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October 17, 2017

Watching Dow 23,000: Index Flirts with Fresh Milestone, Financials Move Up

The Dow closed 43 points shy of another major milestone Monday as it and SPX passed fresh peaks; earnings results today might move markets

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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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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 ...

Trading
October 16, 2017
Retail Earnings Preview: Growth Varies in Latest Sales Estimates

Retail Earnings Preview: Growth Varies in Latest Sales Estimates

There’s no denying that it’s been a challenging environment for retailers over the past several years. Some companies in the industry have pivoted well...

Trading
October 16, 2017
Netflix Earnings Preview: Streaming Giant Hiked Prices in October

Netflix Earnings Preview: Streaming Giant Hiked Prices in October

Netflix (NFLX) reports third-quarter earnings after market close on Monday, October 16. So far this year, shares have been on quite a run and the stock hit a new...

Trading
October 16, 2017
Managing Portfolio Growth by Hedging Uncertain Markets

Managing Portfolio Growth by Hedging Uncertain Markets

Those of you who remember the children’s classic Dr. Dolittle—the book or film—may recall an odd animal called a pushmi-pullyu. It’s basically a llama with ...

Retirement
October 16, 2017
Late Start to Your Retirement Savings: Don't Panic

Late Start to Your Retirement Savings: Don't Panic

As with many of life’s long-term goals, it’s never too late to start saving for retirement. But a late start to retirement savings—we’re talking about a couple of ...

Money & Culture
October 13, 2017
How Technological Breakthroughs Are Changing Aging

How Technological Breakthroughs Are Changing Aging

Technology is changing the face of aging, as the consumer market and products designed for the elderly begin to overlap. As little as 10 years ago, assistive ...

Options
October 12, 2017
Confidence Boost: Tools to Help Hone Your Options Strategy

Confidence Boost: Tools to Help Hone Your Options Strategy

Are you new to options trading? Do you have a potential trade idea but you're not quite confident enough to pull the trigger? Since it may be unwise to put on a trade ...

Retirement
October 12, 2017
Life Happens: Preparing for the Unexpected On Way to Retirement

Life Happens: Preparing for the Unexpected On Way to Retirement

Some people spend decades preparing for a comfortable retirement, only to get derailed by unexpected events.

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