Washington is critical in the mind of Wall Street these days. First, it was haggling over a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. That legislation finally was signed by President Biden on November 15th. Now, negotiations are under way to secure the second part of the Administration program—the so-called Build Back Better Act.
The Federal Reserve is shifting gears, with its evolving stance headlined by an early November decision to start reducing asset purchases.
This IRS issued Notice 2021-61 Thursday updating for 2022 dollar-amount ceilings and thresholds for a wide range of qualified retirement plans and accounts, including traditional individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) and Roth IRAs.
Another earnings season has come and gone, and this one has been stellar, with 82% of the S&P 500 companies beating expectations. Overall, profits climbed by more than 30% in the third quarter. Not surprisingly, the stock market continues to set records, with solid results boosting investor confidence.
Wall Street is back to setting records. This renewed strength came after a stellar profit performance in the third quarter, in which a range of financial and industrial concerns showed notable improvement. In all, 84% of the S&P 500 companies had positive earnings surprises in the period.
When thinking about our physical health, it’s common for people to take a holistic approach—that is, we think about ways we can practice being healthy overall, like eating a balanced diet and getting an adequate amount of exercise. Keeping our bodies healthy means improving our quality of life.
Inflation is heating up, with the Consumer and Producer Price Indexes surging by 0.6% and 0.8%, respectively, in May. Worse still, prices were up 5.0% and 6.6% in the latest 12 months, the former of which was the biggest uptick since August 2008, when the U.S. economy was in free fall. In all, inflation has been trending higher since January.
Investing your money is easier than ever in this digital age. Gone are the days of having to call or visit a financial professional in person. Now, most investing can be done online—there are even apps to help you. From apps to help you save your spare change to stock trading apps, there are options out there for multiple financial situations.
If you have a child graduating from high school or college and entering the workforce, they may have the opportunity to open up a 401(k) through their new employer. In some cases, that employer will also offer matching contribution funds up to a certain percentage.
Paying fees for professional investment management is something we’d all like to avoid. Why pay for some guy in a suit to manage your investments when you can do-it-yourself with a simple online brokerage account? There are many reasons to trust a professional - read on to find out whether it’s worth it to go with the pros.
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