Tag: article_opinion

Opinion: These 2 pipeline stocks are undervalued and pay a fat dividend

Pipelines are undergoing a renaissance, but it’s not the one you think. The previous renaissance of shale oil and natural gas development was anything but...

Opinion: Would you want your parents to live in a nursing home owned by private equity?

Would you put your mother in a nursing home that is owned by a private-equity firm? It’s a question a growing number of us are...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Opinion: Superspreader Sunday? What to do if you’re exposed to COVID-19 at a Super Bowl gathering

Health officials have urged football fans to celebrate the Super Bowl at home this year. The virus is indifferent to whether people cheer for the...

Opinion: Bucs, not Chiefs, will win one for the bulls if the Super Bowl Indicator is right

Would a Tampa Bay victory in this year’s Super Bowl be good for the U.S. stock market? For followers of the famous Super Bowl Indicator,...

Opinion: Taxes in retirement: What happens after your husband or wife dies

One of the most common retirement tax planning errors I see is specific to married couples: not accounting for the tax changes that will occur...

Opinion: Code red — here’s what it means for the stock market now that company insiders are selling shares

Now that WallStreetBets’ 15 minutes of fame is over, it’s all clear in the stock market, right? Maybe not. Right before the GameStop GME, -28.41%...

Opinion: These trading strategies can make the stock market’s trend your friend

An orchestrated short-squeeze on GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings lured traders into the stock market last month for a chance to strike it rich. Some...

Opinion: GameStop’s stock surge and QAnon couldn’t seem more different — yet they have this trait in common

When former SEC Commissioner Laura Unger compared the short squeeze of GameStop’s stock to the recent storming of the U.S. Capitol, she was mostly referring...

Opinion: What January’s market decline means for stock returns in 2021

Move over, January: at least two other months have greater predictive power of stock-market returns than you do. January has a reputation as being able...

Opinion: Apple justifies its huge valuation, while Tesla … not so much

The difference between two of the most popular stocks in America, Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc., stood out starkly Wednesday. Apple AAPL, -0.77% reported a...

Opinion: 5 tax-related policies Biden can push to help small businesses truly recover from COVID-19

As President Joe Biden and his administration establish their plans to combat the pandemic and revive the economy, one thing cannot be understated—small businesses and...

Opinion: How to make sure your spouse gets your retirement savings when you die

If you designate beneficiaries for your retirement accounts, that’s usually a surefire way to pass those assets directly to your desired heirs without going through...

Opinion: Americans tend to blow an inheritance — here’s how to be prudent and have some fun too

Dear Ms. MoneyPeace: I received unexpected money from my uncle’s estate, but not enough to celebrate and plan an early retirement. I have a secure...

Opinion: These ‘lucky seven’ ETFs have left the S&P 500 in the dust

Late last year, I did a deep dive into how sector funds had done, and I stumbled upon the astonishing outperformance of four sector ETFs...

Opinion: Why Tesla is not a safe stock for long-term investors 

Tesla is one of the world’s highest-flying stocks. While optimism about the future of electric vehicles (EVs) is understandable, Tesla’s current valuation reflects aggressive assumptions...

Opinion: Netflix removes one long-standing cloud for investors

Netflix Inc. had a couple of surprises in its record-breaking fourth quarter, including one that removed a long-hovering cloud for investors. After surpassing Wall Street’s...

Opinion: So much of retirement planning is wishful thinking — what I’ve learned after 3 years of actually being retired

It ended up being one of the most read things I’ve ever written, viewed by several hundred thousand people. After seeing the impact that had,...

Opinion: After Capitol insurrection and fallout, it is time for new laws for social media

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has led to the biggest reckoning in the history of the internet, and will likely be a tipping point...

Opinion: Think Donald Trump is ‘retiring’? Think again

Jimmy Carter spent the decades after he left the White House working with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for the poor.  Bill Clinton has made a fortune giving...

Shareholder voting is another electoral process that needs more access and transparency

The proxy advisory industry is broken. Things are so bad that even Congressional Republicans promoted legislation to regulate it. But there is a simple market...

The U.S. must tap this powerful tool to loosen the COVID-19 vaccine logjam

One key to unlocking the logjam of COVID-19 vaccines is in plain view but so far overlooked: the neighborhood retail pharmacy.  As of Monday,  9...

Yes, it’s possible to save too much for retirement

I never really liked the vehicles that I owned. They were an unimpressive lot, including a Volkswagen Beetle, Mercury Capri, Toyota SR5 pickup, Toyota Camry...

7 financial resolutions that can boost your wealth for a lifetime

Every year at this time, the financial media is filled with lists of how to be a better investor. This got me to thinking: If...

What will streaming bring in 2021? Here are 5 developments to watch

In 2020, most of us streamed a lot more shows than we otherwise might have, thanks to coronavirus stay-at-home orders. But the pandemic also set...