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Getting Acquainted With Options Trading

Many traders think of a position in stock options as a stock substitute that has higher leverage and less required capital. After all, options can be used to bet on the direction of a stock’s price, just like the stock itself. However, options have different characteristics than stocks, and there is …

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What the (almost) end of credit card signatures means for you

Kimberly Palmer, NerdWallet.com Published 5:55 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 | Updated 6:07 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 CLOSE They’re basically useless. Time The major credit card networks — including American Express, Visa, Discover and Mastercard — will no longer require signatures on transactions in the U.S. beginning this month. Retailers …

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Trading The MACD Divergence

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD), invented in 1979 by Gerald Appel, is one of the most popular technical indicators in trading. The MACD is appreciated by traders the world over for its simplicity and flexibility, as it can be used either as a trend or momentum indicator. Trading divergence is …

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Wells Fargo expected to be hit with $1B fine, report says

USA TODAY Published 7:03 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 | Updated 9:30 p.m. ET April 19, 2018 CLOSE Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan took over the company last year after the fake accounts scandal. Time File photo taken in 2013 shows a Wells Fargo Bank branch connected to the U.S. …

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Why Hedge Funds Love Distressed Debt

Hedge funds can generate massive returns in relatively short periods of time, and they can lose a great deal of money just as quickly. What kind of investments can produce such diverse returns? One such investment is distressed debt. This type of debt can be loosely defined as the obligations of companies that …

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Facebook’s growing use of facial recognition sounds privacy alarms

CLOSE Facial recognition technology is useful to some, unnerving to others and is the latest Facebook privacy criticism. USA TODAY The question of whether you should let Facebook save your face is gaining in urgency as Facebook makes moves to expand its deployment of facial recognition. It faces a lawsuit by Illinois …

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4 Strategies For Managing A Portfolio Of Mutual Funds

Now that you’ve built your portfolio of mutual funds, you need to know how to maintain it. Let’s talk about how to manage a mutual-fund portfolio by reviewing four popular strategies. The Wing-It Strategy This is the most commonly seen mutual-fund strategy. How does it work? Basically, if your portfolio does …

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