bond investments

WBIR: Bond Investments

The recent spike in market volatility has left many investors concerned about their portfolios and uncertain as to how a rise in interest rates impacts their bond investments.   LET’S START WITH BONDS 101, HOW DO BONDS WORK AND WHY DO WE BUY THEM?   Bonds are generally conservative investments and they produce income –

Super Bowl

WBIR: Super Bowl Money

Let’s have a little fun – can the winner of the Super Bowl game predict the stock market’s next move? Well, the “Super Bowl Indicator” is a superstition that says that the stock market’s performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year.   WHAT

neighbor spoofing

WBIR: Neighbor Spoofing

The bad guys are always trying to take your hard-earned dollars. “Neighbor spoofing” is one of the latest strategies used by scammers.  Forewarned is forearmed!   HOW DOES “NEIGHBOR SPOOFING” WORK? Neighbor spoofing is designed to trick you into answering the phone. It is a form of caller ID spoofing used by scammers, telemarketers, and

Inflation

Sunday Money: Inflation

Iiiiittt’ssss baaack.  We are talking inflation today on Sunday Money– U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December 2017 bolstering expectations that inflation will accelerate this year.   WHAT IS BEHIND THE RECENT UPTICK IN INFLATION DATA? Increases in demand and sales typically leads to rising prices: Housing rents. Car sales.