With millions of Floridians still without power after Hurricane Irma, the Internal Revenue Service has announced its making it easier to tap retirement account money for needs related to Irmas fury. It applies to those who live in designated disaster areasand to those who live elsewhere who want
I want to retire at age 55. I contribute to several retirement savings plans but worry I'll be penalized for withdrawing my savings early. I want to invest additional money somewhere else. Where should I invest? --Dave
Many of us dream of retiring long before our 65th birthday and having more ti
In my post yesterday, I mentioned that investors with advisors – even run-of-the-mill ones – often do better than DIY investors, mainly because they’re following the program set by their advisor, and the advisor is following the program in which he or she was trained, which is to, well, stick with the program – in markets both good and bad.
With 2016 now in the books, investors can now look ahead for 2017. Market shifts are already underway, and the year’s economic waters remain uncharted as we look to the potential effects of the new administration. Most market analysts agree that 2017 will be another positive year for growth, but, as is typically the case, new developments often create new pitfalls and potential volatility....More>>>
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.
Todays column addresses whether to take spousal benefits at FRA, who’s affected by the new law, the WEP and Canadian pensions, the availability of spousal benefits and whether Social Security benefits must replace SSI benefits. Larry Kotlikoff is the founder....More>>>
Mid cap home products retailerWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with results exceeding Wall Street expectations. Net revenues grew 3.7% to $1.202 billion versus $1.159 billion with comparable brand revenue growth of 2.8% on top of 0.6% in Q2 2016:
I have recently started to regularly write for Seeking Alpha, and being a deep value investor, I end up commenting a lot on either energy stocks or retailers. And Guess? (NYSE:GES) is one of my best picks out of the retailers that I have recently commented on.
Like a lot of retailers, it is struggling in this downturn and it is highly cyclical. Nevertheless, at the....More>>>
Several days ago Fitbit (FIT) and Dexcom (DXCM) announced they are partnering to develop CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) solutions for people living with diabetes. The first product will incorporate DXCM's CGM data and bridge it with FIT's new Ionic watch. Users of Android and iOS devices wou
The "great unwind" is here... After months of speculation, the Federal Reserve formally made the announcement this week. It will begin to "taper" its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October. As the Wall Street Journal reported... The Federal Reserve i
U.S. equities are pushing to new records on Friday thanks to a utopian combination. Earnings growth has been solid. Economic growth is stable if somewhat tepid. Job growth continues. And uneven inflation is keeping the Federal Reserve’s policy tightening relatively tender in its intens