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China trade optimism pushes stocks higher – Yahoo Finance

China trade optimism pushes stocks higher – Yahoo Finance

U.S. equities are rising ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and China’s top trade negotiator. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.37%, or 10.21 points, as of 10:00 a.m. ET. The Dow (^DJI) rose 0.43%, or $110.82 points, while the Nasdaq (^IXIC) rose 0.49%, or 36.28 points. Trump will meet with Chinese Vice Premier […]

Stocks decline amid disappointing economic data – Yahoo Finance

Stocks decline amid disappointing economic data – Yahoo Finance

U.S. stocks fell as new economic data pointed to weakness in the manufacturing sector and softening labor market trends. Earlier reports of progress toward tangible commitments for a trade deal between the U.S. and China failed to provide a lasting boost to stocks. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) slipped 0.35%, or 9.82 points, as of market […]

Actor Jussie Smollett charged with felony for allegedly filing a false police report – CNN

Actor Jussie Smollett charged with felony for allegedly filing a false police report – CNN

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UPDATE 1-Egypt issues $4 bln in foreign currency bonds – finance ministry – Reuters

UPDATE 1-Egypt issues $4 bln in foreign currency bonds – finance ministry – Reuters

(Adds details, background) CAIRO, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Egypt has issued $4 billion in dollar denominated bonds with maturities of five, 10 and 30 years in a sale that was five times oversubscribed, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. The issue included $750 million in five-year bonds with a return of 6.2 percent, $1.75 billion […]

Here are smart money moves for long-term financial security – CNBC

Here are smart money moves for long-term financial security – CNBC

However, if you have a 401(k) or similar tax-advantaged retirement account through work, many experts recommend putting in at least enough to get the company match, which might be $1 for every $1 you put in (or, say, 50 cents for every $1) up to a certain amount. “If you can put in enough to […]

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Get familiar with wealth transfer strategies – TheChronicleHerald.ca

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Get familiar with wealth transfer strategies – TheChronicleHerald.ca

To retire comfortably, you need to save and invest regularly using an effective savings and investment strategy. Maximizing RRSPs or other retirement accounts will likely be essential to realizing your retirement goals. Once you retire, you’ll need to switch gears somewhat and begin considering wealth transfer strategies. An effective wealth transfer strategy can help you […]

#10YearChallenge: How to achieve your financial goals in next 10 years – Economic Times

#10YearChallenge: How to achieve your financial goals in next 10 years – Economic Times

The 10-year challenge, capturing the change in one’s physical appearance from what it was a decade ago to now, has become a social media craze. While participating in such challenges can make you feel good for some time, there is little beyond that. On the other hand, if you set yourself a financial challenge, it […]

Review-Ipsos poll: Coalition closes in on Labor 51:49 – The Australian Financial Review

Review-Ipsos poll: Coalition closes in on Labor 51:49 – The Australian Financial Review

The poll shows Labor’s primary vote fell 4 points over the summer to 33 per cent, while the Coalition’s rose 2 points to 38 per cent. The Greens remain steady at 13 per cent. The poll of 1200 voters was taken from Wednesday night to Friday night last week in the midst of a pitched […]

Financial Action Task Force to be given dossier to blacklist Pakistan for terror links – Economic Times

Financial Action Task Force to be given dossier to blacklist Pakistan for terror links – Economic Times

A dossier, nailing the culpability of Pakistan in the terror attack in Pulwama, will be given to the FATF, an international terror financing watchdog, to expose the neighbouring country’s links with terrorism and seeking its blacklisting, officials said Saturday. Security agencies are preparing the dossier with the evidence gathered so far related to the attack […]

Dow rises for eighth straight week, S&P 500 posts 2.5% weekly advance – Yahoo Finance

Dow rises for eighth straight week, S&P 500 posts 2.5% weekly advance – Yahoo Finance

U.S. stocks rallied Friday to solidify another week of gains. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 1.09%, or 29.86 points, as of market close and ended the week 2.5% higher. The Dow (^DJI) rose 1.75%, or 444.33 points, while the Nasdaq (^IXIC) rose 0.61%, or 45.46 points on Friday. The Dow and the Nasdaq each logged […]

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