Robert Powell

Robert Powell, Editor of TheStreet’s Retirement Daily, is longtime financial journalist, and a regular contributor to TheStreet, Income Seeker and USA Today. He also serves as editor of the Retirement Management Journal, a peer-reviewed professional journal and program/curriculum director of the online Retirement Management Analyst program at Salem State University. Previously, he served as editor of Retirement Weekly; was managing director of Dalbar, a mutual fund research and publishing concern; and managing director of Acadient, an online financial education company. He has written about personal finance, investments, and retirement since 1986.

Recent Articles By The Author

What You Need to Know About Tax Reform 2.0

What You Need to Know About Tax Reform 2.0

Retirement accounts, income tax, family savings -- here's what you need to know about the latest tax reform bills making their way through Congress.

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Oct. 16 2018)

New Investments and Products for Retirement (Oct. 16 2018)

The following are new investments that those saving for or living in retirement might consider for their portfolios. This week: Alternatives to traditional factor investing and a fund that aims to track the Cambria Trinity Index.

New Retirement Research (Oct. 15 2018)

New Retirement Research (Oct. 15 2018)

Here are some of the latest reports, surveys, and studies related to retirement, including research into investing overconfidence, victims of investment fraud, and what we've learned from financial crises.

I'm Still Very Worried About My 401(k) in This Market (Part 2)

I'm Still Very Worried About My 401(k) in This Market (Part 2)

Most investors, and especially those on retirement's doorstep, are anxious about the market right now. Here are some solid strategies from the best advisers.

Why You Should do Your Homework Before Investing in Closed-End Funds

Why You Should do Your Homework Before Investing in Closed-End Funds

Investors should regard CEFs or closed-end funds as "as great pieces of a portfolio to augment investor allocation" as well as a way to "generate high levels of income and maybe better levels of income than they might otherwise be able to get within an asset class", say our all-star panel in TheStreet's webinar. (Sponsored Content)

What to Do With Your Retirement Portfolio in This Volatile Market

What to Do With Your Retirement Portfolio in This Volatile Market

Most investors, and especially those on retirement's doorstep, are anxious about the market right now. Here are some solid strategies from the best advisers.

Act Now to Cut Your 2018 Tax Bill

Act Now to Cut Your 2018 Tax Bill

Bob Powell talks to Jeffrey Levine about smart tax strategies you should consider today.

5 Things to Know Before You Invest in Closed-End Funds

5 Things to Know Before You Invest in Closed-End Funds

Before you make a bet on a closed-end fund, be sure to do your homework.

Investing for Retirement: Longevity and Diversification

Investing for Retirement: Longevity and Diversification

A diversified portfolio of some growth companies, some dividend companies and some fixed-income is normally the most attractive for those with a long-term need for income in retirement.

What Investors Should Know About Closed-End Funds or CEFs

What Investors Should Know About Closed-End Funds or CEFs

Did you know that the majority of closed-end funds or CEF's are fixed-income (tax-exempt bond funds make up 42% of the market and domestic taxable bond funds make up 20%) and the majority of CEFs also have leverage?