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Disturbing Headlines, Strong Equity Markets: Why the Disconnect?

Disturbing Headlines, Strong Equity Markets: Why the Disconnect?

It's hard not to see some disconnect between recent disturbing world news headlines and the market's quiet advance.

Why These Three Retirement Rules of Thumb are Bad Ideas

Why These Three Retirement Rules of Thumb are Bad Ideas

We're all looking for simple rules of thumb to help our retirement planning. But three popular ones - 3% savings, 4% drawdown, 120% minus your age - may be dangerous to your retirement health. Here's why

America The Youthful? Yes, On a Relative Basis

America The Youthful? Yes, On a Relative Basis

While the United States is aging at a much slower pace than much of the rest of the world, the U.S. population will almost certainly continue to age. This has three implications for the U.S. economy.

Detroit Bankruptcy Check-In: Will Lansing Extend a Lifeline?

Detroit Bankruptcy Check-In: Will Lansing Extend a Lifeline?

Detroit's bankruptcy negotiations are well under way. While Chapter 9 yields few winners, Peter Hayes discusses Michigan's opportunity to send a positive message to the muni market.

Millennials: Let's Grab a Beer, Burger and a Movie. In 2064

Millennials: Let's Grab a Beer, Burger and a Movie. In 2064

Asking a 25-year old to save money for his 75-year old future self is like asking him to give money to a stranger. But if you put the future in more relatable terms - like the price of beer, burger and movies - saving may start to make sense.