Month: March 2020

Investors who are seeking to capitalize on the stock market’s recent steep declines must be disciplined, Bank of America Vice Chairman Keith Banks said Tuesday.  “I think a lot of people are trying to get clever and time the market,” Banks said on “Squawk Box.” “The reality is, it’s time in the market, not timing the market.”
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The wealth management business as we currently know it is far less mature than the CPA or legal professions. After all, the Certified Financial Planner certification was only born in 1972 and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards was founded in 1985. With far less history than the CPA profession, the financial planning or
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The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight the coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out
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On March 26, weekly initial unemployment benefit claims hit the highest level in U.S. history, with five times as many filed as during the worst week of the Great Recession. Mandatory business closures and shelter-in-place orders have radically accelerated job losses compared to the steadier pace of layoffs in prior recessions, meaning these claims likely
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CFOs in the U.S. and Mexico are increasingly concerned about the ramifications of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, with 87 percent of the CFOs polled expressing great concern for their businesses and 80 percent anticipating COVID-19 will decrease their revenue or profits this year. This is the second poll
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Investors should be buying individual stocks, not indexes, as there is still more coronavirus-driven market volatility ahead, economist Mohamed El-Erian said Monday.  “If you feel it’s the all clear, go out and buy the index … I don’t think we’re there yet,” the chief economic advisor at Allianz said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” ”We’re not in an all clear.” El-Erian,
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JGI/Jamie Grill There’s one thing you may be overlooking when it comes to managing your cash during the coronavirus outbreak — your health savings account. An HSA is a savings account you can use to pay for qualified medical expenses. You contribute momney pre-tax, the savings grow tax-free and your withdrawals generally aren’t taxed. HSAs
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College acceptance letters are already in the mail. Now high school seniors must decide their fate for September. Up until now, National College Decision Day, the deadline for high school seniors to choose which college they will attend, has always been May 1. This year, however, the global coronavirus pandemic and extreme economic uncertainty have pushed many
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The American Institute of CPAs wants the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department to give taxpayers more tax filing and payment relief during the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the three-month extension until July 15 that has already been announced. The AICPA submitted several priority questions and recommendations for consideration in a letter Thursday
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