Trend-Spotting with the Accumulation/Distribution Line

The accumulation/distribution line was created by Marc Chaikin to determine the flow of money into or out of a security. It should not be confused with the advance/decline line. While their initials might be the same, these are entirely different indicators, as are their users. The advance/decline line provides insight into market movements and the accumulation/distribution line is of use to traders seeking to measure buy/sell…

Markets Wound Tight

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11 Social Security Calculators Worth Your Time

Social Security is a government program serving about 64 million people, so you might use one word to describe it: complicated. Hats off to the Social Security Administration (SSA), though. It produces one of the best government websites, using plain English (and 17 other languages) to explain its rules. It also has plenty of calculators and worksheets to help.

We pulled together some of our favorites. Keep this list handy…

How to Avoid the Social Security Tax Trap

How much of your Social Security income is taxable? Depending on the amount of your Social Security benefits and other income—including tax-free interest on municipal bonds and certain other excludable amounts—your benefits are included with other taxable income at the rate of 85%, 50% or zero. It all depends on the steps you take to reduce your tax exposure.

What’s Included in Social Security Income

To know…

How Does Pork Barrel Spending Hurt the Economy?

Pork barrel politics affect the economy in several ways. Pork barrel spending occurs when the government earmarks funds to be spent in a specific region of the country, usually as a favor to an elected representative from that region. Such government spending often confers an economic benefit to the region involved, with the money typically going toward infrastructure and other projects that create jobs and improve quality of…

Markets Rise as Utility Stocks Drop

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What to Expect in the Markets Next Week

In the wake of last week’s flurry of market highs and on again, off again trade talks, the week ahead appears relatively tempered, at first glance. Corporate earnings season is winding down, and the economic calendar in the U.S. and abroad is full of typical mid-month reports on consumer spending and production. Despite economic headwinds around the world, asset returns have been very strong in 2019. With the year winding down,…