Stocks or Bonds

Stocks or Bonds

Stocks or Bonds for Your Retirement Account? Stocks are riskier than bonds which is why they have a higher expected return. The right risks, taken Foolishly, can pay off in the long run. “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” — James Bryant Conant, American diplomat In our Foolish Steps to Retirement, we recognize that we’re going to have to take risks to reap rewards. Market risk (the chance you will lose money) and reward (the chance that your investments will head skyward) travel…

Whats Going Right and Wrong in U.S. Economy

Whats Going Right and Wrong in U.S. Economy

Here’s Whats Going Right and Wrong in the U.S. Economy Seven years into the economic recovery and three months before a presidential election, how is the United States economy doing? Two reports released on Friday reveal the ways in which the economy is humming along brilliantly — and the things that are very worrying. We’ll start with the good news. G.D.P. Better Than It Looks The big headline about second-quarter G.D.P. was that the economy grew at only 1.2 percent, far below the 2.5 percent that analysts had forecast. But…