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January 19, 2018

All Eyes on D.C. Amid Concerns Confidence Could Waver If Shutdown Occurs

The big question today is whether the lights go off or stay on in Washington. Action on Capitol Hill could help determine how things proceed on Wall Street.

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What’s My Potential Income? The New Dividend Income Estimator

What’s My Potential Income? The New Dividend Income Estimator

Have you ever wondered how modifying your mix of dividend stocks and ETFs might affect your income over the next 12 months? Or maybe you’re brand new to ...

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Investing
January 19, 2018
Government Shutdowns… a Story We’ve Heard Before

Government Shutdowns… a Story We’ve Heard Before

The potential for a government shutdown has been making headlines the past few months, but are they really that big of a deal? Admittedly, the term sounds...

Trading
January 19, 2018
NFLX Earnings Preview: Subscriber Growth and Price Hikes in Focus

NFLX Earnings Preview: Subscriber Growth and Price Hikes in Focus

Netflix (NFLX) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Monday, Jan. 22. Investor expectations appear to be elevated heading...

Options
January 19, 2018
Versatility, Flexibility: The Continuing Allure of Listed Options

Versatility, Flexibility: The Continuing Allure of Listed Options

In 2018, the exchange-traded equity options market will celebrate its 45th anniversary in the U.S. Though 2017 marked another year of historically low volatility, with ...

Money & Culture
January 19, 2018
What Is a Tax Credit, Anyway? Potential Tax Burden Reduction

What Is a Tax Credit, Anyway? Potential Tax Burden Reduction

Tax season is just getting underway, which means figuring out what you owe—and finding ways to potentially reduce your taxable burden. You probably know that one way ...

Money & Culture
January 19, 2018
Revitalizing the New Year: 6 Ways to Make Financial Resolutions

Revitalizing the New Year: 6 Ways to Make Financial Resolutions

Four thousand years ago, the ancient Babylonians became the first society to make New Year’s resolutions, and they were largely related to money. According to...

Trading
January 18, 2018
Chasing Success: Is a Lack of Focus Holding Your Trading Back?

Chasing Success: Is a Lack of Focus Holding Your Trading Back?

Trading for a living can be fascinating. Many traders say it takes them to into another dimension, one that the non-trading set can’t completely relate to. But it can ...

Investing
January 18, 2018
Cost Basis: Noncovered & Covered Securities Tax Implications

Cost Basis: Noncovered & Covered Securities Tax Implications

Getting ready for tax season? It's time to take a look at cost basis and make sure you're covered when it comes to correct reporting. Back in 2001, the U.S. GAO ...

Trading
January 17, 2018
IBM Earnings Preview: Big Blue Takes the Stage on Thursday

IBM Earnings Preview: Big Blue Takes the Stage on Thursday

IBM (IBM), aka Big Blue, reports fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, Jan. 18. Like several of the legacy tech companies have been doing in recent...

Investing
January 17, 2018
Opportunity Cost and Fixed Income Investing: Invest Now or Wait?

Opportunity Cost and Fixed Income Investing: Invest Now or Wait?

We’re familiar with the saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” At least nothing is lost, either, right? But in some cases, the “nothing ventured” choice may come at a ...

Trading
January 16, 2018
Upcoming Retail Sector Earnings: It’s All About the Holidays

Upcoming Retail Sector Earnings: It’s All About the Holidays

The fourth quarter can be a make-or-break time for retailers as they close out the calendar year. With earnings reports due from the major retailers over the...

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