Investors hoping that tax cuts and aggressive government spending plans will add another leg to the bull market likely are going to be disappointed, Morgan Stanley argues in an analysis that contends the end of big returns is near.
AQR Capital Management’s Cliff Asness has launched a healthy discussion about the trials and tribulations of factor timing with a new essay (“The Siren Song of Factor Timing”). He’s recommends that investors steer clear, which is good advice because the crowd’s record, in the aggregate, to successfully engage in market-timing activities generally is overwhelmingly poor.....More>>>
Today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. It is also the day women across the country will not go to work, avoid shopping, and wear red, to give a small display of what the country would be like if women had fewer rights and were unable to contribute to our society. This is a continuation of the Women’s March that happened on....More>>>
QI signed up for Medicare Part A when I turned 65, but I didnt enroll in Part B because I was still working and had health insurance from my employer. But now Im 68, and I plan to retire later this year. What do I need to do to enroll in Medicare Part B, and when do I need to do it?
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Many people who are still working just sign up....More>>>
Some would argue America’s obsession with fast food is coming to an end. Healthier options have presented themselves, and consumers have shifted preferences. However, even with this new competition for the fast food industry, several companies have managed to maintain a core customer base, and even begin growing once again. Wendy’s (NYSE:WEN) provides a classic example of a fast food....More>>>
I’ve been a shareholder of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) for a quite a few quarters now and the performance is nothing short of inadequate. Granted, the energy sector is challenged right now and there’s only a few bright spots worth investing in, but this name is clearly underperforming, down nearly 28% YTD. With continued losses and a pick up in volatility for crude oil on the back of....More>>>
High-grade bonds should be the bedrock of your fixed-income port颅folio. But tremors in bonds can rattle other parts of the market that investors view as alternative sources of income, such as preferred stocks.
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Preferreds fall in the bond proxy camp. Although preferreds trade like stocks do, with prices hovering at about $25 a share, they....More>>>
If there’s one thing taxpayers fear more than owing the IRS money, it’s having their returns audited. While your chances of getting audited are statistically pretty low, it pays to be aware of the moves that could land you on the tax man’s watch list. With that in mind, here are three tax deductions that could result in an audit if you’re not careful about how you claim them.
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Less than 40% of workers said they have recovered financially from the recession that started in December 2007, according to a report from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Thirteen percent said their recovery hasn’t....More>>>
Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) CMO Gill Brown Hong bought 1,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.20 per share, with a total value of $33,855.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marke
Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (NYSE:EEP) had its target price lowered by Barclays from $16.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage currently has an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock.