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    Got $300K? These Funds Could Let You Retire Now

    Early retirement handwritten in a note. getty This “stocks-up, yields-down” market is clobbering income investors. With stock prices floating higher, yields are crumbling to dust: with the 1.3% payout on the typical S&P 500 stock—a 20-year low—you’d need to invest $2.2 million to get just $2,500 a month in dividends! (And let’s not forget that… More

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    Two Powerful Charitable Giving Strategies—Compared

    Which is better, using appreciated securities or an IRA? Here’s a calculator to answer the question. Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity in Culver City, California. (Photo by John Wolfsohn) Getty Images The 2017 tax law, with its huge standard deduction, did serious damage to the tax benefits of philanthropy: Now, for a lot of taxpayers,… More

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    Are Investors Too Bullish On Earnings?

    Stock market on target getty It was another good week for the stock market, as many of the market averages made further new highs. After the April 1 surge by the S&P 500 above 4000, this was certainly not surprising. It was also a good week for the European markets, as the German DAX and the… More

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    Stocks This Week: Buy American Express And Analog Devices

    Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg © 2020 Bloomberg Finance LP Here is the short-term market analysis and two long stock recommendations. The S&P cycles have bottomed. From March 26 to April 11, the S&P has risen 66.3% of the time for an average 17.6% gain or an expected return of 11.7%, the second lowest among the… More

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    Biden’s Infrastructure Plan May Slow Economy Down, Moody’s Says—But Not For Long

    Topline Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi said Monday that President Biden’s massive infrastructure plan could actually slow the economy down in the short term—here’s why. WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 2: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the March jobs report in the State … [+] Dining Room of the White House on April 2,… More

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    Top Stocks To Short Today As Big Jobs Report Propels Market

    Getty Confidence was surging this morning with the big jobs report beat from the Good Friday holiday. The Labor Department noted that nonfarm payrolls increased by 916,000 in March, and the unemployment rate fell to 6% – this was far beyond expectations of the 675,000 gains economists were expecting. Given the holiday Friday, pent up… More

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    How To Shore Up Your Portfolio By Targeting Emerging Market Stocks

    Stock market graph. getty Emerging markets offer favorable conditions for value investing. Here are 3 ways to explore opportunities in emerging markets. With global bond interest rates near 5,000-year lows and U.S. stocks trading near 100-year highs, the traditional 60/40 balanced investment portfolio’s return outlook is somewhat bleak. Generating an attractive real return is becoming more challenging, requiring that investors… More

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    The $3 Trillion Infrastructure Initiative – How To Invest It?

    The Future & Creation getty “Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”  Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises The coming Infrastructure Initiative will be about getting something big… More

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    GameStop Crash Wipes Out $5 Billion In Market Value, But One Market Expert Says Shares Could Skyrocket Again

    Topline GameStop shares plunged Wednesday after the long-struggling Grapevine, Texas-based gameseller reported earnings that failed to impress analysts, but the firm’s new ecommerce push prompted one expert to release Wall Street’s most bullish price target, marking the first analyst to say that a turnaround could actually justify GameStop’s meteoric valuation. Jefferies just upped its GameStop… More

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    Bitcoin Is A Cryptocurrency, But Is It Money?

    Three diagonal digital chains on a blue background. Blockchain technology concept. Mining and … [+] cryptocurrency. Close up. 3d rendering getty A cryptocurrency is a software object with units or “tokens” that can be transferred securely and verifiably from one owner to another. Transactions are recorded in a public, widely distributed database (a “blockchain”). The transfer verification mechanism is cryptographic. It employs a mathematical protocol for authenticating each transaction. The designers of the software object intend… More

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