Should we have expected GE’s dividend cut?

In October of 2018, GE announced that they would be cut their dividend to $0.01 per quarter. Once a blue chip and a staple in many investor's retirement account, this came as a shock. Source: Morningstar There's a general down trend over the years, but it's clear that a good share of market participants were surprised by the cut. Let's take…

A Detailed Look at Student Loans

Non-housing debt balance as of Q2 2017 is at an all time high; a large component of this growth is attributed to student loans. The balance is at a whopping $1.34 trillion, doubling the amount from Q4 2008 of $0.64 trillion. Naturally, I start to wonder why student loans doubled in the last 9 years. According to New York Fed, student loans inclu…