List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2018

Metals Stocks: Gold futures inch higher, but head for a monthly drop

Metals Stocks: Gold futures inch higher, but head for a monthly drop

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Gold prices headed higher Thursday, but were poised for a second monthly drop in a row, as the dollar-denominated metal continued to trade inversely with… Read more »

The Ratings Game: GM stock zooms to best gain ever after driverless-car investment

The Ratings Game: GM stock zooms to best gain ever after driverless-car investment

General Motors Co. shares on Thursday rose the most in the company’s post-bankruptcy years as Wall Street cheered news of a multibillion-dollar investment in the auto maker’s driverless-car unit. The… Read more »

Outside the Box: Here’s how to understand your financial adviser’s conflicts of interest (even with a fee-only service)

Outside the Box: Here’s how to understand your financial adviser’s conflicts of interest (even with a fee-only service)

I began writing about personal finance to create a positive outlet for the anger, regret, and pain I experienced because of investing mistakes I made as a young professional. I… Read more »

Economic Report: Jobless claims drop by 13,000 to 221,000 in late May

Economic Report: Jobless claims drop by 13,000 to 221,000 in late May

Americans hardly need to wait in line to find a job these days. Unemployment has dropped below 4%, and job openings are at a record high. The numbers: U.S. jobless… Read more »

Economic Report: Consumer spending surges for second straight month — inflation, not so much

Economic Report: Consumer spending surges for second straight month — inflation, not so much

Consumers sharply increased spending in the spring after an early-year lull. The numbers: Spending on consumer goods in April rose sharply for a second straight month, pointing to a pickup… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields slip on renewed trade-war fears

Bond Report: Treasury yields slip on renewed trade-war fears

Treasury prices rose slightly on Thursday, leading yields to dip lower, as the U.S. announced impending tariffs on steel and aluminum important from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. The… Read more »

Should women feel ashamed for earning more than their male partners?

Should women feel ashamed for earning more than their male partners?

The gender wage gap can be detrimental to a woman’s savings potential, and therefore how financially secure she is in retirement, and yet when some women earn more than their… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Google ranks as early winner from GDPR — Europe’s new data privacy law

The Wall Street Journal: Google ranks as early winner from GDPR — Europe’s new data privacy law

GDPR, the European Union’s new privacy law, is drawing advertising money toward Google’s online-ad services and away from competitors that are straining to show they’re complying with the sweeping regulation…. Read more »

Retire Better: Retirement savers should lower their expectations, says veteran wealth adviser

Retire Better: Retirement savers should lower their expectations, says veteran wealth adviser

If you’ve been in the investment business for 40 years, you’ve seen it all: Incredible bull markets and vicious bear markets. Periods of high inflation, low inflation. High unemployment, low… Read more »

Outside the Box: The next U.S. recession likely will be wok-shaped: shallower and longer

Outside the Box: The next U.S. recession likely will be wok-shaped: shallower and longer

Ten years after the financial crisis, the global economy and financial markets could be entering a new era of potentially radical change that will make the next decade look very… Read more »

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