Congress has done plenty of dumb things through the years. And that's true regardless of which party was in control. But one of the smartest things passed by legislators was the Individual Retirement Account (IRA). These accounts allow …
The concern is that stock prices have been inflated by excess liquidity pumped ... while others – typically retail investors and those in retirement savings markets, including 401(k) and IRA investments – lose market value as underlying …
Q: With the stock market so low, wouldn't it be a good time to move money from a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA to avoid high taxes on the transaction? A: If there's one bright side to a nasty bear market, like the one we're in, it's that people …
2. You've decided that it's appropriate for you to have more retirement assets in a Roth IRA. 3. You own a stock in your traditional IRA that you anticipate could be a candidate for higher-than-average gains. For example, let's assume you …
The reality is that not only should you contribute to your IRA now, whether for the 2003 or 2004 tax year or both, but you should recalibrate its mix of investments. Some segments of the stock market have been booming, and your current …
Most financial experts agree that opening an IRA account can be a smart way to save for retirement ... including mutual funds, annuities, CDs, stocks and bonds, and exchange-traded funds. IRAs are also a great alternative for those unable …
"The pro for rolling it over into an IRA is diversification," Dimitriou says. "In an IRA, you can invest in individual stocks, bonds, and any mutual fund you want to." Savvy investors who already know they prefer low-cost index funds over …