timeNov 19, 2020 | 10:15 amYuval Bar-Or

Why financial literacy matters more than ever (from the Financial Times)

This week I'm directing readers to a Financial Times article on financial literacy, and in particular one focused on women.

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timeNov 14, 2020 | 07:45 amYuval Bar-Or

Have life and disability insurance rates increased due to Covid-19?

Have life and disability insurance rates increased due to Covid-19?

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timeNov 07, 2020 | 07:45 amYuval Bar-Or

Should I put money into my retirement account or my children's 529 plan?

Should I put money into my retirement account or my children's 529 plan?

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timeOct 31, 2020 | 09:45 amYuval Bar-Or

New ETFs with lower price points and more favorable annual fees

There are new ETFs with lower price points and more favorable annual fees

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timeOct 16, 2020 | 01:11 pmYuval Bar-Or

Should I be spending no more than 30% of my income on housing?

Should I be spending no more than 30% of my income on housing?

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timeOct 16, 2020 | 12:00 amYuval Bar-Or

Adjustable Rate Mortgages for Short Term Home Purchases

Does it make sense to use an Adjustable Rate Mortgage to purchase a home and sell it before the rate adjusts upward?

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timeOct 10, 2020 | 09:15 amYuval Bar-Or

Is an Indexed Universal Life policy a good idea as an investment?

Is an Indexed Universal Life policy a good idea as an investment?

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timeSep 05, 2020 | 08:44 amYuval Bar-Or

Why the stock market and the economy actually aren't disconnected

Thoughtful article on the apparent disconnect between stock prices and the economy

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timeAug 14, 2020 | 09:32 pmYuval Bar-Or

Stay the Course with Personal Finances during Pandemic, Carey Expert Advises

Keeping on a careful and steady path is the wisest approach to personal money management during the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis, says Associate Professor Yuval Bar-Or of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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timeMay 10, 2020 | 04:45 pmYuval Bar-Or

Why is the stock market rising in the face of so much bad economic news?

Current market valuations (with their 30% rebound) suggest the stock market is merely catching its breath. In contrast, record unemployment suggests the real economy is in dire straits.

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timeApr 12, 2020 | 12:42 pmYuval Bar-Or

Where do markets go from here?

The past week yielded significant stock price appreciation across global markets. The big question is where do we go from here?

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timeApr 03, 2020 | 09:10 amYuval Bar-Or

Economic activity declines precipitously

As expected, this week we’ve received reports confirming the abrupt global slowdown. European nations including Italy, Spain, the UK and Germany experienced severe contractions.

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timeApr 01, 2020 | 09:25 amYuval Bar-Or

Market update, April 1st, 2020

In coming days several employment, market activity, and market sentiment reports will be released. They will look bad, but underlying economic reality is probably even worse.

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timeMar 30, 2020 | 08:30 amYuval Bar-Or

How does the Coronavirus pandemic impact life insurance policies?

Are you considering life insurance? Here's an article addressing the impact of the current pandemic on those seeking life insurance coverage.

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timeMar 27, 2020 | 11:15 amYuval Bar-Or

CARES Act and implications for small businesses.

This week Congress passed a massive stimulus plan aimed at softening the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. What are some of the implications for small business owners?

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timeMar 27, 2020 | 01:00 pmYuval Bar-Or

Does it make any sense to invest in Treasury Bills?

This week, T-Bill yields moved into negative territory. Does it make any sense to invest in Treasury Bills at this time?

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timeMar 26, 2020 | 11:15 amYuval Bar-Or

Market Shrugs off Record Unemployment Claims Number

As of 11am this morning (March 26, 2020), markets have shrugged off record unemployment claims numbers.

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timeMar 25, 2020 | 12:00 amYuval Bar-Or

Don't expect the March 24 gains to hold up

During the past few weeks we’ve witnessed tremendous volatility in financial markets. Yesterday (March 24, 2020), the DOW stocks had their best day since 1933, rising over 11%. Don't expect those March 24 gains to hold up.

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timeMar 20, 2020 | 10:30 pmYuval Bar-Or

What's going on with financial markets?

Many of you are likely looking for some guidance on what to do next as financial markets melt around us.

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