Beware of Stock Fraud in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Financial fraud often follows on the heels of disaster
It may not be possible to predict when the next natural disaster will take place. What you can count on is that when it happens, scammers will try to take advantage of the situation. The tips below will help you protect yourself at any time.
Protect Your Financial Future After a Divorce
Consider these do’s and don’ts for those who divorce later in life
A divorce can be draining—both emotionally and financially—especially later in life. And more and more people are getting divorced later in life. read more
Market Watch: Understanding Record Highs
Investors take a complacent posture on geo-political events, look to market basics instead
After briefly stumbling the week of September 4, domestic indexes notched significant gains last week and hit record highs. read more
Investment Advice for My Children & Grandchildren
When we think about investing, why do we immediately think about the stock market?
by Axel Merk
Okay, so I don’t have grandchildren yet, but I want to increase the odds you read beyond the title if you are old enough to have grandchildren. read more
Could Weather Cause Headwinds?
How Hurricanes Affected the Markets
Last week, the markets closed for Labor Day, and in the subsequent four trading days, all three domestic indexes gave back some recent gains. The S&P 500 declined 0.61%, the Dow lost 0.86%, and the NASDAQ slid 1.17%. International stocks in the MSCI EAFE faired better, ending Friday up 0.78% for the week. read more
Plan Sponsors Forecast Robust Pension Risk Transfer Activity This Year
New MetLife Poll Finds 61% of Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Have Taken Steps to Act
As it becomes increasingly difficult for companies to manage pension liabilities in the current market and regulatory environment, it appears that defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors’ interest in pension risk transfer (PRT) is heating up. read more
Annuities Now Pay Higher Rates than CDs
Plus, they can cut taxes;
Fixed annuities pay up to 3.30 percent, tax-deferred
Interest rates on fixed-rate annuities have risen in 2017, and that's good news for retirement savers, says Ken Nuss, CEO of AnnuityAdvantage, an online annuity marketplace. read more
ETF Allure: Investors Have Nearly Doubled Allocations in Five Years
60% of Millennials Expect to Increase ETF Investments in Next Year
Individual investors continue to demonstrate their affinity for exchange traded funds (ETFs), and ETF adoption appears to be headed for exponential growth in the years to come, according to the ETF Investor Study by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. read more
Morgan & Morgan Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Millions of Equifax Data Breach Victims
Estimated 143 million consumer records breached
Attorney John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan filed a class action lawsuit yesterday against Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the U.S., for the data breach that potentially compromised 143 million consumer records. read more
Ready, Set, Trade!
TD Ameritrade Invites College Students Across America to Test Their Investing Skills
For college students interested in gaining real-world trading experience, TD Ameritrade1, announced today open registration for the fourth-annual thinkorswim Challenge. read more
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