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Bye, Bye NFCU
Updated: Jul 15, 2013 by ShellBack13  |  35 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Should be zero stars. I have been a member for over 30 years.  I lost two jobs in 2011 and ended up having to short sale my home. Even though read more

Municipal Bonds
Updated: May 23, 2013 by ytytytyt  |  7 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, Municipal Bonds seem to have formed an intermediate bottom. Today (3/18/2013) I bought a little of HYMB (SPDR S&P High Yield read more

Falling Gas Prices Lead Inflation Lower For Second Month
Updated: May 17, 2013 by me1004  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

The April CPI numbers were released today, and the low numbers will encourage the Fed to keep their easy monetary policy. From CNNMoney.com The Consumer read more

Sen. Warren Demands To Know Why Criminal Bankers Aren’t Being Locked Up
Updated: May 16, 2013 by paoli2  |  15 comments  |  Financial News

In a letter (PDF) sent to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Attorney General Eric Holder and SEC Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth read more

Europe Could Drop Interest Rate Below Zero On Excess Bank Deposits
Updated: May 14, 2013 by onyspizza  |  11 comments  |  Financial News

From The LA Times: The European Central Bank could reduce the interest rate it pays on excess bank deposits to below zero to boost growth in the read more

Feds To The (So Called) Saver
Updated: May 14, 2013 by ytytytyt  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, There is thread below that describes how the EU might make the rate negative. http://www.depositaccounts.com/forum/thread/ read more

Fidelity Vs. Vanguard -- Which Is The Best?
Updated: May 9, 2013 by ytyt  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

From MarketWatch.com: Fidelity vs. Vanguard: Which is best? - MarketWatch "Even though Fidelity is a great company with many successful funds, in my read more

Buffet: Economy On The Mend
Updated: May 8, 2013 by ytyt  |  13 comments  |  Financial News

. Dear Readers, Some just will not take a "yes" for an answer, when it comes to the recent improvement in the economy.  :-)  There is no way read more

Structured Notes
Updated: May 5, 2013 by ytytytyt  |  19 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, There is an interesting Note that's based on EURO STOXX 50: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/895421/00009501031300 read more

What Are The Risks Of Low Interest Rates?
Updated: May 4, 2013 by ytytytyt  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

From the PBS News Hour: When the Federal Reserve buys up Treasury bonds to keep interest rates low, is this risky? Paul Solman answers a reader's question read more

Jobless Claims Fall Sharply To 324,000 Last Week. Thank You FOMC!
Updated: May 3, 2013 by 51hh  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

. Dear Readers, The news from Reuters is: "Jobless claims fall sharply to 324,000 last week". http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/0 read more

CD Vs Bond Fund: A Case Study
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 by ytytytyt  |  11 comments  |  Financial News

From The Finance Buff:      my bond fund returned 6%+ a year in the last few years.      If I had bought CDs read more

You Have Short Time To Lobby
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 by ytyt  |  6 comments  |  Ask The Community

. Dear Readers, I feel that Dr Yellen will be an excellent public servant to serve us in the capacity of FOMC Chair-woman, after Dr Bernanke's term read more

Precious Metals / Miners
Updated: Apr 25, 2013 by ytyt  |  19 comments  |  Miscellaneous

Dear Readers, Precious Metals took a tumble last week.  Week before that Gold was around 1610. I bought a small amount last week when it was below read more

Overbought Market? ... Shorted DJIA
Updated: Apr 18, 2013 by 51hh  |  19 comments  |  Ask The Community

Dear Readers, US Market appear to be overbought.  I shorted the DJIA using leaveraged ETF by ProShares - DXD. The DXD tracks Dow Jones Industrial read more

How Financial Advisors Lie To Themselves
Updated: Apr 5, 2013 by ytyt  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

A little self-analysis from Allan Roth:      I'd like to offer you a glimpse into my profession that, hopefully,   read more

CDs Verses Bond Funds
Updated: Mar 22, 2013 by ytyt  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

For those getting their feet wet in bond funds this Vanguard article touches some basics that need to be understood:       What read more

Why The CPI Is Not Misleading
Updated: Mar 21, 2013 by ytyt  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

What is the real inflation? Many people have doubts about the government’s CPI. This MarketWatch commentary makes the case that the CPI isn’t read more

FOMC Statement 3/20/2013 - Good Job!
Posted: Mar 20, 2013 by ytyt  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, FOMC's statement today is at URL: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/monetary/20130320a.htm   Consistent with its read more

Who Uses ETFs?
Updated: Mar 19, 2013 by klink  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, I do, and looks like I've got plenty of well-heeled company. ;-) http://www.millionairecorner.com/article/interest-etfs-ha read more

Webinar By Jack Schwager
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 by ytyt  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, Jack Schwager, the author of several books (notably the "Market Wizards" and "New Market Wizards" will conduct  a Webinar sponsored read more

Lessons Learned From Past DOW Milestones
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 by 51hh  |  10 comments  |  Financial News

From MarketWatch.com: Lessons from past Dow milestones - MarketWatch The reminder for all is that people never learned from past failures as far as read more

How A Lifetime Income Annuity Works
Updated: Mar 7, 2013 by Wil  |  9 comments  |  Financial News

This CNNMoney.com article provides a good overview of lifetime income anuities (also called immediate annuities) along with some of the pros and cons. read more

Mergers Acquisitions Are Important For Banking
Updated: Mar 4, 2013 by ytyt  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Mergers and acquisition has become the most famous process in the business world. The key factor assisting to the explosion of this innovative pattern of read more

Recent Speech By Vice Chair Of FOMC
Updated: Mar 4, 2013 by lou  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, Here is the link to transcript of the recent speech by the Vice Chair of the FOMC. http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevent read more

Dividend Yields, Risk & Returns
Updated: Mar 4, 2013 by ytyt  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Dear Readers, Link to a whitepaper that's about a interesting topics:   "Dividend yields", "Risk" and "Returns"! http://www.globalx read more

All Of Your Quantitative Easing Questions, Answered
Updated: Mar 4, 2013 by ytyt  |  5 comments  |  Financial News

When is it ineffective? When is it justified? And what about unintended consequences? Quantitative easing: All your questions, answered. - Slate