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What’s a Direct Listing? Spotify’s Unusual Route to Going Public

What’s a Direct Listing? Spotify’s Unusual Route to Going Public

Music-streaming company Spotify has filed to go public, sometime in March or April, only it’s choosing to do so in an unconventional way, via a direct listing. Over the past decade, direct listings have been few and far between. There have been six of them on the Nasdaq since 2006 and Spotify’s would be...

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Crafting Your Portfolio? Consider Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
February 28, 2018

Crafting Your Portfolio? Consider Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

The great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, once said that every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. Michelangelo’s ...

Volatility in February: Markets Recover After Unexpected Sell-Off
February 27, 2018

Volatility in February: Markets Recover After Unexpected Sell-Off

After a strong start to 2018, stocks went on a roller-coaster ride at the beginning of February in what was one of the most volatile weeks in the history...

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CDs, Savings & Interest Rates: Are the Good Old Days Returning?
February 23, 2018

CDs, Savings & Interest Rates: Are the Good Old Days Returning?

Whether you’re a millennial who’s tired of hearing older people reminisce about how they used to get 5% interest on their CDs, or an older investor who fondly ...

What’s Going On? Market Q&A With Our Chief Market Strategist
February 21, 2018

What’s Going On? Market Q&A With Our Chief Market Strategist

After the recent bout of volatility and several major indices dipped into correction territory, investors might be getting a little fearful that this bull market can’t keep...

Three Big Problems Companies Are Trying to Solve With AI
February 16, 2018

Three Big Problems Companies Are Trying to Solve With AI

Among the many topics discussed at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, artificial intelligence (AI) was pervasive throughout the multi-day meeting of some...

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Hey Millennials: Should Market Drops Be Something to Fear?
February 14, 2018

Hey Millennials: Should Market Drops Be Something to Fear?

Yes, Virginia (and Vincent), the stock markets go down too. Or as legendary banker J. Pierpont Morgan is credited to have said, “The market will go up and the ...

Infrastructure Spending on the Rise? Sectors to Watch
February 14, 2018

Infrastructure Spending on the Rise? Sectors to Watch

Big government spending programs can inject billions or even trillions dollars into the economy, often giving industry a boost. This was true in the “go-go” years of ...

Consumer Price Index (CPI): Inflation, Interest Rates, Growth
February 13, 2018

Consumer Price Index (CPI): Inflation, Interest Rates, Growth

Whether you’re invested in bonds or considering a car loan, you should know what’s up with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The government puts this data ...

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How Tax-Free Investments May Benefit You, Your Kids, Charities
February 12, 2018

How Tax-Free Investments May Benefit You, Your Kids, Charities

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” However, that hasn’t stopped scientists ...

TD Economics: Another Government Shutdown?
February 8, 2018

TD Economics: Another Government Shutdown?

Another month, another looming government shutdown. If Washington does not act by midnight on February 8th, we could face yet...

Federal Reserve and Inflation: It’s Your Turn, Jerome Powell
February 7, 2018

Federal Reserve and Inflation: It’s Your Turn, Jerome Powell

Is the economy doing too well? A hike in wages—something the Federal Reserve has been awaiting for some time—appeared to help set off an inflationary ...

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Tax Tips for Traders: Form 8949 & Section 1256 Contracts
February 5, 2018

Tax Tips for Traders: Form 8949 & Section 1256 Contracts

With the April 17, 2018, tax deadline looming, it’s time for investors and traders to embrace their special tax-time responsibilities. For starters, Uncle Sam demands we ...

Fork it Over: As Food Inflation Ticks Higher, 4 Sectors to Watch
February 1, 2018

Fork it Over: As Food Inflation Ticks Higher, 4 Sectors to Watch

Everyone has to eat, and wherever you do it this year – at home, in your car, at your favorite restaurant – prepare to pay more. Retail food inflation is expected to ...

CES 2018: A Look at This Year’s Big Tech Trends
February 1, 2018

CES 2018: A Look at This Year’s Big Tech Trends

Tech companies from around the world descended upon Las Vegas earlier in January to showcase their latest and best products at CES, the annual...

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What To Do With Extra Money: 5 Ways To Put It To Work For You
February 1, 2018

What To Do With Extra Money: 5 Ways To Put It To Work For You

Bonus. Pay raise. Tax refund. Inheritance. Whatever the source, it’s fun and exciting to have unexpected cash. Your imagination runs wild with what to do...

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