In 2022, more than 2.4 million people became the victims of financial fraud, losing a total of nearly $8.8 billion, according to the Federal TradeCommission. People of all ages lost money, but the amount was highest for people over 50, and it increased in correlation with the victims’ ages. In other words—and not surprisingly—as we age, we are more likely to be taken advantage of financially.
As the U.S. debt ceiling takes over the headlines, this article explains the most likely result from Congress and what investors should know to prepare.
Despite dramatic headlines this quarter, markets have delivered modest results. These returns could suggest normal and steady conditions. But, like a game of tug-of-war, there are massive, countervailing forces at work on both sides of the rope, even if the flag in the middle barely seems to move.
Two recent bank closures have put investors on high alert and sent markets scrambling. In this edition of Market Thoughts, learn what happened, what CAPTRUST is watching for next, and how this is different from the bank bailouts of 2008.
In the 1980s, a popular children’s book series called Choose Your Own Adventure allowed young readers to become a character in the story and make decisions at specific plot points to determine how the adventure would unfold. Sometimes, the reader’s decisions created a best-case scenario, one in which they saved the day or solved the case. Other sets of decisions led to less rosy outcomes, such as falling from a cliff or being captured by an enemy.
A year ago, markets were coming off one of the best performances in history. Yet 2022 proved unsettling for investors as the market endured several turbulent events. In this Market Update, join CAPTRUST Chief Investment Officer Mike Vogelzang for a look back and a glimpse ahead at what 2023 may bring.
This edition of Market Thoughts explores the market’s likely reaction to yesterday’s midterm elections.
Opened in May 2005, Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, holds world records among operating roller coasters for tallest coaster and biggest drop and the U.S. record for fastest coaster. Kingda Ka reaches a top speed of 128 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds and ascends 456 feet before plummeting 418 feet. The ride lasts a whopping 28 seconds.