With Republicans in Congress moving aggressively toward replacing all or major parts of Obamacare, health savings accounts are expected to become a centerpiece of managing health care-related expenses going forward.
In perhaps the ultimate example of irony, the Occupy Wall Street movement now has its own stock index. Created by Minyanville Media Inc. columnist Michael Comeau, the tidy collection of eight stocks is designed to represent the kinds of corporate villains that have sent so many protesters into the streets.
Technology and large-cap growth remain the darlings of money managers, while fixed income is losing its appeal, according to the latest quarterly survey of investment professionals by Russell Investments.
The knee-jerk reaction by regulators to restrict short selling in the midst of the stock markets September nose dive might have done more harm than good, according to academic studies conducted in December.