• Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery
    USA TODAY6 hours ago

    Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery

    In my four earlier ones, I covered why December was lousy and why stocks are on the right side of a swift V-shaped recovery. U.S. stocks have climbed more than 10 percent since the market close on Christmas Eve. Assuming December 24 remains the bottom, this correction ended later in a calendar year than any correction or bear market ever.

  • Benzingayesterday

    Barron's Picks And Pans: Barrick Gold, Costco, Disney, GE And More

    This weekend's Barron's cover story features the top picks from the 2019 Barron's Roundtable. Other featured articles offer bargain gold mining stocks and how to play the life sciences boom. Also, the prospects for office REITs, a retail stock on sale and a battleground stock.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    Good news on trade could have some unintended consequences for stocks

    Trade talk rumors are boosting an already healthy rally but the bad news may be that the markets are pricing in a favorable trade deal. The market has gone from dramatically oversold to overbought in a few weeks, making it vulnerable to downside risks. A major trade deal could have unintended effects on the U.S. economy.

  • Health Savings Account Rules: 6 Little-Known HSA Tips That Will Save You Money
    Investor's Business Daily Video9 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

  • Tesla will overrun traditional car companies because they still aren't moving fast enough
    MarketWatch3 hours ago

    Tesla will overrun traditional car companies because they still aren't moving fast enough

    It took the worst corporate scandal in automotive history for Volkswagen to make the necessary decision to transform itself into an electric car company. The world's largest car maker will spend $50 billion over the next five years to develop 50 new electric models, an increase from six today, and produce 1 million electric cars by 2025. This radical reinvention is exactly what is needed to stave off a challenge from Tesla (TSLA) and a band of upstarts from California and China that are building for an electric future.

  • Jack Bogle's counter-intuitive lesson on American excellence: Don't chase it
    CNBC3 hours ago

    Jack Bogle's counter-intuitive lesson on American excellence: Don't chase it

    Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, who died this week at the age of 89, has been rightly celebrated as one of the most important innovators in the history of capitalism, upending Wall Street retail brokerage and the mutual fund industry. Bogle's winning bet that the average market return would beat most active managers includes an important, if counter-intuitive lesson about success: the path to it does not always mean you have to spend more, or stretch. If Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle, who died this week at the age of 89, represented the pinnacle of American success, his success is one that includes a counter-intuitive lesson.

  • 'Radical savers' shred trader for backing Suze Orman on needing $5 million to retire
    MarketWatch2 hours ago

    'Radical savers' shred trader for backing Suze Orman on needing $5 million to retire

    But one thing he said really rattled Reddit's “FIRE” board, where half a million subscribers gather to share their thoughts on the “financial independence, retire early” strategy that's become a hot-button topic for millennials. Here's what set them off: 'Suze Orman was criticized as being elitist and out-of-touch for suggesting that you might need $5 million to $10 million to retire at 35. But she's not wrong under her framework, which is that in retirement, you want to live well, not poorly.

  • 5 ways to avoid becoming a failed retiree
    MarketWatch3 hours ago

    5 ways to avoid becoming a failed retiree

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  • The IRS Is Making it Easier to Avoid Tax Penalties This Year. Here's How
    Money2 days ago

    The IRS Is Making it Easier to Avoid Tax Penalties This Year. Here's How

    The IRS urged taxpayers last year to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they were withholding enough from their paychecks to satisfy their obligations under the new tax law. But on Wednesday, the agency acknowledged in effect that the changes to the tax code could be confusing and said it would relax the penalty for not withholding enough from paychecks or quarterly estimated payments in 2018. Last February, the IRS changed the guidance it issues employers pertaining to how much in taxes they should withhold from employees' paychecks.

  • Fox Businessyesterday

    These are the US cities where employees are the happiest - and most miserable

    In one of the tightest labor markets in decades, employee happiness may be more important than ever for companies to retain good workers. Unemployment, which has remained at a nearly 50-year low for the past few months, climbed slightly in December to 3.9 percent. However, the rise in the unemployment rate likely stemmed from a jump in the labor force participation rate -- not a shortage in new jobs -- because at 63.1 percent, it's at the highest level in more than a year, tied for the highest rate since 2013.

  • Kushner Evicting Times Square Tenant, Endangering Loan Payments
    Bloomberg2 days ago

    Kushner Evicting Times Square Tenant, Endangering Loan Payments

    Lenders approved the termination of the lease for the tenant, Gulliver's Gate, at the end of last year, according to debt filings. Kushner Cos. -- owned by the family of Jared Kushner, the White House senior adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump -- is seeking tenants for the space, but “there have been no firm” letters of intent, according to the records. Any loss may affect Kushner Cos.' ability to keep up with debt payments on the Times Square property, one of the company's most valuable in the city.

  • Stocks are soaring on signs of a trade deal brewing, but ...
    CNBC Videos2 days ago

    Stocks are soaring on signs of a trade deal brewing, but ...

    Is a trade war truce in the offing? Trade war stocks rally. With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Carter Worth, Tim Seymour, Dan Nathan and Guy Adami.

  • Disney is already losing over $1 billion in streaming, and its Netflix competitor has yet to launch
    CNBC2 days ago

    Disney is already losing over $1 billion in streaming, and its Netflix competitor has yet to launch

    Disney's stake in Hulu and its ownership of BAMtech led to a loss of more than $1 billion in the latest fiscal year. Direct-to-consumer losses should continue to surge as Disney ramps up Disney+, its new streaming service. Disney DIS isn't launching its new streaming service until later this year, but investors are already learning the economic challenges of the business.

  • 5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider
    InvestorPlace2 days ago

    5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider

    Because of all this, when it comes to finding artificial intelligence stocks, they are usually larger companies. Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality OK then, which names are positioned to benefit? Well, let's take a look at five that stand out: Alphabet (GOOG) Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai refers to the company as “AI first.

  • TheStreet.com23 hours ago

    Power Up Your Portfolio With This High-Yield Dividend Aristocrat

    ConEd's dividend growth history places it on the exclusive list of Dividend Aristocrats, a group of stocks in the S&P 500 Index with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. ConEd offers a safe dividend and will continue to pay its dividend even during a recession. Given the recent volatility in the stock markets, ConEd's rock-solid dividend becomes that much more valuable for income investors.

  • Cramer's game plan: This week, forecasts are more important than earnings
    CNBC2 days ago

    Cramer's game plan: This week, forecasts are more important than earnings

    CNBC's Jim Cramer looks ahead at a busy week of earnings reports that he says might drive investors crazy. Johnson & Johnson, Comcast and Starbucks will be among the companies issuing quarterly results. "I can't recall a time when the forecast will be more important, certainly much more important than the results," Cramer, host of "Mad Money," told viewers.

  • TheStreet.com47 minutes ago

    Even Wall Street Experts Had a Tough Year in 2018

    Last week, Barron's gave its accounting of how its nine Round Table, big-name, money managers did with their picks in 2018. Scott Black selected four losers out of five picks. Abbey Joseph Cohen didn't even manage one winner out of five -- but she did, at least, manage to show average total return losses of just (-11.86%).

  • Bloomberg2 days ago

    PG&E's Woes Have Spread to New York's ConEd, 3,000 Miles Away

    New York's Consolidated Edison Inc., which owns renewable energy projects that sell power to the California utility, was downgraded Friday by Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith, saying there's a “good likelihood” PG&E will reject the contracts. ConEd acquired solar, storage and wind assets in December through a $1.6 billion deal with Sempra Energy. ConEd spokesman Allan Drury said in an email the utility is aware of PG&E's potential bankruptcy and “will monitor any developments.” ConEd shares fell 0.6 percent to $76.55 at 12:51 p.m. in New York.

  • CNBCyesterday

    Bullion is entering a 'golden cross' and one technician sees an even bigger bounce ahead

    Investors have typically view this as a bullish signal that points to more upside — and Cornerstone Macro technician Carter Worth believes the gold bulls might just be right. Worth points out that a "wedge" has formed in the chart of gold over the past few years, and that's got the technician looking for an bounce ahead for the metal. What's more, gold is outperforming the overall commodities market, leading Worth to say that the metal is seeing "the prospect of an important breakout" — thanks to its strength.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Ford to Electrify Its Popular F-150 Pickup Truck

    Ford Motor Co. 's venerable horsepower-heavy F-150 pickup truck very soon will be available for purchase without an engine. After more than 40 years on the market, the company's highly popular "Built Ford Tough" pick-up will be going electric, according to Jim Farley, Ford's president of global markets. "We're going to be electrifying the F-Series - battery electric and hybrid," Farley said during a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in the MGM Grand in Detroit on Friday.

  • 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.

  • China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending
    Associated Press17 hours ago

    China slump squeezes workers, hammers consumer spending

    The downturn is squeezing urban workers and entrepreneurs the ruling Communist Party is counting on to help transform China from a low-wage factory into a prosperous consumer market. Headline economic numbers still look healthy. Growth in 2019 is forecast at more than 6 percent, down only slightly from about 6.5 percent last year.

  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    It's Important That Average Investors Understand Beta and What It Measures

    When a financial advisor says buy beta, he or she is usually referring to buying stocks and ETFs that have relatively high covariances in performance with the S&P 500. The standard deviation in returns over the given period would be equal. Meanwhile a stock with a beta of 2.0 has produced double the standard deviation in performance of the S&P 500 over a given timeframe (I use 3-year betas), while a stock with a beta of 0.50 has produced half the standard deviation of performance of the S&P 500.

  • TheStreet.comyesterday

    Jim Cramer's Take on Netflix Earnings (and the Other FAANG Stocks)

    Cramer used the call partly to give his latest views on the so-called FAANG stocks -- Facebook , Amazon , Apple , Netflix and Alphabet/Google , -- all of which his charitable trust owns except for Netflix. Here's his take on the four FAANGs that the trust currently holds: Facebook Cramer said his trust considered selling some Facebook shares on Thursday, but decided not to because "we think it's cheap, [and] we think that it's still getting a lot of business. But most important, we haven't had any headline risk, and this is a 'headline-risk' stock."

  • FedEx to take up to $575 million charge as it starts voluntary buyouts
    Reuters2 days ago

    FedEx to take up to $575 million charge as it starts voluntary buyouts

    FedEx Corp (FDX.N) said on Friday it could take as much as $575 million in charges as it began offering voluntary cash buyouts to certain U.S-based employees in a bid to reduce costs. The parcel company announced in December that it would be offering voluntary buyouts to ease pressure on profits that have been hit by troubles in its express delivery unit and the integration of European company TNT. FedEx had said that the vast majority of its buyout offers would be made to workers at the FedEx Express unit, which has 227,000 employees, and at FedEx Services, which employs 30,000 people.