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Howard Gold's No-Nonsense Investing: Investor optimism is nearing the record set in late 2000

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:30 GMT

Republicans are wildly upbeat, and now Democrats are jumping back onto Donald Trump’s runaway stock-market train, writes Howard Gold.(image)

Outside the Box: Give mutual fund investors a voice in shareholder proxy voting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:42:09 GMT

Fund providers often side with companies on proxy resolutions, disregarding fund shareholders.(image)

Key Words: SEC chairman: Bitcoin offers ‘substantially less investor protection’ than other markets

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:35:21 GMT

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton is offering warnings to “Main Street investors” about bitcoin and its rival cryptocurrencies, while also cautioning on initial coin offerings, or ICOs.(image)

Mark Hulbert: How to make money in the stock market from the Fed’s next move

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:24:30 GMT

Wall Street’s obsession about this week’s Fed meeting is irrational, writes Mark Hulbert.(image)

CryptoWatch: Bitcoin frenzy is not stealing demand from gold, Goldman Sachs argues

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:14:39 GMT

Goldman Sachs says commentators equating bitcoin to “digital gold” that’s swiping demand from the actual yellow metal are simply wrong.(image)

Share buybacks spike — dropping a strong hint at what CEOs plan to do with tax savings

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:04:47 GMT

Long-term investors and workers hoping that the tax reform plan and repatriation holiday will encourage investment in growth and wages should brace for disappointment.(image)

2018 could be a banner year for bank stocks (see fine print)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:05:05 GMT

Between tax reform, a stronger economy, lower regulation, and a better rate environment, bank stocks could do well in 2018, but there are a lot of unknowns.(image)

CryptoWatch: Bitcoin futures retreat below $18,000, while bitcoin itself stays near $17,000

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:04:51 GMT

U.S. bitcoin futures early Tuesday are falling below the $18,000 level as their second full day of trading gets underway, while the price of the cryptocurrency itself also keeps to its recent range.(image)

FA Center: How this military vet’s physical pain helps others face financial challenges

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:20:08 GMT

Adviser reminds clients to follow their plans one day at a time.(image)

Barron's: Here’s how oil, industrial metals could trade in 2018

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:09:39 GMT

After an unimpressive year, the 2018 outlook for commodities looks more promising, particularly for crude oil and industrial metals.(image)