Unless the Boston Marathon bombings are part of a much larger plot, it seems unlikely that their effects on the stock market will last more than another day.
A stronger dollar could be a bellwether of an improving economy and a brighter outlook for U.S. stocks.
Money is flowing into stock funds this year. Skeptics abound but others believe that the Fed’s determination to rekindle an appetite for risk will produce a shift from bonds into stocks over the next few years and drive prices higher.
The economy is likely to keep improving, but slow growth could develop into chronic stagnation.
A host of special interests, from filmmakers to rum distillers, got tax breaks in last week’s fiscal cliff deal.
Left for dead in August, the effort to reform money market mutual funds is getting a renewed boost. The stable $1 share price may be a casualty. Here’s why reform would push the low yields on these funds even lower.
Fed Chief Ben Bernanke’s strategy for making risk fashionable is gaining traction. Affluent investors are jumping off the sidelines and home prices are getting a lift. We’re not out of the woods by a long shot. But do you really …
Dodd-Frank financial reform mandated a study on what Americans understand about investments. The results weren’t pretty.
Even after the recession decimated the net worth of millions, some economists argue people are being tricked into saving more than they need. At least they have conviction.
401(k) fees are back in the news. These plans still make sense for many workers, especially if there is a company match. But it’s tough to make the case for sticking around once you retire or find another job. Here are four ways to treat your 401(k) assets.
A new report says that investors lose up to 30% of their savings to hidden 401(k) fees. That’s probably a stretch. But outlandish fees are a definite problem. Here’s how you can avoid them.
A useful new government website has just gone live, offering easy teaching points for parents who want to help their kids grow up knowing a thing or two about compound interest and 19 other key financial concepts.