Domestic stocks are the No. 1 place that millionaires have been putting their money in the past year, according to a Fidelity survey, which runs directly counter to the behavior of the average investor.
Experts are more negative on stocks than they have been since the mid-1990s. That’s exactly why now might be the perfect time to buy.
Like retirees who make the mistake of reaching for yield, pension fund managers have been shifting into hedge funds and private equity — and losing.
As virtually everyone knows, Apple has had a sweet run of late. This year alone its stock shot up nearly 50%, four times the gains notched by the S&P 500 index.
But if you’re feeling miffed that you missed out on the stock …
It’s been a heady week for the markets: The Dow Jones Industrials burst through 13,000; the Nasdaq skipped over 3,000 for the first time since 1999; and yesterday the S&P500 topped 1,400 for the first time in almost four years. …
A well-known academic argues against stocks, even for the long run. But it feels a bit like arguing that Warren Buffett doesn’t know what he’s doing. Whose side would you take?
Today, Forbes Magazine will release its 262-page “World’s Billionaires” issue. The yearly release is a red-letter day for America’s business press and is accompanied by extensive coverage of how these global tycoons made …
Just a decade ago pension plans were flush. Today there is a $400 billion shortfall and companies want to do what? That’s right — cut their pension contributions.
The search for retirement income in today’s low-yield environment inevitably comes back to dividend paying stocks. How could it not? Money market funds and short-term bank CDs pay about .5%; the 10-year Treasury bond pays only about 2%.
Wall Street enjoyed a broad-based rally on Friday as two key stock indexes rose to the highest levels since before the Great Recession, propelled by better-than-expected employment data released earlier in the day. The strong …
Shares with above-average yields and rising dividends may well offer the best returns in 2012.
Bunching family under one roof isn’t the Holy Grail of retirement. But for those with few choices at least it’s an answer with some unexpected benefits.