• I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law
    Associated Press9 hours ago

    I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law

    The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center projected the tax law would reduce individual income taxes by about $1,260 on average, although it benefits higher earners more.

  • Losing a job in your 50s is especially tough. Here are 3 steps to take when layoffs happen
    USA TODAY6 hours ago

    Losing a job in your 50s is especially tough. Here are 3 steps to take when layoffs happen

    This is one of the many reasons why I believe our 50s can be the most challenging decade of our lives. Assuming you can clear the mental challenges, the financial and administrative obstacles can leave you feeling like a Rube Goldberg machine. Income, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, bills, expenses, short-term savings and retirement savings are all immediately important in the face of a job loss.

  • 5 Stocks Under $5 to Buy Before They Soar
    InvestorPlace6 hours ago

    5 Stocks Under $5 to Buy Before They Soar

    Financial Stocks With Accelerating Growth With that in mind, here is a list of five cheap stocks, which I think have big upside potential. Pier 1 (PIR) PIR Stock Price: 88 cents Furniture retailer Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) has had a tough time getting its act together for several years. Peer Restoration Hardware (NYSE:RH) has seen its stock rise 30% over the past year thanks to a red-hot housing market and robust demand for home furnishings.

  • Pentair (PNR) Wraps Up Acquisition of Pelican Water Systems
    Zacks12 hours ago

    Pentair (PNR) Wraps Up Acquisition of Pelican Water Systems

    Pentair Plc PNR has completed the previously announced $120-million acquisition of Pelican Water Systems. Headquartered in DeLand, FL, Pelican Water Systems provides residential whole home water treatment systems. The acquisition strengthens Pentair by providing growth opportunities through innovative products.

  • U.S.News & World Report6 hours ago

    How Much Cash to Keep in a Portfolio

    Every investor has a different threshold for how much cash to keep on hand in a brokerage or retirement account. Retaining enough of this asset in an investment portfolio is important, since many major brokerages require up to three days for money to settle into a trading account from a bank. When you take a profit and sell a stock, the Securities and Exchange Commission dictates that funds take two business days to settle into an account before the proceeds can be used to buy other stocks.

  • 4 Red Flags The S&P May Pull Back Sharply
    Investopedia8 hours ago

    4 Red Flags The S&P May Pull Back Sharply

    The most widely-followed barometer of the U.S. stock market, the S&P 500 Index (SPX), has staged a dramatic recovery from its December low, but a key technical indicator suggests that the S&P's rally -- and the broader market rebound -- may lose steam. "This area right here makes me very nervous because there's actually four significant technical levels here," says Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com. "The 200-day moving average right here--we have tried it once, twice, three, coming back on a fourth time," he told CNBC Adam Kobeissi, founder and editor-in-chief of The Kobeissi Letter, has a similar view.

  • The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now
    InvestorPlace6 hours ago

    The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now

    With CBS stock priced at only 7.7 times this year's expected earnings though, the company would also make for a dirt-cheap entry or expansion into the entertainment industry. Air Lease (AL) Air Lease (NYSE:AL) relies on at least a decent economy to drive demand for passenger jets, and recently, investors have seen what they think are too many red flags. Take a closer look at all the data, though, and matters aren't as dire as they may seem.

  • Illinois may tax private retirement funds to pay public worker pensions
    Fox Business Videosyesterday

    Illinois may tax private retirement funds to pay public worker pensions

    FOX Business' Jeff Flock on the impact of Illinois' proposal to tax private retirement funds to pay for public workers' pensions.

  • Walmart has something Amazon can't compete with
    Yahoo Finance8 hours ago

    Walmart has something Amazon can't compete with

    Those numbers dwarf Amazon, which has been expanding similar services from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now to 60 U.S. metro areas with grocery delivery and over 20 metros with pickup service. Amazon said it plans to expand, but it's hard for them to catch up to Walmart, which revealed efforts to grow grocery deliveries to more than 300 metro areas by the end of this year. We will continue to play and innovate as we shape the future of our omni retail.

  • Lump Sum vs. Regular Pension Payments: What's the Difference?
    Investopedia5 hours ago

    Lump Sum vs. Regular Pension Payments: What's the Difference?

    Understandably, you might be tempted to go with the lump sum. By taking a lump sum payment, you gain access to a large sum of money, which you can spend or invest as you see fit. "One thing I emphasize with clients is the flexibility that comes with a lump sum payment," says Dan Danford, CFP®, Family Investment Center, Saint Joseph, Mo. "[A pension payment] annuity is fixed (occasionally COLA-indexed), so there is little flexibility in the payment scheme.

  • Gold Price Forecast – Gold markets break out again
    FX Empire9 hours ago

    Gold Price Forecast – Gold markets break out again

    Gold markets broke higher during the trading session on Tuesday, clearing the $1325 level, sending the market towards the $1350 level. At this point, there is a lot of noise extending to the $1350 level, so although this is a very bullish looking candle, I would not be surprised to see some type of pullback in this marketplace but now the $1325 level should be supportive. After all, it was resistance previously, so it makes sense that it should have a bit of market memory attached to it.

  • U.S.News & World Report9 hours ago

    How to Invest in Real Estate Without Buying Property

    One of the biggest advantages of REITs is that they allow you real estate exposure without the need to manage that real estate yourself. On top of that, some of the other advantages include: -- Low correlation with stocks and bonds, so you can add a layer of diversity to your portfolio. They pay 90 percent of income back to investors in the form of dividends.

  • Tesla prepares to offer Model 3 leasing to boost demand: Electrek
    Reuters12 minutes ago

    Tesla prepares to offer Model 3 leasing to boost demand: Electrek

    The email stated that employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the next two weeks, Electrek reported citing sources familiar with the matter. A Tesla representative said that no decision has been made about when Model 3 leasing will be available. Over the past year, Tesla has talked about using leasing to boost demand for the Model 3, but the automaker has been reluctant to introduce the measure because of its effect on GAAP financials.

  • Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money
    Investor's Business Daily Video14 minutes ago

    Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money

    Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money

  • Americans — particularly millennials — are alarmingly late on car payments
    Yahoo Financeyesterday

    Americans — particularly millennials — are alarmingly late on car payments

    A record seven million Americans are more than 90 days late on their auto loan payments, and millennials are clearly leading delinquency rates, according to a report by the New York Fed. The NY Fed found that the number of new auto loans and leases appearing on credit reports in 2018 reached a new peak — the highest level in the 19 years they have monitored the data — at $584 billion. Looking at the number of auto loans in serious delinquency, the researchers noted that there was a “sharp worsening in the performance of the loans held by borrowers under 30 years old between 2014 and 2016.

  • Fox Business11 hours ago

    How to protect yourself from skimming at the gas pump

    CompareCards.com says credit and debit card skimming is a growing threat to consumers at the gas pump. Skimming is type of fraud where criminals steal data through bogus card readers they attach to payment terminals at gas stations. Once you use your debit or credit card at the fake card reader, criminals can steal your personal information or use it to make purchases online.

  • USA TODAY12 hours ago

    I found a hidden camera in my office breakroom at work. Is that legal? Ask HR

    Anonymous Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.: I can understand your surprise at finding a surveillance camera in your office breakroom, but employers are generally permitted to monitor most areas of the workplace. It is not uncommon for employers to use video surveillance to minimize theft, alcohol and drug use, and attendance problems and to also identify unsafe working conditions and provide data security. Video monitoring – more common in larger companies and industries such as banking, real estate and insurance – also can provide evidence of any crime that might occur at the worksite.

  • 5 Dividend Stocks Offering Solid Growth
    Zacks13 hours ago

    5 Dividend Stocks Offering Solid Growth

    Dividend-paying securities are the major sources of consistent income when returns from the equity market are at risk. While there are several dividend stocks that could provide capital appreciation, zeroing in on stocks having a history of dividend growth year over year leads to a healthy portfolio with a greater scope of capital appreciation as opposed to simple dividend paying stocks or those with high yields. Stocks that have a strong history of dividend growth belong to mature companies, which are less susceptible to large swings in the market, and thus act as a hedge against economic or political uncertainty as well as stock market volatility.

  • MoneyShow16 hours ago

    Three High-Yield Stocks with Monthly Dividends

    EPR Properties (EPR) is a very well-run net lease REIT that has done a great job of growing the business and generating above average dividend growth for investors. EPR Properties separates itself from the rest of the triple net REIT pack by the highly focused types of properties the company owns. Main Street Capital Corporation (MAIN) is a business development company has been a tremendous stock for income focused investors.

  • San Francisco-based real estate startup raises another $200 million
    American City Business Journals11 hours ago

    San Francisco-based real estate startup raises another $200 million

    San Francisco-based Opendoor will raise another $200 million, bringing its valuation up to about $3.7 billion, Techcrunch reports. The funding round for the fast-growing real estate startup, which facilitates timely home sale transactions for a fee, follows a massive $400 million injection from SoftBank Vision Fund in September, alongside $2 billion in debt financing. According to papers filed in Delaware — and uploaded by Techcrunch — it is unclear whether the $200 million funding has already taken place, as the filing is dated Feb. 8.

  • Procter and Gamble Stock Is No Longer Worth the Gamble
    InvestorPlace7 hours ago

    Procter and Gamble Stock Is No Longer Worth the Gamble

    Shares of Procter and Gamble (NYSE:PG) made a fresh all-time high recently following earnings. PG stock traded up to nearly the $100 level before finally running into resistance. It made another all-time high today, but the $100 level again stymied it.

  • InvestorPlace7 hours ago

    Is Canopy Growth Stock the Best Cannabis Play?

    The cannabis space remains enticing thanks to both the short-term and long-term trends we have in place. As a result of those trends, it has become a natural interest among investors. Attention has been gravitating toward Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) and not because it's the wildest one to trade.

  • InvestorPlace8 hours ago

    Chesapeake Energy Stock Looks Great, If You're Willing to Wait

    Along with many other stocks this year, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) has posted a nice return. This is in-line with other operators like Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), but this masks a roller-coaster ride. First of all, Chesapeake Energy stock is still well off its high.

  • Associated Press3 hours ago

    Nordic American Tankers: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 1 cent per share. The tanker company posted revenue of $44.2 million in the period, which also did not meet Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $49 million.

  • TheStreet.comyesterday

    The Best Online Tax Filing Software for 2019

    Tax filing software makes a taxpayer's IRS filing experience easier to manage, while hunting down every dime's worth of tax breaks and deductions so consumers can keep more cash in their pocket, and less in Uncle Sam's. Which online tax software works best for you? If so, you can prepare and file your taxes using the IRS' free tax filing program (called IRS FreeFile) which is available to taxpayers who qualify.