London Markets: London stocks swing higher, boosted by energy and mining names

London Markets: London stocks swing higher, boosted by energy and mining names

London markets bounced back on Friday, taking a cue from strength on Wall Street, with major oil companies and mining stocks driving gains for the index. CNA, +3.42% What did markets do? The U.K.’s FTSE 100 UKX, +2.07%  rose in line with other European markets, with most well over 1%. The index rose 1.8% to → Read More

NerdWallet: Here’s the catch to those ‘checks’ you get in the mail

NerdWallet: Here’s the catch to those ‘checks’ you get in the mail

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Have you received a preapproved offer in the mail this holiday season that looks like a check, made out to you and ready to cash? Before you rush to the bank, visions of presents dancing in your head, know that it’s not free cash. Rather, it’s more → Read More

Next Avenue: How about some New Year’s un-resolutions for a change?

Next Avenue: How about some New Year’s un-resolutions for a change?

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is from a series by author and speaker Ken Druck, based on work in his book “Courageous Aging,” which is about how all people can make peace with, and find joy in, every stage of life. I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but I’m changing things → Read More

Grow: 4 things you must do before signing a lease

Grow: 4 things you must do before signing a lease

Maybe you’re just starting out, or maybe you’re looking for your first place without roommates—whatever your situation, renting an apartment can be more costly than you expect if you’re not careful. Between security deposits, broker’s fees and charges that are sometimes well-concealed within the fine print of rental agreements, the process can easily blindside those → Read More

Futures Movers: Oil prices rebound a day after another big pullback; supply data ahead

Futures Movers: Oil prices rebound a day after another big pullback; supply data ahead

Oil prices were rebounding on Friday, even amid signals of another big build in U.S. crude stockpiles, with official supply data due later. West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery CLG9, +2.49%  rose $1.13, or 2.5%, to $45.73 a barrel, after the contract dropped 3.5% to $44.61 a barrel on Thursday. The global benchmark, February → Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Chinese property stocks have surged in fourth quarter

The Wall Street Journal: Chinese property stocks have surged in fourth quarter

Major Chinese property stocks have rebounded in the fourth quarter as Beijing works to stabilize the sector. Shares of major Chinese developers listed in Hong Kong and on the mainland have recovered after hitting a trough in October. China Resources Land Ltd. 1109, +0.68%   has led with a gain of nearly 8% and China → Read More

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