Americans Like Stocks, Indifferent to Volatility

Americans Like Stocks, Indifferent to Volatility

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Successful investing is about managing risk, as it cannot be avoided. Americans are optimistic about the long-term health of the US stock market, despite being pessimistic about how investments will hold up short term, a Wells Fargo/Gallup survey said. Most people are eager to invest, especially to build their retirement […]

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $GLD Monday, the DJIA saw its worst decliner since Y 2008 in response to news of COVID-19 and the Saudi/Russia Crude Oil price war, and the ride the stock market/s have taken in the last 2 wks has left lot of investors with stomach aches. If you have a 401(k) […]

The Social Contract in the 21st Century

The Social Contract in the 21st Century

McKinsey Global Institute February 2020 Report Subject: Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in advanced economies. Life has changed substantially for individuals in advanced economies in the 1st 2 decades of the 21st Century as a result of trends including disruptions in technology, globalization, the economic […]

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US markets will be closed Monday in celebration of Labor Day. Friday, President Donald Trump directed the Labor and Treasury departments to work to make it easier for small businesses to band together to offer retirement plans to their workers. President Trump […]

Stress for Millennials: Money, Health or Politics

Stress for Millennials: Money, Health or Politics

Stress for Millennials: Money, Health or Politics Millennials say their finances cause them more stress than politics, work or health, according to a new study. “Politics is a huge stress for people and we know work is a big stress,” says Michael Katchen, CEO and co-founder of Wealthsimple, the online investment management service behind the […]

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment $SPY Investors have selected stock index or mutual funds over 5 other investments as the best for the long term results, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Real estate and individual stocks are a distant second. Fully 54% of investors choose […]

Survey: Majority of Wealthy Investors Expect to Live to 100 anni

Survey: Majority of Wealthy Investors Expect to Live to 100 anni

Survey: Majority of Wealthy Investors Expect to Live to 100 anni $UBS More than 50% of the world’s wealthy investors expect to live to the age of 100, with nearly 67% planning to work longer in life to afford a comfortable retirement, according to a survey released Thursday. The UBS Investor Watch, which tracks the sentiments of […]

The Trump Rally Swells Retirement Accounts Balances

The Trump Rally Swells Retirement Accounts Balances

The Trump Rally Swells Retirement Accounts Balances $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Retirement savings account balances have hit all-time highs. A string of record 401(k) and IRA account totals now stretches across three consecutive quarters, according to Q-2 data from Fidelity Investments. The data covers 22,155 companies and 15.1-M 401(k) plan participants, as well as 8.8-M […]

American’s Financial Expectations at Odds with Reality

American’s Financial Expectations at Odds with Reality

American’s Financial Expectations at Odds with Reality A new survey finds our expectations at odds with the financial reality of today’s retirees Setting a retirement savings goal can feel like a crap shoot. How can you calculate your expenses, especially for health care, five, 10, 50 years from now? If you’ve punted, you have company. […]

Obama’s Description of His Legacy is Excessively Charitable to Himself

Obama’s Description of His Legacy is Excessively Charitable to Himself

Obama’s Description of His Legacy is Excessively Charitable to Himself US President Barack Hussein Obama recently celebrated the 7th anni of the passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, or as most Americans likely remember it, the $830-M stimulus package. The benefits of the stimulus are up for debate, but Mr. Obama is absolutely […]

The Earlier Millennials Start Saving, The Easier to Accumulate “Nest Egg”

The Earlier Millennials Start Saving, The Easier to Accumulate “Nest Egg”

The Earlier Millennials Start Saving, The Easier to Accumulate “Nest Egg” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Young workers today probably cannot think about retiring for 40 or 50 years. Longer lives and the prospect of weaker investment returns mean millennials will probably have to save more money, over a longer period of time, than their Parents […]