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Earnings Calendar, Week of Oct. 16-20, 2017...

Below is a weekly earnings calendar of the most important upcoming quarterly reports schedule to be released by publicly traded companies. There are also earnings previews for select companies. Please check back...

10 High-Yield Funds to Avoid

We've all heard that the Federal Reserve is considering a December hike in interest rates, which would be the third bump in 2017. If and when it does increase rates, the new target would be a mere 1.5%. For many...

Invest with Your Eyes Wide Open

Many investors are convinced that their investment portfolios should always go up. When returns don't meet these unrealistic expectations, they tend to throw in the towel. It's a mistake to sell good investments...

Black Monday: What I Learned from the 1987...

A week before the 1987 stock market crash I had all of my investment money in Twentieth Century Ultra, an aggressive stock fund that has since been renamed American Century Ultra (symbol TWCUX). That included...

Cybersecurity's Family Threat: Protecting Your...

Cybersecurity isn't AN issue, it is THE issue with respect to financial institutions. Government and financial institutions worldwide are facing constant assaults from all sides that seek to steal assets from...

5 Small-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Dividend...

It's well-known that small-cap stocks are a good place to look for above-average growth. But did you know they can provide substantial dividends, too? Small caps - typically considered to be companies with...

Form ADV: It's Like a Background Check for...

If you've ever worked with a financial adviser, you may recall receiving a copy of their firm's Form ADV. But did you know what it was or how you should use it? SEE ALSO: Bigger Isn't Always Better When It Comes...

10 Must-Watch Third-Quarter Earnings Reports

The third-quarter earnings season is officially here. While Alcoa's (AA) Oct. 18 announcement will be touted as the starting line for the wave of quarterly reports, it's not actually the first major name to...

6 Best Dividend ETFs for Blue-Chip Income

Large-cap dividend ETFs are a popular way to invest for income, with these exchange-traded funds providing access to hundreds if not thousands of dividend-paying blue chip stocks, often at extremely low annual...

9 Reasons to Buy Walmart's Stock (WMT)

One of the perks of being the world's biggest brick-and-mortar retailer by sales and square footage is owning a brand name everyone recognizes. Yes, that's Walmart (WMT, $80.53), which boasts sales of $241...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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