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7:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Ben Carlson
Americans’ love affair with pickup trucks might be derailing their retirement plans There were 13.2 million new pickups sold from 2013 to 2019 in the U.S., with monthly payments of as much as $1,300 for each. That money could be better spent on 401(k) or IRA paymentsThere were 13.2 million new pickups sold from 2013 to 2019 in the U.S., with monthly payments of as much as $1,300 for each. That money could be better spent on 401(k) or IRA payments, says Ben Carlson.
12:44 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: Ray Dalio on what business and political leaders must do to keep the U.S. from splintering Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.Also, an interview with Schwab chief investment strategist Liz Ann Sonders. Plus, attractive locations for retirement living.
8:52 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michelle Connell
Saving for retirement already challenged women — then COVID-19 hit 5 steps women can take now to boost their financial security5 steps women can take now to boost their financial security.
8:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
1:55 p.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By John C. Colwell
Why bankruptcy must be an option for homeowners and small businesses to survive this COVID-19 recession U.S. Bankruptcy Code should be overhauled to protect families and savingsThe U.S. Bankruptcy Code should be overhauled to protect families and savings.
12:44 p.m. Sept. 2, 2020 - By CD Moriarty
My sons want to skip college because of the pandemic — do I force them to go, and if they don’t, do I still have to support them financially? This is a year of ever-evolving plans that require flexibility from both parents and childrenThis is a year of ever-evolving plans that require flexibility from both parents and children.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By John Pelletier
This isn’t the college experience you were expecting — but get a degree anyway No jobs right now? That will change, and college will pay offNo jobs right now? That will change, and college will pay off.
3:58 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Mara Rudman
To rebuild the economy, America needs a new social contract Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins. Too many women and people of color are not adequately compensated for their work. And too many hard-working people in critically important sectors are barely surviving at the economic margins.
6:26 a.m. Aug. 29, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic Dozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payoutsDozens of other S&P 500 companies, in contrast, have reduced their payouts.
3:38 p.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
Here’s proof that homeowners are making mortgage payments even as COVID-19 threatens their financial health Decline in mortgage forbearance applications is a positive signDecline in mortgage forbearance applications is a positive sign, writes Sanjiv Das.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 19, 2020 - By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
To close the racial wealth gap, put more Blacks in the seats of power Financial regulatory agencies need diverse leadership to address the needs of allOnly a handful of Blacks have ever served in positions of leadership at financial regulatory agencies, which is one reason why Blacks continue to lag far behind in personal wealth.
12:22 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
20 stocks that investors hate but Wall Street loves as the S&P 500 nears a record high The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020.
4:14 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020 - By Nigam Arora
The stock market is in a bubble — but the bubble is likely to get bigger The target for the S&P 500 is about 3,800 pointsThe target for the S&P 500 is about 3,800 points.
12:39 p.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Nigam Arora
Stock market bulls should consider owning gold as an insurance policy Money printing by the Federal Reserve and massive borrowing by the government may debase the U.S. dollar, helping goldMoney printing by the Federal Reserve and massive borrowing by the government may debase the U.S. dollar, helping gold.
10:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
8:49 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections Regulation won’t end up being as tough as fearedRegulation won’t end up being as bad as feared now.
8:34 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Michael Brush
Here’s why Netflix stock, now below $500, is going to $1,000 Investors are overreacting to Netflix guidance for a ‘soft’ second half of the yearInvestors are overreacting to Netflix guidance for a “soft” second half of the year. That’s creating a rare buying opportunity for this FAANG stock.
7:55 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Bill Perkins
You’re saving all wrong if you die with a pile of money Overly prudent savers are robbing themselves of rich life experiencesOverly prudent savers are robbing themselves of rich life experiences.
6:41 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Michael Brush
‘Gold is going higher’ despite recent surge, says investor who’s managed a precious-metals fund for a quarter-century Caesar Bryan of the Gabelli Gold Fund says investors need the yellow metal as an insurance policy against the coronavirus crisisCaesar Bryan of the Gabelli Gold Fund says investors need the yellow metal as an insurance policy against the coronavirus crisis.
10:51 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Keith Jurow
The feared jumbo mortgage debacle is here — thanks to the coronavirus — and ready to pound the housing market COVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homesCOVID-19 pandemic is squeezing borrowers’ ability to stay in their homes, writes Keith Jurow.
8:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
7:19 a.m. July 16, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Pioneer of target-date funds looks to the future: hedging and ‘tail-risk’ strategies Jerome Clark of T. Rowe Price also will seek ways to personalize retirement vehiclesJerome Clark of T. Rowe Price also will seek ways to personalize retirement vehicles.
8:07 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Howard Gold
The racial wealth gap is at the heart of America’s inequality Historical disadvantages keep Blacks from living the American DreamHistorical disadvantages keep Blacks from living the American Dream.
8:32 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Michael Brush
This hidden COVID-19 investment theme is ‘one of the best buying opportunities I have ever seen’ Insurance stocks are badly battered now — but underlying industry trends are about to drive outsized profits for yearsThe stocks have been battered this year, but underlying industry trends are about to drive outsized profits for years.
4:13 a.m. July 11, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: A breakdown of all the COVID-19 relief programs for consumers Also, beautiful retirement destinations on a budget, and what to do if you are afraid to stop working at homeAlso, beautiful retirement destinations on a budget, and what to do if you are afraid to stop working at home.
12:43 p.m. July 8, 2020 - By Jurica Dujmovic
A great technology wave is cresting over America because of the pandemic — and it’s largely a good thing The use of artificial intelligence, robots, and remote learning and shopping will make industries more efficient and effectiveThe use of artificial intelligence, robots, and remote learning and shopping will make industries more efficient and effective.
12:34 p.m. July 7, 2020 - By Nigam Arora
The latest sign of a stock market bubble: Small companies claiming to disrupt large industries Investors can’t get enough of insurance startup Lemonade, which is tiny and unprofitableInvestors can’t get enough of insurance startup Lemonade, which is tiny and unprofitable.
3:48 a.m. July 7, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
10 stock picks from Jefferies for investors who want to be ‘trendy’ as the economy recovers U.S. industrial activity perked up in June — three sectors tend to outperform when that happensU.S. industrial activity perked up in June — three sectors tend to outperform when that happens.
7:48 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 ventures atop key resistance (3,155), Nasdaq spikes to record high Focus: China takes flight from key support, FXI, AKAM, TEAM, SWKS, VRSKU.S. stocks are firmly higher Monday, rising after a strong batch of global economic data and following market-friendly remarks from China. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,155) — and is vying for its first close atop the inflection point since June 10 — while the Nasdaq Composite extends its July break to uncharted territory.
5:27 a.m. July 4, 2020 - By Pam Krueger
If a financial adviser can’t say ‘yes’ to these 2 revealing questions, save your money for one who can Investors still must do the work to make sure an adviser acts in their best interestInvestors still must do the work to make sure an adviser acts in their best interest.
5:08 a.m. July 1, 2020 - By Joseph E. Stiglitz
There’s a better way than throwing money at zombie companies The right response to COVID-19 would protect people and transform the economy to make it more resilient, more equitable and greenerThe right policy response to COVID-19 would protect people and transform the economy to make it more resilient, more equitable and greener.
11:58 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad
The pandemic is accelerating the racial wealth divide. Here’s how we turn it around. If we want justice, we must help Black families invest in themselves We identify eight solutions that could have a profound impact on closing the racial wealth gap.
12:46 p.m. June 24, 2020 - By Margarida Jorge
Big pharma is taking big money from U.S. taxpayers to find a coronavirus vaccine — and charge whatever they want for it Congress must act now to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are affordable Congress must act now to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are affordable.
8:33 a.m. June 24, 2020 - By Steph Wagner
Failing to secure your financial future and 4 other common mistakes women make during divorce How to achieve a better resolutionHow to achieve a better resolution
9:22 a.m. June 19, 2020 - By Jared Dillian
The Federal Reserve won’t allow companies to fail, and that weakens the U.S. The unintended consequences of the Fed’s actions are alarmingThe unintended consequences of the Fed’s actions are alarming, argues Jared Dillian.
7:21 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Sanjiv Das
These homeowners are seeking mortgage forbearance and their reasons why say a lot about the economy Mortgage lender CEO shares his firm’s experience as borrowers grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and recessionMortgage lender CEO shares his firm’s experience as borrowers grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and recession.
4:23 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Anne Case
The United States of Despair is gripped by two simultaneous pandemics that expose a widening inequality gap While the wealthy few watch their portfolios rise, the poor white and brown majority sees their life expectancy fallBetween rising “deaths of despair” among working-class whites and higher COVID-19 mortality rates among African-Americans, the stunning secular decline in U.S. life expectancy will continue, write Anne Case and Angus Deaton.
3:32 a.m. June 17, 2020 - By Dani Rodrik
We need to create more good jobs. The old easy answers won’t work any more. We must change what we produce, how we produce it, and who gets a say in these decisions A shortage of good jobs often carries high social and political costs: broken families, substance abuse, and crime, as well as declining trust in government, experts, and institutions, partisan polarization, and populist nationalism..
8:35 a.m. June 16, 2020 - By Derek Horstmeyer
How activist investors risk triggering even more automation, job losses and wealth inequality ESG investors’ blanket demands may have unintended consequencesESG investors’ blanket demands may have unintended consequences.
4:02 a.m. June 13, 2020 - By Nick Buffie
Joe Biden’s retirement reforms are the boldest we’ve seen in generations Biden’s Social Security proposals are targeted directly toward seniors in needBiden’s Social Security proposals are targeted directly toward seniors in need
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