The S&P 500 had worst half in 50 years, but the 60/40 portfolio isn’t dead

Stock trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images The S&P 500 Index, a barometer of US stocks, just had its worst first half of the year going back over 50 years. The index fell 20.6% in the past six months, from its high-water … Read more

‘We’ve been to London, Rome and Lisbon’

My wife and I love to travel. In the five years that we’ve been together, we’ve made many unforgettable memories during our trips abroad. But in July 2021, we took a Greek Isles cruise for my wife’s 49th birthday that truly changed our lives. As we sat in our ocean view cabin, we talked about … Read more

Gas prices and inflation overtake Covid as top travel worry

After more than two years of largely staying home due to the pandemic, most Americans are ready to hit the road. Yet inflation and record-breaking gasoline prices are weighing on would-be vacationers, even more than Covid concerns, according to a report. Roughly 60% of Americans said they would take more trips this year compared to … Read more

What experts say to do if inflation has you worried about retirement

Geber86 | E + | Getty Images Inflation may have you worried about your retirement. Prices have been rising on everything from food to housing. In April, the Consumer Price Index, which measures the prices of goods and services, notched an 8.3% increase in from a year prior. In fact, 70% of Americans are calling … Read more

How to trade options contracts and use the bull call spread

Experienced Wall Street players are always looking for new strategies to protect their assets. One of those strategies is called options trading. An options contract is a financial tool that allows an investor to pay a fixed sum of money to lock in a set price to either buy or sell an asset at a … Read more

As food prices soar, some states consider cutting taxes on groceries

A person shops for groceries at Lincoln Market on March 10, 2022 in the Prospect Lefferts Garden neighborhood of Brooklyn borough in New York City. Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images New government inflation data shows prices are surging in one key area – food. Now some states are looking at helping to reduce that … Read more