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A Million Dollars At 59 Isn't Enough

Retirement, Early Retirement, Financial Independence and Early Retirement (FIRE) are very popular topics among personal finance bloggers. I could …

Retirement

Potential For HVAC Upgrade Super-Cycle Could Make Ingersoll-Rand Attractive

Ingersoll-Rand's main business is residential and commercial HVAC.<p>Many residential and commercial units installed during the housing boom will need …

Home Improvement

Stocks are on an ‘epic roller coaster ride’ that’s eerily similar to some of the most painful years in market history

I attended a client dinner the other night where there was a debate, a healthy one at that, on whether what we are seeing is a mere pause in the 109 month bull market, rivaling the longest ever recorded, or whether we are in a classic topping formation and transitioning away from said bull market.<p>I …

Stock Markets

Tarpon Fishing Around Florida

When the tarpon run is on, anglers from all around the globe flock to Florida to tangle with the incomparable silver king.<p>The best times, locations …

Fishing

How Much Will Your Social Security Be Reduced If You Retire Early?

If you retire at age 62, you could face a 30% reduction in your Social Security benefits.<p>Are you thinking about claiming your Social Security …

Retirement

7 Reits (Paying Up To 8%) With Big Dividend Raises Coming

“First-level” investors – those who buy and sell on headlines – mistakenly believe that real estate investment trust (REIT) profits will suffer if …

Investing

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

Lithium

JPMorgan's ultimate guide to the markets and the economy

Tech stocks have gotten rocked since a massive Facebook data breach, prompting fears that both EU and US regulation will slow growth in the sector.<p>Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has been railing against China on trade- and that's causing some concerns in the markets.<p>But that's not all, investors …

Markets

Honeywell International's Outlook Makes Its Stock a Buy

The company's five-year outlook shows a company set to generate growth and strong cash flows.<p>Industrial conglomerate <b>Honeywell International</b> …

Investing

Correction strategies: 5 stocks that can weather the global trade war

The market is correcting itself, and it’s time for traders to shift strategies and seek out stocks that have managed to perform well on a volatile stage, have real growth prospects, reduced vulnerability to what’s coming out of Washington and aren’t already overvalued. It’s not the overall tech …

Stock Markets

Basic Guide For Successful Investing Part VI

Where I hold my cash.<p>How I identify a bottom in stocks.<p>How I allocate between asset classes.<p>Back to Part V, Part I<p>In Chapter three I asked four …

Investing

Dow Theory sell signal is now just one step away from being triggered

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.34% tumbled 424.69 points Friday to close at a four-month low of 23,533.20. What makes the decline …

Stock Markets

Where to Find Stocks That Rise When the Market Falls

Individual investors are growing increasingly nervous about the potential for a stock market crash. Increased volatility on Wall Street has roiled the <b>S&P 500</b> (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) and other major market benchmarks, and even though long-term growth prospects still look solid, many investors would prefer …

Investing

Where Are We In The Market Cycle?

With the news Wednesday from the US Fed and the rate hike, we should all be asking ourselves "where are we in the market cycle" so that we can …

Stock Markets

How To Retire At 64 With Only Half A Million

Seeking Alpha helps retirees and investors face current issues.<p>Dividend investing produces solid income. It can be great for a retiree.<p>Taking Social …

Investing

Opinion: A Dow Theory ‘sell’ signal could happen any day now

<i>(This column was updated from its original publication date of March 22 to reflect stock market action on March 23.)</i><p>It would take only a small stock …

Stock Markets

Florida Cast and Blast Adventure — Crystal River

Even in early May, the Florida sun can scald a mild morning before the stars fade. So by the time Capt. T.J. Shea turned his Southport 33 north out …

Keys to the backwaters: a coastal Florida road trip

Away from the overcooked theme parks, there’s a calmer side to the Sunshine State, in tune with the ocean and vast wetlands. Florida author Tim Dorseytakes us on a tour of remote outposts where small town life still flourishes<p>To say that Florida has a mixed reputation is like saying my president …

Travel

3 Top Stocks That Aren't on Wall Street's Radar

Wall Street analysts don't hold all the aces. Sometimes, the pros miss out on fantastic investment ideas. Getting in early on these under-followed story stocks can make you some serious money -- share prices often rise when analysts start their coverage, after all.<p>We asked three Motley Fool …

Football (U.S.)

Opinion: 10 great investment minds’ strategy comes down to this one thing

Throughout history, investors have repeatedly made the same investment mistakes. Whether it was selling at the bottom of major market corrections, or …

Investing

3 More Indicators Screaming 'Move Into Cash'

Last week brought several negative surprises (Fed, Syria, jobs report).<p>Markets are not reacting to fundamental news.<p>However, market indicators remain …

Stock Markets

Social Security and Retirement Withdrawal Order | Investopedia

We received a couple of questions on our recent post <i>How to Increase Retirement Wealth With the Right Withdrawal Order</i> and will address the first one …

Retirement

Should You Take Social Security at 62, 66, or 70?

Here's a game plan to help you figure out if it makes sense to take your Social Security early, on time, or late.<p><i>This article was updated on January</i> …

Retirement

Convincing Traits Of A Market Bubble - Part III (Conclusion)

The Trump Effect is driving investor enthusiasm.<p>The Fed Put has made investors feel invincible.<p>The ETF Impact is driving large capitalization stocks …

Investing

Top 5 No-Load Mutual Fund Companies for DIY Investors

They have a broad selection of index funds and ETFs that compete with Vanguard's and they have a large selection of actively-managed funds that …

Benjamin Graham Investing: Which Stocks Would Warren Buffett's Teacher Buy Today?

Recently, <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> CEO Warren Buffett was named the second richest person in the world, second only to his friend Bill Gates, with a net worth of $75 billion. While Buffet is a household name, what many may not know is that he owes much of his philosophy and success to a far less prominent …

Why the Stock Market Is Stacked Against Donald Trump

For a few golden weeks in November, U.S. stock markets loved Donald Trump. As this magazine went to press in late November, equities were in the …

Investing

How Retirement Investors Should Handle Bonds and Rising Interest Rates

I’m reading some scary headlines about the bond market crashing.<p>Most Crowded Trade in Bonds is a Powder Keg Ready to Blow<p>Goldman Says U.S. …

Investing

The best investing books for novices – as chosen by our readers

Well, you certainly are a well-read bunch.<p>Last week, in response to a reader's question, I asked people to send in their picks for the best investing books and other resources for novice investors. I received dozens of suggestions – a few of which came up more than once – and today I'll share …