• Kevin O’Leary is right about cars, and his logic can save your retirement
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    Kevin O’Leary is right about cars, and his logic can save your retirement

    Financially speaking, though, car ownership today is a terrible idea, O’Leary said. You’re thinking about buying a car. Let me give you a new idea: Don’t,” O’Leary said on CNBC.

  • You can contribute more to your 401(k) and IRA in 2019
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    You can contribute more to your 401(k) and IRA in 2019

    Deductions for these contributions are subject to income phaseout ranges, depending on their earnings and if they have access to a workplace retirement program: • For 2019, single taxpayers covered by a workplace retirement plan have a phaseout range between $64,000 and $74,000, which means anything below $64,000 is fully deductible and anything above $74,000 is not. For married couples filing jointly, where the spouse making the IRA contributions is covered by a workplace retirement plan, the phaseout range is $103,000 to $123,000.

  • How the rich get richer in every type of stock market
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    How the rich get richer in every type of stock market

    Keep more In this case, researchers looked at the performance of groups of investors in the Indian stock market. What they wanted to know was, how do the rich get richer in the stock market? The answer, simply enough, is that they take the long view, that is, they hold stocks through downturns.

  • Benzingayesterday

    Barron's Picks And Pans: 2019 Picks, Emerging Markets, Small Caps And More

    This weekend's Barron's cover story takes a look the outlook for stocks in the coming year. Other featured articles reveal Barron's top picks for 2019, as well as some tech and emerging market picks. Also, how to find small-cap winners and what to expect from big dividend payers.

  • Global Markets: Asian shares hobbled by mounting risks to global growth
    Reuters1 hour ago

    Global Markets: Asian shares hobbled by mounting risks to global growth

    Asian share markets began the week on a cautious note after soft economic data from China and Europe added to evidence of cooling global growth and reinforced anxiety over the broadening impact of international trade frictions. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.1 percent in Monday trade, led by losses in China and Hong Kong. The CSI 300 of Shanghai and Shenzhen share index dropped 0.9 percent Other markets showed some resilience.

  • Tesla puts more cars on sale to maximize $7,500 EV tax credit
    Engadgetyesterday

    Tesla puts more cars on sale to maximize $7,500 EV tax credit

    Tesla really, really wants to be sure buyers can make the most of the full $7,500 EV tax credit before it's cut in half for the company in 2019. Elon Musk has announced that the automaker is now selling "all" cars where the original customer can't take delivery before the end of 2018. If you're quick on the draw, you could get the full credit even if you're placing an order for the first time.

  • SoftBank is a 'interesting package' for investors
    CNBC Videos4 hours ago

    SoftBank is a 'interesting package' for investors

    Investors are drawn to the SoftBank IPO as there is an attractive dividend yield and a "cash cow" that the company's mobile market, says Martin Schulz, a senior research fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute.

  • With Saudi Arabia Preparing to Slash Shipments to U.S. Refiners, Crude May Be One Big Inventory Draw Away from Sparking Rally
    FX Empire2 days ago

    With Saudi Arabia Preparing to Slash Shipments to U.S. Refiners, Crude May Be One Big Inventory Draw Away from Sparking Rally

    Although U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil finished lower for the week, February WTI crude oil managed to hold the minor bottom at $50.31, while remaining well-above the main bottom at $49.60. February Brent crude oil held its minor bottom at $58.39 and its main bottom at $57.78. At the same time, WTI remained well-below its recent minor top at $63.71 and Brent under its last minor top at $63.71.

  • CNBC12 hours ago

    Five things you need to do before you pack your bags for an overseas retirement

    You can claim your Social Security benefits no matter where in the world you live, says Suzan Haskins , an International Living editor, so don't worry about losing eligibility. "You do not need to return to the States every few months, and the government does not require that you keep a U.S. address, although there are probably other very good reasons to do that," Haskins said. Many overseas banks will accept direct deposit of Social Security checks.

  • Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling
    Bloomberg11 hours ago

    Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling

    U.S. health-care stocks are poised for a potentially ugly trading session Monday as investors weigh in on a judge’s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional. A judge sided with Texas Friday in a lawsuit alleging that Congress’s decision in 2017 to kill a related tax penalty essentially voided the entire Affordable Care Act. While many analysts expect the ruling to be reversed by higher courts, the news adds to volatility in a sector that had barely recovered from political overhangs this year and yet remains the top performing sector in the S&P 500.

  • How A NASA Scientist Could Trigger The Next Cannabis Boom
    Oilprice.com3 hours ago

    How A NASA Scientist Could Trigger The Next Cannabis Boom

    Just like major oil companies such as ExxonMobil or Royal Dutch Shell used their superior Big Data capabilities to streamline their supply chain and muscle their way to the top of the oil distribution chain, this company is positioning itself to become the “Vertical Integrator of Cannabis” by leveraging the first large-scale integration and automation drive in the medical cannabis industry Their operations require just 10 percent of the staff of a traditional operation And for now, it remains “little-known” because just as early investors failed to understand that Amazon was a technology company first and a retail operation second … the same thing could unfold in the cannabis sector.

  • Benzinga9 hours ago

    Bulls & Bears Of The Week: Apple, AT&T, Exxon, Starbucks And More

    Benzinga has featured looks at many investor favorite stocks over the past week. Bullish calls included a leading telecom and the FANG stocks. Bearish calls included a rival telecom giant and an oil supermajor.

  • Benzinga8 hours ago

    Is A Santa Claus Rally On The Horizon?

    The Santa Claus rally is an upward momentum seen in the market during the last week of December that gives a nice lift to the market. "Santa Claus tends to come to Wall Street nearly every year, bringing a short, sweet, respectable rally within the last five days of the year and the first two in January," according to the Stock Trader's Almanac. Since 1950, the average gain for this period of the year has been 1.3 percent, and since 1969, it has generated positive returns 75 percent of the time.

  • Here’s what smart rich people really do with their nest egg
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    Here’s what smart rich people really do with their nest egg

    Most people think they’re above average in intelligence, relationship status and professional achievement. Social scientists call this “illusory superiority.” My business partner Scott Puritz, has found the one area where even above-average people, objectively smart, rich, successful professionals, seem to wave the white flag and admit to not understanding — money and investing. “One of the most shocking things is the low-level financial literacy throughout our culture,” Puritz told the Washington Post.

  • The market has been 'very bearish' for months: Bank of Si...
    CNBC Videos6 hours ago

    The market has been 'very bearish' for months: Bank of Si...

    Gareth Nicholson of Bank of Singapore says the focus from this week's Federal Reserve meeting will likely be around the "discussions" as an actual interest rate hike is "probably baked in already."

  • CNBC9 hours ago

    The global stock market sell-off was 'not an isolated event' — expect more sharp falls next year

    The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), an umbrella group for the world's central banks, warned on Sunday that a normalization of monetary policy is likely to trigger a flurry of sharp sell-offs over the coming months. "The market tensions we saw during this quarter were not an isolated event," Claudio Borio, head of the monetary and economic department at the BIS, said in the report. The latest wave of heavy selling in financial markets is a clear sign of things to come, according to a new report from the world's oldest international financial organization.

  • China’s $856 Billion Startup Juggernaut Is Getting Stuck
    Bloomberg6 hours ago

    China’s $856 Billion Startup Juggernaut Is Getting Stuck

    Some of this comes from China’s technology giants turning themselves into conglomerates. For years, China relied on cash subsidies to encourage development of key industries. As of the first half, various levels of the government had established 1,171 guidance funds, aiming to raise and deploy a staggering 5.9 trillion yuan ($856 billion) according to China Venture.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Your Worst Enemy In a Bear Market Is Yourself

    Bear markets are inevitable but too often we are our own worst enemy when we must navigate one. In a upward trending bull market that is often a wise choice but when we are faced with corrective action like we have experienced for that last 2 ½ months it is recipe for pain. When we don't know what we are going to do then we react emotionally and that leads to poor decisions.

  • Robinhood Backtracks on Checking and Savings Accounts After Regulatory Concerns
    Fortune12 hours ago

    Robinhood Backtracks on Checking and Savings Accounts After Regulatory Concerns

    Robinhood’s no-fee, 3% interest checking and savings accounts might have been too good to be true. The financial technology startup known for its stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange introduced the cash management option that seemed to casual consumers to replace traditional bank accounts last week. “We’re excited and humbled by the response to yesterday’s announcement of Robinhood’s cash management program launching in 2019,” Robinhood’s co-founders wrote in a blog post Friday.

  • Asian Stocks Mixed as Sell-off Eases; Yuan Steady: Markets Wrap
    Bloomberg42 minutes ago

    Asian Stocks Mixed as Sell-off Eases; Yuan Steady: Markets Wrap

    Treasury yields steadied just below 2.90 percent. U.S. equity futures edged up with stocks in Japan and Australia, while shares fluctuated in Shanghai and Hong Kong. With global growth forecasts for 2019 being questioned amid the U.S.-China trade tussle, investors may get some clues on the policy path from this week’s Federal Reserve meeting and press conference from Chairman Jerome Powell.

  • Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach
    Associated Press14 hours ago

    Executive's arrest, security worries stymie Huawei's reach

    While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad. Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd. as a supplier for fifth-generation networks. They joined the United States and Taiwan, which limit use of technology from the biggest global supplier of network switching gear.

  • Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    Suze Orman has a killer question for your retirement

    Suze Orman is one of those singular personalities in the financial business who seems to be right on the pulse of everyone she meets. She’s written books, starred in her own television show and made innumerable appearances in person. Like Oprah and Bono, she’s nearly a one-name-only celebrity.

  • TheStreet.com11 hours ago

    Santa Claus Rally? Machines Render Old Stock Market Adages Worthless

    This time of year we like to toss around sayings that supposedly explain how the markets are going to roll. The Santa Claus Rally: a seasonally bullish period, usually in the last week of December. The January Effect: the belief that stocks will rise during the first month of the year, particularly during the first five trading days.

  • These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about
    MarketWatch2 days ago

    These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

    For the first year after leaving my job, I wondered how the business was doing without me. Could they really survive without my expertise? After all, I was there for 11 years.

  • Reuters13 hours ago

    Qatar Petroleum to invest $20 billion in U.S. in major expansion

    Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years, its chief executive told Reuters, after the Gulf Arab state unexpectedly quit OPEC this month. Saad al-Kaabi, who holds the energy portfolio of the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplier, also said on Sunday the company aimed to announce foreign partners for new LNG trains needed for an ambitious domestic scale-up by the middle of next year, but was keeping open the possibility of going it alone. Qatar, a tiny but wealthy country is one of the most influential players in the LNG market due to its annual production of 77 million tonnes.