Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The week ahead brings updated stats on housing and growth and maybe some Fed news.

Friday, August 21, 2015 1:20 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks fell sharply this week on weak data from China. What does that mean for American investors and the Fed?

Monday, June 29, 2015 4:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

China’s mainland stock market dove into a bear market despite the weekend rate cut from the central bank — and Greece shut down its stock exchange entirely.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:18 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Stocks sold in mainland China are up over 80 percent since November. Revolutionary changes taking place in the Chinese market are the reason for the rally.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

At its present growth rate, China’s population of billionaires will overtake the U.S.

Friday, October 19, 2012 3:09 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In this week’s debate, the presidential candidates devoted a lot of attention to China and the valuation of its currency, the yuan. Republican candidate Mitt Romney stated that he’s in favor of labeling China a currency manipulator while President Barack Obama maintained that the policies of his administration have led to an 11 percent strengthening

Sunday, April 15, 2012 4:16 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

As China’s economy booms, its leaders are looking to the U.S. for guidance on both corporate and individual philanthropy.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:14 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

If you want to know where wealth is expanding, look to the Far East. China just published a list of its richest individuals and, for the first time, hit a record 271 billionaires. Average wealth of the 1,000 individuals on the list is $924 million. There are 1 million people in China with a net worth

Monday, January 24, 2011 11:20 am
By Gregg Fields · Bankrate.com

As a die-hard Jimmy Buffett fan, just the sound of “jobless prosperity” resonates. It conjures images of a lazy day in Margaritaville. Somebody grab the salt and the limes. Unfortunately, there’s apparently no such thing as a free liquid lunch. The term “jobless prosperity” is indeed being used a lot lately. It refers not to