S&P 500 stocks notch two quarters of double-digit profit gains for first time in six years – CNBC

The second-quarter results are in, and Wall Street loves what it’s seeing. After an impressive double-digit gain in the first quarter, the S&P 500’s earnings per share increased 10.8 percent through July after companies reported their numbers. That marks the first time the index has posted two quarters in a row of double-digit gains since …

HSAs: Spend or Save It? – WealthManagement.com

Boosters tout HSAs as a superior way to build long-term savings to meet retirement health care expenses—and the tax benefits are compelling. Yet a recent Morningstar study casts doubt on the quality of both the spending and investing features of HSA platforms. Morningstar graded 10 popular HSA spending accounts for monthly maintenance fees and interest rates. …

As US stocks get slammed, these markets are primed for growth – CNBC

As the political turmoil and high stock valuations in the U.S. create an uncertain market for investors, emerging markets appear to be facing a goldilocks global environment. Fairly synchronized growth recovery, low inflation and amply accommodative monetary policy in advanced economies have created a sweet spot for the developing nations. Indeed, growth is picking up …