Not All Bad News

Wall StreetToday’s article explains why there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for investors. Here’s what they had to say, “The S&P 500 Index is currently trading at about 15 times the earnings analysts expect constituent companies to post over the next year, according to FactSet. This reading on this popular measure of valuation, known as “forward P/E,” compares to a 15-year average forward P/E ratio of 15.7.
Of course, the conclusion gleaned from a historical comparison depends on the timeframe considered.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

DIY Retirement

Senior Couple Calculating BudgetToday’s article explains how a do-it-yourself retirement doesn’t have to be as challenging as you might expect it to be. Here’s what they had to say, “With the decline of traditional pensions, many older workers and retirees face a “do it yourself” retirement: You’re on your own to figure out how to make your retirement savings last for the rest of your life. With retirements that can extend 20 to 30 years or more, this is indeed a daunting challenge for those who are fortunate enough to accumulate significant savings by the time they retire.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Avoid These Six Mistakes

Retirement PlanToday’s article has six retirement mistakes to avoid. Here’s one of them, “Mistake no. 1: Not taking advantage of the retirement-planning tools available Retirement accounts like IRAs or 401(k)s are vital and important sources of income for retirees, and many employers provide accounts for their employees to invest in. Working individuals of all ages should establish these accounts and regularly contribute to them.” To read more and to check out the other five, CLICK HERE.


This Is Why You Shouldn’t Panic

Stock-ExchangeIf you’re considered about the stock market what ever you do, don’t panic. Today’s article gives several reasons why you should take it easy. Here’s one of the reasons, ” The U.S. economy looks good America’s stock market hit an all-time high in May 2015. Even with all the turmoil since then, the market is only about 10% below that record level. We aren’t anywhere near a “bear market” (a 20% drop). Really bad stock market downturns typically occur when the U.S. economy tanks or the Federal Reserve makes a terrible call on interest rates.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Apple Stock

Apple StoreToday’s article discusses the Apple stock and what you need to know. Here’s what they had to say, “Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock has taken a serious beating during the past six months, down about 24%. During the same period, the S&P 500 declined about 11%. With the stock already trading conservatively before the pullback, shares are now trading squarely in bargain territory. This is as evident as ever by comparing Apple to three stagnating companies in different industries: McDonad’s (NYSE:MCD), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), and H&R Block (NYSE:HRB).” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Check Out These Stocks

imageToday’s article highlights a handful of stocks that are marching to the beat of their own drum. Here’s what they had to say, “If investors want to stay in the stock market, the most defensive classes of stocks come to mind. This review does not include electric utilities or basic consumer products giants, but it does include food, water, phones, tobacco and defensive retail. All these stocks were hardly down against the real carnage in the first week, and some even rose!” To read more, CLICK HERE. 

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Moving Your Money Around

BeachToday’s article discusses retirement money from abroad. Here’s what they had to say, “An Australian citizen and his American wife had accrued about $390,000 in Australian retirement plans. Having moved to the U.S., the couple now wanted to move their funds here as well. The man, who was in his late 40s, had lived in Australia for most of his life. His wife, a little younger, had lived in Australia for only a short period.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Big Bank Stocks

QuotesToday’s article discusses banks stocks and why you may want to consider them. Here’s what they had to say, “Big banks faced a rough end to 2015 followed by a significant sell-off on the first trading day of 2016, but one analyst says now is the time to buy these large-cap bank stocks. Although Morgan Stanley tumbled more than 11 percent over the course of the last month and JPMorgan fell more than 6 percent, Barclays senior analyst Jason Goldberg thinks there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and that is the Federal Reserve.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

Check Out These Stocks

Cell PhoneToday’s article explores some of the best and worst dividend stocks for 2016. Here’s what they had to say, “With the first trading day of the New Year upon us, it’s time to clean up that portfolio. Get rid of those dividend dogs, and replace them with winners that’ll boost payouts and appreciate in price in the year ahead. First, let’s call out the paper payout tigers. These stocks may look good on paper (thanks to their yields) – but if you own them, you should sell these ticking time bombs.” To read more, CLICK HERE.