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in small-cap stocks
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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s one estate mistake
Philip Seymour Hoffman  Getty Images
Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being
Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being  www.aecf.org
In recent years kids have become more likely to have parents without secure employment, putting these youngsters' economic well-being at risk, but some states are doing better than others.

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
An Amazon employee captures stunning aerial footage of Seattle's big tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones
Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones  BeatsByDre.com
Bose has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple's Beats in connection with noise-cancelling technologies.
How Apple could rebrand a Casio as the iWatch

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Need to know
Dow’s biggest weekly loss in 6
Russia 'culpable' for downed Malaysia jet: U.S.
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut
Amazon, Pandora sink on results
Pentagon: Russian artillery may enter Ukraine
H-P settles Palm app suit with Chubby Checker
How low can Cynk go?
Google’s next map: a healthy human body
Diaper price-matching creates a big stink


Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dead at 86
Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan “Ace” Greenberg has died in New York.

10 things bitcoin won’t tell you
Virtual currencies can be volatile and fraud-prone, but you may still wind up using one soon.

‘Kardashian Hollywood’ is Street’s new favorite game
"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" has become a huge boon for maker Glu Mobile, and analysts are taking notice.
Kristen Bell sings for minimum-wage increase

Rising chocolate prices may not curb demand
Cocoa prices are forcing candy companies to raise prices, but chocolate lovers will not be denied.

Screens display the start of trading in Facebook shares at the NASDAQ stock exchange on Times Square in New York, on May 18, 2012. Facebook shares saw an opening pop fade Friday as the wildly popular social network made its long-anticipated market debut. The shares, priced at 38 USD in the largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) for a technology company, jumped 12 percent to 42.55 USD in the opening Nasdaq trades before enthusiasm faded. The shares dropped back all the way to the $38 offering price before showing modest gains at midday.    AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)  
Facebook says SEC has dropped inquiry into IPO
Facebook says probe into social network's controversial initial public offering is done.
Why you should dump your Twitter shares now
How Twitter's diversity stacks up in Valley
Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you feel stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: The Treasury and IRS surprise Robert Klein with taxpayer-friendly legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects for retirees.
Young investors should embrace bear markets

Don’t rely on brand-name advisers alone for retirement
Making good financial decisions depends on more than just dealing with well-known and reputable firms, says Dan Moisand.

Shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Scotland may need to vote ‘yes’ to stay in EU
With the U.K. looking at leaving the EU, Scotland's best chance of staying in may be to choose independence in September's referendum, writes Darrell Delamaide.

How the hammer falls in China
Some read corruption tell-all site out of curiosity, others out of fear, says Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift

A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
How do you put John Wayne’s gun-slinging bravado into a whiskey?
Why tequila sales have doubled in past decade
How you can spot fake wine
/conga/frontpage.html 315074
Meet Wal-Mart’s U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes
What may change after recent plane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes in terms of sending commercial flights over war zones.
How airline tragedies change our flying habits
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You might not be Buffett, but you can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Here's what the options market is saying.
Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer

Chinese
real estate and the ‘murder house’

Chinese real-estate firms are setting up databases on local “murder houses,” residences where a suicide, murder or other violent death took place.
/conga/today.html 315029

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  • Sep 13, 2012
    5:45 PM ET

    Do ‘Good’ Boardrooms Boost Returns?

    Corporate governance advocates have long tried to persuade investors they can have it both ways: Do good, and you end up doing well too. New research suggests that advice may not hold true.

    Some of corporate reformers’ pet moves, like allowing shareholders to vote on directors each year and avoiding special provisions to thwart takeovers, can boost the value of a company, a new Harvard University study finds. But there’s a big catch: The market may have already factored any benefits tied to these moves into the stock price. While at one time knowing whether a company had good governance might have been valuable information for investors, ever since a wave of public attention brought these issues to the fore in the 1990s, it hasn’t been effective as a guide for picking stocks. “Just because something is a good governance provision doesn’t mean it’s a good investment,” says co-author Lucian Bebchuk.

  • Aug 13, 2012
    7:35 PM ET

    Why Groupon When You Can Google

    Tech investing used to be synonymous with initial public offerings. But these days many pros say investors would do better to stick with Silicon Valley’s version of blue chips.

    On Monday all eyes were on deal site Groupon (GRPN), which reported a modest second-quarter profit. While Groupon has won fans from consumers and merchants and enjoyed a high profile IPO late last year, disappointing growth and confusing accounting disillusioned some investors. The stock lost two-thirds of its value since debuting in November. But it’s hardly the only recent IPO to have tanked. Facebook (FB) and music site Pandora (P) have both fallen by roughly half. Video-game maker Zynga (ZNGA) is down more than 70%.

  • Aug 10, 2012
    10:09 AM ET

    Wall Street Expects a Miracle. You Shouldn’t

    U.S. corporate earnings are up about 8% during the second-quarter reporting season. But don’t worry: Wall Street analysts predict the growth rate will quicken again soon, reaching a handsome 13% next year.

    On second thought, worry. A turnaround like that would require, if not quite a biblical miracle, at least an economic one.

  • Aug 7, 2012
    12:48 PM ET

    Retail Investors Miss Rally (Again)

    While stocks have been on a tear over the past few weeks, many retail investors find themselves in a familiar position: on the sidelines.

    The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index was up again this week after hitting a three-month high of 1390 on Friday and notching its fourth straight week of gains. Over that period, the index rose nearly 3%. But many retail investors missed out on the rally, yanking $9 billion from equity mutual funds in July, according to the most recent available data from Lipper, a research firm. Even with stocks reaching new milestones, “mutual-fund investors couldn’t get themselves to pile more money into their accounts,” says Jeff Tjornehoj, a senior analyst at Lipper.  Separate data suggests retail investors are bailing from equities just as pros are rushing in. Exchange-traded funds that track stocks took in $13 billion in July, and $41 billion this year. Analysts use such inflows as a gauge of institutional activity, because ETFs are still viewed largely as a tool used by financial advisers, traders and other professional money managers.

  • Jul 31, 2012
    5:16 PM ET

    Bill Gross: Stocks Are a ‘Dying’ Asset

    You gotta hand it to Bill Gross. The legendary bond investor has a net worth estimated in the billions, an ocean-side office in Newport Beach, Calif., and a reported devotion to yoga. But despite those seemingly sunny, serene circumstances, Gross maintains one of the more glum outlooks among professional money managers. In his August investment outlook letter, the founder of Pimco projects the death of stocks—or, as he puts it, “the cult of equity is dying.” He sees inflation-adjusted returns of around zero for a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. What’s an investor to do?

    For one, take Gross’s words with a grain of sea salt, experts say. “These are great headline grabbers, but his crystal ball on equities is no better than anyone else’s,” says Larry Glazer, managing partner at Mayflower Advisors, a wealth management firm in Boston. In 2002, Gross predicted that the Dow would fall from 8,500 to 5,000, instead of rising as it did to a peak of 14,000 in October of 2007. Gross has a better track record with bonds—his $263 billion Pimco Total Return Fund has outperformed its benchmark and its fund peers for much of the past 10 years—but his early withdrawal from Treasuries cost the fund dearly in 2011.

  • Jul 26, 2012
    5:31 PM ET

    Earnings Look Strong, but…

    Just over half of S&P 500 companies have reported results for the second-quarter earnings season. Two-thirds of these have exceeded Wall Street’s earnings estimates, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

    Don’t uncork the Champagne just yet, though. There are four big “buts”.

  • Jul 25, 2012
    10:10 AM ET

    Gun Stocks Outperform After Colorado Shooting

    Shares of gun maker Sturm Ruger (RGR) have jumped 2.4% since Friday’s Colorado theater shooting. Smith & Wesson (SWHC) shares are roughly flat. Both outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, which has fallen 1.7% since Friday.

    The bizarre stock gains seem related to speculation that the massacre, in which a lone man allegedly shot and killed 12 people and wounded 58 others in a crowded Aurora movie theater using an AR-15 assault rifle and other legally obtained guns, will lead to a sales rush for such weapons amid fears the tragedy will lead to future bans or restrictions on sales.

  • Jul 24, 2012
    4:13 PM ET

    When to Sell Apple Stock

    With Apple (AAPL) up a whopping 50% this year, is it time to sell some shares? One surprising place to find some guidance, say analysts: the resale market for iPhones.

    The iPhone is Apple’s best-selling product, in part because it’s easy and inexpensive for customer to sell their old ones for new models. Here’s how it works: The retail price of a new iPhone starts at $600, but most customers pay wireless carriers a subsidized price of just $199 in exchange for a two-year contract. Since demand for used phones remains high here and abroad, resale sites such as eBay and Gazelle.com offer customers upwards of $200 for their older models – enough to get a new one for free. Gazelle, for instance, currently offers $277 for an 16 gb iPhone 4S in good condition.

  • Jul 5, 2012
    5:31 PM ET

    Should Retail Investors Return to Stocks?

    Have retail investors completely bailed from the stock market? Just about, analysts say.

    The European financial crisis and the poor employment outlook prompted global investors to pull $41.6 billion from equity funds in the second quarter. If those outflows seem mild given the volatility of the past few months, it’s because the majority of retail investors may have already dumped their stocks, says Cameron Brandt, a global markets analyst for EPFR Global, a research firm. Consider: investors yanked $54 billion from stock funds last August alone, following the Standard& Poor’s credit rating of U.S. debt and heightened concerns about the debt crisis in Europe.  “There isn’t a lot of retail money left in the market,” says Brandt.

    Indeed, retail investors keep fleeing stocks at a precisely a time when the “smart money” from institutional investors is going in, data shows. This year through July 4, U.S. stock mutual funds—which are mainly used by retail investors—lost $3.1 billion, according to fund researcher Lipper. However, stock exchange-traded funds, which can be a gauge of institutional activity in the short term, took in $35.2 billion for that same time period, says Tom Roseen, an analyst with Lipper. Retail investors are instead pouring money into cash and bonds, with $125.8 billion flowing into taxable bond mutual funds this year.

  • Jun 27, 2012
    1:58 PM ET

    Getting a Jolt From the Energy Sector

    If the U.S. cuts its reliance on Middle East oil in half, analysts say patient investors who own U.S. energy stocks may be able to power their portfolios for years to come.

    By 2020, nearly half of American’s crude oil be produced domestically thanks in part to greater use of techniques like hydraulic fracturing, the Wall Street Journal reported. That, combined with more efficient car engines and a greater supply of renewable fuel, will vastly diminish the need for Middle Eastern oil, energy analysts say. Such improved domestic production could enrich the equipment manufacturers and oil refiners. “From a fundamental perspective, we like where the industry is at the moment,” says Stewart Glickman, an equity analyst for S&P Capital IQ. “But you have to have an iron stomach for energy investing.”

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MarketWatch - Stock Market Quotes, Business News, Financial News
Bulletin
Investor Alert
An unbelievable collapse
in small-cap stocks
Commentary: Small-cap companies collapsing this hard and quick is unusual, says Michael Gayed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s one estate mistake
Philip Seymour Hoffman  Getty Images
Philip Seymour Hoffman needed some honest estate-planning advice, writes Melissa Montgomery-Fitzsimmons.

Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being
Best and worst states for kids’ economic well-being  www.aecf.org
In recent years kids have become more likely to have parents without secure employment, putting these youngsters' economic well-being at risk, but some states are doing better than others.

Amazon employee’s drone may have hit Space Needle
Amazon  Bloomberg
An Amazon employee captures stunning aerial footage of Seattle's big tourist attraction but gets a little too close.
Interactive: A field guide to drones

Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones
Bose sues Apple acquiree Beats over headphones  BeatsByDre.com
Bose has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple's Beats in connection with noise-cancelling technologies.
How Apple could rebrand a Casio as the iWatch

Analysts lower Amazon share-price targets
Amazon  Bloomberg
Analysts lower their targets for Amazon, though most maintain a long-term bullish outlook.
Investors make Amazon pay for big spending

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moves e-reader needle  Vintage Books
Why the number of romance novels being read on e-readers has jumped in the past year.

Sex, drugs and gambling capitals of America
The vice capitals of America Bloomberg
These cities won’t be adding these dubious honors to their tourism brochures.
10 countries where people smoke the most
Cody: Best marijuana stocks to buy now

Need to know
Dow’s biggest weekly loss in 6
Russia 'culpable' for downed Malaysia jet: U.S.
El Pollo Loco shares jump on trading debut
Amazon, Pandora sink on results
Pentagon: Russian artillery may enter Ukraine
H-P settles Palm app suit with Chubby Checker
How low can Cynk go?
Google’s next map: a healthy human body
Diaper price-matching creates a big stink


Wall Street legend ‘Ace’ Greenberg dead at 86
Former Bear Stearns CEO Alan “Ace” Greenberg has died in New York.

10 things bitcoin won’t tell you
Virtual currencies can be volatile and fraud-prone, but you may still wind up using one soon.

‘Kardashian Hollywood’ is Street’s new favorite game
"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" has become a huge boon for maker Glu Mobile, and analysts are taking notice.
Kristen Bell sings for minimum-wage increase

Rising chocolate prices may not curb demand
Cocoa prices are forcing candy companies to raise prices, but chocolate lovers will not be denied.

Screens display the start of trading in Facebook shares at the NASDAQ stock exchange on Times Square in New York, on May 18, 2012. Facebook shares saw an opening pop fade Friday as the wildly popular social network made its long-anticipated market debut. The shares, priced at 38 USD in the largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) for a technology company, jumped 12 percent to 42.55 USD in the opening Nasdaq trades before enthusiasm faded. The shares dropped back all the way to the $38 offering price before showing modest gains at midday.    AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)  
Facebook says SEC has dropped inquiry into IPO
Facebook says probe into social network's controversial initial public offering is done.
Why you should dump your Twitter shares now
How Twitter's diversity stacks up in Valley
Forget Facebook; Caterpillar is the one to watch

7 career mistakes that can hold you back
7 mistakes holding back your career
If you feel stuck in your job, you may have yourself to blame. Here's help.

Robert Klein: 6 ways a new tax law benefits a sustainable retirement
6 ways new tax law aids sustainable retirement
RetireMentors: The Treasury and IRS surprise Robert Klein with taxpayer-friendly legislation addressing one of the most anxiety-provoking subjects for retirees.
Young investors should embrace bear markets

Don’t rely on brand-name advisers alone for retirement
Making good financial decisions depends on more than just dealing with well-known and reputable firms, says Dan Moisand.

Shipping news you need to read
Is the Baltic Dry Index a harbinger of a major global economic slowdown?

Scotland may need to vote ‘yes’ to stay in EU
With the U.K. looking at leaving the EU, Scotland's best chance of staying in may be to choose independence in September's referendum, writes Darrell Delamaide.

How the hammer falls in China
Some read corruption tell-all site out of curiosity, others out of fear, says Caixin Online.
Chinese tycoon slammed for big Harvard gift

A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
A bourbon worthy of John Wayne
How do you put John Wayne’s gun-slinging bravado into a whiskey?
Why tequila sales have doubled in past decade
How you can spot fake wine
/conga/frontpage.html 315074
Meet Wal-Mart’s U.S. fix-it man
Greg Foran, the 53-year-old New Zealand native who was put in charge of Wal-Mart's top division, is a groundbreaking choice.
Wal-Mart's U.S. chief Bill Simon to leave
Get the most from back-to-school sales

Lessons from a pilot after the recent airplane crashes
What may change after recent plane crashes
Commercial pilot Patrick Smith says there may be changes in terms of sending commercial flights over war zones.
How airline tragedies change our flying habits
Poll: Will disasters make you rethink travel?

You might not be Buffett, but you can be a better investor
Commentary: You can’t be Warren Buffett, but, by understanding behavior, you can better the odds of achieving your goals, writes Cullen Roche.

What are chances of Facebook hitting $100?
Here's what the options market is saying.
Where have all the iPad buyers gone?
Why Apple may never top the iPhone
Apple investors should prepare for iBummer

Chinese
real estate and the ‘murder house’

Chinese real-estate firms are setting up databases on local “murder houses,” residences where a suicide, murder or other violent death took place.
/conga/today.html 315029

Markets »

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Unchanged
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Decliners
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Advancers
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 -14 0.52%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,311 +18 1.39%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.89 -0.18 0.18%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -30 0.44%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,644 -150 1.53%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,331 -80 1.82%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,063 -192 0.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,888 +27 0.25%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 -2 0.69%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 +2 0.06%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,458 +173 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,216 +75 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,127 +22 1.02%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,127 -145 0.55%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.24%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.07%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.25%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.04 +0.17 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.39 +0.11 0.15%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 -0.04 1.52%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 -0.03 2.35%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.62 -0.01 0.30%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.03 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.57 -0.04 1.42%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.44%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.18%
Gold
1,311 +18 1.39%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,886 -112 0.66%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -10 0.50%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.86%

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Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.19 0.21 0.28%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.79 -0.15 -0.58%
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National averages from Bankrate.com

You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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Unchanged
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Decliners
4069
Advancers
2116
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,961 -123 0.72%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,450 -23 0.50%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,978 -10 0.48%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,631 -14 0.52%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,311 +18 1.39%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 101.89 -0.18 0.18%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,792 -30 0.44%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,644 -150 1.53%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,331 -80 1.82%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,063 -192 0.90%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,888 +27 0.25%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 342 -2 0.69%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,324 +2 0.06%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,458 +173 1.13%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,216 +75 0.31%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,127 +22 1.02%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,127 -145 0.55%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,350 -4 0.11%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 0.00 0.24%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.85 +0.03 0.03%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.70 0.00 0.07%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.25%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.04 +0.17 0.21%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.39 +0.11 0.15%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.47 -0.04 1.52%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.15 -0.03 2.35%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.62 -0.01 0.30%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.53 -0.03 1.16%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.57 -0.04 1.42%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.53 +0.00 0.44%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.18%
Gold
1,311 +18 1.39%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 372 +3 0.68%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,886 -112 0.66%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,971 -10 0.50%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.86%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 75.19 0.21 0.28%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 97.67 0.64 0.66%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 589.02 -4.33 -0.73%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.59 -0.03 -0.19%
C /quotes/nls/c 50.03 -0.06 -0.12%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.62 -0.22 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.54 0.04 0.11%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 50.92 -0.47 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.79 -0.15 -0.58%
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.46%
Balance Transfer 12.64% 12.64% 12.55%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 15.00% 15.00% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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