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Stock Market Today 8/4/20: Stocks, Stimulus Both Inch Forward
Markets

Stock Market Today 8/4/20: Stocks, Stimulus Both Inch Forward

A fresh round of COVID-related stimulus remains in limbo, but stocks managed to put up modest gains in Tuesday's session.
August 4, 2020
10 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election
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10 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election

The 2020 election likely will be a pivot point for several areas of the market. Here are some of the best stocks to own should President Donald Trump …
August 4, 2020
10 Best Stocks to Buy If Joe Biden Wins the Presidency
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10 Best Stocks to Buy If Joe Biden Wins the Presidency

If Joe Biden emerges from the Nov. 3 election victorious, these 10 picks could be some of the best stocks to own under the new administration.
August 4, 2020
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Mount Rushmore features massive 60-foot-tall busts of celebrated presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevel…
August 4, 2020
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Stock Market Winners, Losers and Lessons Learned
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Stock Market Winners, Losers and Lessons Learned

Kiplinger.com senior investing editor Kyle Woodley joins our Your Money's Worth podcast to discuss what we can learn about investing from the stock ma…
August 4, 2020

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6 SPACs to Buy for 'Smart Money' Returns
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6 SPACs to Buy for 'Smart Money' Returns

Everything you need to know about the resurgent special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and which SPACs you should put on your radar.
August 3, 2020
3 Reasons Why 2020 May Be the Greatest Giving Year Ever
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3 Reasons Why 2020 May Be the Greatest Giving Year Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic is proving that we’re a nation of givers. Here’s why and some tips on how you can best do your part as well.
August 3, 2020
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Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s
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Why You Might Still Need Life Insurance in Your 50s and 60s

Thought you were past all that by this age? Well, if you have a mortgage that would be tough for your spouse to pay off or grown children you are supp…
August 3, 2020
Who Can Still Do a Stretch IRA after the SECURE Act: Explaining the Exceptions to the Rule
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Who Can Still Do a Stretch IRA after the SECURE Act: Explaining the Exceptions to the Rule

Many beneficiaries who inherit IRAs lost a major tax break recently, but five types of people still qualify for this “stretch IRA” benefit. Are you am…
August 3, 2020
7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement
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7 Surprisingly Valuable Assets for a Happy Retirement

If you want a long and fulfilling retirement, you need more than money. Here are the most valuable retirement assets to have (besides money), and how …
August 3, 2020
Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar
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Kiplinger's Weekly Earnings Calendar

Check out our earnings calendar for the upcoming week, as well as our previews of the more noteworthy reports.
August 2, 2020
5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement
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5 Tips to Minimize Your Taxes in Retirement

Don’t pay more than you have to. It all starts with a thorough understanding of the basics of how retirement income is taxed.
August 2, 2020
Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy
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Retired? Good Luck Getting a Mortgage, Even If You’re Wealthy

One 70-year-old’s story highlights the challenges. Prepare for more paperwork and hoops to jump through than you could imagine.
August 2, 2020
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Stock Market Today 7/31/20: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores
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Stock Market Today 7/31/20: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores

Blowout earnings from Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) led another charge by the Nasdaq on Friday.
July 31, 2020
18 of the Market's Most Heavily Shorted Stocks
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18 of the Market's Most Heavily Shorted Stocks

Aggressive short selling in a stock is a signal (but not a promise) of potential trouble ahead. Here are 18 of the most heavily shorted stocks right n…
July 31, 2020
Apple’s Stock Split Could Dampen the Dow
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Apple’s Stock Split Could Dampen the Dow

iPhone maker Apple (AAPL), currently the most important stock in the blue-chip average, will see its influence decline substantially after a 4-for-1 s…
July 31, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/30/20: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News
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Stock Market Today 7/30/20: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News

The U.S. suffers its worst GDP drop in history, jobless claims rise and a host of other headlines converged to send the market to mixed results Thursd…
July 30, 2020
The 7 Best Funds for Beginners
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The 7 Best Funds for Beginners

New investors have it better than ever. The best mutual funds and ETFs for beginners feature no minimum investments, dirt-cheap fees and broad market …
July 30, 2020
U.S. Suffers Worst-Ever 32.9% Annualized GDP Decline in Q2
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U.S. Suffers Worst-Ever 32.9% Annualized GDP Decline in Q2

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented collapse in economic activity.
July 30, 2020
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These 2 Words Could Send Your Retirement Money to the Wrong Beneficiary
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These 2 Words Could Send Your Retirement Money to the Wrong Beneficiary

"Per stirpes" vs. "per capita." Making the wrong choice could cause an estate planning disaster.
July 30, 2020
Post-COVID Savings and Protection Strategies to Implement Now
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Post-COVID Savings and Protection Strategies to Implement Now

Ongoing market volatility and economic strain caused by the pandemic are derailing many retirement strategies, but there are steps you can take to sho…
July 30, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/29/20: Big Tech Gets Grilled; Stocks Keep Cooking
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Stock Market Today 7/29/20: Big Tech Gets Grilled; Stocks Keep Cooking

Big Tech stocks pushed higher Wednesday as their CEOs were questioned on Capital Hill, and Kodak's (KODK) incredible ascent continued.
July 29, 2020
Good News: COVID-19’s Social Distancing Seems to Cure FOMO
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Good News: COVID-19’s Social Distancing Seems to Cure FOMO

Fear of missing out can put you in debt, but social distancing means no one’s missing out on anything these days. Financially, that’s great news, espe…
July 29, 2020
Insurance Question: Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?
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Insurance Question: Say Rioters Destroy My Business, Am I Covered?

If you ask your broker, the answer may be no. But don’t just accept that response. Know what your policy covers, and how to protect yourself.
July 29, 2020
Hidden Costs of Roth IRA Conversions
Roth IRAs

Hidden Costs of Roth IRA Conversions

Yes, Roth IRAs are pretty great, but they can come with some potentially costly complications.
July 29, 2020