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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
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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
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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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The latest news, insights and tips about taxes
  • Apr 16, 2012
    3:44 PM ET

    Avoiding Last-Minute Errors

    The April 17 deadline may be just hours away, but some Americans still haven’t even rounded up their W2s.

    Acknowledging the tax procrastination is a national pastime, the Internal Revenue Service issued some tips and a series of videos to help last-minute filers avoid the common blunders that could delay their returns. Here is a look at the most common errors:

    Misspelled name. Seems basic but tax returns will not be accepted if your name is not entered as it is appears on your Social Security card, or if the Social Security number is incorrect.

  • Apr 13, 2012
    2:05 PM ET

    Live Chat: Tax Day Tips

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    Thanks to a fluke of the calendar, the deadline to file taxes was extended until April 17th this year. While the procrastinators scramble to get their 1099s and schedule Ds in order, those who’ve already filed may be wondering when they’ll get their refund check. Our live chat on April 16 featured Andrea Coombes, the personal finance editor at MarketWatch, and Arden Dale, a Dow Jones columnist who writes about taxes and estate planning. CPA Melissa Labant of the AICPA also joined in. The chat was moderated by Janet Paskin, Digital Editor, Markets for the Wall Street Journal, formerly the editor of SmartMoney.com. Replay the event.

  • Apr 5, 2012
    5:15 PM ET

    Paying Taxes by Credit Card? Read This First

    This time of year many Americans would like to take a swipe at the IRS. Some taxpayers even should, experts say — with their credit card.

    Though paying a bill in full is the best way to avoid late charges and other hassles, credit card payments can help those struggling with the their bills to buy time – and even save money. “If you’re going to need a year or more to pay it out you could borrow on a low interest credit card and it could be a good deal,” says Gregg Wind, a certified public accountant in Los Angeles.

    While not ideal, credit cards and lines of credit can help people pay the tax man by this year’s April 17 while avoiding potentially steep late payment penalties and interest charges. The IRS generally charges interest on any unpaid tax starting from the day the tax is due to the date it is paid. Currently at 3%, the interest rate is reset quarterly. And that doesn’t include late payment penalties, which are 0.5% of taxes owed a month. Between interest charges and late payment penalties, someone who is a year late in paying their taxes could see their bill increase by 9%, Wind estimates.

  • Feb 29, 2012
    2:06 PM ET

    What to Do If Your Refund Is Stolen

    As many taxpayers gather their financial documents to do their tax returns, a number of unlucky filers are finding that someone else has already filed in their name — and walked away with their refunds.

    For the 12th year in a row, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011, with nearly 280,000 complaints, according to a report released on Tuesday. And a bigger chunk of those cases is tax related, with 24% of identity theft complaints being tied to tax or wage-related fraud, up from about 15% in 2010, according to the FTC.

    For some victims, the fraud isn’t discovered until they hit the send button on their electronic tax returns — and get a rejection note from the IRS. Other times it takes a little longer to know something is wrong, such as not receiving a refund check. You might also receive an IRS letter saying the income reported doesn’t match their records — a sign someone else could be using that Social Security number.

  • Feb 15, 2012
    6:19 PM ET

    ‘Where’s My Refund?’ Don’t Ask the IRS

    Some early filers trying to track their refunds through the Internal Revenue Service’s Where’s My Refund feature are getting a maddening response: what refund?

    Glitches with the online feature are leaving taxpayers without any information on when they might get their refund, or any details about their tax returns. Normally taxpayers who enter their Social Security number, filing status and exact refund amount into the tool  get an update on the status of their refund, including confirmation that their return is being processed and an estimate for when the IRS expects to cut the check.

  • Feb 13, 2012
    2:32 PM ET

    IRS May Get Help Catching Tax Cheats

    One revenue-raising strategy unveiled in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal on Monday calls for beefing up the Internal Revenue Service’s enforcement efforts. That could mean increased scrutiny on individual tax returns, especially for small business owners.

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    The president’s budget plan would increase the IRS’s budget next year to $12.8 billion, about $950 million more than the 2012 budget, with the goal of ramping up collections from individuals and business that are behind on federal and state taxes or that owe government loans. The bulk of this money would be part of a program to prevent tax evasion and cheating and to update the IRS’s data system, according to the proposal. The reforms call for increasing collection by more than $2 billion over the next 10 years, much of that owed to states. The enforcement program should return $5 for each additional IRS dollar spent, according to the proposal. The IRS did not respond to requests for comment.

  • Feb 8, 2012
    11:32 AM ET

    The IRS Might Eat Your Frequent-Flier Miles

    Frequent-flier miles awarded for opening new accounts sometimes come with a big catch: taxes

    Thousands of Citibank customers received notices in January saying the miles they received for opening new accounts in 2011 produced taxable income. Some customers, for instance, received a 1099 with $750 of income for 30,000 miles, the Wall Street Journal reported. The IRS confirmed they are taxable. Such bonuses are often enough to book a domestic flight or they can cover an upgrade to business class from coach. But analysts say the actual trips booked with the miles can be worth less than the amount of income reported by the credit card company. And the tax bill could cost more than the flight itself, says George Hobica, president of fare-tracking site AirfareWatchdog.com. “It might be a wash, depending on your tax bracket,” says Hobica. “I certainly wouldn’t do it.”

  • Jan 23, 2012
    1:53 PM ET

    Finding Free Tax Help

    Taxpayers with simple returns have several new ways to file without having to pay for help.

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    The average cost for having an accountant prepare a Form 1040 with a Schedule A and a state tax return was $233 in 2011, up 1.7% from 2009, according to the National Society of Accountants. But the options for free tax help are growing. The Internal Revenue Service, for instance, offers Free File, a program that offers free tax-preparation software and other tools for taxpayers with low and moderate-income.  Through the IRS site, taxpayers who make $57,000 or less can answer a few questions about their income, location and whether they qualify for certain credits to pull up a list of companies that offers free tax preparation software, including TaxSlayer, H&R Block and 1040.com. The IRS also offers Fillable Forms, electronic versions of IRS tax forms, for people who are comfortable calculating their own taxes.

  • Jan 17, 2012
    10:34 AM ET

    IRS Kicks Off Tax Return Season

    Tax season gets into full swing today, when the Internal Revenue Service begins accepting electronically filed returns.

    Once a rarity, e-filing is quickly becoming the norm: a record 100 million taxpayers filed electronically in 2011. That included 77% of individual returns filed, up from 58% in 2008, according to the IRS. A chunk of those taxpayers were do-it-yourselfers: about a third of all tax returns were filed online last year by people who did their own taxes using software, according to IRS data.

    But while more people may be filing online, taxpayers still need to gather hardcopies of documents to back up their returns, says Elaine Smith, master tax adviser at H&R Block. For most people, W2 and 1099 forms, which report wages and income, should be arriving in the mail any day now.

  • Oct 18, 2011
    11:57 AM ET

    IRS Cuts: Good News for Deadbeats?

    The Internal Revenue Service commissioner is warning  Congress that anticipated cuts to the agency’s funding will result in a “noticeable degradation” of services, including audits and efforts to collect unpaid taxes.

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    In a letter sent to legislators last week, commissioner Douglas Shulman wrote that if Congress moves ahead with its plan to reduce the IRS’s budget by about $500 million next year, the agency would have to reduce the number of workers in its enforcement department. Such cuts, he added, would lead to a 5% to 8% decrease in collection efforts, including audits, which would reduce revenue by about $4 billion.

    But what sounds like good news for deadbeats could be bad for regular taxpayers. Shulman warned that the spending cuts would mean that half of the  taxpayers trying to contact the agency for help would get busy signals or will “hang up in frustration.” Responses to letters, including those taxpayers trying to resolve account issues, could be delayed up to five months, he wrote, and small businesses could have more trouble reaching the IRS to work out a payment plan.

About Tax

  • The Tax Blog brings together a team of award-winning tax journalists from the Dow Jones network and around the web to examine the tax issues, changes and legislation that affect families, investors and small business owners. Our contributors include Tax Report columnist Laura Saunders (WSJ), Tax Guy columnist Bill Bischoff and senior reporter Jilian Mincer (SmartMoney.com), retirement-focused reporter Anne Tergesen (WSJ), wealth management writer Arden Dale (Dow Jones Newswires), TaxWatch columnist Eva Rosenberg and personal finance reporter Andrea Coombes (MarketWatch), and reporter Alyssa Abkowitz (SmartMoney). They’ll provide the latest news and insight, mine the tax code for tips and loopholes, and answer your questions about tricky tax situations. Contact the The Tax Blog with ideas, suggestions or tax questions at thetaxblog@dowjones.com.

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Bulletin
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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/2380246/delayed 9,799 +1 0.01%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,461 -3 0.08%
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/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%
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/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%
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Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.63 -0.01 0.58%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.58 -0.04 1.60%
German 10y
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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
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 332 -7 1.92%
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/quotes/zigman/25835223/delayed 17,189 +11 0.06%
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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%
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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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  • 3 Months
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  • 2 Years
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%
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S&P F
/quotes/zigman/21588523/delayed 2,000 -4 0.22%
Silver
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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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