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Here's the Truth About Macy's Inc.'s Direction (NYSE: M)

For the last few years, CNBC – the leading source of misleading business information – has been a non-stop cheerleader for Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M), the iconic retailer. CEO Terry Lundgren has been a regular guest on CNBC's "Squawkbox" and Jim Cramer's "Mad Money," where he has been treated as God's gift to retailing. And investors ate […]

Here's the truth about Macy's direction.

the fed

Will Major Geopolitical Tension Change the Fed Rate Hike Forecast?

How has the Fed rate hike forecast changed in the wake of the Paris attacks?

After all, not only have the atrocities in France worsened geopolitical and global economic tensions lately, but so has Japan's re-emergent recession and the continued crash in commodities here at home.

Here's what to expect from the Fed in December, including more on the three upcoming crises that will factor into Janet Yellen & Co.'s decision...


What Is the Square Stock Symbol?

Square Inc. is preparing for its initial public offering this week, and the Square stock symbol has been set.

Square is one of this year's most highly anticipated tech IPOs, and shares will price on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Here are the most important details of the Square IPO...


The Three-Step Strategy for Investing in Stock (Nasdaq: MTCH)

The IPO will price tomorrow, Nov. 18.

As Match Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MTCH) prepares to go public, investors are wondering if investing in stock will strengthen their portfolios.

That's why we made a three-step strategy for investing in stock...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Moving Today on These Top Stories

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015) were up 63 points as investors keep an eye out for critical inflation data ahead of the Fed Open Market Committee's monetary policy meeting in December.

In addition, oil prices remain in focus due to rising geopolitical concerns unfolding in the wake of the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and military bombing campaigns across Syria by France and tzhe United States as they target ISIL.

Here's what else you need to know about the markets today...

The Fed

What a Fed Rate Hike Means for Your Money

With a Fed rate hike all but certain when the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets Dec. 15-16, Americans need to start thinking about how it will affect them.

Just about every interest rate keys off the Fed interest rate in one way or another. That includes many interest rates that have an impact on consumers.

Here's what you can expect when the Fed raises rates...


Westerners Should "Be Very Afraid" of Friday's Chinese Yuan-IMF Decision

China's yuan was just awarded reserve currency status. This was the precise event former Wall Street banker Evander Smart warned of in September:

"If you live in the West, and this goes down, be afraid, be very afraid," Smart wrote in an op-ed for "future of money" site Coin Telegraph on Sept. 10. "The world is starting to prepare for life without the dollar and westerners should, too!"

Inclusion into the IMF's $280 billion basket of currency reserves alongside the U.S. dollar, the Japanese yen, the British pound, and the euro, becomes official on Nov. 30.

As an SDR world reserve currency, the Chinese yuan is now legitimized as a serious competitor to the U.S. dollar.

Here's what you need to know about the Chinese yuan-IMF decision ...


How to Spot the Commodities Recovery First

Commodities prices have essentially crashed.

The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodities CRB Commodity Index peaked near 365 in 2011.

Today it sits at just 189, a brutal loss of more than 48%. Gold, silver, oil, natural gas, uranium, coal, iron ore, and copper are all at or near multiyear lows.

It's been devastating for companies producing them and countries dependent on exporting them.

But by definition, commodity production is a cyclical business, and what goes down simply must come up.

In fact, there's so much upside potential at the other end of this sector-wide slump that my eyes have been glued to some important indicators – including some that few others are looking at.

When a bottom and recovery develops, it will appear here first. That will give us the earliest opportunity to capture gains on the way up.

I really like what I see right now. Let me show you...


The Hillary Clinton/Wall Street Relationship Has Never Been More Obvious

Hillary Clinton/Wall Street ties became an unintended highlight of Saturday night's Democratic debate.

It all began when rival presidential hopeful Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took an opportunity to criticize the former secretary of state about her campaign contribution affiliations.

He might as well have handed Clinton her own shovel at that point and told her start digging...