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Stock Market Today 10/26/20: Stocks Retreat as COVID's Second Wave Grows
stocks

Stock Market Today 10/26/20: Stocks Retreat as COVID's Second Wave Grows

Investors let go of stimulus hopes and embraced COVID fears on Monday as cases surged both in the U.S. and abroad.
October 26, 2020
How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market
Politics

How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market

Myths abound, but when it comes to your portfolio, it's not as simple as which party wins the White House.
October 26, 2020
10 Best European Stocks for an Income-Rich Recovery
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

10 Best European Stocks for an Income-Rich Recovery

Wealth managers suggest that U.S. investors delve into foreign equities. These are some of the best European stocks you can buy for bargain prices and…
October 26, 2020
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Markets

The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
October 26, 2020
The 7 Best SPDR ETFs to Buy and Hold
ETFs

The 7 Best SPDR ETFs to Buy and Hold

These seven SPDR ETFs can help you build a solid, low-cost portfolio core while allowing you to benefit from America's growth and innovation.
October 26, 2020

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Once You Create a Living Trust, Don’t Forget to Fund It
estate planning

Once You Create a Living Trust, Don’t Forget to Fund It

Your real estate holdings, life insurance, bank accounts and retirement savings won’t magically flow into your trust. You have to put them there. Fail…
October 26, 2020
Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar
stocks

Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar

Check out our earnings calendar for the upcoming week, as well as our previews of the more noteworthy reports.
October 25, 2020
Know What You’re Paying for When You Buy an Annuity
annuities

Know What You’re Paying for When You Buy an Annuity

Demystifying annuities is important now more than ever as the current market landscape is shining a light on the benefits an annuity can provide. A fi…
October 24, 2020
The Politics of Election-Year Financial Planning
retirement

The Politics of Election-Year Financial Planning

The competing candidates for president are polar opposites in terms of taxes, adding a new urgency to year-end tax planning. Just what are they propos…
October 24, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/23: Stimulus Stalemate Stalls Stocks
Markets

Stock Market Today 10/23: Stimulus Stalemate Stalls Stocks

Gridlock in D.C. and underwhelming earnings reports from a couple of Dow stocks split the major indexes.
October 23, 2020
15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2021
stocks to buy

15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for 2021

Do you want growth potential or financial stability? Why not both? The best mid-cap stocks for 2021 are a group of dual-threat picks.
October 23, 2020
5 Best Mining Stocks to Buy Now
commodities

5 Best Mining Stocks to Buy Now

Gold mining stocks have been on a tear in 2020, but they're not the only way to profit off digging into the ground.
October 23, 2020
Know What You’re Getting – and Giving Up – With an Annuity Income Rider
annuities

Know What You’re Getting – and Giving Up – With an Annuity Income Rider

Guaranteed income is always nice, but nothing in life is free. Weigh the trade-offs carefully.
October 23, 2020
Why Are Roth Conversions So Trendy Right Now? The Case FOR and AGAINST Them
Roth IRAs

Why Are Roth Conversions So Trendy Right Now? The Case FOR and AGAINST Them

Have you been tempted to join the wave of folks jumping on the Roth IRA conversion bandwagon? First, check out the pros and cons to see if it makes se…
October 23, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/22/20: Stimulus' Siren Song Pulls the Bulls Along
stocks

Stock Market Today 10/22/20: Stimulus' Siren Song Pulls the Bulls Along

Thursday's gains were driven by more positive language on stimulus negotiations, but an uncertain timeline kept those advances modest.
October 22, 2020
Where Millionaires Live in America
investing

Where Millionaires Live in America

Looking to rub elbows with the rich? These 15 metro areas have the highest concentrations of households with at least a million dollars in liquid asse…
October 22, 2020
How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn
debt management

How to Play Defense on Your Debt – Even in an Economic Downturn

For anyone with debt to their name, right now could be a great time to take advantage of unique opportunities to either refinance, pay off or even dra…
October 22, 2020
How to Be Happy (Not Bored!) in Retirement – Starting Today
happy retirement

How to Be Happy (Not Bored!) in Retirement – Starting Today

Here are 12 ways to prepare now for retirement so that you’ll be happy, active, fulfilled and never, ever bored.
October 21, 2020
The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
Investing for Income

The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Fidelity funds are renowned for their managers' stock-picking prowess. We rate Fidelity's best actively managed funds that are popular in 401(k) plans…
October 21, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/21/20: Snap Soars, Netflix Nosedives as Stocks Sit and Wait
stocks

Stock Market Today 10/21/20: Snap Soars, Netflix Nosedives as Stocks Sit and Wait

Stocks mostly treaded water Wednesday as stimulus negotiations continued, but Snap (SNAP) and Netflix (NFLX) provided some fireworks.
October 21, 2020
The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
mutual funds

The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Vanguard funds account for a third of the 100 most popular 401(k) retirement products. We rank Vanguard's best actively managed funds, including its t…
October 21, 2020
Election 2020: 3 Things Retirees Should Pay Attention To
retirement planning

Election 2020: 3 Things Retirees Should Pay Attention To

When it comes to your money in retirement, here are three main issues that seniors should pay attention to before they cast their votes in the 2020 pr…
October 21, 2020
There’s Never Been a Better Time for Business Owners to Make a Move
small business

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Business Owners to Make a Move

The uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and our upcoming election may make business owners nervous, but they also may present opportunities … for those…
October 21, 2020
Waiting to File for Social Security Benefits Is Hard, but Payoff Is Sweet
social security

Waiting to File for Social Security Benefits Is Hard, but Payoff Is Sweet

Your piece of the Social Security pie will be bigger each month for the rest of your life if you do.
October 21, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/20/20: Glimmer of Stimulus Hope Gives Stocks a Small Lift
stocks

Stock Market Today 10/20/20: Glimmer of Stimulus Hope Gives Stocks a Small Lift

Tuesday's rigid stimulus deadline seemingly blurred as House Democrats and the White House made progress toward a middle ground.
October 20, 2020