Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:30 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Investors triple-teamed the market, boosting the Dow Jones Industrial Average (18,613.52), the benchmark S&P 500 (2,185.79) and the Nasdaq (5,228.40) to new records at the close Thursday

Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:36 pm
By Jill Cornfield · Bankrate.com

The 3 major stock market indexes – the Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite — all zoomed to record highs for Thursday’s closing bell. The last time the 3 indexes hit highs in concert was in 1999, also the last time the 17-year cicadas emerged in the Northeast. The Dow

Friday, July 08, 2016 5:52 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

The stock market embraced a strong jobs report to break through its Brexit funk and close at new highs.

Monday, May 09, 2016 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Markets don’t like uncertainty, and a Trump win for the presidency would seem more conducive to unpredictability than a Clinton victory would.

Monday, March 14, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Market volatility is stressing out investors, especially retirees.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

Wealthy investors are finding it difficult to erase the memory of the financial meltdown.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 12:57 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

On Monday, the U.S stock market opened lower on weak economic news out of China and lower oil prices. If China’s economy catches a cold, does Europe get the flu?

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:19 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says, “When employees choose a lump-sum payout instead of a monthly pension payment, the responsibility for managing and investing the pension money shifts from the employer to the employee.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

The stock market’s ho-hum performance in 2015 didn’t affect the heads of these three tech companies.

Monday, December 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

One thing’s for sure: Investors won’t be bored with the stock market next year.

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