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Wall Street has high expectations President Trump and Congress will get things done this year. Maybe too high? Trip Miller at Gullane Capital Partners explains how investors should read all the news out of Washington.
At some point, the Federal Reserve's rate increases will trickle down to savers, but it will continue to be a slow and uncertain process. The Wall Street Journal's Christina Rexrode joins us in the studio.
Now that the Federal Reserve has hiked its chief lending rate, Kathy Jones explains the impact on bonds, savers and borrowers. The chief fixed income strategist at Schwab Center for Financial Research talks to John Wordock.
Fed policymakers raised interest rates a quarter point, a sign of Fed confidence in the economy. Higher rates are good news for banks, but the Wall Street Journal's Rachel Ensign says slower growth in bank lending is a worry.
Retail sales slowed to a one-tenth percent gain in February, but it may be a one-time event. The Wall Street Journal's Steve Russolillo says a delay in federal tax refunds put a temporary crimp in consumer spending.
The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism says retirees with pensions may soon start getting their pension checks from an insurance company. This, as companies with old-fashioned pension plans are shedding responsibility for them.
How would an expected rate hike by the Fed affect Americans with credit card debt, adjustable rate mortgages and auto loans? Bankrate.com chief financial analyst Greg McBride discusses the impact on these consumers.
A rate hike is widely expected at this week's Fed policy meeting. Paul Nolte of Kingsview Asset Management wonders whether the Fed's statement and Fed chair Janet Yellen's press conference might signal a more proactive stance.
With Americans facing a potential record for credit card debt, WalletHub's Jill Gonzalez has tips for getting your debt under control. She wraps up her conversation with John Wordock.
WalletHub's Jill Gonzalez says credit card debt for Americans could hit an all-time high in 2017. In a conversation with John Wordock, she explains why you should watch the Federal Reserve this year.
Author William D. Cohan joins MoneyBeat hosts Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to examine Wall Street's lasting importance, despite all its critics.
The Federal Reserve is expected to hike interest rates as early as next week. How do investors plan for a rising rate climate in 2017? Horizon Investment Services CEO Chuck Carlson offers insights.
As the bull market celebrates its eighth anniversary, how much longer can the bulls keeping running? Wells Capital Management chief investment strategist Jim Paulsen joins John Wordock.
Low interest rates have been squeezing retirees. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch says some retirees are opting for higher-risk investments such as stocks to make sure they have enough money for their remaining years.
Jeff Carbone of Cornerstone Financial Partners is optimistic about the markets, though it may be time for a pause. He thinks market strength going forward could hinge on whether we see action from Washington on President Trump's policy proposals.
Brian Battle of Performance Trust Capital Partners says the market is starting to pull back as expectations for the Trump presidency are replaced by reality. He also notes that the U.S. is exiting zero interest rate policy for the first time in history.
The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis says American Express is boosting the rewards on its Platinum credit card. She also talks about whether this is enough to beat out JP Morgan Chase's rival Sapphire Reserve card.
Brent Schutte of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management says a stronger global economy has lifted stocks. But he adds that stocks aren't cheap and investors may want to pull back on their expectations for market growth long term.
Eugene Peroni of Peroni Portfolio Advisors said there were no real surprises in President Trump's speech to Congress. He added that markets welcomed Trump's calls for fiscal responsibility, regulatory relief and lower taxes.
Sam Stovall of CFRA Research wants President Trump to be specific about his proposals in Tuesday evening's speech to Congress. If that doesn't happen, the "hype" phase will likely turn into the "gripe" phase.
What's the number one U.S. airline? The answer may surprise you. ThePointsGuy.com ranks the best and worst carriers, based on fares, route networks and fees. Julian Mark Kheel of ThePointsGuy.com checks off the list.
John Manley of Wells Fargo Funds Management Group thinks the market may be overdue for a correction, but that the overall trend is still positive.
The Transportation Security Administration is embracing social media to answer air travelers' questions and solve problems. Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney says the TSA is using Twitter and Facebook in its outreach.
Bill Stone of PNC Asset Management Group says he's focused this week on minutes from the last Fed meeting and some home sales data. He also points out that some economic numbers from overseas were stronger than expected.
A judge ruled that a woman didn't have "any legal duty" to pay for her daughter's college tuition bill before declaring bankruptcy, deepening a fracture between judges that's rocking schools and families. The Wall Street Journal's Katy Stech reports.
Skip Aylesworth of Hennessy Advisors thinks that, although the markets may have risen too far, too fast, investor bullishness is well-founded. He cites optimism about President Trump's plan for lower taxes and fewer regulations.
Back from the depths of the financial crisis, shares of the major banks are soaring again to all-time highs. The Wall Street Journal's Liz Hoffman says investors are buying bank stocks on hopes they'll benefit from President Trump's pro-growth policies.
How much longer can Wall Street's rally last? And will Fed rate hikes cool the U.S. economy? Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group, sketches where things could head in a higher rate environment.
You might think millennials have freedom to roam, since they're not tied down by marriage, children or mortgages. But the Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto says millennials are less mobile than young people have been in decades.
How expensive is a Valentine's Day gift? LPL Research is out with its annual index measuring the cost of four typical Valentine's Day gift categories. John Canally of LPL Financial talks about Valentine's Day inflation.
The median price of an existing single-family home increased in 89% of metropolitan areas in the fourth quarter. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto joins us in the studio with the details, plus some tips for young buyers.
The major stock averages seemingly hit new highs daily. Should investors start to worry? Paul Nolte at Kingsview Asset Management weighs in. He also joins John Wordock to talk about Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen's trip to Capitol Hill next week.
Rising interest-rate expectations are fueling the biggest corporate-refinancing boom in years. The Wall Street Journal's Matt Wirz has the details on how companies saved more than $1 billion in annual interest costs.
Community banks are making a comeback. Eight groups have filed applications in recent months with the FDIC to open new banks. That's not a lot, but it signals a positive trend, according to Rachel Witkowski, reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal's Peter Grant says the eight-year bull run in U.S. commercial property is losing steam. Big investors are reducing their holdings and becoming more selective about new deals. Reasons include lofty prices and rising interest rates.
Omar Aguilar of Charles Schwab Investment Management says solid earnings and economic numbers have helped support stocks. He thinks these factors will bolster the market in the long run, but that stocks may trade sideways in the short term.
The Wall Street Journal's Telis Demos says the six biggest U.S. banks could return more than 100 billion dollars in capital to investors. That's if President Trump's review of the Dodd-Frank Act leads to a loosening of bank regulation.
How should investors treat the headlines out of Washington? Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual, joins John Wordock to talk investing and the U.S. economy in the age of presidential tweeting.
More consumers became victims of identity fraud last year than at any point in more than a decade despite new security protections implemented by the credit-card industry. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis joins us in the studio.
When the government releases the January jobs report on Friday, what should investors focus on? Chuck Carlson, chief executive at Horizon Investment Services, shares insights.
A housing report by ATTOM Data Solutions finds the share of distressed sales fell to a nine-year low in 2016. And Daren Blomquist, senior VP of ATTOM Data, says home sellers saw the biggest average profits since 2007.
A survey finds that home prices across the U.S. rose 5.6 percent in November, representing another month of strong growth. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto on whether home price growth can keep up the pace.
Some strong earnings were a key reason for the recent record stock market rally. The Wall Street Journal's Corrie Dreibusch says a flurry of profit reports this week will determine whether that rally can be sustained.
Calling the latest GDP report disappointing, Sam Stovall expects investors to eventually tap on the brakes once economic reality sets in. The chief investment strategist at CFRA Research joins John Wordock.
A study by CreditCards.com says nearly three in four Americans made impulse purchases during the holiday season. CreditCards.com's Matt Schulz says the most common recipient of an impulse purchase was the buyer!
The Dow Industrials climbed past 20,000 for the first time Wednesday. David Smith of Rockland Trust talks about whether Dow 20K is a catalyst for a fresh rally.
Kevin Caron of Stifel's Washington Crossing Advisors says stocks are running into headwinds because of high valuations. He thinks a big question is how the economy delivers the growth needed to justify high stock prices.
Automakers will face pressure this year to maintain strong sales figures and that could mean deals for car buyers. Kelley Blue Book's Rebecca Lindland joins John Wordock with advice for those looking for vehicles.
In the weeks since Trump's election discount brokerages have seen a jump in trading activity among their clients that's pushing commission revenue higher. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn reports.
Pricey real-estate markets on the coasts are bearing the brunt of the recent rise in mortgage rates and are likely to feel more pain as rates climb, housing economists say. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Kusisto joins us in the studio.
Airlines have made it tougher for frequent fliers to use their miles to book flights. Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney says fliers are turning to professional bookers and new online tools.
The first baby boomers hit 70 and a half, starting this month. So they must start making withdrawals from retirement accounts like 401(k)'s. And that means hundreds of billions of dollars could shift in coming decades, according to the Wall Street Journal's Vipal Monga.
Some U.S. cities have recovered better than others from the financial recession. WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez discusses WalletHub's new survey of Most & Least Recession-Recovered Cities.
Are you guilty of using something like 123456 as your password? That answer made up nearly 17% of the millions of passwords studied. Keeper Security CEO Darren Guccione says other password behaviors are more predictable than we might think too.