Tag: Investing/Securities

From a Costco freedom fighter to a bearish death cross, here are the stories our readers just couldn’t stop clicking on in 2020

Before finally swiping left on 2020, let’s take a quick look back at all the reasons (and there are many) that it’s a year we’d...

No, a $600 stimulus check won’t cover most rents — here’s how to make it last

Since the first round of stimulus checks went out to Americans in April, the looming question on many financially vulnerable people’s minds has been will...

I got two $1,200 stimulus payments last time. Will I receive two $600 checks this time? Will there even be another stimulus?

Dear Moneyist, To my surprise, I got two stimulus checks during the first round of economic impact payments. One was deposited into my bank, and...

There are six types of retirees — which are you?

New retirees are like recent college graduates — they’re on their own after years of the same routine, and they have to find a new...

I’m 65, have $500,000 in cash, no ‘impressive’ work résumé and am terrified of investing — can I retire?

I’ll turn 65 in December, and I’d LOVE to retire. First, the good news:– I’m single and have no dependents (not even a pet). – I...

Stock-market pros are having a tough time imagining an S&P 500 slump in 2021

Farewell, 2020. Hello, 2021. It is onward and potentially upward, Superman style, for the U.S. stock market next year, based on analysts’ ambitious year-end targets...

U.S. oil books over 2% gain as weekly crude stockpiles seen falling; Brexit deal nears

Crude-oil futures closed sharply higher Wednesday as a report from the Energy Information Administration showed a drop in U.S. inventories, and favorable geopolitical developments appeared...

Your will is about more than money and cutting your child out could backfire

I work with some of the most heartbroken people in the world: parents whose adult children want nothing to do with them. Parents who have...

Here’s how to help yourself and your family ‘in case you get hit by a bus’

The pandemic has been a wake-up call in many aspects of life, including health, family, career and savings — and now more than ever, it...

These 10 clunkers are my worst calls from a decade’s worth of investment advice

For those of us in the opinion writers’ trade, ‘tis the season to pound our chests for our prescience and don sackcloth and ashes for...

COVID-19 is not a retirement story

Reporters repeatedly ask about the impact of COVID-19 and the ensuing recession on retirement. My response has generally been that COVID is not a retirement...

Dow set to sink 400 points as new viral strain overshadows fresh coronavirus aid

U.S. stock-index futures on Monday were poised for their worst day since October, as investors focused on the emergence of a fast-spreading variant of the...

Our building is tipping our doormen and super 25% extra due to COVID-19. My husband wants to stick with this amount next year. I disagree. What do you say?

I am an Upper East Side wife and mother with two children. The residents of our building have agreed to tip our doormen, super and...

Here’s how a dispute over the Fed’s emergency powers almost sank the stimulus package

Over the past few days the Federal Reserve found itself where it didn’t want to be — in the political spotlight. Talks over a $900...

Don’t contribute to your 2020 IRA until you read this

Don’t click that mouse. Before you plunge your $6,000 annual limit into a “Roth” individual retirement account for 2020, stop for a second and look...

Blackstone swoops on private-jet company with $4 billion cash takeover offer, amid collapse in global business travel

Shares in Signature Aviation SIG, -1.73% fell on Friday, just hours after the U.K. private-jet company announced that it is in talks with Blackstone about...

Why M&A is set to continue its hot streak in 2021

A surge in big-ticket mergers and acquisitions and a boom in initial public offerings saw the world’s largest investment banks pull in $87.5 billion in...

Stock-market timing expert DeMark ‘confident’ S&P 500 surges 5% in next 2 weeks

Ask Tom DeMark how confident he is about his most recent equity-market timing call and he will imply that it is almost a no-brainer from...

New SEC chair needs to tackle these 5 big issues so the government can do a better job for investors

For the past four years, a majority of SEC commissioners have been Republican.  While the commissioners agreed unanimously on many technical and enforcement issues, policy...

Tesla may be ‘the most remarkable market story of them all,’ says strategist

So much has been made of Tesla’s breathless rise to mind-boggling valuations in 2020. But the stratospheric rise of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company also...

Gold climbs to highest finish in a week on hope for further U.S. coronavirus relief

Gold futures climbed on Tuesday to finish at their highest in a week, rebounding from a two week low a day earlier, as prospects for...

These 3 regions hold the best bets for 2021, say top fund managers

Emerging markets, the U.S. and the U.K are most likely to reward investors next year, according to top fund managers polled by trade body the...

Stock-market uncertainty runs high headed into Fed’s final meeting of 2020

Time is running out on 2020. It is a point that some Wall Street investors might find some comfort in ahead of a what could...

British pound sees a pop as U.K. and EU set to go ‘the extra mile’ on Brexit deal

Financial markets were set to parse news that U.K. and EU leaders agreed that they should go “the extra mile” to try to find a...

This chart might have you rethinking your approach to the stock market

Raise your hand if you knew, after the March crash, that the stock market would hit record highs by the end of the year. Stop....