NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) – If there is one thing that
gives brokerage executives the cold sweats at night, it is the
attitude of younger Americans toward the stock market.
A startling 44 percent, for instance, think plain old
savings accounts are the best way to save for one’s golden
years, according to the Generation Z and Money Survey, put out
last year by online brokerage TD Ameritrade.
NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) – The honeymoon for dividend
stocks is over.
These stocks outperformed strongly for years, following the
investor-rattling financial bust of 2008.
But since the end of 2013, the returns of dividend stocks,
including stodgier sectors like utilities, have been lagging the
broader market, and investors have started to take notice.
NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) – If there has been a
grand-slam home run among investment products in recent years,
it is the target-date retirement fund.
A one-stop shopping choice for many retail investors,
target-date funds allow an investor to pick a retirement date -
say 2030 or so – and the mix of underlying investments is
adjusted over time to support that goal.
NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) – If you think picking stocks
in a single country is tricky, imagine if your job is to find
winners and avoid losers around the world.
You’d have a big menu to select from, but that could also be
a major drawback. Chaos in the Ukraine? Riots in Thailand? You
need to be on top of how it will affect portfolios.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – It doesn’t matter how famous, or how important or how rich the person is – virtually everyone likes to stroll down memory lane and reminisce about their first job, which was usually very menial and extremely low-paid.
Since last August, to coincide with the nation’s monthly employment report, Reuters has been interviewing a host of prominent achievers on the subject. We have chatted with business titans, tech visionaries and some of the world’s leading humanitarians.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors have no shortage of things to fret about these days. An aggressive stock slump, emerging markets in turmoil, an agonizingly slow jobs recovery.
But what if things really hit the fan?
As in, a total financial system breakdown? Or runaway inflation, on the heels of money printing by the Federal Reserve? Or some unforeseen black swan, like overwhelming natural disasters or armed conflict?
NEW YORK (Reuters) – There are countless thousands of investing books out there, but precious few that could be considered true classics.
Some of the obvious titles include Benjamin Graham’s “The Intelligent Investor,” of course, one of the bibles of value investing and a favorite of gurus like Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett. Maybe books like Burton Malkiel’s “A Random Walk Down Wall Street,” or “Beating the Street” by former Fidelity Magellan manager Peter Lynch should also be included on the syllabus.
NEW YORK, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Think of successful people, and
the mind usually defaults to areas of personal achievement. A
Wall Street CEO, maybe, or a hotshot lawyer, or a billionaire
founder of a tech startup.
But what if we defined success in different terms — say,
having touched the most people’s lives in their time of greatest
need? By that standard, the people below might be some of the
most successful people in the history of the planet.
NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Dan Zevin has been hearing a lot
of reports lately about allowance inflation. His source: his
10-year-old son Leo.
“The numbers are definitely going up,” says the 49-year-old
humorist and author of the Thurber Prize-winning “Dan Gets a
Minivan”. “And the only thing that matters to your kid is what
Richie Rich’s parents are giving down the street.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pop quiz: What would it take for you to have true retirement security?
Odds are you just thought of a number – $500,000, maybe, or $1 million, or $5 million.