Is Hoarding Cash The Prudent Move As Market Awaits Election Results?
Limiting risk in a jittery market
Could cash stuffed into a Mason jar and buried in the back yard be the best investment hedge against the unpredictable future that this year’s presidential election will bring? read more
The Federal Reserve and Shared Prosperity
Why Working Families Need a Fed that Works for Them
by Thomas Palley
Why Working Families Need a Fed that Works for Them by Thomas Palley Excerpted from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) February Report. Read the full report here, Reprinted with permission. The Federal Reserve’s policies affect almost every important aspect of the economy. Given the gradual strengthening of the economy after the Great ... read more
Going for the Gold…
New Book Clarifies Misconceptions Regarding the Ultimate Standard
Veteran financial strategist William A. Storum recently published "Going for the Gold: Preserving Wealth, Lowering Taxes," (www.goldandtax.com) in an effort to clarify today's role of gold, both in terms of investment and taxation. read more
What Clues Did the First Month of the Year Leave Us?
An unexpected miss in Q4 growth
Markets were driven lower in another volatile week of trading, ending the first month of 2015 in the red. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 2.77%, the Dow fell 2.87%, and the Nasdaq dropped 2.58%. read more
Millennials Make 2015 the Year of the Milestone
Moving past recession and diving into new jobs, new homes and new rides
It’s been widely reported that for many Millennials, “30 is the new 20,” with many delaying major life milestones, like full-time employment, marriage and having children. read more
More Older American Families Taking on Debt
...and more with problematic debt payment levels
Market view from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI).
A larger share of older American families had debt in 2013, and those with debt loads that are considered problematic also increased, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). read more
3 Pitfalls of Investing in Emerging and Frontier Markets
As always, while rewards can be unlimited, risk and volatility loom
Investing in new emerging markets, and the even less-developed frontier markets, can be a hugely appealing opportunity for any investor. read more
4 Tips to Survive the Next Stock Market Crash
Advice on Smart Alternative Investments
Oil prices are plummeting, taking energy stocks down with them. Meanwhile, financial experts such as Harry Dent and Robert Shiller say the U.S. stock market is overdue for a correction. read more
Integrating the Power of Twitter into Research
TD Ameritrade's New "Social" Tab lets investors Tap into Twitter
For the first time, retail investors can conduct social research on publicly traded equities and their associated brands through Twitter in their brokerage accounts at TD Ameritrade, Inc. (“TD Ameritrade”), a broker-dealer subsidiary of the TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD). read more
The RMD is Coming! The RMD is Coming!
Is your retirement income program ready for you?
by Steve Selengut
All of us are approaching retirement, many of us are already there, and some of us (myself included) are thinking about the ultimate IRS slap-in-the-face... read more
ETF Business Opportunities Are Rapidly Expanding
New Generation of Funds Emerge; 'Active ETFs' Trending ETF 2.0
Twenty years after their introduction in the investment industry, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are evolving and gaining momentum more rapidly than in the past, according to the report "ETF 2.0: Six Trends Shaping the Next Generation," released today by SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC). read more
What Are These Central Banks Doing?
Positive global economic moves still eclipsed by geo-politics
Markets ended the week in the black for the first time in 2015 on the back of major moves by multiple central banks. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.60%, the Dow grew 0.92%, and the Nasdaq added 2.66%. read more
A Simpler, Fairer Tax Code
Administration looks to responsibly invest in middle class families
Middle class families today bear too much of the tax burden because of unfair loopholes that are only available to the wealthy and big corporations. In his State of the Union address, the President will outline his plan to simplify our complex tax code for individuals, make it fairer by eliminating some of the biggest loopholes, and use the savings to responsibly pay for the investments we need to help middle class families get ahead and grow the economy. read more
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