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There's a worrying split between stocks and bonds, and economists aren't sure which market is right

There's a worrying split between stocks and bonds, and economists aren't sure which market is right

Finance
The stock market is euphoric over the idea that a trade deal between the U.S. and China will fix the economy and boost earnings. However, the bond market is a different story. There, investors still perceive uncertainty, and even a possible recession lurking. "One of these markets is going to be wrong, and it's hard to know this time around which one it's going to be," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at National Securities. "The bond market is betting we are not going to see stabilization of growth, and that the China trade war drags on." Buye...

How to Invest in a Bear Market

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]It s been proved time and again that long term investing through good times and bad outperforms other investment approaches But staying focused on the long haul is tough when the market is going nowhere but down A bear market can bring portfolio losses that take a toll on even Latest Articles in
While there are now fewer 401(k) millionaires, investors did make smart moves during market volatility

While there are now fewer 401(k) millionaires, investors did make smart moves during market volatility

Finance
The markets have recovered from their year-end turbulence. Still, you'll likely see the negative effects of that turmoil when you open up your latest 401(k) statement. Average account balances for 401(k), 403(b) and individual retirement accounts dropped for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, according to Fidelity Investments. The average 401(k) plan balance fell 10 percent to $ 95,600 from $ 106,500 in the third quarter. The average IRA balance, meanwhile, dropped 11 percent to $ 98,400 from $ 111,000 in...
Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

Finance
The earnings season is about to get a lot more interesting with about a quarter of the S&P 500, nearly half of the Dow Jones Industrials and three of the four biggest companies in the world reporting in the week ahead. Mega-cap tech companies Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon report respectively on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There will be heavy focus on them, not just because they are the biggest stocks — Microsoft first, then Amazon and Apple fourth — but because they represent growth and have been market leaders. Facebook, the sixth largest stock by market cap, also reports on Wednesday. The bar has already...