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  • When to Buy Nvidia, Allergan and Tesla: Must-See Charts
    Business
    The Street15 hours ago

    When to Buy Nvidia, Allergan and Tesla: Must-See Charts

    U.S. stocks are sending an important message this January: This rally could have a whole lot higher to run. According to a survey from the University of Michigan, 66% of American households believe that stock prices are likely to rise further in the next year. That's a record. And they're probably right. Structurally, this rally continues to look strong. Performance-wise, all the big indices are charging hard right now. The big S&P 500, for instance, is up 15% in the last six months alone. And from a market breadth standpoint, the vast majority of the stocks on the market are still participating in the upside. About 81% of S&P components are up in the trailing six months, showing that this rally

  • There’s been a spike in the number of millennials with $100,000 saved
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    MarketWatch13 hours ago

    There’s been a spike in the number of millennials with $100,000 saved

    Nearly half (47%) of millennials have $15,000 or more in savings and 16% have $100,000 or more in savings, according to Bank of America’s “Better Money Habits” report, which surveyed 2,000 millennials aged 23 to 37. That’s an encouraging improvement for this struggling generation, which is saddled with record student loan debt and has a hard time affording a first house. In 2015, just one-third of millennials said they had $15,000 or more saved and only 8% had $100,000 or more stashed away for a rainy day. Millennials are also just as likely to budget than both Generation X-ers and baby boomers, the study found. Here are some other findings: • The majority of millennials are saving (63%), and

  • $1,000 bonus? Visa’s 401(k) offer could be worth $1 million
    Business
    MarketWatch12 hours ago

    $1,000 bonus? Visa’s 401(k) offer could be worth $1 million

    Would you rather have a $1,000 bonus, or a boost in your company’s 401k plan? After the Senate approved a new Republican tax plan, several companies have announced they will offer bonuses or increased contributions to employees’ retirement accounts. Last week, the payment company Visa V, +0.22%   announced an increase in its 401(k) match, in an email to employees. The company previously offered employees $2 for every $1 they contributed, up to 3% of their base pay. Now, the company will offer that benefit for up to 5% of base pay. “Tax reform in the United States will strengthen Visa’s competitive position globally and create new opportunities for Visa to invest in our business,” a spokeswoman