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Editors’ pick: Originally published Nov. 17.

If there’s a widely held – but false – belief about Social Security, it is that the monthly check (the average amount is $1,341, and the  maximum amount is about $3,576) is tax free. Don’t tell that to the 40% of beneficiaries who pay federal income tax on the check. There’s even a special IRS publication....More>>>

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

Anthem (ANTM) has suedExpress Scripts, alleging that the pharmacy benefits manager charged too much for the drugs it provided. Citigroup’sGaren Sarafian explains:

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Anthem filed a suit intraday today against its pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts for what it believes is higher than competitive benchmark pricing that the company has previously claimed to....More>>>

Top 10 High Tech Stocks For 2018

Toward the end of trading Wednesday, the Dow traded up 0.74 percent to 20,842.08 while the NASDAQ rose 0.56 percent to 5,931.37. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.66 percent to 2,375.73.

Leading and Lagging Sectors

Wednesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) and Envirostar....More>>>

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Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?

Data source: YCharts..

Riding a wave of positive news

Both companies have benefited during the pastyear from a couple of positive developments. First....More>>>

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American International Group (AIG) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after its earnings fell well short of the Street consensus.

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AIG dropped 8.9% to $60.85 today, while the S&P 500 gained 0.5% to 2,349.25.

Yes, AIG’s earnings were bad. It reported an operating loss of $2.72 a share, missing forecasts for a profit....More>>>