What is a Good Annual Rate of Return?

It is well known that there are many investment vehicles for investors of all experience levels to choose from. Yet, investors are ultimately aiming for an above average return on investment no matter how simple or sophisticated the investment vehicle is. Depending on what stage of life an investor may be in, he or she … Read more

4 Market Structures In Economics

If you want to invest in a way that keeps your savings safe in the storm of changing economic environments, you have to start with a sound structural foundation. That begins with understanding how companies and markets work, how they compete and how they respond to changes. Understanding the four market structures provides a starting … Read more

Mcdonald’s Real Estate: How They Really Make Their Money

So McDonald’s doesn’t make their money from selling burgers. Does that really surprise you? A lot of us don’t realize that McDonald’s isn’t really a burger-flipping restaurant chain. Well, it is, but not purely. Peel back the layers and you’ll find that the corporate entity is actually one hell of a real estate company. Former McDonald’s CFO, … Read more