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Dow Struggles at 18,000 as Earnings Weigh

The market's best chance for a near-term catalyst from here? A sign that the Fed will push back a hike in rates. Read Article

Grexit Strategy: What Would a Greek Default Mean for Investors?

Investors stopped reacting to "Grexit" news a long time ago. But what if … just if … a Greek default actually happened this time? Read Article

Chinese Stimulus Heats Up U.S. Stocks

Chinese authorities tried to restore sentiment by unveiling a new monetary policy that sent Chinese stocks higher Monday and rippled through U.S. markets. Read Article

Stocks Down, But Not Out, as Fed Remains in Focus

A variety of worries hit the market hard on Friday, sending the major indices down, but much of the future still hinges on Fed action. Read Article

Stocks Consolidate Breakout as Earnings Roll Out

Philip Morris (PM), Netflix (NFLX) helped to continue a string of stronger-than-expected Q1 reports, though the broader markets took a pause. Read Article

Should You Use the New Robo-Advisor From Schwab?

Who will benefit most from Charles Schwab's new robo-advisor service -- investors or Schwab? Read Article

Stocks Surge as Fresh Uptrend Kicks Off

Investors are growing more confident thanks to encouraging economic data and relieving earnings from big banks, Intel (INTC) and Netflix (NFLX). Read Article

Investing 101: Why Individuals Perform So Poorly

Most individual investors fail because they chase performance and do not stick to a viable asset allocation strategy. Read Article

Stocks Scratch a Win on Retail Sales

Retailers and energy led the markets today on what was generally a positive day on Wall Street. Read Article

Stocks Lose Early Gains as Greece, Earnings Weigh

The Russell 2000 hit an intraday high, but otherwise Monday was a gloomy day as investors cautiously await the brunt of Q1 earnings season. Read Article

U.S. Stocks Are Teasing a Breakout as Earnings Loom

This week continued more churn in U.S. stocks. But next week's earnings slate could be the catalyst that pulls the market back into breakout mode. Read Article

5 Cheap Europe ETFs to Ride the Rally

European stocks continue to outshine American stocks for the foreseeable future. Here are 5 Europe ETFs to buy. Read Article

S&P 500 Drifts Higher Amid Big Day in M&A

The S&P 500 ended fractionally higher Thursday on a day that saw an Intel (INTC)-Altera (ALTR) deal fizzle, but also saw a possible tie-up emerge between Mylan (MYL) and Perrigo (PRGO). Read Article

Stocks Volatile Q1 Earnings Kicks Off

Retail stocks led the way today as the markets ended the day on a positive note. Alcoa Inc. kicked off the quarterly earnings season by reporting mixed results. Read Article

Here’s Why Managers Matter More Than Funds

The same benefits that accrue to index fund investors, such as low operating costs and low turnover, can be found at funds run by human managers -- you just have to look for them. Read Article

How to Help Your Teens Save for Retirement

How can we get a teenager to save for retirement? You probably can't. So, my advice is to help them. Read Article

Can Stocks Finally Break Out?

The narrative that weakened the stock market last week flipped on Monday, sending stocks higher on the day. Read Article

GDDY IPO: Another Example of Volatility, Risk

I don't recommend buying IPOs because there's too much volatility early on, and unless you can get a sweet deal on these offerings, you're probably going to get hosed. Read Article

Stock Market Bulls Finally Make a Stand

Wednesday's ADP payroll report suggested U.S. job growth is slowing, which could push a Fed rate hike down the road and aid the stock market. Read Article

Double Whammy Lifts Stocks on News-Rich Monday

Stimulus chatter from China as well as dovish remarks from Janet Yellen helped spur the major indices, while INTC and TSLA were among notable stocks moving on their own news. Read Article