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

What's your financial fib?

Dec 27, 2010
What is your biggest lie about money? Washington Post personal finance columnist Michele Singletary lists her five favorite money fibs....
Posted In: Investing

Bonds too risky right now

Dec 23, 2010
Question: I'm nearing retirement and I'm aware of the standard advice that I should be putting an increasing portion of my investments (in my case,...
Posted In: Investing, retirement savings

How bad will the municipal bond market get?

Dec 22, 2010
There has been some talk that the municipal bond market is going to bring trouble, and an analyst predicts hundreds of billions of dollars in defaults. Janet Babin looks into the matter.
Posted In: Investing

The story behind the gold run

Dec 20, 2010
Gold fever. This is a fascinating story about the creation of the SPDR Gold Trust....
Posted In: Investing

Is farmland the next real estate bubble?

Dec 16, 2010
The value of farmland is at an all-time high -- and it's still rising. Investors are snapping up agricultural land -- should they be concerned about another disastrous bubble burst?
Posted In: Agriculture, Housing, Investing

The mortgage modification debacle

Dec 14, 2010
Marketplace Money has long followed the mortgage modification debacle. And that's a polite word for the mess....
Posted In: insurance, Investing

How Build America bonds will affect local community projects

Dec 9, 2010
The Build America bonds program was passed as part of the stimulus in 2009, and was aimed at continuing the investments put in community and state projects like building bridges and roads. Congress will decide if it should be extended after Jan. 1.
Posted In: Investing

FRUM: The Silver Rush

Dec 8, 2010
Commentator David Frum talks about the latest commodity craze, silver, and its impact on the economy.
Posted In: Investing