Personal investing

Trader Gregory Rowe monitors stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Global stock markets sank Monday after crude prices surged following an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 16, 2019 - 1:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're simple, cheap and now the most popular way for many people to invest in the U.S. stock market: index funds. Last month, for the first time, the number of dollars invested in funds tracking the S&P 500 and other U.S. stock indexes eclipsed those in funds run by managers...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
August 05, 2019 - 5:42 am
Variable annuities are complex insurance products — so complex that what people actually buy and what they think they're buying may be quite different. Those misunderstandings can end up costing them, or their heirs, a lot of money. For the uninitiated: Variable annuities are insurance company...
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In this June 18, 2019, photo a man pulls a grocery cart as he walks in the rain past the stock ticker scroll board, showing a strong daily gain in the Dow Jones, outside Fidelity Investments in the Financial District of Boston. According to a survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 09, 2019 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are generally satisfied with their personal finances, but many lack confidence in their ability to afford retirement, an emergency expense or even their daily living costs. Roughly two-thirds, 67%, describe their financial situation as generally good, up slightly from 62...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 6:06 am
The most important thing you can say to a new hire may well be: "Have you signed up for the 401(k) yet?" An astounding 3 out of 10 workers don't know whether their employers offer retirement plans, according to a survey by research firm Morning Consult for the Certified Financial Planner Board of...
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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo White House adviser Jared Kushner listens during a proclamation signing with President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington. Kushner will present the economic portion of his Mideast peace plan on June 25 in Bahrain, with some key players missing. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
June 25, 2019 - 1:12 pm
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, appealed Tuesday for the Palestinians to consider a $50 billion economic support plan they have already rejected because it does not include a political resolution to the long-running conflict with the...
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FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 4:20 am
Many people worry about running out of money in retirement. That's understandable, since we don't know how long we'll live, what your future costs might be and what kind of returns we can expect on our savings. There are several ways, however, to boost the odds that your money will last as long as...
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A currency trader talks on the phone near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the territory’s legal autonomy. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 12, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the Chinese territory's legal autonomy. The protests threaten to shake confidence in the hub for many regional and international businesses...
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Protesters march along a downtown street against the proposed amendments to an extradition law in Hong Kong Sunday, June 9, 2019. A sea of protesters is marching through central Hong Kong in a major demonstration against government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 09, 2019 - 1:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China where they could face politically charged trials. The massive demonstration took place three days before the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, a woman walks through the front doors at a Fidelity Investments office on Congress Street as the ticker displays stock market numbers in Boston. Federal regulators are moving to require that brokers provide their customers with detailed disclosures of their potential conflicts of interest when dispensing advice for retirement planning and other investments. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
June 05, 2019 - 11:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stockbrokers will have to divulge their potential conflicts of interest to clients when they give them investment advice under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators. The regulation adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission will also require brokerages to eliminate...
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June 03, 2019 - 7:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mixed in early trading Monday on Wall Street as investors looked to shake off the steep losses incurred in May. Energy and health care stocks led most sectors higher, although declines in some major technology and internet companies limited the gains. Amgen rose 3.5...
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