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Editorial: Uncertainty in the markets is stressful.  Make these moves to be ready for whatever 2023 brings

Editorial: Uncertainty in the markets is stressful. Make these moves to be ready for whatever 2023 brings

Hilary Cladky | moment | Getty Images Before looking forward to 2023, we should take a moment to think about 2022. The following quote from Jason Zweig of The Wall Street Journal sums up this very difficult year for investors: “Investing is not a test of intelligence; it is a test of character.” In fact, …

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With state-run retirement programs becoming more popular, participants are expected to get $1 billion in savings this year

With state-run retirement programs becoming more popular, participants are expected to get $1 billion in savings this year

Storty | E + | Getty Images Whether you have access to a retirement plan through work increasingly depends, at least in part, on where you live. Over the past decade, 16 state legislatures have adopted retirement savings programs that target workers whose employers do not offer a 401(k) plan or a similar option. Some …

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The Federal Reserve is about to raise interest rates for the last time this year.  Here's how it might affect you

The Federal Reserve is about to raise interest rates for the last time this year. Here’s how it might affect you

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the seventh time this year to combat stubborn inflation. The US central bank is likely to agree to an increase of 0.5 percentage point, which is a more typical pace compared to the ultra-high 75 basis point moves at each of the past …

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South Africa's economy stands at a pivot point as prospects improve, but political and energy risks remain

South Africa’s economy stands at a pivot point as prospects improve, but political and energy risks remain

LONDON – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during a news conference in central London on November 24, 2022. Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images South Africa’s long-awaited economic reforms are beginning to improve the country’s outlook, but long-standing problems of political uncertainty and a failing power system remain significant risks. A reconstruction plan and economic …

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European markets settled down to close the winning week;  Credit Suisse shares hit an all-time low

European markets settled down to close the winning week; Credit Suisse shares hit an all-time low

Friday, November 25, 202211:45 a.m. EST European markets calmed down, but recorded the sixth week of gains The European Stoxx 600 closed flat on Friday, capping an optimistic week that saw it surpass a three-month high and secure its sixth week of gains. The major German and French stock exchanges were flat, with Britain’s FTSE …

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European markets closed higher with the mining and retail sectors gaining

European markets closed higher with the mining and retail sectors gaining

Wednesday, November 23, 202211:52 a.m. EST European markets closed up 0.6%; Travel and mining gains offset Credit Suisse’s decline The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed 0.6% higher, led by gains in travel and leisure stocks, up 1.9%, and mining, up 1.8%. Beleaguered Credit Suisse was the worst performer, losing 6% after approving a 4 billion Swiss …

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Markets are watching for more clues of Fed increases and the economy next week

Markets are watching for more clues of Fed increases and the economy next week

Investors may be a bit more cautious next week, as stocks seek direction in quiet trade and bond market warnings of a recession get louder. Stocks made modest gains on Friday, but were negative for the week. The market may be slow in the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday week, which is one of the quietest trading …

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