Bitcoin prices are the worst nightmare for blockchain critics. After breaking the previously unimaginable $10,000 level, bitcoin plummeted from profit-taking. But soon after, trading normalized, sending bitcoin well above $11,000. However, this robust success represents a quandary: interest for lower-priced “penny cryptocurrencies” has never been higher, yet relatively few know where....More>>>
U.S. stocks are drifting lower in mid-day trading on Friday, setting the stage for the first two-day decline since August, as investors show concern about the Federal Reserve’s increasingly aggressive policy tightening path and increasingly nasty rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korea.
Some company-specific news is weighing as well, with....More>>>
Retail giant Target will pay an $18.5 million multistate settlement, the largest ever for a data breach, to resolve state investigations of the2013 cyber attack that affected more than 41 million of the company’s customer payment card accounts.
Announced Tuesday by 47 states and the District of Columbia, the agreement sets new industry standards for companies that process payment cards....More>>>
Teach your kids the concept of savings by using physical money and opening a saving account at a bank branch.
The world seemed much less complicated in the 1980’s when I pioneered the topic of teaching kids about money. By and large, consumers of that time used physical coins and bills to make purchases; digital currency in the form of credit cards was in its infancy. Today,....More>>>
Futures for U.S. markets were higher late Thursday, but they have provided little guidance to Wall Street’s performance in regular trade in the final week of the year as both the Trump and Santa rallies wilted.
Both the Dow Jones Industrials and S&P 500 were up 0.07% while Nasdaq gained 0.12% at 9:28 p.m. EST.
Investors likely won’t push the Dow over the much-sought-after....More>>>
Natural gas for transportation leader Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) has steadily grown and improved the quality of its business and business results over the past several years. Today’s Clean Energy Fuels is leaner, has a stronger balance sheet, and is in a solid position as a market leader in a growth industry.
But is the stock undervalued? By one metric, book value per share,....More>>>
With a few days left in the tax year, there are a number of articles advising taxpayers to take certain steps now to save on taxes for 2016. But not all advice is equal – and those “tax saving” moves aren’t for everyone. Here are nine year-end money moves that many taxpayers should avoid:
1. Stock Harvesting. Taxpayers are often told to “Sell,....More>>>
What was Gawker? A trailblazing, piercer of pretense? A snarky, vestigial leftover of the early bloggy web? A company that early on understood the relationship between reader enthusiasm and selling stuff?
Probably all three. It’s the last one though — Founder Nick Denton’s embrace of selling goods — that may be one of its greatest legacies.
Last August, Univision....More>>>
The U.S. dollar fell against its major rivals on Wednesday, reversing an earlier advance as the latest commentary from the Federal Reserve indicated a desire to hike rates fairly soon, but expressed uncertainty about President Donald Trumps fiscal policies.
The WSJ Dollar Index ....More>>>
Stocks finished mixed–but little changed–this week after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time in a year.
The S&P 500 dipped 0.1% this week after declining 0.2% to 2,258.07 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.4% this week–its sixth consecutive weekly gain–after dipping 8.83 points to19,843.41....More>>>