There aren’t any straightforward answers for how to choose between a long-term and short-term certificate of deposit, but a few factors can guide you.
When choosing the best savings account for your needs, look closely at the account fees, rate terms, customer service options, and how easily you can make withdrawals and deposits.
It’s important to have a plan for your money before your CD matures, or your bank might make a decision on your behalf.
A high-yield savings account can be an excellent way to build your savings. Here’s what to know about high-yield savings accounts and how to find the best one.
Our guide to neobanks covers what these fintech companies offer, if your money is safe in a neobank, and how to choose between neobanks and traditional banks.
The Portfolio Selector features the Argus Focus List, a group of 30 "best idea" stocks generated and regularly updated by Argus' analysts and investment policy committee. It also includes the director of research’s monthly investment strategy column, stock recommendations and sector picks, economic forecasts, and an asset allocation model. This month, the Focus List additions are Salesforce Inc (CRM); Royal Caribbean Group (RCL); Canadian Pac Kansas City Ltd (CP); Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) and the Focus List deletions are Honeywell International Inc (HON); Danaher Corp. (DHR); Skechers U S A, Inc. (SKX); Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW).
What is a money market account — is it a savings or a checking account? Surprisingly, it's a little of both. But money markets also have their own unique features that set them apart. Here's what you need to know.
If you need to cash a check but don't have an ID or a bank account, your options may be limited. Here's what you need to know.
A money market account can help you reach your savings goals, but how does a money market account work? Here's what you need to know and how to determine if one is the right fit for you.
Considering a high-yield savings account vs. investing? Using both can help you to find a good balance in your financial plan. Here's what you need to know.
Before interest rates start sliding back down, you should take advantage of the highest rates we’ve seen in years and open a savings account.
The S&P 500 is up approximately 20% from its bear-market lows of 3577 on October 12, 2022. That's widely considered the end of a bear market and thus the beginning of a new bull market. What can investors expect going forward as (if?) a bull market begins? We have studied the 13 bull markets that have occurred since the end of World War II. On average, the S&P 500 gained 164% during these 12 periods, which averaged 57 months in duration. We also note that the recent bull markets have generated higher returns over longer periods of time. On average, the five bull markets since 1980 have seen stocks advance about 240% over a period of 70 months. And the bull market prior to the pandemic carried on for 11 years, during which stocks rose 500%. It is worth pointing out, though, that the 2009-2020 bull market began with stocks deeply depressed on valuation, whereas stocks are already a bit above fair value in the current market environment as interest rates are high and earnings growth has stalled. Even so, if rates head lower while earnings growth picks up and the economy can avoid a recession, then this new bull market could be off to a promising start.
O’Leary criticized Coinbase leadership for “butting heads” with the SEC — which on Tuesday sued the cryptocurrency exchange for acting as an exchange, a broker, and a clearing agency without registering.
The latest investor updates on stocks that are trending on Thursday.
Binance lawyers asked for Gary Gensler to be recused from any action against the cryptocurrency exchange a day before the SEC filed its lawsuit.
GameStop fired its CEO Wednesday with no explanation and abruptly canceled its earnings call, pushing at least one Wall Street analyst to reiterate a view the video game retailer remains "doomed."
The British government is pushing for London to become the location for a new global AI regulator, modelled on the International Atomic Energy Agency.
As of the session's end on Tuesday, the S&P 500 (SPX) was up 19.8% on a closing basis from its low on October 12, 2022. Rounding up just a bit, the SPX has officially entered a new bull market. The Nasdaq has popped 30% from its closing low on December 28, 2022, while the Nasdaq 100 has soared 37% from its close on November 3, 2022.
Unless you live under a rock, you know that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission came out guns blazing on Monday and Tuesday, by suing the two largest crypto exchanges, Binance and Coinbase, respectively. It’s important to note that the lawsuits were fairly different, although both exchanges faced securities laws violations. In the Binance suit, the exchange and its CEO Changpeng Zhao as well as two other parties are facing 13 charges including lying to regulators about its operations.
The Russell 2000 and small cap stocks are having a moment, and investors need to figure out whether it's a good idea to climb aboard or to avoid them — depending on whether they see a recession on the horizon or not.
A look at the divide within the central bank on what direction interest rates should take at next week's policy meeting.
British grocery delivery start-up founded in 2020 raised $12m from investors.
The eurozone was hit by a combination of soaring inflation and rising interest rates, as household consumption declined, as well as Russia’s war on Ukraine which has pushed energy and food prices higher.
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Campbell Soup looks to snacks for its next leg of growth.