LearnVest Opens The Market

LearnVest Opens The Market

If you’re interested in learning more about what's happening in the economy, and what it means for you, you’re in the right place.

LearnVest is proud to present the newest addition (em, edition) to our editorial family: The Market.

The Market by LearnVest will bring you the financial news and knowledge that matters most to you and your bottom line. Expect us in your inbox every Friday.

Before jumping in, a note on our name: “The market” is the word investors use to describe where various investments (like stocks or bonds) are bought and sold.

For example, the S&P 500 is a “market” that measures 500 large U.S. stocks. But in addition to giving us information about those specific stocks, the dips and surges of the S&P 500 can tell us more broadly how the economy is doing. At the top of each issue of The Market by LearnVest, you’ll see “This Week in the Market,” which shows you whether major markets around the world are up or down, and by how much.


Here’s what’s been happening in the economy this week:

The Market May Have Changed …  Permanently

The stock market has been more volatile lately than in whole past generations, with wild market swings almost the norm. And some economists think that that’s the way it’s going to stay. Read on.

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U.S. Poverty Rate Reaches a 17-Year High

On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that poverty is higher than it's been than since 1993, with 15.1% of Americans below the poverty line. But what does poverty really mean in America? Read on.

Credit Ratings Downgraded for Two (Big) French Banks

Credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded the ratings of two of France’s largest banks because of their exposure to Greek debt. Why is France paying for Greece's mistakes? Read on.


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