As the “easy money” era runs its course, money management doesn’t have to be difficult. A look at what’s next. From low rates to where? There was a time when retirement planning was straightforward. It went something like this: invest some money in stocks for growth, and buy bonds with the rest. After all, bond prices…

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(Market Review) Pointing to several current issues that by themselves would normally weigh on stocks significantly, Goldman sees us giving back 18% of recent stock market gains over the next 3 months. The moment stocks started to rebound from the 35% nosedive caused by the coronavirus outbreak and its economic response, pundits started to line…

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Have individual investors missed out by not having access to private equity? In weeks like these , when publicly traded stocks are getting clobbered, it might seem so. We’re about to find out the answer, courtesy of Vanguard Group’s recent decision to create a private-equity fund. Though the fund initially will be available only to institutions such as…

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Disney (DIS) is the latest S&P 500 company to suspend or cut its dividend to save cash amid the coronavirus stock market crash. And the cost is starting to add up — for you. S&P 500 companies cut 15 dividends and suspended another 29 this year, says Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Assuming the suspensions…

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Don’t laugh at the poor souls who watched S&P 500 energy stocks crash 40% this year. You might be one of them — and not even know it. If you chased dividends, as many S&P 500 investors have for years, you likely own more energy than you think. And, if you’re tilted to value-priced stocks, like many…

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The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it will anchor its benchmark interest rate near zero for a year and perhaps much longer. The meeting statement also affirmed the Fed’s stance of unlimited quantitative-easing asset buys. Fed chief Jerome Powell’s press conference did nothing to spoil the mood on Wall Street as the Dow Jones surged to…

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by Lara Crigger Since I wrote “Why These Leveraged Energy ETPs Tanked” last week, I’ve had several readers reach out to me about the funds I mentioned in the story, wondering if now is the right time to snatch these ETFs up on the cheap and hold them until they once again go sky-high. Indeed,…

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Many people seem to invest rationally, until the going gets tough. Then we often throw our reasoning out the window while making a mad dash for the exits. It shouldn’t be like that. Here are some common-sense reminders that are worth heeding during volatile stretches in the stock market like now, with coronavirus anxiety seemingly everywhere.…

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