Month: December 2018

Credit: Getty Royalty FreeGetty For many Americans, investing in mutual funds is their primary, or perhaps only, way of saving for retirement. This means their sole exposure to the stock market, one of the greatest methods of wealth creation, is through fee-driven funds over which they have little control. Throughout the last 20 years, total mutual fund net assets
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Destruction in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS California’s wine country’s real estate market is slowly recovering from last year’s wildfires. Selma Hepp, vice president of business intelligence at Pacific Union International in San Francisco, recently looked at the impact of the disasters from the deadly fires of
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Getty You didn’t have to look hard in 2018 to find folks talking about tax – especially on social media. Thanks to tax reform, SALT became a common term outside of the culinary world. Section 199A made headlines (and headlines and headlines). And, the complexities of sales tax were debated at the Supreme Court and
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The stock market needs the so-called FAANG stocks to be “unified and consistent” for it to head higher into the new year, veteran trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Monday. FAANG stands for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google parent company Alphabet. The group, which led the market higher earlier this year, helped pull equities
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Crypto-currencies against the backdrop of a tax return.Getty I am not a tax professional or expert. Readers should seek advice from licensed tax professionals before making any decisions. Nothing written is financial or tax advice, only opinion. [Ed note: Investing in cryptocoins or tokens is highly speculative and the market is largely unregulated. Anyone considering
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The “Options Action” traders share three options trading strategies to kick off the week. Mike Khouw recommends a call spread in Disney. Carter Worth recommends the Russell 2000 small-cap ETF. Brian Kelly recommends shorting the U.S. Dollar. Trader disclosure: Brian Kelly is long AMD, CBOE, CME, GCAP, GS, HIVE, IBM, MCB, MSFT, MU, NVDA, OSTK,
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  If you’re planning to make New Year’s resolutions for 2019, there’s a good chance at least one of them will be related to your finances. Money management issues like big credit card bills or a small savings account balance may be more top of mind on a day-to-day basis, but the beginning of a
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In recent years, Mediterranean and Asia Pacific flavors have become more mainstream, with diners indulging in the Hawaiian dish poke and falafel rice bowls at restaurants like Cava. However, in 2019 you’ll likely see more of a North African and Middle Eastern influence. Harissa, a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste, is already enticing diners in
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