Part of the beauty of buy-and-hold investing is its simplicity. The market always has occasional pullbacks and crashes, but the long-term trend has always been up. A high-quality company with an extensive track record of success and reasonably priced (or even cheap) shares will go along for the ride, if the investor is patient enough.
The tax overhaul blueprint released by House Republicans Nov. 2 is a long way from the finish line. Despite fitful efforts at crafting tax plans, beginning when the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections, this detailed proposal released by Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is seen by many as the first real step.
You’re proud of the nest egg you’ve built in your IRA and 401(k), but are you prepared for the tax bill that will come with it when the time for required minimum distributions arrives? Here are four ways to ease that pain. Read more
China’s stocks have turned around. From the start of 2010 through 2016, SPDR S&P China (symbol GXC), a popular exchange-traded fund, returned an annual average of a little more than 2%. So far in 2017, the fund has returned 42.7%, about three times as much as the U.S. market. (Prices and returns are as of September 29.) Read more
As Congress finally gets serious about tax reform, you need to know where you stand now, so you can understand how changes will affect your pocketbook.
Just because stock valuations are high doesn’t mean they can’t still go up from here.
Let us be among the first to put the new year on your radar, because believe it or not, there are some end-of-the year financial tasks that you should think about getting started on right now.
Many investors may be surprised to learn that some of the market’s best dividend stocks for both current yield and payout growth can be found in the technology sector. Read more
Strong September and August inflation was likely temporary. Energy prices bumped up because of gasoline supply disruptions from Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Texas, but that effect should be temporary. And price increases excluding energy remain modest.
In the shadow of the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 27% runup over the past year, investors are understandably hesitant to plow into stocks as they tiptoe to new record highs. We’ve simply gone a little too long without a decent correction in the Dow Jones’ component stocks, and one could be in the offing with little to no warning.