Monthly Archives - October 2017

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After Recent Cyberattacks, Are Your Investments Safe?

News reports recently have been full of tales of cyber attacks against financial institutions. From credit reporting bureau Equifax to the Securities and Exchange Commission, to accounting giant Deloitte, no institution seems to be safe from hackers. With a society that does an increasing amount of business online, that potential vulnerability could wreak havoc on savers and investors. More and More Banking Done Online As the Internet continues to mature, more and more people engage in financial transactions online. In 2013, [...]

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Bubbles as Far as the Eye Can See

Most sane investors have an inkling that financial markets are in a bubble. But just having a general sense that things aren’t right sometimes isn’t enough. Looking at actual statistics can put into perspective just how large some of these bubbles have grown. Housing Bubbles The Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index has moved past its pre-crisis levels and has increased over 50% since 2012. The United States isn’t the only country that’s been affected, as Canadian home prices are up [...]