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(HOT) Research That Melts Calculators

I spent virtually six years in a “finance lab” harvesting it. The research concerns a certain kind of hyperbolic stock. I call them “MARKED” stocks. Warning: This brand-new research is guaranteed to violate your sensibilities. At 2 p.m. EST, I’ll reveal the power of MARKED stocks.

Don’t Get 401-KO’d

Retirement aside, owning a home is the most significant financial milestone of our lives. Yet many Millennials, who are struggling to reach the same financial milestones as their parents, have found home ownership particularly elusive. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, the number of Millennials living with their parents increased almost...

A Guide to IRAs: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

IRA stands for Individual Retirement Account. Quite simply, these are accounts that are set up by individuals rather than by employers. Opening an IRA is very easy and requires only taxable income and a little paperwork. Most banks and investment firms allow users to open these accounts in a matter of minutes. Once an account...

The How-To of Investing in a Comfortable Retirement

The Fed and its central bank cronies are outright dangerous. Bill Gross of Janus Capital may have said it best when he told Barron’s in April, “Today’s ultra-low interest rates are destroying savers who are the bedrock of capitalism.” Forget capitalism. These low interest rates are destroying the retirement dreams of many who worked hard...

The Wild Ride of Retiring in a Bull Market

It’s official – the U.S. stock market is now enjoying the second-longest bull market in history. This bull run started on March 9, 2009, and continues to maintain record-breaking momentum. As a former broker for nearly 20 years, I have advised countless people on how to structure their portfolios. But this gives me pause… When...

Investing for Millennials: Tips for Spending and Saving

There’s no denying that we’re living in an age of instant gratification. We’re constantly told to “live in the moment” without a thought of tomorrow. The problem is, tomorrow always comes, and we’re increasingly less prepared for it. Retirement savings, for instance, are falling by the wayside. While we all imagine our golden years to...

How to Retire If You’re Married With Children

Being married, raising children, having a good job to provide for loved ones, and then living a carefree life in retirement enjoying your grandchildren… That’s the American Dream, right? Unfortunately, being married with children and then having a comfortable retirement are becoming incongruous ideas in America. Boomeranging Millennials First, there’s the reality of boomeranging Millennials....

Millennials: Don’t Be Stupid, Invest

There it was, staring me in the face. An article, written by a millennial, titled “If You Have Savings in Your 20s, You’re Doing Something Wrong.” I stared at it, dumbfounded. Like many of you, I was once a 20-something. I had more hair back then. I also didn’t bother investing in my company’s 401(k)...

The Quiet Return of the Rising Sun

Many international markets have struggled over the last few years, with China being the most recent. But amidst all that, the Japanese market has quietly put up some solid numbers. In fact, the Nikkei index is up 37% in dollar terms since early 2013. Some of this is due to a weaker yen, which has...

The Three Pitfalls of IRA Rollovers

Many of our readers may be considering the common practice of rolling over their IRAs. Perhaps you want to consolidate your retirement accounts. Or you’ve recently changed your banking relationship. Or you’re just looking for different investment options. Rolling over your IRA is easy, right? Just have your financial professional move it from one IRA...