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Several Fed officials sounded rather hawkish on Tuesday.
Texas Fund's Soured Bet on Exotic-Country Stocks Takes Further Hit
The Teacher Retirement System of Texas lost 0.6% during the third quarter on its $14 billion holdings of stocks from countries like China, Brazil, Russia and Turkey. Such declines helped to cap the fund's overall return to 2.2% -- well below the average for U.S. institutional investment plans.
In Texas, Teachers See Savings Eroded by Bad Bets on Exotic Stocks
A decade ago, amid an economic boom in "emerging markets" like Brazil, Russia, India and China, the Teacher Retirement System of Texas decided to plow nearly 10% of all savings into stocks from the countries. Now, the teachers are reeling from the mistake, with subpar returns and outsize risks that could have been easily avoided had the fund just stuck with large U.S. stocks.
Women's History Month: Everything You Need to Know
We had such a great Women's History Month! From learning about our country's trailblazers to the women paving Wall Street for us today, we've highlighted them all! Watch!
Happy Birthday to #AlphaRising's Favorite Fearless Girl!
Today is #AlphaRising's favorite #FearlessGirl's birthday and so we think you should get to know her better because think she hope she sticks around for a long, long time!
Tax Reform: Good for the Gig Economy, Bad for High Tax States (Video & Podcast)
While the Tax Reform of 2017 lowered both personal and corporate tax rates, it also took away some great deductions for folks in high tax states and gave gig-economy workers an added bonus. So watch our video and listen to the full podcast to learn how all that will affect you.
How to Make the Most Money From Your Bank
The way you bank is going to change. Here's what to keep an eye out for to make the most of it.
The Total Cost of Raising a Child to Age 18?
Raising kids is life-changing and rewarding - but it's expensive, too.
How to Expect the Unexpected From Your Personal Finances
Through a series of stress tests and preventative measures, you can help your finances weather just about any disaster life throws at them.
10 Reasons Why You're Still Not Rich
Having the wrong mindset about money can hold you back from earning the wealth you deserve.
12 Investment Ideas for Beginners
There's so much conflicting information on investing, and so many investing choices. Where and how does a new investor begin?