All Hedged In

All Hedged In

By Andrew

Having talked about correlation and what can happen when prices go up, what are we to do? Simply watch a tank of gas eat away at our savings or profits like this article? Drive a moped? Ask the woman to drive on a date? Here’s a better idea: Hedge. Hedging is what all the big…

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How Correlation Impacts Your Retirement

How Correlation Impacts Your Retirement

By Andrew

An important concept in finance and investing is correlation. Most of us are familiar with correlation. In its simplest form, correlation is a relationship between two or more things. For example: Calories consumed & waist size Steroids used by a professional wrestler & bicep circumference Price of gas & number of hybrid vehicles sold Ice…

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Is Main St. Becoming a Glass House?

Is Main St. Becoming a Glass House?

By Jeff

No, not in the way that you are thinking. I’m talking about transparency, and like it or not, it’s coming. Transparency is a unique animal—we all clamor for it, no doubt about that. We want our governments to explain where every tax dollars are going, we want Wall St. to tell us all their secrets,…

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Oil and Water…

Oil and Water…

By Andrew

Anyone that’s picked up a copy of the Wall St Journal, or visited Google Finance, has probably noticed that oil is all over the place when it comes to finance. Residents of Main St are familiar with oil being a big part of finance, but usually in how the cost of gas is affecting the…

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The Dow and S&P 500

The Dow and S&P 500

By Andrew

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day they often only find reports of how the “Dow” or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500? What is the Dow, and Why Do I care? The Dow, is the…

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March Madness Hits Main Street

March Madness Hits Main Street

By Jeff

Maybe the officiating in NCAA March Madness is starting to spillover a little into the rest of the world. This article describes efforts this month of a tax initiative to “help mainstreet” lead by Walmart, Target and other large retailers… Really, Walmart claims they’re going to help Main St! Stop Whining Walmart! If you read…

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Personal Finance for Main St

When residents of Main St look for news on how the economy is performed that day, it's often reported in terms of how the "Dow" or the S&P 500 performed that day. So what is the Dow? Ditto for the S&P 500?

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