Threats are “coming at us from all sides," said FBI Director Christopher Wray last month during the Boston Conference on Cybersecurity. Given recent widely-publicized data security issues at Facebook and Delta, we might think that large companies are the obvious targets and the most at risk. But small businesses are at risk of attack, theft, and loss, too. Business owners can take the following steps to limit data threats:
How do you know if your retirement savings program is on track? Can you tell if your investments are doing what you need them to do? One way is through appropriate benchmark selection and performance monitoring.
In reaction to the latest bout of market volatility, Jack Bogle, of Vanguard commented: “I’ve never seen anything like this.” Could the founder of passive investing and the firm that dominates the $4.6 trillion ETF market, which makes frequent trading cheap and easy, be part of the problem?
The concept of a level playing field tends to resonate with most Americans. In the field of trade, China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Germany are the U.S.’s top trading partners. America runs a trade deficit with each of these countries, but the deficit with China is particularly large: $375 billion in 2017, which accounts for 2/3rds of the entire U.S. trade deficit with all countries. And the size of the gap has been growing ever since China entered the World Trade Organization at the end of 2001. Chinese subsidies to local companies and intellectual property rights issues may have accelerated this imbalance. So perhaps some leveling is in order.