Part of retirement planning includes determining how much to save and invest so you can enjoy the type of lifestyle you desire. Setting your savings target by age can be a good way to organize your strategy and gauge how … Continue reading → The post How Much Does the Average 70-Year-Old Have in Savings? appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
In 2020, billionaire investor Ray Dalio famously claimed that "cash is trash." He later elaborated that cash is not safe because "it will be taxed by inflation." But as time passed, Dalio's view on cash has made a U-turn. "Temporarily, right now, cash I think is good ... and the interest rates are fine. I don't think it will be sustained that way," he said at the Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore last week. In the U.S., the Federal Reserve has implemented significant interest rate hikes
The U.S. stock market has seen robust growth in 2023, with the S&P 500 Index surging by 16%. But according to "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary, it's not all sunshine and rainbows. "The S&P 500 employs 40% of America," he told Fox Business's Larry Kudlow in a recent interview. "Where the cracks are starting to show is in mainstream America where the car loans have gone from 5½% to 9½% and continue to go up." The U.S. Federal Reserve has implemented aggressive interest rate hikes to combat rampant
Long-term care for seniors is one of the biggest gaps in America's safety net. For many of us, as we get older we will require longer and better care. In some cases, this can mean a health aide or other … Continue reading → The post How to Protect Your Parents' Assets From Nursing Homes appeared first on SmartAsset Blog.
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/A, BRK/B) now owns 110.6 million shares of the maker of personal computers and printers, a stake worth $3 billion. Berkshire accumulated the stake in HP in early 2022 and the sales last week were the first since the company finished buying the stock in April 2022. The recent sales could be a sign that Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett, who oversees the company’s roughly $350 billion equity portfolio, plans to continue reducing the HP stake.
What to make of the markets today? It seems that no matter where we look, the currents are pulling in two directions simultaneously. Recessionary forces, both inflation and higher interest rates, are running headlong into a remarkably resilient economy – but according to earnings results, we actually saw a mild recession early last year, and are in a recovery period. The conventional wisdom is no longer calling for a steep ‘double dip’ recession, but is predicting that growth will slow down shar
In a big shift, anyone who took in more than $600 a year from reselling tickets could be in for a tax surprise.
The U.S. Federal Reserve has implemented 11 interest rate hikes in the last 18 months. While the Fed decided to leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged at its latest meeting, CNBC's Jim Cramer does not believe that the central bank is done with hawkish moves. "Labor's still tight, housing's tight, mortgage rates are high ... they've doubled and it hasn't affected housing at all. We have 3.8% unemployment, inflation rate close to 4% — the Fed's targeting 2%," Cramer said during Wednesday's "
One of the most important decisions in retirement is choosing how much to withdraw from your savings. You need to take out enough to meet your spending needs, but not so much that you end up running out of money. While there's no real consensus on a safe withdrawal rate, a recent report from Edward […] The post How Much Should I Withdraw From My Retirement Account? Edward Jones Says Start With These Percentages appeared first on SmartReads by SmartAsset.
If China Evergrande can’t strike a new deal with creditors, the property giant will risk a liquidation.
The years of ultralow interest rates nurtured a variety of wacky investment ideas. That’s over now. Here’s our guide to some ordinary investments at agreeable prices.
Walt Disney hosted a parks-focused analyst meeting at Walt Disney World, where speakers included CEO Bob Iger, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro, and ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro, as well as a number of other executives. On the stock, we have found investors mostly on the sidelines this year as the company works to define its strategic future, but like shares at this level and expect in the next six to 12 months that major questions around Hulu, an ESPN investment, and a linear sale (or not) will be answered, which should give investors more confidence in long-term value creation at the company.
Months after California's home insurance market was rattled by major companies pausing or restricting their coverage, the state's top regulator said Thursday that he would write new rules aimed at persuading insurers to continue doing business in the nation's most populous state. Seven of the 12 largest insurance companies by market share in California have either paused or restricted new policies in the state since last year. WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES?
UPS is leveraging artificial intelligence to prevent "porch pirates" from stealing consumers' packages after they are delivered and recommend the best options for successful deliveries.
Chinese lenders will provide more than half of the US$3 billion debt that Uganda requires to build a crude oil pipeline after financiers from the West backed out following strong opposition from environmental groups. According to Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the East African nation expects to finalise talks with the China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) and the Export-Import Bank of China (Eximbank) by next month to finance the construction of the East Af
Who says higher interest rates are bad for S&P 500 stocks? A select group is thriving even as the Federal Reserve hikes.
The problem isn't the outlook for earnings at utilities and makers of consumer staples. Higher yields on Treasury debt are hurting the shares.
The 10-year Treasury yield just breached 4.50%. Some market strategists see yields north of 5% coming into view.
The higher future interest income from new purchases of fixed-income securities was scant compensation for the principal losses on previous holdings, however. Have we reached that point again, with a benchmark 10-year Treasury yield near 4.5%, a level not seen since 2007? Others demur, however, noting the risk of further yield increases (and price declines) isn’t worth it, especially when significantly higher returns are readily available on risk-free short-term instruments such as Treasury bills.
Overall, this year has seen a solid turnaround from last year’s losses. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ are both showing year-to-date gains, of 16% and 27% respectively. That holds, even as the last few weeks have been disappointing; the S&P is down ~4% this month, and the NASDAQ is down 6%. One thing is clear: tech stocks powered the year’s gains, riding high on the surge of interest in artificial intelligence tech, AI, which burst into prominence with ChatGPT’s release last November. AI has transfo