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Q: I've been planning to invest a large amount of money in a Vanguard index fund. Just when I was ready to fill out the forms the Dow Jones industrial average started to fall and alarming news stories were calling it a correction. I don't want to put money into this fund and immediately lose...
Investors continued to run for safety Wednesday, driving the Dow Jones industrial average down another 173 points, to 16,141. But it could have been worse. In a rush to the exits earlier in the day, the Dow had plunged more than 400 points.
Finally, some relief. But barely.
If you have a 401(k), there's a good chance you have money in the Pimco fund, because it's been one of the darlings of the fund industry. The fund's longtime manager and founder, Bill Gross, has been a rock star among mutual fund managers, with his every word followed in the media and people...
Will a stronger American economy be enough to bolster U.S. corporate profits and calm investors at a time when the world is unmistakenly turning weaker?
As the stock market enters the last quarter of the year, investors are expected to stick with stocks. Not because they think stocks are a great deal. Rather, professional investors see no other game in town.
Want to spot the "no exit" of painful debt?
Ask just about anyone near retirement age if they think they will have plenty of money to last through retirement and you're likely to see their insecurity.
Paychecks have been disappointing investors for years, but that's not all that's been putting pressure on household spending.
Europe is hurting. But the continent's debt and stagnation problems aren't going to end soon.
As college freshmen begin to lay the groundwork for their futures, the job experiences of many recent college graduates may take some of the thrill and promise out of early days on campus.
You might have gone to a supermarket, mailed a package at UPS or gone to a restaurant or hospital and thought nothing about holding your wallet tightly.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index, the most commonly used representation of the stock market, made history Tuesday as it crossed over the 2,000 mark and closed at 2,000.02.
This week, the Federal Reserve will go into one of the most carefully scrutinized events of the year when it debates whether employment has healed enough to let interest rates start to rise.
Q: My wife stopped working and started staying home when we had our little ones. Now we have a lot of credit card debt we'd like to get rid of. Assuming I have a solid 401(k) balance for my age, is it wise to take a loan from my 401(k) to pay off the credit cards? I'm 40 and have $165,000 in my...
On the face of it, the stock market seems to be drifting lower based on military tensions and geopolitical concerns involving the Middle East and Russia.
Investors can't shake the jitters.
Many moderate-income Americans in no position to weather ongoing spike in gasoline costs Many moderate-income Americans in no position to weather ongoing spike in gasoline costs
Pricey stocks, bonds have experts guessing too Pricey stocks, bonds have experts guessing too
Choice between stocks, bonds confounds even market experts Choice between stocks, bonds confounds even market experts