Why workers may not want to tap retirement savings to buy a home

Some young retirement savers say they might raid their 401(k) accounts to buy a home. Doing so, however, could be to their detriment, experts warn. Nearly one-third (30%) of aspiring homeowners say they plan to withdraw funds from their 401(k) plan to fund a purchase, according to the Real Financial Progress Index by BMO Financial … Read more

Ether extends its rally following 20% surge on fresh ether ETF optimism

Omar Marques | Lightrocket | Getty Images Cryptocurrencies rose Tuesday amid a late surge in optimism around the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s decisions on spot ether exchange-traded funds applications, the first of which is due this week. Ether led the rally, rising 9% to $3,680.98, according to Coin Metrics. On Monday, it rocketed 20%. … Read more

JPMorgan stock is too expensive

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, testifies during the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing titled Annual Oversight of Wall Street Firms, in the Hart Building on Dec. 6, 2023. Tom Williams | Cq-roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Jamie Dimon thinks shares of JPMorgan Chase are expensive. That was the message the … Read more

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon hints at retiring within 5 years

Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., at the UK Global Investment Summit at Hampton Court Palace in London, UK, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.  Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jamie Dimon’s days as CEO of JPMorgan Chase are numbered — though its unclear by how much. In a response to … Read more

Crypto fraud and poor regulation may jeopardize ether ETF approval

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to make a key decision on approving ether exchange-traded funds next week. But it will likely fail due to a lack of an over-arching regulatory framework for all cryptocurrencies, according to Ric Edelman, head of the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals. “I think that there’s going … Read more

Corvex could take an amicable approach to help create value at Vestis

Vestis Corp banner hangs at the NYSE. NYSE Company: Vestis Corp (VSTS) Business: Vestis is a provider of uniform rentals and workplace supplies across the United States and Canada. In addition to uniforms, the company provides mats, towels, linens and restroom supplies. Vestis’ customer base participates in a variety of industries, and it serves customers … Read more

Some consumers are punting big purchases like pools and mattresses

Ordini’s Best Fiberglass Pools contractors work to install a pool, which the company says have dramatically increased in sales due to COVID-19 fears, in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, April 26, 2021. Rachel Wisniewski | Reuters Americans are kicking the can down the road on some more-costly, traditionally financed purchases as elevated inflation and interest rates bite. Corporate … Read more

How to effectively use credit cards for summer travel

Klaus Vedfelt | Digitalvision | Getty Images If you plan to spend money on travel as the days get longer, sunnier and warmer, be careful: It could leave you with high-interest debt you will still be paying off through the fall and winter. Almost half (45%) of Americans plan to take a summer trip requiring … Read more

Stocks on path to 40,000

People walk by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on Dec. 29, 2023. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a key milestone on Thursday, the latest in a more than 100-year ascent that’s involved an everchanging group of stocks. The closely followed average on Thursday broke above … Read more

Walmart bubble due to high-income grocery spending, warns Bill Simon

Higher-income consumers may be creating a frothy situation at Walmart. Even though affluent shoppers helped drive the retailer’s latest beat on quarterly results, former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon warns they’ll be hard to keep. “The Walmart experience is better than it used to be, but it’s still not a premium experience. Walmart is built … Read more