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Can't afford to retire?  Why "working longer" isn't good retirement advice.

Can’t afford to retire? Why “working longer” isn’t good retirement advice.

Financial planners generally advise you to work as long as you can, so you can increase your retirement savings while waiting for a larger Social Security check. But such advice assumes you have the luxury of deciding when to stop working. Tens of millions of Americans do not. Here’s the truth: retiring early, even at …

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Here's the problem under the hood of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

Here’s the problem under the hood of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

It’s Midterm Day in America, so get your gun ready (where the law allows), get your local election lawyer to dial quickly, and break out the popcorn. United States, United States. More on that later. The company lost $2.7 billion in the third quarter, although its earnings are notoriously volatile and the losses were driven …

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The best play on the Fed's decision could be a no-play, according to this industry veteran

The best play on the Fed’s decision could be a no-play, according to this industry veteran

It’s time to go for the Fed, which is set to make a fourth consecutive major hike, although there are obviously bigger questions hanging over December’s plans. Wall Street is understandably on the fence, especially after Tuesday’s batch of good is bad data. Our call of the day from Stuck in the Middle blogger Mr. …

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The Dow soars as Big Tech slumps: What it says about the Fed, recession fears and the way forward for stocks

The Dow soars as Big Tech slumps: What it says about the Fed, recession fears and the way forward for stocks

Last week offered a story of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average putting the premier gauge on track for its best October on record while Big Tech heavyweights suffered a bombardment that reminded market veterans of the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. “You have a tussle,” Dan Suzuki, deputy chief …

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The Dow soars as Big Tech slumps: What it says about the Fed, recession fears and the way forward for stocks

The Dow soars as Big Tech slumps: What it says about the Fed, recession fears and the way forward for stocks

Last week offered a story of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average putting the premier gauge on track for its best October on record while Big Tech heavyweights suffered a bombardment that reminded market veterans of the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. “You have a tussle,” Dan Suzuki, deputy chief …

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The cloud boom has hit its stormiest moment yet, and it's costing investors billions

The cloud boom has hit its stormiest moment yet, and it’s costing investors billions

The cloud boom has finally reached an altitude of rest, but Wall Street is doing anything but rest. Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -4.06%, the original cloud computing pioneer, confirmed Thursday which rivals Microsoft Corp. MSFT, -1.98% and Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, -2.85% GOOG, -2.34% suggested with their earnings reports earlier in the week: Cloud computing growth has …

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Equities are having an exceptional month of October.  Why the bear market rally may have more leeway.

Equities are having an exceptional month of October. Why the bear market rally may have more leeway.

An earlier version of this story misrepresented the date of the US midterm elections. They will take place on November 8 and not on November 9. Despite a series of risky events facing investors over the next few weeks, some on Wall Street believe the latest bearish rally in stocks has more room to maneuver. …

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This hedge fund manager who made winning bets in 2020 says investors should prepare for a decades-long bear market

This hedge fund manager who made winning bets in 2020 says investors should prepare for a decades-long bear market

On the heels of last week’s bullish turn for equities, the market got off to a mixed start on Monday. Hong Kong stocks could affect the mood with a giant slump after the Chinese leader consolidates his power. And we are entering a Fed blackout period ahead of next week’s meeting that is expected to …

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