The Federal Reserve is stuck in quantitative-easing hell

2020-01-17

Imagine doing the same thing over and over again, with little progress and no relief. Sounds like most people’s vision of hell — or the Federal Reserve’s current predicament. Since September, the central bank, through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has been purchasing securities hand over fist toRead More →

Three things that could spark the crisis of 2020

2019-12-23

AFP via Getty Images Watch out for sparks in the new year. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Project Syndicate) — Predicting the next crisis — financial or economic — is a fool’s game. Yes, every crisis has its hero who correctly warned of what was about to come. And, by definition, theRead More →

Weekend reads: Confessions of a stock picker

2019-12-22

Jeff Reeves has the courage to put himself on the line by making specific stock selections, share them with readers and then report on the results, whether good, bad or ugly. Here are two stocks he expects to perform well in 2020, along with many other financial-market predictions. And here’sRead More →

Top stock picks for 2020: The best of the biggest

2019-12-21

(This is the first in a three-part series listing highly rated stocks that sell-side analysts expect to rise the most over the next 12 months. This article covers large-cap stocks. Part 2 covers mid-cap stocks and part 3 covers small-caps.) What a difference a year makes. At this time inRead More →

These are 3 big mistakes you can make with a 529 plan

2019-12-21

As New Year’s approaches, people are thinking about what they could do in 2020 that they didn’t do in 2019. One thing to add to your list: put money in your child’s 529 college savings plan, which, like individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans, allows your investments to appreciate tax-freeRead More →