The panic lurking in the municipal bond market

Jan 26, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace New York bureau chief Heidi Moore about the current state of the municipal bond market.
Posted In: Investing

Just say No

Jan 24, 2011
Equity-indexed annuities are appealing. It's a contract that allows the annuity buyer to enjoy some of the upside performance of the stock market...
Posted In: insurance, Investing

Upstart agency touts credible credit ratings

Jan 20, 2011
Building on his corporate-detective work, Jules Kroll launches a bond-rating agency to challenge big credit firms shamed by the mortgage bust.
Posted In: Investing

The changing role of the venture capitalist

Jan 18, 2011
Kai Ryssdal talks to William Draper, the author of "The Startup Game," which explains how the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is vital to the success of the American economy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Investing

Municipal bond market is still struggling

Jan 14, 2011
More than two years after the financial crisis' credit crunch, many cities and states are still feeling the effects -- worries about budget deficits has borrowing costs up and the municipal bond market is struggling. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Investing

How to identify and build your investor identity

Jan 14, 2011
Tess talks to Frank Murtha, co-author of "MarketPsych," on how to identify and build your "investor identity."
Posted In: Investing, Personal Finance

The stock market is up. Compared to what?

Jan 7, 2011
The stock market is up a fraction over 1% for the week. But what does that mean? is one of the best websites for putting the stock...
Posted In: Investing

SEC looks into Goldman Sachs-Facebook deal

Jan 5, 2011
The SEC is looking into whether the deal breaks rules that limits a private company to 500 shareholders. But as Stacey Vanek Smith reports, Facebook might soon find incentives to go public.
Posted In: Investing, Law

Tech shares in high demand on private market

Dec 28, 2010
Popular tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have billion-dollar estimated values, which are all based on what investors are willing to pay on the private secondary market. But that sort of trading may be getting too popular for its own good.
Posted In: Investing

What to do with my debts?

Dec 27, 2010
Question: I got my bachelor's in studio art in 2007. Now I'm 26 and have been out of school and paying off 2 student loans for nearly 3 years. The...
Posted In: debt, Investing