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Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021
Markets

Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021

But the pace of home sales could slow by the end of the year.
November 27, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?

The stock market will take a pause on Thanksgiving, but investors will need to pay attention for a few hours on Black Friday.
November 25, 2020
BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair

Brown Capital Management International Small Company's team of managers identifies exceptional growth companies.
November 24, 2020
Growing the Family Business
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Growing the Family Business

This Alabama farmer navigates the uncertainties of tariffs, COVID and unpredictable weather.
November 24, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?

If you want to trade on the stock market this Veterans Day, you can. Just don't try to trade bonds, or go to the bank or post office.
November 11, 2020

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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
October 26, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/23: Stimulus Stalemate Stalls Stocks
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Stock Market Today 10/23: Stimulus Stalemate Stalls Stocks

Gridlock in D.C. and underwhelming earnings reports from a couple of Dow stocks split the major indexes.
October 23, 2020
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
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Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash

It favors the highest-quality junk bonds, which fared much better over the past year than lower-quality debt.
October 21, 2020
Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select
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Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select

This member of the Kiplinger ETF 20 held up better than the broad market during the recent bear-market sell-off, and the fund has rebounded faster, to…
October 20, 2020
Keeping an Eye on Future Returns
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Keeping an Eye on Future Returns

Here’s what experts see ahead—and way ahead—for the performance of stocks and bonds.
October 19, 2020
Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?

The good news: Stock markets and bond markets alike get the day off for Labor Day. But traders don't get an early start to the weekend.
October 12, 2020
Stock Market Holidays in 2020
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Stock Market Holidays in 2020

Is the stock market open today? Take a look at which days the NYSE, Nasdaq and bond markets take off in 2020.
October 12, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Columbus Day 2020?

Columbus Day (increasingly known as Indigenous Peoples' Day) is a federal holiday, but not for much of Wall Street. Here are the stock market and bond…
October 10, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/1/20: Stimulus Talks Keep Stringing Stocks Along
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Stock Market Today 10/1/20: Stimulus Talks Keep Stringing Stocks Along

An effort to pass one more COVID rescue package before the U.S. elections continued to push and pull on the market Thursday.
October 1, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/30/20: Stocks Seesaw on Stimulus Hopes
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Stock Market Today 9/30/20: Stocks Seesaw on Stimulus Hopes

High stimulus hopes stimulated stocks in Wednesday's early going, but Sen. Mitch McConnell threw cold water on a new rescue package, cutting into gain…
September 30, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/29/20: Stocks Slip Ahead of Trump-Biden Tilt
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Stock Market Today 9/29/20: Stocks Slip Ahead of Trump-Biden Tilt

A new rescue package unveiled by House Democrats, as well as more encouraging housing data, couldn't get investors' minds off Tuesday night's debate.
September 29, 2020
How Will Stocks React to the 2020 Presidential Debates?
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How Will Stocks React to the 2020 Presidential Debates?

Nervous about how the market will handle the 2020 presidential debates? If history is any guide, the market won't care what happens either way.
September 29, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/28/20: Renewed Stimulus Hopes Spark Wide Monday Rally 
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Stock Market Today 9/28/20: Renewed Stimulus Hopes Spark Wide Monday Rally 

The House appears primed to take another swing at COVID relief, prompting a big Monday jump in the major stock-market indices.
September 28, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/25/20: Stocks Win the Session but Lose the Week on Growth Fears
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Stock Market Today 9/25/20: Stocks Win the Session but Lose the Week on Growth Fears

The market ended a choppy week of trading with gains, but the Dow and S&P 500 fell on a weekly basis yet again.
September 25, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/24/20: Tech Props up a Tepid Market
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Stock Market Today 9/24/20: Tech Props up a Tepid Market

A roller coaster session managed to finish in positive territory thanks to some big-name tech stocks.
September 24, 2020
A Bumpy Ride Ahead
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A Bumpy Ride Ahead

Even if you think stocks are headed higher, there's no better time for a portfolio tune-up.
September 24, 2020
Stock Market Today: Stocks Step Back Amid Economic Gloom
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Stock Market Today: Stocks Step Back Amid Economic Gloom

The market gave up its early momentum to finish lower after a disappointing business report and the ongoing impasse in D.C.
September 23, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/22/20: Tech Stocks on Top Again as Fed Seeks a Helping Hand
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Stock Market Today 9/22/20: Tech Stocks on Top Again as Fed Seeks a Helping Hand

Amazon.com (AMZN), as well as a healthy swath of tech stocks, pushed ahead Tuesday as the Fed appealed for fiscal help and Europe's COVID situation wo…
September 22, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/21/20: Bulls Retreat in Face of Growing Political, Health Risks
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Stock Market Today 9/21/20: Bulls Retreat in Face of Growing Political, Health Risks

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death and worrying COVID-19 numbers in Europe added additional downward pressure on stocks Monday.
September 21, 2020
Stock Market Today 9/18/20: Wild Friday Features More Woes for Tech
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Stock Market Today 9/18/20: Wild Friday Features More Woes for Tech

Big Tech stocks Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Microsoft (MSFT) all declined on a wobbly 'quadruple witching' Friday.
September 18, 2020