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Here are 10 things that retirees won’t tell you
A retiree reads a pamphlet advising elderly people how to avoid fraud and scams at a Senior Information & Resource Fair in South Gate, California September 10, 2013 . The event included a discussion of how the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare" will impact senior citizens and what insurance plans will be available to them.  With just weeks until a centerpiece of the health care reform law launches, the task of spreading the word about new health insurance marketplaces will fall to local navigators and counselors employed locally but funded by federal grant money.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
There are more retirees in America than ever before—and their problems are everybody’s.
Fed data on retirement saving: It’s dismal

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations  Shutterstock
The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

Hate your kitchen? Now is a good time to upgrade
 Getty Images
Upcoming sales-tax holidays could make this a good time to replace ovens, refrigerators and other major appliances.

iPhone 6 launch is a boon for professional line sitters
 Andria Cheng/MarketWatch
Two years ago, Robert Samuel stumbled onto a lucrative new business opportunity: waiting in line for sought-after gadgets like the iPhone.
Lines for the iPhone 6 stretch round the world
The real reason people wait in line for iPhones

Oracle’s Ellison earned rep as the ‘bad boy’ of tech
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on October 5, 2011 in California.  AFP PHOTO / Kimihiro HOSHINO (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
Outgoing CEO, as a billionaire celebrity, didn’t mind being caught up in scandal and controversy.
Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT

5 bigshots who lied
on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

Pabst, Schlitz and Colt 45 to get a Russian owner
Historical image of Pabst brewery in Milwaukee.  Pabst Brewing Co.
Russian brewer Oasis and private-equity firm TSG are partnering to buy Pabst Brewing Co.
InBev deal for SABMIller would face hurdle
How investors can tap into the beer wars
It’s a wine, it’s a tribute — it’s Josh
Need to know
Fitch affirms Triple-A rating for U.S.
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal
Pound rally loses steam after Scotland vote

Time to worry? 'death cross' looms
Citi raises expectations on China solar
Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores

This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers
Commentary: The climate science vs. denialism soap opera is dead, says Paul Farrell.

Full night’s sleep pays off -- in salary and investments
Research shows that those who get a good night’s sleep are usually more productive at work, and make better investors.

How retirees should  invest when the world is in chaos
RetireMentor: Here's what to consider for the global turmoil, says Aaron Katsman.
Why a portfolio might change when you retire

This is the Wild West of the ETF industry
In a fast-growing area dubbed ETF managed portfolios, experts suggest  investors may want to mosey rather than gallop.
Moving beyond active vs. passive
The surprise ETFs of 2014
4 trends shaping how investors use ETFs
Why index investing is so much better

Where it costs most to see college football
Most and least expensive destinations, from South Bend and Ann Arbor to Austin and Baton Rouge.

Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests
Figures show 12% of NFL player arrests since 2000 were related to domestic violence, with Denver leading the pack.

SEC charges Post-it-note-eating middleman
SEC charges the alleged middleman in an insider-trading scheme who ate some of the evidence.

Wasserman Schultz has ‘full’ White House support
Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett characterizes White House backing of DNC chair

Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto
Opinion
: Women should do things for themselves, rather than look to others for support, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Why energy stocks are set for a second rally
Opinion: If you missed out on the mega-jump in February, you're in luck, writes Michael Brush.

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

Scotland vote: Just kicking disaster down the road?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a pre referendum event on September 17, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.The referendum debate has entered its final day of campaigning as the Scottish people prepare to go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not Scotland should have independence and break away from the United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Getty Images
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Even in saying ‘No,’ Scotland inspires others
Scots stir trouble from Athens to Austin: Evans
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying
Scottish leader Alex Salmond to step down
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Five ways to throw away a fortune
Even the very rich need to be mindful of these wasteful practices.


Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


Sony worth more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary:
Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
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  • Jul 30, 2012
    4:55 PM ET

    Worried About ‘Rogue Movers?’ New Law May Help

    Consumers moving across state lines will soon get some extra protection from “rogue movers”: scammers who offer low bids, only to demand more cash once the truck is loaded.

    As part of the $105 billion transportation spending bill this month, movers will be required to provide any revisions to their estimated price — say, additional, unexpected boxes — in an itemized list before loading the shipment. If there is a change to the price, they have to release the goods to the consumer once 100% of the binding estimate, or 110% on a non-binding estimate, has been paid.

  • May 11, 2012
    1:31 PM ET

    Were Mom’s Flowers Up to Sniff?

    Did you get a good deal on a Mother’s Day bouquet for Mom?

    Consumers are expected to spend a collective $2.2 billion on flowers this weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. But no matter how one spends, they may not get their money’s worth.

  • Apr 6, 2012
    1:49 PM ET

    Do iPhones Make Us Narcissists?

    There’s no app for arrogance. Smartphone users don’t need one, says the author of a new book.

    Addiction to gadgets is a national malady, says Larry Rosen, whose book “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us,” relates the social and psychological consequences of dependence on iPhones, Androids and Blackberrys. The average teenager sends and receives 3,417 text messages per month, according to Nielsen, or between 7 and 8 per waking hour. In another 2011 study carried out by Rosen, he found younger people’s anxiety escalates when they check their messages.

    Stalking Facebook and Twitter causes people to become more depressed and more narcissistic, Rosen says. “Social networking is a predictor of many disorders,” he says. All the talk of “me, me, me” on Facebook suggests social networking has gone too far, he says. Studies also show that one-in-three Generation Xers and one-in-six baby boomers constantly check their devices. Rosen offers some solutions: write a status update or tweet, then take a break. If the words “me” or “I” appear more frequently than “we” or “us,” he says it might be worth re-writing or even deleting it.

    We spoke to Rosen about the increasingly tight grip technology has over Americans:

  • Apr 3, 2012
    10:32 AM ET

    Why Americans Are Unhappy

    Les Misérables 2.0: the American consumer.

    That’s the theme of of Dean Bakopoulos’ second novel, “My American Unhappiness.” The book follows the personal and financial struggles of Zeke Pappas, a 33-year-old scholar who interviews Americans about why they are discontented for his pet project, the “Inventory of American Unhappiness.” Bakopoulos started writing this book in 2007 – just before the recession hit. “Like many people, Zeke was living pay-check-to-pay -check and was willfully ignorant about what was coming.”

    Bakopoulos, 36, a professor of creative writing at Grinnell College in Iowa, had his literary debut with “Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon” about the men of a small, depressed Michigan town who take off for the moon, leaving the women and children behind. And he has just finished a new yet-to-be-published book called “Evolve.” That too is another bleak commentary on American consumerism. The plot? Class warfare breaks out over an addictive new energy drink.

    In the spirit of Zeke’s “Inventory of American Unhappiness,” Pay Dirt asked Bakopoulos why he believes Americans need cheering up.

  • Feb 24, 2012
    4:16 PM ET

    Will American Consumers Regain Their Mojo?

    iStockphoto

    American consumers feel better about opening their wallets, according to new data. Whether they’ll actually remove any cash is another story.

    The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index rose to 75.3 in February from 75 in January, according to a report released Friday — a sharp improvement on recent consumer confidence indexes.  In January, the Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence fell to 61.1 from 64.8 the month before. And the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index also continued on a downward trajectory for five straight months, which might explain why people are thinking twice about going shopping.

  • Feb 16, 2012
    2:38 PM ET

    Parking Meters in the Driveway

    About a year ago, we wrote about homeowners renting out rooms in their mansions to earn a bit of cash and potentially stave off foreclosure. Now there’s an easier, less intrusive way to pimp out your residence: rent your driveway.

    Getty Images

    In early March, ParkatmyHouse.com will launch in the U.S., debuting in Northeastern cities like Boston, Philadelphia and D.C. The service helps match homeowners with drivers seeking parking in all types of locations – near commuter train stations, large sporting venues and conference centers. The site is already a hit in the United Kingdom, where more than 20,000 property owners earned money off their concrete. “We’ve all spent too much time driving around the block for half an hour trying to find a space,” says founder Anthony Eskinazi, who got the idea after circling streets for a spot at a San Francisco Giants game.

  • 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?

  • Feb 2, 2012
    12:43 PM ET

    Mild Winter Brings Deals for Travelers

    iStockphoto

    Unseasonably pleasant weather seems to be diminishing the desire by many to book a beach getaway. As a result, travel experts expect some especially good deals this month.

    This winter has been dramatically warmer than last year. December was one of the warmest on record, while January was also particularly mild, according to weather tracking firm Planalytics. As SmartMoney.com reported, this has led to discounts in winter wear, but it has impacted the travel industry, too. “Warmer winter months affects pricing, especially in the northeast where you have a bulk of the non-stop flights to sunny destinations,” says Gregg Mauss, who runs Expeditions-Redefined, a New York-based luxury travel firm. “When the weather is harsher, people get held up in their apartments – and that’s when they start booking vacations on their computers.”

  • Feb 1, 2012
    10:37 AM ET

    Lovers Value Dream House Over Dream Spouse

    iStockphoto

    It may not be possible to put a price on love, but the square footage and location of where that love story takes place is a different story. Many couples take their potential partner’s apartment into account before entering into a relationship, according to a new study, and are reluctant to pack their bags if the relationship breaks up.

    Real estate apparently holds value better than relationships. Given the choice between their dream home and a perfect spouse, 30% of the 1,000 Americans surveyed said they would choose the dream home, according to a survey by Rent.com and RedShift Research. And some 22% of single people would date someone strictly because they like their home.

    In fact, nearly 25% of Americans value one thing more than freedom from a broken relationship: a nice apartment – and 37% of them would wait a year or more to move out. Men are even more likely to stay in a relationship – 28% admitted to delaying a break-up to keep their current living situation versus 21% of women, the survey says.

  • Jan 23, 2012
    9:31 AM ET

    Why Rich People Live Longer

    iStockphoto

    The 1% not only has more money, but more time to enjoy it. Rich men live longer than their lower-income counterparts, primarily because the latter are more likely to lead an unhealthier lifestyle, a new study shows.

    Today, the wealthiest men live to 80.4 years on average, some six years longer than a man in a lower socio-economic group, according to the research carried out by the U.K.-based Longevity Science Advisory Panel, a non-profit group. And that life expectancy gap between rich and poor is widening: Some 20 years ago, a man born into a higher socio-economic group would be expected to live 75.6 years, nearly five years more than a person in a lower socio-economic group.

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  • 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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Here are 10 things that retirees won’t tell you
A retiree reads a pamphlet advising elderly people how to avoid fraud and scams at a Senior Information & Resource Fair in South Gate, California September 10, 2013 . The event included a discussion of how the Affordable Care Act, also called "Obamacare" will impact senior citizens and what insurance plans will be available to them.  With just weeks until a centerpiece of the health care reform law launches, the task of spreading the word about new health insurance marketplaces will fall to local navigators and counselors employed locally but funded by federal grant money.    AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
There are more retirees in America than ever before—and their problems are everybody’s.
Fed data on retirement saving: It’s dismal

How to shelter hundreds of millions in an IRA account
 Getty Images
Opinion: That's what the wealthy do, even though it violates the spirit of the law, writes Rex Nutting.
7 things you didn’t know about billionaires
Weidner: Wall Street back to its wicked ways

20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations
20 amazing and affordable post-summer vacations  Shutterstock
The fall and winter months can be an ideal time for an affordable adventure.

Hate your kitchen? Now is a good time to upgrade
 Getty Images
Upcoming sales-tax holidays could make this a good time to replace ovens, refrigerators and other major appliances.

iPhone 6 launch is a boon for professional line sitters
 Andria Cheng/MarketWatch
Two years ago, Robert Samuel stumbled onto a lucrative new business opportunity: waiting in line for sought-after gadgets like the iPhone.
Lines for the iPhone 6 stretch round the world
The real reason people wait in line for iPhones

Oracle’s Ellison earned rep as the ‘bad boy’ of tech
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers a keynote at the Moscone Center in San Francisco during the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 on October 5, 2011 in California.  AFP PHOTO / Kimihiro HOSHINO (Photo credit should read KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)  AFP/Getty Images
Outgoing CEO, as a billionaire celebrity, didn’t mind being caught up in scandal and controversy.
Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT

5 bigshots who lied
on their résumés
Wal-Mart's David Tovar: 5 big shots who lied on their resumes  Walmart
Wal-Mart’s top spokesman has resigned over a two-decade-old resume lie. Here are five particularly memorable examples of lying leaders.

Pabst, Schlitz and Colt 45 to get a Russian owner
Historical image of Pabst brewery in Milwaukee.  Pabst Brewing Co.
Russian brewer Oasis and private-equity firm TSG are partnering to buy Pabst Brewing Co.
InBev deal for SABMIller would face hurdle
How investors can tap into the beer wars
It’s a wine, it’s a tribute — it’s Josh
Need to know
Fitch affirms Triple-A rating for U.S.
SAP to acquire Concur in $8.3 billion deal
Pound rally loses steam after Scotland vote

Time to worry? 'death cross' looms
Citi raises expectations on China solar
Costco ditches Amex at its Canadian stores

This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers
Commentary: The climate science vs. denialism soap opera is dead, says Paul Farrell.

Full night’s sleep pays off -- in salary and investments
Research shows that those who get a good night’s sleep are usually more productive at work, and make better investors.

How retirees should  invest when the world is in chaos
RetireMentor: Here's what to consider for the global turmoil, says Aaron Katsman.
Why a portfolio might change when you retire

This is the Wild West of the ETF industry
In a fast-growing area dubbed ETF managed portfolios, experts suggest  investors may want to mosey rather than gallop.
Moving beyond active vs. passive
The surprise ETFs of 2014
4 trends shaping how investors use ETFs
Why index investing is so much better

Where it costs most to see college football
Most and least expensive destinations, from South Bend and Ann Arbor to Austin and Baton Rouge.

Broncos top NFL in domestic violence arrests
Figures show 12% of NFL player arrests since 2000 were related to domestic violence, with Denver leading the pack.

SEC charges Post-it-note-eating middleman
SEC charges the alleged middleman in an insider-trading scheme who ate some of the evidence.

Wasserman Schultz has ‘full’ White House support
Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett characterizes White House backing of DNC chair

Here’s the new feminists’ manifesto
Opinion
: Women should do things for themselves, rather than look to others for support, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Why energy stocks are set for a second rally
Opinion: If you missed out on the mega-jump in February, you're in luck, writes Michael Brush.

This high-yield ETF is worth a close look
Dave Fry looks at an income-producing ETF that uses a sophisticated stock-investing strategy.
For gold bugs, it's been an unhappy month

Scotland vote: Just kicking disaster down the road?
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 17:  Unionist supporters gather near to George Square, where Yes activists had been holding a pre referendum event on September 17, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.The referendum debate has entered its final day of campaigning as the Scottish people prepare to go to the polls tomorrow to decide whether or not Scotland should have independence and break away from the United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Getty Images
“Yes” campaign fell short, but a future referendum on a separate Scottish state can’t be ruled out.
Scotland votes to stay in U.K.
Common sense wins in Scotland: Marsh
Even in saying ‘No,’ Scotland inspires others
Scots stir trouble from Athens to Austin: Evans
Scotland’s vote: What strategists are saying
Scottish leader Alex Salmond to step down
/conga/frontpage.html 320359
Five ways to throw away a fortune
Even the very rich need to be mindful of these wasteful practices.


Charlie Munger, the Calpers exit and you
RetireMentors:
Here's how money-manager shifts affect your ability to retire on time, by Mitch Tuchman.
Arends: Be like Calpers, dump hedge funds
Weidner: Hedge funds are losing their luster
Calpers to exit hedge funds


Sony worth more than the market realizes
Commentary: Much of the bad fundamentals are already baked into the Sony stock at a $20 billion market cap, writes Cody Willard.

Jeff Bezos wants to take one giant leap for mankind
Commentary:
Bezos squaring off with Elon Musk for space supremacy, writes Therese Poletti.
Why so many billionaires are going to space
Musk ‘deeply honored’ by NASA contract

5 extreme ways to succeed on dating sites
From robotic swipe machines to verifying your profile photo.
/conga/today.html 320262

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/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 92.45 -0.62 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,838 +19 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.05 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.80 +0.51 0.60%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.91 +0.38 0.49%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 0.67%
Gold
1,217 -10 0.82%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,189 +11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,000 -4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.93%

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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.96 -0.83 -0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 596.08 6.81 1.16%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.46 0.04 0.09%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.29 0.08 0.31%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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349.62MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 80.02M
Unchanged
203
Decliners
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Advancers
2365
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 17,280 +14 0.08%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,580 -14 0.30%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 2,010 -1 0.05%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,605 -6 0.23%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/635641/delayed 1,217 -10 0.82%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2196857/delayed 92.45 -0.62 0.67%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,838 +19 0.27%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 20,972 -156 0.74%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 11,002 +11 0.10%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 349 +1 0.21%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 3,208 -7 0.22%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 16,321 +254 1.58%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,306 +137 0.57%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,329 +14 0.58%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 27,090 -22 0.08%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,305 +8 0.24%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.28 -0.01 0.71%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 109.05 +0.38 0.35%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.89 -0.01 0.71%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 84.80 +0.51 0.60%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 76.91 +0.38 0.49%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 1.00 -0.04 3.83%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.37 -0.06 2.35%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.09 3.73%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.55 -0.03 1.27%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.57 +0.01 1.67%
Crude Oil
92 -1 0.67%
Gold
1,217 -10 0.82%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,189 +11 0.06%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,000 -4 0.22%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/635603/delayed 18 -1 3.93%

Quotes

Symbol Price Change % Change
FB /quotes/nls/fb 77.91 0.91 1.18%
AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 100.96 -0.83 -0.82%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 596.08 6.81 1.16%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.95 -0.09 -0.53%
C /quotes/nls/c 53.48 -0.18 -0.34%
F /quotes/nls/f 16.65 0.07 0.42%
T /quotes/nls/t 35.47 0.31 0.88%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 46.46 0.04 0.09%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.29 0.08 0.31%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.60% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.77% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.89% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.31% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.87% 14.94% 14.84%
Reward 15.01% 15.04% 14.97%
Airline 15.32% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 23.33% 28.00% 28.00%
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