Why you should diversify your bonds as well as stock funds, prepare an emergency fund and not hold too much cash.
Even a portfolio sporting nice returns might be hiding some big (and unnecessary) risks.
Folks still fret declining labor force participation--but the prime-age rate tells a different story.
A new partisan conflict index is at record highs--but its methods and conclusions are dubious.
If you love your job, enjoy it as tax- and illness-free as you can.
A costly and unnecessary federal retirement savings option bites the dust.
In which we look back at some of the Greek debt crisis' greatest hits -- and explain why markets don't much care anymore.
Quick hits on recent growth figures.
The ability to spot questionable financial analysis is crucial for the modern news consumer.
Can the bull really keep charging?
While OPEC members renege on their commitments, US output is high and rising,
Six months in, the Trump administration isn't exactly a whirlwind of activity.
No, it isn't as simple as picking a number.
Whether you own your own business or just don't have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan, savings options are still out there.
This old-fashioned metric can't wholly capture what makes stocks tick.
Why forecasts of the program's demise are off the mark.
Why frequent fears over the debt ceiling causing a crisis are overblown.
Most active managers' long-term history doesn't compare favorably to broad market indexes -- a fact the media notes ad nauseum in its celebration of passive's "rise."
European regulators are taking aim at brokerage houses' research.
Flexibility in the tax status of your retirement funding sources can be a big benefit. Here's a primer.
A new study shows that investment advisers risk losing the trust of clients, primarily due to lack of transparency.
Spoiler: Today's valuations may be above their long-term historical average, but that doesn't spell trouble for stocks.
Their impact is coming.
Would potential US steel tariffs mean a global trade war is imminent?
Reviewing the Fed's actions over the past several years and their (lack of) impact.
U.S. citizens who retire abroad face tax and health care challenges, but they're easily navigated if you see them coming.
When it comes to investing, there is no permanently superior nation -- country leadership rotates.
MSCI adding a teensy slice of China's isolated domestic stock market isn't a huge game changer.
Big surprises await American workers hitting retirement age, but in a financial sense, taxes may be one of the biggest changes of all.
Frequent trading doesn't necessarily correlate with investment success.
Retirees shouldn't be afraid of the stock market.
'The president will be able to get done less than some people hope and other people fear.'
First-quarter results are an overwhelming bellwether, says Fisher Investments founder Ken Fisher.
Sectors, styles, size and country weightings impact a portfolio's long-run results more than which individual stock you choose.
Call it the 'retirement reboot.' That's what you need to do if your 401(k) is huffing and wheezing.
Savings accounts and CDs are generating more interest from both consumers and investors as the Federal Reserve's recent hikes have boosted yields.
Just about every U.S. worker across every generation underestimates the cost of health care in retirement, but they're frighteningly off-target.
The top one percent currently owns 45 percent of the world's wealth, and by 2021 that number will tip over the halfway mark. Here's why you should care.
The financial crisis gave Millennials a crash course in economics that they're putting to good use.
Why the Fed's shifting balance likely won't cause stocks to fall.
China's simultaneous efforts to tighten monetary policy while maintaining growth and economic stability aren't as contradictory as many think.
Employers and their workers have different ideas about the latter's retirement needs, but employee worries and financial problems may be changing that.
Some helpful questions to help you hone your investing skills.
With millions of Americans underprepared for a comfortable retirement, money-wise, it's time to get ahead of the issue with some smart preparation steps
You're thinking about your retirement all wrong.
Americans are getting better with this whole retirement thing, as only 28% say they plan to take the benefit when eligible at 62.
As more financial advisors adopt the use of artificial intelligence, the technology will help them avoid spending their time answering mundane questions and focus more on financial planning.
With changes in the tax code imminent, along with other economic policy changes coming out of Washington, D.C., a thorough review of your estate plan is a must.
Exit polls show a hung Parliament, but that could change as results come in.
Worried about the theatrics in Washington DC? Investing globally can help.
Asset allocation--the mix of stocks, bonds, cash and other securities you choose--is a retirement plan's foundation.