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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

Stocks Rocked as ECB Rejects Greek Debt

The European Central Bank roiled markets heading into the closing bell by announcing it would no longer accept Greece's sovereign bonds as collateral by Greek banks seeking low-cost funding. Read Article

Euro Rebound Powers Rise in Stocks and Crude Oil

Oil prices and the stock market saw some growth on Tuesday due to continued indications that Greece and the eurozone will come to an agreement on Athens' massive debt. Read Article

Stocks Rebound on Support Despite Factory Slowdown

A slowdown in U.S. factory work moves stocks lower today, but the market rebounded quickly thanks to rising oil prices and a recovering energy market. Read Article

Stocks Bounce Back on Yellen’s Assurances

After a downturn, the stock market managed a rally today following assurances from the Federal Reserve chair that interest rate hikes wouldn't be immediate. Some big players had rough day, however. Read Article

Stocks Hit as Investors Worry About Fed Rate Hikes

While the initial reaction to today's Fed statement was positive, the overall impression was that the Fed sees plenty of signs of strength in the U.S. economy -- and that drove up fears of an interest rate hike. Read Article

5 Best Publicly Traded Stocks (For Workers)

Companies like Chevron and P&G made their way near the top of the best companies to work for. But does such an honor mean anything to shareholders? Read Article

Greece Elects Syriza, Wall Street Shrugs

Greek elections threaten to spark additional worry about the eurozone; meanwhile, back at home, majors like MSFT and UTX whiff on earnings. Read Article

Don’t Trade or Invest Based on the Northeast Winter Storm

A winter storm makes home improvement retailers and airlines look like obvious trades, but past performance shows that they're not. Read Article

The Best Play in Biotechs: M&A

Investors in biotech stocks have much to look forward to as Big Pharma increasingly looks to shore up its pipelines via M&A. Read Article

3 Best Commodities Funds to Buy Now

Looking past the short-term noise on oil, broad basket commodities funds can be a smart addition to a diversified portfolio. Read Article

10 for 10: Dividend Stocks for Every Sector

Dividend stocks abound in the S&P 500, and you can find generous ones in more places than just utilities and telecoms. Read Article

3 Big-Name Financials to Avoid For Now

Investors hoped the banks would lead the way for a robust 2015 stock market and economy. Unfortunately, the financials failed to cooperate as their earnings didn't measure up, and the stocks were driven down. Read Article

Euro QE Helps U.S. Stocks Clear the Hurdle

The European Central Bank launched its eagerly awaited stimulus plan, helping U.S. stocks finish in the black Thursday. Read Article

Stocks Quiet Ahead of ECB Thriller

Global markets held their breath Wednesday ahead of an ECB meeting widely expected to result in massive eurozone stimulus. Read Article