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7 Smart Tips For Building Sustainable Wealth Before Retirement

Tom Casano | Posted 09.30.2016 | Fifty
Tom Casano

Americans are delaying retirement longer and longer as lifespans increase and the burden begins to rest primarily on individual savings. Here are seven tips for building sustainable wealth before retirement.

IRS Wishes Baby Boomers A Happy 70 ½ Birthday!

Mark Steber | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

Happy 70½ Baby Boomers! It might surprise you to learn that in most cases you MUST start taking money from your traditional IRA, 401(k), and other r...

Ask Larry: How Should We File For Social Security?

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today's Ask Larry...

Trendless Tuesday - Watch Yesterday's Fake Gains Disappear

Phil Davis | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we go again. As you can see from the SPY chart, volume during yesterday's "rally" was 20% lower than even our recent low average (about 100...

Monday's Oil Mess: Rent-A-Rebel Jacks up Prices into the Holiday

Phil Davis | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Rent-A-Rebel to the rescue! That's right, whenever the oil market needs a lift, there are hundreds of reliable groups of kids with guns and outb...

TGIF - Stop the Week Before Things Turn Ugly!

Phil Davis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Wow, what a day! Now aren't you glad we added those hedges on Tuesday? Keep in mind that I can only tell you what the market is going to do and...

Waiting for the Fed Wednesday - AAPL Gives Us Huge Wins

Phil Davis | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

I told you so! Aside from saying CASH!!! 9 times in the morning post (and 3 more in our Live Member Chat Room during the day), we laid out a per...

Tempting Tuesday - S&P 2,100 is Still the Line to Watch Ahead of the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we go again! Back in the summer, EVERYONE said we were going to break out to new highs and the analysts were tripping over themselves to pr...

Friday Market Follies - There Ain't No Way Out

Phil Davis | Posted 04.23.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

"I lose so many nights of sleep worrying about my responsibilities Are the problems that screw me up really down to him or me Dish me out another ...

April Fools - Market Window Dressing is Over, Now What?

Phil Davis | Posted 04.02.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

And now reality sets in. It's becoming more and more clear that the stock market emperor has no clothes - and no earnings either and more and mo...

What is Your Survival Budget?

Pauline Paquin | Posted 03.19.2017 | Business
Pauline Paquin

We are all living different lifestyles, some spending more than others, with a monthly budget that is made of several categories.

Monday Market Movement - G20 Drops the Ball Once Again

Phil Davis | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, it's not like we didn't expect it. Sadly, after a 3-day meeting of the World's top Financial Ministers in Shanghai, markets are opening weak...

Monday Market Mayhem - Back Over Our Bounce Lines

Phil Davis | Posted 02.22.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

And up we go again! The market changes almost as fast as the temperature this winter (we went from 0 to 60 in two days last week!) and oil and g...

Thrilling Thursday - Another Webinar, Another $1,000 Profit

Phil Davis | Posted 02.04.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

That's right, we did it again! Yesterday's Live Trading Webinar was open to the public (see yesterday's post) and, during the session, we found a ...

Monday Mandarin Manufacturing Meltdown

Phil Davis | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

Oh no, there goes China again! This weekend it was more horrific PMI numbers out of China as January manufacturing activity contracted at its fa...

Fixing Capitalism

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Benjamin T. Solomon

As a proponent of both democracy and capitalism, I've always wondered why opponents have negatively critiqued capitalism. Until the Wall St. Crash of 2008, and its subsequent Great Recession, I took no notice. The basic argument against was greed. 2008 confirmed this.

Which Way Wednesday - Waiting on the Fed

Phil Davis | Posted 01.27.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

Waiting to cut out the deadwoodWaiting to clean up the cityWaiting to weed out the weaklingsWaiting for the final solutionTo strengthen the strainWait...

Turnaround Tuesday? Checking Those Bounce Lines

Phil Davis | Posted 01.19.2017 | Business
Phil Davis

Well, it's been a rotten month. All of our sectors are down, other than Utilites, and they are still down 3.4% over the last 6 months so that's on...

Merry Monday Market Moves -- Short Week Ahead!

Phil Davis | Posted 12.21.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

We have only 3.5 days left before the U.S. markets (and who cares about any others?) close at 1pm on Thursday for Christmas, though that doesn't stop us from cramming in a whole lot of Economic Data this week.

Monday Market Movement -- HUGE Data Week

Phil Davis | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

We have, essentially, a 3-day week this week and don't expect people to stick around on Wednesday either and Friday being a half-day is a joke as it's dead as a doornail on Thanksgiving Fridays. Overall trading with be thin, which means all market action should be taken with a grain of salt and, unfortunately, we get revised GDP tomorrow morning -- which is very important.

Market Weak Ahead (Not a Typo)

Phil Davis | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

First of all -- let's talk jobs. The markets managed to end the week on a high note as a huge beat on the headline Non-Farm Payroll number stunned us all with 271,000 jobs added in October.

Triple-Top Tuesday - 2,100 and Bust Again on S&P 500?

Phil Davis | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Here we go again! Yet another low-volume, BS rally takes us back to the "breakout" level of S&P 2,100 and we get moves like this because TA shee...

Spooky Markets: October's 10% Gains May Lead to November Pains

Phil Davis | Posted 10.30.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

There's still plenty to worry about. Despite one of the best months ever for stock market bulls, these stimulus-driven rallies do not tend to have...

Monday Morning Market Notes: Mapping the Week Ahead

Phil Davis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Phil Davis

Not much reaction to China's rate cut on Friday: Up 0.5% after a surprise rate cut on Friday when we're still 35% off the highs is NOT what y...

Research Note: Brookings Report on 'Is a Student Loan Crisis on the Horizon?'

Bob Hildreth | Posted 10.12.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

The fate of student debt will be determined not by new measurements but by what happens to it in real time as defaults and debt forgiveness continue to mount. Unfortunately, we still better keep our eyes on the horizon.