James F. Royal, Ph.D., is a senior reporter for investing at Bankrate, and has been investing in the stock market for more than two decades. Royal is the author of The Zen of Thrift Conversions, and holds a doctorate from the University of Florida.
James F. Royal, Ph.D., is a senior reporter on investing and wealth management at Bankrate. He was formerly a stock analyst for The Motley Fool and a …
Economists are optimistic
While they practice the dismal science, economists in 2021 are pretty optimistic about the U.S. economy. They also expect the Fed to hold interest rates down in the near term. The result: a likely booming economy. Here’s Bankrate’s Sarah Foster.