Investing

The best use for a financial windfall

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>“I’m coming into some money and I have no idea what to do with it. What’s the best way to use a sudden windfall?”<p>If you’re like most 20- or 30-somethings, a work bonus or a tax refund can feel like a gold mine. You need a plan so you don’t …

Personal Finance

18 Easy Ways To Save A Buttload Of Money This Year

Money, money, money!<p>We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best tips for saving money. Here are some of the most helpful tips they shared:<p><i>Note: Not all submissions are from Community users.</i><p>1. Pay yourself first.<p>“I always put away $50 into savings from every paycheck as …

Personal Finance

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>June 20, 2016 | …

Stocks

GOLDMAN SACHS: The bond market is wrong, and stocks are going to move higher

Stocks and bonds today send signals that can be difficult for investors to parse. Equities, especially in the US, are richly priced and suggest confidence in the economic expansion. But bonds are priced as if a recession lies ahead even after the late 2016 interest rate increases. Which is right?<p>We …

Stocks

5 Facts About Stocks Every Retiree Should Know

Many retirees think that they should pull away from the stock market, mistakenly believing that the risks involved with stocks makes them unsuitable investments for a retiree's portfolio. Yet the fact is that with retirees living longer than ever, having stocks in your investment portfolio is …

Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Is Not Built To Last

Berkshire owns an impressive portfolio of operating companies and investments, both managed by excellent executives.<p>Buffett and Munger have tried to …

Warren Buffett

Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017 (SJR, PBA)

Most stocks pay dividends on a quarterly basis, but you can find equities that will pay you each month. If you reinvest dividends, you can grow a …

Stocks

The 7 Best REITs to Buy for High Yield and Growth

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) really took a beating in the second half of last year. From the late summer peak through the post-election …

Stocks

These 2 Words Uttered by Trump Could Usher in a New Bull Market for Gold

Image source: Getty Images.<p>In early 2016, physical gold hit $1,050 an ounce, which marked a level that gold investors hadn't seen since the latter half of 2009. After hitting $1,900 an ounce in 2011, gold shed 45% of its value as the U.S. economy improved, the U.S. dollar strengthened, and the …

gold

Are You Aware Of This Brand-New Way To Make Money On Facebook?

Did you know that Facebook users watch 100 million hours of video every day? It's true. My household accounts for about 30 percent of that number. We like watching kittens, OK?<p>There are more than a billion people using Facebook every day, and video has exploded on the social media platform over the …

Fortune 500

Here's a Boring Investment You'll Find Is Exciting in Your Investment Portfolio

Business development companies provide financing to small and mid-sized businesses and provide a steady yield for growth investors.<p>Business development companies (BDCs) have been spotlighted in the news lately, including a <i>Barron’s</i> report forecasting “6 BDCs that Could Issue More Stock This Year.” …

Stocks

Costco: On the Cusp of Greatness? - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p><b>Costco Wholesale</b> (COST) has risen 9% during the past 12 months of trading, less than half the <b>S&P 500′s</b> 21% gain during the same …

Stocks

President-Elect Trump Is Already Impacting Retirees

With President-elect Donald Trump getting ready to take office and the stock market reaching all-time highs, how are retirees and financial advisors feeling about 2017? The American College of Financial Services released a 2017 survey that focused on how the election and all-time market highs are …

Retirement

Opinion: Fund manager who correctly predicted 2014 drop in oil now sees prices in the $30s

The dark days of February 2016, when oil and stock prices were in a race to the bottom, are a distant memory. The lows were hit on Feb. 11, when the S&P 500 Index closed a bit above 1,829 and West Texas Intermediate crude settled just north of $26 a barrel.<p>Since then, of course, the S&P 500 (SPX) …

Oil

Improve Your Financial Future: 5 Small Things You Can Do

A little insight into the writing process: I wanted to kick this post off with a clever quote about baby steps or making sure you stay moving towards …

Personal Finance

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

Dave Lutz, the head of exchange-traded funds at JonesTrading, has a quick overview of what's going on in markets on Thursday.<p>In brief:<p>US stock futures are mixed, while the FTSE 100 in London is headed for its worst week since November after hitting 14 successive all-time highs.<br>• Netflix is up 8% …

FTSE 100

Ranking the Obama Economy

Throughout his campaign to become the 45th president, Donald J. Trump called the U.S. economy “the Obama economic disaster.” As the late senator from New York Daniel Patrick Moynihan liked to say, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” And the economic facts are cruel to …

S&P 500

My Income Portfolio Quarterly Update (Q4 2016)

This article series on my portfolio is designed to prove that income investing is not just for people near retirement age.<p>Dividend growth investing …

Stocks

Investors curbing their enthusiasm as the Trump era dawns

A month ago, the dollar and stock markets were riding high as investors bet that the Trump administration, together with the Republican-controlled Congress, would usher in an era of lower taxes, more government spending and looser regulations.<p>But as questions mount about how the new administration …

Wall Street

Millennials are leading the trend on America's hottest investment product

Over half of US investors plan to invest in exchange traded funds, or ETFs, in 2017. And like with most trends, millennials are leading the pack.<p>That's according to a new survey released by $5.1 trillion dollar investment manager BlackRock on Wednesday.<p>The survey found that more millennials …

Stocks

The hidden value of a good night’s sleep

If you’re reading this article on your smartphone late at night — stop. Those who have trouble sleeping will often start fiddling with their phones, …

Bedtime Stories

Investors are the most bullish in 2 years

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Investors are feeling giddy right now.<p>Just about any indicator you look at is flashing "bullish." On the eve of Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the U.S., several sentiment gauges are at their highest levels in two years.<p>The latest Investors Intelligence survey hit a …

Wall Street

It’s time to rewrite the rules of economics to end the growing chasm of inequality

We’ve launched an all-party group, with leading thinkers from across society, to reject the flawed orthodoxy of shareholder value and trickle-down economics<p>The debate taking place between the snow-topped peaks of Davos this week will be dominated by one issue and one issue alone, the surge in …

Justice

The Ongoing Costs of the Afghanistan War

Violence increases. The United States criticized NATO for not providing more soldiers.<p><b>FY 2007 - $57.3 billion:</b> Allies assassinate a Taliban …

World Politics

Top 2 Credit Cards When Traveling Abroad!

Posted at 12:04h in Advice, Credit Cards by DW 0 Comments<p>I play the points game to the best of my ability. That involves applying for multiple travel …

Credit Cards

Easy, Expert-Backed Ways to Detox Your Finances, Right Now

The new year is an opportunity to begin a clean slate. Maybe you’re embarking on a Dry January, or you’ve decided to purchase a gym membership and actually go. But many of us are feeling the effects of the holiday hangover in a different way—from gift giving to traveling, our wallets seem to have …

Personal Finance

Should you get the new Amazon reward credit card?

Amazon has launched a new reward credit card that offers shoppers' points to be redeemed on the site.<p>The Amazon Platinum Mastercard offers 0.75 points for every £1 spent on Amazon and 0.5 points per £1 on purchases everywhere else.<p>Once shoppers have 1,000 points a £10 Amazon gift card is loaded …

Personal Finance

IBM’s Revenue Falls Amid Weakness in Hardware Sales

IBM reported a 1.3% fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a stronger dollar and continued weakness in the company's traditional hardware division.<p>IBM's …

IBM

Reed: Expect Continued Decline in Mutual Funds

After 42 years in the business Don Reed, president and CEO of Franklin Templeton Investments is ready to retire. In an interview with Bloomberg TV …

Mutual Funds

Top 4 Oil and Gas Penny Stocks for 2017 (ENRJ, PTRC)

Oil prices have been depressed for two years, and the falling price has pushed some oil stocks below $1 per share, making them penny stocks. However, …

Stocks