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What We're Watching: Is This the Golden Age of Television?

What We're Watching: Is This the Golden Age of Television?

Once reviled as “the boob tube” for its mindless programming, television now boasts some of the best dramas out today. Whether it’s "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix (NFLX), "Game of Thrones" on HBO, which is a division of Time Warner (TWX), "The Walking Dead" on AMC Networks (AMCX), or any number of other shows playing right now ...

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Hopeful #likeyou: Supporting the Next Generation of Team USA
August 11, 2016

Hopeful #likeyou: Supporting the Next Generation of Team USA

What does it take to be a U.S. Olympian? It takes talent, skill, heart, focus, determination and hope that one day the grueling practices and lifelong sacrifice ...

Negative Interest Rates Not So Negative for Precious Metals
August 5, 2016

Negative Interest Rates Not So Negative for Precious Metals

When times get hard, gold tends to glow brighter. That was true in 1980 when the Fed raised rates to nearly 20% in a fight against inflation, helping send gold to ...

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Future of Work: Robotic Process Automation and Human Roles
July 29, 2016

Future of Work: Robotic Process Automation and Human Roles

In the movie "Modern Times," Charlie Chaplin comically looked at the rise of machines taking over jobs and found that technology has its upsides and downsides ...

Say, Who's at the Wheel? Drivers of Self-Driving Cars
July 22, 2016

Say, Who's at the Wheel? Drivers of Self-Driving Cars

There’s excitement around the idea of self-driving cars and the potential for major changes in transportation, whether it’s for passenger vehicles or commercial ...

Financial Insight from Foodies: Digging In
July 8, 2016

Financial Insight from Foodies: Digging In

The U.S. culinary scene is booming, with top chefs on par with celebrities, and diners who get to eat fresh, delicious, and locally grown food no matter where ...

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Investing in Global Travel: Add Some Miles to a Portfolio
July 1, 2016

Investing in Global Travel: Add Some Miles to a Portfolio

Thinking about traveling this summer? Tourism can be good for your mental health and possibly your portfolio. The UNWTO said international tourism receipts grew ...

Commodity Play? Perk Up a Portfolio with a Global Cup of Joe
June 24, 2016

Commodity Play? Perk Up a Portfolio with a Global Cup of Joe

Coffee may wake you up in the morning, and coffee could perk up a portfolio, too. Coffee is one of the most widely grown crops in the world, consumption ...

Virtual Reality: Not Just Fun and Games; Real Business Uses Too
June 17, 2016

Virtual Reality: Not Just Fun and Games; Real Business Uses Too

Virtual reality is getting closer to real business. Science fiction is becoming science fact as virtual reality is a fast-growing technology niche. Virtual reality uses ...

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Slam Dunk: Add an NBA Team to Your Portfolio?
June 14, 2016

Slam Dunk: Add an NBA Team to Your Portfolio?

With the NBA playoffs under way, now may be the perfect time to diversify your portfolio with a professional basketball team. The average team is ...

Kids and Money: Financial Savvy Starts at Home
June 13, 2016

Kids and Money: Financial Savvy Starts at Home

From singing them their ABCs to driving them to the SATs, parents do their best to set kids up for success. And while many moms and dads understand ...

More Than a Game, Pt 2: Investing in Education and Going Global
June 10, 2016

More Than a Game, Pt 2: Investing in Education and Going Global

Digital and video games are big business and will only continue to grow, whether they’re played on consoles, computers, or mobile devices. The category of game ..

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More Than a Game: The Big Business of Video Games
June 3, 2016

More Than a Game: The Big Business of Video Games

Think video games are just for teenage boys? Think again. The gaming industry is big business, and much of it is driven by adults. According to the Entertainment ...

Investing Advice for the New College Graduate in Your Family
June 1, 2016

Investing Advice for the New College Graduate in Your Family

Graduation and first jobs bring many opportunities. New college grads often focus on decorating their apartments, checking out the local watering holes in ...

Trading Generation: Three Millennial Investing Trends
May 27, 2016

Trading Generation: Three Millennial Investing Trends

As the biggest generation in history, millennials are slowly changing common demographic trends by living longer with parents, being much more technology ...

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Commercial Real Estate Rising: Indicating Improving Economy?
May 20, 2016

Commercial Real Estate Rising: Indicating Improving Economy?

Commercial real estate is enjoying some of its best times in recent history, boosted by a growing economy with rising employment. That’s seen in several ...

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