The Return to Volatility: Part II By Jonathan V Bever
Investing from the end of the diving board
By Kirk Larson
Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist
Every birthday deserves celebration, but some seem a little more special than others. Think of a baby’s first birthday. Sweet 16. The “Big 4-0.” Then, before you know it, along comes 65. This last milestone is especially important to retirees.
By Jonathan V. Bever
This February we have seen the return of volatility in the stock markets. Believe it or not shorting the VIX or shorting volatility has been a popular trade for a few years. Anyone with long term investment experience knows that sooner or later market fluctuations will begin again; this February it certainly has.
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It’s that time again - the end of a fiscal year and that means tax season is just around the corner. With each passing filing it seems as though young professionals are turning their backs on financial professionals such as accountants, investors, and advisors, and turning to the technological solutions.
Green, clean energy has reached new heights in North America. There are more hybrids than ever on the streets, wind turbines out above the cornfields, solar panels on roofs, and even that new convenience store down the street is LEED certified. It’s not a trend; it’s a shift away from fossil fuels—oil, coal, and natural gas.