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Stocks and bonds are 'discounted for disaster' after worst period for investors in 20 years

Stocks and bonds are ‘discounted for disaster’ after worst period for investors in 20 years

Things could always get worse. The S&P 500 SPX index, -1.51% Friday cemented its worst monthly percentage decline since the March 2020 pandemic lockdowns, but also joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.71% and the Nasdaq COMP composite index, -1.51% booking the worst and first 9-month period since 2002, according to Dow Jones Market …

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This current expense destroys too many retirement plans, but it doesn't have to ruin yours

This current expense destroys too many retirement plans, but it doesn’t have to ruin yours

(Kailey Hagen) Retirement changes a lot, but that doesn’t change the fact that we still have bills to pay and those bills can be overwhelming at times. There’s one type of debt in particular that wreaks havoc on people’s finances, and it’s unfortunately common among retirees. But that shouldn’t weigh on you. Making this repayment …

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'Painfully Slow Capitulation': Why Investors Keep Getting Inflation Wrong

‘Painfully Slow Capitulation’: Why Investors Keep Getting Inflation Wrong

A brutal third quarter in financial markets ended on Friday and one thing is crystal clear: inflation is the most important factor driving asset valuations right now and yet few, if any, are able to accurately predict where it is likely to go. . The reason? Professional forecasters, policymakers and traders all continue to dismiss …

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Rate hikes spook the market, but equity investors focus on the wrong rate

Rate hikes spook the market, but equity investors focus on the wrong rate

The stock market was spooked by rising interest rates. Let’s think carefully, from a value investing perspective, about these fears. Warren Buffett has argued that investors should think of stocks as “bonds in disguise,” in that stocks pay dividends, analogous to coupons paid by bonds, and can be valued the same way. Bonds are regularly …

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5 Ways Getting Into Debt Has Made Me Better With Money

5 Ways Getting Into Debt Has Made Me Better With Money

Image source: Getty Images Sounds counter-intuitive, right? Key points Many people don’t make enough money and it’s easy to get into debt when living paycheck to paycheck. The virtues of saving money for planned expenses and checking your credit score often cannot be overstated. It can also be beneficial to talk about money with your …

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Falling stocks and bonds jeopardize technology, the dollar and private equity

Falling stocks and bonds jeopardize technology, the dollar and private equity

Text size Japan had to step in to support the decline of the yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep interest rates low. Akio Ko/Bloomberg The world has been addicted to cheap money for years. Now we see what the withdrawal looks like. The lifting of interest rates from …

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