What is the size of the average retirement nest egg? A 2019 analysis of more than 30 million retirement accounts by Fidelity Investments found that the average balance in corporate-sponsored 401(k) plans at the end of 2018 was $95,600. As you might expect, young workers tend to have less money saved for retirement than older workers do, in part because their salaries are usually lower and they haven't had as many years to contribute to their retirement accounts.
The Democratic Party seems to be leaning towards the left on policies, which is very harmful for the economy. I don't like the shift to the left,” he explained to CNBC, adding that the market, of course, will open, but it won't be pretty. It would be a bear market and they go on for a year and go down 25%,” he said.
The streaming-media player's stock (ROKU) dropped 21.1% in very active afternoon trading, and has now shed 28.5% this week. This week's selloff was highlighted by Wednesday's 13.7% plunge, after Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) said it will start giving away its Xfinity Flex streaming-media player for free to those who subscribe to the cable operator's internet-only plans. On Friday, Pivotal Research analyst Jeff Wlodarczak sent a note to clients titled, “Is Roku Broku?,” as he started coverage of Roku with a sell rating and stock price target of $60, which is 43% below current levels.
Stocks reversed course and declined Friday afternoon after Chinese trade officials canceled a visit to the U.S. Farm Belt, which had initially been scheduled to take place after trade meetings in Washington, D.C., this week.
Ginni Rometty, International Business Machines Corp. chair, president and chief executive officer, discusses investing in people and developing their skills amid the rise of new technologies that may replace many jobs. She speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
FedEx says one of its pilots was detained in China after an item was found in his luggage before he boarded a commercial flight. The company said Thursday the pilot was later released, and it is working with Chinese authorities to understand what happened at the airport in Guangzhou, in southern China. The Wall Street Journal reported that former U.S. Air Force pilot Todd A. Hohn was detained on Sept. 12 after pellets used in replica air guns were found in his checked bag.
In a new interview, Jonathan and Drew Scott — co-hosts of the HGTV series “Property Brothers” — explain where buyers should invest in real estate, and why Las Vegas and Nashville are at the top of their list. “Don't go and invest across the country somewhere that you don't know,” Drew Scott says. Political or economic conditions can determine whether it's worthwhile to build somewhere, said Jonathan Scott, Drew's twin.
In the not-quite-a-week that General Motors workers have been striking, seeking better wages for less-tenured workers and trying to hang on to their unusually sweet deal on health insurance, there has been the usual choosing of sides. On Twitter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed GM (GM) as greedy during a time of what she called record profits, specifically after the auto maker said it would suspend payments for strikers' health insurance. In the New York Post, conservative economist Steve Malanga sided with the company, incongruously citing 10-year-old earnings reports that have little apparent connection to today's GM.
The Fed's rate cut of 25 basis points on Wednesday failed to light a fire under equities markets, but let's face it, that move was telegraphed well in advance. The Fed is unconcerned with inflation, which it sees at or below 2%, and instead is focused on a potential economic slowdown. If the U.S. economy was as strong as its stock market, the Fed would be raising rates instead of cutting them.
The United States could learn quite a bit from other countries around the world when it comes to retirement security, according to a new report. The annual Global Retirement Index, started by Paris-based investment bank Natixis Investment Managers, analyzes four key indexes: finances in retirement, including taxes and the old-age dependency ratio; health, such as life expectancy and expenses; “material well being,” which is income equality and unemployment; and quality of life, including happiness and water quality. Iceland topped the list this year, followed by Switzerland and Norway.
Maria Bartiromo has been covering business news for 30 years, and she's got her eye on the next big wave: artificial intelligence. The Fox Business Network anchor, who recently re-signed with the network for a multiyear deal, is releasing an hour-long investigative documentary about artificial intelligence. The segment, which has been in the works for a year now, includes interviews with chief executive officers of major companies including IBM (IBM) and Ford.
Saudi Aramco revealed the significant damage caused by aerial strikes on its Khurais oil field and Abqaiq crude-processing plant last weekend, and insisted that the sites will be back to pre-attack output levels by the end of the month. Aramco took reporters for a first look inside the facilities, where equipment was scorched and ruptured by the assault on Saturday. In one area lay a pile of debris -- a mess of oil melted to asphalt, twisted and charred metal grates, and pieces of fire hose -- that stank of tar.
For years, AT&T (NYSE:T) stock has been a “yield trap.” This is a stock who's dividend is too good to be true. DirecTv cost AT&T $49 billion in 2015 but has lost 2.5 million subscribers in the last year. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's planned glorious retirement next year is beginning to look more like former General Electric (NYSE:GE) CEO Jeff Immelt's more ignominious exit.
A newly launched Vegan Climate ETF's exclusions are leaving it looking similar to broader ESG exchange-traded funds. Bloomberg Intelligence's James Seyffart has the details on "Bloomberg Markets."
An Oct. 2017 Government Accountability Office (GAO) analysis found that the median retirement savings for Americans between age 55 and 64 was $107,000. Household savings in all retirement accounts have dramatically increased since their pre-recession levels, including among millennials ($9,000 in 2007 to $36,000 in 2017), Generation X ($32,000 to $71,000), and baby boomers ($75,000 to $157,000), according to a Sept. 2018 report from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Let's look at what people in various age groups have saved for retirement and how it stacks up to what the experts recommend.
A Wall Street analyst on Friday raised his price target on Apple stock amid indications of better-than-expected initial sales of iPhone 11 series handsets. Apple started selling its 13th-generation smartphones on Friday. Cascend Securities reiterated its buy rating on Apple stock and raised its price target to 270 from 260.
Uber (ticker: UBER) sports a market valuation of more than $57 billion, while WeWork has raised more than $12 billion in venture capital. At an event Wednesday at his house in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, Ellison met with a small group of entrepreneurs, and spent more than an hour answering their questions on a variety of topics. Ellison asserted that while he is close friends with Softbank's Masayoshi Son, he doesn't see the investment case for either WeWork or Uber, both large holdings in Softbank's Vision Fund.
Meagan Scheffler envisioned a rotational program for analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. that would help develop well-rounded bankers that understand a multitude of products and services. Scheffler drove this new program, coordinating with the commercial bank and middle-market bank CEOs and individual regions to gauge business need and analyst interest. The rotational model makes the bank's analyst program more competitive and gives analysts a more comprehensive experience.
Despite this fact, most analysts following Aurora stock, notes Kirk, are projecting unprecedented levels of growth for Aurora Cannabis -- and in this case, "unprecedented" can be best defined as "historically unlikely." Whereas Kirk notes that consensus expectations call for Aurora to swing from negative C$157 million in profit in 2019 to positive C$241 million in 2021, the analyst predicts profitability will be much longer in coming. He projected negative earnings before interest and taxes of C$314 million this year, for example, followed by negative C$265 million in 2020, negative C$199 million -- indeed, no operating profit whatsoever before 2024 at the earliest.
Here we go: Baby boomers are the worst investors in the world. Have you ever tried talking to a baby boomer about their asset allocation? The reason is simple: When you're close to retirement, you don't want to risk losing it all.
Shares of the the video-streaming platform company sank as much as 18% in midday trading, its biggest one-day percentage loss since November, dropping on volume that already eclipsed its daily average volume over the past three months. With the decline, Roku has lost about 35% of its value since a record close hit earlier this month. Friday's decline was sparked after Pivotal Research Group started coverage on Roku shares with a sell rating and Street-low price target of $60, a target that represents downside of more than 55% from the company's Thursday close.
What are the highest paid, most in-demand jobs in your state? Software developers, physical therapists and physician assistants crop up frequently among the highest-paid and fastest-growing jobs in every U.S. state, according to a recent analysis by CareerBuilder, a jobs and careers site. The site analyzed government data to project the careers most likely to be lucrative and in demand.
When MKM analyst Bill Kirk initiated coverage of Aurora Cannabis (ACB) with a "sell" rating yesterday, the company's low cash reserves ($238 million) relative to debt levels ($486 million) were high on the analyst's list of concerns. Fortunately, this is not a problem that HEXO Corp (HEXO) has. Blessed with a balance sheet replete with cash ($129 million) and little debt ($23 million) to offset it, HEXO is one Canadian cannabis company where a lack of cash is not an immediate concern.
Solar and wind power provide carbon-free electricity. While lithium-ion batteries have started to meet some of the need for storage, the metals needed to make them are not plentiful enough for large-scale energy hoarding. At Quartz, we've written about companies working on reversible sulfur power-plants, injecting water underground, running “refrigerators on steroids,” and using stacked concrete blocks—all with the purpose of storing excess renewable energy.