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January 13, 2017

Big Banks Benefit From Post-Election Trading Binge, But Retail Sales A Bit Light

Investors got hit with a truckload of earnings and economic data Friday morning, and may spend much of today deciding what it all means.

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It's the New Year: 5 Things to Get Ready for Tax Time

April 15, also known as “tax day,” is a date many try to ignore until it becomes unavoidable. But early preparation can be important, especially if ...

Year-End Review and Look Ahead with JJ Kinahan

JJ Kinahan gives his review of market activity in 2016, shares helpful tips, and discusses key stories that may shape 2017.

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Trading
January 13, 2017

Earnings: Might MS Do It Again and Beat Expectations?

Investment bank Morgan Stanley (MS) is the next big bank to report 4th quarter earnings, Tuesday before the markets open. Some analysts expect a healthy rise ...

Money & Culture
January 13, 2017

It’s Tax Time Again! Six Tips to Max Tax Savings

If you’ve been filing taxes for several years now, you know the routine. Gather W-2s, 1099s, and other income documents for the revenue agents. And if ...

Retirement
January 13, 2017

5 Retirement Myths That Could Be Sabotaging Your Future Plans

The idea of saving enough for retirement can be daunting. How much do you need? Will it be enough? "When it comes to financial information, there is ...

Money & Culture
January 13, 2017

Understanding Options Tax Reporting Info on Your 1099-B

This article is intended for option traders. Please excuse the option jargon! But even the savviest option traders...

Trading
January 12, 2017

Big Banks Lead Off Earnings Parade: What Might Be Expected?

Big banks kick off earnings season Friday, and many analysts expect robust results after a post-election stock-trading frenzy that may have provided stronger ...

Options
January 12, 2017

DIY Guide to Technical Analysis: Support and Resistance

It’s important to identify general trends, but technicians seek to understand why trends happen, or the investor behavior that creates trends. Technicians ...

Investing
January 11, 2017

The 2017 Housing Market: Three Reasons To Cheer

After years of sluggish activity in the housing market, many of the wounds from the Great Recession are healing and the scars are barely visible. Millennials ...

Retirement
January 11, 2017

Final Answer: Three Estate-Planning Tax Considerations

No one likes to think about a serious illness or death, but developing an estate plan can be a loving way to take care of your family after you are gone. The basic ...

Trading
January 10, 2017

On/Off Ramp, Pt 4: Exiting a Trade (’Tis Time to Say Goodbye)

OK, you’ve set your objectives, initiated a position, perhaps traded around it or even added to it, and now you’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye. When is it ...

Trading
January 10, 2017

Earnings Preview: GM, F, TSLA May Tell Interesting Story of 2016 Auto Sales

New car sales roared to another peak in 2016, according to industry results reported earlier this month.