• Pound dips, FTSE 100 rises after Brexit-vote delay
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    Pound dips, FTSE 100 rises after Brexit-vote delay

    The British pound slipped, while U.K. stocks rose modestly on Monday, after lawmakers in the country voted to ask for a Brexit-deadline delay over the weekend. After a crucial Parliamentary vote failed to get off the ground on Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced to send a letter to the EU asking for a three-month Brexit delay. Johnson, who is opposed to any delay, is expected to try to win parliamentary approval for his plan on Monday as the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline draws nearer.

  • How to give your home to your adult child tax-free
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    How to give your home to your adult child tax-free

    Before the days of income and estate taxes, adult children often just moved into the family home after their parents died. If you plan to live in your home until you die, and your estate is below the unified federal estate gift and estate tax exemption amount ($11.4 million for 2019), this is your best strategy. When you die, your home's tax basis will be stepped up to fair market value as of the date of death.

  • Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Hits Resistance; These 5 Top Stocks Are Near Buy Points
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    Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Hits Resistance; These 5 Top Stocks Are Near Buy Points

    Microsoft stock, Chipotle stock, Visa stock, Comcast stock and New Oriental Education stock are all on the IBD 50 list. Visa stock and Microsoft stock are Dow Jones components. Some of these stocks could break out or reclaim buy points before reporting earnings.

  • Saudi Aramco Is the WeWork of Energy
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    Saudi Aramco Is the WeWork of Energy

    The serviced-office startup is a notorious cash sink, while Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is a gusher of dollars. In retrospect, the canceled initial public offering by WeWork's parent We Co. seems inevitable, given its $17.32 billion in net debt and negative free cash flow of $2.94 billion in the year through June. Bankers put the Aramco sale on hold last week after it became clear that international investors wouldn't swallow the $2 trillion market capitalization Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman first laid out almost three-and-a-half years ago, Bloomberg News reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Why the bull market won’t end with a typical crash, says hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio
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    Why the bull market won’t end with a typical crash, says hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio

    The U.S. and China may be nearing a tentative, partial trade agreement but the IMF's new leader has warned the trade truce won't be enough to boost global growth. Another ongoing dispute may also be nearing a resolution, with the U.K. and EU agreeing a Brexit deal, though British MPs still have to approve it. But the U.S. has confirmed tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European goods will take effect on Friday, proving that geopolitical tensions are here to stay.

  • This couple fought $25,000 in fraudulent credit-card charges after falling prey to identity theft — then things got worse
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    This couple fought $25,000 in fraudulent credit-card charges after falling prey to identity theft — then things got worse

    Amy Wang and her husband spent hundreds of hours trying to straighten out their financial futures after falling prey to identity theft. Amy, a 50-year-old occupational therapist in Miami, says she and her husband, Michael Wang, started receiving credit-card denials and store credit cards in the mail in December of 2015. The shoppers had expensive taste, Amy said, opting for luxuries like diamond earrings, Gucci and Armani.

  • Which are the least tax-friendly states in America? California doesn’t crack the top 10, but Illinois sure does
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    Which are the least tax-friendly states in America? California doesn’t crack the top 10, but Illinois sure does

    Illinois took the No. 1 spot on the list, thanks in large part to its high property taxes. The Land of Lincoln was followed by Connecticut and New York, both of which have pretty high-income taxes. Tennessee has an income tax, but it only applies to interest and dividends and not to salaries and other wages.

  • 2 Big-Name Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week
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    2 Big-Name Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

    Using recent actions and grades from TheStreet's Quant Ratings and layering on technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, Trifecta Stocks identifies five names each Friday that look bearish. While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on the way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names. Canopy Growth Corp. recently was downgraded to Sell with a D+ rating by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.

  • Probability of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Very Low, Says Eastspring’s Graham
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    Probability of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Very Low, Says Eastspring’s Graham

    Colin Graham, chief investment officer of multi-asset solutions at Eastspring Investments, discusses the Brexit vote, its impact on the pound and his outlook for markets. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.

  • 3 Monster Growth Stocks That Will Keep Soaring in 2020
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    3 Monster Growth Stocks That Will Keep Soaring in 2020

    Lalwani rates LHX stock a "buy" along with $259 price target. If everything goes as planned, LHX will soar about 30% over the next 12 months. To watch Lalwani's track record, click here) “Given above-average potential around sales growth, margin expansion, FCF generation, and capital returns, alongside a leadership team that has previously executed, we see no reason why the legacy HRS premium valuation should not be retained has previously executed, we see no reason why the legacy HRS premium valuation should not be retained,” Lalwani added.

  • MarketWatch

    The downside to Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade eliminating trading fees (yes, really)

    There might be no such thing as a free stock trade. After the news that Charles Schwab Corp. and TD Ameritrade would soon be dropping trade commissions, some financial advisers and market experts say it's possible mom and pop investors could still end up paying — just in a different way. Inexperienced investors could overtrade or make risky stock bets, unimpeded by fees to make them stop and think a second, advisers told MarketWatch.

  • Bernstein’s Lim Sees Investors Staying on the Sidelines in China
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    Bernstein’s Lim Sees Investors Staying on the Sidelines in China

    Joanne Lim, algorithmic and portfolio trader at Bernstein, discusses China's Loan Prime Rate, markets and her outlook for the property sector. She speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: China Open.

  • Blackstone’s billionaire co-founder says investors should worry about these 5 market dilemmas
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    Blackstone’s billionaire co-founder says investors should worry about these 5 market dilemmas

    For Blackstone co-founder and chief executive Stephen Schwarzman, worrying is fun. In his new memoir What it Takes, the private-equity titan advises readers that worrying “is playful, engaging work that requires you never switch it off.” This approach helped him to protect Blackstone Group Inc. (BX) investors from the worst of the subprime real estate crisis, he told MarketWatch in an interview Monday afternoon. The deep-pocketed investor, who has accumulated a net worth of $17.3 billion, according to Forbes, said “there are a lot of things going on” today that should have investors' antennae finely tuned.

  • Want to Live in Hawaii? Good News: Home Values Have Cooled
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    Want to Live in Hawaii? Good News: Home Values Have Cooled

    Thanks to ultra-low mortgage rates, it's an excellent time to buy or sell a home across the U.S. But what about in Hawaii? Home values have been flat throughout Hawaii and are up 0.05% from a year ago. Statewide, the median value for a single-family home — meaning half are worth more, half are worth less — is currently $616,600 , Zillow says.

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    Pound Down After British Parliament Delays Crucial Vote on Brexit Deal

    The British pound fell against the U.S. dollar on Monday in Asia after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to win parliamentary backing for his divorce deal. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the BBC overnight that he was confident enough lawmakers would back the deal this week. "The weekend's events, if anything, have further reduced the risk of disorderly exit," said Adam Cole, chief currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets, in a Reuters report.

  • The 401(k) retirement is coming — are you prepared?
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    The 401(k) retirement is coming — are you prepared?

    Most retirees rely on retirement income they didn't personally put away for their futures, although they did work for it. Young adults won't have that luxury, and they know it, a recent survey found. All but 5% of current retirees consider Social Security and a pension plan as their primary sources of retirement income, according to a Wells Fargo (WFC) survey released Friday.

  • Bank of America declares ‘the end of the 60-40’ standard portfolio
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    Bank of America declares ‘the end of the 60-40’ standard portfolio

    Investors have long been told that the ideal portfolio should carry 60% of its holdings in equities and 40% in bonds, a mix that provides greater exposure to historically superior stock returns, while also granting the diversification benefits and lower risk of fixed-income investments. But in a research note published by Bank of America Securities titled “The End of 60/40,” portfolio strategists Derek Harris and Jared Woodard argue that “there are good reasons to reconsider the role of bonds in your portfolio,” and to allocate a greater share toward equities.

  • Why the stock market won’t stay down when everyone is ‘nervous’ and ‘defensive’
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    Why the stock market won’t stay down when everyone is ‘nervous’ and ‘defensive’

    We have been meeting with institutional, family office, and household investors around the world over the past few weeks, and can only conclude that nearly everyone is nervous and in a defensive position. The volatility around Brexit, the trade war, a possible impeachment, and global economic deceleration has everyone on edge,” he said. See: Trump's next move could lead to a 25% drop in stocks, says billionaire investor After a rocky start, the S&P 500 (SPX) and Dow Jones Industrial (DJIA) turned positive for the month on Tuesday.

  • What the IRS doesn’t tell you about self-employment taxes
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    What the IRS doesn’t tell you about self-employment taxes

    Do you owe the dreaded 15.3% self-employment (SE) tax on random non-employee income that you only collect occasionally or in a one-off circumstance? This column explains why you probably don't owe SE tax, after first covering some necessary background information. The SE tax is the way the Feds collect Social Security and Medicare taxes on non-salary income from work-related activities.

  • SAP reports 28% profit jump, backs guidance
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    SAP reports 28% profit jump, backs guidance

    SAP SE on Monday reported a significant rise in third-quarter net profit and revenue, and reiterated its guidance for the full year. Net profit in the period rose 28% to 1.25 billion euros ($1.40 billion) from EUR971 million a year earlier, the German software company said. Revenue for the quarter was EUR7.79 billion, up 13%, while SAP's (SAP)(DE:SAP) closely watched revenue from cloud subscriptions and support increased by 37% to EUR1.79 billion.

  • Barrons.com

    A New Tax Break Comes With Strings Attached for Landlords

    Rental real estate is renowned for its many tax breaks, and the 2017 tax overhaul added a new one. Landlords who want to claim it for 2019 should be planning now, because they may need to send 1099 forms early next year. The benefit is the so-called 199A deduction of 20%.

  • Johnson & Johnson stock pummeled after asbestos-related baby powder recall
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    Johnson & Johnson stock pummeled after asbestos-related baby powder recall

    Shares of Johnson & Johnson suffered another blow Friday related to product safety, as the consumer-products giant's recall of some baby powder — after tests revealed traces of asbestos — comes despite the company's repeated assurances of its safety. J&J said it was recalling a “single lot” of its Johnson's Baby Powder, “out of an abundance of caution,” after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration test found “sub-trace levels” of chrysotile asbestos. “In parallel, [Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.] (JJCI) has immediately initiated a rigorous, thorough investigation into this matter, and is working with the FDA to determine the integrity of the tested sample, and the validity of the test results,” JJCI said in a statement.

  • AMC Theatres launches streaming service in latest blow to Netflix
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    AMC Theatres launches streaming service in latest blow to Netflix

    In the latest blow to Netflix Inc., AMC Theatres, the biggest cinema chain in the world, said Tuesday it is launching a streaming service that will allow members of its loyalty program to rent or buy films and watch them at home, the first such offering from a cinema operator. The 20 million-plus U.S. households that have signed up to the company's AMC Stubs program will be able to access about 2,000 films from every major studio, starting Tuesday. Later in the year the service is slated to be expanded to include films from AMC Networks' (AMCX)IFC Films and RLJE Films.

  • Bloomberg

    These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

    The Netherlands and Denmark have the best pensions systems in the world, according to a global study that shines a light on how nations are preparing aging populations for retirement. The countries took the top two slots in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index published Monday, both earning an A grade for the level of financial security provided in retirement. Australia came in third, with a B+ grade, while the top 10 was rounded out with Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and Chile all on B. The survey of 37 nations, which covers almost two-thirds of the world's population, uses 40 metrics to assess whether a system leads to improved financial outcomes for retiree...

  • This woman went from deep debt to retirement riches in a few years by teaching herself financial literacy
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    This woman went from deep debt to retirement riches in a few years by teaching herself financial literacy

    Yanely Espinal knows what the power of a financial education — she came from a low-income home with two parents and nine children, and ended up with credit card and student loan debt even after receiving a full scholarship to college. The Brooklyn native said she often saw a difference between herself and some of the wealthier students around her. She attended high school near Lincoln Center in Manhattan, where many students wore brand-name clothes and returned from holiday break with the latest gadgets.