I Bonds Are Paying 9.62%, What’s The Catch?

The US Government introduced Series I Bonds (the “i” is for inflation protection) in 1998 as a way for individuals to protect their savings and keep up with inflation. Until recently, most investors didn’t have much incentive to pay attention to I Bonds. They are cumbersome to purchase, limited in denomination, and have certain restrictions.

Quarter in Charts – Q2 2022

“The Circumstances” So far this year, investors have experienced a dramatic increase in interest rates and sustained high inflation, coupled with a decrease in both stock and bond prices not seen in half a century. All of this while the US continued to add jobs and public companies increased profits at a steady pace. Below

Quarter in Charts – Q3 2020

COVID-19 Still Hits Hard “What a year this week has been.”  That was the response I got from a friend when I asked him how things were going. And it is probably what most of us have felt as we process COVID-19, the economy, elections, and the market on top of managing work, family, school,

Quarter in Charts – Q2 2020

So, How Was Your Day? Your Quarter? Your Year? It’s hard to wrap my mind around the wildly different experiences we’ve all had over the last four months. For every quarantined person who has learned to bake sourdough, many more kids aren’t getting their school lunches. For anyone who has realized they can do their