U.S. Stocks

The End Of The TINA Trade?

Are we approaching the end of the TINA – “There Is No Alternative” (to buying stocks) – trade? The author of today’s article believes that’s likely the case, stating that “U.S. stocks are trading at a historically high premium… And in the coming weeks, stocks are about to get a lot more expensive. This, coupled with the realities associated with… 

What “Persistently Low Returns” Would Mean For Retirement Strategizing

Half a percentage point. That is what one assessment suggests to expect return-wise from a balanced U.S. stock and bond portfolio over the next 10 years (before fees and taxes!). So what would the effects of an era of “persistently low returns” be on retirement strategizing? Today’s article examines the implications for 401(k)s, annuities, Social Security, medical care, alternative investments… 

What Does The Chinese Bear Mean For Retirees In The U.S.?

With the stock market of the world’s second-largest economy – China – having dropped by more than 20%, what does this mean for retirees in the U.S., who often hold significant positions in non-U.S. stocks? The author of today’s article notes that such a divergence between the U.S. stock market and a leading foreign market is increasingly rare – and… 

3 “Best-In-Class” High-Yielders With Appeal For Retirees

When it comes to what retirees typically want in their stocks, today’s article sums it up as “dividend stocks that have high yields, consistent payments, and good outlooks for the future.” The author proceeds to highlight three stocks that seem to fit this bill perfectly: a major oil company (which is positioned to continue to do right by its investors…