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Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname ‘the Oracle of San Quentin.’
How prison inmates learn about money
American teens can’t read a pay slip

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
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5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
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We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
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Very few Americans know which investment products are in their retirement portfolio, a survey finds. Here's what to do to save more intelligently.
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees

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Newmont up as gold rallies; Potbelly sinks
10-year Treasury prices at 6-week high
European stocks at 2-month low after data
Oil on track for 10th straight daily decline
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Nikkei falls on plunge in machinery orders
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Fed unease meets little will to act
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: The long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, and so is everyone else, writes Rex Nutting.

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.
Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
‘Rotten rotation’ may signal borrowed time

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Also: GOP highway plan speeds up, and the White House bowling alley re-do is scrapped.
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
70 fixed-income mutual funds hold more than 4% in equities — half of those are 10% to 60% stocks,says RetireMentor Mitch Tuchman.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
/conga/frontpage.html 313449
10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

U.S. teens struggle to read a pay slip
Less than one-third could identify how much money they would get after deductions, a PISA study on financial literacy finds.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary:
Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
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Decliners
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  • 3 Months
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,890 -95 0.56%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,392 -27 0.61%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,963 -10 0.50%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,595 -17 0.67%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 +15 1.12%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.07 -0.22 0.22%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,684 -34 0.51%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,687 -121 1.23%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,318 -42 0.95%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,596 -290 1.39%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,566 -181 1.68%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 -3 0.80%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,280 +10 0.30%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.26%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.27 -0.38 0.37%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.22%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.28%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.16 +0.13 0.16%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.79 +0.06 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 -0.04 1.38%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 -0.03 2.42%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.83 +0.06 2.11%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.04 1.34%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.31%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.22%
Gold
1,339 +15 1.12%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 -5 1.19%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,824 -89 0.53%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,957 -10 0.52%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.91%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.55 -0.42 -0.65%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 94.53 -0.86 -0.90%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 572.05 -4.03 -0.70%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.46 -0.14 -0.87%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.87 -0.51 -1.08%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.35 -0.08 -0.46%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.69 0.04 0.10%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.82 -0.50 -0.96%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.22 -0.10 -0.37%
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5 yr CD
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1 yr CD
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MMA $10K+
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0.6%

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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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 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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    – Richard, Fairmont, West Virginia

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    – Timothy Aussem, Ottawa, Ill.

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    Question: I have kept up with my mortgage payments for a year now following a modification.  My payment has been cut by a few hundred dollars and the remaining monthly balance is added to the principal balance. Will I be able to refinance under HARP even though my mortgage is not backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac?

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    Question: I recently looked at mortgage refinancing and found that I can save several hundred dollars per month with a fairly straightforward refi.  However, I currently have between 10-15% equity in the home and could potentially save another $100-200 per month by adding $15,000 in cash to cut the rate and trim the mortgage insurance.  Is it worth giving up this liquidity for a lower payment?

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Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
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RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname ‘the Oracle of San Quentin.’
How prison inmates learn about money
American teens can’t read a pay slip

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
Shutterstock
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destination worth visiting off-season.
How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica


We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
Shutterstock
Very few Americans know which investment products are in their retirement portfolio, a survey finds. Here's what to do to save more intelligently.
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees

Need to know
Newmont up as gold rallies; Potbelly sinks
10-year Treasury prices at 6-week high
European stocks at 2-month low after data
Oil on track for 10th straight daily decline
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Nikkei falls on plunge in machinery orders
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Fed unease meets little will to act
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: The long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, and so is everyone else, writes Rex Nutting.

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.
Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
‘Rotten rotation’ may signal borrowed time

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Also: GOP highway plan speeds up, and the White House bowling alley re-do is scrapped.
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
Van Doorn: Look past some ugly numbers
6 companies set to report huge earnings gains
22 stocks that may be gems of earnings season

Return envy: Why ‘style drift’ matters
70 fixed-income mutual funds hold more than 4% in equities — half of those are 10% to 60% stocks,says RetireMentor Mitch Tuchman.
The secret of why these 10 funds beat indexers
Gunderson: Solving mystery of asset allocation
/conga/frontpage.html 313449
10 companies behind nearly all the supermarket food
10 companies behind nearly all the food at the supermarket
These conglomerates are responsible for almost all the processed food, candy and beverages stocked on supermarket shelves.

U.S. teens struggle to read a pay slip
Less than one-third could identify how much money they would get after deductions, a PISA study on financial literacy finds.
Paying bills for adult kids? Try tough love

Smartphone dependency fuels other addictions
Mobile devices can exacerbate anxiety and all kinds of self-destructive behavior.

Al Lewis: Cupcakes are everything that’s wrong with America
Cupcakes are what’s wrong with America
Commentary:
Al Lewis is glad Crumbs is folding, but he doesn’t think it’s the end of the era of narcissism.

Trading Strategies July: All about beer stocks
Trading Strategies: All about beer stocks
Ah, with the heat of summer upon us, what could be more refreshing for your portfolio than a cool beer stock or two? See what our experts have to say about investing in the brewery sector.
Why I love SABMiller | Good for what ales you
Another round of beer stocks?
See the complete report here
/conga/today.html 313436

Markets »

24.33MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 79.31M
Unchanged
184
Decliners
4541
Advancers
1490
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,891 -94 0.56%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,392 -27 0.61%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,963 -10 0.49%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,595 -17 0.67%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 +15 1.12%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.07 -0.22 0.22%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,684 -34 0.50%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,689 -119 1.21%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,318 -42 0.95%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,595 -290 1.39%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,572 -175 1.63%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 -3 0.80%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,280 +10 0.30%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.27%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.27 -0.38 0.37%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.22%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.26%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 80.16 +0.13 0.16%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 72.79 +0.06 0.08%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.52 -0.04 1.38%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.20 -0.03 2.42%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.83 +0.06 2.11%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.63 -0.04 1.34%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.31%
Crude Oil
102 0 0.22%
Gold
1,339 +15 1.12%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 393 -5 1.19%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,823 -90 0.53%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,957 -10 0.52%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 21 +0 1.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 64.54 -0.43 -0.66%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 94.54 -0.85 -0.89%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 572.05 -4.03 -0.70%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 15.47 -0.13 -0.83%
C /quotes/nls/c 46.87 -0.52 -1.09%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.35 -0.08 -0.46%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.68 0.03 0.08%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 51.83 -0.49 -0.93%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.22 -0.10 -0.36%
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5 yr CD
1.4%
2 yr CD
0.8%
1 yr CD
0.7%
MMA $10K+
0.3%
MMA $50K+
0.6%

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 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 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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Social Security loophole’s huge windfall opportunity
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RetireMentors: You might be familiar with the file-and-suspend strategy, but you probably never heard of this unusual twist, says Robert Klein.

Murderer turns himself into ‘Oracle of San Quentin’
Murderer turned stockpicker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’ Nigel Poor
Curtis Carroll, a convicted murderer, is now teaching inmates and prison staffers how to save, budget and even pick stocks—earning the nickname ‘the Oracle of San Quentin.’
How prison inmates learn about money
American teens can’t read a pay slip

How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you
How a parent’s health-care bills could hurt you Shutterstock
If you’re helping your aging parents navigate retirement homes and hospitals, you could inadvertently put yourself on the hook for their bills. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls in the fine print.
Caring for mom, dad? Take care of yourself too
How to help without blowing your savings

5 off-season trips with rewards beyond savings
Shutterstock
Vacations outside of peak times can offer much more than cost savings and shorter lines. Here are five types of destination worth visiting off-season.
How to fly on a private jet for under $200
Boomer travel: Planning a trip to Antarctica


We’re flying blind as we invest for retirement
Shutterstock
Very few Americans know which investment products are in their retirement portfolio, a survey finds. Here's what to do to save more intelligently.
How 1% can add $1 million to retirement
9 things you need to know about 401(k) fees

Need to know
Newmont up as gold rallies; Potbelly sinks
10-year Treasury prices at 6-week high
European stocks at 2-month low after data
Oil on track for 10th straight daily decline
Jobless claims fall to nearly a 7-year low
Nikkei falls on plunge in machinery orders
IBM to spend $3 bln on cloud-chip development
Chinese hackers access key U.S. data

Far from Wall Street, an inflation dove flies
Here's why economist Lacy Hunt is sticking to a view that inflation is set to fall, even as Wall Street firms raise their forecasts.
Fed unease meets little will to act
Gasoline prices set to curb economic growth?

Ending unemployment benefits didn’t cut jobless rate
Commentary: The long-term unemployed are finding more jobs, and so is everyone else, writes Rex Nutting.

If ever the market flashed a ‘sell’ signal, it’s now
Insight: If you’ve studied bear markets, you know how this story will end, writes Michael Sincere.
Dow 17,000 is on the wrong side of history
‘Rotten rotation’ may signal borrowed time

Another sign the bull market is nearing its end
Commentary: Companies no longer want to buy their own shares, a worrisome sign, writes Mark Hulbert.

Emerging markets stocks are still a lousy investment
Commentary: Even though emerging markets have rebounded, U.S. shares outperform in the long run, writes Howard Gold.

Republicans push for quicker deportations, and more must-reads
Republicans push to deport faster
Also: GOP highway plan speeds up, and the White House bowling alley re-do is scrapped.
Obama urges Congress to pass border bill
Boehner disagrees with Palin on Obama

Wells Faro earnings: What to watch for
Wells Fargo earnings: What to expect
Earnings, revenue expected to drop, but analysts will be watching for earnings growth to continue
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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,392 -27 0.60%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,963 -10 0.49%
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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,595 -17 0.67%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/11829489/delayed 1,339 +15 1.12%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196851/delayed 102.07 -0.22 0.22%
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/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,686 -32 0.48%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,689 -119 1.21%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,318 -42 0.95%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,605 -281 1.34%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,572 -175 1.63%
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 337 -3 0.80%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,280 +10 0.29%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,216 -86 0.56%
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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 23,239 +63 0.27%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,038 0 0.01%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,373 -72 0.28%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,270 -6 0.18%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.36 0.00 0.26%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 101.29 -0.36 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.71 0.00 0.22%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.26%
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German 10y
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/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.81 +0.07 2.38%
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T /quotes/nls/t 35.68 0.03 0.08%
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Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.91% 14.91% 14.62%
Reward 14.97% 14.97% 14.91%
Airline 15.30% 15.30% 14.51%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.48%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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