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October 20, 2017

Is the Bull Still on the Run? Benchmarks Look Notably Higher in Early Going

A tax reform budget blueprint narrowly passed the Senate last night, potentially giving stocks more fuel to power further ahead

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Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans: Take Advantage Early

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans: Take Advantage Early

If you’re just beginning your career, you might have prioritized paying off college debt and building emergency savings rather than retirement. Ironically, though ...

IMX September 2017

IMX September 2017

The IMX reading for September indicates a slight decline following an all-time high reached in August. Positive market moves potentially motivated investors to stay engaged, amidst multiple natural disasters impacting the U.S. and rising geopolitical concerns...

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Trading
October 20, 2017
Earnings Preview: CAT and LLY to Report Tuesday Morning

Earnings Preview: CAT and LLY to Report Tuesday Morning

The earnings parade continues with Caterpillar (CAT) and Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) scheduled to report early next week. Both companies are expected to release results before...

Money & Culture
October 20, 2017
Unconventional Wisdom: Challenging Some Personal Finance Adages

Unconventional Wisdom: Challenging Some Personal Finance Adages

Some personal finance sayings have been around so long, many people take them as absolutes without really thinking about what they mean and whether they apply ...

Money & Culture
October 20, 2017
Debt: A Zombie of a Problem

Debt: A Zombie of a Problem

Debt is a crafty demon, and it has to be actively managed and kept at bay; otherwise, it will most certainly return and consume you over and over again. The cost of...

Trading
October 19, 2017
Earnings Preview: Conglomerates GE and PG Report on Friday

Earnings Preview: Conglomerates GE and PG Report on Friday

As earnings season kicks into full gear, two major conglomerates are slated to report results at the end of this week. Both General Electric (GE) and Procter...

Trading
October 19, 2017
It’s Harvest Time: An Agriculture Investment Primer

It’s Harvest Time: An Agriculture Investment Primer

We all have to eat. That’s not exactly a portfolio strategy, but it’s a good place to start when contemplating investing opportunities in American agriculture. ...

Options
October 19, 2017
On Any Given Friday: An Introduction to Weekly Options

On Any Given Friday: An Introduction to Weekly Options

It used to be that option expiration occurred once a month, generally on the third Friday of the month. That all changed in 2005 when exchanges began listing options ...

Trading
October 18, 2017
Earnings Preview: Telecom Takes the Stage with Verizon and AT&T

Earnings Preview: Telecom Takes the Stage with Verizon and AT&T

Within every bull market, there’s always going to be areas that are lagging behind. Parts of the telecom sector have been among them so far in 2017. Year to date, several...

Retirement
October 18, 2017
Empty Nesters Flying the Coop? Tips for a Downsized Life

Empty Nesters Flying the Coop? Tips for a Downsized Life

The kids are all grown up and officially out the door. Here you are in this big, empty house, with a yard to maintain and lots of space you may not need as you head into ...

Trading
October 17, 2017
Earnings Preview: eBay Reports Q3 Results Tomorrow Afternoon

Earnings Preview: eBay Reports Q3 Results Tomorrow Afternoon

E-commerce company eBay (EBAY) reports earnings after market close on Wednesday, October 18. So far this year, the stock has had quite a run and is up 26.58%...

Investing
October 17, 2017
Dividend Debate: Reinvest to Compound Returns vs. Other Uses

Dividend Debate: Reinvest to Compound Returns vs. Other Uses

To reinvest or not to reinvest—that is the dividend question. As a young investor going through the financial tug-of-war between current wants and needs, and ...

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