I bonds are the one investment everyone should have right now

If there’s one investment everyone should have right now, it’s a series I bond, according to personal finance expert Suze Orman. The variable interest rate of the bond is based on inflation, which means that the asset currently has a high yield. The Consumer Price Index rose 8.6% in May, the highest rate since 1981. … Read more

Etsy, Booking Holdings, eBay and more

The Etsy website Gaby-Jones | Mayor Bloomberg | fake images Take a look at the companies that make the headlines for midday trading. Etsy: Shares of the e-commerce company plunged more than 12% after Etsy’s second-quarter revenue forecast came in lighter than expected. The company’s chief financial officer also said on the earnings call that … Read more

Some of the first quarter’s biggest losers could be the biggest steals, Jim Cramer says

Investors should consider purchasing stock of the first quarter’s biggest losers if the market shows signs of recovering on its own, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “This market’s screaming that we’re headed for a [Federal Reserve]-mandated slowdown, that could possibly become a Fed-mandated recession,” the “Mad Money” host said. “If we get more signs that … Read more

Why ‘free’ shipping isn’t free

The big carriers such as FedEx, UPS and Amazon make lots of deliveries, and none of those packages are being shipped for “free.” “People like free shipping because the word free is very powerful, even if people know that it’s not really free because someone is paying for it,” Kara Buntin, owner of the Etsy … Read more