Market Commentary

Interest rates, Brexit, earnings revisions add to market volatility

January 20th, 2019
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From rising rates and their effect on the markets to the Brexit’s failed plan attempts and PG&E filing for bankruptcy, this week was filled with ups and downs. Through it all, one factor seems to remain consistent – volatility. Read on to get the Zacks view.[…]

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How Should You Invest for Retirement?

September 26th, 2017
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Guaranteed pensions are becoming almost a thing of the past, as more and more employers are switching to defined-contribution plans, such as 401(k). Should retirees mourn the shift. Read on to find out…
Are You Worried About Your 401(k)?
A Wall Street Journal article published in January suggests that some of the earliest proponents of 401(k) are now regretting the plan’s current status.[…]

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Is a Bear Market Around the Corner?

September 17th, 2017
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Due to recent events this month, investors are in no mood to rejoice. Stocks dipped and Treasuries surged last month as markets grappled with a barrage of ‘headlines.’ Is this the beginning of the end for the year’s equity bull? Read on to get all the details …
Stock Rally Snaps…Is a Bear Around the Corner?[…]

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Healthcare in Retirement is Getting Costlier…Are Your Prepared?

September 13th, 2017
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Baby boomers take note. Your healthcare in retirement may have just gotten pricier, as suggested by a recent study. Will that affect your financial ‘health?’ Find out, in this week’s Steady Investor News…
Healthcare in Retirement is Getting Costlier…Is Your Nest Egg Covered?[…]

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Amazon’s Latest Ammo Could Affect Grocery Retail

September 5th, 2017
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U.S. grocery retail had a disruption of sorts this week, thanks to one firm’s seemingly insatiable appetite to grow. Will it rain discounts for grocery shoppers? What does this mean for supermarkets’ profitability? What should investors be paying attention to? Get the insights in this week’s Steady Investor News…
After crushing traditional retail stores’ margins with its online discounts,[…]

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How to Overcome Your Financial Fears

August 31st, 2017
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What scares you the most when it comes to money? Whether it is retirement, not saving enough or living in debt – your fears may just be of your own making, and it’s high time you overcame them.
Read on as we take a look at some of the most common financial worries and discuss ways to beat them.[…]

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As the Fed Unwinds its Balance Sheet, Will Your Mortgage be Affected?

August 26th, 2017
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The Federal Reserve has expressed plans to unwind its holdings of U.S. Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). This “taper” will not happen overnight, and will likely begin after the Fed funds rate hike cycle is “well underway,” according to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).[…]

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July Marks Another Solid Month for US Jobs

August 17th, 2017
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It has happened again. The U.S. has created more jobs than most people expected according to the July employment report. The jobs market is considered one of the most important indicators of economic health, and the latest employment figures sure offer a solidly promising (if not phenomenal) picture.[…]

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Is US Tech Spotless Enough for Investors’ Eternal Sunshine?

August 15th, 2017
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Mutual funds are pouring over technology stocks, and it is not hard to understand why. U.S. Technology is among the top performing sectors so far this year – something which has translated into big gains for funds overweight in the sector.[…]

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Are Investors Treading Dangerous Waters?

August 15th, 2017
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Are U.S. investors addicted to domestic equities? Among major developed countries, U.S. investors’ portfolios have the largest proportion of domestic exposure. But with skyrocketing valuations, are investors treading dangerous waters?
As of December 2014, the share of home equities in U.S.[…]

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