This group makes more money than a broad index fund, but not by much.
Higher interest rates will certainly help banks, but brokerages and payroll processors are in a position to profit as well.
Adobe is upgraded to 'market perform,' and McDonald's is downgraded to 'neutral.'
The micro story hasn't caught up to the macro one yet. Take a look at these 2 companies for how the facts don't always fit with the story.
The real problem isn't regulation. It's that owners can no longer compete with the big dogs.
The Dow is up 114 as traders buy on hopes interest rates won't rise quickly. Gold is off for a 4th straight day and may have more to drop.
These picks can weather any potential pullback.
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Despite its size, the IPO will create just two new members of the 10-figure club from its executive ranks. A few others could net hundreds of millions.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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