- 401k Drawdown… OMG!
How will we EVER retire?
by Steve Selengut
“Drawdown” has become the most feared word in the 401k vocabulary, just as “Total Return” has become the most worshipped phrase. OMG, how will plan participants be able to retire if their portfolio market values stop rising! read more
- 4 Secrets for Breaking the 7-Figure Ceiling
Taking It to the Next Level on YOUR Terms
Can both recent reports on the economic muscle of black women in the United States be correct? read more
- The U.S. Housing Market: What Drives It?
Despite positive factors, growth is not guaranteed
by Ron D’Vari & Zareh Baghdassarian, NewOak
The U.S. housing market’s performance is inherently intertwined with a multitude of macro factors such as interest rates, GDP, the job market, consumer confidence, housing finance regulation, credit availability and the public’s view of homeownership. To further complicate matters, the housing market itself is a key driver of the U.S. economy as well as the availability of mortgage credit. read more
- Bulls Await Fed Rate Hike, Stronger Dollar
U.K. Unpopularity Deepens as Scottish Independence Vote Looms
U.K. Unpopularity Deepens as Scottish Independence Vote Looms September 17, 2014 7:31am EST- BOSTON- -(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sentiment towards Europe has picked up in the wake of recent monetary policy easing by the ECB, while investors are increasingly sure of a rate hike by the Fed in spring 2015, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager ... read more
- Bitcoin, Digital Currencies Continue to Evolve
Strevus Files Comments on Proposed New York Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses
Strevus Inc., a provider of compliance lifecycle management solutions for financial services and digital currency firms, today announced that it has submitted comments to the New York Department of Finance’s (DFS) recent BitLicense Proposal, which looks to outline state licensing requirements for digital currency dealers. read more
- Central Bank Bullying: Investor Implications
Are we just bystanders to our policymakers?
by Axel Merk
“Bullying” by the Fed, ECB, Bank of England and Bank of Japan has been in place for up to six years, forcing not-so-mighty central banks, savers and investors to deal with the consequences. Understanding the dynamics may help investors to navigate what’s ahead. read more
- Markets Slide Before Key Fed Meeting
Investors hedge before a big week...
Markets closed last week on a down note - breaking five straight weeks of gains - as investors hedged their bets ahead of a pivotal Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Meeting. For the week, the S&P 500 lost 1.10%, the Dow dropped 0.87%, and the Nasdaq slid 0.33%. read more
- Scotland’s Hamlet Moment:
To Leave or Not to Leave? That is the Question
by Adolfo Laurenti, Chief International Economist for Mesirow Financial
To Leave or Not to Leave? That is the Question by Adolfo Laurenti, Chief International Economist for Mesirow Financial September 16, 2014 7:39am EST – CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In this week’s edition of Themes on Global Markets
, Mesirow Financial’s Chief International Economist takes a close look at how a vote in Scotland this ...
- Stash the Cash…
Generation Z Opts to Stash Their Cash in Savings Rather Than Invest
Facing worries of unemployment, diminishing Social Security benefits and an average student loan debt of $29,000, those in Generation Z (ages 15-24) understand the importance of saving. TD Ameritrade’s 3rd Annual Generation Z survey takes a closer look at what this generation is doing right and where there is room for improvement. read more
- Frontier Funds—Travel With Care
Understanding the heightened risk of Frontier Funds
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a new Investor Alert called Frontier Funds—Travel With Care cautioning investors interested in funds that invest in frontier markets to carefully consider the heightened risks in these markets. read more
- Women & Money
Do women have a different relationship with money than men?
Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto. read more
- Mapping Out a Worry-free Retirement
Vosberg & Associates' Total Retirement Income™ System Provides Integrated, Five-step, Personalized Plan
Financial planning and wealth management professional Brian Vosberg, of Vosberg & Associates (www.VosbergAssociates.com), has created a system that takes the stress and guesswork out of retirement planning. read more