Category Archives: stock market

Who Makes The Real Money in Innovation?

Everyone talks about innovation. Many governments, universities, and corporations spend fortunes to innovate – to develop new businesses that can create wealth and jobs. But the real money in new products and emerging industries has been made by billion-dollar entrepreneurs, such as Gates, Jobs, Dell, Page-Brin, and Zuckerberg. They have become among the world’s richest… Read More »

This is the Worst Investing Mistake You Can Make Right Now

There’s one very simple mistake millions of folks are making right now—and it’s costing them billions every year. Of course, there are many boneheaded errors people make every day, like betting a lot of cash on a single stock. Or not having an investment plan. While both of those will also drain your portfolio—and could even put your retirement on… Read More »

What Britain’s Hung Parliament Means for Your Portfolio

Aaron Hankin Theresa May’s bold move to call a snap election on April 18 to strengthen conservatives’ position in Parliament failed Thursday when the Tories fell well short of winning a majority in the U.K. House of Commons creating what is known as a “hung parliament.” With just one seat of the 650 yet to… Read More »

Global Monetary Policy: He Still Has Your Back

Shuffle up and deal–low interest rates are still “the only game in town” AT ITS outset, 2017 seemed likely to mark a turning-point for global monetary policy. The Federal Reserve had just raised its main interest rate by a quarter-point and was expected to add three such increases this year–or perhaps even more, if a… Read More »

Concerns Over Trump Dent Global Stocks, Dollar

Vikram Subhedar LONDON (Reuters) – Concern that U.S. President Donald Trump’s reform agenda could be slowed down, and that Trump himself could even face the threat of impeachment, added to disappointing U.S. economic data on Wednesday to hit the dollar and spur a pullback in richly valued stocks. Reports that Trump asked then-FBI Director James… Read More »

Stocks Soar on French Election, Trump Tax Cut Hopes

Paul R. La Monica Vive la France! Investors around the world cheered the French presidential election results. The hope is that the centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron will have no problem defeating the anti-EU challenger Marine Le Pen in a runoff election on May 7. Stocks soared in Europe and were set to pop in the… Read More »

What A Fed Rate Hike Means For You

Patrick Gillespie Get ready for another rate hike, America. The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate on Wednesday. It would be the second rate hike since December and a sign that the central bank plans to raise rates faster this year. One rate hike won’t change the world but higher rates… Read More »

Will Your Pension Be There When You Need It?

Michelle Singletary Clearly, people are concerned about their pensions. Many are well-funded. But others, including multi-employer and state pensions, are having financial trouble. And some federal workers wonder about the government’s pension promises to them. Karen Friedman is the executive vice president and policy director at the Pension Rights Center, and Joellen Leavelle is the… Read More »

Rare Streak for U.S. Stocks

Rare Streak for U.S. Stocks:  81 Days Without a 1% Dive.  Not Happened Since 2006 Matt Egan The American stock market isn’t just sitting at record highs. It’s enjoying an unusually-long period of tranquility. The last time the S&P 500 closed down by at least 1% was 81 trading days ago on October 11 —… Read More »

Betting on the Bull or the Bear?

When markets swing, how should you adjust your investment strategy? Bull and Bear markets can lead to different behavior with your investments. But to remain level headed, even in unpredictable markets, download our ebook titled Taking a Comprehensive Approach to your Financial Life. The independent financial advisors at Dechtman Wealth offer a complimentary consultation to… Read More »