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3 Top Stocks to Buy for Your Kids

These three investments could help build your children's financial future and get them interested in investing.<p>Buying stocks for your kids can be a …

The Best Time To Buy AT&T Was Years Ago, The Next Best Time Is Now

<b>Thesis</b><p>In my opinion, AT&T (NYSE:T) has it all. I believe the company has a lot of unfair judgment surrounding it. I believe the current FCC will only …

Investing

Here's What Might Be Pushing Up Shares of Athersys, Inc. Today

Shares of <b>Athersys, Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: ATHX), a clinical-stage biotech developing "off-the-shelf" stem cell products, jumped Mondaymorning. Despite a lack of significant news, the small-cap stockwas up 12.1% as of 10:48 a.m. EDT following a positive note from a William Blair analyst.<p>Katherine Xu from the …

Gold stays below $1,250 on dollar resurgence as oil price uptick runs out of steam

Slow day in commodities sees oil and gold futures register most moves as dollar remained strong intraday.<p>Gold prices saw a modest uptick on Friday …

Gold falters in March but books 8% quarterly climb

Gold futures gave back some ground in March, but still notched a quarterly gain as the dollar lost steam.<p>“Gold has risen so far in 2017, as …

Opinion: Why April’s taxpayer misery is great for the stock market

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — If the stock market rises over the next two weeks, you might want to thank the IRS.<p>Of course, thanking the Internal …

My 3 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy Now

<b>Celgene Corp.</b> (NASDAQ: CELG), <b>Ionis Pharmaceuticals</b> (NASDAQ: IONS), and <b>Portola Pharmaceuticals</b> (NASDAQ: PTLA) may be at different stages of drug development, but all three have intriguing catalysts that could make them top stocks to buy.<p>Celgene is already the big kahuna in multiple myeloma …

What Happens When You Increase Your Portfolio Yield By 1%

Portfolio yield is a popular conversation with investors. Many new and existing retirees are surprised to learn that their portfolios are generating around 2%-2.5%. A number that is similar to the yield on the S&P 500 and below what many consider a standard level of inflation at 3%.<p>Furthermore, …

Investing

How To Achieve The 'Buffett Factor' In Index Construction

<i>By Christopher Gannatti, Associate Director of Research</i><p>Within smart beta discussions today, factor exposures are a hot topic. Quality is one factor …

Markets drift but quarter-end has potential for volatility

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets traded in narrow ranges Friday though trading has the potential to become quite volatile in the hours before the …

Warning signs abound for UK economy following strong fourth quarter | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The British economy’s strong finish to 2016 looks likely to prove a high watermark as Brexit gets underway, according to a range of indicators on Friday which pointed to a growing squeeze on consumers.<p>Staff work on the Jaguar XJ production line at their Castle Bromwich Assembly …

Less pressure to unwind eurozone stimulus as inflation eases

LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell sharply in March due to weaker price increases partly related to the timing of Easter, …

Ford Pushes CEO Mark Fields' Pay Up 19%

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields’ salary, bonus, and stock awards rose 8% to a total of $18.8 million in 2016, while pretax profit for the automaker …

Jobs Moving To Mexico Under Trump Despite POTUS' 'American First' Push

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump took credit for Ford’s announcement that would invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities.<p>It was a …

Sterling’s fall lifts UK exports, figures show

ONS data raises hopes that sharp decline in pound since Brexit vote could make economy less reliant on domestic spending<p>Britain’s trading position with the rest of the world improved markedly in the final three months of 2016, boosting hopes that the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote can …

Exports

No Brexit 'Armageddon' for London's financial district: policy chief | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The City of London should emerge largely unscathed from Brexit even though thousands of banking and insurance jobs could move to the continent, the financial district’s policy chief said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk near City Hall and Tower Bridge in London, Britain January 24, …