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A New Way to Size up US-China Rivalry
Stocks Are Failing At Another Tough Level of Resistance
Stocks May Struggle To Rebound on June 25
Stocks Will Try To Break Out On June 23
June 18 Is Likely To Be Another Wild Trading Session
Stocks Are Dropping Sharply To Start The Day on June 11
Stocks are falling on June 11, with markets around the world pushing lower. The S&P 500 futures are currently down about 2.1%, certainly nothing major given the huge run-up we have seen, but something that we need to take note of, and certainly think hard about.
Stocks Are Pointing To A Lower Opening in June 9
What to Do When Your Employer Cuts 401(K) Matching Funds
401(k) matching is often one of the first things on the chopping block, and the 401(k) matching rules are clear. Unless the matching is part of a union contract, companies have the right to slash or eliminate matching, even mid year. This applies to both traditional 01k plans and the safe harbor 401(k) plans more popular with small businesses.
Stocks Are Ready To Climb Once Again on June 2
Bull Pushes Forward As Stocks Rally Globally
The 60/40 Portfolio is Dead
It’s a portfolio that has clearly survived the test of time. And it’s easy to assume that it will continue to post numbers like these indefinitely.Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem likely.
Should I Open A Roth IRA Right Now?
The Roth IRA — its cousin being the Roth 401(k) — can be thought of as the mirror image of the traditional IRA or 401(k) plan.
Retirement Planning In The Midst of a Pandemic
The CARES Act waives RMD requirements for this year. So, if you don’t need to take an RMD this year because you have liquid savings in a bank account or regular taxable brokerage account you can live on, it’s really better if you don’t.
When Finance Breaks: Negative Oil Prices
On April 20, we saw negative oil prices. The price of West Texas intermediate crude oil dipped below zero and not by a trivial amount. The price of the front- month contract fell below negative $40 per barrel.
Missing the Recovery? How to Get Back In
If you’re near or in retirement, it might be closer to 50%. Figure out what sounds right for you, and set that as your baseline. You don’t have to get there tomorrow. But, in my opinion, this at least gets you a road map.
Stocks Fall For A Second Day, As Key Support Levels Approach
Stocks Are Pointing To A Higher Ahead Of Major Economic Data
Is The Stock Market Actually Cheap?
Value in the REIT Wreck
The Vanguard Real Estate Index ETF (VNQ), a popular way to track the sector as a whole, was down 44% at the lows. That’s bad, but individual stories get so much worse.