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According to the IRS, U.S. taxpayers received $264.5 billion in total refunds in 2016. That makes the average refund total about $2,993.
That may feel like nearly $3,000 of “extra” money, but keep in mind a refund is what you overpaid to Uncle Sam during the last tax year. It’s your money you earned, so it benefits you to make the most....More>>>
U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 9:40 a.m. ET.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 67 points to 24,890.00, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 4.60 points to 2,734.00. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index gained 17 points to 6,977.00.
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Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.
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As cryptotraders watched their portfolios deteriorate Wednesday, Turkish-born American economist, Nouriel Roubini took to social media to reiterate his stance on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the decentralized technology that underpins digital currencies.
Roubini, who famously predicted the collapse in the U.S. housing market and banking system, has been just as bearish on digital currencies....More>>>
You know how boring the healthiest food can sometimes be. It’s a similar case with dividends stocks, where some of the most simple and most boring businesses have turned out to be dividend champions over the years. When it comes to dividend investing, slow and steady wins the race.
So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they....More>>>
Stephens Inc. AR reduced its position in Target Co. (NYSE:TGT) by 15.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 61,649 shares of the retailer’s stock after selling 11,564 shares during the period. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in Target were worth $4,280,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other institutional investors....More>>>
Crude in London posted the longest stretch of weekly gains since 2011 in a market seen as being increasingly balanced as a result of OPEC’s production cuts.
Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate crude slipped in Friday’s trade, paring weekly gains. Global prices have been supported this week by concerns over U.S. sanctions against Iran, shrinking stockpiles and production shortfalls....More>>>
In the past week, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) CEO Eddie Lampert has tried to calm investor fears that his company is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. However, his comments have only served to fan the flames.
While Lampert has pointed to particular accomplishments at Sears Holdings, he has never really acknowledged just how bad the company’s problems are. As a result, his remarks....More>>>
Former Bank of England policy maker Andrew Sentance said the U.K. shouldn’t look overseas for the institution’s next governor, criticizing incumbent Mark Carney for not knowing enough about Britain.
Sentance, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee from 2006 to 2011, told the Press Association that Carney’s “lack of confidence with raising interest rates has....More>>>
You may have seen headlines about the troubles in the retail industry such as bankruptcies, store closures, and once-leading retailers now struggling to survive. So you may be worried about investing in retail real estate investment trusts, or REITs.
While these headwinds are certainly concerning, it’s important to realize that not all retail is in the same category. Sure, many malls....More>>>