Category: Finance

Volatility bashes hedge funds, which are now negative for the year 

October’s miserable market month took its toll across the board, including the hedge fund industry, which collectively turned negative for the year. Hedge fund...

Taxpayers defeat most state tax measures on midterm ballots

ROBYN BECK | AFP | Getty Images TJ Smith fixes an ‘I Voted’ sticker on his shirt after basting his ballot at polling station during early voting for the...

Warren Buffett loses nearly $4 billion in single day on his Apple stake

Earlier this year, Apple became the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach $1 trillion in market value. Berkshire Hathaway is the second-largest holder of Apple...

This repayment hack could help you knock out credit-card debt faster

Chase announced earlier this fall that in November it will discontinue its free payment management system Blueprint, due to low participation rates. As part of its...

Maker of the Roomba vacuum gets hit by China tariffs

The ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China is taking its toll on iRobot, maker of the popular Roomba vacuum. Shares of the robotics company, which manufactures its...

The rules were changed, making odds of winning Mega Millions so slim

The Mega Millions jackpot reached $1 billion on Friday. So, what are the odds of hitting the winning numbers? Pretty slim. To make things even more difficult, lottery...

AT&T, Costco, Walmart: Too many streaming video services

I’m calling it — we’re in a streaming service bubble. We’ve hit peak OTT. That’s “over-the-top,” which is weird industry lingo...

Think twice before choosing any employee benefit plans 

If your employer offers the full suite of employee benefits, financial advisors suggest rethinking accidental death and dismemberment coverage, as well as some of the...

Wall Street thinks cryptocurrencies have bottomed but Twitter users doubt it, survey shows 

Wall Street institutions and Twitter users are split on bitcoin. But institutions, usually the more cautious ones, are more optimistic when it comes to calling a bottom,...

Why these teachers’ retirement plans aren’t making the grade

Andrea Viudez, 37, followed all the rules of retirement savings when she started her career as a middle school math teacher in Hudson County, New Jersey. She joined the...