Tag: Investing/Securities

Will Medicare pay for my dentures?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.  Original Medicare doesn’t pay for dentures or related dental appointments for fittings or tooth extractions. To get...

This is why this super-successful growth investor no longer owns Tesla shares

Successful innovations make life better for customers, but that doesn’t necessarily make those companies good investments. “In some cases, innovation just helps all of us...

‘People are upset.’ Will proposed IRA tax changes targeting the rich hurt smaller nest eggs?

Months after a story broke detailing the $5 billion that could come out of Peter Thiel’s retirement account tax-free, new tax proposals are aiming to...

Dow’s 400-point rally puts it on track for best day in 2 months as investors await Fed decision

U.S. stock benchmarks on Wednesday rose sharply, with investors fixated on the outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, which concludes later in the session as...

When you should — and shouldn’t — consider investing in a Roth 401(k)

Roth 401(k) plans can be a powerful tool for building wealth for retirement, but they’re not as frequently used as their traditional counterparts.  Retirement Tip...

Opinion: In 2017 I wrote that U.S. stocks were not overpriced. That’s still true.

On August 21, 2017, with the S&P 500 SPX, -0.08% at 2,428, I wrote a MarketWatch column that pushed back against gloom-and-doom pundits who were...

JPMorgan says buy that S&P 500 dip, but you might want to look at this chart first

For those out there still licking their wounds from a selloff that probably even your teenager saw coming (via TikTok), here’s a comforting chart from...

Will Evergrande be China’s ‘Lehman moment’? Wall Street says no

Problems at Evergrande, China’s teetering property giant, are stirring unwelcome memories of the market chaos that followed the implosion of Lehman Brothers roughly 13 years...

Is the U.S. stock market open on Labor Day?

It is unofficially summer’s last hurrah for Wall Street investors. U.S. financial markets will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, marking a...

Opinion: Do spouses have special rules when it comes to inheriting an IRA?

Q. I understand surviving spouses have options that no one else does when they inherit their deceased spouse’s IRA. What are those options? -Sherry in...

Retiring? Keep your skills sharp for your health, wealth and wellbeing

Many people enter retirement with the plan to relax — and that’s a normal, natural approach to this next phase of life — but they...

These are the most important things to check on a stock’s quote page before deciding whether to buy or sell

There’s a lot more investors can glean from a MarketWatch stock quote page than just the price and the change from the previous session. In...

Opinion: This chart says we’re partying like it’s 1999

We Americans invest more of our 401(k) plans in stocks than in any other asset class. In total we hold 39% of the money in...

Opinion: America’s toxic ‘us vs. them’ politics is now spilling into the stock market and polarizing investors

Why do columns criticizing meme stock investing in such names as GameStop GME, -2.74% and AMC Entertainment Holdings AMC, -1.44% attract scores of comments deriding the author...

European regulator sees ‘no urgent need’ for COVID-19 boosters, aligning with WHO view and not the U.S.

The European Medicines Agency said Thursday that there is no “urgent need” for COVID-19 booster shots for fully vaccinated people and suggested instead the emphasis...

U.S. stocks drift lower as investors prepare to close out a winning August

U.S. stocks were drifting lower Tuesday afternoon, with investor attention settling on employment data coming at the end of the week as major benchmarks remained...

Why a debt-ceiling stalemate could push reverse repo demand to $1.4 trillion in next 3 months

Record demand for the Federal Reserve’s overnight reverse repo program could touch a new milestone of $1.4 trillion by year’s end, says Barclays rates strategist...

Why Robinhood may be more than a ‘meme stock phenomenon’

Shares of Robinhood Markets Inc. are rising Monday after picking up a handful of new fans on Wall Street who praised the company’s unique positioning....

Saving for retirement on TikTok? Gen Z invests differently

Zaid Admani is a millennial and a civil engineer, and he’s trying to get young people to think about money — and their futures.  Admani,...

U.S. stocks drift lower after records as investors assess jobless claims, GDP revision

U.S. stocks drifted slightly lower Thursday, as investors weighed data on second quarter economic growth and weekly jobless benefit claims, a day ahead of a...

Three advantages to hiring teens for your small business in this labor market

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.  Lingering labor shortages may encourage small businesses to hire more teenagers or try to keep them on...

Water funds attract $35 billion as drought drains reservoirs. A new report asks if they are worth it

As extreme drought and water shortages plague the U.S. West and beyond, water funds have attracted about $35 billion of assets under management, according to...

Is the Fed overdoing it on stimulus? A majority of business economists think so

For the first time since the pandemic began a majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve is providing too much stimulus, a marked shift...

Opinion: Why alternative investments belong in 401(k) plans

Most people are not investment experts, so they need help managing their retirement savings. Retirement plan fiduciaries recognize this, and it is one of the...

My friends all have more money than me, how do I keep up?

Finally, as the country reopens, you’re likely seeing more of your friends. Out with the video chatting and in with the high-fiving, hugging and, well,...