Author: Dan Gaskell

Happy Holiday? Dow Narrowly Misses Record Close on Data Surprise as Nasdaq Falls

The S&P 500 finished higher today–and the Dow Jones Industrial Average narrowly missed a new all-time high–on better-than-expected economic data. Unfortunately for the Nasdaq, that only meant a continuation of the rotation out of tech into economically sensitive oil and bank stocks today. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,429.01 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 129.64 points, or 0.6%, to 21,479.27. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 6,110.06.The Dow traded as high as 21,562.75, which would have been a new record close. See full story on...

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3 Make-Your-Money-Last Tips for Future Retirees

After all of those years of saving, investing and planning its finally time to retire. But what is it that those who successfully planned for the long term do to ensure their funds last for the duration of their retirement? We like to suggest that future retirees consider these three strategies. See full story on...

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Rebalancing: The Simple Way to Keep Your Investment Plan on Track

The best investment strategies are fairly easy to maintain. Once you’ve figured out how much to save, which accounts to use, and what your asset allocation should be, its primarily a matter of choosing a few low-cost index funds to implement your plan and letting it ride. For the most part, you should be ignoring the ups and downs of the market and focusing all your energy on putting more money into your accounts. See full story on...

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Startups with West Coast, Wall Street ties eyeing Arkansas’ medical pot market

Before taking a leap of faith and deciding to invest in one of the more unusual Arkansas startups, Little Rock pharmacist Brandon Thornton said he spent at least a half year educating himself and studying the medical marijuana industry. Thornton said it was he and Whittington who sought out the California company because if its reputation in the legal marijuana industry. For Thornton and Whittington, the partnership with Steep Hill allows the Arkansas investors and cannabis industry novices to learn from a company located in a state where medical marijuana has been legal since 1996 and recreation use of...

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Monday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: IDU

The iShares U.S. Utilities ETF (IDU) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Monday, with over 634,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 74,000. Shares of IDU were down about 0.2% on the day. See full story on...

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