The crypto world was knocked by several announcements in recent days as the reality of regulation spooked investors.
You bring up an interesting dilemma some retirement savers may not think of, which is having your retirement assets locked away in investment portfolios intended to be used at an older age. Employer-sponsored retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans, are a great tool for investing for retirement because they are tax-deferred, which means more money is growing until it’s time to withdraw. The first task is to double check on your company’s policy for the age 55 rule (for readers unfamiliar with this rule, it allows people age 55 or older who were separated from their jobs — either because they were fired or voluntarily left — to tap into the 401(k) from their current employer before the required age 59 ½).
It’s a bearish start to the day for Bitcoin and the broader market. Bitcoin would need to move back through to $36,500 levels to provide support.
It may not last forever. But, the Reddit stocks phenomenon is here to stay for now. It may go against the philosophy of investing legends like Warren Buffett. But, as retail investors continue to essentially gamble on stocks, with minimal interest or concern about their underlying fundamentals, there are likely still fast profits to be made with this high-risk, but possibly high-reward “investing” strategy. Interest in continued favorites like AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC) may be peaking. In the
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Buy low and sell high, we’ve all heard it before. For stock investors, if means finding an optimal combination of low point of entry and return potential. The trick is finding low-cost stocks that are fundamentally sound; share price always drops low for a reason, so you need to find stocks that are low for reasons that won’t press it down further. Among the stocks that are getting the thumbs up are three that show a strongly attractive profile for retail investors: an initial price below $10 pe
In this article, we discuss the 10 best growth stocks to buy right now based on billionaire growth investor Philippe Laffont’s Q1 portfolio. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of these stocks, go directly to the 5 Best Growth Stocks to Buy Right Now. Philippe Laffont, the billionaire who runs New York-based hedge […]
Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and noticed because “taking away the punch bowl” has doomed many a growth cycle. The Fed policy shift confirms we are moving toward the middle of the economic cycle from the early stage where rip-roaring growth is the norm – which benefits more speculative stocks.
International stocks can offer U.S. investors greater diversification and opportunities for growth. Buying shares of overseas businesses might mean exposure to rapidly growing economies. In most cases, it gives a chance to own companies with lower valuation levels. Today, I’ll introduce seven top international stocks to buy. Academic research and decades of investing evidence highlight that most investors prefer including domestic firms in their portfolios. This phenomenon is known as the “home
Shiba Inu’s (CCC:SHIB-USD) team likes to tout its SHIB coin as being “the DOGECOIN KILLER” (emphasis theirs), but whether its coin defeats Dogecoin (CCC:DOGE-USD) is highly irrelevant. Source: Shutterstock SHIB coin could certainly continue to trend upward, and it could be a Dogecoin killer, but this doesn’t matter in the slightest. Being the Dogecoin killer won’t give Shiba Inu any validation in the long-term. A meme coin that beats out another meme coin is still foundationally unstable.Investo
Friday was a quadruple expiration day in the markets, one of four throughout the year. It marks the expiration of several different assets related to futures and options. As such, it can create a pretty bumpy trading session. Despite that, let’s look at a few top stock trades for next week. Top Stock Trades for Monday No. 1: Microsoft (MSFT) Click to EnlargeSource: Chart courtesy of TrendSpider The weekly chart gives such a clean, constructive view of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The stock simply co
Bitcoin’s ‘death cross’ could increase selling pressure into the weekend.
A near-record dollar amount of single stock equity options -totaling $818 billion - is set to expire at the close of trading on Friday afternoon, potentially driving sharp moves in some stocks throughout the day, Goldman Sachs analysts wrote. A recent surge in interest in options trading, fueled in part by droves of retail traders looking to place wagers on the swings in so-called meme stocks such as GameStop Corp and AMC Entertainment Holdings, has boosted trading in U.S. single stock options to record highs this year. Single stock open interest now stands at nearly $3 trillion in notional terms, close to the highest level since Jan. 15, according to the report, which was authored by analysts Vishal Vivek and John Marshall and published on Friday morning.
Social momentum is not a permanent driving force. It causes stocks to rise, but it can’t sustain stocks at unprecedented levels all on its own. Once hype dies, meme stocks go down. If a company caught up in this kind of trading isn’t solid on its own, its stock goes down … a lot. For sustained growth, you need companies with great fundamentals and core growth strategies. Every so often, companies doing well on their own will have their stock prices inflated when social media gets involved. But e
Keeping a tough stance on cryptocurrencies, China has issued an order to crack down on crypto mining operations in Sichuan’s southwest province, Reuters reported. What Happened: On Friday, the Sichuan branch of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Sichuan Energy Bureau ordered cryptocurrency mining projects closed in the major mining center. The Commission demanded the closure of 26 suspected cryptocurrency mining projects by Sunday in the province. The authorities have
No one was expecting much from the Federal Reserve this past week. Instead, the process of tightening monetary policy looks to have finally started.
Cryptocurrency news for Friday includes the market taking a beating today and it all has to do with some of the top cryptos falling. Source: Yevhen Vitte/Shutterstock.com Prices for major cryptocurrencies are down today and it looks like that’s dragging down other cryptos as well. For example, Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) has fallen close to 6.6% over a 24-hour period as of this writing. Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD) is also dipping close to 7.8% over a 24-hour period around noon Friday. When major players in
The current debate over inflation really revolves around two questions: First, is this current spate of inflation, just that, a spate—or to use Wall Street’s buzzword of the moment? And second, transitory inflation or not, what does it suggest for the economy and markets?
RETIREMENT WEEKLY Q.: With rates so low, why would anyone own bonds? Won’t bonds get crushed when rates rise? — Paul in KC A.: Paul, if you are looking for interest payments, bonds are underwhelming for sure.