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2015 Was the Worst Year for S&P 500 Earnings Since the Crisis

2015 Was the Worst Year for S&P 500 Earnings Since the Crisis The final big company to release last year's earnings is heavily-shorted GameStop, which reports fourth-quarter results after the close Thursday. No matter the result, the S&P 500 is sure to see earnings contract for the full year for the first time … Continue […] Read more
Category: Earnings

Shorting Russia Stocks Three Times Among Best ETF Bets This Year

Shorting Russia Stocks Three Times Among Best ETF Bets This Year One of the best ways to make money in U.S. exchange-traded funds this year has been to bet against Russia. The Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares, which makes a leveraged investment against Russian equities that essentially triples the wager, has … Continue reading […] Read more
Category: ETF

Shoe Zone plans special dividend after tough year

Shoe Zone plans special dividend after tough year LONDON–Shares in Shoe Zone PLC (SHOE.LN) rose on Wednesday after the company declared a special dividend and said it achieved a solid performance in what it called a difficult year for the footwear industry. Revenue for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 3 reduced … Continue reading at […] Read more
Category: Dividends

CSX to Report Earnings as Railroads Face Rough Ride This Year

CSX to Report Earnings as Railroads Face Rough Ride This Year Railroads face another rough ride this year, as global uncertainty, sliding oil and commodity markets and weakening manufacturing rattle their biggest shippers. Beginning Tuesday, when CSX Corp. CSX-0.59 % reports fourth-quarter results after the market … Continue reading at Read more
Category: Earnings

10 tips to make 2016 a great year for investing

10 tips to make 2016 a great year for investing A big part of the investing story in 2016 will undoubtedly hinge on how well … and you go out and put a sizable chunk of your stock portfolio into the SPDR SandP Homebuilders ETF (XHB). If you’re also a homeowner and have a big […] Read more
Category: ETF

Personal finance: Lick your wounds: Neither stocks nor bonds were kind last year

Personal finance: Lick your wounds: Neither stocks nor bonds were kind last year After a dismal stock finish to 2015, your natural conclusion might be: Why did I bother? If you glance at the markets and stock funds in your 401(k), IRA or college fund and subtract the money you plopped into the accounts during […] Read more
Category: Personal

Personal finance: Lick your wounds: Neither stocks nor bonds were kind last year

Personal finance: Lick your wounds: Neither stocks nor bonds were kind last year After a dismal stock finish to 2015, your natural conclusion might be: Why did I bother? If you glance at the markets and stock funds in your 401(k), IRA or college fund and subtract the money you plopped into the accounts during […] Read more
Category: Personal

The Favorite Personal Finance Story of the Year

The Favorite Personal Finance Story of the Year Catey Hill and Quentin Fottrell discuss their favorite personal finance story of the year, and take a look at how same-sex marriage could help the economy and housing market in 2016. The Wall Street Journal Digital Network Continue reading at wsj.com No personal budget? Make writing one […] Read more
Category: Personal
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