Gold hits record amid investor skepticism of economy, stocks, bonds

Jul 27, 2020
When there’s no other good answer, people buy gold.
A woman sells gold jewelry to a shop in Bangkok. The price of the precious metal has climbed.
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The best investment portfolio for these times is the one you can live with

Mar 17, 2020
What if you need your money in two years, 10 years or 25 years? It makes a huge difference about how to think about this coronavirus quarter.
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Looking at wealth management through a "gender lens"

Jan 15, 2019
Last year, investors put $2.4 billion into assets that promote gender equality.
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Fed Board of Governors to consider changes to Volcker rule

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May 29, 2018
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday is expected to take up a proposal to relax the Volcker rule. That’s the measure passed in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. Big banks say the Volcker rule, which is designed…

The best personal finance books for recent college grads

May 18, 2018
Marketplace contributor Chris Farrell shares some of his recommendations.
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Toronto is building a billion-dollar mini smart city

Nov 16, 2017
The city partnered with an Alphabet subsidiary to bring new tech to its waterfront.
Toronto Mayor John Tory during his visit to Marketplace's New York bureau.
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GE cuts dividend but shareholders may ultimately benefit

Nov 13, 2017
General Electric announced today that all is maybe not well inside the multinational conglomerate empire. CEO John Flannery said the next couple years will be less profitable than previously thought and that, among other changes, he company will cut its…

Activist investors can drive change if they have the reputation and ideas to win over others

Jun 26, 2017
Activist investor Daniel Loeb announced over the weekend that his hedge fund, Third Point, has taken a $3.5 billion stake in the Swiss food conglomerate Nestle, and he wants some changes at the company. That may sound like a lot…

As Chinese investment in U.S. grow, so do concerns

Apr 5, 2017
Chinese investment in the U.S. sometimes worries some lawmakers. The recent attempt by Chinese investors to purchase Westinghouse Electric’s bankrupt nuclear reactor unit is a case in point. One fear is that the Chinese could acquire sensitive technological secrets in…