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Stocks Dribble Lower as Fed Fears Grow

Growing fears that an eventual interest-rate hike is on the way continued swinging the market pendulum in the other direction on Wednesday. Read Article

Strong Dollar, Interest-Rate Fears Crush Wall Street

The U.S. dollar is strengthening to levels seen in two previous recessions, and job openings data point to increased likelihood of a June interest-rate hike. Watch out below! Read Article

Stocks Rebound Monday (With Little Thanks to Apple Watch)

The Apple Watch failed to impress as AAPL only inched higher during an otherwise thinly traded day for the broader markets. Read Article

3 Momentum Large Caps to Avoid

It's great to ride a stock when momentum carries it to new highs. But it's also great to get out before the balloon pops. These three stocks look too inflated for their own good. Read Article

Are Stocks About to Slip Into Weakness?

Stocks look increasingly threatened as an important technical indicator is combining with severely overbought conditions and "dumb money" bullishness. Read Article

Biotech, Blue-Chip Tech Buckle as Nasdaq Cedes 5K

Microsoft (MSFT), Micron (MU) and biotechs (IBB) took a slide in Tuesday trading. Investors should continue to exercise caution at these highs. Read Article

Nasdaq Nabs 5,000 in Return to Dot-Com Highs

The Nasdaq pushed above 5K on Monday despite poor a poor earnings season and tech negativity at a five-year high. How much longer can sentiment lift stocks? Read Article

Stocks Calm Amid Deflation, Profit Threats

It's almost forbidden to say this out loud with sentiment so bubbly, but things are looking recession-y on several measures. Read Article

Stocks Mixed on Crude Schizophrenia

Mergers and acquisitions and corporate action resulted in some excitement in select stocks, but it was largely a quiet day as Janet Yellen's remarks failed to move the markets. Read Article

Nasdaq Hits New Records on Yellen, Housing

The Nasdaq Composite hit its 10th straight gain Tuesday, led largely by Apple (AAPL) -- a rare feat, but one without a positive indication. Read Article

Stocks Mixed as Greece, Yellen Loom

Trading was relatively quiet today as the markets looked ahead to a Saturday deadline to solve the Greece crisis and Federal Reserve Chairman's address to Congress. Read Article

State Street Just Gave ETF Investors a Big Discount

State Street's latest salvo in the ETF fee war: major expense cuts in its SPDRs. And the best part? Everyone's a winner for it. Read Article

Stocks Finish Mixed Amid Whipsaw Day for Oil

Shaky economic data, dropping earnings expectations and continued risk of a Greek exit from the eurozone kept markets on edge Thursday. Read Article

Stocks Finish Mixed After Confusing Fed Minutes

The latest Federal Reserve minutes seem to suggest that the Fed's conviction over raising interest rates may be weakening, Read Article

S&P 500 Ignores Grexit, Checks 2,100 Off Its Bucket List

This is a dangerous situation -- expectations are so high and separated from the situation on the ground that it won't take much disappointment for reality to come rushing back in. Read Article

Walking Through the 6 Steps of Financial Planning

Why not plan for yourself like the professionals do it? Check out the 6 steps of financial planning. Read Article

Stocks Near Record Highs on Hopes for Greece

Apple Inc. (AAPL) leads a wide swath of advancing stocks on Thursday on Greek optimism, though the eurozone is far from out of the woods yet. Read Article

5 ‘Double Threat’ Dividend Stocks That Offer Growth, Too

Dividends are nice, but dividend stocks that also offer growth potential leave nothing to be desired. Here are five stocks that offer both dividends and growth. Read Article

AAPL Hits Record High, Stocks Jump Ahead of Greek Plan

Investors ignored renewed weakness in crude oil and a worsening situation in Ukraine on Tuesday to bid stocks higher. Read Article

Stocks Droop as Greece Weighs

Eurozone "Grexit" pain could be worse than anticipated -- and that realization helped to drive up gold and silver Monday. Read Article