Mortgage Rates for 2022


The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best 30-year mortgage rates, all collected here.

Compare Today's Best Mortgage Refinance Rates


Compare mortgage refinance rates across 18 different products, from 30-Year Fixed to 5/6 ARMs and everything in between.

Investopedia Anxiety Index


The Investopedia Anxiety Index is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of over 20 million Investopedia readers around the world.

Fed Paper on US Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)


The Federal Reserve Board has released a discussion paper that examines the pros and cons of creating a U.S. central bank digital currency (CBDC).

Can a Family Survive on the U.S. Minimum Wage?


The annual earnings of a full-time worker with a family of four, making the federal minimum wage, fall well below the poverty line.

How Getting a Raise Affects Your Taxes


Many people think they may actually make less overall because they are paying more taxes.

Netflix Earnings: What Happened with NFLX


Netflix's (NFLX) Q4 2021 earnings smashed analysts' estimates, while revenue matched. Global paid streaming memberships missed expectations.

Who are Walt Disney's Main Competitors?


Creating entertainment has been Walt Disney's niche since the 1920s; however, it now faces ever-increasing competition from rivals.