Social Security serves as a key source of income for millions of retired seniors, and as an eligible worker, you get an eight-year window to start taking benefits. Here are the various ages at which you might claim Social Security, and their impact on your benefits.Age 62
Shares of Lam Research (LRCX ) moved slightly lower during morning trading hours Monday, just one day before the company is scheduled to release its latest quarterly earnings results. The red-hot run of the semiconductor market has been challenged lately, so investors will want to pay close att
Source: ThinkstockNovember 16, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at 2,585.67. The DJIA closed up 0.8% at 23,458.29. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.3% at 6,793.29.
Thursday was an incredible day for the U.S. broad markets, breaking a two day slide. Overall, this massive win was propelled even higher by the House passing its Tax bill. Crude oil couldnt make up its mind on the day and ultimately....More>>>
The price of oil has stabilized at more than $50 a barrel, which changes the formula for this commodity-driven industry. Although the $100 worth of oil appears to be now impossible due to the expansion of U.S. land drilling, the current price is enough to allow oil companies to make money again. This is exactly what happened with Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-B), which is using the rising oil price....More>>>
I assess markets using my 3G investing framework, which evaluates the three most critical forces, or gravities, that impact asset prices: fundamental, quantitative, and behavioral, explains Landon Whaley, editor of The Whaley Report.
As we begin 2017, all three gravities are decidedly bearish for gold; this indicates that gold is one of the best short opportunities of the next year.....More>>>
Lately, there is not a single day that goes by, which will not remind us that the post WW2 global order is coming to an end. A much older trend, namely the Western world order, which arguably started about five centuries ago is also disintegrating. New challengers to the hegemony we became used to are rising. China is now the third largest economy, only slightly bellow the EU and the US. The non-Western....More>>>
Trump just past the final stage to become the U.S. President, and the Electoral College confirmed that Donald J. Trump will be the 45th President of the U.S. Like it or not, Trump is taking office and could affect the markets. After Trump won the election, markets have been trending higher and making all-time highs. As seen on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Chart below:
Pundits appear to be mixed about if or when the next recession will materialize. The debate has cast transportation stocks like Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) into the spotlight. Canadian National is one of the world’s best run railroads. However, headwinds abound. For the first 46 weeks of 2016 total carloads for the year U.S. and Canada were down Y/Y by 9.3%....More>>>
Stocks ended the week on a high note Friday, after a mixed performance on Thursday,and the Dow eked out yet another new high, it’s 11th straight record.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied just before the close to endup 11.44 points, or 0.05%, to20821.76, it’s third straight week of gains. If it advances again on Monday, it will tie its 12-day winning....More>>>
The U.S. presidential election is up in the air right now–FiveThirtyEight’s model puts the odds at 58.9% for a Clinton victory, 41.1% for a Trump win. So Deutsche Bank’s David Bianco and team came up with two baskets of 15 stocks, one for a Trump victory, the second for a Clinton win. Here’s Bianco’s take on what might happen if Republican’s sweep both the presidency....More>>>
The Dow Jones today is on the rise for the third straight day on Wall Street. Dow futures collected a gain of over 100 points in pre-market trading, as investors continued to bet on a robust earnings season. While geopolitical tensions over Syrian military intervention and the brea
The Dow Jones today locked in a 190-point gain in Monday's pre-market trading as investors turned away from geopolitical chatter to focus on a busy week of earnings reports. Markets are anticipating the most profitable earnings season in seven years thanks to 2017 tax cut legislatio
Chinese developers may have had a stellar 2017 compared with recent years but bond investors are increasingly concerned their windfall won’t be enough to withstand the tighter funding conditions this year that could lead to cash crunches.