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The Best Rewards Credit Cards, 2017

Here is a nice article provided by Lisa Gerstner of Kiplinger:


By Lisa Gerstner, Contributing Editor | From July 2017


Rewards credit cards keep getting more and more rewarding. For the past several years, card issuers have been hustling to attract customers with generous sign-up bonuses and ongoing perks that have the potential to line your pockets with hundreds of dollars a year. The six largest credit card issuers are spending more than twice as much on card rewards than they did in 2010, according to a study by personal finance site Chase pumps the most money into its cards, and it shows: Five cards issued by Chase grace our latest list of the best rewards credit cards. Plus, the release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card last year shook up the market for premium travel rewards cards—those with fees in the hundreds of dollars annually and perks to match—spurring competitors to beef up their offerings or introduce new cards.

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When Rates Go Up, Do Stocks Go Down?

Here is a nice article provided by Dimensional Fund Advisors:


Unlike bond prices, which tend to go down when yields go up, stock prices might rise or fall with changes in interest rates. Despite the unpredictable nature of interest rate changes, investors may still be curious about what might happen to stocks if interest rates go up.



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