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SLIDE SHOW
December 2018

19 Best Stocks to Buy for 2019

Making money in stocks amid an uncertain market (see our 2019 outlook) will require careful choices. It will be difficult to top the revenue and earnings growth rates in 2019, for instance, and economic ...

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Markets
December 2018

Is the Stock Market Closed for President Bush's Funeral?

The stock market will close on Dec. 5 in honor of the former president. Bond markets will also close.

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2018

8 Stocks to Buy for 2019 (and 5 to Sell)

In an uncertain market (see our 2019 outlook) making money in stocks will require careful choices. We think these eight companies, ranging from a money-center bank to a bargain-basement retailer, have ...

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Markets
November 2018

Alicia Levine: It’s Time to Play Defense

Chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management offers her insight on what investors can expect in 2019.

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Markets
November 2018

Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday After Thanksgiving?

The stock market is open on the Friday after Thanksgiving, but post-holiday trading will end early.

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Markets
November 2018

Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2018?

Yes, the stock market is open on Veterans Day, but the bond market is closed. See a complete list of all 2018 market holidays.

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Markets
November 2018

Is the Stock Market Open on Election Day 2018?

The stock market is open on Election Day 2018. The bond market is also open for normal trading.

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Smart Buying
November 2018

The Best Personal-Finance Products, Services, Resources and Advice of 2018

Here are our top picks for investments, rewards credit cards, cell phone plans, online security and more.

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Financial Planning
November 2018

Money Moves to Make Now

Take action before the end of the year to save money and improve your finances for 2019.

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QUIZ
December 2016

How Well Do You Really Understand Annuities?

As traditional sources of guaranteed retirement income -- such as pensions -- disappear, many retirees are wondering where to turn. An annuity may be the answer, but not all annuities are alike, an...

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Markets
October 2018

Is the Stock Market Closed on Columbus Day 2018?

The stock market is open on Columbus Day, but the bond market is closed.

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Kip Tips
May 2018

Federal Bank Holidays 2018: Is My Bank Open Today?

Find out if your bank is likely to be open on New Year's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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SLIDE SHOW
October 2018

Should You Treat Your Kids Equally in Your Will?

“I always knew Mom and Dad loved you best.” That’s not what parents want to hear … but it’s what a lot of kids feel, even though their parents swear that they love their children equally. When ...

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SLIDE SHOW
February 2017

Wealth-Building Secrets of the Millionaires Next Door

We all know somebody like Mitch, your mass-transit-riding, brown-bagging coworker who has toiled in accounting for as long as you can remember. Did you know he owns a vacation house at the beach? Or the ...

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QUIZ
December 2016

Does Insurance Cover That?

You buy insurance to protect your finances from life's surprises. But unless you know the finer points of your policies, you could be left with another surprise -- no coverage where you thought you...

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2018

6 Companies That Invest in Themselves

For most of the past decade, investors have embraced the idea that companies should pay them first—via fat dividend checks or stock buybacks that bump up investors’ share of company profits—rather ...

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Stock Watch
August 2018

Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day 2018?

The stock market is closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for the Labor Day holiday. The bond market is also closed for Labor Day.

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