Bursting the Bubble Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst? Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content 16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up. Alternative Investments - Going Mainstream Alternative investments are going mainstream for accredited investors. It’s critical to sort through the complexity. Impact of Taxes and Inflation Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.