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Roy Blumberg: Investors On the Sidelines

WSJ Your Money Matters

Roy Blumberg of Horatio Street Wealth Management believes investors will be sidelined until they see action on Trump's economic proposals. He thinks lack of action will hurt earnings.

6 Min

Mar 21, 2017

Kevin Giddis on Fixed Income and Higher Rates

WSJ Your Money Matters

Kevin Giddis, head of fixed income at Raymond James, says it may take savers the better part of this year to reap the benefits of higher interest rates.

6 Min

Mar 21, 2017

Eric Marshall Sees a Better Earnings Environment

WSJ Your Money Matters

Eric Marshall of Hodges Funds sees an improved earnings environment for cyclical areas such as financial, tech and consumer discretionary firms.

6 Min

Mar 20, 2017

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6 min
Mar 19, 2017
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Overdraft-fee revenue hit a seven-year high in 2016, but many of these charges can be avoided. The Wall Street Journal's AnnaMaria Andriotis joins us in the studio with the details and some tips.

6 min
Mar 18, 2017
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The stock market has been hot since Election Day. Too hot? Trip Miller, managing partner at Gullane Capital Partners, talks about finding value in the market and stocks he's watching.

5 min
Mar 17, 2017
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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.

5 min
Mar 16, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 16, 2017
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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.

5 min
Mar 15, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 15, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 14, 2017
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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.

5 min
Mar 13, 2017
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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.

7 min
Mar 13, 2017
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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.

5 min
Mar 12, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 11, 2017
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Author William D. Cohan joins MoneyBeat hosts Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer to examine Wall Street's lasting importance, despite all its critics.

7 min
Mar 10, 2017
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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.

5 min
Mar 9, 2017
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JetBlue's Mint service is gaining fans and forcing American and Delta to lower business fares between New York and Los Angeles. The Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat Columnist Scott McCartney reports from Dallas.

6 min
Mar 9, 2017
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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.

7 min
Mar 8, 2017
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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.

7 min
Mar 8, 2017
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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.

5 min
Mar 7, 2017
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Top income earners would pay less in taxes under the House Republican healthcare proposal. The Wall Street Journal's Richard Rubin on the changes.

6 min
Mar 7, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 6, 2017
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A Wall Street Journal analysis finds more officials from tax-exempt charities are getting multi-million dollar pay packages. It was based on IRS data, according to the Wall Street Journal's Andrea Fuller.

6 min
Mar 6, 2017
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Mark Luschini of Janney Montgomery Scott says underlying fundamentals such as the economy and earnings will continue to boost stocks. But he thinks the markets are ripe for a pullback in the short-term.

4 min
Mar 5, 2017
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A Bankrate.com survey finds just a small percentage of Americans expecting a tax refund this year plan to spend it on a vacation or shopping spree. Sarah Berger, the Cashlorette at Bankrate.com, has details.

4 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Are you ready for a Fed rate hike? Paul Vigna, Stephen Grocer, Ben Eisen and Corrie Driebusch dissect Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen's latest comments and Wall Street's reaction on Friday.

6 min
Mar 3, 2017
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Ed Campbell of QMA thinks the ingredients are there for more strong market gains. But he also feels stocks have become pricey because of the recent market surge, and we might be setting ourselves up for a pullback.

7 min
Mar 2, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 2, 2017
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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.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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Comments from two top Federal Reserve officials indicate the central bank will seriously consider an interest rate hike at the upcoming March policy meeting. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Derby has details.

6 min
Mar 1, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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It's getting cheaper for consumers to trade stocks and exchange-traded funds online. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Krouse says two Internet brokerage giants have lowered their trading commissions.

6 min
Feb 28, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 27, 2017
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As President Trump delivers a speech to Congress Tuesday night, what will investors want to hear? Hugh Johnson of Hugh Johnson Advisors lays out what he wants to hear.

6 min
Feb 27, 2017
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Chris Zaccarelli of Cornerstone Wealth says investors are awaiting President Donald Trump's speech to Congress Tuesday evening.

6 min
Feb 26, 2017
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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.

7 min
Feb 25, 2017
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How much longer can the stock market rally? Ben Eisen, Steve Russolillo and Chris Dieterich join Paul Vigna and Stephen Grocer for a spirited MoneyBeat debate.

6 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Rob Bartenstein of Kestra Private Wealth Services says earnings and the economy are boosting the markets. He says we may see a short-term pullback from the rally, but a retreat is not necessarily imminent.

6 min
Feb 24, 2017
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Investors have worried that Donald's Trump criticism on Twitter of a company will hurt its stock. A Wall Street Journal study finds investors shouldn't be worried. WSJ's Akane Otani has details of the study.

5 min
Feb 23, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 22, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Alan Gayle of RidgeWorth Investments says the stock rally has been boosted by economic fundamentals which have been improving since last fall. He thinks the market may soon catch its breath.

7 min
Feb 21, 2017
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The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism says smartphone use by drivers is increasingly cited by auto insurers in raising premiums.

6 min
Feb 21, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 20, 2017
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Have you used the same credit card for more than a decade? Some 32 million cardholders haven't made a change in at least ten years, says Matt Schulz at CreditCards.com.

6 min
Feb 19, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 17, 2017
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Liz Miller is cautiously optimistic the stock market rally will continue. The president of Summit Place Financial Advisors grades the economy and earnings, and she explains what could undo the rally.

7 min
Feb 16, 2017
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Wall Street Journal Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney says there's a new type of travel agency. It's a brick-and-mortar vacation planner that doubles as an upscale hangout.

6 min
Feb 16, 2017
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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.

7 min
Feb 15, 2017
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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.

5 min
Feb 15, 2017
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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.

5 min
Feb 14, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 14, 2017
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Tony Dwyer of Canaccord Genuity thinks the market will retreat, as the Fed becomes more aggressive with rate hikes. But he believes the market will rally longer-term because of the strong economy.

6 min
Feb 13, 2017
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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.

5 min
Feb 13, 2017
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Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday. Brad McMillan, chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial, will listen for news on two specific items.

6 min
Feb 12, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 10, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 9, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 9, 2017
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Mark Heppenstall, chief investment officer at Penn Mutual Asset Management, talks about another record for the Nasdaq, what's next for the bull market, and the future of interest rates.

5 min
Feb 8, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 8, 2017
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Brian Battle of Performance Trust Capital Partners says markets have been upbeat about Trump's policy proposals, but that optimism is being tested by all of the political uncertainty.

5 min
Feb 7, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 7, 2017
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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.

7 min
Feb 6, 2017
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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.

7 min
Feb 6, 2017
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It's called the Super Bowl Indicator and could it signal a negative year for the blue chips? LPL Financial's Ryan Detrick joins John Wordock to examine this stock market theory.

6 min
Feb 5, 2017
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President Donald Trump has begun killing off an Obama-era retirement-savings rule unpopular with Republicans and some financial-industry executives. The Wall Street Journal's Michael Wursthorn has the details.

7 min
Feb 3, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 2, 2017
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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.

5 min
Feb 2, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 1, 2017
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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.

6 min
Feb 1, 2017
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Art Hogan of Wunderlich Securities talks about a market tug-of-war between fundamentals - strong earnings, pro-growth hopes - and the fights in Washington over the travel ban and Obamacare repeal and replace.

6 min
Jan 31, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 31, 2017
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Liz Miller of Summit Place Financial Advisors says the investor focus belongs on corporate earnings, but that's been overshadowed by uncertainty surrounding President Trump's executive orders.

7 min
Jan 30, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 30, 2017
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Ahead of earnings reports and the Fed meeting, stocks opened the week lower. Paul Nolte of Kingsview Asset Management says uncertainty over President Trump's executive actions is weighing on the markets.

6 min
Jan 29, 2017
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The Federal Reserve holds its first interest rate policy meeting of 2017 this week. Bankrate's Mark Hamrick joins John Wordock in Washington to talk about the Fed, President Trump and the new Congress.

6 min
Jan 27, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 26, 2017
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With the Federal Reserve hinting at interest rate hikes in 2017, a Bankrate.com survey finds almost half of you are concerned. Bankrate chief financial analyst Greg McBride joins John Wordock with details.

5 min
Jan 26, 2017
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average went from 19,000 to 20,000 in 42 trading days. Is that too far too fast? Trip Miller at Gullane Partners fields that and other questions from John Wordock.

6 min
Jan 25, 2017
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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!

6 min
Jan 25, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 24, 2017
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Ford's lending arm invests in AutoFi. The Wall Street Journal's Peter Rudegeair says fintech software will make it easier for customers to buy and finance a car online.

6 min
Jan 24, 2017
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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.

7 min
Jan 23, 2017
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The bull market under President Obama reflected both rising valuations and higher profit margins. The Wall Street Journal's Justin Lahart stocks are unlikely to see such a repeat under President Trump.

6 min
Jan 23, 2017
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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.

4 min
Jan 23, 2017
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A wider array of companies report earnings this week. Plus, housing and the GDP report could grab headlines. PNC Asset Management's Bill Stone previews what investors should watch in the days ahead.

5 min
Jan 22, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 20, 2017
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What is Wall Street watching during Donald Trump's first 100 days in the Oval Office? Hugh Johnson, chief investment officer at Hugh Johnson Advisors, talks with John Wordock.

5 min
Jan 19, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 19, 2017
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With the Federal Reserve talking about boosting interest rates, how do you position your money? John Petrides, managing director at Point View Wealth Management, joins John Wordock.

7 min
Jan 18, 2017
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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.

7 min
Jan 18, 2017
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Brad Lamensdorf, CEO of Active Alts, believes current rallies won't extend past Donald Trump's inauguration. He says equities are over-owned at this late stage of the market cycle.

6 min
Jan 17, 2017
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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.

6 min
Jan 17, 2017
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Brad McMillan of Commonwealth Financial Network is out with his monthly update of risk factors for the market. One factor he cites is expensive stock prices.

6 min
Jan 16, 2017
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What you need to know about applying for a competitively priced policy without the medical exam and long wait time. The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism joins us in the studio with the details.

7 min
Jan 15, 2017
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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.

5 min
Jan 13, 2017
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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.

7 min
Jan 13, 2017
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Changes in Washington. Rising interest rates. The global economy. What should concern investors in 2017? Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, joins John Wordock.

7 min
Jan 12, 2017
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What airlines performed best in 2016? WSJ Middle Seat columnist Scott McCartney talks to John Wordock about his latest annual scorecard.

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