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Striking Options: Fed Rate Cuts and S&P Volatility

Striking Options: Fed Rate Cuts and S&P Volatility

The Fed is in the hot seat, again. This time at Jackson Hole.

How to Become a Financial Advisor: What You Need to Know

How to Become a Financial Advisor: What You Need to Know

The education and licenses needed to become a financial advisor will depend on your experience and the financial topic in which you specialize.

Market Movers: Jackson Hole Summit

Market Movers: Jackson Hole Summit

Will Fed Chairman Powell address U.S. rate path in his Jackson Hole speech?

Shortage of Homes for Sale Frustrates U.S. Buyers as Mortgage Rates Drop

Shortage of Homes for Sale Frustrates U.S. Buyers as Mortgage Rates Drop

U.S. existing-home sale rise as expected in July, but the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors says that a shortage of properties on the market is putting upward pressures on prices, eliminating some of the benefits from a recent drop in mortgage rates.

Economist Perspective: Tariffs and the Deficit

Economist Perspective: Tariffs and the Deficit

U.S. tariffs are not shrinking the trade deficit.

Apple Officially Launches Its New Credit Card and It's Ready to Use Right Now

Apple Officially Launches Its New Credit Card and It's Ready to Use Right Now

The new joint credit card with Goldman Sachs is the first of several new services from Apple expected to debut this year.

Economist Perspective: Gold, Oil and Copper: Dancing to Different Drummers

Economist Perspective: Gold, Oil and Copper: Dancing to Different Drummers

Copper, gold and oil are no longer moving in tandem. So what's driving these commodities in opposite directions?

Mastercard Reportedly Is Building a Team of Cryptocurrency Experts

Mastercard Reportedly Is Building a Team of Cryptocurrency Experts

The report follows earlier news that Mastercard had teamed up with Facebook on Libra, the social media giant's cryptocurrency.

Alliance Data Systems' Stock Crunched After Analyst Downgrade

Alliance Data Systems' Stock Crunched After Analyst Downgrade

Deutsche Bank analyst Ashish Sabadra slashes the price target on the stock to $158 from $162, citing 'multiple headwinds' facing the loyalty rewards marketer and credit card company.

U.S. Housing Permits Jump to 2019 High as Low Interest Rates Spur Investment

U.S. Housing Permits Jump to 2019 High as Low Interest Rates Spur Investment

Permits jumped by 8.4% from June levels to 1.336 million, well above economists' forecast for an increase of 1.27 million. The surge could portend a turnaround in the residential home market, since housing starts, reflecting the actual start of new construction, fell by 4% from June levels to 1.19 million.