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Stop making your kids patty melts, BLTs and ham-and-cheese sandwiches — and save money.
Delightful summer red wine for under $20
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Run 5 minutes a day, and live 3 years longer
Run 5 minutes a day, live 3 years longer Bloomberg
A study suggests that people who run slowly and briefly live longer than those who don't run at all.

AWOL from the July jobs report is faster wage rise

How much an average worker earns per hour has been flat for two years despite the upturn in hiring.
Jobs report keeps winning streak intact
Rex Nutting: Higher unemployment rate is good

4 things to know about the hot IPO for Mobileye
4 things to know about Mobileye Mobileye
Shares of the Israeli developer of camera systems price above their indicated range.
Mobileye skyrockets on stock market debut

Is associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree?
Is an associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree? Shutterstock
More parents are sending their children to two-year colleges, but will this negatively impact their children’s future earning power?
Parents, you’re paying for college all wrong

Want some air? Some cities have plenty to sell
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Berkshire Hathaway profit, revenue rise
S&P 500 notches biggest weekly loss in 2 years
LinkedIn surges on results; GoPro loses steam
German DAX suffers worst week in two years
Pound drops to 7-week low | FTSE 100 falls
Latest Gaza truce breaks down within hours

 
5 takeaways from Tesla's results
The car maker's second-quarter earnings hold important clues for investors.
Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
U.S. car sales jump in July

Should Obama have said U.S. 'tortured folks'?
The U.S. has largely moved on from the debate over torture to prevent terrorism. But it clearly hasn't moved on from the issue of how to characterize it.

‘Index funds beat active 90% of the time’ — really?
RetireMentors: There’s room for both index and active funds in your portfolio, says Rob Isbitts.

Herman Miller wants to follow you home
In acquiring DWR, Herman Miller concedes its bread and butter, big companies and government agencies, won’t do.

Procter & Gambe to shed half its brands  
Procter & Gamble to shed half its brands
P&G wants to focus on 70 to 80 consumer brands including Tide and Pampers.
Procter & Gamble profit tops estimates

4 Amazon myths investors can ignore
Insight: The bears are wrong about Amazon.com, writes Michael Brush, who says that CEO Jeff Bezos delivers the goods.

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

How to avoid paying taxes twice
RetireMentors: Dan Moisand on how nondeductible contributions affect required minimum distributions.

Index funds
are superior
RetireMentors: The theoretical benefits of active management are fables, says George Sisti.

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Social Security is in crisis
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Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May

How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because they carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
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  • Mar 15, 2012
    4:56 PM ET

    iPads Get Faster, More Fragile

    A word of caution for those who like to carry their iPad around like a Chihuahua:  Each new version of Apple’s tablet is getting faster, but also more breakable, a new study suggests.

    Some 10% of iPad 2 owners reported a failure from accidental damage within the first 12 months of owning the device, compared to just under 3% of original iPad owners, according to insurance agent Square Trade, which analyzed data from 50,000 of customers. Though the durability of the new iPad is still untested, Vince Tseng, vice-president of marketing at SquareTrade, says that unless it has stronger glass, the trend of higher breakage rates will only continue with the new iPad. And all those butter fingers are expensive, since Apple doesn’t cover accidental damage without additional coverage.

  • Feb 8, 2012
    3:43 PM ET

    Tweeting from Beyond the Grave

    iStockphoto

    Those who thought gravestones with barcodes were creepy are unlikely to “like” the latest evolution of digital immortality: Tweeting, emailing and updating Facebook from the other side.

    People can do little to erase their digital footprint after they die, but some are at least trying to have the last word. For 99 cents, the iPhone app “If I Die” could probably be more accurately named “When I Die.” It gives Facebook users one last posthumous status update. The running gag for some gravestones (“I told you I was sick”) could be one option. But might some people who are terminally ill or depressed be tempted to use it as suicide note? Eran Alfonta – CEO and founder of Willook.com, which created the app – says he created it so people could preserve their legacy and commune with the living in a kind of online séance. “Kings and emperors had the privilege to create monuments like the Pyramids in Giza, the Taj Mahal in Agra or the Temple in Jerusalem, in order to tell their stories,” he says.

  • Feb 3, 2012
    5:44 PM ET

    Why Facebook’s Millionaires May Never Be Happy

    David Geller

    David Geller, author of “Wealth & Happiness: Using Your Wealth to Create a Better Life,” has over 25 years of financial planning experience and found that helping clients get richer hasn’t always meant they got happier. Seven years ago, Geller went through a divorce, a period of financial instability and questioned his own definition of happiness. “I felt like I was punched,” he says. “I thought, ‘What’s the point of my work?’ And so I became intensely focused – my second wife might use the word “obsessed” – about how to use your wealth to build a better life.” Rule No. 1: Write a book. Pay Dirt spoke to Geller about his secrets to happiness and why Facebook’s new IPO millionaires should be careful about their sudden windfall.

    Pay Dirt: What led you to write this book? Did you have a particularly bad set of clients who were never going to be happy?

    Geller: No, I don’t think so. The “aha” moment didn’t come from my clients directly. It wasn’t like I sat down one week and had four clients who were miserable. As I read more about wealth creation, it became clear that my clients weren’t using their wealth to make their life better.

    At what point should my income start to make me happier?

  • Jan 19, 2012
    9:00 AM ET

    Amazon Soils Diaper Discounts

    iStockphoto

    Diapers just got more expensive for parents who belong to the “Amazon Mom” club. The online retailer this week emailed customers to say it’s phasing out the 30% discount on selected diapers. According to the email, starting on January 24, 2012, the maximum discount available on diapers and wipes subscriptions will be 20%. However, this breaks down to a 5% base discount for “Subscribe & Save” – a service for selected grocery items – and the other 15% only applies to Amazon Mom members who currently have free two-day shipping, or who pay $79 a year for Amazon Prime.

    The maximum one-year period of free shipping is also being cut back and moms on Amazon’s message boards are not happy. Those who join Amazon Mom in 2012 will only get three months of free two-day shipping. “After three months, Amazon Mom members can join Amazon Prime in order to continue these benefits,” says Amazon spokeswoman Sally Frouts. (She declined to comment on the reason for the changes.) Amazon Prime includes unlimited streaming of thousands of family-oriented videos, including “Sesame Street” and Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb,” she adds.

  • Jan 18, 2012
    3:23 PM ET

    5 Reasons Apple Fans Don’t Care About Its Factories

    iStockphoto

    Crowds grew unruly outside Apple’s flagship store in Beijing last Friday. But they weren’t there to protest over working conditions at Apple’s Asian manufacturers — they were after the new iPhone 4S.

    That day, Apple released a report stating that 62% of its suppliers failed to comply with working-hour limits and five facilities employed underage workers. There has also been a spate of worker suicides at a major Apple supplier, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. in Taipei, Taiwan. Apple, which declined to comment, has not been accused of any wrongdoing in relation to the suicides. “We are saddened and upset by the recent suicides at Foxconn,” Apple said in a statement last year (Foxconn is the trade name of Hon Hai.) And the company’s 27-page report into working conditions in its factories says, “We require that our suppliers provide safe working conditions” and “treat workers with dignity and respect.”

  • Jan 9, 2012
    10:10 AM ET

    Confessions of a Shopaholic: 3 Ways to Curb Spending

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    Kit Yarrow is a professor of psychology and marketing at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and author of “Gen Y: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail.

    A friend recently wanted to get her spending under control, so she decided not to buy anything except groceries. Four weeks later, she clicked on an email link for a three-hour-only sale and purchased a pair of shoes. It was all it took to get her clicking again: This started a spending binge that resulted in even greater debt than what she had when she started her plan to stop. Mall occupancy is up, according to a report Monday, and it’s increasingly easy to shop online with the recent surge in sample sales sites. Here are three psychological tools to help shopaholics in 2012:

    1. Rebrand Yourself, Discard Self-Hating Labels

    It’s not always helpful for anyone to label themselves as a “problem spender.” A better method is to identify with the strength and resolve they have in other parts of their lives and to label previous over-spending as a mistake they will choose not to make in the future.

    It’s a powerful mental shift away from defensiveness and reactivity toward personal power and control. My friend shared responsibility and control with her boyfriend. Because of this, satisfying her boyfriend became the goal, rather than altering her spending. We see this in dieters who sneak treats when their spouses aren’t looking. A better method is to state your intentions and ask others to respect your new frugal lifestyle.

  • Jan 3, 2012
    12:24 PM ET

    Last Year’s 5 Biggest Consumer Snafus

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    It’s difficult to choose the top/worst scandals of 2011 for consumers. There were corporate data breaches, wireless customers left incommunicado, and ill-fated new fees such as Bank of America’s $5 debit card charge.

    SmartMoney.com asked a range of experts for the five biggest/worst snafus of 2011, the affects of which will still be felt by consumers in 2012. In no particular order, here they are:

    Bank of America’s $5 Debit Card Fee

    Bank of America announced in September that it would plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for use of its debit cards. Customers revolted. Over 40,000 people joined credit unions as part of a protest that began on Facebook, according to the Credit Union National Association, bringing around $80 million with them. BofA killed the $5 fee in November, saying it had listened to its customers. “The bank was betting that the other mega-banks would follow, making debit cards a thing of the past,” says Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO and co-founder of CardHub.com. “That did not happen.” However, it’s not over yet. Experts warn the banks will search for other ways to make up the 50% reduction in interchange fees merchants pay when purchases are made with debit cards.

  • Dec 28, 2011
    3:25 PM ET

    The Top 5 Data Breaches of 2011

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    When hackers break into social networking sites, medical records databases or entertainment companies, experts say it’s consumers who often end up paying the price.

    Systems such as Sony’s gaming network, which was breached this year, have become increasingly attractive for cyber criminals, especially now that video gaming accounts contain such valuable personal details, says Adam Levin, chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911, an identity and data risk management company. “The Sony breach last April merely underscores something obvious: Gaming networks and similar sites are delicious targets.”

    Breaches cost organizations millions of dollars, which tends to trickle down to consumers, says Evan Brown, an associate in law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. “It is inevitable that the costs will be passed on,” he says. Apart from investigative costs, he says, many companies that are the target or victim of a data breach offer credit monitoring services to affected individuals.

    The number of personal files being compromised is also on the rise, though the amount of actual cyber crimes this year is lower than last year. Some 30.4 million records were compromised in 2011 in 535 separate breaches, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. That’s up from 12.3 million in 2010.

    Not all breaches involved sophisticated hackers. Those at Sutter Physicians Services in October and military healthcare program Tricare Management Activity in September were the result of the theft of hardware and software, respectively. They underscore the importance of not forgetting the low-tech protections like encrypting files and not leaving back-up disks unattended, Brown says.

    Others didn’t involve social security numbers, but did have implications for password security. “Capturing a customer list containing thousands of email/password combinations represents a potential threat to online bank accounts and other web-based services,” says Steve Fox, senior security auditor at IT security business Coalfire.

    Pay Dirt asked a range of security experts for the worst breaches of the year. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Dec 15, 2011
    11:20 AM ET

    LinkedIn Members Too ‘Creative’

    iStockphoto

    Social networkers and job-seekers may need to get more creative in order to buck the weak jobs market – especially when it comes to their overuse of the word “creative,” according to a new survey.

    For those who want to make a good first impression, be warned: “Creative” is the most commonly invoked adjective of the 60 million-plus U.S. members of the social networking site LinkedIn, according to a new report by the company.

    LinkedIn profiles are overloaded with such buzzwords, which sometimes turn off employers, experts say. “As business winds down for the holidays, snag a few minutes to add some sparkle to your LinkedIn Profile and resume,” says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s connection director. “Make sure you’re putting your best foot forward to tackle your professional resolutions.”

  • Dec 8, 2011
    10:22 AM ET

    Will Probe Cut E-Book Prices?

    iStockphoto

    American regulators this week confirmed that they have joined forces with the European Union in an investigation of e-book pricing – but experts say the inquiry’s impact on prices may be limited.

    Government intervention may encourage the market to act first, experts say. “E-book prices are already pretty low,” says Michael Norris, senior analyst and editor of book publishing for market research and forecasting firm Simba Information. “The market can decide if a book is overpriced.” Seth Rabinowtiz, partner at management consulting firm Silicon Associates. “The government action will encourage the market to find a lower margin solution on its own,” he says.

About Pay Dirt

  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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These three market signals point to a 20% stock tumble
Analysis: Mark Hulbert says these three signs, when they flash all at once, have been right for decades.
Why PB&J should be the ‘sandwich of the summer’
Why inflation has played a role in making peanut butter and jelly the sandwich of the summer.  Shutterstock.com
Stop making your kids patty melts, BLTs and ham-and-cheese sandwiches — and save money.
Delightful summer red wine for under $20
We have no song of the summer (WSJ.com)

Run 5 minutes a day, and live 3 years longer
Run 5 minutes a day, live 3 years longer Bloomberg
A study suggests that people who run slowly and briefly live longer than those who don't run at all.

AWOL from the July jobs report is faster wage rise

How much an average worker earns per hour has been flat for two years despite the upturn in hiring.
Jobs report keeps winning streak intact
Rex Nutting: Higher unemployment rate is good

4 things to know about the hot IPO for Mobileye
4 things to know about Mobileye Mobileye
Shares of the Israeli developer of camera systems price above their indicated range.
Mobileye skyrockets on stock market debut

Is associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree?
Is an associate’s degree the new bachelor’s degree? Shutterstock
More parents are sending their children to two-year colleges, but will this negatively impact their children’s future earning power?
Parents, you’re paying for college all wrong

Want some air? Some cities have plenty to sell
Want to buy some air? Some cities have plenty to sell Property Group Partners
When cities run out of space to build sideways, they start building vertically.
Need to know

Berkshire Hathaway profit, revenue rise
S&P 500 notches biggest weekly loss in 2 years
LinkedIn surges on results; GoPro loses steam
German DAX suffers worst week in two years
Pound drops to 7-week low | FTSE 100 falls
Latest Gaza truce breaks down within hours

 
5 takeaways from Tesla's results
The car maker's second-quarter earnings hold important clues for investors.
Musk on Tesla’s Model X backlog
U.S. car sales jump in July

Should Obama have said U.S. 'tortured folks'?
The U.S. has largely moved on from the debate over torture to prevent terrorism. But it clearly hasn't moved on from the issue of how to characterize it.

‘Index funds beat active 90% of the time’ — really?
RetireMentors: There’s room for both index and active funds in your portfolio, says Rob Isbitts.

Herman Miller wants to follow you home
In acquiring DWR, Herman Miller concedes its bread and butter, big companies and government agencies, won’t do.

Procter & Gambe to shed half its brands  
Procter & Gamble to shed half its brands
P&G wants to focus on 70 to 80 consumer brands including Tide and Pampers.
Procter & Gamble profit tops estimates

4 Amazon myths investors can ignore
Insight: The bears are wrong about Amazon.com, writes Michael Brush, who says that CEO Jeff Bezos delivers the goods.

A marijuana stock is up 900% and
still smoking
Analysis:
Cannabis Sativa CEO calls potential “staggering,” writes Phil van Doorn.
Who raised those white flags in Brooklyn?
Colorado rollout of legal marijuana a success
Risk-reward not favoring long-only speculator

How to avoid paying taxes twice
RetireMentors: Dan Moisand on how nondeductible contributions affect required minimum distributions.

Index funds
are superior
RetireMentors: The theoretical benefits of active management are fables, says George Sisti.

When to claim Social Security
RetireMentors: Educated guess at longevity is an important first step, says Jeffrey B. Miller.
Social Security is in crisis
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Paul Merriman: Not all Vanguard funds are created equal
Not all Vanguard funds are equal
RetireMentors: Vanguard’s Small Cap Value Index is excellent, but there’s a better choice, says Paul Merriman.
Beware side effects from a target fund cure-all

10 small byut snobby cities
10 small but snobby cities
Website ranks these cities as the snobbiest in America, based on some high-flying metrics.
A city-by-city look at home prices in May

How Bill Ackman says sorry
Hedge-fund billionaire acknowledges his public expose of Herbalife was a failure.

Chinese city fights sexism with names
Traditional culture prefers sons because they carry on the family name. But one city is fighting back against this.
Why Baidu’s mobile move should be a win
China average home prices fall for third month

World's unluckiest poker play out $1 million
World’s unluckiest poker player
If you've ever missed out on a pot because your three-of-a-kind lost to a gut-shot straight at the river, Connor Drinan is playing a tiny violin for you.
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/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 97.62 -0.55 0.56%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,679 -51 0.76%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,210 -197 2.10%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,203 -43 1.02%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,362 -208 1.01%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,514 -193 1.80%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 332 -4 1.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,276 -36 1.08%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,523 -98 0.63%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,532 -224 0.91%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,185 -16 0.74%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,481 -414 1.60%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,344 -30 0.88%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.26%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.60 -0.18 0.17%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 -0.01 0.38%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.23%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.31 -0.15 0.18%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.80 -0.10 0.14%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.13 -0.02 2.12%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.65 +0.08 2.92%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.52 +0.01 0.26%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.05 2.05%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.04%
Crude Oil
98 -1 0.56%
Gold
1,295 +12 0.97%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 362 -6 1.50%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,410 -84 0.51%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 1,917 -8 0.41%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/12294966/delayed 20 0 0.38%

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    S&P 500 suffers largest weekly loss in 2 years

  5. 4:22 p.m.

    LinkedIn, Mobileye soar; GoPro skids

  6. 4:20 p.m.

    LinkedIn, Expedia rise in otherwise weak tech session

  7. 4:06 p.m.

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  8. 4:04 p.m.

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  9. 3:35 p.m.

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  10. 2:33 p.m.

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  11. 2:24 p.m.

    Newscast: Stocks back near flat line

  12. 12:30 p.m.

    Newscast: Jobs report doesn't boost stocks

  13. 12:12 p.m.

    FTSE 100 slumps for third day as miners, banks slump

  14. 12:09 p.m.

    Argentina's bond default triggers CDS payout: ISDA

  15. 11:56 a.m.

    ArcelorMittal, Iliad slump in Europe; AXA climbs

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FB /quotes/nls/fb 72.36 -0.29 -0.40%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 96.13 0.53 0.55%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 566.07 -5.53 -0.97%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 14.98 -0.27 -1.77%
C /quotes/nls/c 48.10 -0.81 -1.66%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.81 -0.21 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.33 -0.26 -0.73%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 49.00 0.03 0.06%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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84.86MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 79.11M
Unchanged
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Decliners
3956
Advancers
2278
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 16,493 -70 0.42%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,353 -17 0.39%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,925 -6 0.29%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,562 -17 0.66%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,295 +12 0.97%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196854/delayed 97.62 -0.55 0.56%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,679 -51 0.76%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,210 -197 2.10%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,203 -43 1.02%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,362 -208 1.01%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,514 -193 1.80%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 332 -4 1.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,276 -36 1.08%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,523 -98 0.63%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,532 -224 0.91%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,185 -16 0.74%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,481 -414 1.60%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,344 -30 0.88%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.34 +0.00 0.26%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 102.60 -0.18 0.17%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.68 -0.01 0.38%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.93 +0.00 0.23%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 81.31 -0.15 0.18%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 73.80 -0.10 0.14%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.49 0.00 0.00%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.13 -0.02 2.12%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.65 +0.08 2.92%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.52 +0.01 0.26%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.05 2.05%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.54 0.00 0.04%
Crude Oil
98 -1 0.56%
Gold
1,295 +12 0.97%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 362 -6 1.50%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 16,410 -84 0.51%
S&P F
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Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 72.36 -0.29 -0.40%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 96.13 0.53 0.55%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 566.07 -5.53 -0.97%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 14.98 -0.27 -1.77%
C /quotes/nls/c 48.10 -0.81 -1.66%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.81 -0.21 -1.23%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.33 -0.26 -0.73%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 49.00 0.03 0.06%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 25.35 0.20 0.80%
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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% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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