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February 21, 2018

Gyration Day: Release of Fed Minutes Sparks Rally, then Selloff

If there's one thing that can be said about this market, it's that anything can happen in the last hour of trading. Today was a case in point.

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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 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
Backtesting with thinkOnDemand to Help Optimize Your Trading

Backtesting with thinkOnDemand to Help Optimize Your Trading

How great would it be if you could go back in time and learn from your past mistakes? Maybe you would have taken that job offer, married your high school ...

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 ...

Trading
February 16, 2018
Home Depot Earnings: Closing Out Fiscal 2017 on Tuesday Morning

Home Depot Earnings: Closing Out Fiscal 2017 on Tuesday Morning

Earnings season has been slowing down, although there are quite a few retailers left to report. One of the larger ones coming up is Home Depot (HD), which is...

Trading
February 15, 2018
Deere Earnings Preview: Wirtgen Acquisition Closed, What’s Next?

Deere Earnings Preview: Wirtgen Acquisition Closed, What’s Next?

Deere & Co. (DE) is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2018 before market open on Friday, Feb. 16. DE closed out 2017 close to record highs...

Trading
February 15, 2018
Earnings Preview: MGM’s Expansion into Macau Might Be Hot Topic

Earnings Preview: MGM’s Expansion into Macau Might Be Hot Topic

As earnings season inches toward the finish line, it’s time to check in on the gaming and resort industry, specifically MGM Resorts International (MGM), which is expected ...

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