Inflation risk

Twenty cents for a gallon of milk; 10 cents for a loaf of bread. A new house for $10,000. A new car for $2,000. These prices may seem like a pipe dream but this was the reality in the 1940s. Prices are much higher today because of inflation – the rate the prices of goods…

Investing 101 — investment risk

Investing involves different types of risk; how you deal with those risks is an important part of your investment strategy. But first, you need to understand what these risks are. Here are five common types of investment risk, and some general strategies used to reduce them. Market risk Market risk is the possibility of a…

U.S. inflation rates: 2003-2012

Does it seem like your money isn’t going as far as it did before? Because of inflation, it isn’t. Check out our infographic below to see how inflation has fluctuated and affected the purchasing power of your money over the past ten years.