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This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

This Brilliant Idea Can Make Everyone Better With Money, Older Americans Say

Polls consistently show that older Americans regret a lot of things — working too much, choosing the wrong partner, not taking care of their health, and so on. There are also often financial regrets, such as not having saved enough and investing too little for retirement. This last regret has many reasons: everything from the …

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Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

Opinion: High debts and stagflation will bring the mother of all financial crises

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) – The global economy is heading for an unprecedented confluence of economic, financial and debt crises, following the explosion of deficits, borrowing and debt over the past few decades. In the private sector, the mountain of debt includes that of households (such as mortgages, credit cards, car loans, student loans, personal …

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Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Why the stock market is suffering its worst rate hike cycle performance ever

Anyone watching the market knows that stocks have been hammered since the Federal Reserve started in March, which turned into an aggressive series of interest rate hikes, but Deutsche Bank strategists say they might be surprised to learn that these rate hikes are probably not the culprit. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.32% has experienced a …

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Reducing the Fed's balance sheet via quantitative tightening is "a total mistake", says Mizuho

Reducing the Fed’s balance sheet via quantitative tightening is “a total mistake”, says Mizuho

The Federal Reserve’s attempt to shrink its balance sheet through so-called quantitative tightening, or QT, is “a complete mistake,” according to Mizuho’s chief U.S. economist. “There is a non-negligible likelihood that market liquidity will be adversely affected well before the $2 trillion target is reached, preventing the Fed from reaching its target,” said Steven Ricchiuto, …

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End of year gathering?  Stock market uptrend set to come up against stagflation fears

End of year gathering? Stock market uptrend set to come up against stagflation fears

The period between now and the end of the year marks a historically bullish home stretch of the year for US equities, especially just before and after Christmas. The question for investors is whether favorable seasonal factors will be offset by economic fundamentals. The momentum for a year-end run in equities only seems to be …

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Has the market bottom been reached?  5 reasons why US stocks could continue to suffer as we approach next year.

Has the market bottom been reached? 5 reasons why US stocks could continue to suffer as we approach next year.

With the S&P 500 holding above 4,000 and the CBOE volatility gauge, known as Wall Street’s “Vix” or “fear gauge,” VIX, +0.74% having fallen to one of its lowest levels of the year, many Wall Street investors are starting to wonder if the lows are finally being reached for stocks – especially now that the …

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The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

The floodgates are open to grandparents to save on college for grandkids

If you’re a grandparent looking to save the day by helping your grandkids pay for college, take a look at a tax-efficient 529 college savings plan before the end of the year. Rule changes to federal financial aid calculations in 2023 mean new investment opportunities are open for family members to help without hurting financial …

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Stock market rally amid FTX blast and Facebook-parent layoffs, says investors could whistle past recession graveyard

Stock market rally amid FTX blast and Facebook-parent layoffs, says investors could whistle past recession graveyard

Investors stunned by last week’s strong rally in stocks may want to listen to Tom Waits’ song, 1978’s “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard,” to sober up the dangers that still lurk. The surge in stocks catapulted the S&P 500 SPX index, +0.92% TO SPY, +0.97% almost back to the 4,000 mark on Friday, also taking it …

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