Personal investing

Specialist Jay Woods works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, as the chart behind him shows the day's Dow Jones industrial average volatility. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 09, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only thing dropping. Bonds, which are supposed to be the safe part of every investor's portfolio, have faltered, too. In what's been a rude awakening for some investors, bond funds have lost ground these past couple of weeks, unlike in past downturns for...
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A man walks past the Athens University with the statue of Greek national hero Rigas Fereos in central Athens, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Greece has launched a seven-year bond auction, in the first major step this year toward a return to the markets. The country's third successive bailout, funded by other Eurozone countries, ends this August. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
February 08, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Investors bought strongly Thursday into a bond issue designed to help wean Greece off its international bailouts, in what officials see as an endorsement of efforts to right the country's battered economy. Officials said Greece raised about 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) from...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:16 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Miami businessman accused of massive fraud involving foreign investors' money in a Vermont ski area has agreed to pay back more than $81 million and give up ownership of two ski resorts, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday. The proposed settlement with Ariel...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. There’s still time to slash your tax burden, boost your retirement savings and get a head start on investing wisely in 2018. One tip is to spend some time reviewing your portfolio. The end of the year is a good time to check your portfolio’s diversification among assets, such as stocks and bonds, and categories within each. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 07, 2017 - 10:09 am
Good news: There's still time to slash your tax burden, boost your retirement savings and get a head start on investing wisely in 2018 — all before Auld Lang Syne plays on New Year's Eve. Bad news: You'll need to take action — and soon. Use this simple checklist to save money and prepare your...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, file photo, visitors are silhouetted by the morning sun as they walk along the beach at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Young parents are often torn between two savings goals: college for their kids and their own retirement. There are strategies that can help satisfy both goals. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
November 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm
Millennials know student loan debt. Borrowers under 30 are carrying more than $376 billion in student loans and those ages 30 to 39 hold more than $408 billion, according to 2015 data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax. For the parents in that group, it's a...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017 photo, Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means committee in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Brady says he’s discussing the 401(k) issue with President Donald Trump, who earlier this week shot down the possibility of changes to the popular savings program. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 26, 2017 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump's promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concerns over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code that Republicans promise will jump-start the economy. The...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint statement with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 23, 2017 - 5:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shot down a possible approach for raising revenue to finance tax cuts in politically must-do legislation for the Republicans, promising Monday the popular 401(k) retirement program will be untouched. Still, the head of the House's tax-writing committee...
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Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin answering questions about a plan to make changes to the state's struggling public pension system on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Frankfort, Ky. Republican state House Speaker Jeff Hoover, left, and Republican state Senate President Robert Stivers, right, crafted the proposal with Bevin over many months of negotiations. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
October 18, 2017 - 12:57 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plans are awash in...
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People pause at a memorial for the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 04, 2017 - 10:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman said Wednesday that she had no inkling of the massacre he was plotting when he sent her on a trip abroad to see her family. Marilou Danley issued the statement after returning from her native Philippines and being questioned for much of the...
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This Wednesday, June 29, 2016, photo shows guns on display at a gun store in Miami. After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation’s latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry rose, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
October 03, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation's latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry followed a familiar pattern. They rose. Sturm, Ruger & Co. jumped 3.5 percent on Monday. American Outdoor Brands Corp., which owns Smith & Wesson, climbed...
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