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Monday, November 28, 2022

Growing optimism that the Fed may be ready to ease future interest rate hikes sent stocks higher in a quiet trading week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.78%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.53%. The Nasdaq...

Monday, November 14, 2022

A cooling inflation number ignited a powerful rally on Thursday, sending stocks to strong gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 4.15%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 5.90%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Monday, November 7, 2022

Hawkish comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell, following the announcement of another 75 basis points interest rate hike last week, cast a pall over financial markets, sending yields higher and stocks lower.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, October 31, 2022

Stocks overcame poor earnings results from some of America’s largest companies to post gains last week as investors cheered positive earnings surprises, easing inflation and a rebound in economic growth.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

A positive start to a new earnings season and late-week hopes for a near-term easing in Fed rate hikes lifted investors’ spirits and powered stocks to gains for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 4.89%, while the...

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Stocks were mixed last week amid wide intra- and inter-day price swings, as technology shares bore the brunt of the downdraft.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.15% for the week. Meanwhile, the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A powerful two-day stock rebound cemented a positive week for investors as a new trading month began.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.99%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 added 1.51%. The Nasdaq Composite index increased 0...

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Rising recession fears and uncertainty in the bond and currency markets sent stocks to new 2022 lows last week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 2.92%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 slumped 2.91%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Last week, Fed Chair Powell said the U.S. would not tame inflation without economic pain. This week heightened recession fears and sent stocks broadly lower.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 4.00%, while the Standard &...

Monday, September 19, 2022

A hotter-than-expected inflation report sent stocks sharply lower last week as investors faced the prospect of more aggressive interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve for perhaps a longer period.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell...

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

In a holiday-shortened week of trading, stocks posted healthy gains despite more tough talk on monetary policy from Fed officials.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.66%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 gained 3.65%. The...

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The overhang of Fed Chair Powell’s Jackson Hole speech the previous week carried over into last week as investors recalibrated stock valuations amid a seemingly more assertive monetary policy stance.The Dow Jones Industrial...

Monday, August 29, 2022

A comprehensive sell-off on Friday following comments by Fed Chair Jerome Powell drove stocks to losses for the week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 4.22%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 dropped 4.04%. The Nasdaq Composite...

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Stocks tumbled on Friday, sending stocks to a weekly loss after an otherwise quiet August week of trading.The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped -0.16%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 1.21%. The Nasdaq Composite index...

Friday, November 22, 2019

America's official retirement age - when a person can start claiming Social Security benefits - is between 65 and 67. But in many cases, Social Security won't be enough to cover all expenses in retirement. Most people need income from...

Friday, November 15, 2019

Seasonal uptrend. It's beginning to look a lot like a Santa Claus rally as the S&P 500 Index pushes toward it's ninth record high in three weeks. The S&P 500 hasn't posted two consecutive declines for 27 trading days, the longest...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Financial mistakes can occur throughout your lifetime. Whether you’re in your 40s, 50s or 60s, it’s important to be aware of financial pitfalls to avoid. Planning is the best way to avoid financial mistakes, and those...

Friday, October 18, 2019

Weigh your choices before deciding where - or whether - to move your retirement savings when you switch employers.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Investors may want to avoid these common errors when saving for retirement. In the sports world, a mental error can cost your team the big game. When you are investing, a mental error can put your retirement portfolio at risk....

Friday, October 4, 2019

A rough start. Stocks are searching for direction this morning after a rough start to the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 Index dropped about 3% in the past two trading sessions, the first time the benchmark has dropped 1% on consecutive...

Friday, September 27, 2019

The financial considerations of retiring “earlier” or “later” If you can retire by choice, the question of “when” comes to mind. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of retirement at three...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Last chance to start your 2019 SIMPLE IRA! September 30th is the deadline! Defer up to $13,000 pre-tax, plus $3,000 catch-up if over 50! No TPA Very low fees 1% - 3% matching (only if employee contributes) Call your 401(k) headquarters...

Friday, September 13, 2019

Auto-pilot is regularly used to fly airplanes. But is it a good idea for your retirement investments? An increasing number of automated retirement plans are appearing on the market, promising to adjust your investments over time....

Friday, September 6, 2019

It may be time to adjust your investment mix and investing approach. Over time, your investment portfolio can change subtly. A bull market can leave you with more of your holdings in equities than you prefer, and the target asset...

Friday, August 30, 2019

You can't control how your investments perform, but you can control the order in which you withdraw them. Bev Bachel looks at sequence of returns risk-a factor that can have a big difference on your retirement funds. Learn more at the...

Friday, August 23, 2019

Inflation fears, trade talks, political and international developments...there's a lot going on in the world right now. As we've seen over the years, events like these can influence stock prices in the short-term. When you hear that...

Friday, August 16, 2019

Lessons to learn from this experiment. Retirement is ideally a happy time of your life, freeing you up to do things you’ve long postponed. However, the prospect of retirement can also cause stress if you’re not sure you...

Friday, August 9, 2019

Have you saved enough for these major retirement expenses? Many people approach retirement thinking that their cost of living will decrease once they stop working. This is only partially true, and misconceptions about future expenses...

Friday, August 2, 2019

Millennials are the most computer literate generation, and they’re used to instant access to all kinds of information. This doesn’t mean that they’re financially savvy. Unfortunately, money is seldom taught in public...

Friday, July 26, 2019

Your investment strategy and estate plan should keep pace as your views evolve. Time changes our perspective on many things, including our finances. Perhaps you used to think that money would solve all your problems, or that you...

Friday, July 19, 2019

Managing finances responsibly takes a lot of time -- and experience. Try to avoid the traps described here.

Friday, July 12, 2019

LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead. LPL Financial Research believes that even as investors face prospects...

Monday, July 1, 2019

Taking control of your financial situation can help alleviate stress and potentially free up money to put toward your retirement savings.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A new survey finds that baby boomers are some of the most motivated members of the workforce today.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A new study finds that older job hunters are less likely to be forced into “old-person jobs” these days.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Baby boomers should steer clear of these six missteps to boost their chances of a secure retirement.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Retirement success depends on spending as much as—or less than—you withdraw each month. Here’s how to nail the balance.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Thanks to new rules, reverse mortgages—long seen as loans of last resort—are proving popular with cash-strapped retirees.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Baby boomers are hitting retirement age at an excellent time for stocks, and it’s leaving many with more money than they know what to do with.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

For many boomers, retired life is marked by four distinct phases.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

These four retirement facts might surprise baby boomers—and can help them better prepare for their non-working years.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Retirement concerns have baby boomer women holding on to their jobs for longer than they planned.

Monday, November 14, 2016

It’s often said that boomers should wait as long as possible before claiming Social Security benefits. Here’s why.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A new study finds that Baby Boomers are less confident than ever about their financial prospects in retirement.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Planning your retirement expenses can be a challenge, especially when it comes to these five costs. Here's what boomers should expect.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Various studies have uncovered unique challenges and opportunities facing retiring Baby Boomers. Here's what they should know.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Thousands of Baby Boomers reach retirement age every day, though many aren't leaving the workforce. Yet.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Staying in your job for just a year longer can benefit your retirement savings in more ways than one.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Critical 401k Mistakes