September 9, 2019

With the Federal Reserve once again in the news, it is worth discussing this important organization and its role in the economy and investing.  The Federal Reserve System (or more simply the “Fed”) is the central bank of the United States.  The overall system is comprised of 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks that support the needs of loca...

September 17, 2018

While Internal Rate of Return (or IRR) is most commonly used to help firms determine whether or not a potential project or investment is worth pursuing, it is also a type of performance calculation you may see show up on your statements. This return calculation has to do with the movement of cash into and out of an account and the respect...

August 27, 2018

GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, is a measure of the value of finished goods and services produced by a country, specifically within its borders over a certain time frame. This is different from GNP, or Gross National Product, which is a measure of the goods and services produced by a country’s citizens regardless of where they live. You m...

July 16, 2018

If you’re someone that likes to stay up-to-date on the financial news cycles, you’ve probably heard the term “volatility” tossed around whenever the market starts moving around a lot. The term itself isn’t that difficult to understand. Most of us know what it means when something is “volatile.” But maybe you didn’t know that volatility in...

June 4, 2018

If you’re someone who enjoys following financial news, you’ve probably come across the term “yield.” A little over a month ago, the US 10-year treasury yield crossed 3% for the first time in 4 years and the news cycles made a big deal about it. But what does “yield” even mean? Here’s a quick refresher.


Yield has to do with the amount of i...

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