admin August 22, 2019

Dividend-stock strategies have long been popular because of the correlation between steady increases of payouts and investment growth. But the low-and-declining interest-rate environment is setting the stage for attractive returns, especially for dividend stocks with value characteristics, according to John Buckingham, the editor of The Prudent Speculator. Buckingham did a special screen of stocks held […]

admin August 22, 2019

“You got to ask yourself do you really want to win, or just look good losin’?” By 2011, Duron Chandler had already heard those lyrics many times, but this was the first time the words spoke to him. Chandler was driving along Richmond, Va. roads he knew well but feeling lost. He was two years […]

admin August 21, 2019

Investors shouldn’t expect the consumer to keep propping up the economy and the stock market, as charts of the retail and consumer discretionary sectors indicate consumers aren’t really as bullish as government data and market pundits suggest. While recent stock-market volatility, uncertainty over the U.S.-China trade war and the yield-curve inversion have fueled worries of […]

admin August 21, 2019

Bloomberg President Trump’s criticism of the Fed has made the White House the biggest near-term challenge for Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues, according to many economists. Federal Reserve officials at their meeting on July 30-31 agreed to cut short-term interest rates but shied away from saying how many more steps they might […]

admin August 20, 2019

Anastasia Titarchuk says a summer bout of stock-market volatility is likely here to stay unless there’s a resolution soon of the trade tussle between the U.S. and China. “That’s why it’s hard to see this volatility go away anytime soon,” Titarchuk, chief investment officer of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, told MarketWatch in […]

admin August 20, 2019

We recently completed a new study that explains a discrepancy that has bothered me for years: the difference between what people could have in their 401(k) plan and the amount that they actually hold. For example, a 25-year-old median earner in 1981 who contributed regularly would have accumulated about $364,000 in combined 401(k)/IRA assets by […]