Nearly all of the indicators for the U.S. are green (see table) The U.S. Labor Market Except for the Fed, which looks like it can’t tell the difference between structural and cyclical, the labor market looks strong The U3 unemployment rate fell to 5.9% in September, the lowest it has been since July ’08. Job […]
What you’re really paying in 401(k) and IRA fees
Originally published on Marketwatch.com http://www.marketwatch.com/(X(1)A(NCs7wM73zAEkAAAAN2FjYzUwM2EtMjcyMC00NGZhLTg2NzktMDdkYTk2OWFiYmJhWd_GBHQPhVYaf0xxk3ruPENcrgw1))/story/what-youre-really-paying-in-401k-and-ira-fees-2014-09-29 You’re probably paying more than you realize. A recent study by the Federal Reserve, the Survey of Consumer Finances, found that Americans’ retirement savings in IRA and 401(k) plans are not quite as solid as they should be. If you’re going to be successful with your retirement savings, it is […]
The strengthening US dollar and falling gas prices
Originally published on the Tahoe Daily Tribune http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/opinion/13221187-113/dollar-falling-prices-foreign Gasoline prices in the U.S. are at a seven-month low. According to AAA, the national average for regular right now is $3.34, and many experts predict that it will continue to fall for the remainder of the year. If you fill up in the Lake Tahoe area, […]
Should you buy this market correction?
It appears that the summer has not been kind to the equity markets, and that we have actually been in a “stealth” correction for about 3 months. What should investors do? Is this a correction to flee? Is it already too late? Part of the reason for the acceleration in the heretofore “stealth” correction to […]