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The U.S. economy has remained remarkably strong. Boosted by a strong labor market, the country has continued to expand since the Covid-19 pandemic, sidestepping earlier recessionary forecasts even after a series of Federal Reserve interest rate increases. And yet, consumer sentiment recently sank to a six-month low. That disconnect is what Joyce Chang, JPMorgan’s chair of global research, calls a “vibecession.”
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Skynesher | E+ | Getty Images New technologies have given people access to more information and new tools to manage their money. Robo-advisors can build and rebalance portfolios based on customer preferences. However, automation doesn’t factor in people’s emotional needs. Experts say adding behavioral science to investing knowledge can help financial advisors get better results
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Longhua Liao | Moment | Getty Images Some investors may worry about market volatility ahead, given a contentious presidential race, lingering inflation, sinking consumer sentiment and uncertainty over Federal Reserve interest rate cuts. Financial analyst Tom Lee has a more optimistic outlook. “Since Covid, companies went through a huge stress test, and they showed that
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10’000 Hours | Digitalvision | Getty Images In an increasingly digital world, the specter of financial fraud looms large, especially for older adults. My experience with an 81-year-old client offers a stark illustration. While assisting “Emma” (not her real name) with email issues, I witnessed her vulnerability to scams firsthand. Despite my repeated warnings over
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Damircudic | E+ | Getty Images The tax deadline is approaching and there’s still time to score a deduction with a pretax individual retirement account contribution — if you qualify. For 2023, the IRA contribution limit was $6,500, plus an extra $1,000 for investors age 50 and older. That increased to $7,000 for 2024, with
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Delmaine Donson | E+ | Getty Images Wedding and engagement season is right around the corner and that means many couples will embark on a path toward marriage. One of the most important conversations newlyweds will need to have is figuring out how and who will pay the bills. The goal is to ensure the
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Greg Hinsdale | The Image Bank | Getty Images For registered investment advisors, advancements in artificial intelligence have brought to the surface lingering feelings of unease that many advisors have had since the robo-advising boom of the early 2010s. The AI explosion has dovetailed with Thomas Moore’s time as the director of Betterment for Advisors.
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In this article UAA Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Thomas Barwick | DigitalVision | Getty Images It’s tempting to follow the crowd when it comes to investing. While that may not always be wise, experts say one investment vehicle — exchange-traded funds — might be worth a second look now. “It’s been a huge
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Wael Alreweie | Istock | Getty Images Bitcoin investors are eagerly waiting for regulators to approve the first U.S. spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund, which could be significant for cryptocurrency investors, experts say. Last week, the price of bitcoin notched an 18-month high, climbing to $37,970, after BlackRock took first steps toward an ether ETF. The
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