Oil prices went negative on April 20th, 2020. This essentially translated to oil producers paying buyers to take oil. This was the result of a lack of demand for oil causing a lack of storage / a fear of a lack of storage.
Money is any item or record accepted as payment for goods, services, or debt. This includes physical fiat currency, digital currency, and mediums of exchange.
Options contracts represent the right to buy or sell an underlying asset, before an expiration date, once certain price conditions are met.
In my opinion, capitalism works because it is based on the built-in incentive of capital. In capitalism, capital itself is an ever-present motivator.
Anyone keeping money in a savings account should consider putting that money in a money market mutual fund, short term bond fund term, or other fund designed to be liquid and price stable.
Did “nothing” in particular just pop the “everything bubble?” I explore that idea and explain what I mean by it.
The Federal Reserve (Fed) has the power to adjust the interest rates that banks charge each other. This impacts rates charged to consumers and businesses. The Fed adjusts rates as a tool to ensure economic stability in the US.
Some claim we are in the middle of an “everything bubble” (an economic bubble, not of an asset, but of everything). We examine this claim and offer opinions.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies look like they are in a bubble here in 2017, in terms of historic bubbles, but no one can predict the future.
The tension between city interests and rural interests is at the heart of much political polarization, and in America it begs “the Southern Question”.
The Social Safety net is a collection of welfare services meant to help people bounce up when they hit bottom, it is not meant as a net to trap the poor under.