Retirement and Investing Expert
Eric Reed is a freelance journalist who specializes in economics, policy and global issues, with substantial coverage of finance and personal finance. He has contributed to outlets including The Street, CNBC, Glassdoor and Consumer Reports. Eric’s work focuses on the human impact of abstract issues, emphasizing analytical journalism that helps readers more fully understand their world and their money. He has reported from more than a dozen countries, with datelines that include Sao Paolo, Brazil; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and Athens, Greece. A former attorney, before becoming a journalist Eric worked in securities litigation and white collar criminal defense with a pro bono specialty in human trafficking issues. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and can be found any given Saturday in the fall cheering on his Wolverines.
Posts by Eric Reed:
An option contract is a form of financial asset known as a “derivative.” Purchasing an option contract it gives you the right to buy or sell some underlying asset on specific terms. You choose a price and date on which to trade this asset. When the time comes, you can choose to execute the contract if it’s profitable, or let it expire if not. Here’s what you need to know about option contracts. Read more
NAFTA is dead. Long live NAFTA! In 2018 and 2019, the Trump administration announced that it had signed a renegotiated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The administration tried to rebrand the deal, the USMCA, and claim credit. But this deal isn’t new or revolutionary. Read more
The Great Wealth Transfer is coming. More than 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, and over the next 20 to 30 years trillions of dollars’ worth of wealth will transfer to their children. It will cause some changes for everyone. Need help planning your estate? Find a financial advisor today. Read more