The 1929 Stock Market Crash: A Comprehensive Guide

On October 16, 1929, Yale economist Irving Fisher wrote in the New York Times that “Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau.” Eight days later, on October 24, 1929, the stock market began a four-day crash on what became known as Black Thursday. This crash cost investors more than World War […]

What Caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929?

​By the end of the October 1929 stock market crash, investors had lost $25 billion – $364 billion in today’s terms. Why did the stock markets crash? Are the causes of the crash true today? The answer is that it’s complicated. Rather than a single catalyst, mounting pressures from multiple factors contributed to the crash. These […]

The Yield Curve’s Huge Impact On Your Life

Unless you follow investing closely you may never have heard of the “yield curve” and may not realize how much impact it has on your life. The yield curve predicts to some extent your income over the next few years, whether or not you’ll be able to borrow money and how your portfolio is likely […]

What Is A Deferred Annuity?

You’ve probably heard that annuities are a great way to provide for your future. You may also know that there are different types of annuities: every annuity is either variable or fixed, and either immediate or deferred. This brief guide will tell you everything you need to know about deferred annuities (also sometimes called deferred […]

What Is A Buffer Annuity?

Buffer annuities have been gaining attention in the investment world. At its most basic, a buffer annuity allows you to participate in the growth of a stock market index while protecting you from certain amounts of loss in your savings. There are, however, many details that are worth understanding. First, these annuities will typically cap […]