The Wall Street Journal: Roberts says Supreme Court remains independent, nonpartisan

MINNEAPOLIS — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday sought to quell some of the furor surrounding the Supreme Court and the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, telling a college audience that the court remains an independent, nonpolitical institution in which justices are committed to working together. The chief justice, making his first public remarks on … Read more

Earnings Results: Netflix earnings send stock surging, suggest huge decline was ‘an aberration’

Investors wasted no time after Netflix Inc. NFLX, +3.98%  announced it beat third-quarter earnings expectations Tuesday afternoon, sending shares of the streaming giant up 11% in after-hours trading. Netflix reported adding a net 6.96 million subscribers in the most recent quarter, with 1.09 million coming from the U.S. and 5.87 million coming from overseas, soundly … Read more

4 Top Dividend-Paying Equity Funds

Dividend investors seeking to generate income and returns in the U.S. equity market can achieve their objectives by investing in the following four mutual funds: the Vanguard Dividend Growth Fund (VDIGX), Fidelity Equity Dividend Income Fund (FEQTX), Vanguard Equity Income Fund Investor Shares (VEIPX) and Fidelity Strategic Dividend & Income Fund (FSDIX). These mutual funds primarily … Read more

Robo-Advisors, the Ultra Rich’s New Best Friend

While robo-advisors have been widely touted as appropriate for less than wealthy individuals, they may prove to be of major financial benefit to the ultra-rich as well. Robo-advisors potentially offer the ultra-rich a wealth of savings in investment advisory fees. What’s a Robo-Advisor? A robo-advisor is essentially a do-it-yourself, automated online investment and portfolio management service. It … Read more

The New York Post: Nevada brothel owner-turned-candidate Dennis Hof found dead

Legal pimp and GOP Nevada legislature hopeful Dennis Hof died at his own brothel Tuesday, following a campaign rally whose guests included conservative kingmaker Grover Norquist and aging porn star Ron Jeremy, according to reports. Hof, the 72-year-old owner of several legal bordellos in the Sagebrush State, “went to sleep last night and didn’t wake … Read more

Calculate Penalties on a 401(k) Early Withdrawal

Generally speaking, the only penalty assessed on early withdrawals from a 401(k) retirement plan is the 10% additional tax levied by the IRS. This tax is in place to encourage long-term participation in employer-sponsored retirement savings schemes. Standard Withdrawal Regulations Under normal circumstances, participants in a traditional or Roth 401(k) plan are not allowed to … Read more

Cannabis Watch: Marijuana stocks to watch: Meet Cronos, the Heinz Ketchup of weed

The following article is part of a package of stories that MarketWatch is publishing to mark the start of full legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use in Canada on Wednesday. For more, go here. Heinz designs the genetic makeup of the tomatoes used for its renowned ketchup, but it doesn’t own the farms that … Read more