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February 23, 2018

Green across the Board! Last-Hour Trading Puts Markets in Positive Terrain

It looked pretty iffy early on, but a surge of buying in the final minutes of trading juiced benchmarks; could set the tests for next week.

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1099-DIV 101: The Basics of Dividend Income Forms & Taxes

1099-DIV 101: The Basics of Dividend Income Forms & Taxes

You’ve worked all year to get your long-term portfolio just right by researching yields and allocating your funds. Now it’s the end of the year and you’re ready to sit back and...

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Investing
February 23, 2018
CDs, Savings & Interest Rates: Are the Good Old Days Returning?

CDs, Savings & Interest Rates: Are the Good Old Days Returning?

Whether you’re a millennial who’s tired of hearing older people reminisce about how they used to get 5% interest on their CDs, or an older investor who fondly ...

Trading
February 23, 2018
Macy’s Earnings Preview: Holiday Sales and Ongoing Store Closures

Macy’s Earnings Preview: Holiday Sales and Ongoing Store Closures

An assortment of retailers are set to report results over the next few weeks. One of the first ones up is Macy’s (M), which is scheduled to report fourth-quarter...

Money & Culture
February 22, 2018
What Is a Tax Refund Anyway? Demystifying and Maximizing

What Is a Tax Refund Anyway? Demystifying and Maximizing

For many, tax season may all boil down to one thing: How big will my tax refund be? As of the last day in 2017, the Internal Revenue Service had processed 151.9 million ...

Money & Culture
February 22, 2018
Taxable Interest Income: Forms, Exceptions and Other Info

Taxable Interest Income: Forms, Exceptions and Other Info

Interest income or investment income is income, plain and simple, as far as the U.S. government is concerned. That means, in most cases, you must report interest ...

Investing
February 21, 2018
What’s Going On? Market Q&A With Our Chief Market Strategist

What’s Going On? Market Q&A With Our Chief Market Strategist

After the recent bout of volatility and several major indices dipped into correction territory, investors might be getting a little fearful that this bull market can’t keep...

Retirement
February 21, 2018
Can I Contribute to a 401(k) and an IRA? Yes; Here’s How

Can I Contribute to a 401(k) and an IRA? Yes; Here’s How

You’ve heard this all before about saving for retirement: Do it early in your career, and your life, for that matter; “pay yourself first” with automatic retirement ...

Money & Culture
February 20, 2018
How to Pay for College? Consider a College Savings Plan

How to Pay for College? Consider a College Savings Plan

We’ve all heard the stories of young adults drowning in student loan debt. There are certainly benefits for students who have some “skin in the game,” but much ...

Options
February 19, 2018
Options Expiration: Definitions, a Checklist, and More

Options Expiration: Definitions, a Checklist, and More

In the early days of options trading—two or three decades ago—for market makers in the option trading pits in Chicago and other financial centers, there was ...

Investing
February 16, 2018
Three Big Problems Companies Are Trying to Solve With AI

Three Big Problems Companies Are Trying to Solve With AI

Among the many topics discussed at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, artificial intelligence (AI) was pervasive throughout the multi-day meeting of some...

Trading
February 16, 2018
Earnings: What’s in Store for Walmart, Sam’s Club, E-Commerce?

Earnings: What’s in Store for Walmart, Sam’s Club, E-Commerce?

It’s a short week with the President’s Day holiday on Monday, but earnings continue on Tuesday, with some of the biggest U.S. retailers on parade. Among the big ...

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