What Are the Risks of Rolling My 401(k) Into an Annuity?

What Are the Risks of Rolling My 401(k) Into an Annuity?

Although the appeal of having guaranteed income after retirement is undeniable, there are actually a number of risks to consider before rolling your 401(k) into an annuity. In addition to the sometimes hefty fees incurred by annuitants, you risk losing part of your investment if you die prematurely, as you may not be able to … Read more

Corporate-Buyout Loans Near Highs of 2007

Corporate-Buyout Loans Near Highs of 2007

A buyout boom fueled by easy money and a looming hike in the capital-gains tax is sweeping Wall Street deal making to highs not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis. Companies have issued $120 billion of “leveraged loans” this year through Sept. 23 to finance corporate buyouts by private-equity firms—just shy of the $124 … Read more

China Supplants U.S., Fed as Biggest Risk for Emerging Markets

China Supplants U.S., Fed as Biggest Risk for Emerging Markets

(Bloomberg) — Emerging-market investors are about to find out whether there’s more to worry about in China than just the Evergrande debt crisis. Most Read from Bloomberg Official and private gauges of Chinese manufacturing are due out Thursday, with expectations they’ll add to evidence of sputtering growth. Concerns that the world’s second-biggest economy is slowing … Read more

Asia-Pacific Shares Mostly Lower as Evergrande Debt Worries Weigh on Sentiment

Asia-Pacific Shares Mostly Lower as Evergrande Debt Worries Weigh on Sentiment

The major Asia-Pacific stock indexes finished mixed but mostly lower on Friday as investors continued to approach the trade with caution due to lingering risks surrounding China Evergrande Group. Meanwhile, investors in Japan bucked the trend, driving the benchmark Nikkei higher on the back of strong gains from Fast Retailing and Softbank Group. On Friday, … Read more

Individuals Embrace Options Trading, Turbocharging Stock Markets

Individuals Embrace Options Trading, Turbocharging Stock Markets

Shares of Robinhood Markets Inc. had mostly disappointed the trading app’s fans since their initial public offering. But Harsh Patel felt sure that was about to change. Mr. Patel, a 27-year-old nurse in Columbus, Ohio, figured its price would rise after he saw chatter about Robinhood light up a stock market chatboard. So on Aug. … Read more

Bearish Bets: 2 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

Bearish Bets: 2 Nasdaq Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

Each week Trifecta Stocks identifies names that look bearish and may present interesting investing opportunities on the short side. Using technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, and, when appropriate, recent actions and grades from TheStreet’s Quant Ratings, we zero in on five names. While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis, … Read more