Contribution limits for employees in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the federal government’s Thrift Savings Plan will increase from $17,500 to $18,000 next year, the IRS announced Thursday.
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Despite return of volatility, the investment world looks the same as it always has. What's unusual is the lack of volatility over the last few years as the market took “two steps forward”, not the “one step back” which has been occurring recently...
Interesting thoughts on moral licensing and how it can impact financial behavior. Perhaps we’d all be better served by being a little more mindful…
As I will be on vacation next week, I wanted to provide an early mid-year investment update, along with some perspectives on market valuations and what may be driving stock prices higher. I look forward to discussing it with you when I return. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call Carla or Andy if anything arises. I will be in touch daily.
“It’s not too much of a stretch to say that we’re in a race between how much wealth and value and improvement in lifestyles human ingenuity can create versus how much destruction of wealth and lifestyles governments can destroy.”...
Following up on my recent post, New Research on All-in Funds, I thought it would be informative to show how this plays out in the real world.
Young students coming out of business school invariably ask me, "What is the one thing I must master to achieve success in the investment world?"
Last week the Boston Globe ran an article with this headline: An Easy Year for Investors, 2014 to be More Difficult. Really? We all accept how difficult it is to predict markets, not that pundits don’t keep trying, but how difficult can it be to recount the past accurately?
It is gratifying that Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller won the Nobel Prize in economics last month because these scholars have had a formative influence on my investment thinking over the years, but their theories are contradictory... Which one is right?
Perspective Amid Worst-Case Forecasts
Now that the market is some 20% higher than it was on January 1st, how many even remember the "fiscal cliff" concerns that caused the market correction last fall? Doomsday scenarios on the budget deficit erroneously analogize the fiscal condition of the entire country to the condition of a household. They fail to recognize the country's valuable tangible and unique intangible assets, supported by an unparalleled history of innovation. The present wave of innovation may be entering a new phase of deployment rendering current budget assumptions meaningless.
Did you know that looking at a picture of yourself ten to twenty years down the road might help you to be a better saver?
These are notes from the book I wish I’d written. It pretty much says it all. The path of the author, Gordon Murray, mirrors my own high-flying experience on Wall Street and subsequent epiphany about the right way for individual investors to find investment success.