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China Woes Drive Stocks to Biggest Drop Since May

Market commentary

  • Songs of Experience: Reminiscences of a Strategist

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    It’s been 35 years since I began my career on Wall Street and the lessons I learned along the way from some all-time investment greats always hold true.

  • Will Taxes Rise for the Wealthy?

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    House Democrats have proposed a higher top individual tax rate and changes to the capital gains tax. Both are a long way from becoming law.

  • Quarterly Market Outlook: Is Seasonal Volatility Ahead?

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    September and October tend to be blustery months for stock performance, and this year may be no exception.

Trading

  • Weekly Trader's Outlook

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    Weekly update for options and active traders on market performance, economics, earnings, and more.

  • Today’s Options Market Update

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    Daily overview of big stock movers and unusual options activity.

  • Looking to the Futures

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    Rundown on recent events and market activity affecting futures trading.


Timely strategies

Planning & investing

Planning & investing

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The ABCs of Custodial Accounts

The ins and outs of brokerage accounts for kids.

Near or in retirement

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Beyond the 4% Rule: How Much Can You Spend in Retirement?

How much can you spend in retirement without running out of money? The “4% rule” is a popular rule of thumb, but we think you can do better. Here are our guidelines for finding your personalized spending rate.


Your frequently asked questions about the markets

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Investor FAQs

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