The Dollar Is Strong With This One

chipotleToday’s article explains how a strong American dollar can both positively and negatively affect stocks. Here’s what they had to say, “The strong dollar can pressure stocks in two ways: It makes American products more expensive overseas, so big U.S. multinationals have a tough time competing. And what international profit they do make is worth less when converted into dollars.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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If You’re Worried About The Increase, Check Out These Stocks

We’re only a few weeks away from interest rates going up and if you don’t feel all that great about the news, today’s article may be for you. It highlights a handful of tech stocks you may want to check out. Here’s what they had to say, “In general, dividend-paying stocks are expected to lose some of their sheen. To understand it better, we need to realize that rising interest rates are a double-edged sword.” Want to check out the stocks? CLICK HERE to read more.

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Why Being In Control Could Hurt Your Retirement

RetirementPaperworkDo you call all of the shots when it comes to your retirement plan? Why not, it is YOUR retirement plan after all right? Today’s article discusses whether you should have full control over your retirement plan or whether that may be a recipe for disaster. Here’s what they had to say, “It sounds great, to be in control of your retirement plan. To make the investments you want to make when you want to make them. To be in control of a plan that has the flexibility to meet your particular retirement needs.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Should You Put Yourself Before Your Children?

FamilyAre you saving up for retirement or are you saving up money for your child’s future tuition? Today’s article discusses whether parents should be putting their child’s future ahead of their own. Here’s what they had to say, “Families everywhere share the same concern because, while most household incomes remain fairly constant, tuition costs are on the rise. The newest College Board report out this month put the cost of public college tuition and fees alone nationally, at $9,410 per year, in-state, $23,893 out-of-state and more $32,400 for the average private college.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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Can They Make It To The New Year?

ChickenThis week marks an important week for one analyst, the beginning of the holiday season and the end of the year. Can these stocks shine for the rest of the year? Or will 2016 have to be a do-over?  Here’s what they had to say about one of the stocks, “Tyson Foods: This company has undertaken a makeover to become a full-line food company, not just a chicken purveyor. But the last quarter didn’t align with the new narrative, and the stock was crushed. Will it happen again? Cramer thinks even if it does, well, that will just get it out of the penalty box.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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The Big Scary Word: Retirement

Today’s article explains how retirement doesn’t have to be scary, you just have to think of it another way. Here’s what they had to say, “So rather than framing this work as “planning for retirement,” I encourage people like George to think of it as “designing your next phase.” This isn’t just a cute turn of phrase. Positioning it this way, I find, creates a more empowered process. It shifts the tone by broadening the range of possibilities, by making it feel evolutionary rather than final, and by reinforcing that they are in the driver’s seat.” To read the tips, CLICK HERE.

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A Different Kind Of Gift

GiftsLooking for a great but useful gift for the younger people in your life? Why not money?! “Too tacky,” says some Dear So-and-so. Fine! Then how about the gift of stocks. Today’s article features four stocks that may excite. Here’s what they had to say, “Financial educators say gifts of stock can be instructive and fun as early as age 8. A gift of a stock at a young age provides valuable lessons across the investing spectrum, and an 8-year-old can watch the price of that stock hopefully climb for a decade before he or she reaches adulthood.” To read more, CLICK HERE.

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How A Tragedy Can Affect Stocks


Eiffel TowerToday’s article explains how the tragedy in Paris may affect stocks. Here’s what they had to say, “The terror attacks in Paris are expected to spur a flight-to-safety trade this week, in markets that are already risk averse.
The coordinated attacks, which left more than 100 dead and hundreds others injured, prompted French President Francois to order new air strikes in Syria. On Sunday, French bombers strafed a Syrian stronghold of ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attacks.” To read more,CLICK HERE.

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