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Recent articles by Matt:

Confidence portends bigger gains on Wall Street

Investors usually get worried when risks are ignored. But this time, they’re betting higher hopes about the future could be profitable. → Read More

Ask Matt: How much money should I invest?

There’s no single dollar amount investment target for all investors. Just know you’ll want to invest as much as you can and as soon as you can. → Read More

Q4 2016 earnings season showing healthy signs

The question is only if corporate profits will grow by just a little, or much more than that. → Read More

Dow 20,000 delay: What's holding it back

Traders and investors have been counting the days until Dow 20,000. And counting. And counting. → Read More

Trump slams 'disastrous' drug companies

Big drugmakers' shares take a hit after commPresident-elect Donald's Trump targeted drugmakers' "disastrous" business practices Wednesday at a press conference, a condemnation that immediate hammered their stocks and put Dow 20,000 further from reach → Read More

10 people profit $8.9 billion from Trump rally

10 people profit $8.9 billion from Trump rally, reports USA Today. → Read More

Ask Matt: What is a “long-term” investor anyway?

Investors are constantly reminded the biggest spoils go to those who wait. → Read More

Stocks volatile after Trump news conference; drug stocks drop

The tech-heavy Nasdaq is looking to extend its 6-day winning streak. → Read More

Ask Matt: Are market-linked CDs a good idea?

Q: Are market-linked CDs a good idea? → Read More

Ask Matt: How investors prepare for 2017

It's a perfect time to come up with a game plan for 2017 → Read More

Ask Matt: The top shocks to investors this year

Q: What were the biggest investment surprises this year? A: 2016 was a year of shockers. There were so many unexpected events during the year that it's hard to pinpoint the one that might have caught investors the most off guard. Donald Trump's unexpected win of the White House is certainly a surprise that steered markets late in the year. Most investment professionals and pollsters all but… → Read More

Ask Matt: Can investments cut my taxes?

Moves taken now can save you in April. → Read More

2017: 2 ways to make money (and 1 to lose it)

It's been a great year for stocks, so it's only natural to start looking for another one. → Read More

8 stocks are leading the way for the Dow

Some massive winners have powered the Dow nearly to 20K. Here's a look. → Read More

Dow 20,000? Not happening, at least not yet

Put the party hats away for now. → Read More

9 big taxpayers could get Trump relief

Being a big taxpayer could soon be an asset. → Read More

Trump gives Carl Icahn a surprising role

The famed investor gets a key say in how his own industry is monitored. → Read More

Ask Matt: Who gets difference from bid and ask?

Stocks have two prices: The bid and ask. It's a cost to you. → Read More

Stock pros: Own these stocks in 2017

Don't expect such an easy time wrestling in big stock gains in 2017 → Read More

The 5 'Dream Themes' for stocks in 2017

Being in the right place at the right time is a way to win the stock market. → Read More