Today’s article discusses whether investing abroad is worth it. Here’s what they had to say, “For most of the past decade, international investing hasn’t lived up to its billing. Domestic-stock mutual funds have outperformed most foreign rivals. The typical U.S. stock fund returned 8.2% annualized over the 10 years through March 31, reports researcher Morningstar. That easily beat the 6.2% average yearly return in the international arena.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses a different kind of retirement bucket list, this one is a retirement income-specific bucket list. Here’s one of the to-dos, “Taste A Classic We all know the power of a classic. Whether it’s a classic car, landmark place to eat, or song from our past, classics take us back to a better place and time… when life seemed simpler and carried special meaning for us. Well several companies have been carrying on a history of dividend payments like few others and can add some nostalgic income to your portfolio. Many classic dividend payers not only provide an appealing yield, but have been rewarding shareholders with dividend payments for over 100 years.” To check out the whole list, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article exposes three “retirement-crushing unforeseen circumstances” and how to avoid them as much as possible. Here’s one of them, “Dealing with a badly timed stock market drop. Everyone understands the stock market rises and falls in cycles over the years. Yet when it comes time to plan for retirement, this basic fact can be very hard to deal with. If the market drops right after you retire, you could find yourself with a far smaller retirement nest egg than you had expected.” They explain how to meet this risk head-on in the article, HERE.
Netflix is doing something for investors that might help old Average Joe out. Today’s article explains what’s going on, “The move is aimed at making Netflix shares easier for everyday investors to buy. After doubling this year, Netflix is now worth an eye-popping $681 a share. Few companies in the S&P 500 have stocks that cost that much. For example, investors could buy nearly eight shares of Facebook (FB, Tech30) for the same amount of money.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article gives several reasons why this summer may be a dud. Here’s what they had to say, “In 2011, the S&P, tracked by the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), was volatile but flat going into June. The real fireworks started thereafter, when stocks dropped 20% in July and August. Could the same happen in 2015?” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Can you force anyone to save for retirement? And by forcing them to save for retirement, does it make a difference? Today’s article discusses the potential law. Here’s what they had to say, “While any move to ameliorate America’s retirement crisis would be positive, the research suggests that employees need both the opportunity and encouragement to join retirement savings programs, as well as education about how much they’ll need when they hit their golden years. Right now, only half of Americans have access to a retirement plan through their employer, with contractors, low-wage and part-time workers and employees at small firms most at risk for lacking such plans.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article reveals several stocks that could have some serious dividend pay. Here’s one of them, “Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (CBRL) operates 634 company-owned restaurant and gift shop locations in 42 states and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee. The restaurant segment has posted strong performances in the first quarter of 2015 and is expected to continue to improve throughout the second quarter, Montagne says. She points to low gas prices, an improving economy and an improving job market as factors that support Cracker Barrel sales.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights three generic drug stocks that you may want to check out. Here’s what they had to say about one of them, “If you’re looking for impressive numbers in a generic drug stock, look no further than Lannett. The company made nearly $274 million in revenue with over $57 million going to the bottom line last fiscal year. Lannett’s return on equity stands at 40% — a figure that would bring smiles to the faces of most investors.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights three stocks you’ll want for your retirement portfolio. Here’s what they had to say, “we’re going to look at three stocks that I consider a solid foundation for a retirement portfolio. All pay respectable current dividends, and — importantly — all have a long history of raising their dividends. That’s critical to ensure your income stream keeps up with inflation over time.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
You’ve finally got your retirement finances together and you think you’re bullet-proof. Nothing can stop you. But what about something completely unexpected like, divorce? Or maybe you get bored of your job and think, “I think I’ll start my own business!” Today’s article highlights four storms that could rain on your retirement parade. Here’s what they had to say, “The biggest threats to your financial security in retirement aren’t likely to be large, impersonal forces like the markets or the economy. Rather, the biggest risks could be right under your nose.” To read more, CLICK HERE.