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As the economy strengthens, more workers nearing retirement age are feeling better about their economic prospects. That’s the good news. Still, many others are worried about their savings, or lack of savings, and how they will get by once they stop working for good. Overall, 85 percent of working Americans said retirement will be a
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After another week of roller coaster market action, investors may be looking at the balance in their 401(k) plan and wonder what they should do about their retirement savings. The volatility in the U.S. and global equity markets has led some “buy-and-hold” investors to make major moves in their retirement plans. Daily trading activity in
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Prepare your calculators. The Internal Revenue Service has updated its tax brackets for 2019. This year marks the first under the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, an overhaul of the tax code that resulted in lower individual income tax rates, a doubled standard deduction and the elimination of personal exemptions. For the new year,
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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.: “What a great company. $93 billion market cap company, run incredibly well. That’s my kind of company for this environment.” Arconic Inc.: “We’re not arbitrageurs. Let’s just take the profit and run, or even, frankly, let’s just go, because we don’t know how that deal’s going to work out.” Qualcomm Inc.:
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In an uncertain investing environment, CNBC’s Jim Cramer likes to highlight “the best of the best” of the “slowdown plays,” or stocks that do well in a weaker economy. So, on Tuesday, the “Mad Money” host profiled the turnaround at Bausch Health Companies, the drugmaker formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Under the leadership of Chairman
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Semiconductor stocks are getting wrecked. The chipmakers have taken on water in November, falling nearly 2 percent and compounding losses suffered since the beginning of fall. Stocks like Qualcomm, Skyworks, Nvidia, Micron and AMD are all sharply lower in the past week. The worst could still be ahead for the group, says Boris Schlossberg, managing
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He called the October correction, and now that same money manager believes stocks are at risk for another leg lower. According to Federated Investors’ Steve Chiavarone, last week’s midterm election was just one of three key events that could spook the markets again before year’s end. He lists President Donald Trump’s meeting with President Xi
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Amazon’s next big move could be taking on the giants of the delivery industry, RBC Capital Markets’ Mark Mahaney told CNBC on Thursday. “There’s another investment cycle coming, and I bet you it’s around shipping and them actually coming out and directly competing with FedEx and UPS,” the lead internet analyst said on “Power Lunch.”
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Amazon has long been dubbed Wall Street’s king of retail, but not this year. Shares of online marketplace Etsy have soared 145 percent in 2018, nearly triple Amazon’s gains. Etsy stock soared 24 percent Wednesday following its quarterly earnings report. The company raised its annual revenue forecast after reporting it benefited from raising fees it
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Shares of cybersecurity firm Symantec have fallen nearly 30 percent this year, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer thinks that it’s worth taking a second look at the beaten-down stock. In August, hedge fund Starboard Value invested $670 million into Symantec and nominated five new board members. Starboard Value has “a really consistent long-term track record,” Cramer
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