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The Unseen Toll of Inflation: Static Thresholds and Their Consequences

jun | May 31, 2024

Many Americans are well-versed in the annual dance of inflation adjustments applied to 401(k) contribution limits, Social Security benefits, and income tax brackets. These yearly tweaks are designed to help households maintain their financial footing as the cost of living rises. Without them, we’d see a creeping increase in tax burdens and a decrease in […]

Rising Stars: Which S&P 500 Sectors Are Leading the Earnings Surge in 2024?

TipsForTraders | May 13, 2024

Recent data and analysis of the S&P 500 earnings have indicated a promising trend in growth rates across various sectors for 2024, reflecting the resilience and potential of the U.S. economy. Notably, after a low on April 12, 2024, the projected earnings per share (EPS) growth for the first quarter has shown a steady increase. […]

Apple Stuns Investors with Record-Breaking Stock Buyback

TipsForTraders | May 3, 2024

Apple’s recent announcement of a $110 billion stock buyback program and a dividend increase sent shockwaves through the market, propelling the tech giant’s stock higher and signaling the company’s continued focus on shareholder returns. The sheer size of the buyback makes it an unprecedented move in U.S. corporate history. To put things into perspective, the […]

Insights from a Veteran Advisor on Inflation, Investment Strategies

Aldel Galo | April 26, 2024

In the latter part of 2020, amidst what many would call an easy-money period marked by remarkably low federal funds rates at 0.09% and minimal annual inflation at 1.2%, a seasoned advisor from Merrill Private Wealth Management made a notably contrarian forecast. This advisor, with over three decades of experience, pointed out an under-discussed indicator: […]

Market Outlook: Positive Signs Emerge, Potential Upside for S&P 500

TipsForTraders | April 12, 2024

The S&P 500, a widely followed benchmark for US stocks, has displayed considerable resilience in recent months. One of our analysts suggests that this upswing may continue, with the potential for the index to reach the 5,500 mark this year. This optimistic projection is supported by several key factors. Firstly, corporate earnings appear to be […]

Navigating Equity Momentum: The Case for Buying the Dip in US Stocks

TipsForTraders | March 19, 2024

In the complex tapestry of global equity markets, the United States has recently stood out, showcasing an impressive rally reminiscent of the robust beginnings observed back in 1995. This rally spanned various regions, conspicuously leaving China on the sidelines. This surge in equity momentum marks a significant turnaround from the dovish stance that characterized market […]

A Tale of Two Inflations: How Housing Costs Divide the U.S. Economy

TipsForTraders | March 15, 2024

Recent government data has highlighted a critical economic issue facing the United States: a significant housing shortage that has become a major driver of inflation, overshadowing broader price increases. Over the past year, inflation recorded a 3.1% increase, a notable decrease from 2021 levels but still sufficient to prompt the Federal Reserve to maintain high […]

Navigating Dividend Investments in 2024

Aline Medeiros | February 26, 2024

In the evolving landscape of investment opportunities, savvy investors are continually on the lookout for strategies to enhance their portfolio returns.

Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li seeks to sell asset manager PineBridge -sources

reuters | February 2, 2024

By Selena Li and Kane Wu HONG KONG (Reuters) -Hong Kong investment firm Pacific Century Group (PCG), founded by billionaire Richard Li, is seeking to sell its majority stake in asset manager PineBridge Investments, according to four people with knowledge of the matter and a deal document seen by Reuters. PCG has hired JPMorgan to […]