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Understanding The Trump Bump: Forget About Jobs

Ever since Trump’s electoral victory, the stock market has been on a tear, The Dow, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have all risen around 4% to 5% since the election. The industrials and banks are lifting the indices to new highs. This week, the rally in U.S. shares continued as investors see Trump’s …

Experienced Help for Physician-specific Insurance Needs

Lawrence Keller, CLU, CHFC<i>[Editor’s Note: This is the first sponsored post this blog has ever seen. As part of the “package” I offered the five</i> …

Health Care

The Cognitive Biases That Lead to Bad Money Decisions

If managing money were as easy as crunching some numbers and following a spending plan, we’d all be awesome at it. Money isn’t hard because of the …

Critical Thinking

What I Tell My Patients Who Want To Lose Belly Fat: A Hormone Expert Explains

<i>Dr. Sara Gottfried is a Harvard-trained MD, best-selling author, and leading expert on hormones. Now, she's teaming up with mindbodygreen to share</i> …

Nutrition

You May Not Want to Rush to Pay Off Student Loans

Many college graduates starting off in their careers face a dilemma. They want to buy a home and cover their daily living expenses but they also have …

There's a 'revolution' coming to investing — and only the strong will survive

When things get shaken up, whether politically, economically or technologically, there's eventually going to be a loser.<p>We're currently seeing online shopping ravaging department stores; travel agents are quickly disappearing in favor of online booking sites, and of course the British probably …

The U.S. Government Just Launched a New Website for Student Loan Borrowers

The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.<p>The move …

BLACKROCK: Prepare for a 'rockier road ahead'

There's the old adage that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. I couldn't agree more. That's why in my role as BlackRock Global Chief Investment Strategist, I'll be sharing a chart each week, here on the BlackRock Blog and in my new weekly commentary, that focuses on a key theme likely to shape …

Stock Markets

A Refresher on Internal Rate of Return

<i>This article has been updated.</i><p>You’ve got a great idea for a new product that will increase revenue or a new system that will cut the company’s costs. But how can you be sure that it’s a worthwhile investment? Any time you propose a capital expenditure, you can be sure senior leaders will want to …

The S&P 500 beat 66% of stock pickers last year

The track record of stock pickers has improved a little, but it’s still not great, according to the latest data from S&P Dow Jones Indices.<p>Last year, …

Investing

Active investing versus passive: What if everyone indexed, except Warren Buffett?

Warren Buffett sometimes says things that seem . . . contradictory.<p>For example, in the "You don't have to be a genius to be a great investor" category:<p><i>"Success in investing doesn't correlate with IQ once you're above the level of 25."</i><p><i>"If you are in the investment business and have an IQ of 150,</i> …

5 Financial Ratios Every Investor Needs to Understand

Add some more data to your equity analysis for better returns!<p>Financial ratios are powerful tools when it comes to investing. Terms like "P/E" and …

Investing

12 Must-Read Book Recommendations From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

A good book is every successful entrepreneur's constant companion. Here are top recommendations and reviews from millionaire entrepreneurs.<p>Most successful people have mentors and coaches. Every successful person has a favorite books list. These millionaire entrepreneurs say their favorite books …

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Larry Fink, the chief executive at BlackRock, the world's biggest investor with $4.6 trillion, just sent a letter to chief executives at S&P 500 companies and large European corporations.<p>The letter focuses on short-termism both in corporate America and Europe, but also in politics, and asks CEOs to …

Management

The Importance Of Interest Rates To Investors, Retirees, And The Economy

Interest rates are one of the most important aspects of the American economic system. They influence the cost of borrowing, the return on savings, and are an important component of the total return of many investments. Moreover, certain interest rates provide insight into future economic and …

If you're selling stocks because of oil, the worst is probably over

Just short of calling a bottom in oil, Deutsche Bank's Torsten Sløk argued in a client note Thursday that the impact of the crash on the economy cannot get much worse than its been over the last year.<p>As we recently noted, it's unlikely that anyone would give away oil for free.<p>And since oil is now …

Macro themes and risks for 2016

Most investors have been able to muster only two cheers for the year that has just ended.<p>In 2015, the performance of the main asset classes just …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

The Fed's plan has a big problem — no central bank has been able to pull this off in recent history

The decision to tighten monetary policy at a time of below-average global growth, subdued inflationary pressures, monetary-policy easing elsewhere, and a strengthening US dollar has many questioning whether the Fed will succeed in lifting interest rates by a further 1% in the year ahead as its …

Economics

Why I'm glad my wife had $80,000 of student loan debt

I can't imagine many people would fall in that category.<p>I definitely wasn't happy about it at the time, but my mindset has changed since then.<p>Now, looking back on it, I'm actually happy my wife had $80,000 of student loan debt. Here's why.<p><b>Related: How We Paid Off Over $80,000 of Student Loan Debt</b> …

Personal Finance

What the Fed rate hike means to you, and your wallet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For everyone who has been saying interest rates can only go up, well - now is their time. But what does the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates actually mean for your wallet?<p>Probably not much for the near-term.<p>One small interest rate hike of one-quarter of a …

Interest Rates

A rate hike might lead to the return of the 'Greenspan Conundrum'

<b>The Fed's targeted inflation measure, the core PCE deflator, stood at 1.3%, well below the 2% target.</b> They see the fresh sell-off in oil prices and are more concerned disinflation than inflation. Over the past week or so, more concern has been expressed about the sell-off in the high yield bond …

Interest Rates

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

Ancient Civilization

The Fed just raised rates, ending 7 years of crisis-era monetary policy

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in nine years, ending a historic era of nearly 0% interest rates that began seven years ago today.<p>As expected, the outcome of the Federal Open Market Committee's two-day meeting was an increase in the target range of the …

Opinion: What’s really happening in the junk-bond market

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Plunging prices in the junk-bond market don’t spell doom for either the economy or the stock market.<p>That means, …

Wall Street stands to make billions when Janet Yellen starts hiking rates

When the Federal Reserve increases interest rates — which it is expected to do starting this week — lending businesses will reap the benefits.<p>"This is a tiny, tiny, tiny increase in interest rates that will help banks immeasurably," Richard Bove, a bank analyst at Rafferty Capital Markets, told …

Wall Street

It is going to be even worse than we thought on Wall Street

Those predictions are already out of date.<p>There's been a dramatic fall in the market for high-yield bonds in the past few days. The sell-off accelerated late last week, when the closure of the Third Avenue Focused Credit fund spooked the market.<p>It continued into Monday, with one fund that tracks …

CARL ICAHN WARNS: The red-hot stock market is being supported by an unsustainable earnings mirage

In a new video titled "Danger Ahead," the billionaire Wall Street veteran lays out the major problems coming out of both Washington and Wall Street to argue that what's coming next will be "very dangerous and could be disastrous."<p>He started by explaining why Donald Trump had become so popular in …

Markets

The Fed has painted itself into the most dangerous corner in history

Yet during that same period, the consumer price level has risen by 1.75% per year. And that's if you give credit to all of the BLS gimmicks, such as hedonic adjustments for quality change, homeowners "imputed" rents and product basket substitution, which cause inflation to be systematically …

Economics

Oil Producers to Expect More Pressure in 2016

A year after OPEC sent oil markets spiraling out of control, the group may have sparked another round of bearishness for crude.<p>OPEC failed to agree …