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Consumer Spending, Other Economic Data Show Mixed Results

Economic data is sending mixed signals, from consumer spending that's not comparable to last year to flat home sales with positive revisions. Read Article

5 Steps to Research Stocks

Wondering how to research stocks for your portfolio? Here are the top things you need to know. Read Article

3 Dow CEOs That Should Follow Walmart’s Duke to the Exit

“The buck stops here,” said the now-famous sign on President Harry S Truman’s Oval Office desk. Nearly 70 years later, that clarion cry for accountability from top leadership persists in corporate America – particularly at publicly traded companies where CEOs feet are – or at least should be -- held to the fire. Read Article

5 Things to Look For in a Financial Advisor

Financial matters can get complicated, and the busier you are, the less time you have to sort them out. Here are 5 things you need to look for in an advisor Read Article

A Dow Point Today Isn’t What It Used to Be

Tapering isn't imminent, and neither is hyperinflation, so don't be swayed by headlines. Read Article

401k Basics Pave the Road Towards Retirement

As defined benefit plans face extinction, employees are more responsible for financing their retirements. Fortunately, 401ks and IRAs are there to help. Read Article

8 Critical Retirement Planning Tips to Follow

Fifty-eight percent of workers haven't tried to calculate how much they need for retirement, let alone put a plan in place. Here are 8 steps to take to help Read Article

Why You Shouldn’t Be Drooling Over Bountiful Buybacks

Stock buybacks are a great way to boost earnings without actually doing anything. Unfortunately, they're almost never worth it. Read Article

4 Tips to Guide You Before the Bubble Bursts

Signs are flashing that perhaps this market it overbought. Instead of reacting at the worst time, prepare ahead of time. Use these 4 tips to guide you Read Article

Cycles and Investment Success Take Time to Develop

The anniversary of the 2008-2009 bear market is upon us, and investment advisors will begin to tout huge returns with those years gone. Don't buy the hype Read Article

NFLX, YHOO Among 12 Stocks Wall Street Consistently Gets Wrong

Wall Street is constantly putting out analyst reports and changing price targets for stocks , and in many cases those estimate may not be close. Read Article

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Robberies?

Bitcoin bulls like to say that Bitcoin is a good investment because it's secure. Then why have there been dozens of Bitcoin bank robberies? Read Article

The 15 Most Influential Thought Leaders in Business

Who topped the Thinkers50 list of the best business managers? You might be surprised by who didn't even crack the top 10. Read Article

Long-Term Strategy Advice: Stick With Dividend-Paying Stocks

By all measures sticking with a long-term dividend stock investment profile will help you weather market ups and downs. Read Article

7 Misconceptions About the Gold Market You Need to Know

The push-pull of the move to put gold in your portfolio is ongoing, with much misinformation floating around. Here are 7 misconceptions you need to know now Read Article

Here’s Why Dividend Growth Investing is a Great Strategy

Dividend growth investing is a strategy that focuses on companies which regularly raise dividends, and it is a tried and true wealth management tool. Here's why Read Article

Don’t Retire Like a Millennial

Despite what you may think, being jobless and debt-ridden is actually not that glamorous. Follow these 5 steps for a secure financial future. Read Article

Capital Gains Tax Could Put a Dent in Your Vanguard Returns

With several funds reporting capital gains this quarter, Vanguard investors will see the effect in their taxes. Read Article

Picking Mining Stock Winners in a Field of Losers

The junior mining industry is hotter than it has been in years, with stocks are trading at HUGE discounts for companies that are otherwise going strong. Read Article

Rethinking the 4% ‘Golden Rule’

The rule of using 4% of your savings in every year of retirement is under scrutiny. But how can you know how much to withdraw from retirement savings? Read Article