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Let’s Clear the Air: What Is Inflation, Anyway?

Let’s Clear the Air: What Is Inflation, Anyway?

In the news business, there’s a saying that news is either important or interesting, but rarely both. Unless you’re super into economics, {{inflation}} falls squarely into the first camp. It’s vital to know how much money you’ll have for retirement and—perhaps as importantly—what your retirement nest egg could buy once you’ve retired. But talking about it may not win you ...

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Earnings Preview: Best Buy to Report Fiscal Q2 on August 29
August 28, 2017

Earnings Preview: Best Buy to Report Fiscal Q2 on August 29

For the most part, earnings season has wrapped up, but there’s still a few companies left to report. This week, Best Buy Co. (BBY) reports fiscal second-quarter...

The Power of Patience and the Four Stages of Stock Cycles
August 24, 2017

The Power of Patience and the Four Stages of Stock Cycles

From the changing seasons to the ebb and flow of the economy, cycles are all around us. Each is driven by unique forces and made up of individual stages. Cycles ...

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Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Reports Results Friday Morning
August 17, 2017

Earnings Preview: Deere & Co. Reports Results Friday Morning

Agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. (DE) reports earnings for the fiscal third quarter of 2017 before market open on Friday, August 18. So far in 2017, DE has...

Earnings Preview: E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Reports on Thursday
August 16, 2017

Earnings Preview: E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Reports on Thursday

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding (BABA) reports first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2018 before market open on Thursday, August 17. The stock has...

Earnings Preview: The Retail Parade Continues with Target and Wal-Mart
August 15, 2017

Earnings Preview: The Retail Parade Continues with Target and Wal-Mart

Between last week and this week, it’s been a particularly busy stretch for retail earnings. Last week, the big department stores reported earnings, July’s retail sales...

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Brexit, Clearing, and the Ever-Changing Face of European Markets
August 15, 2017

Brexit, Clearing, and the Ever-Changing Face of European Markets

Ask most Americans where the center of the financial universe is, and they’ll probably say New York City. But there was a time during the last century when the ...

Earnings Preview: Home Depot Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow
August 14, 2017

Earnings Preview: Home Depot Reports Q2 Results Tomorrow

Home improvement retailer Home Depot (HD) reports second-quarter earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, August 15. Over the past several years...

Witching Days Not As Scary As They Once Were: Here’s Why
August 10, 2017

Witching Days Not As Scary As They Once Were: Here’s Why

Back in the 1980s and 90s when JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist for TD Ameritrade, traded in the storied Chicago futures and options pits, there were certain ...

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Earnings Preview: Snap’s Second Quarter of Post-IPO Results
August 9, 2017

Earnings Preview: Snap’s Second Quarter of Post-IPO Results

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. (SNAP) reports second-quarter earnings after market close on Thursday, August 10. Since going public in March, shares have declined...

Nvidia Opens the Books for Q2 After the Closing Bell on Thursday
August 9, 2017

Nvidia Opens the Books for Q2 After the Closing Bell on Thursday

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) reports second-quarter earnings for fiscal 2018 after the closing bell on Thursday, August 10. The stock can be prone to big price moves in post...

Earnings Preview: Macy’s Reports Q2 Results on Thursday
August 8, 2017

Earnings Preview: Macy’s Reports Q2 Results on Thursday

There’s no denying that it’s been a tough time for brick-and-mortar retailers as more consumers increasingly shop online, and less consumers shop at malls and...

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Looking Eastward? An Intro to Asian Financial Markets
August 8, 2017

Looking Eastward? An Intro to Asian Financial Markets

Are you one of those investors who view the financial markets as existing only between the opening and closing hours of the New York Stock Exchange? The truth is ...

Earnings Preview: Disney and Priceline Report Results Today
August 8, 2017

Earnings Preview: Disney and Priceline Report Results Today

Earnings season continues and this week we have two companies reporting that provide a look at the entertainment and travel industries. Disney (DIS) reports...

Earnings Preview: Activision Blizzard and the Rise of E-Sports
August 3, 2017

Earnings Preview: Activision Blizzard and the Rise of E-Sports

Gaming and entertainment company Activision Blizzard (ATVI) reports second-quarter earnings on August 3 after the closing bell. Analysts and investors will likely be...

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How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: Metal, Options, Stocks ...
August 3, 2017

How to Invest in Gold? Let Us Count the Ways: Metal, Options, Stocks ...

Gold. It’s the yellow metal, the “barbarous relic,” but it’s also a medium of exchange that’s been respected as a store of value since ancient Egypt, and an asset class ...

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