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In this article IVZ Thiago Prudencio | LightRocket | Getty Images As the Securities and Exchange Commission defers signing off on bitcoin exchange-traded funds, some companies are exploring other ways to meet investors’ growing demand for cryptocurrency. The SEC on Wednesday pushed another decision to approve Van Eck’s bitcoin ETF, extending the review and asking
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Anchiy | E+ | Getty Images The age when older Americans must start making withdrawals from retirement accounts could change yet again. Under a provision in proposed retirement legislation pending in Congress, required minimum distributions, or RMDs, would start at age 75 by 2032, up from age 72 — which only took effect last year
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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Federal Reserve’s new forecasts on interest rates and inflation don’t amount to much for investors and consumers, especially in the short term, according to financial advisors on CNBC’s FA Council. The Fed on Wednesday sped up its timeframe for raising
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The Federal Reserve said Wednesday it will keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite signs the economic recovery is well underway. But it’s clear rates won’t stay near rock-bottom forever. Recent data showing higher consumer prices and lower unemployment will pave the way for unwinding last year’s bond buying and near-zero interest rates. “Being 7.8 million jobs
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Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Rising consumer costs have helped push the latest estimate for next year’s Social Security cost-of-living adjustment to 5.3%. Whether that will actually be the bump retirees see to their monthly checks in 2022 depends a lot on the economy, including whether the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates. The
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