Six times more people have died coming down Mount Everest than while climbing Mount Everest. The same can happen as you come down the mountain after retirement. How you distribute wealth, or “disinvest,” is even more important than how you invest. The savings decisions you are making today have far more implications than you might be seeing. Simply following “the herd” without....More>>>
Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google is best-known for its search engine, but is also home to some big moves in artificial intelligence (AI). Nearly a year ago, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stepped in as the guest writer of Alphabet’s annual founders’ letter and noted:
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Mid cap home products retailerWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with results exceeding Wall Street expectations. Net revenues grew 3.7% to $1.202 billion versus $1.159 billion with comparable brand revenue growth of 2.8% on top of 0.6% in Q2 2016:
It is official: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Rule is, slowly but surely, taking effect. As of June 9, 2017, all financial professionals who provide guidance on retirement plans are considered fiduciaries and must ensure they act in accordance with their clients’ best interests. The rule will impact the industry as a whole, but perhaps....More>>>
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According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 200,000 financial advisors in the U.S. When you’re looking at such a large group of people, there’s going to be a significant amount of variance. Some advisors may have a portfolio management background. Others may be CPAs, JDs or have come from completely different professions, such as education.
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Judging by some of the best-known retail stocks, youd think Americas shopping malls were ghost towns. Shares of Macys (M, $31.31) trade for 57% less than the price they commanded last July. Nordstrom (JWN, $36.68) has plunged by 55% since March 2015. And Kohls (KSS, $34.49) has sunk 56% since April 2015. Over the past year through June 14, SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT, $41.10), an exchange-traded....More>>>
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Upon turning 60 recently, I came to the realization that other than family, work and community service, I was living for my next pilgrimage. Ive been taking pilgrimages since high school. Im not talking about a religious journey
When I previously wrote an article about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), suggesting that it might deserve a look as an anchor stock for your portfolio, some (in the comments) suggested that KMB's debt-to-equity ratio was too high and that they would stay away.