List/Grid Monthly Archives: February 2017

Robert Powell's Retirement Portfolio: Want to invest in art, gems and antiques? Why it’s a bad idea to put exotic investments in your IRA

Robert Powell's Retirement Portfolio: Want to invest in art, gems and antiques? Why it’s a bad idea to put exotic investments in your IRA

It’s just a drop in an $8 trillion bucket. But the roughly $50 billion in “unconventional assets” that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in half a million individual retirement… Read more »

Earnings Outlook: Best Buy earnings: Analysts differ wildly about what results will bring

Earnings Outlook: Best Buy earnings: Analysts differ wildly about what results will bring

Some analysts think Best Buy will see sales growth, and others think depressed TV pricing could hurt the top line Best Buy Co. Inc. is expected to announce fourth-quarter earnings… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil ends lower ahead of supply data, but notches February gain

Futures Movers: Oil ends lower ahead of supply data, but notches February gain

By Markets/commodities reporter Oil futures headed lower on Tuesday, with prices on track to tally their smallest monthly gain in a year as traders awaited data that may reveal a… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat as investors await big Trump speech

Market Snapshot: Stocks retreat as investors await big Trump speech

U.S. stocks pulled back from records Tuesday as investors remained cautious ahead of a speech by President Donald Trump that could determine whether the market’s recent surge will be justified… Read more »

Will Trump’s boost for defense stocks still stand after tonight?

Will Trump’s boost for defense stocks still stand after tonight?

Aerospace and defense stocks were mixed Tuesday, as investors continued to digest President Donald Trump’s promise to seek a “historic” boost for military spending and await his address to Congress… Read more »

Beer Goggles: Brewers’ existential challenge: Make ‘amazing’ beer or die

Beer Goggles: Brewers’ existential challenge: Make ‘amazing’ beer or die

In the 1990s, amid U.S. craft beer’s initial boom, quality wasn’t an overwhelming concern for the nation’s microbreweries. It should have been. As some of the craft brewers that now… Read more »

Trump proposes cutting State Department budget by one-third

Trump proposes cutting State Department budget by one-third

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Mexico City, Mexico February 22, 2017. WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is proposing to cut spending by 37% for the State Department and U.S…. Read more »

Trump tax plan, not even on drawing board, is already roiling rental housing

Trump tax plan, not even on drawing board, is already roiling rental housing

A rendering of A.O. Flats The housing development known as A.O. Flats, announced in March 2016, was hailed as exactly what Boston needed: affordable rental homes in a mixed-use building,… Read more »

Want to invest in art, gems and antiques? Why you shouldn’t put unconventional investments in your IRA

Want to invest in art, gems and antiques? Why you shouldn’t put unconventional investments in your IRA

It’s just a drop in an $8 trillion bucket. But the roughly $50 billion in “unconventional assets” that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found in half a million individual retirement… Read more »

The Fed: Only two Fed regional banks wanted to raise discount rate ahead of February meeting

The Fed: Only two Fed regional banks wanted to raise discount rate ahead of February meeting

By Senior economics reporter The Federal Reserve can be seen from the National Mall. Only two of the Federal Reserve’s 12 regional banks wanted to raise the interest rate on… Read more »

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