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March 1, 2017

Trump Speech Re-Charges Market After DJIA Streak Of Records Ends

Stock futures signaled a much higher open Wednesday after the President’s speech, even as odds for a March rate hike climbed significantly.

Editor‘s Picks

Seamless Shift: Retirement Savings to Retirement Income

Some people worry they’ll be bored and not know what to do with themselves during retirement. Others have a long bucket list and can’t wait to start doing the things...

Year-End Review and Look Ahead with JJ Kinahan

JJ Kinahan gives his review of market activity in 2016, shares helpful tips, and discusses key stories that may shape 2017.

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Investing
March 1, 2017

5 Key Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter

News flash: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) CEO Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the ultimate long-term investor. But that doesn't mean he'll never sell...

Retirement
March 1, 2017

Never Too Early to Have the Long-Term Care Talk with Your Parents

Did your parents have the birds-and-the-bees talk with you when you were younger? Remember how uncomfortable it was? How you cringed at every ...

Trading
February 28, 2017

Q4 Earnings: BBY and the ‘Disciplined Promotional Strategy’

Best Buy (BBY), the big-box electronics and entertainment retailer, is set to release Q4 earnings ahead of the bell Wednesday, on the heels of 15 straight ...

Trading
February 28, 2017

Can Trading Be Taught? Ask Richard Dennis and His Turtles

The Chicago trading pits were a scrappy place in the 1980s: a sea of runners, clerks, brokers, and local traders sporting trading jackets of different colors. ...

Investing
February 28, 2017

IRA Contribution Oops Moment? Here's Your Penalty Fix

Congratulations! You’re a conscientious saver with an eye on a comfortable retirement, and you regularly maximize your annual Individual Retirement Account...

Trading
February 27, 2017

Earnings: After Holiday Sales Warning, TGT Set to Report Tuesday

Target Corp. (TGT), the big-box general merchandise retailer unwraps its Q4 results ahead of the bell Tuesday. TGT already warned Wall Street that its results would ...

Investing
February 27, 2017

How Parents of Elite Athletes Can Help Fund Their Child’s Dreams

It’s no secret that parenting today is much different than it was a generation ago. Today’s youth are always on the go. While parents may have ...

Options
February 24, 2017

Turning a Short Option Into a Risk-Defined Vertical

Let’s say you have been selling naked puts, and the market has made an extended move higher in your favor. Chances are, you are getting a little nervous. ...

Money & Culture
February 24, 2017

Job-Hopping? Don’t Skip These Retirement Ideas

Trends come and go, but one trend that seems to be continuing is job-hopping. It wasn’t too long ago that the American Dream involved getting on with a company ...

Options
February 23, 2017

Vertical Credit Spreads: Your High-Probability Trade?

In our daily Swim Lessons sessions, we aren't above the occasional sports analogy. Since my co-host, Scott Connor, is an avid tennis player, that sport is a popular ...