Latest from Allan Sloan
With the stock markets on a wild ride for much of 2020, the predictability and reliability of Social Security are more important to Americans than ever.
  • Sep 11, 2020
How did the Dow manage to make so many changes at one time and remain unchanged before Monday's market opened? Let me walk you through the numbers.
  • Sep 1, 2020
We’re in a very strange time.
  • Aug 17, 2020
Trump is saying that he’ll eliminate Social Security tax next year, should he be reelected—and that would likely mean the end of the federal entitlement system as we’ve known it.
  • Aug 10, 2020
The Dow has big point swings and is a lot of fun to watch. But the S&P, which rewards market value rather than stock price, is a much more rational place to put your money.
  • Aug 6, 2020
A groan-up look at Congress’s aspirational acronyms for its various stimulus bills
  • Aug 1, 2020
Stock splits might be out of fashion on Wall Street, but they make sense for a company that makes consumer products such as iPhones and laptops, and that wants to give retail investors a financial interest in its success.
  • Jul 31, 2020
The last stimulus bill contained a measure that turned out really well for older people with healthy retirement accounts, not so much for anyone else.
  • Jul 24, 2020
The White House is pressing for cuts to the Social Security and Medicare payroll tax — but it won’t help the people who need it most and would be a nightmare to administer.
  • Jul 20, 2020