Smart IRA opportunities exist under new U.S. tax law, but hurry

Smart IRA opportunities exist under new U.S. tax law, but hurry

CHICAGO (Reuters) - (The writer is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.)

Equity funds lose $30 billion as investors flee U.S. and EM stocks: BAML

LONDON (Reuters) - Equity funds suffered their second-largest weekly outflows ever this week, with $29.7 billion pulled out of risky assets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) strategists said on Friday as fears about rising U.S. protectionism continue to weigh.

U.S. securities regulator unveils proposal to ease ETF approvals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday voted unanimously to propose easing its rules for approving low-risk exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in what could potentially be a major win for the $3.5 trillion market.

Reporter Without Borders: Life lessons with Vladimir Duthiers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - TV news viewers may recognize one reporter who pops up in trouble spots all over the world: From the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, to the Boko Haram kidnappings in Nigeria, to assorted crises in Mali, Thailand, Algeria and the Mideast.

Deutsche Bank woes a positive for major U.S. banks: investor Kass

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Doug Kass said on Wednesday that he is adding to his already large bank exposure in Citigroup Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp and Wells Fargo & Co as Deutsche Bank AG's problems "will benefit large U.S. money center banks."

What a bear market means for retirement savings

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Exclusive: Ackman makes fresh layoffs at Pershing Square hedge fund

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman, whose investment assets have shrunk by more than half in the last three years, has made a second round of staff cuts and laid off three investor relations team members, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

A Craigslist guide to knowing when you have enough to give away

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Your Money: Mental math needed to evaluate home renovation value

NEW YORK (Reuters) - You hear it all the time: if you put money into home renovations, you will make it back when you sell.

Waiting for Peter Thiel: big tech directors miss shareholder meetings

BOSTON (Reuters) - Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Companies that hold meetings online have some of the worst records for attendance.

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