InvestTalk - Investment in Stock Market, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, Money Management Podcast

By Steve Peasley & Justin Klein | Wealth Manager and Investment Advisor | Host

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 Apr 11, 2019
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In today's ever changing global economy, understanding investment options can be a daunting, time-consuming task. With all the opinions and hearsay that can bombard investors, education is a key component to success. That's why more and more savvy investors are tuning into InvestTalk. InvestTalk is a weekday program that looks at new and relevant investment topics each weekday, and answers questions about financial and retirement planning, money management as well as general concerns about the stock market with financial adviser, Steve Peasley. http://blog.investtalk.com

Episode Date
11-15-19: ENCORE - Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
46:52

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory, Payroll Numbers, New Investor, Cash Reserve Fund, Retirement, Variable Annuities, Statistics, Book Value, Economic Value.

Nov 15, 2019
11-14-19: Google Is Getting Into Banking And The Company Will Offer Checking Accounts Next Year
47:00

Previous financial plans by Apple and Facebook faced obstacles, but the search giant will become the latest Silicon Valley leader to reach into the banking space.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Disney+, Amazon and Virginia, WELL - Welltower Inc., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Investing Your Money, ORI - Old Republic International Corp., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., CVX - Chevron Corp., GFF - Griffon Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Bitcoin.

Nov 15, 2019
11-13-19: UBS Survey: More Than Half Of The World’s Richest Investors See A Big Market Decline In 2020
46:18

Fifty-five percent of 3,400 'high net worth' investors report they expect a significant drop in the markets at some point next year.


Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio, CCR - CONSOL Coal Resources LP, Don't Be Too Bullish, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, ETFs, Inflation, Bullish or Bearish, GE - General Electric Co., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.


TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can Investors Time the Market With a Presidential Election Cycle?"

Nov 14, 2019
11-12-19: Opinion: Why The Prospective $70 Billion Buyout Of Walgreens May Signal An End To The Market Rally
46:10

Banks are already struggling as investors steer clear of hefty private-equity debt packages.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds Cash Levels, Rate Cuts, Costco & Black Friday Deals, AAPL - Apple Inc., OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., IART - Integra Life Sciences Holdings Corp., Swing Trading, MCD - McDonald's Corp., HAS - Hasbro Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

 

TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many subscribers does Netflix have today-- in quarter 3 of 2019? And how many subscribers does Amazon Prime have today?"

Nov 13, 2019
11-11-19: Opinion: Trump’s Tariffs And The UK Brexit Could Spur Healthier Global Growth
45:41

For decades, economic growth has slowed in the West—and more recently in China—owing to technological and demographic trends and bad economic policies.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Tariffs & The Economy, Auto Industry & Loans, Hong Kong, MLHR - Herman Miller Inc., Swing Trading, Invest in ETFs or Keep Saving, Rollover I-R-A, RIG - Transocean Ltd.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 12, 2019
11-08-19: ENCORE - Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
46:41

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, Short Sale vs. Put, Gold Coins, 200 Day Moving Average, Caps, New Investor, Credit Card Debt, Roth I-R-A, Annuities.

Nov 08, 2019
11-07-19: Netflix Shares Have Surged 23,000% Since Year 2000, But The Top Surge Performer Did Much Better
47:33

If you had invested $100 in Netflix shares at the beginning of this century, your position would be worth far more today.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Search Engines, Tesla's Profit, 401k Contributions, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp., Investing in the Market, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., Trading Platforms.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 08, 2019
11-06-19: Chipotle Has Staged A Comeback And It Plans To Keep Growing
46:02

Chipotle stock, which has a market value of $20.9 billion, is up 74% this year.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAA - Plains All American Pipeline L.P., VOO - Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, Bond Funds, TSLA - Tesla Inc., TNK - Teekay Tankers Ltd., Financial Independence, Market Forecast.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin.

Nov 07, 2019
11-05-19: Risky Mortgage Bonds Are Back And Delinquencies Are Piling Up
45:54

A decade after the global financial crisis, a security with some of the same high-risk characteristics is starting to take off.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Retire, Enterprise Value vs. Book Value, 401k Rollover, ISM Service Sector Report, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., SPCE - Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc., Long Term Care Policy, Value vs. Growth Stocks, Bonds, VTR - Ventas Inc.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.


TRIVIA QUESTION: Which state has the most expensive COMMUTE? And which city in that state tops the list for costliest commute?

Nov 06, 2019
11-04-19: More Americans Are Leaving Their Money In 401(k) Plans After Retirement
46:27

55% of workers are choosing to keep their assets in their former employer’s 401(k) plan a year into retirement-- should you?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Federal Reserve Survey, No Spend November, 401k, OZK - Bank OZK, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., MCD - McDonald's Corp., I-R-A, China, Social Security, MA - Mastercard Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin, S&P 500, The Dow.

Nov 05, 2019
11-01-19: U.S. Economy Added A Solid 128,000 Jobs In October Despite GM Strike And Loss Of Census Workers
46:10

The economy grew at 1.9% in the third quarter and the Labor Department says the unemployment rate rose to 3.6% from a 50-year low of 3.5%.


Today's Stocks & Topics: ISM Report, Is The Market Overvalue?, Holiday Spending, INTC - Intel Corp., SCHW - Charles Schwab Corp., COP – Conoco Phillips, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Roth I-R-A & Capital Gains Tax, Vaping, AUY - Yamana Gold Inc.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate, Consumer Sentiment Index, Job Participation Rate and Savings Rate.


TRIVIA QUESTION: How many people are currently IN the U.S. "labor force"? And what was the SIZE of our labor force back in 2010-- and way back in 1979?

Nov 01, 2019
10-31-19: What Must Employers Do To Attract Skilled Older Workers?
46:43

The job market is tight and companies are looking for productive talent wherever they can find it.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Season, Europe's Economy, SPXS - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bear 3X Shares, Silver & Gold Ratio, TRIP - TripAdvisor Inc., GDP Report, Real Estate Market, BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, Banking System.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Oct 31, 2019
10-30-19: Market Strategist Claim: The Signals Are ‘Loud And Clear’ And A New Bull Market Is Underway
46:25

With stocks at new highs, the Federal Reserve continues to pump money into the U.S. economy--yet a set of unique indicators signal a bull market.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed Cut, Tesla's Q3 Profits, Jobs Report, Best and Worst Candy for Halloween, Loans From Other Countries, W - Wayfair Inc. Cl A, Economic Activity, Roth I-R-A, VIAB - Viacom Inc. Cl B, Best Countries to Retire, BA - Boeing Co.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.


Trivia Question: Approximately, how many users does Facebook have today--worldwide? AND-- how much revenue did Facebook collect-- as measured for quarter 2 of 2019?

Oct 30, 2019
10-29-19: Survey: U.S. Business Hiring Falls To 7-year Low
46:28

The hiring slowdown comes as more businesses are reporting slower growth of sales and profits.

Today's Stocks & Topics: KB Home – KBH; Herman Miller Inc. - MLHR; Nokia Corp. - NOK; Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. - IIPR; Macerich Co. - MAC; Big Lots Inc. - BIG; What's next for the Federal Reserve?; Things you should stop doing online; In the market, what is the typically the single best/worst day?

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Trivia Question: “On 'Black Tuesday’, October 29, 1929-- how MANY shares were traded as the PANIC selling reached its peak? And HOW LONG did that record stand?”

Oct 30, 2019
10-28-19: Regulator Says Government Will ‘Wipe Out’ Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Shareholders-- If Needed
46:36

Apparently, little is settled when it comes to the fates of the two companies that underpin much of the housing finance market in the United States.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Global Economy, Manufacturing Sector, Gross Margin, FREL - Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF, MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., Mortgage, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and Bitcoin.

Oct 28, 2019
10-25-19: Durable-Goods Orders Slip 1.1%-- A Bad Sign For The U.S. Economy?
46:41

The continuing U.S-China trade conflict has disrupted the global economy, left business scrambling for new suppliers and dampened investment.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is $1 Million Dollars Enough to Retire On?, Tariff War, Capital Gains Taxes, BAC - Bank of America Corp., Japanese Like Collapse, Consumer Sentiment Report, VMW - VMware Inc., 529 Plan, Dividend Payout Ratio, Investing in the Market.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "In terms of market valuation, how much money did Bezos lose yesterday? And what is his approximate net worth today?"

Oct 26, 2019
10-24-19: Cryptocurrencies Have Come Under Fire From Congress And Bitcoin Has Plunged
46:03

While some analysts say Facebook’s plans have put crypto on the map, they have also brought new scrutiny to the technology.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: WMB - Williams Cos., AYX - Alteryx Inc. Cl A, ORI - Old Republic International Corp., APPS - Digital Turbine Inc., Pension Plans, Fractured Shares, Zero Commissions, OLD - Long-Term Care ETF, Looking for Good Company Fundamentals.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Treasury Yields; Mortgage Rates, TRIVIA QUESTION: "In the U.S., which company has the BIGGEST market capitalization? AND-- which company has the HIGHEST profit margin?"

Oct 24, 2019
10-23-19: The IMF Says China's Economy Is Growing At Slowest Pace in 30 Years
46:24

Due to escalating tariffs and weakening demand, the International Monetary Fund predicts the Chinese gross domestic product will grow slowly at a rate of only 5.8% in 2020.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bitcoin, Basic Valuations, Quantitative Easing (QE), U.S. Economy, Real Estate, OEC - Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Retirement Plan, TSLA - Tesla Inc., WeWork, MCD - McDonald's Corp., Pessimistic Or Optimistic About The Market.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "By year's end of 2019, HOW MANY BILLIONS of dollars will have been spent for digital advertising? AND-- for Google and Facebook--WHAT is the dollar value of their COMBINED digital advertising revenue?"

Oct 23, 2019
10-22-19: Corporate Buybacks Are “Plummeting” As Companies Tighten Cash Outlays Amid Global Slowing
46:11

Throughout 2019, S&P 500 cash spending is expected to drop by 6%-- the sharpest annual decline since 2009.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: EGO – El Dorado Gold Corp., Earnings, SPLK - Splunk Inc., PFFR - InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF, Universal Life Insurance, MYGA: Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities, Gold.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you name TWO 2019 IPOs that have done very well-- and TWO IPOs that have proved, so far, to be horrible investments?"

Oct 22, 2019
10-21-19: Home-builder Confidence Surges To Highest Level In Nearly Two Years, Thanks To Lower Mortgage Rates
44:56

The second half of 2019 has seen steady gains in single-family construction, and this is mirrored by the gradual uptick in builder sentiment over the past few months.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Foreign Stock Ownership, Corporate Bonds, Social Security Benefits, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., NTC - Nuveen Connecticut Quality Municipal Income Fund, Oil Companies, AXAS - Abraxas Petroleum Corp., TGT - Target Corp., WMT - Walmart Inc., CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., FDX - FedEx Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Oct 22, 2019
10-18-19: ENCORE - Feds Block Tax Breaks For Donating To Charitable State Funds
46:56

The IRS has issued final rules blocking attempts by certain states to work around the new cap for state and local tax deductions.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Why Not Buy a House, Mandatory 401k Distribution, Yield Curve, Interest Rates, Treasury Bills, Reverse Split, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Facebook Products & Users, 401k, Equity Indexed Annuities, Bonds, Stock Evaluation, 401k & Roth I-R-A.

Oct 18, 2019
10-17-19: ENCORE - Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
46:55

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, When to Invest in the Market, Universal Basic Income, College Savings, I-R-A, Stock Limits, Individual Business Operations, Where Does the Money Go.

Oct 17, 2019
10-16-19: ENCORE - Opinion: A ‘Fear Bubble’ Is Creating A Huge Buying Opportunity
47:37

One long-time market bull acknowledges the market is in a late-stage economic growth cycle, but he isn’t going into "recession countdown" mode.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Silver, REITs, Gold, Job Report, 401k, Bonds Funds, 529 Plan, Trust Deeds, Investing with KPP, Mutual Funds, Insurance, Pension Plans, Level 2.

Oct 17, 2019
10-15-19: Is the World Economy Sliding Into First Recession Since 2009?
47:21

The global economy is wobbling and the big question in financial markets and executive suites now is this: Will it tumble over?  HOST: Steve Peasley.

Today's Stocks & Topics: iShares MSCI Germany ETF (ETF)--EWG; Exxon Mobil Corp.--XOM, Chevron Corp. --CVX; Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF (ETF)--FREL, iShares Residential Real Estate ETF (ETF)--REZ; Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc.--COKE.

ALSO:  U.S. Housing investment is high, why?; American consumer is confident; Amazon's security cameras may be watching you if...; What should I do now with my investing funds?; Berkshire-Hathaway's $122 billion cash reserve, why is Mr. Buffett holding so much cash?; Investing opportunity of a lifetime may be here.

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields. Today's TRIVIA question: "If you are a Costco investor, you might like their rotisserie chickens... but do you know how many they sell in one year? And do you know how much money Costco LOSES on the sale of their chickens?" (Steve has the answer in the show.)

Oct 16, 2019
10-14-19: Profits Expected To Fall As Earnings Season Kicks Off
47:32

As concerns about slowing global growth increase, how much of an impact will the trade wars have on corporate profits?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Medical Properties Trust Inc.--MPW; PepsiCo Inc.--PEP, B&G Foods Inc.--BGS; IAC/InterActiveCorp.--IAC. Also: Trade talk analysis--what's really going on here?; Uber (UBER) is laying off more employees-- 1,200 total-- to cut costs; Where to invest for LOW RISK?; Federal Reserve buying more T-Bills, why?

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields.

Oct 15, 2019
10-11-19: Yield Curve 'Father' Says Now Is Time To Prepare For Recession
46:23

The 3-month Treasury has been in an inverted yield curve since May, and one opinion argues that assets can be better managed when the economy is booming.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: HABT - Habit Restaurants Inc. Cl A, Treasury Debt, Where Do Your Paycheck Go?, Annuities, CBLK - Carbon Black, Inc., VMW - VMware Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate, Consumer Sentiment Index; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Over the 119 years since the beginning of the 20th century (which was 1900), what percentage of that time has the U.S. been IN A RECESSION?"

Oct 11, 2019
10-10-19: Opinion: Small-Cap Stocks Are Primed To Outperform Large Caps Over Next 10 years
46:45

This opinion argues that small-cap valuations are presenting investors with a big buying opportunity for the long haul.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Expenses, NBA & China, PG&E Shares, Market Cap and Revenue, MDR - McDermott International Inc., Marijuana Sector, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Real Estate, VLO - Valero Energy Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate and Bitcoin.

Oct 11, 2019
10-09-19: U.S. Budget Deficit Almost $1 Trillion in 2019
45:54

Many mainstream economists have long taken the position that deficits and the nation’s $22 trillion national debt are unsustainable.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Importance of October 9th, Cash Levels Are Rising, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., LYFT - Lyft Inc. Cl A, Insider Buying, NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, GEO - GEO Group Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., BAGIX - Baird Aggregate Bond Fund Institutional, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GDL - GDL Fund.


Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr fixed mortgage rate; TRIVIA QUESTION: "If you had invested $1,000 in Google 10 years ago-- and let it ride-- HOW MUCH would that investment be worth today?"

Oct 09, 2019
10-08-19: High-Profile Investor Warns Stocks Could Tumble 15% By Early Next Year
45:54

Citing the U.S.-China trade war, this opinion says the economic conditions in the U.S. are not conducive for risk-taking.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: BIG - Big Lots Inc., Return on Equity, CVS - CVS Health Corp., China Trade Deal, Investment Choices, U.S. Produce Prices, Books, GE to Freeze Workers Pensions, STLD - Steel Dynamics Inc.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Taxes; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Mortgage rates TODAY are at or near historic lows. What were the rates in the 1940s and 1950s-- during the time of the FIRST mass suburban migration?"

Oct 09, 2019
10-07-19: Sales-force Founder: "Capitalism As We Know It Is Dead’
46:15

High-profile investors are assailing the proven most powerful source of economic and social advancement in human history--capitalism.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Tariffs, Most Tax Friendly States, Job Numbers, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Real Estate, T - AT&T Inc., Streaming War, 401k Rollover, PAGP - Plains GP Holdings LP.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline and Treasury Yields.

Oct 07, 2019
10-04-19: Services Sector Survey Shows U.S. Economy Weaker Than Expected
46:59

The services sector continued its expansion in September-- but at a considerably slower pace than anticipated.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Downside of Free Trading Fees, Mortgage Re-Defaults, IBOC - International Bancshares Corp., What to Look Before Buying a Stock, SONO - Sonos Inc., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "Can you name the LAST auto manufacturing company to be publicly listed in a U.S. stock market? And before that event, which was the NEXT MOST recently listed car company-- and in which year did it go public?

Oct 04, 2019
10-03-19: Blackstone Billionaire: Investors Should Be Concerned About 5 Market Dilemmas
46:20

Is the Federal Reserve headed down a monetary path like Japan and Europe-- creating the problem they are trying to solve?

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Trades Commissions, 401k, ABMD - Abiomed Inc., TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, Mortgage Rates, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., BHF - Brighthouse Financial Inc., Forever 21, LSCC - Lattice Semiconductor Corp.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields and 30-year FIXED mortgage rates.

Oct 03, 2019
10-02-19: Venture Capitalists Warn Startups Of IPO Pitfalls
46:27

Advocates of the direct listing option say it offers companies a better alternative than the initial public offerings underwritten by investment banks.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, ADP National Employment Report, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., 401k, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Where to Invest, Stock Market Manipulation, AGG - iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: "How many WOMEN are on this year's Forbes 400 list?... and what PERCENTAGE of people on the list are 'self-made' billionaires?", FTEC - Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.

Oct 02, 2019
10-1-19: Opinion: One FANG Stock Could Rally Another 40% Before It Gets Overvalued
47:13

While Facebook, Amazon and Netflix have slumped, Google parent Alphabet has soared.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: 3M Co.-MMM, Apple-AAPL, Cummins Inc.-CMI, Aurora Cannabis Inc.-ACB, Nike Inc.-NKE, GEO Group Inc.-GEO; Verizon-VZ, Recession coming?, Bonds vs. funds?, PMI index UP but ISM number down?, Coming changes to credit cards-- such as more rewards programs.

 

Plus: Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields; TRIVIA QUESTION: How many 4G cell phone towers are there now, and how many 5G towers will be needed? (Cost projections for Verizon 5G capital expenditures).

Oct 02, 2019
09-30-19: Opinion: The $47 Trillion Death Sentence For Oil & Gas
46:55

The future of hydrocarbons is bleak if plans presented by 130 international banks to decrease their support and investments in the oil and gas sector are fully implemented.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bad Things About Early Retirement, The Dollar, PAGP - Plains GP Holdings LP, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED Rate, Bitcoin, Forever 21, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Indexed Universal Life Insurance, OSK - Oshkosh Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Things That Hold You Back in Life, VALE - Vale S.A. ADR.

Sep 30, 2019
09-27-19: Morgan Stanley: The Fed Will Need To Grow Its Balance Sheet ‘Permanently’
46:09

To stabilize short-term lending markets and keep the Fed's target borrowing rate in check, a $315 billion balance sheet expansion is projected over the next months.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Good Retirement, Scams, Number One Best Job, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED Rate, ETFs Bubble, BE - Bloom Energy Corp., VIG - Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, FKDNX - Franklin Dyna Tech Fund A, Dividends, BAM - Brookfield Asset Management Inc. Cl A, Neighbor - Airbnb of Storage, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust.

Sep 27, 2019
09-26-19: Lowest Share Of Available Home Equity Tapped Since 2008--Despite A Collective Home Equity Increase
47:20

Home equity has increased at an annual rate of 4.8% giving the average homeowner a $4,900 reward-- but most people are leaving their gains in the house.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Planning, Elderly Fraud Scams, The Repo Market, ETRN - Equitrans Midstream Corp., PTON - Peloton Interactive Inc., REITs, BP - BP PLC ADR, TALO - Talos Energy Inc., ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Gold, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED, GDP.

Sep 27, 2019
09-25-19: Poll: 73% Of Generation X 'Way Behind On Retirement Planning
46:25

Can the members of Generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) be blamed for not starting retirement savings early?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Plan Your Investments, New Home Sales Report, Markit PMI, Paying Off the Mortgage, PCG - PG&E Corp., New Investor, Online Investing, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, 30-yr Mortgage FIXED, Student Loan vs. 401k, Revenue to Market Cap, CTL – Century Link Inc.

Sep 25, 2019
09-24-19: The Historically 'Weakest Week' Of The Year Is Here-- Why One Strategist Is Not Worried
46:35

A market bull says the economy is doing fine and the fundamentals for stocks moving higher are still intact.

Today's Stocks & Topics: GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Stock Market Rally, Utilities, Index Funds, The Economy and Recession, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Consumer Confidence Index, Gold, Oil, Gasoline, Year Treasuries, NFLX - Netflix Inc., WeWork, MNR - Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. Cl A, Bonds vs. Preferred Stocks, Investing in the Market, FDX - FedEx Corp., Emergency Fund, BA - Boeing Co., Where to Investment, Municipal Bonds.

Sep 24, 2019
09-23-19: Opinion: Even If The Fed Cuts Rates To Zero, Recession Is Less Than 12 Months Away
47:24

According to one longtime market bear, the economy is slowing down, earnings are contracting, and a recession will result.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying and Selling a House, Repo Market, Parents Financial Advise, Economic Cycle, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gas, Gold, Treasury Yields, Bitcoin, Housing, GME - GameStop Corp. Cl A, GFF - Griffon Corp., Investment Magazines, INGN - Inogen Inc., FENY - Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF, GM - General Motors Co.

Sep 23, 2019
09-20-19: Opinion: A ‘Fear Bubble’ Is Creating A Huge Buying Opportunity
47:37

One long-time market bull acknowledges the market is in a late-stage economic growth cycle, but he isn’t going into "recession countdown" mode.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Silver, REITs, Gold, Job Report, 401k, Bonds Funds, 529 Plan, Trust Deeds, Investing with KPP, Mutual Funds, Insurance, Pension Plans, Level 2.

Sep 20, 2019
09-19-19: Chip Stocks Brush Off Trade War And Rally To Near Record Highs
47:19

Despite trade tensions with China and weak demand for chips, semiconductor stocks have rallied this year as investors look to the next generation of network technology known as 5G.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Drug Industry, Repo-Market, PFE - Pfizer Inc., Social Security, The Economy, Gold and Silver, Housing Market, FDX - FedEx Corp.

Sep 19, 2019
09-18-19: Treasury Secretary: ‘Seriously Considering’ Issuing A 50-Year Bond Next Year
46:04

One objective for the U.S. would be to widen credit spreads to help reverse an inverted yield curve trend.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Repo Market, FedEx Earnings, Parents Financial Plans, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., TVIX - VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, Key Benchmark Numbers and Market Comments for: Oil, Gasoline, Treasury Yields, Unemployment, Bitcoin, Industrial Production, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., VGPMX - Vanguard Global Capital Cycles Fund Investor, Shorting Crude Oil, GME - GameStop Corp. Cl A, WMT - Walmart Inc., Negative Interest Rates, FENY - Fidelity MSCI Energy Index ETF, BA - Boeing Co.

Sep 18, 2019
09-17-19: China's Unplayed 'Trump' Card Has Raised The Stakes For U.S. Investors
46:08

Opinion: China has been restrained in its tariff retaliation thus far-- but investors should not underestimate its ability to both endure and deliver economic pain.


Today's Stocks & Topics: BUD - Anheuser-Busch In Bev S.A. ADR, Oil Prices & Recession, Unions, Student Loan vs. 401k, Gold: $1,509 per ounce, 2-yr treasury yield: 1.731%, 10-yr treasury yield: 1.805%, Oil: $59.02 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.59 per gallon as a national average, Life Insurance, AAPL - Apple Inc., Life Insurance, ETFs, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Compensation Plan.

Sep 17, 2019
09-16-19: Analyst Report: The Global Economy Slumps When Oil Prices Spike
45:58

Can high oil prices cause recessions or are they simply a proxy for other determinants of the business cycle?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Yields, Value vs. Growth, Parents' Financial Advice, EFX - Equifax Inc., 2-year treasury: 1.765%, 10-year treasury: 1.86%, Gold: $1,508, Oil: $61.63, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., GM - General Motors Co., United Auto Workers, JPM – JP Morgan Chase & Co., Automatic Indexing, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, GLPI - Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc., NAVI - Navient Corp.

Sep 16, 2019
09-13-19: Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
47:23

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, When to Invest in the Market, Universal Basic Income, College Savings, I-R-A, Stock Limits, Individual Business Operations, Where Does the Money Go.

Sep 13, 2019
09-12-19: What President Trump's Call For 0% Interest Rates Would Mean For Your Wallet
46:37

The president has been against higher rates-- arguing that increased borrowing costs will put the brakes on economic growth.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CVS - CVS Health Corp., Trade War, ECB Cut Rates, Market Rotation, 2-year treasury yield: 1.711%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.70%, 30-year FIXED mortgage rate: 3.56%, Gold: $1,504 per ounce, Oil: $55.14 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon on a national average, WMT - Walmart Inc., STT - State Street Corp., Banks, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, AAPL - Apple Inc., The Stock Market, PDBZX - PGIM Total Return Bond Fund Z.

Sep 12, 2019
09-11-19: A Sudden 'Value Stock' Transformation Could Unnerve Some Investors
46:21

Some value stocks — those with low multiples and stable fundamentals —have significantly outperformed their growth counterparts.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MNK - Mallinckrodt PLC, Retirement Savings, Inflation, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Yield on the 10-year Treasury note: 1.73%, 2-year Treasury: 1.662%, GOLD: $1,497.96 per OUNCE, Oil: $57.53 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.56 per gallon, Bitcoin: $9.984 per coin, AAPL - Apple Inc., Investing in the Market, Antitrust Problem for Google and Facebook, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Investing in the Market, DNR - Denbury Resources Inc., EWI - iShares MSCI Italy ETF, Labor Participation Rate, T - AT&T Inc., EFX - Equifax Inc.

Sep 11, 2019
09-10-19: China’s August Exports Suffered Reductions As U.S. Tariffs Took A Bite
46:28

Weak exports are adding pressure to China’s already-slowing economy, and this points to an increased need for its policy makers to increase stimulus measures.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold, European Central Bank Rates, Millenials & Lower Mortgage Rates, Jobs Report, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Portfolio Management, Yield on the 10-year Treasury: 1.644%, The yield on the 2-year Treasury: 1.601%, Yield on the 30-year Treasury bond: 2.23%, Gold: $1,506 per ounce, Oil: $58.10 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.56 per gallon, Bitcoin: $10,200 per coin, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Dividends, ETFs & Recession, Preferred Stocks, T - AT&T Inc., DEM - Wisdom-tree Emerging Markets High Dividend Fund.

Sep 10, 2019
09-09-19: Trump Plan: Overhaul Housing Finance System With More Private Sector Involvement
46:34

Two federal agencies believe the housing finance system should be reformed-- the era of conservator-ship for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could end.


Today's Stocks & Topics: States Getting Hit The Hardest By Trade-War Tariffs, Housing Market, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Investing for Kids, 10-year Treasury: 1.594%, 2-year Treasury: 1.565%, 30-year Treasury bond: 2.069%, Gold: $1,515 per ounce, Oil: $58.10 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.56 per gallon, Bitcoin: $10,300 per coin, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, PCG - PG&E Corp., MDP - Meredith Corp., Banks, New Investor with a Plan.

Sep 09, 2019
09-06-19: Opinion: A ‘Fear Bubble’ Is Creating A Huge Buying Opportunity
46:46

One long-time market bull acknowledges the market is in a late-stage economic growth cycle, but he isn’t going into "recession countdown" mode.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Silver, REITs, AMT - American Tower REIT, FREL - Fidelity MSCI Real Estate Index ETF, PPLT - Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF, 2-year treasury yield: 1.52%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.56%, Gold: $1,532, Oil: $54.89 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon as a national average, Bitcoin: $10,903 per coin, Gold, RIG - Transocean Ltd., BLNK - Blink Charging Co., Job Report, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., 401k.

Sep 06, 2019
09-05-19: Opinion: It’s ‘Only A Matter Of Time’ Before Negative Rates Spread To The U.S.
46:47

With more than $16 trillion in negative yielding debt around the world, former 1980s Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is warning that U.S. rates may follow the trend.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds vs. ETFs, Interest Predictions, Money Talk, Retail Credit Cards, MDP - Meredith Corp., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, 2-year treasury yield was at 1.54%, 10-year treasury yield was at 1.56%, Gold: $1,546 per ounce, Oil: $56.80 per barrel, 30-year FIXED mortgage rate: 3.49%, SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, Negative Yield, AAPL - Apple Inc., SQ - Square Inc. Cl A.

Sep 05, 2019
09-04-19: Notable Investor Warns Of ‘Serious Problems’-- Reminiscent of The Late 1930s
46:23

Hedge fund titan Ray Dalio is worried that the current landscape is starting to resemble Depression-era conditions that could hammer investors.


Today's Stocks & Topics: U.S. vs. World Currency, Executor of Estate, Beige Book Report, Bad Sectors, Gold: $1,549 per ounce, 2-year treasury yield: 1.47%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.47%, 20-year treasury yield: 1.77%, 30-year treasury yield: 1.95%, Bitcoin: $10,414 per coin, Oil: $55 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon-- national average, TM - Toyota Motor Corp. ADR, PODD - Insulet Corp., Interest Rates, REITs & Dividends, SLS - SELLAS Life Sciences Group Inc.

Sep 04, 2019
09-03-19: JP Morgan Analyst: The Stock Market ‘Will Advance Into Year-End’
47:07

Today's Stocks & Topics: KR - Kroger Co., Gold: $1,549 per ounce, Bitcoin was at $10,400 per coin, Oil: $53 per barrel, 2-year treasury yield: 1.50%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.44%, Uber & Lyft, VOO - Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, How To Measure Company's Debt, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Reasons Why You Drop Stocks, Diversification, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, Hong Kong Protests.

Sep 03, 2019
09-02-19: Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
47:23

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, When to Invest in the Market, Universal Basic Income, College Savings, I-R-A, Stock Limits, Individual Business Operations, Where Does the Money Go.

Sep 02, 2019
08-30-19: Opinion: America’s CEOs Have Turned Against Their Shareholders
46:30

The Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of the most powerful chief executive officers in the U.S., announced this month that the era of 'shareholder primacy' is over.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Social Security Changes, Worst Month of the Year, The Most Expensive And Affordable States To Buy A House, Recession, 2-year treasury yield: 1.53%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.52%, Gold: $1,527.82 per ounce, Bitcoin: $9,583 per coin, Oil: $56.24 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.58 per gallon on average, Consumer Sentiment Number: 89.8, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, Young Investor & Retirement, REITs, Real Gold Bars with Fake Labels, DIS - Walt Disney Co.

Aug 30, 2019
08-29-19: Real Estate Expert Shevy Akason
46:27

Today's Stocks & Topics: DWDP - DuPont de Nemours Inc. CEDEAR, MO - Altria Group Inc., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., 2-year treasury yield: 1.51%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.48%, 30-year treasury yield: 1.97%, 30-year FIXED rate mortgage rate: 3.58%, Gold: $1,550 per ounce, Oil: $56.29 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.57 per gallon on average, Vacation Rentals, Housing Market & The Recession, Properties in 401k, Flipping, Buying Real Estate.

Aug 29, 2019
08-28-19: Opinion: The 7 Social Security Myths That Can Prove Dangerous To Your Financial Well Being
46:46

With a system as complex as Social Security, it’s hard to distinguish between truth and fiction.

Today's Stocks & Topics: S&P 500 Sectors, Regrets You Don't Want To Have In Your 60s, Solid Dividends, Stock Evaluation, 2-year treasury: 1.49%, 10-year treasury: 1.44%, Gold: $1,554 per ounce, Bitcoin: $10,200 per coin, Oil: $56 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.68 per gallon on average, DIS - Walt Disney Co., ALB - Albemarle Corp., VMW - VMware Inc., FL - Foot Locker Inc., Roth I-R-A, Amazon & RING, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., SLV - iShares Silver Trust.

 

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Aug 28, 2019
08-27-19: Wells Fargo Analysts Do Not See A 'Holly Jolly' Holiday Shopping Season For Retailers
45:59

The prediction is that a warmer winter season, shorter holiday calendar, reduced tourism spending, and higher inventory levels could hurt fourth-quarter retail sales.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Book Value, Gold & Silver, Top Paying Jobs By Degree, 3 Social Security Mistakes, 2-year: 1.52, 10-year: 1.48%, 30-year yield: 1.96%, Oil: $54 per barrel, Bitcoin: 10,166, Gold: $1,541 per ounce, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., Emergency Funds, Double Tax Free, MBUU - Malibu Boats Inc. Cl A, Home Sales Report, CI - Cigna Corp., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc.

Aug 27, 2019
08-26-19: Google’s Giant Leap Into Video Game Streaming Could Disrupt A $135 Billion Industry
46:57

Google Stadia, the company’s cloud-based video game streaming platform, is poised to launch this November in 14 countries.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Elon Musk, Gita Gopinath - Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., 2-year treasury: 1.5%, 10-year treasury: 1.532%, 30-year treasury: 2.021%, Gold: $1,540 per ounce. Bitcoin $10,300 per coin, Oil: $55 per barrel, Housing Market, Dividends, SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Aug 26, 2019
08-23-19: Restaurant Spending Is Set To Hit A High Mark In 2019-- Up To $863 Billion
46:32

Consumers are choosing to spend more of their budget on dining out-- sales at eating and drinking establishments are up over 4% this year.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Leading Economic Indicators, Negative Rates, Joint Retirement, 10-year treasury yield: 1.57%, 2-year treasury yield: 1.55%, Gold: $1,536, Oil: $53.84 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.60 per gallon on average, Bitcoin: $10,200 per coin, 30-year FIXED rate: 3.55%, Interest Rates, LK - Luckin Coffee Inc. ADR, Portfolio Yield, Solar Stocks.

Aug 23, 2019
08-22-19: Target CEO: The Trade War Creates ‘Uncertainty’ And ‘Complexity’
46:36

The smoldering U.S.-China trade war creates problems for retailers because it makes it more difficult to plan and manage their businesses.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Elder Financial Abuse, US-China Trade War, Brokers, 2-year treasury yield: 1.598%, 10-year treasury yield: 1.593%. Gold: $1,499, Bitcoin: 10,000 per coin, Oil: $56 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.60 per gallon on average-- down for more than 30 days in a row, 30-year FIXED rate: 3.55%, EFOI - Energy Focus Inc., Student Loan Debt vs. Stock Investing, CLB - Core Laboratories N.V.

Aug 22, 2019
08-21-19: Big Tech Is Back In Regulatory Cross-hairs, And One Stock Could Be Especially Vulnerable
46:22

With varied performances for 'FAANG' stocks in recent weeks, the prospect of increased regulation is coming back to haunt Big Tech.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Housing Market Data, 500 Thousand Fewer Jobs Created, Deflation, Roth I-R-A, Gold: $1,512 per ounce, Oil: 57.03 per barrel, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.56%, 30-year FIXED Mortgage Rate: 3.6%, Bitcoin:$9,951, Day Trading, BLPCX - American Funds Moderate Growth and Income Portfolio C, Mortgages, Recession & Interest Rates, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc.

Aug 21, 2019
08-20-19: The 9 Smaller Cities Preferred By Millennials For Low Home Prices And Robust Economies
46:14

A new ranking has revealed the up-and-coming metro areas, where job markets are strong and high-earning millennials are increasingly putting down roots.

Today's Stocks & Topics: People Over 60 and 401k, Retirement, Wasting Money Instead of Investing, ARWR - Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gold: $1,506 per ounce, Oil: $55 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.60 per gallon on average, Bitcoin: $10,000 per coin, Negative Interest Rates, CAT - Caterpillar Inc., Consumer Food Behaviors, Cruel Oil, Withdrawal Rate, Inverse ETFs, Mortgages, HD - Home Depot Inc., AVGO - Broadcom Inc.

Aug 20, 2019
08-19-19: UBS: For Stocks, ‘Buying The Dip’ Is Now Likely To Be A Losing Proposition
46:35

In spite of what has been a rewarding strategy for much of the long-running bull market, at least one analyst says there’s something investors need to know.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Medical Expenses, Retirement and Death, CEOs Salaries, Real Estate, Gold: $1,507 per ounce, Oil: $55.83 per barrel, 2-year Treasury Yield: 1.75%, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.63%, Bitcoin: $10,708 per coin, JCP - J.C. Penney Co. Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., HD - Home Depot Inc., Mortgages, Real Estate Agent Certification.

Aug 19, 2019
08-16-19: Opinion: Zillow Has One Of The ‘Most Flawed’ Business Models Ever
46:41

One high profile investor is predicting bad things ahead for anyone betting in favor of online real estate site Zillow.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, GE - General Electric Co., Yield Curve, GT - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., European Bonds, T - AT&T Inc., SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, Z - Zillow Group Inc. Cl C, Gold: $1,523 per ounce, Oil: $54 per barrel, Gasoline: $2.63 per gallon on average, 10-year treasury: 1.544%, 2-year-- 1.517%, Bitcoin: $10,000 per coin, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, The KPP Premium Newsletter, MO - Altria Group Inc., CGNX - Cognex Corp., Gold Stocks.

Aug 16, 2019
08-15-19: In Its IPO Filing, Work Space Renter WeWork Has Revealed A Massive $900 Million Loss
46:21

WeWork, now re-branded as the 'We Company', is widely expected to hold its IPO as soon as next month.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, Europe's Economy, Yield Curve, Retails Sales for July, Gold: $1,524 per ounce, 2-year Treasury Yield: 1.569%, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.581%, 3-month year Treasury Yield: 1.9%, 30-Year Bond: 2.004%, Oil: $54 per barrel, 30-year FIXED Mortgage Rate: 3.6%, Bitcoin: $9,961 per coin, GE - General Electric Co., AUY ; Yamana Gold Inc., PFE - Pfizer Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.,
CCJ - Cameco Corp., URA - Global X Uranium ETF, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., T - AT&T Inc., Retirement, Shorting the Market, TILIX - TIAA-CREF Large-Cap Growth Index Fund Institutional.

Aug 15, 2019
08-14-19: Big Tech And Retail Get Reprieve From U.S.-China Trade War With A Tariff Delay
46:12

What the delay might mean for investors who are nervous about the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China.

Today's Stocks & Topics: U.S. Exports and Imports, Yield Curve, Defensive Stocks, Hold or Sell, F - Ford Motor Co., Gold: $1,526 per ounce, Oil: $55.14 per barrel, 30-year Treasury Yield has fallen to an all-time low, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.588%, 2-Year Treasury Yield: 1.608%, Low Interest Rates,
UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Cash Flow, Investing, CEQP - Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Tracking the Market, HAL - Halliburton Co.

Aug 14, 2019
08-13-19: Why Baby Boomer Household Wealth Is Now 12 Times Greater Than Millenials
46:32

Housing costs, debt, and the Great Recession of 2008 are all to blame-- but there are ways for millennials to get their finances on track.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold: $1,510 per ounce, Oil: $54 per barrel, Bitcoin: $11,700 per coin, Is the Bond Market in a Bubble?, Investors Should Be Optimistic, Mortgages With a Negative Interest Rate... in Europe, Retirement Money, DIS - Walt Disney Co., WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., When to Invest in the Market, TWOU - 2U Inc., ITA - iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF, CCJ - Cameco Corp., Universal Basic Income.

Aug 13, 2019
08-12-19: Investors Are Buying Up These ‘Tariff-Proof’ Tech Stocks As 'Safe Havens'
47:19

With global uncertainty and a strong dollar weighing on major tech companies, software names might look attractive in an ongoing trade war.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Potential Health Hazards of Early Retirement, Personal Loans, Cryptocurrencies, DBX - Dropbox Inc., M - Macy's Inc., Interest Rates, Gold: $1,513 per ounce, Oil: $54.82 per barrel, 10-year Treasury Yield: 1.69%, 30-year Fixed Mortgage Rate: 3.6%, Bitcoin: $11,352 Per Coin, AVP - Avon Products Inc., WY - Weyerhaeuser Co., Preferred Shares, PALL - Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF.

Aug 12, 2019
08-09-19: Opinion: There Is A 'Silver Lining' To Trade War Turmoil
46:46

If the Fed’s mid-cycle correction turns into a full easing cycle, there could be a major convergence between U.S. and non-U.S. investment-grade yields.

Today's Stocks & Topics: What Will Get You A Better Return, China Economic News, United Kingdom & Italy, Saving to Buy a House, ENDP - Endo International PLC, UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., VEU - Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF, VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, MDR - McDermott International Inc., CC - Chemours Co., Average Daily Volume, ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, SPHD - Invesco S&P 500 High Dividend Low Volatility ETF.

Aug 09, 2019
08-08-19: The Amount Of Global Debt With Negative Yields Has Ballooned To $15 Trillion
47:34

The spread between U.S. bond yields and the rest of the world is wide, but is it possible for the U.S. to get sucked into a negative yield trend?

Today's Stocks & Topics: BTAL - AGFiQ U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, AMC - AMC Entertainment Holding Inc. Cl A, WBA - Walgreen's Boots Alliance Inc., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., Elon Musk, Unmarried Couples & Taxes, GAIN - Gladstone Investment Corp.

Aug 08, 2019
08-07-19: China Responds After U.S. Treasury Designates Beijing A ‘Currency Manipulator’
47:11

China’s central bank claims the U.S. accusation has “seriously” undermined the international financial order-- and risked further market turmoil.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Gold Stocks, Closing Retails Stores, Female Doctors vs. Male Doctors Schedules, AG - First Majestic Silver Corp., Oil Prices, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., IAU - iShares Gold Trust, NFLX - Netflix Inc., GAIN - Gladstone Investment Corp., Amazon Delivery Service, AUY - Yamana Gold Inc.

Aug 07, 2019
08-06-19: U.S. Services Growth Slows To Weakest Level Since 2016: ISM
47:16

Trade worries weighed on business orders and the outlook for the overall economy.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PFE - Pfizer Inc., Disney Streaming, Good or Bad Debt, Best Job in America, Labor Market, Pension Funds, Dividends, Negative Interest Rates, China Tariffs, AES - AES Corp., Health Insurance, Student Loan vs. Investing in the Market, Minimum Wage, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, UUP Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund.

Aug 06, 2019
08-05-19: Opinion: Look For ‘Long-Term Winners’ As A China-Led Slowdown Slams Industrials.
47:50

Analyst says investors should note that we are in the midst of a structural slowdown driven by what’s really happening in China.


Today's Stocks & Topics: TWTR - Twitter Inc., ETFs, Currency War Between U.S. And China, LUCRF - Lucara Diamond Corp., Real Estate Scams, Real Estate Investing, VLEEY - Valeo S.A. ADR, Down Payment for a House, Retirement, Global Economy.

Aug 05, 2019
08-02-19: After The Fed Rate Cut, This Group Outperforms The Rest Of The Market
47:38

The Fed just cut rates for the first time in more than a decade, and one sector could be the surprising winner.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Why August is a Tough Month, Capital One Hack, Consumer Sentiment Index, Shorting, Rate Cuts, Japan's Negative Interest Rates, Apple, Jobs Report and The Stock Market, Commodities, The Price of Gold, Life Insurance, DOW - Dow Inc., LYB – LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, FBIOX - Fidelity Select Biotechnology Portfolio.

Aug 02, 2019
08-01-19: A Few Simple Steps For Millennials Who Want To Start Investing
47:14

The advice counsels to make sure your financial foundation is sound by getting a handle on three factors before you start investing.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Robocalls, Bearish Signals, BBBY - Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., 30-Year Fix Mortgage, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Yields, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, FDIS - Fidelity MSCI Consumer Discretionary Index ETF, The Nasdaq stock Market, Index Universal Life Insurance, Cable Company “Cord Cutting”, Private Payrolls, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Aug 02, 2019
07-31-19: Amazon Has Used The Same Wall Street Message For 22 Years
47:20

For the past two decades, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has told investors that long-term growth is more important than short-term profits.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Mistakes, Money Trick That Might Help You, VXX - iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, SEDG - SolarEdge Technologies Inc., Mortgage vs. Investing in the Market, FXI - iShares China Large-Cap ETF, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc.

Jul 31, 2019
07-30-19: Economist: Why The Fed Is No Longer Relevant
47:49

The theory is this: As the Federal Reserve considers lowering interest rates, it risks falling victim to its own dominance.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Beyond Meat, Consumer Spending Report, How to Survive the Next Bear Market, Capital Gains, NAV - Navistar International Corp., The FED Meeting, Capital One Data Breach, Facebook's Libra & Congress, Where to Invest?, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Beating the Market, PHR - Phreesia Inc.

Jul 30, 2019
07-29-19: Hedge Fund Manager Warns A U.S. China Trade Deal Can’t Be Reached
47:47

His view cites a 'clash of cultures' and claims the Communist Party doesn’t want to submit themselves to anything measurable or enforceable.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Tesla's Earnings, Smart Habits to Obtain Financial Freedom, IWN - iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF, Investing in Real Estate, DIS - Walt Disney Co., Strong Dollar, VYM - Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, ALB - Albemarle Corp., Investing for Kids, Where to Invest, TWCUX - American Century Ultra Fund Investor, Bitcoin.

Jul 29, 2019
07-26-19: Opinion: You Will Need A 5-point Plan For Surviving The Coming Stock-Market Downturn
47:17

When investors are excessively bullish, it means two things — both bad for stocks.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Durable Goods Report, Best Countries for American Expats to Live Abroad, GDXJ - VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, MCD - McDonald's Corp., QIWI - QIWI PLC ADR, Defensive Sectors, How Much Money to Invest, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Screening for Earnings.

Jul 26, 2019
07-25-19: Opinion: U.S. Government Broadside Against Big Tech Could Cause The Stock Rally To Stumble
46:10

Since the big tech stocks are the market leaders, any negative impact on them has the potential to slow the rally or even kill it.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SDIV - Global X SuperDividend ETF , Tesla's Earnings, Currency Crisis, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., DPZ - Domino's Pizza Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Investing in the Market, SMPL - Simply Good Foods Co., LB - L Brands Inc.

Jul 25, 2019
07-24-19: Since 1990, In The Week Before Fed Rate Cuts, The Market Does This Every Time
47:37

In the past three decades, the stock-trading window right ahead of a new Fed cut cycle has been positive for major equity indexes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAGS - PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Cl A, Caterpillar's Earnings, Leading Economic Indicator Report, Second Quarter GDP Numbers, BA - Boeing Co., FDX - FedEx Corp., Shorting, GMRE - Global Medical REIT Inc., WPM - Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., RICK - RCI Hospitality Holdings Inc.

Jul 24, 2019
07-23-19: Analyst: The So-Called 'BAANG' Stocks Are Better Plays Than The Peaked 'FAANG' Stocks
46:29

Gold is trading up more than 12% year-to-date and gold miners have room to grow.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Reasons the Markets are Rising, Bear Market signs, After Hours Justices Department Announcements, JCBUX – JP Morgan Core Bond Fund R6, PTRQX - PGIM Total Return Bond Fund R6, 401k Plan, Earnings, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., WEN - Wendy's Co., MCD - McDonald's Corp., PREFX - T Rowe Price Tax-Efficient Equity Fund, DIS - Walt Disney Co., NFLX - Netflix Inc., Maxing Out Your 401k, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR., Amazon Record Profits.

Jul 23, 2019
07-22-19: The Five Stocks That Are The Best Performers Since The 1969 Moon Landing!
46:38

In the fifty years since Apollo 11, one stock has skyrocketed with growth of 82,000 Percent.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Millennials and Investing, Type of Retirement Savers, GEO - GEO Group Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., BKIT - Biohemp International Inc., Buying a Home, ETFs.

Jul 22, 2019
07-18-19: Opinion: 5 Ways To Invest In Real Estate If You’re Not Rich
47:12

ETFs can offer small-time investors exposure to big real-estate companies.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, Social Security Checks & Housing Cost, Utilities, SO - Southern Co., Gold, Oil Prices, Consumer Sentiment, Unemployment Claims, Life Insurance, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., Earnings Report, IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., 401k, Mutual Funds, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., PSA - Public Storage, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, UFO - Procure Space ETF., BA - Boeing Co.

Jul 19, 2019
07-18-19: Walmart Admits The Company Has Been Playing ‘Catch Up’ In E-commerce
47:02

Walmart's CEO says people want convenience and that retail has evolved into an “Omani-channel world”.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAAS - Pan American Silver Corp., Earnings Season, Leading Economic Index, Netflix, 30-year Mortgage, Z - Zillow Group Inc. Cl C, Recession Indicators, Trade War Between China and U.S., Oil Industry, RDSA - Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Cl A, Google's Founders and How Much Are They Now Worth, 5G Companies, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., ETRN - Equitrans Midstream Corp.

Jul 18, 2019
07-17-19: Strategist: Market Is 'Too Dovish' On Fed Policy And This Will Lead To As Much As A 15% Correction
46:42

Consensus estimates are for a quarter-point Fed rate cut, but if it’s only an 'insurance cut' there’s nothing but downside for the markets.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Why The Fed Needs To Cut Rates, The Beige Book, When to Sell, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Buying a Home, WLL - Whiting Petroleum Corp., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Jul 17, 2019
07-16-19: With Trade Tensions Escalating, There Are 5 Things To Know About This Earnings Season
46:50

One opinion warns investors to brace for bad news with all signs suggesting an earnings recession.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Banks Earnings, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, Where to Retire, Bank Stocks, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., MAC - Macerich Co., ETFs & Mutual Funds, AMR - Alta Mesa Resources Inc. Cl A, LGLAX - Lord Abbett Growth Leaders Fund A., BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR.

Jul 16, 2019
07-15-19: Opinion: The Fed Could Be Building A Bubble If It Cuts Rates
46:45

One expert is warning that a July rate cut, during a still healthy economy, could create the exuberance and bubbles that cause crashes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: VRP - Invesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF, Preferred Stocks, CHL - China Mobile Ltd. ADR, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., The Fed & Interest Rates, Dividend Yields, GE - General Electric Co., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency.

Jul 15, 2019
07-12-19: Fed Chairman Powell Says The Relationship Between Inflation And Unemployment Is Gone
46:49

According to Powell, fifty years ago, the connection between unemployment and inflation was strong-- but is not so now.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Strategy, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., V - Visa Inc. Cl A, Options, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, The Dollar, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., GELYY - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. ADR, ILMN - Illumina Inc., Student Loan, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Investment Risks, GNE - Genie Energy Ltd. Cl B, Self-Made Millionaires.

Jul 12, 2019
07-11-19: Banks Should Shine Among S&P 500 Stocks This Earnings Season
47:00

Analysts expect banks to be one of the brighter areas of the stock market during an anticipated dismal earnings season.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Jerome Powell & Interest Rates, HAL - Halliburton Co., MO - Altria Group Inc., Covered Calls, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., WDC - Western Digital Corp., Robo-calls, Stocks & Taxes, Tax Cuts, FDX - FedEx Corp., Unemployment & Inflation.

Jul 11, 2019
07-10-19: Health Care Is One Of The Stock Market’s Healthiest Sectors
47:03

Earnings growth for large U.S. companies is expected to slow to a crawl this year, but the health-care sector is seen as an exception.

Today's Stocks & Topics: JP Morgan Market Predictions, What Should You Not Buy On Amazon, Student Loan, BA - Boeing Co., COTY - Coty Inc. Cl A, Municipal Bonds, Bond Funds, BA - Boeing Co., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., New IPOs, WORK - Slack Technologies Inc.

Jul 10, 2019
07-09-19: Wall Street Hasn't Been This Pessimistic About Apple In Decades
47:23

There were already five sell ratings for Apple-- the most since at least 1997-- and the newest ‘bear’ sees ‘fundamental deterioration’ ahead.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Insurance, Dividends, Inverted Yield Curve, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Stock Evaluation, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Individual Stocks, Interest Rates, CWEN - Clearway Energy Inc. Cl C.

Jul 09, 2019
07-08-19: Businesses Are Struggling With A New Labor Problem: Fewer Teens Have Time For Summer Jobs New incentives to attract teen workers, and appeals to older workers, are being implemented to try to fill the gap. Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Cuts, Pr
46:59

New incentives to attract teen workers, and appeals to older workers, are being implemented to try to fill the gap.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Cuts, Pre-Retirees, Social Security, Tools for Investing, ETFs, EQXFF - Equinox Gold Corp., Today's Stocks & Topics: Tax Cuts, Pre-Retirees, Social Security, Tools for Investing, ETFs, EQXFF - Equinox Gold Corp., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., GPS - Gap Inc.

Jul 08, 2019
07-05-19: Housing Is Providing A Troubling Sign Of An Economic Downturn
46:35

One economist is warning that “Declining home sales are consistent with the possibility of a late 2019 or early 2020 recession.”


Today's Stocks & Topics: FNV - Franco-Nevada Corp., WRK - WestRock Co., Roth I-R-A, ETFs, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., NIO - NIO Inc. ADR, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A.

Jul 05, 2019
07-04-19: Feds Block Tax Breaks For Donating To Charitable State Funds
47:34

The IRS has issued final rules blocking attempts by certain states to work around the new cap for state and local tax deductions.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Why Not Buy a House, Mandatory 401k Distribution, Yield Curve, Interest Rates, Treasury Bills, Reverse Split, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., Facebook Products & Users, 401k, Equity Indexed Annuities, Bonds, Stock Evaluation, 401k & Roth I-R-A.

Jul 04, 2019
07-03-19: Opinion: The Trade War Is Over And 'China Is The Winner'
46:58

The G20 Trump-Xi agreement shows the president won’t 'go to the wall' to fundamentally change the United States' trade relationship with China.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Recession, Jobs Report, Social Security, ARLP - Alliance Resource Partners L.P., Gold, TMAPX - Touchstone Mid Cap Fund A, Trump and the China Deal, UGAZ - VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return.

Jul 04, 2019
07-02-19: Personal Finance Alert: Newly Wedded Couples May Be Saddled With A ‘Marriage Tax Penalty’
46:42

Depending on income, state of residence, and deductions, you might pay higher taxes after marriage.


Today's Stocks & Topics: MOMO - Momo Inc. ADR, BTG - B2Gold Corp., PSTG - Pure Storage Inc. Cl A, Cash Reserve, RAD - Rite Aid Corp., Second Quarter Earnings, ETFs, Real Estate, Sectors Performances.

Jul 02, 2019
06-28-19: Opinion: The U.S.-China Trade Dispute Will Be An Epic Battle Lasting '10 or 15 Years’
48:20

Even if the adversaries come to some sort of an agreement this week, the world’s two largest economies will continue fighting for much longer.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Income Investing, Trump's Plan B, Baby Boomers & Retirement Living, First Time Investor, TSLA - Tesla Inc., APU - AmeriGas Partners L.P., AGN - Allergan PLC, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, NG - NovaGold Resources Inc.

Jun 28, 2019
06-27-19: CVS Has Made A Clear Case For Why Health Companies Should Be Worried About Amazon
47:07

In a lawsuit, CVS argues that Amazon could pose a threat by negotiating directly with insurers.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Transitioning to Medicare, Financial Literacy, 401k, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., T - AT&T Inc., Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Retirement Plans, VXX - iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, Earnings, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., Recession.

Jun 27, 2019
06-26-19: Opinion: Market Is Excessively Optimistic On Fed Cuts And Trade
46:52

With the S&P 500 seeing its best June since 1955, one economist says investors are getting excessively optimistic.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Are We Already in a Recession?, S&P 500 Under-performing the Market, Most American Made Car in America, Gold Mining Companies, AAPL - Apple Inc., Investing Techniques, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc., MCD - McDonald's Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Young Investor, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, SNAP - Snap Inc.

Jun 26, 2019
06-25-19: Why You Should ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’ During The June Market Rally
46:40

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is on pace for its best June since 1938-- what could possibly go wrong?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Leading Economic Indicators, June's Rally, Investing Strategy, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., MO - Altria Group Inc., FDX - FedEx Corp., Liquidity, OPI - Office Properties Income Trust, General Partnership, BYD - Boyd Gaming Corp., AYR - Aircastle Ltd., Gold.

Jun 25, 2019
06-24-19: Noted Hedge Fund Manager Says The U.S. Has More Leverage Over China Than Ever Before
47:59

The opinion argues that the U.S. financial system is solid, while China's is weak.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SAND - Sandstorm Gold Ltd., Corporate Spending, National Debt, P.E. Ratio, LYB - LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, MLPA - Global X MLP ETF, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., WSO - Watsco Inc., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, SRC - Spirit Realty Capital Inc.

Jun 24, 2019
06-21-19: Exactly How Much It Will Cost To Retire Well In Every State
46:50

From housing to food to transportation to health care and utilities-- a comfortable retirement could be costly.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: American Association of American Business: AAII, Charitable Giving, Highest Paying Jobs, KR - Kroger Co., AZO - AutoZone Inc., Bond Funds, Possible Shutdown?, BA - Boeing Co., TRST - Trustco Bank Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Important Downside Risk In The Economy.

Jun 21, 2019
06-20-19: How Stock-Market Investors Are Playing Stronger Defense Now-- Compared To Before The 2008 Financial Crisis
47:00

A survey of global money managers shows that pessimism around trade, and the increasing risk of recession, accounts for a record low allocation to equities.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The New 'Best Interest' Rule, How to Maximize Your Savings, Life Expectancy, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., 401k, I-R-A Allocation, Oil, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., GO - Grocery Outlet Holding Corp., WORK - Slack Technologies Inc., Investing in Real Estate, T - AT&T Inc.

Jun 20, 2019
06-19-19: Opinion: Danger For Dividend investors — Don’t Get Steamrolled As The Economy Sours
46:37

With regard to dividend investing, the key is not necessarily to buy big, fat dividends, but to buy growing dividends.


Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed, U.S. Consumer Debt, Insider Buyer, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Investing Apps, INTC - Intel Corp., Index Funds & Recession, CNCR - Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF, Interest Rates, TAK - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. ADR., High-Paying Jobs.

Jun 19, 2019
06-18-19: Opinion: Not All 'FAANGS' Will Survive The Regulation Battle
48:02

A Wall Street firm has handicapped the impact of Big Tech regulation — and it's bad news for Facebook (FB).


Today's Stocks & Topics: The U.S. Dollar, Home-builder Stocks, Treasury Department Recommends ‘Mandatory’ Financial-literacy Courses For College Students, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., FTEC - Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF, Tax Cut Ratio, TLLIX - TIAA-CREF Lifecycle Index 2050 Fund Institutional, DELL - Dell Technologies Inc. Cl C, SANM - Sanmina Corp., CRM - Salesforce.com Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR.

Jun 18, 2019
06-17-19: Opinion: Business Conditions Are At Their Worst Level Since The 2008 Financial Crisis
46:47

Swirling anxiety around the U.S.-China trade relationship has hurt the confidence of business leaders.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Home Prices, The Fed & Interest Rates Cuts, Risks of Early Retirement, Social Security, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Buying Real Estate, NEE - NextEra Energy Inc., Price to Book Value, Broker vs. Fiduciary.

Jun 17, 2019
06-14-19: U.S. Import Prices Post Largest Drop In 5 Months
47:38

During May, this occurred amid a broad decline in the 'cost of goods'-- the latest indication of muted inflation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Unique Father's Day Gifts, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Social Security, XONE - ExOne Co., MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., GBX - Greenbrier Cos. Inc., MDR - McDermott International Inc.

Jun 14, 2019
06-13-19: Feds Block Tax Breaks For Donating To Charitable State Funds
47:05

The IRS has issued final rules blocking attempts by certain states to work around the new cap for state and local tax deductions.


Today's Stocks & Topics: NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, RH – Restoration Hardware Inc., Mandatory 401k Distribution, Taxes, Treasury Bills, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., UBER - Uber Technologies Inc., AMKR - Amkor Technology Inc., Facebook Products & Users, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF.

Jun 14, 2019
06-12-19: How The DOJ Could Go After Google, Apple, And Other Big Tech Companies
46:51

Old school regulations may not seem applicable, however the Feds say there are definite ways for tech to be shown in violation of antitrust law.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Budgeting, New Brokers Rule, FUTY - Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF, PLAY - Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., AMT - American Tower REIT, MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Saving for College.

Jun 12, 2019
06-11-19: Opinion: When The ‘Herds Get Spooked,’ This Is What A Stock Market Crash Could Look Like
46:54

Confidence in the absolute efficacy of Fed intervention breeds complacency, which is the essential backdrop of stock market crashes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Consumer Credit, Flipping Rate, Value Stocks, TRST - Trustco Bank Corp., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., T - AT&T Inc., AMT - American Tower REIT, WDC - Western Digital Corp.

Jun 11, 2019
06-10-19: The Market Is Terrible At Predicting Federal Reserve Interest-Rate Moves
46:49

Stock prices in June seem to be rising partly on the expectation that the Federal Reserve will soon reduce interest rates-- but is this realistic?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Young Investor, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., VTV - Vanguard Value ETF, Leveraged ETFs, GLW - Corning Inc., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., China, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., New FCC Regulation.

Jun 10, 2019
06-07-19: Could Your Retirement Portfolio Be Too Heavily Invested In Equities?
46:37

New research finds that, in some cases, workers as young as age 35 should have no more than 70% investment in equities.


Today's Stocks & Topics: NP - Neenah Inc., Consumer Credit, Flipping Houses, Value Stocks, MMM - 3M Co., URBN - Urban Outfitters Inc., BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., NTDOY - Nintendo Co. Ltd. ADR, Options.

Jun 08, 2019
06-06-19: Apple Is Claiming The High Road On Privacy As It 'Twists The Knife' Into Google And Facebook
47:17

Apple will require apps that allow users to sign in with their Facebook or Google accounts to also offer the option to sign in with Apple’s new privacy-focused “Sign in with Apple” system.

 Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates Cuts, NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Junk Bonds & Regular Bonds Market, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Preferred Stocks, Refinancing, Oil Prices, Refinancing, Buying a House, TRBCXT - Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund.

Jun 06, 2019
06-05-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
47:50

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

 

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, Short Sale vs. Put, Gold Coins, 200 Day Moving Average, Caps, New Investor, Credit Card Debt, Roth I-R-A, Annuities.

Jun 05, 2019
06-04-19: China's Ex-Bank Chief Says The Trade War Could Trigger A 'Global Financial Crisis'
46:39

The trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies has shaken global markets for months with worries about the negative impact on growth.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends Stocks, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., AGN - Allergan PLC, RIG - Transocean Ltd., TSLA - Tesla Inc., IPOs, Roth I-R-A vs. Roth 401k, 200 Day Moving Average.

Jun 04, 2019
06-03-19: Nobel Prize Winner: The Market Is Overreacting To Trade War Drama
46:16

A Yale economics professor says market fundamentals are not out of whack and, instead, he blames an overreaction to the theatrics surrounding the negotiations.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Antitrust Probe, Tech-Companies, Trade War and Recession, Healthcare In Retirement, Brokers Insurance, CVM - CEL-SCI Corp., CVS - CVS Health Corp., Multiple Compression, ZBRA - Zebra Technologies Corp. Cl A, CMI - Cummins Inc.

Jun 04, 2019
05-31-19: Why Big-Tech Keeps Hitting The Same 'Wall' With The Health Care Sector
46:26

Technology companies like Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft keep making moves in the health sector because it represents a $3.5 trillion opportunity.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Facebook and it Problems, Retirement, PRMW - Primo Water Corp., Technical vs. Fundamental Analysis, HCA - HCA Healthcare Inc., MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., Retail Pulse, MORL - ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN, Roth I-R-A, 401k, AXSM - Axsome Therapeutics Inc.

May 31, 2019
05-30-19: China Is Using Diplomatic Code Phrases That Threaten Wider Escalation Of A Trade War
46:27

The government-controlled press in China has published a warning that implies the Chinese will be very aggressive if a trade agreement is not satisfactory to them.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, XLV - Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, Credit Cards, CRON - Cronos Group Inc., Protecting Your Information, NUE - Nucor Corp., Managing Your Retirement Withdrawals.

May 30, 2019
05-29-19: Opinion: When Dealing With Market Volatility Concerns, What Goes On In Your Head Does Matter
46:27

Understanding what investing, trading, and market dynamics can do to an individual's mind is an important consideration.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Apps, Summer Rally, Germany and the EU, Early Retirement, HEXO - HEXO Corp., Roth I-R-A, TOPS - TOP Ships Inc., Penny Stocks, BYND - Beyond Meat Inc., Technical vs. Fundamental Analysis, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co.

May 29, 2019
05-28-19: Home Price Growth Slowed In March-- But Prices Are Still Rising Almost Twice As Fast As Inflation
46:40

At the end of April, total inventory rose to 1.83 million and this should provide more choices for those looking to buy

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Reason the Market is Struggling, Durable Good Report, Under Price or Over Price, KMI - Kinder Morgan Inc., LLL - L3 Technologies Inc., Money Market Fund, 401-k, SEP I-R-A, Above Average American Citizen, Portfolio Balancing, First Trust Deed.

May 28, 2019
05-27-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions
47:50

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, Short Sale vs. Put, Gold Coins, 200 Day Moving Average, Caps, New Investor, Credit Card Debt, Roth I-R-A, Annuities.

May 27, 2019
05-24-19: President Trump Plans $16 Billion Bailout For Farmers Hurt By China Trade War
47:07

Agriculture Secretary Perdue says the aid package would be funded from added tariffs collected by the Treasury.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Weakens on May, Durable Goods Report, Things You Do Not Buy on Memorial Day Weekend, VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF, Retirement Savings, RYLD - Global X Russell 2000 Covered Call ETF, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, TSLA - Tesla Inc.

May 24, 2019
05-23-19: Opinion: Apple’s Earnings Would Drop By Nearly 30% If China Bans Its Products
46:38

Wall Street reports that Apple’s China business accounted for more than 17% of sales in the fiscal second quarter, coming in at over $10 billion.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Working Into Your 70s, Wasteful Government Spending, American Household Finances Are Getting Better, HOV - Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Cl A, FDX - FedEx Corp., HIBB - Hibbett Sports Inc., Cup-and-Handle Chart Pattern, Socialism vs. Capitalism, PSTG - Pure Storage Inc. Cl A.

May 24, 2019
05-22-19: Google Sister-Company 'Verily' Is Teaming With Big Pharma On Clinical Trials
46:43

Clinical trials have long been an expensive processes, so pharmaceutical companies want to leverage technology to get drugs approved more quickly.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, Gold, Retirement Magic Number, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Acorn Shares, IPOs, EXAS - EXACT Sciences Corp., Core Holdings, Interest Rates.

May 22, 2019
05-21-19: Hedge Funds Bet The Sell-off Is Over-- ‘The Correction Has Run Its Course’
47:21

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cedar Realty Trust Inc. (CDR), ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN (MORL), General Electric Co. (GE), Vodafone Group PLC ADR (VOD), B&G Foods Inc. (BGS), Bayer AG ADR (BAYRY)--Monsanto issues?, plus: Are You Emotionally Ready To Retire?, Will FAANG Stocks Attract Regulation?, Analyzing the Existing Home Sales Report; from News Digest section: Trade Tariff Concerns, Retailers like Kohl's hit hard, Disney's ESPN will 'stick to sports—not politics.

May 22, 2019
05-20-19: Microsoft And Sony Are Forming A Cloud Gaming And 'AI' Partnership
47:01

The companies are teaming up to compete with Google's gaming platform which will use YouTube to push its experience to the masses.


Today's Stocks & Topics: What Drives Stocks Up And Down?, Roth I-R-A, 401k Contributions, Spin off Companies, CVS - CVS Health Corp., SEP I-R-A, PBA - Pembina Pipeline Corp., Bio-Tech IPOs.

May 20, 2019
05-17-19: Opinion: How To Protect Your Money From This Stock Market’s Wild Volatility
46:43

There’s a surprisingly easy and profitable trading strategy to use during extraordinary stock-market volatility.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Bills and Trusts, Getting Married, Be a Bear Not a Bullish, Trade War, ILMN - Illumina Inc., I-R-A, MMM - 3M Co., Employee Stock Purchase Plan, WTR - Aqua America Inc., PMT – Penny Mac Mortgage Investment Trust, Leading Economic Indicators, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR.

May 17, 2019
05-16-19: Opinion: Four Reasons Why The Bears Are Wrong About A Second-Half Slump
47:47

With U.S.-China trade talks unsettled, the important consideration becomes whether the fundamentals of our economy are strong enough to weather the next seven months.


Today's Stocks & Topics: How to Spot a Good IPO?, Tariff War, HNNA - Hennessy Advisors Inc., INGR - Ingredion Inc., AMT - American Tower REIT, Precious Metals, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, XLV - Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, Acorn Shares, SYY - Sysco Corp.

May 16, 2019
05-15-19: Opinion: Walmart Wants to Take On Amazon in Digital Advertising
46:31

Two of the world's premiere retailers are battling for the hearts and minds of shoppers everywhere.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Retail Sales, Annuities, How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., New Investor, IBDL - iShares iBonds Dec 2020 Term Corporate ETF, MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, PCG - PG&E Corp., Don't Just Chase Stocks With Big Dividend Yields.

May 15, 2019
05-14-19: Microsoft’s Cloud Business Is Closing In On Amazon Web Services, Analyst Says
46:24

Microsoft has 13.7% of the "cloud revenue" pie and is fast-gaining on market leader Amazon-- which has 32%.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Marijuana Stocks, Tariff War, Retire Abroad, Cities with Most Millionaires, ENPH - Enphase Energy Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., Securities, STMP - Stamps.com Inc., Populism in Europe, PLNT - Planet Fitness Inc. Cl A.

May 14, 2019
05-13-19: Supreme Court Rules Against Apple In App Store Antitrust Case
47:30

The legal battle over the company’s online marketplace has dragged on for nearly a decade with Apple now at risk for potentially devastating penalties and lawsuits.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Trump Tariffs, Healthcare Industry, How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?, OXY - Occidental Petroleum Corp., 401k, IPOs, ALB - Albemarle Corp., LB - L Brands Inc.

May 13, 2019
05-10-19: Opinion: The Market’s Uptrend Has Been Shattered, According To Technical Analysis
47:10

A China trade deal could produce a major relief rally, but markets are rattled and further downside risk must be considered.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Trade Tariffs, PPI & PPC Reports, ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc., ET - Energy Transfer LP, DIS - Walt Disney Co., GUSH - Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. & Prod. Bull 3X Shares, Oil, CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., TVIX - VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, Technical vs. Fundamental Advisers, Do Not Waste Your Money On These Things.

May 11, 2019
05-09-19: Opinion: Here's What Will Cause The Next Recession
47:27

The Federal Reserve’s active manipulation fosters a wealth effect, but it also sets up an 'asset bubble'.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Saving More, STMP - Stamps.com Inc., IP - International Paper Co., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Leveraged ETFs, CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., OUSA - O'Shares FTSE U.S. Quality Dividend ETF, BFTHX - Baron Fifth Avenue Growth Fund Retail, Early Retirement.

May 09, 2019
05-08-19: Opinion: Easily Available Home Equity Lines Of Credit Threaten Homeowners And The Economy
47:03

Equifax reports that close to 12 million new home equity loans have originated in the U.S. since 2013--so, could a market downturn set us up for another real-estate-bubble crisis?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Should Be Expect to Live a 100 Years Or More?, Housing Market, Tax Penalties, ET - Energy Transfer LP, Trade War, Holding, Consumers, WMT - Walmart Inc., 403b vs. 401k, Bio-Tech Sector, MSFT - Microsoft Corp.

May 08, 2019
05-06-19: Verizon Wants To Sell 'Tumblr' After Never Really Put Much Into It
46:58

Tumbler is currently part of Verizon Media Group which owns the blogging platform after acquiring all Yahoo assets in 2017.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Three Different Retirement Income Strategies, Pros and Cons of Mortgages, SDS - ProShares UltraShort S&P500, Inverse Stocks, TSLA - Tesla Inc., MMM - 3M Co., Tax Efficiency, Roth I-R-A & Taxes.

May 07, 2019
05-03-19: Outplacement Consultant Challenger Reports ‘Troubling’ Rise In Auto Layoffs As Vehicle Sales Slump To Four-Year Low
47:38

Layoffs in the auto sector are rising-- could this spell trouble for the overall economy?

Today's Stocks & Topics: GFF - Griffon Corp., Annuities, Market Direction, Futures, F - Ford Motor Co., Jobs Report, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, JWN - Nordstrom Inc., Require Minimum Distribution.

May 03, 2019
05-02-19: The S&P 500 Is Demonstrating Its Best Start In 32 years-- But Looking Ahead, Is It A Reliable Bet?
47:38

One strategist says that even as stocks reach for new highs in the near term, the rally might not be on solid footing further out.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Corporate Buybacks, Americans Are Confident About Retirement, High Living Standards, UFO - Procure Space ETF, National Debt, Volume, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., SNV - Synovus Financial Corp.

May 02, 2019
05-01-19: P&G Executive Sees A Coming Big Shift In "Cloud Services War" Among Combatants Amazon, Google, and Microsoft
46:58

Cloud computing has been the hottest growth business for some of the world’s largest technology companies, but a top corporate buyer of cloud services says a slowdown is coming.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Fed Meeting, Credit Card Losses, Traditional or Roth 401k, UNH – United Health Group Inc., Bonds, WRK – West Rock Co., Investing, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., VGHAX - Vanguard Health Care Fund Admiral, VHT - Vanguard Health Care ETF, SNV - Synovus Financial Corp., PFF - iShares Preferred & Income Securities ETF, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C.

May 01, 2019
04-30-19: Companies Need to Prepare for the Next Economic Downturn
46:34

Though historical lessons can help business leaders prepare for a slowdown, there are several unique features of today’s business landscape which also need to be taken into account.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CIFS - China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Home Sales, Company Debt, FTNT - Fortinet Inc., XLNX - Xilinx Inc., Tech Companies, Market Crash, WM - Waste Management Inc., SUNW - Sunworks Inc.

Apr 30, 2019
04-29-19: Opinion: In Spite Of A Strong GDP Number, The Real Economy Is Slumping
46:40

The heart of the real economy — private-sector consumption and investment — slowed sharply in the first quarter to a 1.3% annual rate, the slowest in nearly six years.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Season, Australia, Financial Advice, FLIN - Franklin FTSE India ETF, GSK – Glaxo Smith Kline PLC ADR, FSDAX - Fidelity Select Defense and Aerospace Portfolio, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., NWL - Newell Brands Inc., AGNC - AGNC Investment Corp.

Apr 29, 2019
04-26-19: Disney’s Latest Blockbuster Is Not 'Star Wars'—It's The Drive To Win The 'Streaming Wars'
46:41

Disney’s share price has increased five-fold in 14 years, but some analysts think the company made a $71 billion mistake by acquiring a large part of Fox' entertainment content.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., GE - General Electric Co., Jeremy Grantham on the Market, LB - L Brands Inc., BIIB - Biogen Inc., TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, Active 401k, MMM - 3M Co., CDNS - Cadence Design Systems Inc., Young Investors Risks.

Apr 26, 2019
04-25-19: Health-Care Earnings: ‘Medicare For All’ Looms Large
47:44

Sparked by threats of a single-payer health system and proposals to tighten drug pricing, health-care stocks are lagging the broader market by their largest margin since 2006.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Mortgage Rates, Home Sales, Stress Levels, Selling Covered Calls, When to Sell, UNH – United Health Group Inc., 401k Inflows, TSLA - Tesla Inc., FTT - Finning International Inc., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Earnings Season, ABC – Amerisource Bergen Corp., GD - General Dynamics Corp.

Apr 25, 2019
04-24-19: 45 Amazon Analysts Are Bullish On The Stock — Should That Worry Investors?
46:55

An old Wall Street adage says that 'if everyone is leaning in the same direction, it’s better to bet in the opposite direction'.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Fresh New High, China, Secular Strategy, BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, FTNT - Fortinet Inc., Large Company Buys Small Company, JWN - Nordstrom Inc., CVX - Chevron Corp.

Apr 25, 2019
04-23-19: 1 In 4 Young People Dip Into 401(K)s To Pay Off Debt And This Is A Real Problem
47:00

Experts say the short-term relief from paying down debt is not worth the consequences of taking money out of retirement savings.


Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A Penalty Fee, GBDC - Golub Capital BDC Inc., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., JO- iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN, Tesla Driver-less Car, 401k Inflows, HYRE - HyreCar Inc., Average Retirement Savings by Age.

Apr 23, 2019
04-22-19: Trump Advisor Hassett Expects Economy To Defy Earlier Doomsday Predictions With 3% Growth
46:02

Stronger economic data has signaled a continuation of the 3% growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to Q4 2018.

Today's Stocks & Topics: The Housing Market, Fun Performance, Becoming a Trader, TSLA - Tesla Inc., VTSAX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral, VTI - Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Short Sale vs. Put, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Gold Coins.

Apr 22, 2019
04-19-19: Don't Overreact To A Pullback In An Extended Market
47:38

With the S&P 500 now at its highest level since October 10, technical conditions are extended and the market is looking for an excuse to justify some profit taking and consolidation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Chart Reading, Chinese Luxury Consumers, Existing Home Sales, Gold, Pre-Tax Money, Retirement, IRAs, Roll Over, Mutual Funds, Stocks, Roth I-R-A, ETFs, Selling Short.

Apr 19, 2019
04-18-19: What Zoom's IPO Says About The Video Collaboration Space
46:11

Zoom technology works while competitive offerings from large technology giants like Microsoft and Cisco have been shown to produce unreliable results.


Today's Stocks & Topics: P.E. Ratio, Real Estate, YETI - YETI Holdings Inc., PHUN - Phunware Inc., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF.

Apr 18, 2019
04-17-19: 4 Ways People Do Not Make Rational Money Decisions As They Reach Retirement
47:18

The choices that one needs to make at or near retirement are arguably more complex than those made during their accumulation phase.


Today's Stocks & Topics: AUY - Yamana Gold Inc., Beige Book, KEM - Kemet Corp., Market Crash?, RIG - Transocean Ltd., California Bonds, VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, TLRY - Tilray Inc. Cl 2, Stock Prices.

Apr 17, 2019
04-16-19: Stocks Are Breaking Through An Inflection Point That Could Take The Market To New Highs
47:02

Analysts are closely watching financial reports now coming in during earnings season.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Taxation, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Rollovers, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., LYFT - Lyft Inc. Cl A, CIFS - China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc., MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Home Builders.

Apr 16, 2019
04-12-19: Federal Reserve Vice Chair: U.S. Slowing, But Expansion Will ‘Almost Certainly’ Break Record
46:47

This summer, the current economic expansion will become the longest on record-- and that outlook justifies the Fed’s current policy stance.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Deferring your taxes—is this a good idea?, Roth IRAs?, Student loans—is it a good idea to pay off early?, “WWE”, “PGE”, “UNH”, “COST”, “JNUG”, “VPU” or “XLU”?.


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Apr 13, 2019
04-11-19: The Group Of Stocks That Could Make Or Break The Market Rally
46:50

Small cap stocks are down more than 10 percent from September highs, but they could soon make a big difference in the broader market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 3 Top Financial Goals, How to deal with inherited stocks, Explain ETFs, “MCY”, “HAL”, “TTM”, “AYR”, “ABBV”.

Apr 12, 2019
04-10-19: Too Many Baby Boomers Have Committed The ‘7 Deadly Sins’ Of Retirement Planning
47:18

Most boomers are unprepared for retirement, even as they approach it or enter it-- and barely one in 10 has enough money in savings.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ECB: What will they do about stock purchases?, What are “super-savers”?, Electric vehicles—which will Steve choose?, Where to invest?, “OC”, “TEVA”, “NGG”, “DAL”.

Apr 11, 2019
04-09-19: Opinion: Wall Street Is Wrong, There Will Be An Earnings Recession This Year
46:55

Contrary to many analysts, at least one industry giant foresees an earnings recession-- predicting two or more quarters of negative or flat profit growth ahead.
Today's Stocks & Topics: How Big Box stores are fighting to survive, Where we stand on legalized marijuana, Should investors buy dividend paying stocks as priority?, Portfolio strategy?, “HYRE”, “ADM”, “GIS”, “BA”, “”WSO”.

Apr 10, 2019
04-08-19: $12 Billion Money Manager Tells Investors To Be 'Very Cautious' Amid Bond Market Warning Signs
46:50

According to one expert, cautious does not mean you 'go to cash'-- but there are opportunities to look at asset classes that can protect your capital.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend-paying stocks, top 10 retirement questions, real estate question, “SWCH”, “JNJ”, “SPXS”, “WDC”, “WMT”, “ARLP”.

Apr 09, 2019
04-05-19: 5 Places Emerging As America’s New Technology Hot Spots
47:02

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Famous tech hubs like San Francisco, Seattle, and New York have become expensive and saturated, so savvy startups are choosing more affordable locations to establish a 'business dream' enterprise.


Today's Stocks & Topics: WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., Warren Buffet Rules, OUT - Outfront Media Inc., Closed End Funds vs. Open End Funds, KIO - KKR Income Opportunities Fund, Jobs, YETI - YETI Holdings Inc., Cash-Out, GGG - Graco Inc.

Apr 06, 2019
04-04-19: 5 Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund
46:35

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For the 60% of Americans who have filed tax returns, refunds are averaging $2,700-- money that could be used to build wealth.


Today's Stocks & Topics: DUK - Duke Energy Corp., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, Jobs Report, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., CVS - CVS Health Corp., 529 Plan, PE - Parsley Energy Inc. Cl A, VFH - Vanguard Financials ETF, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Apr 04, 2019
04-03-19: Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
47:00

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory, Payroll Numbers, New Investor, Cash Reserve Fund, Retirement, Variable Annuities, Statistics, Book Value, Economic Value.

Apr 03, 2019
04-01-19: As Amazon Heads For $2,000 A Share, Is the Lyft IPO A Bust?
46:30

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Investors who focus on technology stocks have wrestled with the decision of whether to go with well-established giants or invest in startup companies.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Strategy, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Dividend Strategy, Charting, International Monetary Fund, Healthcare in Retirement, Support & Resistance, LYFT - Lyft Inc. Cl A, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Stock Splits.

Apr 02, 2019
04-01-19: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Retire Super Early — Even If You Can
47:41

Early retirement hopefuls will have to work extra hard, modify lifestyles, and save 20% of gross income-- then sidestep an identity crisis when retired.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GDOT - Green Dot Corp. Cl A, IPOs, Saving More Than Average, Max Out Your 401k, SIX - Six Flags Entertainment Corp., New Investor, M - Macy's Inc., Day Trader.

Apr 01, 2019
03-29-19: Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
47:01

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory, Payroll Numbers, New Investor, Cash Reserve Fund, Retirement, Variable Annuities, Statistics, Book Value, Economic Value.

Mar 29, 2019
03-28-19: Northern Trust Warns: A Return Of Inflation Could Turn Markets On Their Head
46:25

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High inflation periods can be positive for value stocks, but less great for growth stocks.


Today's Stocks & Topics: FINX - Global X FinTech ETF, PALL - Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, The Apple Card, Health Care Politics, CLNE - Clean Energy Fuels Corp., BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I.

Mar 28, 2019
03-27-19: The Reason Why Stocks Are Doing Fine Despite Worries About Earnings And The Economy
46:48

Investors are betting the Federal Reserve alone can keep stock prices higher, especially after the Fed's monetary policy announcement.


Today's Stocks & Topics: MFWVX - MFS West Virginia Municipal Bond Fund, Credit Report, CRM - Salesforce.com Inc., GDOT - Green Dot Corp. Cl A, Real Estate and Retirement.

Mar 27, 2019
03-26-19: Opinion: Despite Yield-Curve Inversion, The Fed Won’t Be Able To Resist Urge To Raise Rates In 2019
47:30

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One expert says the U.S. stock market will likely gain another 10% before the end of 2019, putting overall annual gains slightly below those achieved in 2017.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Options, Apple's New Services, Amazon, ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., Fixed Income Market, Recession, Hands-On Investor, HIIQ - Health Insurance Innovations Inc. Cl A.

Mar 26, 2019
03-25-19: In An Interconnected Global Economy, European Markets Are Tumbling As Growth Fears Increase
46:33

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Traders are suffering in the U.K., Germany, France, and Italy-- and disappointing economic data has added to market jitters in the U.S. too.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, EADSY - Airbus SE ADR, Inverse ETFs, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Master Limited Partnership, Gold, ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, AGN - Allergan PLC.

Mar 26, 2019
03-22-19: Don't Overreact To A Pullback In An Extended Market
46:52

With the S&P 500 now at its highest level since October 10, technical conditions are extended and the market is looking for an excuse to justify some profit taking and consolidation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Chart Reading, BPR - Brookfield Property REIT Inc., Chinese Luxury Consumers, Existing Home Sales, SU - Suncor Energy Inc., AGNC - AGNC Investment Corp., EPD - Enterprise Products Partners L.P., VICI - VICI Properties Inc., Gold, M - Macy's Inc.

Mar 22, 2019
03-21-19: Why Businesses Should Know Where Their Densest Markets Are
46:39

A denser market offers the chance to grow sales more quickly, and a Maximum Density Market (MDM) is a subsector of a category that has unusually high concentrations of demand.

Today's Stocks & Topics: GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Leading Economic Indicator, Recession Indicator, HII - Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., BEMO - Aptus Behavioral Momentum ETF, CVS - CVS Health Corp., BIIB - Biogen Inc., Mortgages Rates, Maximum Contributions on 401k for 2019.

Mar 21, 2019
03-20-19: Will 'Amazon Business' Be The Unit That Drives Growth Even Higher?
47:03

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Amazon Business represents the aggressive expansion into the market of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce.


Today's Stocks & Topics: BAYRY - Bayer AG ADR, The Fed, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., High-Yield Savings Account, Buy & Sell, UUP - Invesco DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund, NTNX - Nutanix Inc. Cl A, CWEN.A - Clearway Energy Inc. Cl A, Inflation, FDX - FedEx Corp., BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Mar 21, 2019
03-19-19: Lyft Will Reportedly Launch Road Show For A $2 Billion IPO
46:38

Ride-hailing platform Lyft wants investors to make large commitments to its IPO, rather than wait for its larger rival-- Uber Technologies.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SNAP - Snap Inc., The Fed Meeting, Trade Talks with China, Federal Express, Ten Most Expensive Cities on Earth, Offering, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., Selling Private Stocks, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, MU - Micron Technology Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Money Management, CELG - Celgene Corp.

Mar 19, 2019
03-18-19: JP Morgan Escalates Deposit Wars With Expansion Into The Heart Of Bank Of America Country
46:11

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As J.P. Morgan Chase builds out its web of bank branches across the U.S., it is launching into areas long dominated by two of its biggest rivals.


Today's Stocks & Topics: GLOP - GasLog Partners LP, Preferred Shares, Wage Growth, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., Protecting Your Portfolio, S&P Rally, Bad Retirement, 1031 Exchange, CTRE – Care Trust REIT Inc., IPOs, DWDP - DowDuPont Inc.

Mar 18, 2019
03-15-19: Steady Cash Flow From The iPhone Makes Apple 'More Like A Safe Bond Than A Stock'
46:06

Apple has a loyal and 900 million-strong global customer base for its iPhone-- and can offer a growing ecosystem of devices.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Market Bounce, Red Flags, Economic News, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Earnings, WAB – Wabtec, SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., WELL - Welltower Inc., CVS - CVS Health Corp., Trades.

Mar 15, 2019
03-14-19: The College Admissions Scandal Reveals That Wealth Influences Our Higher Education System
47:39

In a wide-ranging investigation, the Department of Justice has charged dozens of people in connection with multi-million dollar bribes.


Today's Stocks & Topics: KO - Coca-Cola Co., Tax Lines, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, PFG - Principal Financial Group Inc., College Admissions Scandal.

Mar 14, 2019
03-13-19: The Stock Market And The Economy Are Telling Different Stories
46:59

At least one expert thinks that the S&P 500's price-earnings ratio is suggesting the market is ignoring economic reality.


Today's Stocks & Topics: OAK - Oaktree Capital Group LLC Un, 401k Options, NOW – Service Now Inc., BKNG - Booking Holdings Inc., VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, MO - Altria Group Inc.

Mar 13, 2019
03-12-19: 10 Stocks Have Accounted For 25% Of The 10-Year Bull Market Return
46:36

The historic run is due in large part to stocks like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.


Today's Stocks & Topics: PAGS - PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Cl A, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Retail Sales, Gold & Oil Prices, Trading, VW Electric Cars, CVS - CVS Health Corp., FONR - Fonar Corp., BA - Boeing Co., Investing in the Market, YUM - Yum! Brands Inc., NKE - Nike Inc. Cl B.

Mar 12, 2019
03-11-19: One U.S. Senator Wants To Break Up the Big-Tech Companies-- Is This Possible Or Merely Political Theater?
46:42

The argument promoting break up claims that structural changes to the tech sector would promote more competition.


Today's Stocks & Topics: TNDM - Tandem Diabetes Care Inc., Sales Report, FCC & Mutual Funds, Robin Hood App, SKYY - First Trust Cloud Computing ETF, The Elliott Wave Principle, Treasury Direct-dot-Gov.

Mar 11, 2019
03-08-19: Opinion: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Is Smoke And Mirror Nonsense
47:19

The next battle for central-bank independence is already unfolding-- and this could potentially destabilize the entire global financial system.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Invest in Real Estate, The Stock Market, Credit Scores, How Old is Old?, What is a Good Life?, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Grant Deed, Resistance, The Dow Theory.

Mar 09, 2019
03-07-19: Lawmakers Have Introduced Legislation To Tax Financial Transactions
46:34

The plan would take a percentage on the sale of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Early Retirement, Beige Book, Preferred Stocks, PFF - iShares Preferred & Income Securities ETF, PGX - Invesco Preferred ETF, WPM - Wheaton Precious Metals Corp., Rate of Return, New Investor, Robin Hood App, REITs, WAB – Wabtec.

Mar 08, 2019
03-06-19: U.S. Treasury: Stock and Bond Markets Represent the Biggest Threat to Financial Stability
50:16

The Treasury's Office of Financial Research claims interest-rate uncertainty, and rising costs, are driving market risks higher.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Business Development Corporations, S&P 500, Facebook, Tech Companies, Tax Laws, Rate of Return, Tactical Trading, 401k, Roth I-R-A, Bonds, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Put Options, 12 Month Cycle, PEG Ratio, Trailing Stop, Dollar Cost Average, Blank Check Companies.

Mar 07, 2019
03-05-19: What We Have Learned About Investing Since The Stock Market Bottom Of 2009
46:38

It has been 10 years since the market bottomed in March 2009 and it has been a profitable period for the bulls-- but not the bears.


Today's Stocks & Topics: NWL - Newell Brands Inc., ISM - Manufacturing Index, New Home Sales, US-China Trade Deal, TAK - Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. ADR, Pullback, Caps, SFSNX - Schwab Fundamental US Small Company Index Fund, SWSSX - Schwab Small-Cap Index Fund, ETFs, GPS - Gap Inc., Young Business Woman.

Mar 06, 2019
03-04-19: Ride-Sharing Operator Lyft Lost $911 million In 2018, But Expects An IPO Value Of At Least $20 Billion
46:37

Lyft sees revenue outpacing losses, and it is likely to be among the first of a hefty class of 2019 initial public offerings.


Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Plan, Tesla Saga, Earnings, Bonds, Cash, TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Cryptocurrency.

Mar 05, 2019
03-01-19: Warren Buffett Says Bitcoin Is A 'Delusion' And 'Attracts Charlatans'
48:11

The billionaire investor sees "no unique value" in the world's largest cryptocurrency, and called it, "probably rat poison squared".


Today's Stocks & Topics: SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Buy the Book, Invest or Pay Off Your Mortgage, 401k Fees, Company's Debt, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Economy Numbers, COR - CoreSite Realty Corp., Volatility.

Mar 02, 2019
02-28-19: The Current Housing Bubble Could Take 2 Paths-- One Is Far More Unpleasant
46:42

By dropping interest rates to near-zero and purchasing mortgage-backed securities, the Federal Reserve did not allow the 2008 bubble to 'run its course'.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Double Bottom, FDX - FedEx Corp., GDP Numbers, Volatility Is Your Friend, Stocks Gapping Up and Down, IYT - iShares Transportation Average ETF, MO - Altria Group Inc., DHX - DHI Group Inc., PCG - PG&E Corp., PG&C Bankruptcy.

Mar 01, 2019
02-27-19: Opinion: The S&P 500's More Than 18 Percent Rally Since Christmas Is 'Hard To Explain'
46:19

After the worst December since the Great Depression, the S&P 500 enjoyed its best January in more than 30 years.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, CAG - Conagra Brands Inc., Tesla's Main Competitors, Countries With Most Billionaires, Companies With Delinquent Debts, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Cryptocurrencies, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, MYL - Mylan N.V., PCG - PG&E Corp., KHC - Kraft Heinz Co.

Feb 28, 2019
02-26-19: Gene-Therapy Stocks Surge On Speculation Of Renewed M&A Potential
24:48

Shares of gene-therapy companies surged Monday, boosted by the news of Roche Holding AG’s acquisition of Spark Therapeutics Inc.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Banks Investing, GFF - Griffon Corp., XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, Buying Dips, PXD - Pioneer Natural Resources Co., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Mutual Funds, ARCC - Ares Capital Corp., Home Price Growth.

Feb 27, 2019
02-25-19: Google Is Reportedly Planning To Launch A 'Netflix For Games'
46:48

If true, this move could turn the $140 billion game industry on its head.


Today's Stocks & Topics: FDX - FedEx Corp., Markets Make Everyone Feel Stupid at Some Point, Options, Charts Indicators, CTL – Century Link Inc., VPGDX - Vanguard Managed Payout Fund Investor, ALB - Albemarle Corp., KMX - CarMax Inc., Pharmaceuticals Industry.

Feb 26, 2019
02-22-19: Are Markets Overestimating the Risk of Recession in the U.S.?
46:48

Many experts have scaled down 2019 growth estimates to 2%-- and this cannot be considered recessionary.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Risk Tolerance, Retirement, Foreign Markets In 2018, ECRI Weekly Leading Index, Bankruptcy Courts, New Investor, Diversification, Emerging Markets, Preferred Stocks, Retirement Needs, Technical Analysis, Stock Evaluation.

Feb 23, 2019
02-21-19: The $22 Trillion U.S. National Debt Is Huge-- Here's What It Really Means
31:33

What matters is the debt-to-GDP level, which is not in the danger zone now but threatens to get there before long.


Today's Stocks & Topics: JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, PCG - PG&E Corp., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, 401k, Funds Management, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co.

Feb 22, 2019
02-20-19: Opinion: Buying Netflix Would Have Been a Costly Mistake for Apple
47:02

Apple needs to tackle the issue of slowing iPhone sales, and doubling its services sector revenues may not do the trick.


Today's Stocks & Topics: WDC - Western Digital Corp., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Financial Freedom, Corporate Debt, GT - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., LTC - LTC Properties Inc., FXF - Invesco Currency Shares Swiss Franc Trust, Reasons to Invest in Stocks.

Feb 21, 2019
02-19-19: Drug Giants Can Save America Billions-- But Will They?
47:00

Heart drugs, and other preventative medicines, are keeping down Medicare costs-- but pharma's pricing may hold back advances.


Today's Stocks & Topics: ORCL - Oracle Corp., Covered Calls, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, Five Reasons To Always Own Stocks, Economic Numbers, Retail Sales, Interest Rates, AZO - AutoZone Inc., ORLY - O'Reilly Automotive Inc., Short Squeeze, Mortgages, ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A.

Feb 20, 2019
02-18-19: UPS CEO: U.S. Economy Is Not Slowing Down
47:03

America is showing resilience despite headwinds around the globe-- including contraction in China.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing for Beginners, What is an Index?, Nvidia's Earnings, Umbrella Insurance, Options, 401k, How Not to Run Out of Money, Retirement, Financial Advisors, Insider Trading.

Feb 18, 2019
02-15-19: Retail Sales Plunged 1.2 percent in December
47:15

The drop raises new concerns about the consumer, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the economy.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Covered Call, Foreign Markets, The Dollar, Charlie Munger, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., COUP - Coupa Software Inc., Foreclosure, SOGO - Sogou Inc. ADR, MET - MetLife Inc.

Feb 16, 2019
02-14-19: Why A Stock-Market Rally Has Taken Hold On Wall Street In February
46:26

Market technicians use moving averages to help gauge bullish and bearish long-term and short-term momentum in an asset.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, Warren Buffett, Why You Should Bet On America, XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, KO - Coca-Cola Co., MU - Micron Technology Inc., IPOs, AAL - American Airlines Group Inc.

Feb 15, 2019
02-13-19: Professional Investors Took Their Highest Cash Positions In 10 Years During January
46:50

About 55 percent of fund managers have indicated worry about global growth and say they are pessimistic about the economy and inflation.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Candlestick Chart, iShares, HNNA - Hennessy Advisors Inc., National Debt, Why You Should Bet On America, BILI - Bilibili Inc. ADR, ON - ON Semiconductor Corp., TX - TERNIUM S.A. ADR.

Feb 14, 2019
02-12-19: The One Thing Most Likely To Cause Your Financial Ruin
46:58

More than two in three bankruptcies are caused by medical problems-- even for people with health insurance.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Price Range, Stock Market May Be In For A Rude Awakening As Earnings Growth Hits A Wall, AQN - Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., Investing, GRUB - GrubHub Inc., Valuation Reserve, PEGI - Pattern Energy Group Inc., S&P 500.

Feb 13, 2019
02-11-19: Are the Near Monopolistic Practices of Big Tech Companies Destructive to Capitalism?
46:54

Monopolies limit competition and lead to abuses of power and there is evidence that the capabilities of the tech industry have outpaced those of U.S. policy makers.


Today's Stocks & Topics: MTCH - Match Group Inc., BAC - Bank of America Corp., APHA - Aphria Inc., ATVI - Activision Blizzard Inc., Book Value, 5G, Smart Income Strategies, Robo-Advisors, ORCL - Oracle Corp., Investing Tools.

Feb 12, 2019
02-08-19: The Right Way To Tap Your Home Equity For Cash
46:13

Home equity line-of-credit loans may look like "found money", but tax law changes and rising interest rates reduce their appeal.


Today's Stocks & Topics: HYI - Western Asset High Yield Defined Opportunity Fund Inc., Keep Buying the Dips, Global Economy, San Francisco Fed, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., 5G Industry, ETFC - E*TRADE Financial Corp., Safe Investment, AAPL - Apple Inc., California Income Funds.

Feb 09, 2019
02-07-19: Unlike Amazon, Alphabet Doesn’t Get A Pass On Spending, So Does That Make It A Better Investment?
46:43

The prevailing wisdom is that Amazon will do better than Alphabet in the long term-- but to some, Amazon poses a greater risk.


Today's Stocks & Topics: HRB - H&R Block Inc., Mortgage Rates, The Problem with the FIRE Movement, Tesla's New Roadster, GSK – Glaxo Smith Kline PLC ADR, COF - Capital One Financial Corp., Emerging Markets, VMMSX - Vanguard Emerging Markets Select Stock Investor, PCK - PIMCO California Municipal Income Fund II, RTN - Raytheon Co., Understanding Economic Fundamentals, ETFC - E*TRADE Financial Corp., CATS - Catasys Inc.

Feb 08, 2019
02-06-19: Proposed Legislation Would Limit Stock Buybacks-- And It Could Be Bad For The Markets
46:34

The trillions spent on share repurchases since the current bull market began have kept a floor under Wall Street during tough times.


Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Seniors Are to Blame for Housing Shortage, Disney vs. Netflix, Tesla Model 3, Exchange-Traded Fund, Mutual Funds, MAC - Macerich Co., Preferred Stocks, HSA: Health Savings Account, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Roth I-R-A.

Feb 07, 2019
02-05-19: Opinion: Apple Buyout Targets Could Include Netflix and Sonos
46:43

Shares of Apple have lost nearly 30 percent from an October record-high, and investors are likely looking for the company to make strategic acquisitions.


Today's Stocks & Topics: I-R-A vs. Brokerage Account, Enough Retirement Savings?, The State of the Union Message, T - AT&T Inc., SHMP – Natural Shrimp Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., Back-End-Ratio, KEM - Kemet Corp., Charting Tools, Earnings Per Share, The Federal Reserve, TJX - TJX Cos.

Feb 06, 2019
02-04-19: Opinion: Whole Foods Isn’t Priming Amazon’s Pump
47:33

Amazon expected that its acquisition of Whole Foods Market would grow its retail business, but after the first year-- results are less than anticipated.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Options Trading, Infrastructure Spending, First Quarter Profits, Accounts Consolidation, BTI - British American Tobacco PLC ADR, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., BLK - BlackRock Inc., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., GE - General Electric Co., HRB - H&R Block Inc.

Feb 05, 2019
02-01-19: An Estimated 17 million People May Miss Work On Monday After the Super Bowl
47:03

Surveys suggest these planned "sick outs" could cost employers up to $4.4 billion in lost productivity.


Today's Stocks & Topics: SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., U.S. Jobs Report, VLO - Valero Energy Corp., DG - Dollar General Corp., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., TGT - Target Corp., WMT - Walmart Inc., VYM - Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF, Average 401k Balance.

Feb 02, 2019
01-31-19: Pending Home Sales Drop in December Despite Much Lower Interest Rates
46:07

In December, "house hunters" signed about 2 percent fewer contracts for existing homes, and realtors blame stock market volatility and weak affordability.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Target Date Funds, BBY - Best Buy Co. Inc., GRUB - GrubHub Inc., Mutual Funds or ETFs, Online Brokerage, Economy of Europe, UNFI - United Natural Foods Inc., 401k, Gold, TSLA - Tesla Inc.

Feb 01, 2019
01-30-19: Amazon Plans To Launch A New Middle East Marketplace
46:06

01-30-19: Amazon Plans To Launch A New Middle East Marketplace

The move will bring a unified brand and 'back-end system' for Amazon, while helping more U.S.-based sellers expand in the region.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Emerging Markets, T - AT&T Inc., NVAX - Novavax Inc., ORNYX - Oppenheimer Rochester High Yield Municipal Fund, PAGS - PagSeguro Digital Ltd. Cl A, IIPR - Innovative Industrial Properties Inc., Foxconn Technology Co Ltd, RIG - Transocean Ltd., AOS - A.O. Smith Corp., CapEx: Capital Expenditure.

Jan 31, 2019
01-29-19: Investors Remain On Edge Even After Big January Comeback
45:53

Was the market's fourth quarter volatility a passing scare, a reaction to a possible Fed mistake, or the real thing?


Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Books, Beware of the IRS, Global Trade, Home Prices, AAPL - Apple Inc., GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., FNMA - Fannie Mae, IDE - Voya Infrastructure, Industrials & Materials Fund, QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I, XLK - Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, VIV - Telefonica Brasil S.A. ADR.

Jan 30, 2019
01-28-19: UPS CEO: U.S. Economy Is Not Slowing Down
46:27

America is showing resilience despite headwinds around the globe-- including contraction in China.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing for Beginners, What is an Index?, Nvidia's Earnings, Umbrella Insurance, UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc., FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., DE - Deere & Co., Options.

Jan 29, 2019
01-25-19: YouTube Is Betting Against Big Cable With A Nationwide Expansion
46:30

The "YouTube TV" product will soon cover 98 percent of US households.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Pension Plans, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Artificial Intelligent, Economic Reports, MO - Altria Group Inc., ADNT - Adient PLC, ADNT - Adient PLC, JCI - Johnson Controls International PLC, AIF - Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc., Re-balance, C - Citigroup Inc., TDC - Teradata Corp.

Jan 26, 2019
01-24-19: China Expected To Overtake The U.S. As World's No. 1 Retail Market In 2019
47:25

Rising incomes have catapulted millions into China's new middle class, and it is already the world’s leader in e-commerce sales.


Today's Stocks & Topics: CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Credit Cycle, Junk Bond Market, New Investor, PCG - PG&E Corp., STWD - Starwood Property Trust Inc., CAG - Conagra Brands Inc., NPSNY - Naspers Ltd. ADR.

Jan 25, 2019
01-23-19: Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Issues Dire Warning On Global Economy
46:27

A sobering letter cautions investors about the economic impact of global tension, rising debt, and the pervasive political divide.

Today's Stocks & Topics: SYF - Synchrony Financial, Americans Too Confident About Retirement Planning, Government Shutdown & The Economy, Trade Fees, CXW - CoreCivic Inc., EIX - Edison International, ILMN - Illumina Inc., KLAC - KLA-Tencor Corp., Semiconductor Industry.

Jan 24, 2019
01-22-19: Are Tech Companies Ready To Respond To Wall Street’s Doubts?
46:29

After the tech stock bloodletting, financial analysts expect mixed results this quarter.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Master Limited Partnership, China's Growth Rate, MNST - Monster Beverage Corp., JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Valuation Reserve, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp. CXW - CoreCivic Inc., Mutual Funds, MGM - MGM Resorts International, Home Sales.

Jan 23, 2019
01-21-19: Are Markets Overestimating the Risk of Recession in the U.S.?
46:48

Many experts have scaled down 2019 growth estimates to 2%-- and this cannot be considered recessionary.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Risk Tolerance, Retirement, Foreign Markets In 2018, ECRI Weekly Leading Index, Bankruptcy Courts, New Investor, Diversification, Emerging Markets, Preferred Stocks, Retirement Needs, Technical Analysis, Stock Evaluation.

Jan 21, 2019
01-18-19: The Worst Things You Can Say When Shopping For A Car
46:42

Sales agents are trained to evaluate potential customers, and what you reveal could harm you at the bargaining table.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Share vs. Position, China Trade, Consumer Sentiment, IAG - IAMGOLD Corp., Shorting Canadian Banks, ACCO - ACCO Brands Corp., PCG - PG&E Corp., AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., D - Dominion Energy Inc., SO - Southern Co., UWN - Nevada Gold & Casinos Ltd.

Jan 19, 2019
01-17-19: Opinion: Great Things Are Expected For (Most) 'FAANG' Stocks In 2019
47:12

The recent price declines, and expected growth ahead, might create big opportunities.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Streaming Wars, AGN - Allergan PLC, A Theme for Investing, Housing Market, The Government Shutdown, Roth I-R-A, VTABX - Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund Admiral, VWILX - Vanguard International Growth Fund Admiral, Monetary Policies, PCG - PG&E Corp., USL - United States 12 Month Oil Fund LP, Index Funds, BE - Bloom Energy Corp.

Jan 18, 2019
01-16-19: Opinion: Markets Will Be Directed by the Dollar and China
47:34

Things are likely to get worse before they get better, but the greenback and the Asian nation’s economy are good leading indicators.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Dogs of the Dow, DOD - ELEMENTS ETN-Dow Jones High Yield Select 10 Total Return Index, WDC - Western Digital Corp., STX - Seagate Technology PLC, DOG - ProShares Short Dow30, IONS - Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc., Market Returns, SKYY - First Trust Cloud Computing ETF, SNP 500 Earnings.

Jan 17, 2019
01-15-19: 5 Money Mistakes That Keep You From Getting Rich
46:40

Anyone can suffer from financial and investing errors, yet there are a few money blunders that the ‘super-rich’ generally don’t make.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stocks & Taxes, Mortgage Lending, Next Year Earnings, Inflation Rate, Producer Price Index (PPI), FMS - Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ADR, MAXR - Maxar Technologies Inc., Dividends, VXX - Barclays Bank PLC iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, SLB - Schlumberger Ltd., CAG - Conagra Brands Inc., GE - General Electric Co., F - Ford Motor Co.

Jan 16, 2019
01-14-19: Opinion: Some Technical Signals In The Stock Market Are As Extreme As During The Financial Crisis
46:38

Big market corrections often see the failure of an initially strong counter-rally, and then produce a retest with new lows.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Brexit, China Trade, PCG - PG&E Corp., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., MKL - Markel Corp.

Jan 15, 2019
01-10-19: Weakest Treasuries Demand Since 2008-- A Bond-Market Warning?
46:06

To some Wall Street observers, the drop in bid-to-cover ratios is merely a mathematical necessity rather than a cause for alarm.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Universal Life, Is This Rally Sustainable?, DPZ - Domino's Pizza Inc., What Self-Made Millionaires Have In Common?, The National Debt, Online Brokers For Stock Trading, BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, Junk Bond Market, AMRN - Amarin Corp. PLC ADR., WVVI - Willamette Valley Vineyards Inc.

Jan 11, 2019
01-09-19: How Amazon Became The World’s Most Valuable Public Company
46:17

Cloud data services, technological innovation, and dominance of e-commerce are three areas that excite Amazon investors.
Today's Stocks & Topics: SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., Attractive Cheap Stocks, Invest in a Roth I-R-A Now, LRCX - Lam Research Corp., Stock Information, Investing in Professional Sports Teams, PCG Book Value, APLE - Apple Hospitality REIT Inc., BT - BT Group PLC ADR, Sectors, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc.

Jan 10, 2019
01-08-19: Opinion: Why The Housing And Mortgage Crisis Is Far From Over
46:49

The delinquency rate for major metro areas that suffered a significant housing collapse is almost certainly much higher than widely believed.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Caps, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Five Days of January Indicators, Investors Ugly Truth, Why 2019 Could Be A Good Year, CVS - CVS Health Corp., Portfolio, HMC - Honda Motor Co. Ltd. ADR, Market Performance, HBAN - Huntington Bancshares Inc., Market Correction.

Jan 09, 2019
01-07-19: Are Markets Overestimating the Risk of Recession in the U.S.?
46:42

Many experts have scaled down 2019 growth estimates to 2%-- and this cannot be considered recessionary.
Today's Stocks & Topics: STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Risk Tolerance, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., Retirement, TJX - TJX Cos., Foreign Markets In 2018.

Jan 08, 2019
01-04-19: Manufacturing Activity Survey Shows Biggest Drop Since 2008--Bad Economic Sign?
46:17

The last time the ISM index fell more steeply was at the height of the U.S. financial crisis.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Sectors & Interest Rates, CVX - Chevron Corp., Jobs Report, Options, XLV - Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, Quan Funds, CELG - Celgene Corp., CAT - Caterpillar Inc., KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Financial Planning for the New Year.

Jan 05, 2019
01-03-19: U.S. Trade Rep. Thinks More Tariffs Could Be Needed To Get Meaningful China Concessions
46:25

America has been trying to get China to agree to trade terms that are fair to both countries.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Inflation, C - Citigroup Inc., XBI - SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, Auto Insurance, BMO - Bank of Montreal, BNS - Bank of Nova Scotia, 401k, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.

Jan 04, 2019
01-02-19: Opinion: The Federal Reserve Is Losing Its Ability To Control Interest Rates
46:23

The Fed may be risking a 'money supply explosion' by concurrently raising interest rates and reducing bonds on its balance sheet.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Account Re-balance, Best Performing Sector Last Year, Manufacturing Sector, TVTY - Tivity Health Inc., Stock Evaluation, AAPL - Apple Inc.

Jan 03, 2019
01-01-19: Opinion: With Economy Fears Exaggerated, the Stock Market Is Overreacting
47:32

One expert predicts the U.S. economy will gradually slow in 2019, but GDP growth will not drop below 2%.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Traditional PFP Rollover, Oil, Stress, American Association of Retired People, Pro-Funds, Redemption Fees, 401k, I-R-As, Buy & Rebalance, Life Insurance, Trading.

Jan 01, 2019
12-31-18: 4 Things to Know About the Future of American Energy
45:37

Surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, the United States is now the world's largest energy producer.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Jobs Report, IMF President, Uber & Lyft IPO, Limited Partnership, Buying Foreclosures, Retirement, Retirement Contributions, Roth I-R-A, Investing.

Dec 31, 2018
12-28-18: Talk of Trade War Has Brought an Unexpected Bonus: More Trade
46:28

West Coast ports are busy as retailers push to beat tariffs, but concerns are that trade will slow once the rush ends.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Student Loan Debts, Bear Trap, Earnings Report, What to Buy and Not to Buy After Christmas, LNG - Cheniere Energy Inc., LNG - Cheniere Energy Inc., Bonds & Interest Rates, NVAX - Novavax Inc., TGT - Target Corp., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Earnings.

Dec 29, 2018
12-27-18: Opinion: China Is Counting On Its Trade Surplus In Its Battle For Supremacy
46:34

China’s bilateral trade surplus is at the epicenter of its efforts to achieve parity or surpass the United States as the pre-eminent global superpower.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., NGG - National Grid PLC ADR, SIVR - Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF, SO - Southern Co., Capital Gains & Losses, Investing, RDFN - Redfin Corp., The Wash Rule, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, 401k, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co.

Dec 28, 2018
12-26-18: Is The Biggest Threat To The Stock Market In 2019 A 'Profit Slowdown'?
45:50

Notwithstanding Fed interest-rate anxiety and a potential trade war, Wall Street analysts are already slashing their earnings growth estimates.
Today's Stocks & Topics: NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., The Dow, Retail Sales, Early Retirement, BX - Blackstone Group L.P., The Wash-Sale Rule, CVS - CVS Health Corp., New Investor, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., SPHS - Sophiris Bio Inc.

Dec 27, 2018
12-25-18: How HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) Offer A Triple Tax Benefit
45:38

An HSA might make sense for you--especially if you are a high-income earner.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds, Goldman Sacks, Credit Card Debt, Yield Curve, Regulation Fees, HSAs, Undateable, 401K and Mortgage, Personal Finance, 529 Plan, Stock Evaluation, Pullback, Short Ratio, Mortgage, 401k.

Dec 25, 2018
12-24-18: The 4 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Home-buyers Make
46:24

A difficult, confusing, and expensive process can be more beneficial if you begin with bargaining power.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Smart Phone Recession, Bitcoin, Options, Put Options, Stock Value, Bond Funds vs. Individual Bonds, Level 2 Stocks, Mutual Funds, Life Insurance, Stock Market vs. Real Estate.

Dec 24, 2018
12-21-18: What The Fed’s Rate Hike Will Mean For America’s Wavering Housing Market
46:33

As millions of Americans continue to wait on the sidelines, the country’s housing market may have hit its peak.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Biting the Bullet, Dividend Yield, Growth and Operating Earnings for 2019, Stock Market Retreats and Recoveries, VGR - Vector Group Ltd., Interest Rates, LB - L Brands Inc.

Dec 22, 2018
12-20-18:Dow Jones Industrial Average On Track For Its Worst December Since 1931
46:38

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has weighed and measured the recent destruction and he thinks there’s a simple reason.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Books, Housing Market, Stock Losers to Buy Today, Money Back from Offshore, The Stock Market, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., Managed Futures, T - AT&T Inc., Trading, The Wash Rule, Benefit Pension Plan, 401k & Taxes, Target Date Fund.

Dec 21, 2018
12-19-18: 5 Countries Now Suffering in Bear Markets, Is the U.S. Next?
45:49

In an interconnected global economic and financial system, there is a fear that bear markets overseas could eventually infect U.S. markets and securities.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, Home Sales, The Dow, GOV - Government Properties Income Trust, F - Ford Motor Co., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., The Stock Market, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Penny Stocks, Facebook's Troubles.

Dec 20, 2018
12-18-18: Apple Shares Could Fall Another 10 Percent Before Stabilizing, Technician Says
45:16

Tracking for its fourth straight month in the red, Apple has lost nearly one-third of its value since October 2018 highs.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Inherited I-R-A, BTI - British American Tobacco PLC ADR, BTG - B2Gold Corp., Bond Funds, VGR - Vector Group Ltd., Bonds vs. Treasury Bonds, Robin Hood App.

Dec 19, 2018
12-17-18: How Well Do You Understand Your 401(k) Plan?
46:29

Social Security likely won’t pay enough to cover your retirement expenses, so a well-managed 401(k) should be on your to do list.
Today's Stocks & Topics: URI - United Rentals Inc., PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Interest Rates, The Robin Hood App, Housing Market, TVIX – Velocity Shares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, I-R-A & Taxes, UNH – United Health Group Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc.

Dec 18, 2018
12-14-18: Why Microsoft Is Fighting To Stop A Coming 'Cyber World War'
47:19

Powerful software tools created for societal benefit have been turned into weapons by various nation states.
Today's Stocks & Topics: T - AT&T Inc., China, Robin Hood App, MO - Altria Group Inc., U-Shaped Recovery, AAPL - Apple Inc., VSEC - VSE Corp., Direct Purchase, PALL - Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF, BP - BP PLC ADR, SNX - SYNNEX Corp.

Dec 15, 2018
12-13-18: Uber and Lyft Have Filed for IPO
47:13

Can these two money-losing businesses withstand wider investor scrutiny?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, ETFs, Ten Year Yield, Interest Rates, F Fund: Fixed Income Index Investment Fund, Auto Insurance, Market Sell-Off?, ORC - Orchid Island Capital Inc., GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Recession in 2019?, Inflation, WMB - Williams Cos., LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp., Number 1 Christmas Wish for a Teenagers.

Dec 14, 2018
12-12-18: Former Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Warns of Another Potential Financial Crisis
47:22

Leveraged loans and an agenda of unfinished regulation are her big concerns.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, S&P 500, Farm Bill, Inflation, FLOT - iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF, Bond Funds, MS - Morgan Stanley, Portfolio Management, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., Shorting, QSR - Restaurant Brands International Inc., MSFT - Microsoft Corp., VEEV - Veeva Systems Inc. Cl A.

Dec 13, 2018
12-11-18: Opinion: With Economy Fears Exaggerated, the Stock Market Is Overreacting
47:15

One expert predicts the U.S. economy will gradually slow in 2019, but GDP growth will not drop below 2%.
One expert predicts the U.S. economy will gradually slow in 2019, but GDP growth will not drop below 2%.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Traditional PFP Rollover, GE - General Electric Co., BHF - Brighthouse Financial Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., Oil, TSLA - Tesla Inc., Stress, CMP - Compass Minerals International Inc., American Association of Retired People.

Dec 12, 2018
12-10-18: 4 Things to Know About the Future of American Energy
46:24

Surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, the United States is now the world's largest energy producer.
Today's Stocks & Topics: KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., QQQ - Invesco QQQ Trust Series I, Jobs Report, IMF President, Uber & Lyft, AAPL - Apple Inc., HAIN - Hain Celestial Group Inc., Limited Partnership, GE Capital, PFG - Principal Financial Group Inc., PCG - PG&E Corp.

Dec 11, 2018
12-07-18: Behind the 'Debt Binge' That Now Threatens Markets
46:51

There are 69 companies that have boosted their debt levels by 50 percent or more in the past five years.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dollar Cost Averaging, Gift Cards, Where to Invest, Muni-Bonds, NAC - Nuveen California Quality Municipal Income Fund, Jobs Report, 401k & Recession, CELG - Celgene Corp., Stock Market Scams.

Dec 08, 2018
12-06-18: U.S. Adds 179,000 Private-Sector Jobs in November: ADP
47:30

Stats from payroll processor ADP reveal employment stayed strong in November--in line with forecasts.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Rollover, Goldman Sachs, KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., Jobs Report, MU - Micron Technology Inc., PCG - PG&E Corp., Yield Curve.

Dec 07, 2018
12-05-18: U.S. Treasury: Stock and Bond Markets Represent the Biggest Threat to Financial Stability
47:19

The Treasury's Office of Financial Research claims interest-rate uncertainty, and rising costs, are driving market risks higher.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Business Development Corporations, S&P 500, Facebook, Tech Companies, Tax Laws, Rate of Return, Tactical Trading, 401K, Roth I-R-A, Bonds, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, Put Options, 12 Month Cycle, PEG Ratio, Trailing Stop, Dollar Cost Average, Blank Check Companies.

Dec 05, 2018
12-04-18: How HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) Offer A Triple Tax Benefit
46:41

An HSA might make sense for you--especially if you are a high-income earner.
Today's Stocks & Topics: EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF, Bonds, Goldman Sacks, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, Credit Card Debt, Yield Curve, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, SWKXX - Schwab California Municipal Money Fund Investor, Regulation Fees, HSAs, TTWO - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, LEA - Lear Corp.

Dec 05, 2018
12-03-18: The 4 Biggest Mistakes First-Time Home-buyers Make
47:23

A difficult, confusing, and expensive process can be more beneficial if you begin with bargaining power.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ORCL - Oracle Corp., HBI - Hanesbrands Inc., Smart Phone Recession, Bitcoin, WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Cl A, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., MCD - McDonald's Corp., Options, Put Options.

Dec 04, 2018
11-30-18: Fed Chairman Powell, in an Apparent Dovish Shift, Says Rates Are 'Near Neutral'
46:52

Investors experienced a strong dose of optimism on hearing that the central bank's rate policy 'tightening cycle' may be eased.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Shorting, DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, Stck Leadership, Data Bridge, Gold, GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., I-R-A, CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Airlines, AAPL - Apple Inc., PLNT - Planet Fitness Inc. Cl A. Beneficiaries.

Dec 01, 2018
11-29-18: Trade Face-Off: What Trump and Xi Want From Their G-20 Summit Talks
46:52

The American and Chinese leaders will bring differing agendas to their expected meeting.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, ADRs, Five Retailer Tricks to Avoid, Over-parenting in America, Economy Statistics, Stock Evaluation, Mortgage, HD - Home Depot Inc., October Crash?, DLTR - Dollar Tree Inc., Roth I-R-A, AAPL - Apple Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., RHT - Red Hat Inc.

Nov 30, 2018
11-28-18: GM Plans More Than 14,000 Job Cuts and 5 Factory Closings in U.S.
46:49

To prepare for a future of electric and self-driving vehicles, General Motors will make a sweeping realignment.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, DBA - Invesco DB Agriculture Fund, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Long Term Healthcare Insurance, Retirement, Financial Stability Report, GDP, GM - General Motors Co., CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.

Nov 29, 2018
11-27-18: What Is The Difference Between Risk Tolerance And Risk Capacity?
47:29

The problem many investors face is that their risk tolerance and risk capacity are not the same.


Today's Stocks & Topics: Brokered Certificate of Deposit, NGG - National Grid PLC ADR, When is a Good Time to Buy Stocks, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., EXG - Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund, LYB – Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. Cl A, BFAM - Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., HESM - Hess Midstream Partners LP, PBI - Pitney Bowes Inc.

Nov 28, 2018
11-26-18: Does Apple Have a Monopoly on iPhone App Sales?
47:17

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case of anti-trust violation where the plaintiff claims damage from inflated prices.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, Mistakes You're Probably Making When You Shop on Amazon, Bitcoin, Trade Wars, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Mortgage, New Investor, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., DOV - Dover Corp., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Nov 27, 2018
11-23-18: Seven Jobs You Can Do From Home To Make More Than $75,000
47:28

For some skill sets, remote workers can earn a greater salary than in-office employees.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Voting Rights, Oil, Emails Scams, Potential Government Shutdown, Best Sectors to Invest, First Time Investor, Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds, 529 Plan, I-R-A, Annuities, Retirement.

Nov 23, 2018
11-22-18: How Lifestyle Creep Can Ruin Your Future
46:25

The phenomenon of spending more money, once you begin to make more money, can have short or long-term financial consequences.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Volatility Index, The Federal Reserve, Mortgage Rates, Government Shutdown, Private Equity, Roth I-R-A, International Markets, Young Investor, Closed-End Bond Funds, I-R-As, Ethical Investments, Stock Evaluation, Mutual Funds, Investments.

Nov 22, 2018
11-21-18: U.S. Treasury: Stock and Bond Markets Represent the Biggest Threat to Financial Stability
47:02

The Treasury's Office of Financial Research claims interest-rate uncertainty, and rising costs, are driving market risks higher.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Business Development Corporations, S&P 500, Facebook, Tech Companies, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., T - AT&T Inc., ENB - Enbridge Inc., Tax Laws, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Rate of Return, Tactical Trading, 401k, Roth I-R-A, EWZ - iShares MSCI Brazil ETF.

Nov 22, 2018
11-20-18: Medical Expenses Are Pushing More Baby Boomers Into Poverty
47:04

By 2030, retirees will be spending more than 50% of their social security income on health care.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Individual Bonds for GE Capital, World Economy, Market Crashes, 401k, SNX - SYNNEX Corp., MNKD - MannKind Corp., Tech Stocks, EVBLX - Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Fund A, BDCS - UBS AG E-TRACS Linked to Wells Fargo Business Dev. Co. Index 2041.

Nov 21, 2018
11-19-18: Systematically Reduce Your Debt Obligations
46:40

Determine your strategy for debt repayment when dealing with more than just a single balance or loan.

Today's Stocks & Topics: DBA - Invesco DB Agriculture Fund, Tech Sector, Junk Bonds, 401k, Where to Invest?, BXG - Bluegreen Vacations Corp., CPB - Campbell Soup Co., NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., ASML - ASML Holding N.V., T - AT&T Inc., SPYD - SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF.

Nov 20, 2018
11-16-18: Pros and Cons of a Health Savings Account
47:06

A Health Savings Account (HSA) is like a personal savings account, but the money can only be used for qualified healthcare expenses.

Today's Stocks & Topics: AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., 401k, Household Debt, Interest Rates, 3 out of 10 Families Are Financially Healthy, Rate Hikes, SNH - Senior Housing Properties Trust, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., EIX - Edison International, KEY – KeyCorp., NTR - Nutrien Ltd.

Nov 17, 2018
11-15-18: Hedge Funds Are On Pace For The Worst Annual Year Since Lehman Brothers Went Bankrupt
47:06

Financial market volatility spiked in October as global equity markets experienced a violent reversal.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BBL - BHP Billiton PLC ADR, RIBT - RiceBran Technologies, Death Cross, Warren Buffet, Learning New Skills, Earnings Predictions, EYLD - Cambria Emerging Shareholder Yield ETF, After Hours Trading, SUP - Superior Industries International Inc., Interest rates & Utilities, Running Yield, F - Ford Motor Co.

Nov 16, 2018
11-14-18: What The Midterm Election Results Mean For Trump's Tariff Battle With China
46:59

Both Republicans and Democrats are believed to support a tougher stance on Chinese trade and intellectual property practices.

Today's Stocks & Topics: CTSH - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. Inflation, China & the Recession, DWDP - DowDuPont Inc., PCG - PG&E Corp., GE - General Electric Co., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, BAC - Bank of America Corp., Asian Stock Market, PCG & Pensions, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc.

Nov 15, 2018
11-13-18: What Plunging Oil Prices May Be Indicating About The Stock Market And Global Economy
47:06

Oil prices are in a bear market, so should investors be worried?

Today's Stocks & Topics: SO - Southern Co., S&P 500, 401k, BTI - British American Tobacco PLC ADR, AAPL - Apple Inc., T - AT&T Inc.

Nov 14, 2018
11-12-18: Wholesale Inflation Surged In October At Fastest Pace In Six Years
47:32

However, other inflation measures have leveled off to around 2% and The Fed is watching.

Today's Stocks & Topics: PACW - PacWest Bancorp, Free College Education, FNSR - Finisar Corp., LB - L Brands Inc., SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, Sports Betting, TBT - ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury, Mutual Funds, Mortgage & Retirement.

Nov 13, 2018
11-09-18: Seven Jobs You Can Do From Home To Make More Than $75,000
47:06

For some skill sets, remote workers can earn a greater salary than in-office employees.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Voting Rights, GFF - Griffon Corp., Oil, Emails Scams, Potential Government Shutdown, GRPN - Groupon Inc., PCG - PG&E Corp., ALGN - Align Technology Inc., Best Sectors to Invest, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Nov 10, 2018
11-08-18: How Lifestyle Creep Can Ruin Your Future
44:27

The phenomenon of spending more money, once you begin to make more money, can have short or long-term financial consequences.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Volatility Index, YELP - Yelp Inc., SBH - Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., The Federal Reserve, TTD - Trade Desk Inc. Cl A, FUND - Sprott Focus Trust Inc., NFLX - Netflix Inc., Mortgage Rates.

Nov 09, 2018
11-07-18: Mortgage Applications Drop To 4-year Low As Interest Rates Hit 8-year High
47:11

A constrained housing supply has fueled the sharp increase of home prices and weakened affordability.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Exchange Traded Funds, CWH - Camping World Holdings Inc. Cl A, T - AT&T Inc., GDP Growth, Financial Education, STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, Trustees, ALGN - Align Technology Inc., GE - General Electric Co., V - VISA Inc. Cl A.

Nov 08, 2018
11-06-18: The 5 Health Benefit Enrollment Mistakes That Could Cost You In 2019
46:38

More than 9 out of 10 workers choose to roll over their plan selections, which may not be not be the best choice.

Today's Stocks & Topics: S&P Index Fund, The Stock Market & Today's Elections, WTW - Weight Watchers International Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Things That Are More Important Than Elections, Mark Mobius on USA-China Trade, Bond Returns & Elections, PKG - Packaging Corp. of America, REITs, CGC - Canopy Growth Corp.

Nov 07, 2018
11-05-18: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Repurchases More Than $900 Million of Stock
47:29

What does this mean for the market and investors that follow Buffett's Moves?

Today's Stocks & Topics: 50 Day Moving Average, Mortgage vs. Retirement, The 60/40 Portfolio Allocation, Buy or Lease a Car, PPC - Pilgrim's Pride Corp., GWW - W.W. Grainger Inc., Dividends, NEM - Newmont Mining Corp., SO - Southern Co.

Nov 06, 2018
11-02-18: One Bull Expert Predicts: Stocks To Surge 8 Percent To New Highs By Year-End
47:01

The recent pullback--while scary--has put some opportunity out front again.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, Bank Stocks, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Jobs Report, Baby Bonds, CLM - Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund Inc., IBM - International Business Machines Corp., Strong Labor Market & Older Workers, T - AT&T Inc., VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.

Nov 02, 2018
11-01-18: Wages And Salaries Jump By 3.1%, Highest Level In A Decade
46:48

Employment costs rose more than expected in the third quarter in a sign that more inflation could be brewing in the U.S. economy.

Today's Stocks & Topics: When's the Right Time to Invest?, Construction Productivity, Bargain Stocks, Families Financial Health, China & Other Countries Debts, PACB - Pacific Biosciences of California Inc., NSP - Insperity Inc., Earnings Per Share, TJX - TJX Cos.

Nov 01, 2018
10-31-18: Bitcoin Is ‘Anything but Useful’ Says Ex-Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen
46:10

In a speech, Yellen labeled Bitcoin a “highly speculative asset” and “not a stable source of value".

Today's Stocks & Topics: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., APU - AmeriGas Partners L.P., CBLK - Carbon Black Inc., Buying a Car, WRK - WestRock Co., IP - International Paper Co., Volatility Index, GCINX - Green Century MSCI International Index Fund Investor, Emergency Funds.

Oct 31, 2018
10-30-18: Economists: U.S. GDP ‘Impressive,’ But Investment Is A Weak Spot
47:16

Concerns include the sliding housing market, a ballooning trade deficit, and headwinds from Fed policies.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Utilities & REITs, Volatility, AFL - AFLAC Inc., Mortgages, IFN - India Fund Inc., The Stock Market, GCINX - Green Century MSCI International Index Fund Investor, Maximum Pessimism, Economy Roll-over.

Oct 30, 2018
10-29-18: Opinion: The Reason Why Value And Small-Cap Stocks Lag The Market
47:24

Lagging the market has always been an inherent part of their strategies and it’s important to develop realistic expectations.

Today's Stocks & Topics: October & The Stock Market, POL - PolyOne Corp., Cannabis Stocks, Having Trouble Saving?, How to Reduce Risk, IRM - Iron Mountain Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., WHR - Whirlpool Corp.

Oct 29, 2018
10-26-18: Apple Faces Challenge as New iPhones Lose Luster
46:57

The first U.S. corporation to reach a market value of $1 trillion may have to place greater reliance on its software and services businesses.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Suggestions, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), POR - Portland General Electric Co., No-Load Funds, ERX - Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3x Shares, VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF, Buying Bonds, SPXL - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares.

Oct 26, 2018
10-25-18: Danger Sign? -- Caterpillar Shares Are Down About 25 Percent Since Late January
46:39

The world's biggest equipment maker may be a victim of deepening U.S.-China trade tensions.

Today's Stocks & Topics: T - AT&T Inc., ACB - Aurora Cannabis Inc., YY - YY Inc. ADR, SEE - Sealed Air Corp., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Home Sales, MPC - Marathon Petroleum Corp., Swing Trading, Volatility, Treasury Bonds.

Oct 25, 2018
10-24-18: What You Should Do When Stocks Suffer A Large Drop
47:01

Responding to market volatility by selling stocks is hardly ever a good idea.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Shorting Interests, New Home Sales Plunge, Best and Worst Sectors, Gold, VCSH - Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, OLN - Olin Corp., Getting Into the Market, PBCT - People's United Financial Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, AAPL - Apple Inc.

Oct 24, 2018
10-23-18: Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Buy — Or Sell — A House
46:58

Before you spend what will be as much as a third of your income on a house, make sure you are spending dollars wisely.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MU - Micron Technology Inc., China Stock Market, Trump's Trade War, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., I-R-As and Dividends, CAT - Caterpillar Inc., Short Selling.

Oct 23, 2018
10-22-18: 3 Tips to Make the Most of Medicare Open Enrollment
46:55

Navigating the world of Medicare can be confusing, but making the right choices can save money.

Today's Stocks & Topics: OLN - Olin Corp., DLTR - Dollar Tree Inc., Home Sales, Trump's Tariffs and Ford, Small Caps and Value Stocks, PFE - Pfizer Inc., TRXC - TransEnterix Inc., SPOT - Spotify Technology S.A., CAT - Caterpillar Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc.

Oct 22, 2018
10-19-18: Explaining Annuities And Their Four Prime Areas Of Risk Mitigation
47:20

Depending on your financial situation, you could benefit from the protection offered by annuities.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Books for Beginners, CVS - CVS Health Corp., China, WHR - Whirlpool Corp., One Day Market Plunges, LYG - Lloyds Banking Group PLC ADR, Market Volatility, DAN - Dana Inc., Cash, Suze Orman: You Need $5 Million Or More To Retire Early.

Oct 19, 2018
10-18-18: Report: Uber Could Be Valued at $120 Billion in Possible IPO
47:32

Banks have advanced proposals for an initial public offering to value the ride-hailing company at almost double its recent valuation.

Today's Stocks & Topics: SH - ProShares Short S&P 50, Mortgage Rates, Analyst Who Predicted The 2008 Crash Warns Of Bubble Brewing In U.S. Household Wealth, Suze Orman, Financial Planner Fees, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Best Industries to Investment Right Now, Interest Rates, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co.

Oct 18, 2018
10-17-18: 7 Important Budgeting Tips for New Parents
45:59

Unexpected expenses can derail your savings-- or put you in debt.

Today's Stocks & Topics: How to Get Into the Market, Jobs That Won't Exist in Ten Years, Social Security Benefits, Hard To Sell Assets, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., Withdrawals and Taxes, HBI - Hanesbrands Inc., Return of Equity.

Oct 17, 2018
10-16-18: Can There Be A Downside To Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio?
45:11

Modern portfolio theory teaches the art of counterbalancing gains with losses, but this policy can be complicated.

Today's Stocks & Topics: SQ - Square Inc. Cl A, Falling S&P 500 Stocks, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, DIS - Walt Disney Co., Home Builders Sentiment, 401k Rebalancing, NUGT - Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares, TLT - iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, Global Economy.

Oct 16, 2018
10-15-18: 15 Million People A Year Use At Least One 'Small-Dollar' Credit Product
47:06

But now, 'on-demand payment' companies let workers decide when they’re paid-- without the outrageous interest charges.

Today's Stocks & Topics: PEY - Invesco High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers ETF, APPL – Apple Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., JPM - JPMorgan Chase & Co., Pension Plans, Research on an investment idea, Elon Musk says 'short-sellers' should be illegal.  What is the software that Steve and Justin use for research, filtering, and charting?  Answer: YCharts.

Oct 16, 2018
10-12-18: Apple Will Buy Part Of Supplier Dialog's Business In $600M Deal
47:30

A patent portfolio, offices in Europe, and the services of 300 engineers are being acquired by Apple.

Today's Stocks & Topics: ELF - e.l.f. Beauty Inc., IP - International Paper Co., TECD - Tech Data Corp., SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust; Life Insurance – which kind to purchase?, ETF strategies, Why are baseball teams not on the stock market?, YCharts research and data tools, Stop Limit Orders, Preferred Bonds, Market Correction Analysis: Steve-- “We may not be through.”, Wells Fargo to offer CMOs (Collateral Mortgage Obligations) Steve-- Could be problematic.

Oct 13, 2018
10-11-18: Report: Americans’ Data Is Worth Billions And You Might Soon Be Able To Get A Cut Of It
47:32

Startups have emerged to enable consumers to reclaim information about themselves.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings Momentum term review, Business Credit Scores, Buy Stocks Now—during the pullback, Stock Market Correction, Bond Market and Stock Market compete for dollars, Gold ETFs, Buy CD or Treasury for interest returns, XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, DKS - Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., BIP - Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., PRU - Prudential Financial Inc.

Oct 12, 2018
10-10-18: Report: Fed Chairman Powell Has Cost Stock-Market Investors $1.5 trillion In 2018
47:36

The S&P has suffered a repetitive decline following three rate-setting news conferences by the Fed leader.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Global Economy, Market Sell-Off, Social Security Benefits Increase Coming, General Market Volatility, Crude Oil Prices, LRCX – Lam Research Corp., Ycharts, AAL – American Airlines, BOX – Box Inc. CIA, TPH – Tri Pointe Group inc.

Oct 11, 2018
10-09-18: A 'Retiree Trap' Can Send Your Social Security Benefits to the IRS
47:01

Traditional retirement accounts are problematic, but you can plan for distributions that don't have a negative impact on taxation.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bankruptcy, Small Business Sentiment, Mutual Funds, BBBY – Bed Bath and Beyond, KHC – Kraft-Heinz Corporation, VBTLX - Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund, WRK – WestRock Co., PFE – Pfizer Inc., LVS – Las Vegas Sands vs. WYNN – Wynn Resorts Ltd.

Oct 10, 2018
10-08-18: General Electric’s $500 Billion Market Meltdown
47:16

GE's stock collapse represents an 81 percent drop from its peak in 2000-- and comes amid record-setting market gains.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Lease or buy a car?; Term Review-Rainbow Option; Investment grade treasuries index; Goldman-Sachs 'Marcus' division lending activity; Chinese peer-to-peer lending; 20-year treasuries; AMAT - Applied Materials, WMT – Walmart, GM- General Motors, Portfolio Review minimum investment?

Oct 09, 2018
10-05-18: Honda Will Partner With GM On Self-Driving Cars
47:08

In order to create a new generation of fully autonomous vehicles, Honda will invest $2 billion into GM's 'Cruise' subsidiary.


Today's Stocks & Topics: JCP - J.C. Penney Co. Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, TWTR - Twitter Inc., LCI - Lannett Co. Inc., SNAP - Snap Inc., Buying Stocks, CELG - Celgene Corp., New Investor, COHR - Coherent Inc.

Oct 05, 2018
10-04-18: 2 Big Red Flags For The Stock Market?
46:53

At least one equity strategist argues for a bearish outlook in the technology and consumer discretionary sectors.

Today's Stocks & Topics: DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, Health Insurance, Tesla, Most Sensitive Stocks and Bonds, JCP - J.C. Penney Co. Inc., YCharts, THO - Thor Industries Inc., Oil Prices, PVTL - Pivotal Software Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., Gold, RAD - Rite Aid Corp.

Oct 04, 2018
10-03-18: Buyers Are ‘Fatigued,’ But House-Hunting Continued Through The End Of Summer
47:08

August is generally a slow month for home shopping, but in nearly every metro area surveyed-- the slowdown was more profound than normal.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MJ - ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, The Dollar, China, Credit Freezing, EXPI - eXp World Holdings Inc., MAIN - Main Street Capital Corp., BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, TSLA - Tesla Inc., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Oct 03, 2018
10-02-18: Freezing Your Credit Is Now Free
47:18

Credit freezes, which block lenders from checking your report, are considered an effective way to prevent scammers from opening an account in your name.

Today's Stocks & Topics: AGX - Argan Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, U.S. Trade with Mexico and Canada, PCI - PIMCO Dynamic Credit & Mortgage Income Fund, PTY - PIMCO Corporate & Income Opportunity Fund, Amazon vs. Apple, Bonds, SPDAUDT - S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Total Return Index, Stock Evaluation, The Stock Market & Midterm Elections.

Oct 02, 2018
10-01-18: Why Commodity Prices Indicate New Highs For The S&P 500
47:37

One Expert: The fact that the price of oil is far outperforming that of gold argues for continuation of a bull market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TSLA - Tesla Inc., Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Military Retirement, 401k Plan, Junk Bonds and Leveraged Loans, Health Care, Roth I-R-A, Yield, BSJK - Invesco BulletShares 2020 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., Investing in Brazil and USA.

Oct 01, 2018
09-28-18: 7 Ways You Can Harm Your Credit Score Without Knowing It
47:11

These seemingly harmless behaviors can have big consequences.

Today's Stocks & Topics: NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Palladium Prices, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Roth I-R-A, FHLC - Fidelity MSCI Health Care Index ETF, Bonds or CDs, Medical Costs, Market Accounts, Margins.

Sep 28, 2018
09-27-18: Why The Bubble In Defense Stocks May Soon Burst
46:02

Shares of defense contractors have registered strong gains over the past decade, but may now be speeding towards a hard landing.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MORL - ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN, GIS - General Mills Inc., PSTG - Pure Storage Inc. Cl A, IP - International Paper Co., ROKU - Roku Inc. Cl A, MERC - Mercer International Inc., Federal Chairman Jerome Powell, Fundamentals, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Durable Goods Report.

Sep 27, 2018
09-26-18: Can The Federal Reserve Slow The Economy Without Crashing It?
46:05

Recession fears are a small dark cloud on the horizon-- and The Fed will likely try to engineer a soft landing.

Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Contributions, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., Disability Insurance, The Downside of Early Retirement, AKAO - Achaogen Inc., ETFs, Financial Habits You Need To Cultivate, CRTO - Criteo S.A. ADR.

Sep 26, 2018
09-25-18: Opinion: America Is Winning the Trade War
46:22

One expert says that the monetary impact of tariffs tips the trade dispute in favor of the United States.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Commodities vs. Commodities Stocks, Signs Of A Top-Heavy Stock Market, Fasten Your Seat Belt: October Is Almost Here, Long-Term Care, MDT - Medtronic PLC, Three-Day Rule, TWTR - Twitter Inc., TDF - Templeton Dragon Fund Inc., GE - General Electric Co., CTL - CenturyLink Inc.

Sep 25, 2018
09-24-18: Investors Load-Up On U.S. Stocks While Growing Cautious About The Rest Of The World
46:08

A Fund Manager survey reveals increasing optimism about U.S. stocks-- related to the outlook for corporate profits.

Today's Stocks & Topics: XLC - Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund, Federal Reserve Meeting, The 4% Rule, Call Warrant, Chinese Economy, RIO - Rio Tinto PLC ADR, Leading Economic Indicators, BOTZ - Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF, SFIX - Stitch Fix Inc. Cl A, Tariff War.

Sep 24, 2018
09-21-18: Why The Bull Run Of One Market 'Shooting Star' May Soon End
46:34

Costco Wholesale Corporation has been a steady climber for years, but there could now be a warning flag.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Beginning Investor, IGC - India Globalization Capital Inc., ACN - Accenture PLC Cl A, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., KL - Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., High Dividend Stocks, 401k, Roth I-R-A, Ponzi Schemes, Foreign Exchange Markets, Micro-Investing.

Sep 21, 2018
09-20-18: The Potential Trade War ‘Nuclear Option’ Could Be Bad For Apple and Amazon
45:39

One strategist warns China might restrict sales of materials, equipment, and key parts of the U.S. manufacturing supply chain.

Today's Stocks & Topics: SBH - Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., 401k, VKTX - Viking Therapeutics Inc., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Yield Curve, Day Trading vs. Swing Trading, Shiller PE Ratio, TECD - Tech Data Corp., Leading Economic Indicators.

Sep 20, 2018
09-19-18: How To Plan For Higher Health-Care Costs In Retirement
45:43

With the right strategy, the stress of funding retiree medical costs won't send you to the doctor.

Today's Stocks & Topics: BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Social Security, Retirement Plan, Leading Economic Indicators, STX - Seagate Technology PLC, Housing Market, Capital Gains, T - AT&T Inc., VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, Shorting, Required Minimum Distribution.

Sep 20, 2018
09-18-18: How To Avoid Paying Hidden And Costly Fees In Retirement
46:16

Many investors focused on compound growth don't realize how much they're paying in fund fees.

Today's Stocks & Topics: FZROX - Fidelity ZERO Total Market Index Fund, Cash, LYB - LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Cl A, The Federal Reserve & Tariffs, Housing, F - Ford Motor Co., Politics & The Stock Market.

Sep 19, 2018
09-17-18: The Value Of This High-Profile Tech Stock Has Taken A Massive Hit
46:05

At least one analyst is predicting more trouble ahead for Facebook.

Today's Stocks & Topics: PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., Income Producing Assets, Blackout Periods, CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., Best Sectors During the Recession, The Next Bear Market.

Sep 17, 2018
09-14-18: The Big Players In The Beer, Wine and Liquor Industry Are Betting On Marijuana
46:07

The Securities and Exchange Commission has warned cannabis investors to be cautious.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends, Next Recession & Housing Debt, Cannabis Industry Scams, Economic Statistics, Social Media Platforms, P.E. Ratio, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., TOL - Toll Brothers Inc., PDS - Precision Drilling Corp., T - AT&T Inc., Closed-End Funds.

Sep 14, 2018
09-13-18: Looking Back In Time, We Can See A Cyclical Pattern Of Stock Market Crashes
45:39

At some point, the bull market will turn south--but history teaches that it will recover.

Today's Stocks & Topics: STX - Seagate Technology PLC, Mortgage Rates, The Stock Market & Hurricanes, What is 5G?, Young Investor, LB - L Brands Inc., XPO - XPO Logistics Inc., SWKS - Skyworks Solutions Inc.

Sep 13, 2018
09-12-18: 5 Investment Tips For Beginners Who Just Graduated From College
45:39

It's never too soon to start profiting from the tax statutes.

Today's Stocks & Topics: F - Ford Motor Co., Beige Book, Yale/Harvard Investment Model, BT - BT Group PLC ADR, Bond Funds, iPhone Sales, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., PFF - iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF.

Sep 12, 2018
09-11-18: High Earners Living In High Tax States Can Find A Defensive Posture
46:37

Here are some strategies to minimize the impact of taxes on high-earning individuals.

Today's Stocks & Topics: MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Trading Sideways, House Sales, 10 Commandments of Retirement, VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, LITE - Lumentum Holdings Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc., TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, Money Management Both Ways.

Sep 11, 2018
09-10-18: Wall Street Just Ended Its Best August In Years
46:01

It can't get much better and, according to one strategist, this could be a problem.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Market Battle Royal , Bonds vs. Mutual Funds, Pros and Cons of ETFs, FSB - Franklin Financial Network Inc., Municipal Bonds Funds, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, MYL - Mylan N.V., Retirement, New iPhones.

Sep 10, 2018
09-07-18: The 'Buffett Indicator' Predicts Bad News for Stock Investors
46:22

What is master investor Buffett's formula, and how reliable is it?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest?, Three Tax Mistakes, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., Price Charts and Indicators of Goldman Sachs, TRTN - Triton International Ltd., Options, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Bull Market Continues, Technical Trends, First Time Buying Stocks, Social Security.

Sep 07, 2018
09-06-18: Prediction: China’s Ascendant Economy Will Become World's Largest
45:23

At least one expert believes history may not follow that assumption.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Emerging Markets, TWTR - Twitter Inc., Tech, You Going to Need More Money to Retire, Dividends & REITs, UNH - UnitedHealth Group Inc., Tech Retracement, BLK - BlackRock Inc., ABBV - AbbVie Inc., The Middle Class.

Sep 06, 2018
09-05-18: Inflation Erodes Your Savings By As Much As 4% Each Year
46:20

Minimize the effects of inflation by having your money work harder for you.

Today's Stocks & Topics: REITs, Knock-Out Option, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Social Security, Gold, VWNFX - Vanguard Windsor II Fund Investor, Social Media Companies, Robin Hood App, Understanding Economic Fundamentals, VHC - VirnetX Holding Corp., Highest Rents.

Sep 05, 2018
09-04-18: Reverse Mortgage Alternatives
46:41

When a reverse mortgage isn't the best fit, you may be able to tap into quality alternatives.

Today's Stocks & Topics: AAPL - Apple Inc., The Stock Market & Midterm Elections, Financial “Experts”, Highest Rents, Where to Invest, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, Bonds, VWOB - Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF, Daily Trading Volume, Platinum.

Sep 04, 2018
09-03-18: How Do Interest Rates Affect the Stock Market?
45:58

Some sectors benefit from interest hikes, but rate ripples can rock the market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Overweight and Underweight Sectors, The Price of Real Estate in California, New Investor, Trading, Roth I-R-A, Private Equity, International Markets, Put Options.

Sep 03, 2018
08-31-18: U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Resume
45:25

With a newly signed Mexico trade agreement, Trump is pushing Canada to reduce its tariffs on dairy products.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Mid Cap Mutual Funds, Economic Calendar, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Inherited 401k, CELG - Celgene Corp., GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, GGN - GAMCO Global Gold Natural Resources & Income Trust, SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, AWX - Avalon Holdings Corp., Day Trading, The Vix & The Stock Market Index.

Aug 31, 2018
08-30-18: Why The Best Time To Buy A New Car Is In The Fall
45:50

Buyers can score massive discounts on vehicles that are being replaced by new models.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Earnings, Slow Housing Market, Possible Recession, TREX - Trex Co. Inc., MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Dollar Cost Averaging, BKAS - The Bank of New York Mellon Asia ADR Index, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., Hard Stop, CVX - Chevron Corp., Optimism About The Economy Is So High It Suggests A Recession Is ‘Imminent,’ Analyst Warns.

Aug 30, 2018
08-29-18: Pot Stocks Rampage Amid Expectations Of More Big Deals With Traditional Companies
45:50

Report says Smirnoff maker is looking for pot partner--after $4 billion investment in Canopy by booze giant Constellation.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Financial Advisers, XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, JD - JD.com Inc. ADR, PIMIX - PIMCO Income Fund Institutional, Capital Gains Taxes, TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, Yields.

Aug 29, 2018
08-28-18: Netflix Is Testing Ads Between Episodes and Users Are Not Happy
46:07

With over 100 million subscribers, Netflix has the lead share of the $20 billion streaming sector.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TGT - Target Corp., Two Lessons from Lehman Brothers’ 2008 Collapse, Should You Buy a House Now, Stock Split, Small Cap Index, WRK – West Rock Co., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Where to Look for Information, Reasons People Don’t Pay Off Their Credit Cards Every Month, GNC - GNC Holdings Inc. Cl A, Commodities or REITs.

Aug 28, 2018
08-27-18: Federal Reserve Chief Navigates Treacherous Political and Economic Waters
45:37

In spite of the political landmines, analysts expect the Fed to continue its gradual tightening of interest rates.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Index Funds, VLU - SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF, Tesla, Home Values, Financial Wellness, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, SBNY - Signature Bank, VLO - Valero Energy Corp., IVZI - NVESCO Ltd., The Fed, AWK - American Water Works Co., Insurance.

Aug 27, 2018
08-24-18: Walmart Executives Are Bullish On Their Competitive Outlook
45:37

Strong second-quarter earnings sparked a Walmart rally--while also lifting the shares of retailing peers.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Banks, Interest Rates, September the Worst Month of the Year in Stocks, How the 401k Works, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., CAT - Caterpillar Inc., TDF - Templeton Dragon Fund Inc., Gold, DXCM - DexCom Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Bitcoin.

Aug 24, 2018
08-23-18: Dropbox Has A Competitive Advantage
46:13

In a crowded $50 billion file-sharing market, Dropbox is facing off against Microsoft, Apple, and Google.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Low Volatility ETFs, USMV - iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF, LB - L Brands Inc., High Dividends, GSK – Glaxo Smith Kline PLC ADR, CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Capital Gains, Indexing, Research & Development, EXC - Exelon Corp., Emerging Markets, WH - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc.

Aug 23, 2018
08-22-18: Long-Running Bull Market Has Room To Keep Going Strong
46:12

Overcoming all kinds of shocks, the S&P 500 has posted a gain of nearly 325 percent since March 2009.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying IPOs, Beware of Conventional Wisdom, Retailers, Retirement Issues, LAND - Gladstone Land Corp., Internal Rate of Return – IRR, CLF - Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Banks Performance, XLF - Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, NDVAX - MFS New Discovery Value Fund A.

Aug 22, 2018
08-21-18: 4 Things to Know About Backdoor Roth IRA Conversions
45:52

Congress has allowed people with high incomes a way to fund a Roth IRA.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing for Kids, Hidden Costs On Home Ownership, SNP 500, the U.S. Debt, YY - YY Inc. ADR, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Returns, AWX - Avalon Holdings Corp., SYK - Stryker Corp., ADNT - Adient PLC.

Aug 21, 2018
08-20-18: Amazon Investors: Don't Overlook Second Quarter Metrics
46:37

Is there still plenty of reason to expect more strong growth from Amazon?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Information Apps, Dividends, Interest Rates, Semiannual Report, Students Loans, IDXX - IDEXX Laboratories Inc., Dividends Payouts, ALGN - Align Technology Inc., EXEL - Exelixis Inc., NE - Noble Corp. PLC.

Aug 20, 2018
08-17-18: Most Small Business Owners Lack A Succession Plan
45:47

The best way to control what happens to your business is to take the proper steps now.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest, Biggest Risk to the Stock Market, Leading Economic Indicators, Beware Conventional Wisdom When Planning For Retirement, PZZA - Papa John's International Inc., CQQQ - Invesco China Technology ETF, Insider Trading, Dividends, IHRTQ - iHeartMedia Inc. Cl A, Qualification Ratio, VIGAX - Vanguard Growth Index Fund Admiral.

Aug 17, 2018
08-16-18: How Much Tax Will You Owe on Stocks You Sell in 2018?
46:24

With a tax-deferred retirement account, withdraw the money and it will be considered ordinary taxable income.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, There Is No Bubble in Stocks, Is the Market Tracking the Late 1930's, Durable Goods Report, Earnings Report, Security, Stock Evaluation, Closed End Funds, New Investor, How to Get Into the Stock Market, On Balance Volume.

Aug 16, 2018
08-15-18: How Do Interest Rates Affect the Stock Market?
46:11

Some sectors benefit from interest hikes, but rate ripples can rock the market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Overweight and Underweight Sectors, The Price of Real Estate in California, HCLP - Hi-Crush Partners LP, GOLD - Randgold Resources Ltd. ADR, New Investor, Trading.

Aug 15, 2018
08-14-18: Do You really Need a Financial Adviser?
46:28

Sooner or later, every serious investor has to come to terms with this question.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash Flow vs. Free Cash Flow, Tesla, Buyout, Annuities, Earnings vs. Income, TDOC - Teladoc Health Inc., YUMC - Yum China Holdings Inc., Hedging, YY - YY Inc. ADR, Mutual Funds, HD - Home Depot Inc.

Aug 14, 2018
08-13-18: Why Home Staging Is No Longer Just for the Rich and Famous
45:38

Allowing professional designers to dress-up your sale home could net a higher price.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Rental Property Evaluation, AMG - Affiliated Managers Group Inc., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, Annuities, Earnings, Income and Net Income, NKE - Nike Inc. Cl B, 529 Plan, Retirement, The Wash Rule, CWB - SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Convertible Securities ETF.

Aug 13, 2018
08-10-18: The Threat of Tariffs On Auto Imports May Trigger Price Escalation
45:57

With new cars getting more expensive, should you buy now?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Extra Money to Invest, Don't Overpay for Simpler Car Repairs, GDP Growth, Worry About Turkey, AMAT - Applied Materials Inc., Retirement Plan Software, TWLO - Twilio Inc. Cl A, PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., LKQ - LKQ Corp., Hard Stop, SPOT - Spotify Technology S.A.

Aug 10, 2018
08-09-18: An Economics Lesson: The Crashing Downfall of MoviePass
46:03

Competitors are rising and this could benefit the movie industry and its patrons.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Plan, Inflation, Home Prices, Why Wage Growth Is Too Slow, Investing Apps, Companies Making Money, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, Realignment Sector, PPI: Producer Price Index, Roth IRA, GPRO - GoPro Inc., Oil Prices.

Aug 09, 2018
08-08-18: The 8 'Dogs of The Dow' Ended July Positive This Year
46:12

This breed of stocks has names we all know--but should we think about trading them?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Fundamental Analysis, Stocks Sectors & Earnings Statements, MDT - Medtronic PLC, VEDL - Vedanta Ltd. ADR, TQQQ - ProShares UltraPro QQQ, Consumer Sentiment, 529 Plan, Seven Reasons Why You Need To Lighten Up On Stocks Today, U.S. Debt.

Aug 08, 2018
08-07-18: Is The Next Recession On Its Way?
45:51

We're in the second longest economic expansion in U.S. history and a recession will follow--but when?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Japanese Candlestick Charting, Earnings Season, Warren Buffet, TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, XRAY - Dentsply Sirona Inc., SAMBX - RidgeWorth Seix Floating Rate High Income Fund, AAPL - Apple Inc., RIG - Transocean Ltd., MCK - McKesson Corp., KO - Coca-Cola Co., Payout Ratio, Malfeasance, CTL - CenturyLink Inc.

Aug 07, 2018
08-06-18: Red Flags That Indicate the Possibility of a Real Estate Market Crash
47:37

The housing market is hot, prices are up, inventory is down, and the market is active--for now.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Company Growth Size, Sectors & Earnings Season, China, AVGO - Broadcom Inc., Equity, Meal Kit Delivery Industry, KWEB - KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF, PFE - Pfizer Inc., New Investor, Risk Management, Term Life Insurance.

Aug 06, 2018
08-03-18: 4 Factors That Determine Your Financial Success
45:44

Financial planning can be very complicated because you have to balance all the information and changes in your life.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Book Value, Jobs Report, Rolling Bear Market, VRP - Invesco Variable Rate Preferred ETF, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., FAAMG Stocks, Moving Average, FDC - First Data Corp. Cl A, Market Cap Size, DQ - Daqo New Energy Corp. ADR., Manufacturing Jobs.

Aug 03, 2018
08-02-18: Should You "Max Out" Your 401(k) Contributions in 2018?
45:28

In certain circumstances, achieving your financial goals might be possible without maximum 401(k) contributions--but is it a smart idea?

Today's Stocks & Topics: FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, AAPL - Apple Inc., TSLA - Tesla Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., Financial Forecast, US-China Trade Deficit, MCHFX - Matthews China Fund Investor, MINDX - Matthews India Fund Investor, Advance-Decline Line for NYSE, 401k, AWCMY - Alumina Ltd. ADR, NFLX - Netflix Inc.

Aug 02, 2018
08-01-18: Why don't strong earnings always boost stock prices?
46:02

Snapshot headlines generally focus on two metrics, but miss an important third calculation.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Housing, TSN - Tyson Foods Inc. Cl A, Japanese Yen & The British Pound, Financial Forecast, Economic Statistics, BHF - Brighthouse Financial Inc., GLRE - Greenlight Capital Re Ltd. Cl A, CY - Cypress Semiconductor Corp., MDT - Medtronic PLC, USFD - US Foods Holding Corp., Short Ratio.

Aug 01, 2018
07-31-18: Tech Bloodletting Nears $300 Billion
45:40

The rush to get out of U.S. tech stocks is accelerating.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Beating the Market, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Inflation Levels, Stocks Buybacks, LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp., Early Retirement, Risk, ADP - Automatic Data Processing Inc., Gold & Dollar, Asian vs. European Market, Security, Retirement.

Jul 31, 2018
07-30-18: Sure Fire Ways to Make It Impossible to Sell Your House
46:29

Here are the "dos and don'ts" sellers need to keep in mind when placing their home on the market.

Today's Stocks & Topics: What is an ETF, Facebook's Plans, Drug Prices, FDX - FedEx Corp., AAXN - Axon Enterprise Inc., TTM - Tata Motors Ltd. ADR, RCII - Rent-A-Center Inc., UNFI - United Natural Foods Inc., AIEQ - AI Powered Equity ETF.

Jul 30, 2018
07-27-18: How to Prepare for One Spouse's Retirement
45:25

When only one spouse retires, you need a plan to live on a single paycheck.

Today's Stocks & Topics: FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A, F - Ford Motor Co., Warning Signs About Our Economy, Value vs. Growth Stocks, SODA - SodaStream International Ltd., COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., SHLD - Sears Holdings Corp., Understanding The Economic Fundamentals, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Market Indicators.

Jul 27, 2018
07-26-18: How Much Tax Will You Owe on Stocks You Sell in 2018?
46:25

With a tax-deferred retirement account, withdraw the money and it will be considered ordinary taxable income.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, There Is No Bubble in Stocks, Is the Market Tracking the Late 1930's, Durable Goods Report, AAPL - Apple Inc., BRKB - Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B, MET - MetLife Inc., Earnings Report, Security, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A.

Jul 26, 2018
07-25-18: 6 Common Myths About Estate Planning
45:35

Sort through the misconceptions of estate planning to create a prosperous future for your family.

Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k Contributions, Trade Wars, Home Sales Report, Inflation, CC - Chemours Co., ACBFF - Aurora Cannabis Inc., REITs, HEAR - Turtle Beach Corp.

Jul 25, 2018
07-24-18: Sales of Existing Homes Decline for a Third Straight Month
46:28

Experts blame supply shortages for higher costs and buyer reluctance.

Today's Stocks & Topics: TU - TELUS Corp., Stocks in Canada, What is a Reversal Day, Venezuela Inflation, SNP Companies Earnings Report, Mutual Funds, MIK - Michaels Cos. Inc., Moving Averages, GE - General Electric Co., Stock Allocation.

Jul 24, 2018
07-23-18: Guess Who Is Increasingly 'On the Hook' for College Loan Debt?
46:07

Students are no longer the only ones saddled with the weight of education loans, parents are hooked too.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Technical Analysis, MELI - MercadoLibre Inc., TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, 401k Millionaires, Tesla, Scams, INTC - Intel Corp., T - AT&T Inc., Gold, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR.

Jul 23, 2018
07-20-18: How to Take a Mini-Retirement Without Delaying Your Full Retirement
46:00

With the right planning, it may be possible to travel the world mid-career without sacrificing your long term financial goals.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Bad and Good News for the Economy, Stock Market Prognostication, Trade Wars, Retirement, Treasury Notes, Cash Flow, Income Strategy Fund, Crude Oil Prices, Dollar Index, Car Tariffs, Mutual Funds, Stock Evaluation, Uniform Gifts for Minors Act, Dividends, Stock Split, Companies Buying Back Stocks.

Jul 20, 2018
07-19-18: 7 Tough Investment Decisions Everyone Must Face
45:51

Real life investing is tough for human beings with common fears, desires, and emotions.

Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Options, Strong Dollar, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., JPM – JP Morgan Chase & Co., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., Where to Invest, KKR - KKR & Co. Inc. Cl A, What is an ETF, Jobs Report, LAMR - Lamar Advertising Co. Cl A., Leading Economic Indicator Report.

Jul 19, 2018
07-18-18: Taking on the Biggest Myths of Early Retirement
46:33

Why early retirement may be the ideal situation we tend to picture.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Stagnant Wages, PEI - Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, New Investor, Value vs. Growth Investment, VTRIX - Vanguard International Value Fund, CPE - Callon Petroleum Co., EQNR - Equinor ASA ADR, CVX - Chevron Corp., Mortgage Rates.

Jul 18, 2018
07-17-18: Amazon Threat Has Pushed FedEx Stock Down More than 6 Percent in 2018
45:55

With An Online Monster Eating the Retail World Alive, FedEx Says It's Not Worried About Amazon Competition.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividends Percentage, Retirement Plan, V - VISA Inc. Cl A, HUYA - HUYA Inc. ADR, Roth I-R-A Contributions, WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., WBA - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., CVS - CVS Health Corp.

Jul 17, 2018
07-16-18: As States Battle for Business, Recruitment Incentives Are the Newest Weapons
47:05

Skilled workers are already in short supply, and low unemployment rates are making the situation worse.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest, Earnings Season, Netflix, Investing in Gross Stocks, MoviePass, ING - ING Groep N.V. ADR, ETFs vs. Mutual Funds, SBUX - Starbucks Corp., T - AT&T Inc., High Quality Bonds.

Jul 16, 2018
07-13-18: The 7 Most Curious Questions Regarding Your 401(k)
45:45

They are great for retirement saving, but managing 401(k)s can be quirky.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Emerging Markets, Market Dynamics, Market Correction, Retirement, DIS - Walt Disney Co., Financial Sector, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc., IQ - iQIYI Inc. ADR, EOCC - Enel Generacion Chile S.A. ADR, SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., RARX - Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc., INGR - Ingredion Inc.

Jul 13, 2018
07-12-18: Sooner or Later, A Bear Market Will Become Reality
45:51

What are some of the expert strategies designed to protect your portfolio when the 'bear' arrives?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash, Bond Market, Inflation Fears, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., LB - L Brands Inc., ENB - Enbridge Inc., Charts, GLW - Corning Inc., Bond Funds.

Jul 13, 2018
07-11-18: If You Must Take On Debt, What Are the Best and Worst Loans?
46:15

About 80 percent of American households now hold some form of debt, but certain types of loans should be avoided.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Investment Returns, Tariffs & Prices, Can You retire Early?, Big-Tech, UA - Under Armour Inc. Cl C, Understanding Economic Fundamentals, IJR - iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF, FLY - Fly Leasing Ltd. ADR, MU - Micron Technology Inc., When to Sell, Oil Prices.

Jul 11, 2018
07-10-18: Asian Trade Ministers Are Planning to Create the World’s Biggest Trading Bloc
47:26

The 16-nation "R-C-E-P" would include China, Japan and India but not the U.S.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Long Term Call Option, U.S. Tariffs, Inverted Yield Curve, Earnings Season, THO - Thor Industries Inc., Trump Tax Cuts, SOGO - Sogou Inc. ADR, Quit Rate.

Jul 10, 2018
07-09-18: 10 Stocks that Account for All the S&P 500's First-Half Gains
46:35

Big tech stocks are still doing the heavy lifting when it comes to S&P 500 Index returns.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Options Trading, Tech Sector, Pension Benefits, Maximize Your Retirement Income, Overvalue vs. Undervalue Stocks, PCG - PG&E Corp., Retirement, SH - ProShares Short S&P 500, Hedging.

Jul 09, 2018
07-06-18: Why Travel Stocks Could Be in Trouble Just as Vacation Season Begins
45:50

With prices climbing faster than wage gains, we have the makings of a slowdown in consumer spending.

Today's Stocks & Topics: $SPX - S&P 500 Index, Jobs Report, Trade War, Retirement for Couples, Roth I-R-A, The Power of ETFs – Exchange Traded Funds, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Narrowing the Spread, GDOT - Green Dot Corp. Cl A, KLAC - KLA-Tencor Corp., DAN - Dana Inc., P.E. Range.

Jul 06, 2018
07-05-18: How to Take a Mini-Retirement Without Delaying Your Full Retirement
45:55

With the right planning, it may be possible to travel the world mid-career without sacrificing your long term financial goals.

Today's Stocks & Topics: VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, Bad and Good News for the Economy, Stock Market Prognostication, Trade Wars, Retirement, GELYY - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. ADR, Treasury Notes, WLL - Whiting Petroleum Corp., Cash Flow, PCN - PIMCO Corporate & Income Strategy Fund, Crude Oil Prices, Dollar Index.

Jul 05, 2018
07-04-18: Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds
46:26

Encore Presentation: The difference between index funds and mutual funds and why an index fund will almost certainly be a better investment than an actively managed mutual fund.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Losses, The Market in 2018, Index Funds, Proffered Stocks, Roth I-R-A & Taxes, House Prices, International Markets, Residual Value, When to Sell., I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, How to Start Investing, Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis.

Jul 04, 2018
07-03-18: American Families Are Feeling the Pain of Higher Oil Prices
46:08

Supply concerns are mounting and pump prices are already 27 percent higher than a year ago.

Today's Stocks & Topics: AT&T Inc. & Time Warner Inc. Merge, GIS - General Mills Inc., Stocks Data, Supply Concerns, 401k, The Federal Reserve System, Risk Assessment, WMT - Walmart Inc., ETFs vs. Stocks, TRXC - TransEnterix Inc., Why Aren't You Rich?, Dividends, IDXG - Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc.

Jul 03, 2018
07-02-18: Tax Refunds in 2019 Could Be Much Higher
45:30

At least one expert makes the case that the anticipated 26% refund increase is a bad thing.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying First Home, Tesla, CI - Cigna Corp., WMT - Walmart Inc., FIZZ - National Beverage Corp., BPL - Buckeye Partners L.P., The Market, Treasury Rates, Real Estate, VLO - Valero Energy Corp.

Jul 03, 2018
6-29-18 Tech Stocks Are On Fire Despite Global Trade Fears
46:34

Investors continue their infatuation with big tech stocks despite worries about the U.S. and China slapping tariffs on each other. Today's Stocks & Topics: WKHS - Workhorse Group Inc., FCX - Freeport-McMoRan Inc., V - VISA Inc., VGAZ - Volyngaz (UKR), AVP - Avon Products Inc., TNDM - Tandem Diabetes Care Inc.; How Have Commodities Peformed?, Should You Convert A Regular IRA To Roth IRA?, U.S. Deficit, New Emploee Opportunity To Buy Microsoft Stock At Discount--Yes or No?, Reverse Stock split Explained.

Jun 30, 2018
6-28-18 4 Social Security Myths and the Reasons Why They May Be Exaggerated
47:25

According to one expert, Congress can take moderate steps to mitigate revenue problems. Is he right? Today's Stocks & Topics: MTCH - Match Group Inc., GE - General Electric Co., CGC - Canopy Growth Corp., GRMN - Garmin Ltd., HCP - HCP Inc.; ETFs in India, Fed Worries About Wage Inflation, Housing at a Peak, Most Bullish Day of Year Is?

Jun 29, 2018
6-27-18 Stocks End the Year Higher When the Market Has Risen Going Into Summer
48:31

The S&P 500 is currently far from the more than 10 percent decline required for a correction. Today's Stocks & Topics: SEDG - SolarEdge Technologies Inc., ZTO - ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc., TGT - Target Corp., OKE - ONEOK Inc., Social Security Benefits--Will they run out?, Why Trump Has "Trade War" Stats on His Side, How Much Do We Pay for Government Debt?, Cryptocurrency Crime, Trade War Concerns from a caller, Buying A House with Retirement Funds.

Jun 28, 2018
6-26-18 European Union Tariffs On Select Goods Have Begun
46:02

EU's trade chief admits their action is retaliatory, but how much will this affect the U.S. economy?  ---  Today's Stocks & Topics: LULU - LuLu Lemon Athletica, WFC - Wells Fargo & Co., UA - Under Armour Inc., DB - Deutsche Bank AG, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.; EU Tariffs and effect on U.S., Is It A Good Time To Buy Stocks?, U.S. Oil Production, Shorting the Market, Bank stocks.

Jun 27, 2018
6-25-18 The Bigger Cryptocurrencies Get, the Worse They Perform
44:45

If trust evaporates, a cryptocurrency can simply stop functioning, and thus resulting in a complete loss of value.  Today's Stocks & Topics: FLO - Flower Foods Inc., RAD - Rite Aid Corp., DQ - Daqo New Energy Corp., GRPN - Groupon Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., UA - Under Armour Inc.; GE DOW Accounting Issues, White House Tariffs on China.

Jun 26, 2018
06-22-18: Reality Check: What the Average Retiree Spends Every Month
45:41

Your costs to run a household in retirement will fluctuate based on countless variables.  Today's Stocks & Topics: SKX - Skechers USA Inc., MEOH - Methanex Corp., INDA - iShares MSCI India ETF, FOX - 21st Century Fox Inc., VDC - Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF; Institutional Ownership, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), Focus on Interest Rates, Tariffs on Steel.

Jun 23, 2018
06-21-18: 3 Essential Things to Consider Before Starting a Business
46:35

Taking on the role of independent entrepreneur means you’ll have to balance risk and make lifestyle sacrifices.  Today's Stocks & Topics: ORCL – Oracle, TCEHY - Tencent Holdings Ltd. ADR, PFE - Pfizer, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., TP - T&P Resultante Fund, IQ - iQIYI Inc., LMT - Lockheed Martin Corp, AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc.; Bear Markets, Stocks vs. Bonds, Goldman Sachs, What is the DOW-30?, 401k, Roth, where to invest?

Jun 22, 2018
06-20-18: $1 Million Isn't What It Used To Be
46:50

One expert predicts that if you want a truly secure retirement you'll need $10 million.  Today's Stocks & Topics: SBUX – Starbucks, F – Ford, LUV – Southwest Airlines, PCG – PG&E, XLP – Consumer Staples, TSP and pension funding, GE out of the DOW-30, Short Term vs. Long Term Investing, Liquidity Crisis, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust.

Jun 21, 2018
06-19-18: The Bottomless Social Security and Medicare Financial Hole
46:37

Actuaries warn that Medicare’s low payment rates could lead to facility closures and harm access to care for the elderly.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ORCL – Oracle, FOX - 21st Century Fox, YY – YY inc., DLRT – Dollar Tree, PFE – Pfizer, AMAT – Applied Materials, ABX – Barrick Gold; Real Estate Insurance, Billionaire Investors Worry About Complacent Investors.

Jun 20, 2018
06-18-18: 7 Stocks Retirees Should Avoid
46:26

So much potential, but not enough certainty about the future, makes some stocks too risky for a retiree.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k & Bonds, Junk Bond Market, Rule of Thumb, T - AT&T Inc., NTAP - NetApp Inc., JNJ - Johnson & Johnson.

Jun 19, 2018
06-15-18: How to Defuse Your Tax Time Bomb
46:35

Qualified retirement plans are a great savings tool, but there's no escaping the tax bill that will come due in retirement.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Short Interest Ratio, Short Squeeze, Interest Rates, U.S.-China Trade deficit, Women's Wealth, TOL - Toll Brothers Inc., ADP - Automatic Data Processing Inc., Tech Companies, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., Buying a House, OLN - Olin Corp., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp.

Jun 16, 2018
06-14-18: Why Investors Shouldn't Worry That Rates Will Rise
46:08

What matters most is global money supply, inflation expectations, and long to short rate spreads.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, QE, Taxes & Retirement, EVC - Entravision Communications Corp., STZ - Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A, Credit Cards, Where to Invest?, The Stock Market.

Jun 15, 2018
6-13-18 10 Surprisingly Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record Wednesday's program (6-13-18). 

Jun 14, 2018
06-12-18: Claiming Social Security at 65 Can Be A Mistake
46:42

If you hold-off claiming Social Security, then your benefit increases because of delayed retirement credits.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Treasury Note vs. CD, AT&T & Time Warner, Mutual Funds, Stock Split, UMC - United Microelectronics Corp. ADR, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Credit Cards Debt, Stock Value, BL - BlackLine Inc., Preparing for Retirement, Passive Income, SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

Jun 13, 2018
06-11-18: TIPS to Help Protect Your Portfolio
46:26

Treasury inflation-protected securities won't make you rich, and they can be whipsawed, but they're really good at one thing.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Young Investor, Uniform Transfer to Minors Act – UTMA, Market Remains Calm, Companies Debt, LL - Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc., Value Maximization, FMC - FMC Corp., Spock Split, KO - Coca-Cola Co., NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, D - Dominion Energy Inc., Net Neutrality, America Is House-rich But Cash-poor.

Jun 12, 2018
06-08-18: How Long Should You Keep Your Airline Credit Card?
46:40

Some credit cards are more valuable over time than others--it may pay to compare.  Today's Stocks & Topics: Foreign Stocks & ETFs, Why Indexing Might Not Work So Well In The Future, Bonds, Interest Rates, OLED - Universal Display Corp., T - AT&T Inc., Treasury Yield, Factor Return, WB - Weibo Corp. ADR, BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, MSFT - Microsoft Corp., COP – ConocoPhillips, JNJ - Johnson & Johnson, 401k Loan.

Jun 09, 2018
06-07-18: What Bubble?: 7 Reasons to Buy a House Now
46:10

In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans lost faith in the idea of a house as an investment.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Accounts, Mortgage Rates, Blue Chip Companies, I-R-A, Investing, Financial Advisor vs. Financial Planner, Warrants, College Savings Plans, Buy & Rebalance, Roth, 401k, Hedge Funds.

Jun 07, 2018
06-06-18: Can Gold Be a Smart Investment Now?
45:00

On the surface there are many reasons to be wary of gold, but there can be a strategy that works.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Average Net Worth, Bonds, Gold, Wall Street, Tangible Asset, I-R-As vs. Index Funds, 401k, U.S. Dollar, Bonds, 529 Plan, Retiring Early, ETFs, Treasury Bonds, IPOs, Brokers.

Jun 06, 2018
06-05-18: How to Save for Retirement If You Don't Have a 401(k)
46:13

If you're self-employed, a freelancer or your company doesn't offer a 401(k) plan, there are other smart ways to build your nest egg.
Today's Stocks & Topics: International Markets, AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Average Person Spends in Retirement, Job Openings Report, VOX - Vanguard Communication Services ETF, VDC - Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, ESIO - Electro Scientific Industries Inc., EVI - EnviroStar Inc., TMUS - T-Mobile US Inc., SNDR - Schneider National Inc. Cl B, ETFC - E*TRADE Financial Corp., Solo 401k.

Jun 06, 2018
06-04-18: Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds
46:02

Encore Presentation: The difference between index funds and mutual funds and why an index fund will almost certainly be a better investment than an actively managed mutual fund.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Losses, The Market in 2018, Index Funds, Proffered Stocks, Roth I-R-A & Taxes, House Prices, International Markets, Residual Value, When to Sell., I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, How to Start Investing, Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis.

Jun 05, 2018
06-01-18: 9 Ways to Reduce Health Care Costs in Retirement
45:56

Decreasing your medical bills gives you more money for other expenses.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Equity Debt Ratio, Jobs Report, CPB - Campbell Soup Co., CDXS - Codexis Inc., Bond Funds, RARX - Ra Pharmaceuticals Inc., Day Trading vs. Swing Trading.

Jun 02, 2018
05-31-18: Can Being a "Passive Investor" Meet Your Goals?
45:37

Those who favor it argue that markets are inherently efficient, so there is no use in trying to beat them.
Today's Stocks & Topics: DISCA - Discovery Inc. Series A, Expending Report, Savings Account, 30-Year Mortgage Rate, ETFs, DIS - Walt Disney Co., CELG - Celgene Corp., XLP - Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Stop-Limit Order, Junior Mining Companies, LTUM - Lithium Corp., Penny Stocks, SCHN - Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.

Jun 01, 2018
05-30-18: How to Choose Your First Online Brokerage
45:49

You're looking for a broker that offers low fees, a wide variety of investment options, and the type of account you want.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Monthly Dividends Stocks, Why Are you Investing Less than You Should Be, Job Market, Bond Market, MO - Altria Group Inc., WFT - Weatherford International Ltd., UBOT - Direxion Daily Robotics Artificial Intelligence & Automation Index Bull 3X Shares, CRSP - CRISPR Therapeutics AG, Earnings Per Share (EPS), Index Funds, U.S. Bond Yields.

May 30, 2018
05-29-18: 35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money
45:48

There's a range of opportunities for your money delivering yield, from low-risk to high-risk.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash, Italy, Online Market, JPM - JPMorgan Chase & Co., MU - Micron Technology Inc., CPE - Callon Petroleum Co., Payout Ratio, ABEV - Ambev S.A. ADR, LNC - Lincoln National Corp.

May 29, 2018
05-28-18: Factor Investing: An Automated Approach to Beating the Market
46:37

Decades of research have given way to a parade of set-it-and-forget-it product launches, especially exchange-traded funds.

Today's Stocks & Topics: E.B.I.T.DA. - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, 529-Plan, Inflation, Investing for Kids, The Stock Market, When to Sell, I-R-A, Income Production Vehicles.

May 28, 2018
05-25-18: Is A Silent Global Economic Slowdown Is Playing Out?
45:47

Some analysts are seeing scattered signs of weakness in global economic data.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds, How to Buy a Home And Pay It Off, Gas Prices, ADM - Archer Daniels Midland Co., VLO - Valero Energy Corp., Durable Goods Report, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Producer Price Index (PPI), Stock Value, AZO - AutoZone Inc. P.E. Ratio.

May 26, 2018
05-24-18: Will Higher Oil Prices Grease the Path to Recession?
46:29

The U.S. is now far less dependent on imported oil, but oil prices are up 17% this year.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Cannabis Market, Statistics That Will Trigger A Recession, Existing Home Sales, LUV - Southwest Airlines Co., Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), I-R-A, REITs, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., RHHBY - Roche Holding AG ADR, Options, The Federal Reserve, ALB - Albemarle Corp.

May 24, 2018
05-23-18: How to Raise Financially Savvy Children
46:14

Teaching financial literacy from a young age can prepare your children for the real world.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, Flash Crash, Banking Deregulation Rules, CIM - Chimera Investment Corp., HSY - Hershey Co., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., VGELX - Vanguard Energy Fund Admiral, New Investor, Individual Bonds, WPG - Washington Prime Group Inc., Inheritance.

May 23, 2018
05-22-18: How To Invest In Real Estate Without Buying Property
45:55

The housing market is showing record gains--up 10 percent on average in some parts of the country.
Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, Early Retirement, 4 Lessons To Learn From Boomers Who Did It The Hard Way, Forbes Richest People, DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, GE - General Electric Co., RRTS - Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., CELG - Celgene Corp., Retirement Accounts, Force to Retirement, ICON - Iconix Brand Group Inc.

May 22, 2018
05-21-18: How To Invest In Real Estate Without Buying Property
46:44

The housing market is showing record gains--up 10 percent on average in some parts of the country.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Baby Bonds, CELG - Celgene Corp., Italy, CETX - Cemtrex Inc., PFG - Principal Financial Group Inc., AAPL - Apple Inc., ETE - Energy Transfer Equity L.P., HLI - Houlihan Lokey Inc. Cl A, BIDU - Baidu Inc.

May 22, 2018
05-18-18: Could There Be Trouble Ahead for Your Energy, Telecom and Retail Stocks?
45:56

Companies are borrowing to stay competitive, and this is adding cash flow stress.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Investtalk Show Webinar, Worst Sector, LEI – Leading Economic Indicator, DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, OMF – One Main Holdings Inc., COYNQ - COPsync Inc., CPB - Campbell Soup Co., VEEV - Veeva Systems Inc. Cl A, ABBV - AbbVie Inc.

May 18, 2018
05-17-18: What Bubble?: 7 Reasons to Buy a House Now
46:02

In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans lost faith in the idea of a house as an investment.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Accounts, Mortgage Rates, Blue Chip Companies, LNG - Cheniere Energy Inc., I-R-A, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., SYMC - Symantec Corp., ROL - Rollins Inc., X - United States Steel Corp., TAP - Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B, NKTR - Nektar Therapeutics, CSCO - Cisco Systems Inc.

May 17, 2018
05-16-18: Can Gold Be a Smart Investment Now?
44:57

On the surface there are many reasons to be wary of gold, but there can be a strategy that works.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Average Net Worth, Bonds, Tangible Asset, I-R-As vs. Index Funds, 401k, U.S. Dollar, Bonds, V - VISA Inc. Cl A, 529 Plan, ETP - Energy Transfer Partners L.P., The Vix, Retiring Early.

May 16, 2018
05-15-18: Does The Falling Dollar Mean Investors Should Look Abroad?
45:42

When translated into dollars, European equities have returned nearly 18 percent over the last 12 months for Americans.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, China's Economy, The Vix, LB - L Brands Inc., Bitcoin, Index vs. ETFs, Financial Analysis, KO - Coca-Cola Co., PPC - Pilgrim's Pride Corp., OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc.

May 15, 2018
05-14-18: Silver May Still Shine
46:26

Silver has been sleepy since its 2011 spike, but there are some fundamental factors supporting a bullish outlook.
Today's Stocks & Topics: MMM - 3M Co., Value Stocks vs. Growth Stocks, Investing in the Stock Market, Emerging Markets, China Stock Market, TMO - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Real Estate, Short Term Investments, Dividends, NHF - NexPoint Strategic Opportunities Fund.

May 14, 2018
05-11-18: Index Funds vs. ETFs
46:11

Taxes, Trading Costs, Expense Ratios. The decision about whether to choose a traditional index fund or an ETF depends on the investor.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop-Loss, First Quarter Earnings, The VIX, Vacations, DEST - Destination Maternity Corp., Mutual Funds, Leverage Ratio, BIZD - VanEck Vectors BDC Income ETF, ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., ETFs, OPK - OPKO Health Inc.

May 11, 2018
05-10-18: Investing for Your Children
45:58

Not only could it reduce your overall tax paid it may also provide them with an easier route to owning their first home in a challenging market for first-time buyers.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, The U.S. Market and Midterm Elections, Financial Adults, Capital Expenditure, RKDA - Arcadia Biosciences Inc., DIS - Walt Disney Co., CLX - Clorox Co., GNW - Genworth Financial Inc. Cl A, HP - Helmerich & Payne Inc., LB - L Brands Inc.

May 11, 2018
05-09-18: Are These Emerging Markets a Good Move for Investors?
45:56

Ghana, Kenya, bonds issues by Zambia or Nigeria. Institutional fund managers are moving into these assets at a historic pace.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Where to Invest, Correction, How Big Our Economy Is?, Healthcare Sector, SWHFX - Schwab Health Care Fund, JPC - Nuveen Preferred & Income Opportunities Fund, Baby Population Dropped Before Recession, APO - Apollo Global Management LLC Cl A, BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, LOGI - Logitech International S.A., PPI Index.

May 09, 2018
05-08-18: How to Prepare for the Coming Bear Market
46:06

Since the markets are always uncertain, you should devise a portfolio strategy which can survive the bear markets well enough and thrive in the bull markets.
Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor, TAP - Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B, Ten Year Treasury, Retirement, APA - Apache Corp., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, GS - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., TEP - Tallgrass Energy Partners LP, Day Trading, PLNT - Planet Fitness Inc. Cl A, Selling.

May 08, 2018
05-07-18: Factor Investing: An Automated Approach to Beating the Market
46:25

Decades of research have given way to a parade of set-it-and-forget-it product launches, especially exchange-traded funds.
Today's Stocks & Topics: E.B.I.T.DA. - Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization, RCL - Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., T - AT&T Inc., NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., 529-Plan, NTRI - Nutrisystem Inc., EFU - ProShares Ultra Short MSCI EAFE.

May 08, 2018
05-04-18: Investing on a Shoestring
46:06

The first step is rearranging and prioritizing. If you ever plan to start investing — even if you have no money right now — you need to get busy.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Real Estate, Wage Acceleration, Fastest Growing States, PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., CVS - CVS Health Corp., PG - Procter & Gamble Co., TSM - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ADR, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, Call Option, T - AT&T Inc.

May 04, 2018
05-03-18: You're Sticking with Stocks, Right?
46:04

Investors are just realizing that you don’t earn an average of 10% annually without taking some risk and suffering some pain.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement Money, Why You Should NOT Go Away in May, Warren Buffet's Performance, Global Economy, Preferred Stocks, HWCC - Houston Wire & Cable Co., SWPPX - Schwab S&P 500 Index Fund, MMM - 3M Co., PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., JD - JD.com Inc. ADR.

May 03, 2018
05-02-18: Wall St. is Sending a Wakeup Call
46:21

Your goal should be to have a plan that keeps you on course even when the market makes a correction, a crash or a bear market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Cash Value & Retirement, Dividend Portfolio Investment, Public Storage Preferred Stock, PM - Philip Morris International Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc., CMI - Cummins Inc., URI - United Rentals Inc., Gold.

May 02, 2018
05-01-18: 8 Steps to Organise Your Personal Finances
45:30

You need to define your financial goals and investment objectives. All investments must be made with a purpose in mind.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Price Earnings Growth – PEG, BMY - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Midcap Funds, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc., Real Estate, HOG - Harley-Davidson Inc., Net Profit Margin, UA - Under Armour Inc. Cl C.

May 01, 2018
04-30-18: You Can't Eliminate Risk, But You Can Measure It
46:34

Investment risk is a given. It's is up to you to understand it so that you can make confident decisions.
Today's Stocks & Topics: May and The Stock Market, Durable Goods Report, Update Your 401k, Custodial Account, ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., Commodities, Options, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Variable Life Annuity.

Apr 30, 2018
04-27-18: Should You Diversify Out of Tech Stocks?
46:17

Some popular 401(k) plans have big stakes in technology stocks. Investors need to be aware of the risks so they don’t panic in any downdraft.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Electronic Real Estate Investment Funds, Limited Partnerships, Trade War, Unethical Financial Advisers, Mutual Funds, Mutual Funds, Options, Brokers, 200 Day Moving Average, Long and Short Mutual Funds, Unusual Expectations, Roth I-R-A, Over the Counter Stocks, High Yield Bonds, Stock Evaluation, Rebuilding after Bankruptcy, Mutual Funds vs. ETFs.

Apr 27, 2018
04-26-18: The Best College Savings Plan You're Not Using
45:46

One of the best deals in college savings is also one of the least-used. You could be missing out on increased returns and reduced risk.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Buying Strategies, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., VGHAX - Vanguard Health Care Fund, Irrevocable Trust, GLW - Corning Inc., MMM - 3M Co., Trade Deficit, MAA - Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc., International Investments, IBM - International Business Machines Corp., SSYS - Stratasys Ltd., Mortgage Rates.

Apr 26, 2018
04-25-18: What a Rise in Industrial Production Means to Your Portfolio
45:40

The Industrial Production report covers manufacturing, mining, and gas and electric utilities, illustrating changes in the structure of our economy.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, Recession Predictor, Volatility, Bear Market, COST - Costco Wholesale Corp., LPTH - Lightpath Technologies Inc. Cl A, EL - Estee Lauder Cos. Cl A, Ten Year Treasury, ALO - Alio Gold Inc., QD - Qudian Inc. ADR, SOGO - Sogou Inc. ADR.

Apr 25, 2018
04-24-18: How To Protect Your 401(k) from Rising Interest Rates
46:02

Rising interest rates can hurt bond prices, but long-term investors will ride out the blips.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Life Insurance as an Investment, Housing Numbers, Oil Supply, Ten Year Yield, GIS - General Mills Inc., Cash Certificate, CHCLX - AB Discovery Growth Fund, BAP - Credicorp Ltd., BK - Bank of New York Mellon Corp., MPW - Medical Properties Trust Inc., BXMT - Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. Cl A.

Apr 24, 2018
04-23-18: Investing 101: How to Avoid Beginner Mistakes
46:28

The logistics are easy. It's developing the discipline to create and follow an asset allocation plan that is challenging.
Today's Stocks & Topics: FFBC - First Financial Bancorp, Ten Year Treasury Yield, Interest Rates, Existing Home Sales, Book vs. Market Value, LB - L Brands Inc., VLO - Valero Energy Corp., PM - Philip Morris International Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc.

Apr 23, 2018
04-20-18: Falling Short? 5 Tips for Investing In Your 50s
46:08

This is the decade when the costs of kids, aging parents, cars, and homes converge, and questions about retirement begin looming large.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc., GOOGL - Alphabet Inc. Cl A, GE - General Electric Co., REITs, GDDY - GoDaddy Inc. Cl A, Commodities vs. Stocks, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Investing with Kids.

Apr 20, 2018
04-19-18: 6 Money Topics Every Couple Should Discuss
45:23

It can be a difficult topic, uncomfortable at times. But addressing money management is also very necessary.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ETFs, Commission-Free ETFs, T - AT&T Inc., Inside Buying, PCAR - Paccar Inc., TUP - Tupperware Brands Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Blue Chip Technology Stocks, KBH - KB Home, SPWR - SunPower Corp., LB - L Brands Inc., MNKD - MannKind Corp., IPOs.

Apr 20, 2018
04-18-18: In Search of Fixed Income
46:46

Getting a fixed income should not only be your goal for your retirement years, it can also be used for you to meet other financial goals.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Cannabis Industry, AOBC - American Outdoor Brands Corp., CRM - Salesforce.com Inc., Bonds, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A.

Apr 19, 2018
04-17-18: Competitive Returns with Socially-Responsible Stocks?
46:24

More and more investors are looking to put their money where their values are.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, VOO - Vanguard S&P500 ETF, Social Security, Industrial Production, I-R-A Contributions, The Stock Market, GSY - PowerShares Ultra Short Duration Portfolio, TOL - Toll Brothers Inc., PPA - PowerShares Aerospace & Defense Portfolio, MKC - McCormick & Co. Inc.

Apr 17, 2018
04-16-18: Should You Move Ahead with that Reverse Mortgage?
47:06

They're a major financial decision, so it's important to know exactly what you're getting into.
Today's Stocks & Topics: UTMA Accounts - The Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, Retail Sales, Ten I-R-A Myths, Smartest Market, APRN - Blue Apron Holdings Inc. Cl A, EVC - Entravision Communications Corp., EPU - iShares MSCI Peru ETF, SEDG - SolarEdge Technologies Inc.

Apr 16, 2018
04-13-18: Know the Ups and Downs of Target Date Funds
47:02

Target-date funds continue to be a popular choice among investors. However, will such a fund give you the retirement lifestyle you deserve?

Today's Stocks & Topics: Online Banking, Equity, The Bond Market, Trade Tariffs in the World, Where to Invest, Bonds, Stock Adjustment, Mutual Funds, Dividends, Investing at Old Age, 401k, I-R-As, ETFs.

Apr 13, 2018
04-12-18: Re-balancing Your Portfolio is Essential - at the Right Time.
46:11

It is best executed in the calming atmosphere of a bull market, before another "Black Swan" event.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Value vs. Growth Investing, Retirement, Municipal Bonds, Utilities vs. Commodities Stocks, D - Dominion Energy Inc., VLKAY - Volkswagen AG ADR, MU - Micron Technology Inc., Investment Software, Human Instinct.

Apr 12, 2018
04-11-18: When You Shouldn't Invest Your Tax Refund
47:00

Advisers urge minimizing your tax refund, but if you're getting a big one, you're thinking it may be a good idea to invest it.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Mutual Funds, Geopolitical Risk, Rental Properties, DIS - Walt Disney Co., AVGO - Broadcom Inc., the Dow Theory, Paying Off the Mortgage, HSY - Hershey Co.

Apr 11, 2018
04-10-18: The Silver Lining of Rising Interest Rates
46:17

Investors may be jittery about the Fed's plans to bump up rates this year, but you may be able to benefit.
Today's Stocks & Topics: HPQ - HP Inc., Trade Tensions, Is this a Correction?, Insurance an a Rental Property, KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corp., Active 401k, NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, Penny stocks, CHL - China Mobile Ltd. ADR.

Apr 11, 2018
04-09-18: Are Your REITs Feeling the Pressure?
46:54

Higher interest rates raise financing costs for Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Custodial Account, EPU - iShares MSCI Peru ETF, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., UIS - Unisys Corp., SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, USL - United States 12 Month Oil Fund LP, Jobs Report, The Fed & The Market, Diversification, I-R-A Mistakes to Avoid.

Apr 09, 2018
04-06-18: Should You Diversify Out of Tech Stocks?
46:54

Some popular 401(k) plans have big stakes in technology stocks. Investors need to be aware of the risks so they don’t panic in any downdraft.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Electronic Real Estate Investment Funds, GE - General Electric Co., Trade War, Unethical Financial Advisers, Jobs Report, Mutual Funds, CSRSX - Cohen & Steers Realty Shares, Mutual Funds, SPOT - Spotify Technology S.A., BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, Options, SPFF - Global X SuperIncome Preferred ETF.

Apr 06, 2018
04-05-18: What's the Right Benchmark for a 60-Year-Old Investor?
46:01

It’s not just a matter of whether you're beating the market, but if you're exceeding your targets based on your risk tolerance.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Recession, What is the Real Risk in the Stock Market, MET - MetLife Inc., Trade Tariffs, PG - Procter & Gamble Co., KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corp., UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B, AMLP - Alerian MLP ETF, VSLR - Vivint Solar Inc.

Apr 05, 2018
04-04-18: 2018 vs 2008 - Similarities... differences?
46:35

The lengthy bull market and the recent reappearance of volatility has some investors worried that another 2008 is right around the corner.
Today's Stocks & Topics: New Investor Mistakes, Cash Out Refinance, Gold, U.S.-China Trade Conflict, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., APU - AmeriGas Partners L.P., PRU - Prudential Financial Inc., Life Settlements, Investing Strategy, TGT - Target Corp., Hard Money Lenders, BIG - Big Lots Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Stop Loss, CVV - CVD Equipment Corp.

Apr 05, 2018
04-03-18: 12 Retirement Investment Factors That Are Frequently Overlooked
46:14

Are you really aware of all the things that might affect your ability to save enough for retirement?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Portfolio Review, RRC - Range Resources Corp., Retirement Funds, CMRE - Costamare Inc., AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, Tesla, FOX - 21st Century Fox Inc. Cl B, 401k vs. Portfolio Management, Value vs. Growth.

Apr 03, 2018
04-02-18: Know the Ups and Downs of Target Date Funds
46:57

Target-date funds continue to be a popular choice among investors. However, will such a fund give you the retirement lifestyle you deserve?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Equity, The Bond Market, Trade Tariffs in the World, PCAR - Paccar Inc., Where to Invest, UPS - United Parcel Service Inc. Cl B.

Apr 02, 2018
03-30-18: Can You Pass The Financial Smarts Test?
46:59

Take this pop quiz. See if you know how to handle your money and avoid scammers.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Timing The Market, Insurance & Inflation, Moving Average, ETFs, New Way to Combat Credit Card Fraud, Steel & Aluminum Tariff, Earnings, Mutual Funds, Sectors, 529 Plan, Dividends, 401k, Natural Gas, Interest Rates.

Mar 30, 2018
03-29-18: 3 Reasons To Not Sell After a Market Downturn
47:23

An investor who has a well-conceived, long-term investment strategy should not be overly concerned with the short-term movements of the market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds, RHT - Red Hat Inc., CX - Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. ADR, FEYE - FireEye Inc., AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Foreign Stocks, VEA - Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets, MO - Altria Group Inc., NOBL - ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF.

Mar 29, 2018
03-28-18: How Monitoring Mutual Fund Flows Gives Unique Stock Market Insight
46:55

When making a capital markets forecast, trying to divine what's next for the stock and bond market, some professionals refer to fund flows data sets.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Savings Rate, Buy & Sell Stocks, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., SIVB - SVB Financial Group, AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc., Preferred Stocks, WELL - Welltower Inc., Ultrashort Bond Funds.

Mar 28, 2018
03-27-18: Absolute Return Investing – A Strategy for All Markets?
46:06

It's designed to make a positive return regardless of market condition or asset class - equities, bonds or a combination.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stock Picking Process, Bear Market, Google, Waymo, Tesla, LITE - Lumentum Holdings Inc., VIA - Viacom Inc. Cl A, Term Insurance, AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc., PDCO - Patterson Cos. Inc., DGRW - WisdomTree U.S. Quality Dividend Growth Fund.

Mar 27, 2018
03-26-18: Why Liquidity Matters
46:57

As you put together an investment portfolio, don't forget to consider liquidity. And don't forget about liquidity in other areas of your financial life.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds, The Economy Picking, Island Reversal, GE - General Electric Co., 200 Day Moving Average, Portfolio Strategy, Dividends, GERN - Geron Corp., ZION - Zions Bancorp. vs. ZIONZ - Zions Bancorp Wt, ACIA - Acacia Communications Inc., FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A., When to Buy and Sell.

Mar 27, 2018
03-23-18: Yields on Closed-end Funds Make Them Worth a Look
46:45

CEFs can offer investors a basket of investment assets on the cheap. And they provide juicy payouts that average 8 percent.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Portfolio Rebalancing, YRD - Yirendai Ltd. ADR, Stock Market Correction, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., CVG - Convergys Corp., AGN - Allergan PLC, Date Funds.

Mar 23, 2018
03-22-18: 7 Ways You Can Get More Money in Retirement
46:02

Retirement doesn't have to be a time of fixed income. Much of your future income is under your control, and there are ways you can increase it.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth I-R-A, 5 Popular Tax Tip You Shouldn't Follow, Inflation, Why You Should Travel, GIS - General Mills Inc., Today's Market, MO - Altria Group Inc., PYPL - PayPal Holdings Inc., DODBX - Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund, DODGX - Dodge & Cox Stk Fund, GLTR - ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares, Precious Metals, Pros and Cons of Real Estate Partnership.

Mar 22, 2018
03-21-18: 5 Types Of Mutual Fund Schemes To Consider Right Now
46:03

Gone are the days when you could blindly pick a few equity mutual funds by Google-searching "top equity mutual funds", look at your portfolio after a year, and beam with joy!
Today's Stocks & Topics: AMD - Advanced Micro Devices Inc., 1st Time Home Buyers, Private Data, Stock Evaluation, Social Security, CPE - Callon Petroleum Co., Real Estate & Taxes, Short Interest, SKT - Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc., NLY - Annaly Capital Management Inc., Investors Principals.

Mar 22, 2018
03-20-18: Financial Shortcuts that Can Cost You Money
45:47

Investors are sometimes blind to the mistakes they might be making when they use "rules of thumb" and wrong-headed reasoning.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Dividend Reinvestment, Social Security at 70 Years Old, Taxes, Fractional Shares, HDS - HD Supply Holdings Inc., NWL - Newell Brands Inc., XLE - Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, OAK - Oaktree Capital Group, Convert From a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, 403-B.

Mar 20, 2018
03-19-18: Got Cash? So How Do You Put It To Work...Now?
47:01

The same forces that are cruel to stock and bond investors are good for people securing cash.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop Order, 5 Year P.E. Range, VOOV - Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF, MU - Micron Technology Inc., SPKE - Spark Energy Inc., Cost Basis, 401k to IRA, KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Mar 20, 2018
03-16-18: What To Do With Your College Savings In Bear Markets
45:55

There are several tax-free or deferred options for education savings. But should I change it up if the market changes?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop on a Stock, Mutual Funds, Baby Boomers Dying Broke, Happy Retirement, VOD - Vodafone Group PLC ADR, Gross Margin, GOOG - Alphabet Inc. Cl C, APO - Apollo Global Management LLC Cl A, WDC - Western Digital Corp., Variable Annuity, 529-Plan.

Mar 16, 2018
03-15-18: How Your 401(k) Contribution Impacts Your Federal Taxes
45:29

Though boosting your 401(k) contribution might save you money up front, it could also cost you money in the long run.
Today's Stocks & Topics: DOC - Physicians Realty Trust, TGT - Target Corp., MU - Micron Technology Inc., CMG - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Long Term Care Insurance, I-R-A, When a Public Companies Go Private, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc.

Mar 16, 2018
03-14-18: Mistakes to Avoid When the Stock Market Plunges
46:45

There's no denying how nerve-wracking a 1,000-plus points drop in the Dow Jones industrial average can be, especially when it happens twice in four days as it did last month.

Today's Stocks & Topics: Interest Rates, Consumers Spending Report, The Fed, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, BGS - B&G Foods Inc., Bonds, SWN - Southwestern Energy Co., HSY - Hershey Co., Umbrella Insurance.

Mar 15, 2018
03-13-18: Long-Term Investment Strategies
46:10

Investing for the long term helps to reduce transaction costs, and saves you the time you'd spend researching worthy investments.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Housing Market, SPOT - Spotify Technology, New Investor, LB - L Brands Inc., SAVE - Spirit Airlines Inc., BYDDF - BYD Co. Ltd., BYDDY - BYD Co. Ltd. American Depository Receipt (ADR), D - Dominion Energy Inc., Qualcomm-Broadcom, KR - Kroger Co.

Mar 14, 2018
03-12-18: Maybe What You Need is a Financial 'Detox'
46:27

People focus too much time on which stock will outperform as opposed to just getting the right exposure to the entire market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Crash Course, Inflation, The World Trade Organization, Tax Rates & Retirement, BOTZ - Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF, TIPS, CDs, RH – Restoration Hardware, GLD - SPDR Gold Shares, ETFs, BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Mar 12, 2018
03-09-18: Can You Pass The Financial Smarts Test?
45:54

Take this pop quiz. See if you know how to handle your money and avoid scammers.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Timing The Market, Insurance & Inflation, VRX - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Moving Average, IIPR - Innovative Industrial Properties Inc., Max Contribution, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., AVGO - Broadcom Ltd., ETFs, New Way to Combat Credit Card Fraud, KHC Kraft Heinz Co., Steel & Aluminum Tariff.

Mar 10, 2018
03-08-18: How Should My Asset Allocation Change as I Get Older?
45:21

Retirement can last several decades, so it generally pays to maintain a healthy dose of stocks well into retirement.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Short Term Investments, CELG - Celgene Corp., JP Morgan, FAZ - Direxion Daily Financial Bear 3x Shares, FAS - Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3x Shares, FNGU - BMO REX MicroSectors FANG+ Index 3X Leveraged ETN, VFMF - Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF, TCI - Transcontinental Realty Investors Inc., ETFs, BEN - Franklin Resources Inc., ALK - Alaska Air Group Inc., Market Order or Limit Order.

Mar 09, 2018
03-07-18: Are You Committing the Bond Blunder?
46:30

There is some truth to the understanding that bonds are safer than stocks, but average investors miss an important nuance.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Steel Tariff, F - Ford Motor Co., Productivity Numbers, Beige Book, Jobs, ARCT - Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., AIEQ - AI Powered Equity ETF, MU - Micron Technology Inc., FDX - FedEx Corp., SQM - Sociedad Quimica y Minera De Chile S.A. ADR, GSY - Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF.

Mar 08, 2018
03-06-18: Bond ETFs - Not as Simple as They Seem
35:03

There are some downers related to bond ETF investing. However, if you are aware of them, you may avoid them altogether.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 200 Day Moving Average, NOK - Nokia Corp. ADR, Self-Directed IRA, The Stock Market, NKTR - Nektar Therapeutics, YGYI - Youngevity International Inc., Cost Basis, Why Are Annuities Bad Ideas, Price Target, Trump's Steel and Aluminum Tariffs.

Mar 07, 2018
03-05-18: What Higher Interest Rates Really Mean for Investors
44:37

The job market tightens pushing up wages. That will drive up consumer spending. It all means higher interest rates.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Terminology, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., AGN - Allergan PLC, 529 Plan, SON - Sonoco Products Co., Pension, Leaving IRA Assets to Your Loved Ones, NTNX - Nutanix Inc. Cl A, Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum.

Mar 06, 2018
03-02-18: Why Biggest Dow Drop Won't Derail Your Retirement
43:49

A market correction is actually a good time to save more. You get more shares for less money.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement, Trade War, The Dow Theory, VZ - Verizon Communications Inc., RAD - Rite Aid Corp., Bond ETFs, BOJA - Bojangles' Inc., Investing, HPE - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Trend Following.

Mar 03, 2018
03-01-18: How a Falling Dollar Affects Your Retirement Portfolio
45:57

Will investors prefer U.S. Dollar Denominated Assets in the future, or assets denominated in foreign currencies?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Steel Tariffs, Government Debt, Ten Year Treasury, PCG - PG&E Corp., AGN - Allergan PLC, GEO - GEO Group Inc., LOW - Lowe's Cos., Hedge Funds, MSCI - MSCI Inc., PFPT - Proofpoint Inc., Hardest Working Cities in America.

Mar 02, 2018
02-28-18: 6 Ways to Measure if Your Retirement Plan is on Track
46:02

It's about making adjustments. How to veer and steer toward a successful retirement.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 200 Day Moving Average, Red Flags, U.S. Dollar Rose in February, Government Debt, RTN - Raytheon Co., NOC - Northrop Grumman Corp., AZO - AutoZone Inc., P.E. Ratio, GE - General Electric Co., SBUX - Starbucks Corp., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., NRZ - New Residential Investment Corp., PCG - PG&E Corp., MO - Altria Group Inc., Blue Chips Stocks.

Mar 01, 2018
02-27-18: Getting What You Need from a Company's Balance Sheet
46:09

Reading between the lines and crossing out the ones that don't matter
Today's Stocks & Topics: i-Bonds, CGNX - Cognex Corp., Bull Market, What to Buy and Sell, FRESX - Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio, Real Estate, GLNCY - Glencore PLC ADR, I-R-A, Cost Basis, 401k, SND - Smart Sand Inc., Portfolio.

Feb 28, 2018
02-26-18: Getting Rid of Your Losing Anxiety
46:27

Fear can get in the way of great opportunities. It generates negative feelings, influencing decisions. Acting on emotions rather than facts.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Volatility, QIWI - QIWI PLC ADR, Asset Allocation, LVS - Las Vegas Sands Corp., Household Debt, PEP - PepsiCo Inc., Cash Flow, VSTSX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund;Institutional Select, SPY - SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust.

Feb 27, 2018
02-23-18: Should I Buy an Investment Property?
45:59

Are you prepared to put in the time? Can you handle after-hours calls? What if your tenant doesn’t pay their rent?
Today's Stocks & Topics: Retirement & Money, Debtor-in-Possession - DIP, Retirement Money, Housing Bubble, CPB - Campbell Soup Co., ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., LEA - Lear Corp., SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, NYMT - New York Mortgage Trust Inc.

Feb 24, 2018
02-22-18: What's Wrong With Bond Funds?
44:09

Despite all of the benefits, there are drawbacks to investing exclusively through bond funds rather than acquiring your own individual bonds.
Today's Stocks & Topics: CMI - Cummins Inc., American Finances, Recession, TBT - ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury, Roth IRA, WMT - Walmart Inc., XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., Bond ETFs, GEX - VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF, GCV - Gabelli Convertible & Income Securities Fund Inc.

Feb 23, 2018
02-21-18: 7 Costly Mutual Fund Mistakes to Avoid
44:11

Deceptive claims, hidden risks and half-baked strategies, they can trip up your mutual fund success.
Today's Stocks & Topics: PLAY - Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc., KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., Twin Deficits, Types of Computer Trading, VWO - Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, ENB - Enbridge Inc., CVS - CVS Health Corp., MCD - McDonald's Corp., OKTA - Okta Inc. Cl A.

Feb 22, 2018
02-20-18: Should You Add A Robo-Adviser To Your Financial Team?
45:04

You have the computer, money manager, and account holder all making choices, but doing it different ways.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Investing Tools, Banks & Financial Crisis, Inheriting Money, MGM - MGM Resorts International, FQAL - Fidelity Quality Factor ETF, JLL - Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., MO - Altria Group Inc., CHK - Chesapeake Energy Corp., CMI - Cummins Inc., Bitcoin.

Feb 21, 2018
02-19-18: One Way to Hedge Against a Market Downturn
46:26

You should prepare your portfolio for a market shift by adding an investment that doesn't move in lockstep with the market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Inherited IRA, The Housing Market, The Job Market, The Dollar, Dividends & Taxes, Market Evaluation, How to Invest, 529 Plan, Large Caps, Pension Plans, Retirement, Investments & Taxes.

Feb 19, 2018
02-16-18: Can You Invest Like Warren Buffett? Should You?
45:03

Here's how you can build a stock portfolio using the Oracle of Omaha's investing principles.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Bonds, TDOC - Teladoc Inc., CELG - Celgene Corp., Housing Report, Interest Rates, Imports, I-R-A & Taxes, Stop Order, MRK - Merck & Co. Inc., Market Forecast, TVIX – Velocity Shares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN, OAK - Oaktree Capital Group LLC Un.

Feb 17, 2018
02-15-18: How to Create an Investing Plan and Manage Risk
44:33

Successful investors stick firmly to a chosen strategy, refining it as they go with knowledge gleaned from successes and failures.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Peer-to-Peer Lending, Gold & Inflation, Bond Yields, VLO - Valero Energy Corp., SBRA - Sabra Healthcare REIT Inc., Retirement, OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., HCN - Welltower Inc., KELYA - Kelly Services Inc. Cl A, TBT - ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury.

Feb 16, 2018
02-14-18: 12 Money-Saving Moves That Can Cost You In The Long Run
43:03

Not all budget solutions are created equal.
Today's Stocks & Topics: ALGN - Align Technology Inc., 2006 Recession, Why Many Americans Stay Poor, 401k Rollover, VPU - Vanguard Utilities ETF, OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., GWPH - GW Pharmaceuticals PLC ADR, Inflation, KHC - Kraft Heinz Co., CAT - Caterpillar Inc.

Feb 15, 2018
02-13-18: Bond Fund Investing
44:33

Conserving capital, reasonable current income, profits without undue risk and only half the freak out during a market slide.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Support and Resistance, Fear of Inflation, XOM - Exxon Mobil Corp., MCK - McKesson Corp., AAPL - Apple Inc., ANET - Arista Networks Inc., TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, ETFs vs. Individual Stocks, GE - General Electric Co., Technical Analysis, Market Capitalization, AEP - American Electric Power Co. Inc.

Feb 14, 2018
02-12-18: Why Dividend Stocks Are Losing Their Magic
44:39

Everyone has been chasing dividends. The hunt has been relentless for equities that keeping on giving. But times have changed.
Today's Stocks & Topics: REITs, Utilities, PCG - PG&E Corp., Active vs. Passive Funds, Budget Deficit, KIM - Kimco Realty Corp., VCSH - Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, GE - General Electric Co., BA - Boeing Co., CAT - Caterpillar Inc., VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, Roth IRA.

Feb 13, 2018
02-09-18: Taxes: “5 Things to Do Instead of Freaking Out About Your 401(k)”
44:01

There are several steps consumers can take to better their financial health in just a few minutes.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, TAP - Molson Coors Brewing Co. Cl B, AMZN - Amazon.com Inc., Money Wasting Things, Bitcoin, Trade Deficit, LVS - Las Vegas Sands Corp., Discount Rate, REITs, Investing, AMGN - Amgen Inc., BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR.

Feb 10, 2018
02-08-18: Taxes: Asset 'Location' vs. Asset Allocation
41:03

Investments are taxed at different rates, which makes knowing when to put them in taxable or tax-deferred accounts important.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Fix Income, Preferred Stocks, The Stock Market, XOP - SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF, Investing Cash, Bitcoin, Trade Deficit & The Economy, FOSL - Fossil Group Inc., OLED - Universal Display Corp., SHOP - Shopify Inc. Cl A, BA - Boeing Co., USB - U.S. Bancorp.

Feb 09, 2018
02-07-18: Why, and How, to Invest in REITs
45:06

REITs are well suited to income investors since they must pay out at least 90% of their net taxable income in the form of dividends.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Roth 401k, CWBR - Cohbar Inc., GM - General Motors Co., GATX - GATX Corp., FMC - FMC Corp., Inflation Scare, HD - Home Depot Inc.

Feb 08, 2018
02-06-18: Paying Too Much in Fund Fees on Your 401(k)?
44:15

The lower cost funds were more than three times more likely to beat similarly invested higher-cost funds.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 10-Year Treasury Benchmark, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., DSW - DSW Inc. Cl A, VIX - CBOE Volatility Index, SNR - New Senior Investment Group Inc., The Stock-Market, High Yield Bonds, VTTHX - Vanguard Target Retirement 2035 Fund Investor, MJX - ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF.

Feb 07, 2018
02-05-18: How to Manage Market Risk in 2018
44:12

Expect another year of economic growth, higher corporate profits. And along with rising equity markets, rising risks.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Building Wealth, General Electric, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Cryptocurrency, Market Index, CCJ - Cameco Corp., TGT - Target Corp., Dividends, ABBV - AbbVie Inc., The Stock Market.

Feb 06, 2018
02-02-18: 2018-The Year the Bond Market Runs Out of Gas?
43:56

Bond Fund Manager Bill Gross says bond yields are likely to rise only slowly, but that will result in basically flat returns for fixed income.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Investment Apps, Asset Correlation, Taking Social Security Early, ABX - Barrick Gold Corp., Bill H. Gross, REGN - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., SDO - GALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF, Investors Too Greedy For a Stock-Market Selloff, Bitcoin, Cannabis Business, SPYD - SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 High Dividend ETF, P.E. Ratio.

Feb 03, 2018
02-01-18: Decisions: Should You Go ROTH or Regular?
43:53

A Roth IRA gives investors a "pay now, save later" tax advantage, unlike traditional IRAs, which tax withdrawals in retirement.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Variable Universal Life Policy, The Stock Market Reality, Income and Spending, Million-Dollar 401k, TA – Travel Centers of America LLC, PIMIX - PIMCO Income Fund;Institutional, AAOI - Applied Optoelectronics Inc., F - Ford Motor Co., Terminology, BAC - Bank of America Corp., BIDU - Baidu Inc. ADR, Crude Oil.

Feb 02, 2018
01-31-18: How To Pick Better Exchange Traded Funds
44:43

Keeping a portfolio of bonds diversified and well-balanced can be tricky. An ETF can take care of all that complexity for you automatically.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 401k, How To Survive The Stock Market Correction You Know Is Coming, How Does Cryptocurrency Work?, Income and Spending, GASFX - Hennessy Gas Utility Fund Investor, BMCH - BMC Stock Holdings Inc., F - Ford Motor Co., HD - Home Depot Inc., WYNN - Wynn Resorts Ltd., FNB - F.N.B. Corp.

Feb 01, 2018
01-30-18: Investing 101 for Millennials
44:38

They have as much as 70 percent in cash, versus the recommended percentage of 65-75 percent for their age group.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop-Gap, Over Million Dollar 401ks, Home Ownership, Buying the Dip, GEO - GEO Group Inc., Venture Capital, MNK - Mallinckrodt PLC, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., VWDRY - Vestas Wind Systems A/S ADR, Balance Sheet, Value Line Investment Survey, KR - Kroger Co., DTE - DTE Energy Co.

Jan 31, 2018
01-29-18: One Way to Hedge Against a Market Downturn
44:36

You should prepare your portfolio for a market shift by adding an investment that doesn't move in lockstep with the market.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Inherited IRA, The Housing Market, The Job Market, The Dollar, Dividends & Taxes, MXIM - Maxim Integrated Products Inc., Market Evaluation, KR - Kroger Co., GE - General Electric Co.

Jan 30, 2018
01-26-18: New Record in Stocks: What Should an Investor Do Now?
44:23

“Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.”
Today's Stocks & Topics: When to Buy or Sell, GDP Report, The Next Recession, MKC - McCormick & Co. Inc., OUT - Outfront Media Inc., Roth I-R-A, OHI - Omega Healthcare Investors Inc., REITs, FCAU - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., MTUM - iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF.

Jan 27, 2018
01-25-18: The Super-Easy Retirement Investing Plan
44:35

Not enough time to investigate investment choices - which investments to buy and which ones to let go?
Today's Stocks & Topics: POTN - Potnetwork Holdings Inc., CRRFY - Carrefour S.A. ADR, NVDA - NVIDIA Corp., Interest Rates Spread, Fitbit, Mutual vs. Index Funds, SPXL - Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X Shares, NWL - Newell Brands Inc., Inverse ETFs, Passive ETF, Support and Resistance, VRX - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., Reverse Mortgage.

Jan 26, 2018
01-24-18: Profits from Gains Not Dividends - Picking Growth Stocks
44:43

Growth investors focus on the future potential of a company, with much less emphasis on the present price.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Next Year Earnings, Gold, Home Sales Report, Yield Spread, MIC - Macquarie Infrastructure Corp., Price-Earnings Ratio, HBI - Hanesbrands Inc., Bonds, Corporate Bonds vs. Municipal Bonds & Taxes, ADM - Archer Daniels Midland Co.

Jan 25, 2018
01-23-18: How to Generate The Income You Need in Retirement
45:01

As investors approach this transition from saving to spending they should take these important.
Today's Stocks & Topics: WM - Waste Management Inc., MU - Micron Technology Inc., Earnings Season, New Fed Chairman, Rocketing U.S. Stock Market, STNG - Scorpio Tankers Inc., BGS - B&G Foods Inc., KKR - KKR & Co. L.P., CSVFX - Columbia Global Dividend Opportunity Fund, MJX - ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF.

Jan 24, 2018
01-22-18: Practical Bond Portfolio Construction: The 'Rule Of 10'
44:36

For the investor who likes to research and own individual stocks owning individual bonds can be fun, interesting and rewarding.
Today's Stocks & Topics: POWW - AMMO Inc., Over the Counter Stocks, Buying a House, Investing, CryptoInvestors, TNA - Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3x Shares, Labor Market, USCI - United States Commodity Index Fund, AAPL - Apple Inc., PFF - iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF, TEVA - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ADR, Bonds, BGS - B&G Foods Inc.

Jan 23, 2018
01-19-18: The Worst Funds for Your 401(k)
44:01

These three groups of funds should be the last you turn to with your hard-earned retirement savings.
Today's Stocks & Topics: 529 Plan, Chasing Returns, TGT - Target Corp., Dividend Reinvestment Plan – DRIP, Inverse ETFs, Risk Premium, GOV - Government Properties Income Trust, QCOM - Qualcomm Inc., Profit Taking, BA - Boeing Co., NTR - Nutrien Ltd.

Jan 20, 2018
01-18-18: Is Your Mutual Fund Exposing You To Too Much Risk?
44:29

Some big U.S. mutual funds are investing in high-yield securities that overseas regulators warn may not be suitable for retail investors.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Stop-Loss Order, INST - Instructure Inc., The Beige Book, Mortgage Rates, Cryptocurrencies, Bonds, ARCC - Ares Capital Corp., Business Development Companies – BDC, Roth IRA, CTL - CenturyLink Inc., Banking Stocks, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities – TIPS, FB - Facebook Inc. Cl A.

Jan 19, 2018
01-17-18: 5 Top 5 Software to Track Your Assets in 2018
44:53

Financial software creates a budget and tracks your finances and portfolio of stocks, mutual funds, bonds, even real estate investments.
Today's Stocks & Topics: KSHB - Kush Bottles Inc., Cryptocurrencies, IGF - iShares Global Infrastructure ETF, OMAB - Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V. ADR, TGT - Target Corp., LKOR - FlexShares Credit-Scored U.S. Long Corporate Bond Index Fund, Return on Equity, GE - General Electric Co., Jerome Powell.

Jan 18, 2018
01-16-18: 5 Disadvantages of Online Trading
45:08

You know the pluses of online trading. You should also know the negative aspects so you can determine if it’s a strategy that's truly a good fit for you.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Hedging, DRIPX - MP 63 Fund (FUND), U.S. Dollar New One Year Low, Taxes & Retirement Plans, GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF, BABA - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. ADR, NKE - Nike Inc. Cl B, AMT - American Tower REIT, SQ - Square Inc. Cl A.

Jan 17, 2018
01-15-18: Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds
45:58

Encore Presentation: The difference between index funds and mutual funds and why an index fund will almost certainly be a better investment than an actively managed mutual fund.
Today's Stocks & Topics: Capital Losses, The Market in 2018, Index Funds, Proffered Stocks, Roth I-R-A & Taxes, House Prices, International Markets, Residual Value, When to Sell., I-R-As, Triple-Double Tops, How to Start Investing, Mutual Funds, Technical Analysis.

Jan 15, 2018
01-12-18: 5 Biggest Trends That Will Affect Your Money in 2018
45:04