"Are we there yet?" I've heard this question about gold stocks so often, you'd think we were on a road trip to Grandma's house. For the past year, the answer has been a resounding "NO." Now – finally – the answer is, "We're ge
Americans age 40 and older continued to be flummoxed by the challenges of long-term care financing, but increasingly believe that Medicare ought to provide such supports and services. According to a new poll by the Associated Press-University of Chicago NORC Center for Public
And all the other polls. Brexit tried to teach us about foregone conclusions, but the market is the student at the back of the class, throwing spitwads and doodling. And so here we are, with a losing day ahead for Wall Street, and panic buying of gold and the Japanese yen.
Near term, of course, we know what to expect market-wise, both from polls....More>>>
Jeff Bezos donned a robot suit over the weekend, and he looked pretty happy about it.
The Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) CEO tweeted a photo of himself testing out a giant mechanical robot suit at the company’s exclusive MARS conference late Sunday night. The conference focuses on machine-learning, home automation, robotics and space.
“Why do I feel so much like Sigourney Weaver?”....More>>>
Most millionaires aren’t born rich. During his three decades researching the wealthy, Thomas J. Stanley, co-author of “The Millionaire Next Door,” consistently found that between 80% and 85% of all millionaires are self-made. Some earned their fortunes through hard work; others, by saving aggressively. Many amassed wealth by investing wisely.
Did you panic? Were you afraid? Last month, on Wednesday, May 17, stocks got beaten up. After starting the week at new highs (around 2,400 on the S&P 500 Index), stocks fell nearly 2% – their worst one-day fall this year. Anytime investors are reminded that stocks can go down as well as up in value, our mailbag "lights up." Subscribers suddenly want to have constant....More>>>
There was a major shock among grocery stores this past week that threw the industry on its head. Prior to the acquisition news, we speculated that this industry might be in trouble as the result of too much competition and margins too low. It just seems that there are too many sources for getting groceries.
Additionally, the advent of online grocery shopping is not helping. Food....More>>>
SAN FRANCISCO Businesses and corporate leaders were quick to react to President Trump’s decision Thursday to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made good on his threat to leave Trump’s CEO-stacked economic council, which he had promised to do if the presidentturned his back on the consortium of nations that signed the pact pledging them to fight....More>>>
New Evidence of Fiduciary Rules Harm, Chamber Report Says
He did it. President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, just like he said he would during the presidential campaign, but with a caveat, saying the U.S. would also....More>>>
It’s hard to believe that a 27-year-old entrepreneur in Boston, a 21-year-old business student in Miami or a 33-year-old banker in Madrid would have much of an impact on the global investment sector. Like the 75+ million U.S. Millennials born between 1981 and 1997, these young profess
In personal finance, some moves are better than others. Saving is better than spending. Having a budget is better than impulse buying. Paying off your credit card balance every month is better than getting nailed with finance charges.