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Recent articles by Adam:

Dow rallies as trade war fears ease after U.S. says trade war "on hold"

The Dow Jones industrial average rose at the start of the week after Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cited "progress" in China-U.S. trade talks. The Dow has finished lower three of the past four weeks. → Read More

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein to step aside in December, report claims

Change in the executive suite at Goldman Sachs, one of Wall Street's most powerful banks, could come as soon as December, according to the New York Times. CEO Lloyd Blanfein is rumored to be stepping down. → Read More

Small stocks are proving to be big gainers as Russell 2000 hits new highs

Wall Street investors are now tuning into tiny stocks. Small stocks are putting up bigger gains than their large-company counterparts. The small-company Russell 2000 is hitting new highs. → Read More

Like Preakness bettors, 401(k) owners have cash on line in Apple's race to $1 trillion value

Apple's swelling market value accounts for 4.1% of the Standard & Poor’s 500, the biggest weighting in the large-company stock index. That means investors who never bought a share of Apple themselves, but who own S&P 500 index funds, have exposure to the company. → Read More

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys more Teva and Apple; sells some Wells Fargo

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway confirms its big purchase of Apple in the first quarter. It also reveals it doubled its position in Teva Pharmaceutical, and sold some Wells Fargo. The moves in Buffett's closely watched Berkshire stock portfolio were revealed in a quarterly regulatory filing. → Read More

Millennial 401(k)s: a peek inside their "socially responsible" investments

Millennials are big fans of socially responsible investments. We take a look inside one of these investment portfolios to see what stocks they own and what social causes they target. → Read More

Buffett, Apple spark Dow's 6-session win streak

The Dow is riding a six-session winning streak and Warren Buffett's large purchase of Apple stock is cited as a key confidence boost to the market. → Read More

Goldman Sachs lays out bullish case for U.S. bank stocks

Goldman Sachs lays out its bullish case for bank stocks performing better than the broad U.S. stock market. → Read More

Buffett sticks by embattled Wells Fargo, balks at insuring cyber risks

Warren Buffett fields questions from his followers at Berkshire Hathaway's annual "Woodstock of Capitalism" meeting. Buffett says he's sticking by embattled bank Wells Fargo. → Read More

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, hit by accounting change, reports net loss of $1.1 billion

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a quarterly loss of $1.1 billion. The bulk of the decline was due to a new accounting rule related to its stock portfolio. → Read More

Ouch! Average credit card interest rates hit new high

The average interest rate on a new credit card hit a record 16.71%, the 10th consecutive week rates have hit new highs, according to the latest weekly report from → Read More

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys 75 million more Apple shares, report says

Warren Buffett has upped his already big stake in Apple by 75 million shares. Buffett made the disclosure to CNBC ahead of Berkshire Hathaway's Saturday's shareholder meeting. → Read More

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys 75M more Apple shares, sells off IBM

The billionaire and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway revealed the moves ahead of Berkshire's stockholder meeting Saturday. Buffett had previously avoided tech. → Read More

5 questions for Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting

Warren Buffett will face tough questions at Berskhire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting. Here are five questions investors want answers to. → Read More

'Buy-and-hold' strategy beats ‘sell in May and go away’ trading slogan, report claims

Before you sell your stocks because May has arrived, consider this: Fresh research shows a buy-and-hold strategy will deliver bigger returns over time. → Read More

401(k) investors' gains in 2018 won't match last year's as stock market stalls

401(k) investors may have to dial back their expectations. The stock market is entering a new phase marked by sideways trading and fewer gains. → Read More

Exclusive: Social Security checks are lower than many Americans expect, survey finds

A lack of planning and knowledge leave many Social Security recipients with smaller checks in retirement. → Read More

How the rising Treasury rate can hurt you

Little by little, the era of record-low borrowing costs is fading, which means Americans will pay more for home mortgages, loans and other forms of credit. On Tuesday, the 10-year Treasury yield ticked above 3% for the first time since January 2014, according to Tradeweb. The closely-watched benchmark affects borrowing costs for businesses and shoppers and is the latest sign that interest rates… → Read More

Mortgages, other loans get pricier as 10-year Treasury rate tops 3%

The rising rate is another sign the era of record-low borrowing costs is fading. That means mortgages will become pricier. Stocks could get hit, too. → Read More

Wells Fargo fined $1 billion by regulators to settle auto-loan, mortgage abuses

The bank agreed to a $1 billion settlement with federal regulators related to auto-loan and mortgage practices that harmed customers. → Read More