Are Your Retirement Savings Keeping Pace With the Average American's?

Are Your Retirement Savings Keeping Pace With the Average American's?
Studies show that most Americans worry that their savings will fall short in retirement. It’s a reasonable concern. The average household spends more than $40,000 per year in retirement, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, yet the average person only collects less than $17,000 in Social Security. Are you on track to make up the difference? While everyone’s situation... Read More

Better Buy: Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP vs. Valero Energy

Better Buy: Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP vs. Valero Energy
Refining stocks turned in a solid performance across the board in 2017 thanks to improving margins fueled by cheap American shale and a growing opportunity in exports. While some of those positive forces will linger in 2018, rising crude oil prices could also create headwinds for some operators in the industry. That means investors will need to carefully evaluate any... Read More

Papa John’s Ends 2017 on a Low Note

Papa John’s Ends 2017 on a Low Note
In this segment from the Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill and Scott Phillips, The Motley Fool’s director of research in Australia, slice up the situation at pizza purveyor Papa John’s (NASDAQ: PZZA) , which is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of shareholders. The stock is down nearly 25% this year, and the fourth-quarter results were another set... Read More