Earlier this month, it was announced that the BRICS nations, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, are working on a unified currency and plan to present their idea at the next BRICS Summit in South Africa. Their long-term objective is to replace the U.S. Dollar as the global currency standard. This development […]
With the latest annualized inflation rate in the United States eclipsing 8%, worry of how rising inflation will affect personal finances only continues to grow across the country. Talk of rising inflation is everywhere; it is no wonder there is a lot of questions surrounding the topic of inflation. Will inflation get worse? When will […]
Imagine a financial advisor. Now, picture an investor. Who do you see? You probably envision a man in a suit and tie when you think of a financial advisor. Perhaps when you think of an investor you picture a man sitting in front of a few monitors, viewing performance charts of various stocks, and executing […]
At the start of last year, it was pretty hard to be excited about agricultural commodity markets. Not that they were bad but they sure weren’t good, and it was hard to project much more than breaking even on many farm budgets for 2021. Fast forward to today and prices have improved considerably…
2021 ended with COVID continuing to occupy the headlines with a seemingly endless type of variant. However, similar to 2020, if you just observed news headlines, the prospect of a strong return for the market would seem to be very slim.
Uncertainty surrounding the future of our country’s political direction can make it difficult to feel comfortable making financial decisions leading up to November elections. With two presidential candidates who have entirely different views, it only makes sense that investors might be leery of putting money into the market. Some might even consider taking money out. […]