Investments

  • Beware of Stock Fraud in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma 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. read more
  • Protect Your Financial Future After a Divorce 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 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 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? 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%.[1] International stocks in the MSCI EAFE faired better, ending Friday up 0.78% for the week.[2] read more
  • Plan Sponsors Forecast Robust Pension Risk Transfer Activity This Year 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 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 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 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! 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
  • Gender & The Longevity Risk Gender & The Longevity Risk

    Women Are Three Times More Likely Than Men To Report They Can't Afford To Save For Retirement

    While Middle American men and women share similar feelings of financial security, women are more likely to worry about their personal finances and with good reason: they are three times more likely to say they cannot afford to save for retirement read more
  • Extreme Lack of Diversification Could Add to Retirement Crisis Extreme Lack of Diversification Could Add to Retirement Crisis

    How alternative financial products Like FIAs can add balance

    The retirement crisis has become a topic of conversation in the United States, and while its actualization is still widely debated, there is no doubt Americans need to take additional steps in order to ensure a financially stable retirement... read more
  • Stock Performance Review on Life Insurance Industry Stock Performance Review on Life Insurance Industry

    In Review: AEGON, American Equity Investment Life, Manulife Financial, and Torchmark

    On Wednesday, the NASDAQ Composite ended the day at 6,393.31, up 0.28%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.25% higher, to finish at 21,807.64; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,465.54, marginally gaining 0.31%. read more