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Why stock market investors shouldn’t sweat a shrinking Fed balance sheet

Corporate earnings, not central banks, are the real driver of the global equity rally, so there’s no point losing sleep over the imminently expected unwinding of the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet, according to Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab.


Trump ‘shutdown’ threat rattles stock market

President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government if Congress doesn’t fund his campaign pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border appeared to send a shiver through the stock market Wednesday.


The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage

Mortgage companies frequently pitch their 15-year mortgage ads online. And if you aren't running into ads, if you buy a house, you'll certainly be asked if you'd like a 15-year mortgage instead of the standard and conventional 30-year loan.


Europe needs to fend off expensive American gas – German energy major

The European Union should be more active in finding alternative gas supplies, as the United States will be actively pushing its liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Europe, according to the CEO of German energy major Uniper.


Facebook flush with advertising money

Facebook revenues and profits soared in the most recent quarter, as advertising dollars poured into the social media company and users continued to flock to the site.


Millionaires reveal investment secrets

Most millionaires (88%) feel confident that their investment strategies are aligned with their long-term financial goals, and more than two-thirds (70%) have financial advisers, a new survey finds.


Gold drops sharply and suddenly

Gold traders were greeted with a jolt Monday morning. The precious metal fell by nearly $20 an ounce in seconds at about 4 a.m. ET. The price sank from about $1,254 an ounce to a low of $1,236. Gold has recovered a portion of those losses, but it still trades down by 1% near $1,244.


Stock-market bulls are ‘playing with fire’

Are Wall Street optimists pyromaniacs? At least one financial blogger thinks the bulls are engaged in a dangerous game that could get them scorched, as U.S. stock markets continue to flirt with all-time highs.


Another part of the real estate market is starting to crumble

While the struggles of mall REITs are no secret given Amazon’s increased dominance of the retail sector, real estate investors may also contemplate putting apartment REITs on their warning lists.


Stock market struggles to extend records as investors await Fed’s signal

U.S. stock-index benchmarks on Wednesday switched between small gains and losses as Wall Street equities attempted to extend trade into record territory ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting, which could offer clues about the pace of monetary tightening.


Now that FAANG stocks are crashing, which are undervalued?

A few weeks ago I warned my clients that this buying could continue, but because of the focused nature of the rally, any selling in FAANG stocks could cause eye-opening declines without hurting the broader market.


Why Amazon decided to offer an even cheaper version of Prime

Now that more than 70% of households that earn more than $112,000 annually are Amazon Prime members, Amazon (AMZN) is focusing its attention on the rest of the country.


Natalie Portman just paid $6.5 million for another California property

It’s a house fit for Jackie.


Stock market bracing for potentially the stormiest stretch of trading this year

The stock market could face its most turbulent week of trading so far this year, with a trio of potentially destabilizing events on deck: former FBI director James Comey’s testimony, the U.K. election, and the ECB monetary-policy meeting.


What Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement means for your wallet

Our planet is warming, putting at risk not only our physical well-being, but our wallets.


Why one hedge-fund titan is bracing for ‘all hell to break loose’ in the stock market

Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a bleak outlook for Wall Street, and he has built a $5 billion rainy-day fund in preparation for what he describes as “all hell” to break out.


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