The blue chips come within 16 points of their closing high before profit-taking sets in. The DJIA is up about 116% since its March 2009 bottom. Their recovery has been led by American Express, Caterpillar and Home Depot.
While the market is holding on to healthy gains so far this year, there are big headwinds that are worth watching, including political squabbling and rising gas prices.
Here's where mortgage rates could go and when, and what you need to know if you're buying, selling or refinancing.
2013 will be a good year for stocks, and particularly strong for gold and silver.
The Federal Reserve, more concerned about stagnation than inflation, has intervened aggressively to stimulate the economy.
Conservative income investors can look to this risk-averse REIT for high yield.
Fixed income investors may feel safe, but such funds are anything but.
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