In the Dark: Dow Tumbles 120 Points as Fed Hikes, Future Policy Uncertain

Stocks slumped today after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates for the first time since 2015.

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The S&P 500 dropped 0.8% to 2,253.28 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 118.68 points, or 0.6%, to 19,792.53. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.5% to 5,436.67.

Jefferies’ Ward McCarthy calls it “a very confusing day for monetary policy.”....more>>>

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Russia has a history of creating both huge profits and huge losses for private investors and the market today offers more opportunities than ever to invest in the country. Two recent catalysts, the election of Donald Trump and rebounding oil prices, have pushed Russian stocks higher and could cause many investors to give the country a new look.

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When investors think of dividends, they tend to think of big, established companies on the order of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG) and even Apple (AAPL). But you might be surprised to learn that a hefty number of small-company stocks offer enticing dividends, which not only add to an investors total return but serve as a shield against volatility. As of the end of 2015,....more>>>