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Why the bull market could keep going

Now that the current bull market has hit 10 years, investors are looking for signs of its demise. Despite the growing pessimism, there's no set expiration date, so stocks could continue their rise.

Elder fraud is on the rise

Financial institutions are reporting an increasing number of suspicious activities involving financial abuse targeting older adults, according to a new government analysis.

Factoring inflation into your retirement

At some level, rising inflation could pose a threat to your nest egg after you retire. But there are some rules of thumb to follow that can help you prepare and lessen the chance of any surprises.

The impact of a strong dollar on stocks

In a global economy, American companies sell a lot of their goods overseas. A stronger dollar can make them more expensive to foreign buyers, and that can be a headwind for shares.

This could be the economic indicator to watch

A lot is pointing to a slowing U.S. economy: Consumer spending, retail sales and the housing market are all flagging. But the labor market is still going strong.

Housing shares may be poised for gains

Despite recent negative data on home prices and construction, analysts believe a less aggressive interest-rate stance from the Fed could help housing sector stocks post solid returns for 2019.