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Why Shares of hhgregg, Inc. Dropped

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in...

Hot Car Sales, Hotter Gambling Stocks, a Bad Education for U of Phoenix, and What Shook Markets Last

Instead of grieving over your busted March Madness brackets (curse you, UConn), check out what pumped stocks to record highs during last week...

The 1 Thing You Should Never Pay for With a Credit Card

Like most people who don't own a home, I pay rent every month. This past Tuesday after I debited my monthly payment directly from my bank...

Will Debt Trouble the World's Most Profitable Company?

Philip Morris International  has a problem: debt. However, this is not a current issue. No, Philip Morris' debt is, at present,...

LINN Energy As A Way to Hedge The Rising Price of Gasoline

Virtually anybody who reads the financial news or drives a car knows that the price of gasoline has surged lately. This has undoubtedly had...

How Deregulation Could Save China's Economy

Headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

With China's economy expected to grow more...

Did Ford Just Trash General Motors Company's Infamous Cadillac Ad?

In recent weeks, General Motors' latest TV ad for its Cadillac brand has been the subject of a lot of discussion. Some folks love the ad;...

The Federal Reserve Might Be Annaly and American Capital Agency's Best Friend

Despite a pretty rough 2013, there may be a new reason to rally behind mortgage REITs such as Annaly Capital Management and American Capital...

Why Interest Rates Are Down Despite the Taper

Much of the thesis for the market's reaction to the moves of the Fed recently has been based on the idea that once the Fed's quantitative...

Dow Climbs to End 1st Quarter While General Motors Company Preps for Congress

The Dow Jones Industrial Average  jumped 135 points Monday to finish the first quarter about flat on the year.

1. Janet Yellen reassures...

The Two Best Investments You Can Make Right Now

There are two investments you can make that will do more good for your financial well-being than any stock, bond, mutual fund, precious...

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Above 20%? This Chart Shows Why.

If you carry a balance on your credit card, then you know how oppressive the interest rate can be -- in many instances,...

What's the Best Use for Your IRS Refund?

So you're getting an IRS refund -- maybe even a bigger one than you anticipated. The average refund this year is over $3,000, according to...

Where the Money Is: March 28

A look a few "formal" Motley Fool recommendations. Join Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer as they discuss the...

Why the Dow Will Outperform the Nasdaq in 2014

The Nasdaq Composite's performance in 2013 beat the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 37% to 27%. But most of the gains were due to multiple...

Higher Treasuries Prices Lead to Higher Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac released its weekly update on national mortgage rates on Thursday morning and, just as Freddie Mac vice president and chief...

Fed Prompts Rise in Mortgage Rates

The volatility in the mortgage market has come from several areas:

  1. Inconsistencies in the U.S. economy
  2. Foreign issues, both...