Ask Larry: ​​​​​​Can My Wife Take Reduced Retirement Before Full Spousal?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column examines how spouses can sequence filing dates, potential effects of the WEP and GPO, the availability of widow’s benefits and the calculation of spousal benefits Larry Kotlikoff is the founder […]

Hot Performing Stocks For 2018

The Q3 2016 earnings report for small capproppant and fracking stock CARBO Ceramics Inc (NYSE: CRR)is scheduled for before the market opens onThursday(October 27th). Anything remotely related to fracking was hit hard by the oil bust with a technical chart for CARBO Ceramics still showing shares trending downward: A long term performance chart shows shares […]

Why Galveston, Texas, Is a Great Place to Retire

Population: 48,733 Nearby large city: Houston What $300,000 will buy: historic East End home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 10-foot ceilings and a large front porch SLIDE SHOW: See Our Picks for 10 Great Places to Retire, 2017 Wander around Galvestons historic neighborhoods and youll notice two things: There arent many large trees. There are, […]

Oakmark International Finds Bargains in European Stocks

David Herro has either managed or comanaged Oakmark International since its launch, in September 1992. Over that nearly 25-year-long period, the fund has earned an annualized 10.1%. That beat the MSCI EAFE index, which tracks large firms in developed foreign markets, by an average of four percentage points per year. Put another way, a $10,000 […]

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Getty Images J.C. Penney shares sink on weak same-store sales. U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Friday to record their first weekly retreat in nearly a month as investors weighed an uncertain political environment stemming from President Donald Trumps firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. investment news: region(DGLD) Advisors’ Opinion: [By […]