Category Archives: the economy

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 »

The 10 Best Ways for Business Owners to Save Money

Brian Rashid Leaders of small and large companies alike can struggle with saving money. With rising costs starting to strangle small businesses, it’s more important than ever to tighten your belt and pay close attention to what’s flowing in and out of your bank account. Without a team of pricey accountants and financial planners, this can… 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 »

Following The Herd Can Leave You Lost During Retirement

Forbes Finance Council Six times more people have died coming down Mount Everest than while climbing Mount Everest. The same can happen as you come down the mountain after retirement. How you distribute wealth, or “disinvest,” is even more important than how you invest. The savings decisions you are making today have far more implications… 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 »