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November 22, 2017

Early Feast: Stocks Approach Holiday At Fresh Highs As Oil, Earnings Strong

The market barrels toward Thanksgiving and Black Friday with all the major indices at new highs and still charging along early Wednesday in pre-market trading action.

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No Loose Ends: End-of-Year Tax Planning for Traders and Investors

No Loose Ends: End-of-Year Tax Planning for Traders and Investors

The new year symbolizes a restart, a clean slate, the starting line of yet another potential future. The last thing you want is to get stuck dealing with past business ...

IMX October 2017

IMX October 2017

The October period was marked by strong U.S. markets, positive corporate earnings and a strengthening global economy, all of which seemed to influence retail investors’ bullish behavior. Major market indices posted gains in October…

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Retirement
November 22, 2017
Five Self-Employed Retirement Plans Designed for the Entrepreneur

Five Self-Employed Retirement Plans Designed for the Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you possess the enterprising go-ahead to bear risks in pursuit of a long-term vision; the ingenuity to seize potential within even the smallest of ...

Trading
November 21, 2017
Earnings Preview: DE Closes Out Fiscal 2017 Tomorrow Morning

Earnings Preview: DE Closes Out Fiscal 2017 Tomorrow Morning

Ahead of the shortened holiday week, Deere & Co. (DE) reports fourth quarter fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Since its last...

Trading
November 21, 2017
Got Two Trading Minds? Check Your Brain for Cognitive Biases

Got Two Trading Minds? Check Your Brain for Cognitive Biases

Has this ever happened to you? After doing your analysis, you find a handful of potential trade candidates. You check the fundamentals, the technicals, the charts ...

Investing
November 20, 2017
Will It Be a Jolly Holiday Season? Consumer Spending Outlook

Will It Be a Jolly Holiday Season? Consumer Spending Outlook

Ebenezer who? Consumers have been on a buying binge and appear to be ready to swing open their wallets wide by the time the jolly old fellow wedges his way down ...

Money & Culture
November 17, 2017
Teaching Children to Save: The Financial Gift that Keeps Giving

Teaching Children to Save: The Financial Gift that Keeps Giving

For kids, the idea of saving money doesn’t come naturally, but there are ways to teach children from an early age how to value money so that when it comes ...

Options
November 16, 2017
Options for Low Volatility: Setting Up and Rolling Calendars

Options for Low Volatility: Setting Up and Rolling Calendars

Option traders interested in premium collection strategies—those that profit from time decay—often turn to short strategies such as iron condors or short verticals. ...

Retirement
November 16, 2017
Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan?

Single and Middle Aged? Is It Time to Check Your Retirement Plan?

If you’re single and middle-aged, you might not be saving enough for retirement, a new survey shows. Less than one-third of single Americans (29%) rate themselves as ...

Retirement
November 15, 2017
Have You Done Your Annual Retirement Planning Checkup?

Have You Done Your Annual Retirement Planning Checkup?

As the last weeks of 2017 draw nigh, it’s time to assess your retirement accounts and do a bit of retirement planning. First, be sure the beneficiaries and contact ...

Trading
November 15, 2017
Earnings Preview: BBY and ‘Building The New Blue’

Earnings Preview: BBY and ‘Building The New Blue’

Best Buy (BBY) reports third-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings before the opening bell on Thursday, November 16. Despite the doom-and-gloom picture many are painting...

Investing
November 15, 2017
Grounded: Recent Dow Transports Slump a Red Flag for Economy?

Grounded: Recent Dow Transports Slump a Red Flag for Economy?

Industrials make, transports take – it’s one of the foundational components to the technical analysis system known as Dow Theory, and to our economy in general.

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