Personal Finance

5 Smart Money Moves To Make Before Summer

Shutterstock photo By Michael Kay via Iris.xyz When thoughts of vacation and beach come floating across your mind, chances are thinking about your financial life is at the bottom of your priority list. And why would it be anywhere else? Here’s an idea: Before you put the daunting financial concerns and issues on the summer shelf, why not head… Click to read ...

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6 things NOT to buy at Memorial Day sales

Memorial Day is the new Black Friday — but that doesn’t mean it’s the best time to buy everything. Originally a holiday devoted to mattress sales, in recent years retailers have morphed the holiday weekend into a bigger sales weekend to mark the halfway-point to Black Friday. Consequently, there are plenty of great deals to be had this weekend (and ...

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Hershey (HSY) Up 7.4% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Shutterstock photo A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Hershey Company (The)HSY . Shares have added about 7.4% in that time frame, outperforming the market. Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to the stock’s next earnings release, or is it due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted ...

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The Tell: The best investing books: 3 you may have heard of and 3 you probably haven’t

In a Wall Street world where quants rule, “black swans” lurk and everybody and their mother-in-law have the easy, low-cost freedom to whittle their portfolios down to the nub, the guiding hand of the seasoned pros can make all the difference. Especially for the novice trying to navigate it all. So Meb Faber, author and founder of Cambria Investment Management, ...

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How A Health Savings Account Can Be A Tax-Saver

Shutterstock photo This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. The traditional adage about Americans hating death and taxes might be slightly amended to hating health-care costs and taxes. After all, the U.S. per-capita expenditure for healthcare is more ...

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Disney Earnings Give a Look at How ESPN Is Facing the Future

When most people think of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) , they picture Mickey Mouse in front of the Magic Kingdom. When Wall Street analysts think of Disney, they might be more focused on ESPN’s SportsCenter. That’s because while Disney is the dominant global movie studio (with Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars) and a global theme park operator, the company ...

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Why I Won't Go Near Brick-and-Mortar Apparel Stocks Right Now

Last week, investors experienced a violent sell-off  for many department-store apparel retailers after some companies posted earnings. Macy’s (NYSE: M) , Kohl’s , Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) , J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) , Sears , and Ascena Retail Group all took a beating, down between 10% and 30% in just one week . The catalysts were earnings reports from several names, ...

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Market Extra: With stocks and bonds looking pricey, investors see little that’s appetizing

For years, a key driver for U.S. stocks has been the idea that, no matter what potential headwinds there may be, they were more attractive than bonds. But now, with major equity indexes at records and valuations stretched by many metrics, that argument has become less compelling. Adding to the uncertain environment for market participants, bond yields remain low by ...

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