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If your company offers a 401(k) retirement savings plan, as most do, one of the big questions you may have to answer is this: Which version do you want—traditional or Roth? The question is whether you will contribute to your retirement in pre-tax money or post-tax money. The short answer is that saving pre-tax money
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[Editor’s note: “Muscle Through a Recession With Growth Stocks” was previously published in June 2022. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] Lately, the stock market has been getting crushed. It’s clear that we’re in the middle of a bear market. And it seems likely that the U.S. will see
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Bitcoin vs. Ethereum: An Overview  Ether (ETH), the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, is the second most popular digital token after bitcoin (BTC). As the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization (market cap), comparisons between Ether and bitcoin are only natural. Ether and bitcoin are similar in many ways: Each is a digital currency traded via
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Fidelity and Robinhood are fundamentally different in that Fidelity is an established, full service brokerage firm and Robinhood is a newer player that has received a lot of publicity, both good and bad. Fidelity was founded in 1946 and has evolved into a significant force in the online brokerage space. Robinhood was founded in 2013
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning taxpayers about a significant rise in so-called ‘smishing’ attacks consisting of IRS-themed texting scams designed to steal personal and financial information. Smishing attacks target mobile phone users by delivering scam text messages offering fake COVID relief, tax credits, or other benefits. The IRS does not send emails or
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The acquisition of Scottrade, was completed by brokerage firm TD Ameritrade on September 18, 2017. Scottrade was an online brokerage firm that served more than 3 million accounts in the U.S. and had consolidated assets of approximately $24.4 billion. Founded in 1980 by Rodger O. Riney, the firm had about 500 branch offices throughout the
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What NFT Collections Are Trending? The non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces continue to be a hive of activity despite continued bearish prices in the cryptocurrency sector. This week’s sales volume was boosted by an appetite for new collections, with PlayDapp & Mikey, Critters Cult, and Exosama leading the way. Key Takeaways In the past week, Critters
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Ryan McQueeney discusses the end of the semiconductor super cycle and compares Texas Instruments and Broadcom, two chip stocks that dividend investors might have on their radars right now. Texas Instruments: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TXN?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Broadcom: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/AVGO?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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This year, consumer stocks have been hammered as inflation lingers at 40-year highs and interest rates rise. The Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index is down 20% this year as consumers pull back on their spending. However, some consumer-focused companies have performed worse than others. Much worse.  Whether it is due to poor management, failure to adapt
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Cryptocurrencies have come a long way from their relatively obscure origins. While the mainstream financial world once disdained digital currencies as tools for criminals and speculators, the industry has made significant progress in establishing itself as a legitimate and (potentially) world-changing space. Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) have seen massive growth in price and users, but there
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Lauren Taylor Wolfe, center, Roy Swan, left, and Shundrawn Thomas at CNBC’s Delivering Alpha, Sept. 8, 2022. Scott Mlyn | CNBC ESG and sustainable investing generally have come under fire recently, with critics pointing to a lack of transparency and differing definitions sparking confusion around what investors are actually buying. Adding to the confusion is
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