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Most investors own international equities as a component of a diversified portfolio. But when foreign stock mutual funds are denominated in dollars, a rise in the value of U.S. currency means that the value of your international shares fall in […]
In the world of bonds, there are several different categories that an investor might consider: Corporate, or sometimes called investment grade, have the best ratings for safety and security, but the returns are quite low these days. Then there are […]
Fortune Small Business was publishing a piece about food safety where the pros and cons of irradiating food were debated. I had just gotten this great shot of a steak as part of a royalty-free images promotional. I removed it […]
Seeing is believing, except when it’s not. Our eyes can tell us one thing and its opposite simultaneously, causing a suspension of disbelief. Cognitive dissonance. It can be somewhat unsettling. Our brains are hardwired to react first and think later, […]