Market Week: May 30th, 2017

The Markets (as of market close May 26th, 2017) Following two weeks of losses, equities rebounded last week, with each of the benchmark indexes listed here posting week-over-week gains, led…

May 30, 2017

Market Week: May 22nd, 2017

The Markets (as of the market close May 19th, 2017)  A rally late last week pulled equities higher, but not enough to overcome a midweek tumble. Only the Global Dow…

May 22, 2017

Market Week: May 15th, 2017

The  Markets (as of market close May 12, 2017) Lackluster economic data (weak price gains and import prices that are outpacing export prices), coupled with some not-so-strong quarterly corporate earnings reports,…

May 15, 2017

Market Week: May 8th, 2017

The Markets (as of market close May 5, 2017) Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs last week as most of the benchmark indexes listed here posted solid…

May 8, 2017

May 2017

401(k) Withdrawals: Beware the Penalty Tax You've probably heard that if you withdraw taxable amounts from your 401(k) or 403(b) plan before age 59½, you may be socked with a 10% early distribution penalty tax on…

May 5, 2017

Market Week: May 1, 2017

The Markets (as of the market close April 28, 2017) Tech-heavy Nasdaq reached 6000 for the first time in its history last Tuesday. The small-cap Russell 2000, which surged for much…

May 1, 2017