US household wealth is above $100 trillion for the first time in history — but that excess could be signaling the next market crash

US household net worth recently climbed above the $100 trillion threshold for the first time in history. New research suggests this could be signaling the next big market crash, because that type of excess becomes unsustainable when it diverges so much from actual household income. Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, outlines what he thinks could land the death […]

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3 Easy Ways to Cut $100 From Your Budget Every Month

You've likely heard that setting aside some money every month for an emergency fund as you build up to having enough to cover three to six months worth of expenses is a wise way to keep yourself out of debt. But with many Americans already struggling to cover a $1,000 unexpected expense, many wonder where they can find the money […]

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Is Diageo a Buy?

Buoyed by rising sales and stronger earnings, global distiller Diageo plc (NYSE: DEO) announced in July that it would be buying back $2.6 billion worth of stock. Coming as it does after a $1.5 billion stock repurchase in the current fiscal year, the new authorization amounts to a big return of capital to shareholders. But investors seem less than thrilled […]

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Here's Who Will Profit from Japan's Successful Missile Intercept

Japan earlier this week successfully detected and shot down a test ballistic missile, a major step forward in the country's effort to better protect its homeland from threats from North Korea and elsewhere. It also helps solidify coordination between Japanese and U.S. military forces when it comes to missile defense and provides fresh momentum to a pair of defense contractors […]

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Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law

A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series "Stranger Things" and the movie "How It Ends." The Great Falls Tribune reported Friday Sean R. Heavey of Glasgow filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls. Continue Reading Below A […]

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After the crash came the longest bull market ever. What now?

Not long after Lehman Brothers imploded a decade ago, stocks began an epic bull run. The question now is whether that run is nearing an end. Two of the world’s foremost experts on economics and markets took up that question Friday — and they were split. Robert Shiller, the Nobel Prize-winning economics professor from Yale and an expert on stock […]

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Here's Why Electronic Arts' Recent Dip Is a Buying Opportunity

During the first half of the year, it was smooth sailing for Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA). Its shares were up more than 36% heading into the first-quarter earnings report in late July, in which EA beat the consensus analyst estimate on the bottom line thanks to strong performance out of its EA Sports franchises, Madden NFL and FIFA. However, investors […]

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Square Stock: Still a Buy After Tripling in Just 12 Months?

Fintech stocks, in general, have soared recently. But one company in the space has seen downright staggering growth: Square (NYSE: SQ). A 230% gain over the past 12 months has pushed shares from under $30 to over $90, more than tripling Square's stock price. While the stock's mind-boggling gain puts the spotlight on the company's outstanding performance recently, it also […]

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Why Square Stock Gained 37.1% in August

What happened Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ) stock climbed 37.1% in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The payment-processing company's price actually trended down in the after-hours trading following its earnings release on Aug. 1, but this reversed in the next day of trading and shares went on to post huge gains in the month. Continue Reading […]

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'Business as usual': 7-Eleven defends witness settlements

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has told a Senate inquiry it settled with franchisees the day after they were contacted by the inquiry to appear as witnesses. Chairman Michael Smith, chief executive Angus McKay and general manager of retail operations Braeden Lord were forced to defend 7-Eleven against allegations of bribing witnesses when they appeared before the Senate's inquiry into franchising on Friday. […]

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