I’m 65 and want to retire in 6 months. I have a $125K annuity, plus $100K of money that I’m not sure what to do with. Should I get professional help?

Is a financial planner right for you? Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I had $225,000 in my 401(k) and then I rolled over $125,000 to an annuity at 7%, as I wanted income. I just turned 65 and want to retire in six months, but I don’t know what to do with the other $100,000. What should … Read more

IRS to Make Largest Increase Ever to 401(k) Contribution Limit

IRS to Make Largest Increase Ever to 401(k) Contribution Limit

Germany leapfrogs UK to become Europe’s most shorted market as recession fears surge

Germany just leapfrogged the UK to become the most shorted market in Europe as economic worries grip the continent. The German market accounted for about 25% of short positions last month, followed by UK’s 20%, data from SEI Novus shows. The data, which covers pan-European short positions worth over €30bn from more than 150 managers, shows that … Read more

Credit Suisse calls for calm with staff memo and investor talks

Credit Suisse tried to assuage fears about its health in a memo to employees and in a round of phone calls to investors and clients over the weekend, according to people familiar with the matter. Credit Suisse shares are down 21% over the last month and spreads on its credit default swaps, a type of insurance against default, rose … Read more

This stock market strategist says the coming recession could be the biggest ever. ‘I recommend prayer.’

Keith McCullough, founder and CEO of Hedgeye Risk Management, isn’t one to mince words about financial markets, the Federal Reserve or the economy. Right now he has a few less-than-charitable things to say about how the Fed’s rate hikes have ground up stock and bond investors. His investment-research firm’s economic models turned bearish on stocks and … Read more

Brazil’s Election Is Almost Here. Get Ready to Buy Petrobras Stock.

Chocolate and peanut butter go together; falling oil prices and Brazilian political uncertainty most certainly do not. Yet Petrobras stock may still be worth buying. Yes, that sounds like a terrible idea, at least at first glance. Petróleo Brasileiro, or Petrobras (ticker: PBR), as it is more commonly known, is the Brazilian national oil company, … Read more

Metaverse funds top $2bn as Fidelity, LGIM, Franklin chase ‘theme du jour’

Funds investing in the metaverse are now managing more than $2bn globally, as a flurry of launches from some of Europe’s biggest asset managers look to take advantage of a hot investment trend. Data from Morningstar, provided to Financial News, shows a sharp increase in assets managed by funds focused on immersive virtual worlds, as well as in the … Read more

Tumbling Markets Imperil Tech, the Dollar, and Private Equity

Text size Japan has had to intervene to support the sliding yen for the first time since 1998, even as it tries to keep its interest rates low. Akio Kon/Bloomberg The world has been hooked on cheap money for years. Now we’re witnessing what withdrawal looks like. Lifting interest rates from nil has produced a … Read more

Hedge fund Millennium’s €126m Porsche short signals bearish bet on IPO

Ahead of Volkswagen’s IPO of Porsche AG in a few weeks, hedge fund Millennium International Management has built a large short position in Porsche SE. According to data from research firm Breakout Point, Millennium disclosed a position representing 0.6% of the company’s shares on 14 September. A rough estimate based on current market capitalisation would … Read more

Tesla Lost This Crown to Apple. It’s Probably Happy to See It Go.

Text size Tesla was once a heavily shorted stock, with a lot of bears betting on stock price declines. That’s changed recently. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The market just learned something surprising about Tesla and Apple, two mega-capitalization companies: Data from short-selling analytics firm S3 Partners revealed that the value of Apple (ticker: … Read more