Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER define the recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months.” In fact, the latest quarterly gross domestic product report, which tracks the overall health of the economy, showed a second consecutive contraction this … Read more

How to assess risk in your investment portfolio

There are millions of different investments you can buy, and they all require you to consider the same key tradeoff: risk versus return. Generally speaking, the greater your investment’s potential returns, the more likely it could decline precipitously in value. When you’re looking to maximize your portfolio’s return, ask yourself: What would a big decline … Read more