In the end, Seagraves advises against any online calculator. He favors spreadsheets. “The most elementary spreadsheets that run on Android or iPhone devices can do a better job of calculating mortgage payments than the online calculators,” he said. Even the best calculators require accurate, current figures for taxes, insurance and other costs. Mark Burrage, executive
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The Federal Reserve is putting more stress on gathering raw material. It has dramatically slowed the growth in money supply by shrinking its balance sheet. If this were the oil industry, the fact that there was less oil available and it cost more would be a crisis. It is no less a crisis if the
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Apple shares fell in premarket trading Monday after Citi slashed its price target to $200 a share, saying “trade wars are bad for tech stocks.” The stock fell into the red for 2018 on Friday and is down 25 percent this quarter. “While we do not expect Apple to miss its sales guidance we do
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded FedEx shares on Monday, citing the abrupt departure of the head of the company’s Express unit last week. “The company made a surprising change to its Express CEO, which we believe could signal a reduction or delay in its profit improvement target,” wrote analyst Ken Hoexter in a note
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Goldman’s relatively upbeat assessment came against a backdrop of a market buffeted by internal and external risks — most notably the U.S.’ ongoing trade war with China. The Dow has erased its gains for the year, while the S&P 500 pulled back 2.3 percent to 2,633.08 and turned negative for the year. The bank acknowledged
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Russell Investments’ Doug Gordon is optimistic stocks will find a floor — just not until next year. Gordon, a senior portfolio manager on the firm’s technical asset allocation strategies team, blames uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war and Federal Reserve policy for the violent market swings. “The first and fundamental question: Is this a correction
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“Create a home inventory.” It’s one of those to-do list items personal finance journalists (me included) often recommend, yet everyone tends to put off (also me). Polls from the Insurance Information Institute estimate roughly half of homeowners have a home inventory, a rate that hasn’t budged much over time. That’s not too surprising. Ignorance seems
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When the stock market sells off, CNBC’s Jim Cramer always advises searching for stocks that have been dragged down with the broader market despite the strength of their underlying businesses. The last time the market endured a major sell-off, those stocks ended up being the “cloud kings,” Cramer’s group of top-quality plays in the cloud-computing
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Starbucks: The coffeemaker’s Analyst Day will be nothing less than a “lovefest,” but an educational one, Cramer said. He’ll be on the lookout for newsmaking events, employee benefit upgrades and other special initiatives. “Starbucks is on a roll right now and I expect CEO Kevin Johnson will give us a road map for a return
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“It just means you’re lower for longer, meaning there’s no real bounce, which is a sign of real selling.” said Scott Redler, partner with T3Live.com. “Sometimes you break moving averages and you get some kind of quick fast recovery…but when you stay down longer, all of a sudden it’s showing real selling. That’s why people
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Drew Angerer | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, Dan Rose, vice president, partnerships at Facebook, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, attend the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 12, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho.  Facebook is increasing its buyback program by $9 billion, the company disclosed
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