Month: January 2022

Tax Fililng
Tax Plan
Tax Refunds

‘I’m trying not to work people into a downward spiral’: Why some parents should brace themselves for a lower tax refund in 2022

In 2021, the enhanced Child Tax Credit gave millions of families some financial cushion through monthly payments. In 2022, the same tax credit might take away from the size of many income tax refunds — or even give some unanticipated tax bills — according to tax professionals who are bracing for agitated clients. “There’s going […]

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Stock Investing
Stock Portfolio

Wall Street’s ‘Model Portfolio’ Boom Gets Slammed in New Paper

(Bloomberg) — A booming $4.9 trillion branch of the U.S. asset management industry is funneling investor cash into funds that are pricier and worse-performing than alternatives, new research claims. So-called model portfolios — off-the-shelf investment strategies often comprising bundles of ETFs — are ridden with conflicts of interest that undermine one of the hottest and […]

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Retirement Accounts
Retirement Fears
Retirement Mistakes
Retirement Plan

‘There’s no retirement in this job,’ gig workers say

Dean Rainer finds it hard to believe that anyone would think app-based gig workers can save for retirement. “I needed a good laugh today,” the 60-year-old who delivers for Uber UBER Eats said when asked about his retirement plans. “Thanks for that.” Rainer estimates that he made about $14 an hour on average doing deliveries […]

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Rebalance Portfolio

Rebalance Your Portfolio to Stay on Track

So you’ve established an asset allocation strategy that is right for you, but at the end of the year, you find that the weighting of each asset class in your portfolio has changed. What happened? Over the course of the year, the market value of each security within your portfolio earned a different return, resulting in […]

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Inflation Hedge
Inflation Stocks

This Asset Class Has the Best Performance Record During High Inflation

inflation beating asset Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the U.S. is currently in a period of fairly high inflation — the inflation rate was 7.0% in December of 2021. While much of the analysis has been on the political implications of high inflation — and how it impacts Americans ability […]

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Coal
Soda Ash
Trade Of The Day

Annual EPS Growth for Natural Resource Partners LP (NRP) is 5600%

Natural Resource Partners L.P., through its subsidiaries, owns, manages, and leases a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States. It operates in two segments, Coal Royalty and Other, and Soda Ash. NRP $37.3100 -0.3300 % -0.8800 Natural Resource Partners LP Sector : Oils-Energy Industry : Coal Signal Short Term Trend Long Term Trend BUY […]

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Fertilizer
Leading Stocks
Nitrogen Fertilizer
Top Stocks
Top Stocks To Watch

3 Top Fertilizer Stocks To Buy Now

CVR Partners, LP (UAN) CVR Partners, LP, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes nitrogen fertilizer products in the United States. The company offers ammonia products for agricultural and industrial customers; and urea and ammonium nitrate products to agricultural customers, as well as retailers and distributors. CVR GP, LLC serves as the general partner of […]

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Correction
Fed Rate Hikes
Federal Reserve
Stock Market Correction

Fed may trigger 'bigger corrections' in stock market with its actions: strategist

Investors should buckle up as it could get hairy this year with the Federal Reserve poised to begin lifting interest rates from rock bottom levels. “I definitely think we will experience more volatility in 2022 than what we have seen certainly over the last year, but even going back over the last decade. We started […]

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Bull Market
Buy And Hold Investing
Buy The Dip
Historic Bull Market

The Technical Sell-Signal With a 100% Hit Rate for Dip Buyers

(Bloomberg) — It’s crunch time for the buy-the-dip crowd. The S&P 500 is threatening to close below its 100-day average — having already slipped below that measure intraday Tuesday for the first time in more than three months. Drops through moving averages can be seen as concerning because they may signal a change in momentum […]

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Asset Allocation
Federal Reserve

The 60/40 portfolio ‘is in danger’ as Federal Reserve gears up for a rate-hike cycle in coming months

An earlier version of this article misstated the average annual return of a 60%/40% portfolio mix. The article has been corrected. The traditional portfolio mix of 60% stocks and 40% bonds, historically seen as the safest allocation for investors of moderate-risk tolerance, “is in danger” as the Federal Reserve gears up for its first interest […]

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Crude Oil
Oil

‘We Were Wrong’ About Exxon’s Prospects, Analyst Says

Scott Olson/Getty Images A former bear on Exxon Mobil has changed his tune, and acknowledged that he underestimated the company’s comeback last year. RBC Capital Markets analyst Biraj Borkhataria upgraded Exxon (ticker: XOM) stock to Sector Perform on Wednesday with a $90 price target. He expects the general upswing in oil prices, and renewed investor […]

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