By Kyle Tetting
Long-term, two factors drive the direction of stock prices: Earnings and interest rates. The overwhelming direction for both earnings and stock prices is higher. And though the lines do diverge on occasion, the divergence typically doesn’t last long.
We started 2018 with elevated stock valuations and markets excited about the prospects for future earnings. But short-term, other factors besides earnings and interest rates can move stock prices.
Technology helps make divestiture easier, but as Kyle Tetting explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO, investors also have other factors to weigh. […]
Lisa Lewitzke offers tips to guard against attempts to trick you out of financial information. […]
Bonds can struggle when interest rates are rising. In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Steve Giles explains why and how to hold on. […]
By Kyle Tetting
As this bull market passes nine years old, I’m dismayed by the number of so-called experts just fixated on its conclusion. […]
Retirees often are advised to set a withdrawal rate for their investments. In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Art Rothschild explores when to consider varying the rate. […]
Designating beneficiaries for their accounts lets investors control who gets how much of the account’s distributions when they die. As Mike Hoelzl explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO, naming beneficiaries can help cut confusion, delays and expenses for distributing funds. He offers five tips to consider. […]
Although stock market volatility merely returned to typical ranges in 2018, the abrupt resurgence was unprecedented, jarring some investors into feeling roller-coaster price swings. Dave Sandstrom offers some perspective in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]
Corporations receiving federal tax cuts have several ways they can share the wealth with their investors. In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Marc Amateis offers some pros and cons of four top options for companies looking to pass tax breaks along to shareholders. […]
By Joel Dresang
What strikes me now about that $2 bill in my wallet is the value of being prepared for an emergency. If you know you can cover a worst-case scenario, you have one less worry weighing you down. You can enjoy the here and now a little better. You’re afforded the luxury of working toward the future without dreading it. […]
The return of stock volatility and sudden rise in interest rates that marked the first quarter of 2018 help inform the outlook for long-term investors. Brian Kilb and Kyle Tetting explain in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]