Power Marketplace’s public service journalism 💙 Give Now

Investors growing more risk averse

Tess Vigeland May 18, 2012
HTML EMBED:
COPY
iStockphoto

Investors growing more risk averse

Tess Vigeland May 18, 2012
iStockphoto
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Got whiplash yet? So you may remember about a week ago JPMorgan was out a couple billion bucks. This week that morphed into $3 billion. The stock market spent most of the week on the slide, thanks to a euro crisis that just. Will. Not. End. Money senior producer and Whiteboard host Paddy Hirsch analyzes what led to the JPMorgan loss and what it means for the average investors. CBS/MoneyWatch’s Jill Schlesinger also helps out with the explanations and gives us insight on the attitudes in the bank industry.

We also help an organic farmer in Oklahoma figure out investments that’ll yield the highest returns while being very safe and socially responsible. That’s a tough set of criteria and Jill’s answer may not bring him millions, but it’ll do.

Listen to the entire segment by clicking play on the audio player above.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.  

This is NOT a paywall. 

Marketplace is community-funded public service journalism. Give in any amount that works for you – what matters is that you give today.