Up And Up The U.S. Stock Market Went

slider2aToday’s article discusses the performance of the U.S. stock market. Here’s what the author had to say, “stocks kicked off Friday higher, with the rally accelerating into the afternoon. Helping to juice stocks at the opening was a report from the Commerce Department that showed the pace of U.S. economic growth in the second quarter was revised higher to 4.6%, in line with expectations. That indicator was the latest sign that the U.S. recovery remains on the right track, if uneven.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Check Out These Defense Stocks

Military HummerLooking for some great defense stocks but don’t know which one to pick? Today’s article highlights three defense stocks that you may want to check out. Here’s what they had to say, “defense contractors have gained steady ever since the ISIS conflict began featuring prominently in the news. These stocks have exceeded the performance of the broader market by a wide margin and some of them have touched all-time highs.” To check out the stocks, CLICK HERE.

How To Be Prepared For An Unexpected Early Retirement

Railroad TracksYou’ve read all of our posts, you’ve set up a timeline and everything is set in motion. But what if your retirement train were to derail with an unexpected job loss or you health changes suddenly? Today’s article discusses how you can prepare for the unexpected. Here’s one tip, “consider what you want in retirement. Once people get into their 50s, they need to look at how early they can retire, based on what they want, says Joe Franklin, president of Franklin Wealth Management in Hixson, Tenn. “Determine​ at what age you are independent enough to say, ‘I can keep working if I enjoy it or leave if I don’t like it.'”” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Busting Retirement Myths

RetirementPaperworkThere is a lot of retirement information out there. A lot of it true and some…not so much. Today’s article is busting some popular retirement myths. Here’s one of them, “my life is simple and I have a will — that’s all I need. I’m always amazed by how unprepared people are when a loved one (especially a spouse or parent) passes away. Without proper planning, the days following a death can be disastrous and not the way the deceased had planned.” To read all of the myths, CLICK HERE.

Checking Out Cloud Computing Stocks

CloudToday’s article discusses cloud computing stock performances by bringing you an index of the best and worst. Here’s what the author had to say about these stocks that are included in the list, “Enterprise software companies IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP are also included in the index. Microsoft’s share price YTD is up 27.02% with a $10K investment made on January 2nd worth $13,055 as of market close Friday. Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) is up 4.03% for the year, delivering $10,613 on $10K invested on January 2nd.” But to check out which stocks are the best and worst, CLICK HERE.

You Shouldn’t Count On Working Into Your 70s For Retirement-Savings

American retirement plan concept with word cloudIt’s easier to think that in 20 years you will just be able to accept your need for work to save for your retirement. But as you will learn in today’s article, working longer isn’t the greatest retirement-savings plan. Here are some stats from the article, “The Northwestern Mutual 2014 Planning and Progress Study, which queried more than 2,000 adults representing a weighted cross-section of the population by age, gender, race/ethnicity, education and income, finds that too many people are relying on staying in the workforce longer to help fund their retirement–and that doesn’t always happen.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

These Stocks Are $2 Or Even Less

$2 BillYou may have read our stocks under $10 post at the earlier this week. But today, we’re bringing you an article that discusses stocks that have fallen below even the $5 mark to $2 or less. And unfortunately for these stocks, it’s not a good sign. Here’s what the author of the article had to say about the companies on the list, “there are 66 companies – worth more than $90 million – that trade primarily on a major U.S. exchange for $2 a share or less. Some of these companies are fallen heroes of days gone by…” To read more, CLICK HERE.

You And Your IRA And What You Should Know

Senior Couple Calculating BudgetToday’s article discusses how you should handle your IRA in the best way possible during your retirement. The article begins with the author explaining required minimum distributions (RMD), “these withdrawals are a requirement under IRS rules, since Uncle Sam wants to collect the taxes you’ve deferred on contributions to your IRAs or 401(k)s. You must take your distribution by April 1st of the year you turn 70 ½; subsequent RMDs are due by December 31st each year.” You can read the entire article when you CLICK HERE.

Stocks Under $10

Wet Seal Looking for stocks that are under $10 that you’ve actually heard of? Today’s article features 11 stocks that are under $10 and have giant upside potential. Here’s what they have to say about one of the stocks, “Wet Seal Inc. (NASDAQ: WTSL) doesn’t seem to have anything good going for it, though the return of its former CEO may offer some hope for the company. The apparel company was raised to Buy from Neutral with a $1.50 price target at B. Riley this week after having been at $0.68 before the call. Shares were up at $0.75 mid-Friday, against a 52-week range of $0.65 to $4.11. Effectively, this is a “double or nothing” call.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Watch Out For This ‘Kinda High’ Stock

Wall StreetToday’s article discusses why Tesla stock is up and why that may not be so good. Here’s what the author had to say, “last week, Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk cautioned short-term traders the stock is “kinda high.” Investors continue to blow off the warning, sending the shares up another $3.79, or 1.4%, to $281.19. But fundamental mathematical analysis shows why Musk has reason to be concerned” To read more, CLICK HERE.