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Monday, August 19, 2019

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock indices saw significant ups and downs last week, with traders looking for economic cues from Treasury yields and also developments in the tariff fight between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 lost 1...

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks spent much of last week rebounding from a Monday drop that reflected nervousness about the U.S.-China trade fight. By Thursday's closing bell, the S&P 500 had regained all its Monday losses - but it...

 

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Last week, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, in line with Wall Street's expectations. Ironically, stocks had their worst week of 2019. The S&P 500 finished the...

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Last week, investors assessed earnings and the initial estimate of second-quarter economic growth, while awaiting the Federal Reserve's next announcement about interest rates. Stocks rose for the week;...

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stock benchmarks retreated during the first week of the second-quarter earnings season. As some big names shared quarterly results, investors seemed more interested in what might happen at the Federal Reserve's...

 

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Knowledgeable investors are aware that investing in the capital markets presents any number of risks - interest rate risk, company risk, and market risk. Risk is an inseparable companion to the potential for long-term growth. Some of...

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Friday, the S&P 500 settled above 3,000 for the first time, after rising 0.78% for the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average chalked up a milestone of its own: the blue chips ended the week above 27,000,...

 

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Week on Wall Street U.S. stock benchmarks opened a new quarter positively. The S&P 500 gained 1.65% in the opening week of July; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1.21%; the Nasdaq Composite, 1.94%. Overseas, stocks in developed...

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Week on Wall Street A month of gains for stocks ended with a weekly retreat. The S&P 500 lost 0.30%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.32%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.45%. In contrast, overseas shares, tracked by the MSCI EAFE...

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Week on Wall Street The S&P 500 hit an all-time peak of 2,964.03, in intraday trading Friday, while improving 2.20% across five market days. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite posted respective, 5-day advances...

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Pursuing your retirement dreams requires a bit of preparation. As you develop your vision for the future, make sure you avoid these retirement mistakes: 1. Having No Strategy The biggest mistake is having no strategy at all. Yet, only...

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks advanced for a second straight week. The S&P 500 benchmark rose 0.47%; the Nasdaq Composite, 0.70%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 0.41%. Overseas shares, as tracked by the MSCI EAFE developed markets...

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks rallied during a week in which Wall Street was buffeted by headlines. The S&P 500 rose 4.41%. The Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average respectively added 3.88% and 4.71%. The MSCI EAFE index...

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks struggled during a 4-day market week as the U.S.-China trade standoff continued to weigh on the minds of market participants. From the Friday, May 24 close to the Friday, May 31 close, the S&P 500...

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Week on Wall StreetStocks drifted lower last week as investors considered the possibility that the world's two largest economies might take some time to resolve key trade issues. The S&P 500 retreated 1.17%; the Nasdaq Composite,...

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Social Security may be a critical component of your financial strategy in retirement, so before you begin taking it, you should consider three important questions. The answers may affect whether you make the most of this retirement...

 

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Week on Wall Street Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down...

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Is Paying Off a Low-Interest Mortgage a Good Idea? For many families, a home loan constitutes a significant portion of their household debt. As a result, some people choose to reduce this debt as much as possible before entering...

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Countdown to College Most parents want to give their children the best opportunity for success and getting into the right college may help open doors. According to the latest income-per-education-level data available from the Bureau...

 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

How Do You Reach Your 2019 Financial Resolutions? The start of the new year always seems to represent new beginnings. It's a time to remake our priorities and to reimagine our futures. Although the calendar may not recognize its...

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

How Do Your Finances Change in Retirement? It's an obvious truth: Retirement changes your life. You are no longer obligated to fulfill the duties of regular employment. Other changes reveal themselves in more subtle ways, both...

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Celebrating Women in Business In the latter half of the 19th century, women entrepreneurs often ran peripheral, service-related businesses: taverns, alehouses, retail shops, hotels, even brothels.[1] It was a man's world, and women...

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Is It a Good Idea to Pay Off a Low-Interest Mortgage? Home loans often make up significant amounts of household debt, and reducing as much debt as possible before entering retirement can seem like a promising idea. But, as with many...

 

Monday, July 9, 2018

They were the largest generation in American history. Their impact on American society still reverberates today. They were the forerunners of a cultural revolution that helped transform the nation and Western civilization. They are...

 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

As retirement approaches, many couples start thinking about moving. Nearly two-thirds say they plan to move or will move when they retire.[1] Retirees consider moving for several reasons, including the financial benefits (smaller...

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tips to Spring Clean Your Account Springtime often requires some financial spring cleaning. This is the best time to ensure your accounts are up to date and secure. Here are 3 tips to help keep your finances safe and sound: 1. Update...

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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