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Weekly Market Digest: Breaking Down Facebook’s Libra

Weekly Market Digest: Breaking Down Facebook’s Libra

U.S. stocks finished the week at new all-time highs on the heels of Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony and release of the FOMC minutes. After a stronger-than-expected jobs report and a pickup in inflation, all eyes were on the Fed to reiterate...
What Moved the Markets in June?

What Moved the Markets in June?

Overview Optimism on trade paired with indications the Fed will cut rates drove all major asset classes higher. By changing tune on the direction of rates, the central bank indicated concern about mixed economic data points and the ongoing possibility of the...
Where Is the Best Place to Keep Your Cash?

Where Is the Best Place to Keep Your Cash?

For a short-term savings alternative, where should you turn? If you have a long-term investment strategy, then you understand the importance of making your money work for you. But do you apply that same approach to smaller sums of money that could be working...
What Does it Mean When a Public Company Goes Private?

What Does it Mean When a Public Company Goes Private?

Last month, national bookseller Barnes & Noble announced that it would be acquired by a private equity firm after years of struggling to compete with Amazon. Barnes & Noble is a publicly held company, so the transaction has been referred to as “going...
Weekly Market Digest: Thinking About an Emergency Fund?

Weekly Market Digest: Thinking About an Emergency Fund?

This week saw markets focus in on two important developments that have been a common thread in the second quarter: The US/China trade war and the Federal Reserve’s potential pivot towards accommodative monetary policy. On the trade war front, market...
Direct Listing vs. IPO – What’s the Difference?

Direct Listing vs. IPO – What’s the Difference?

Business chat and instant messaging company Slack Technologies Inc. went public on June 20, but not in the way that most businesses go public. Instead of doing an initial public offering (or IPO), Slack executed a direct listing. Also sometimes referred to...
How to Increase Your Net Worth

How to Increase Your Net Worth

“Net worth” is an oft-misunderstood term — we tend to think of net worth as it relates to billionaires and celebrities, but not to ourselves. However, we all have a net worth, and understanding your own can be a powerful tool to help guide your current...
Weekly Market Digest: The Fed Indicates Potential Rate Cuts

Weekly Market Digest: The Fed Indicates Potential Rate Cuts

Stocks gained for the week, with the US market fully recovering losses from May and reaching all-time highs. With earnings results in a slow period, trade and interest rates remain the primary drivers of price moves. On trade, investors regained some...
Make Every Penny Count With Personal Capital Cash™

Make Every Penny Count With Personal Capital Cash™

If you asked me how much I’m earning in interest on my savings account, I couldn’t tell you. What I do know, is that the numbers on my statement next to the word “interest” are in cents. Not dollars. I had a hunch that I wasn’t the only one...