Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Mike Shedlock | July 29, 2016

On Thursday the Census Department released its first Advance Economic Indicators Report. The new report adds wholesale and retail inventories to its existing International Trade in Goods report.

Charles Payne | July 29, 2016

The Fed came, they saw, and they punted. Or, at least they tried to punt. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released its statement, which made the case for a rate hike if its key mandates were the only factors.

BGASC Metals | July 29, 2016

The Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold earlier this week following its July meeting. The Feds assessment of the economy was upgraded from the prior month, but not enough to warrant a rate hike or to strongly signal that one was coming at the September meeting.

Dr. Mark Skousen | July 29, 2016

For investors, the big question is, which candidate would be better for the stock market and the economy?

Peter Schiff | July 29, 2016

Theodore Roosevelt's famous mantra "speak softly and carry a big stick" suggested that the United States should seek to avoid creating controversies and expectations through loose or rash pronouncements, but be prepared to act decisively, with the most powerful weaponry, when the time came.

Cliff Ennico | July 29, 2016

Slowly but surely, eBay is making a big comeback.

Bob Goldman | July 29, 2016

Tell the truth -- does anyone at work like you?

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Dave Ramsey | July 28, 2016

Dear Dave, I make $25,000 a year, and Im single. I expect my salary to increase to $35,000 next year, so can I get by with a $500 starter emergency fund instead of $1,000?

Mike Shedlock | July 28, 2016

This afternoon Fed chair Janet Yellen will be mindlessly yapping about things like uncertainty but also about the strengthening economy. Meanwhile, todays durable goods report should give her something to think about.

Nicholas Vardy | July 28, 2016

When investors talk about the company at the vanguard of the revolution in electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States, only one company typically comes to mind: Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA).

Political Calculations | July 28, 2016

For months, we've been tracking the number of dividend cuts in the U.S. stock market in near real-time, where we've been watching the number of announced reductions reach very worrying levels.

Bruce Wiliams | July 28, 2016

DEAR BRUCE: My mother died about three years ago. She left a will leaving all of her assets to me. At the time she passed, she was living with me and my wife. Her only asset was a savings account where she had $1,000.

Peter Morici | July 28, 2016

The Trump campaign is right that the 4.9 percent headline unemployment rate, touted by the Obama Administration, is misleading. Joblessness is substantially worse and not likely to get better if Hillary Clinton is elected.

Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Bryan Perry | July 27, 2016

This past weeks slate of economic data that crossed the tape was of a more encouraging tone that kept the markets bullish sentiment fully intact while triggering some much awaited profit-taking in the bond market.

Bryan Perry | July 27, 2016

The Running of the Bulls, or encierro in Spanish, is a practice that involves masses of people running in front of a group of stampeding toro bravo cattle that have been let loose on a sectioned-off subset of a towns streets.

Nicholas Vardy | July 27, 2016

Emerging markets have had a rough time of late.

Dave Ramsey | July 27, 2016

My wife and I are on Baby Step 3 of your plan, and were about halfway to building our fully funded emergency fund.

Mike Shedlock | July 27, 2016

New Home sales rose to a Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Rate (SAAR) of 592,000 vs. a Bloomberg Econoday consensus estimate of 562,000.

Charles Payne | July 27, 2016

Maybe its the continued decline in crude oil or maybe its the signs I have pointed to for a few months now that consumers are beginning to spend more money.

Political Calculations | July 27, 2016

Each month, Gordon Green and John Coder of the private sector income and demographics analysis firm Sentier Research report on the level of median household income that they estimate from monthly Current Population Survey data published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mike Fuljenz | July 27, 2016

The internet is full of websites promoting Home Storage Gold IRAs, Self Storage Gold IRAs, Home Delivery Gold IRAs, and other enticing captions that lead consumers to believe current law allows them to store gold and silver held in their IRAs at home.

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz | July 27, 2016

Dear Carrie, I'm 55 years old and trying to be smart about planning for my retirement years. What I'm struggling with is whether buying long-term care insurance makes sense. What do you think--is it a smart move, or just a waste of money? --A Reader

Bruce Wiliams | July 27, 2016

DEAR BRUCE: I am a 68-year-old retiree drawing a generous military retirement and Social Security. I can comfortably live on these income sources. I also have a 403(b) account with $450,000 from a former job with a nonprofit. It has a generous loan provision that lets me borrow my money at a 4.5 percent interest rate. All my payments and interest go back into my 403(b) account.

Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Mike Shedlock | July 26, 2016

What is Helicopter money? Can the Fed or ECB just drop money from the sky?

Charles Payne | July 26, 2016

With the market closing up for four straight weeks, there are several storylines investors cant ignore.

Political Calculations | July 26, 2016

The S&P 500 in the third week of July 2016 ran a bit to the hot side for what our future-based model forecast, but still well within the typical volatility that we would expect.

Bruce Wiliams | July 26, 2016

DEAR BRUCE: When people write you with a question about retirement and state their budget, do they realize that the budget they have when they retire will never last past the first year?

Mon, Jul 25, 2016

Doug Fabian | July 25, 2016

A dividend-driven exchange-traded fund (ETF) worth considering for income investors is SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), which I view as a slow-and-steady performer.

Doug Fabian | July 25, 2016

This column is the first of the final two articles that will feature domestic dividend-based exchange-traded fund (ETFs).

Edith Lank | July 25, 2016

Ms. Lank: If you could answer me today that would be helpful. We are selling our home ourselves, and we got an offer this morning that is $8,000 less than we are asking. It's only good for 48 hours. My wife isn't sure about it. Can you discuss our options? We need advice right away. -- K. R.

Harvey Mackay | July 25, 2016

Athletes and actors have long hired coaches to help prepare for a specific competition or role. But they aren't the only ones who can benefit from expert advice. Coaches are available to help people in any field improve their "game."

Bill Tatro | July 25, 2016

A long time ago I listened and watched as a Mentor (M) of mine explained, to a large gathering of people, the relationship between risk and reward.


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