Watching

Watching

In 1928, the first TV channel began broadcasting. It was a solution to having to pay money to view screen entertainment (i.e. movie theatres). “We made entertainment free,” they said. “Put a TV in your living room.” In the 1970s, premium cable television became more popular all through the US, with a boost when satellite [...]

What is the best investment? Part Seven: Bonds

What is the best investment? Part Seven: Bonds

This is the last installment in the series. There are two risks associated with bonds: default and price volatility. There are two metrics for evaluating bonds: quality and maturity. The price of a bond (what we could sell it for) is partially determined by how its interest rate, or yield, compares to newly available bonds. [...]

Pricing

Pricing

Taking a break from our series on the best investment, here is a primer on how stock market pricing works. You have a box spring you want to sell, so you advertise for $150 dollars. Your neighbor offers you $90. You accept because you just want it gone. (This is not biographical in any way.) [...]