Sunday, June 30, 2013

Investing In Medical Equipment Companies

Medical equipment companies offer investors excellent long-term potential, especially if you can identify the best companies to acquire. There are a number of features that make medical companies especially attractive, whether you are a growth or value investor. Of course, there are also risks.

Features of Medical Equipment Companies

Medical equipment companies possess several features that give them unique advantages over other companies. In many ways, medical equipment companies are similar to the pharmaceutical industry.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Retirement: The One Thing Couples Shouldn't Do Together

Many working couples dream of the day when they can retire and sail off into the sunset together. The investment and insurance industries have done much to convince the public that this ideal is possible only with the help of certain products and services, and the financial media has endorsed that idea. However, working couples should take a moment to consider whether retiring at the same time is a wise course of action. This article will compare the financial ramifications of joint retirement versus one spouse working longer than the other, and why the latter option may be more advantageous in the long run.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Introduction To The Continuing Claims Report

The U.S. Continuing Claims report is released every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The economic release determines the number of workers that initially filed and continued to receive unemployment insurance. Data is compiled by the Employment and Training Administration(ETA), an agency within the Department of Labor, from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Washington D.C.

The ETA calculates rates of unemployment for seasonally adjusted workers, non-seasonally adjusted workers, newly discharged veterans, former federal civilian employees and railroad retirement board employees. The ETA further calculates first-time claims and claims that were either extended or received under emergency unemployment compensation, disaster relief and those that fall under previous Trade Readjustment Acts.