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5 Things to Watch This Week

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially when new tablets and old banks are in the way. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead once Monday rolls around.

5 Things to Watch in Next Week's Market News

There's no such thing as a summertime lull when earnings season is upon us. Even if you don't feel like alerting the "sell in May and go away" camp of investors, there are plenty of headlines to be written about. Here are five things that will shape the way the market acts in the week ahead.

How to Take Your Retirement for a Test Drive

It's more than a question of "Do I have enough money?" Practicing retirement is a way to dip your toe into the post-work waters and see if they're too hot, too cold, too "just not you yet," or just right. Are you really ready financially -- and emotionally? Here's how to find out.

BlackRock Trims Its Microsoft Holdings Below 5%

Investment management giant BlackRock has sliced its Microsoft stake by almost 10%, joining several other large investors who took a machete to their holdings of the software giant this year as its share price significantly underperformed the market, according to a Reuters report.

29 Hot Mutual Funds to Replace Your Losers

If your end-of-year portfolio rebalancing has you looking for some better mutual funds to reallocate assets into, Standard and Poor's Equity Research wants to help: It has released its first-ever list of Mutual Fund Excellence Award winners -- consistent performers across a range of categories.

Do ETFs Need Their Own Trade Group?

As ETFs absorb more money and attract more scrutiny, an independent trade organization may be necessary for their operators, both to market the popular new products and to educate consumers and advisers about their possible risks.