A year ago this time, Americans were on the brink of a fiscal cliff. The start of 2013 was poised to bring the expiration of several key tax cuts which had been created to encourage investments and propel the economy.
In a year that propelled the stock market to record highs, shares in nearly a dozen San Diego companies more than doubled in price, driven by new product discoveries, rebounding consumer activity and several major mergers and acquisitions.
The financial crisis of 2008 apparently served as a wake-up call to Americans to take charge of their own financial futures and get serious about funding their retirement. But new budget plans from the White House may limit the ability for people to save for their future needs.
The recent volatility in the stock market, courtesy of chaos in Congress regarding the federal budget and a Federal Reserve uncertain about when it will start removing economic stimulus, has renewed interest in companies with a track record of solid, increasing dividends.
A new study from Nationwide Financial finds Americans are more afraid of the stock market than they are of dying. The fear of finances is more than evident in the way they approach — or more accurately, avoid — investing.
Billionaires like their toys — massive mansions, fleets of fast cars, luxury yachts. However, it now appears there is something new the people with big bucks want to own: newspapers.
Most people realize the true success of investing comes with a long-term perspective. Unfortunately, they lack the patience necessary to realize that success.
Although it's a long way from becoming the next China, the growth of the Mexico economy and the manufacturing activity in the region have global companies and investors taking a close look at San Diego's neighbor to the south.
Advisers can help clients make informed decisions in a world of information overload from the Internet and changing markets.
Dec. 11, 2013 -- George Chamberlin and Alan Nevin, director of economic and market research for Xpera Group, discuss the residential real estate market and construction of new homes.