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December 2, 2016

Jobs Data Offer Encouragement, But Focus Still on Fed, Holiday Sales

Friday’s jobs data came in near expectations, but might not have much impact considering a Fed rate hike is pretty much baked in.

Editor‘s Picks

Keep to the Course: The Risks of Not Staying Invested

Today's real-time relay of stock price information is positive, but it can be negative too. For long-term stock investors, it can cause some unnecessary ...

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Money & Culture
December 2, 2016

Auto Sales Have Been Fishtailing. Will They Spin Out or Straighten?

After six strong years of sales, U.S. auto sales have been slipping, and this may be the first year the industry doesn’t set a consecutive record. In early November ...

Investing
December 2, 2016

A Client’s Best Interest: What to Know About the New Department of Labor Rule

Starting next April, it should become official: When providing investment advice for a fee or other compensation to ...

Trading
December 1, 2016

The On/Off Ramp, Pt 2: Navigating the Holding Period

Now that you have your trade on, what’s next? Start sweating? Log in and stare at the screen for hours at a time? Let’s hope not. Rather, consider these ideas ...

Trading
December 1, 2016

Inflation May Finally be Happening. Now What?

Finally, inflation is making its presence known in the U.S. economy again. Like a long-awaited dinner party guest who has been very late to the table, inflation may be ...

Trading
November 30, 2016

Bucking the Trend: The US Dollar’s 13-Year High and Potential Impact

Since the tallying of the U.S. presidential election results, the financial markets have been on the move. In case you've been too busy shopping the pre-holiday sales ...

Money & Culture
November 30, 2016

Financial Planning 101: Paying Yourself First and Other Budgeting Tips

With a “pay yourself first” philosophy that includes responsible budgeting, investors can better prepare ...

Retirement
November 30, 2016

Could a Franchise Create Your New Retirement Income Stream?

Do you have the urge to be your own boss? Are you looking for multiple streams of income to help fund your retirement? Locally owned franchises are an ...

Tools
November 29, 2016

New Earnings Features on thinkorswim

Earnings announcements are crunch time. Each quarter, publicly-traded companies are obliged to share fundamental information on the state of their business...

Retirement
November 29, 2016

Sports Parents: Are Team Fees Sidelining Your Retirement Goals?

From pre-dawn Saturday morning road trips, long hours standing in the hot sun or the pouring rain, to countless fast-food meals, sports parents understand the art of ...

Trading
November 28, 2016

Earnings: TIF Results May Offer Insight on High-End Jewelers

High-end jewelers and other luxury retail brands have struggled in recent months, and really, for several years, amid sluggish consumer spending, slack tourism ...