In the brief but spectacular collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, we may just have witnessed the best banking crisis ever. Those Silicon Valley libertarians who spent years demanding that government get out of the way earned their comeuppance when they begged the Federal Reserve to save them. Most important, the Fed and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. got a…
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The 2023 campaign, “It’s gotta be a CFP®,” will feature national broadcast and cable network television ads and includes a mix of advertising in various media channels, including streaming TV, streaming audio and digital venues.
A recent New York Times editorial titled“ Biden’ s Promises on Social Security and Medicare Ignore Financial Reality” is, alas, convincing. The president has said there will be no diminution of Social Security payments, even though the Social Security fund’ s current outgo is higher than income. While some Republicans call for Social Security reform, during the…
Fears that another interest rate hike will hasten more bank failures will loom over the Federal Reserve’ s meeting this week after a study found that nearly 200 banks are at risk of the same sort of collapse as the one at Silicon Valley Bank. And the Federal Reserve and five other central banks announced coordinated steps on Sunday to boost liquidity in their U.S….
Pandemic investors still have the fever
Although it’s been a few crazy years in the markets, investors that started early in the pandemic are still in the game, according to a FINRA study.
It is DBRS Morningstar’s view that the two significant bank failures to date, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank remain idiosyncratic and not representative of the overall U.S. banking sector.
Broker/dealer revenues continue to face headwinds as advisors escalate their preferences for passive products, avoiding the revenue-sharing payments that asset managers have depended on for so long.
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While more than 9 in 10 Americans view financial wellness as important, nearly half report they do not feel financially stable, and nearly one-third have less than $500 in their emergency savings fund, according to a recent survey.
Before last Thursday, Silicon Valley Bank was regarded as being in “sound financial condition.” But on that day it experienced attempted withdrawals of $42 billion, about a third of its U.S. deposits. By close of business, the run on the bank made it incapable of paying its obligations as they came due. On Friday, the California Commissioner of Financial Protection and Innovation took possession of the bank’s property and business.
The federal takeover has fueled fear among some that the failures are precursors to something akin to the Great Recession, when 450 banks failed between 2008 and 2012.
Just days after Silicon Valley Bank was shut down by regulators, the federal government all of the bank's customers would get their money back. Is taxpayer money being used to cover the deposits at Silicon Valley Bank? On March 12, the heads of the U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation made it clear in a that…
Tax season is already underway, but it is never too early to start planning for next year's tax filings. Here are five tax planning ideas to consider for this year. One of the most effective ways to reduce your taxable income is to contribute to a retirement account, such as a 401 or traditional IRA.
Consumers' Research, an opponent of environmental, social and corporate governance investing or ESG, launched digital ads and three mobile billboards that will roam the streets of the nation's capital. "Allowing retirement plans to include ESG considerations undercuts the will of the American people by permitting ESG elites, like BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, to…
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and two other large banks is fueling economic insecurity and angst among an already rattled American public and is prompting a major damage control effort by President Joe Biden. Throw in Republicans' threats to raise the retirement age and cut Social Security and Medicare and you have a recipe for a very nervous electorate…
Debunking the Top 10 estate planning myths
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Mar. 12— Investors are traveling through some messy conditions. After recent optimism about the Fed's progress on inflation, some doubts are creeping in. Emotional swings should be expected at this point in the cycle.
If you're going to enjoy a comfortable retirement, you should know, among other things, how much money you'll need. And you may have a much better chance of knowing this if you get some professional help. If you're going to enjoy a comfortable retirement, you should know, among other things, how much money you'll need.
Another bank, Signature Bank in New York, was closed by federal regulators on Sunday, the second bank closure in three days. The deposits and assets of Signature Bank were transferred immediately to Signature Bridge Bank, N.A., a full-service bank that will be operated by the FDIC as "it markets the institution to potential bidders," a separate statement said.
Fed offers $25B to help troubled U.S. banks, FDIC to cover large accounts in SVB, Signature Bank failures
The Federal Reserve is offering $25 billion to help troubled banks after the failures of Silicon Valley Bank in California on Friday and Signature Bank in New York Sunday. The failure of Silicon Valley Bank, which has $309 billion in assets, is the second largest U.S. history behind only Washington Mutual. No losses associated with the resolution of Silicon…
Many people plan to take an early retirement, so when that day arrives, they're ready for it. But what if you were to face an unplanned retirement? Would you be prepared to deal with the financial issues?