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Homebuilders and Housing: Spring Selling Season Gets Underway

Homebuilders and Housing: Spring Selling Season Gets Underway

Between low unemployment rates and strong consumer confidence, combined with record low interest rates, tight supply and high prices, the housing sector has benefitted from a variety of tailwinds in recent years. U.S. economic growth has accelerated in recent quarters and unemployment...

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Fed Hikes Rates Ahead of Upcoming Big Bank Earnings
March 23, 2018

Fed Hikes Rates Ahead of Upcoming Big Bank Earnings

After the 2007-2008 financial crisis, central banks around the world took extraordinary measures with monetary policy to spur economic growth and provide stability...

Energy Sector Earnings: What’s Going on Ahead of Q1 Reports
March 22, 2018

Energy Sector Earnings: What’s Going on Ahead of Q1 Reports

Amid the downturn in oil and natural gas prices over the past several years, many companies in the energy sector took steps to improve efficiencies and cut costs by...

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Spot the Trend: Spotify Investor Day Reveals Demographic Shift
March 22, 2018

Spot the Trend: Spotify Investor Day Reveals Demographic Shift

Last week's Spotify investor day could help investors identify trends in how younger people might invest.

Financial Literacy Month: The Importance of Investor Education
March 22, 2018

Financial Literacy Month: The Importance of Investor Education

We all know it’s a good idea to regularly check in on our financial plans, making sure we’re on track to pursue our goals. Throughout that process, you may also identify ...

A Look at the Tech Sector Ahead of Upcoming Earnings
March 21, 2018

A Look at the Tech Sector Ahead of Upcoming Earnings

After the tech sector’s high-flying performance in 2017, and several years of outperforming the S&P 500 (SPX), there were some mixed opinions at the start of the year...

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Esports and Gaming Might Be Bigger Business Than You Think
March 21, 2018

Esports and Gaming Might Be Bigger Business Than You Think

There are a lot of mixed opinions on esports, competitive video game tournaments held in venues all over the world. For the skeptics, you might be surprised to learn...

New Fed Chair Powell Takes Over, Why Care About the Fed?
March 20, 2018

New Fed Chair Powell Takes Over, Why Care About the Fed?

The Federal Reserve, or the Fed, is a common topic when it comes to investing and the financial world. With the recent focus on Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the Fed’s...

Investing in IPOs: Do They Live up to the Hype?
March 20, 2018

Investing in IPOs: Do They Live up to the Hype?

Our brains are wired to like new things, even when they aren’t necessarily better than the old. In the world of investing, nothing is newer or can generate more...

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The Basics of IPOs: Some Things You Should Know Before Investing
March 20, 2018

The Basics of IPOs: Some Things You Should Know Before Investing

Stock markets at record highs can bring on initial public offerings (IPOs) and plenty of hype. Like most new things, it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement and...

The Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy and Your Investments
March 15, 2018

The Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy and Your Investments

As the markets waited for Jerome Powell to be sworn in to his role as Chair of the Federal Reserve, taking over from former Chair Janet Yellen on Feb. 5, 2018, many...

Investment Strategies to Help Weather Rising Interest Rates
March 13, 2018

Investment Strategies to Help Weather Rising Interest Rates

As an investor, it's important to know whether interest rates are rising or falling. Why? Changes in interest rates impact the performance of stocks and bonds...

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Market Insight: Your Guide to Navigating the Month Ahead
March 12, 2018

Market Insight: Your Guide to Navigating the Month Ahead

A calm-but-consistent stock market rally defined most of 2017, but the first three months of 2018 have been anything but quiet. Investors have experienced market...

Trade Wars Ahead? Markets Rattled After Trump Announces Tariffs
March 2, 2018

Trade Wars Ahead? Markets Rattled After Trump Announces Tariffs

Trade war talks have been rattling global markets since President Trump announced on Thursday, Mar. 1 that he will impose tariffs of 25% and 10% on imports of steel...

Italian Election: Perhaps not Another Brexit, but Risks Remain
March 1, 2018

Italian Election: Perhaps not Another Brexit, but Risks Remain

Brexit redux? Perhaps not this weekend. There is, however, a political event Sunday—the Italian election, in which voters head to polls to elect a new government.

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Spotify Set to Go Public as Big Tech Continues to Push into Media
February 28, 2018

Spotify Set to Go Public as Big Tech Continues to Push into Media

Spotify is expected to go public sometime in March or April. Since its founding in 2006, it has grown to become the largest dedicated music-streaming service...

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