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    Kiplinger's spoke with Tom Lydon, president of Global Trends Investments and editor of ETFtrends.com. During market routs, the prices of exchange-traded funds can be crazy. Will regulators step in again to try to solve the problem? What would you like to see happen to protect investors? People have been worried about a similar scenario unfolding in the bond market.

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    The start of fall is no longer marked by a sudden temperature drop in early September, but rather the onslaught of pumpkin-flavored products at fast food restaurants and in supermarkets. Call it "pumpkin creep." And this year promises to bring even more of it as a plethora of food companies look to cash in on continued hot demand for the autumn staple.

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    In another win for working parents, Accenture (ACN) is the latest company offering more family-friendly benefits to its employees. The new program offers more workplace flexibility and the option for new mothers to ship breast milk while traveling. "As a professional services company, our people are everything," said Ellyn Shook, chief human resources officer at Accenture.

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    Maybe you should have "sold in May and gone away" just like the Wall Street mantra says. August was awful for U.S. stocks. The S&P 500 ended the month 6.3% lower-- its worst monthly decline in more than three years and the index's worst August since 2001. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, lost 6.6% in August-- the worst month for the benchmark in five years and its biggest August slide in 17 years.

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    The S&P 500 slid 0.85% on Monday, but the CNBC "Fast Money" traders were more focused on West Texas Intermediate crude oil. Investors should not be short oil right now, given the strength of the current rally, according to Guy Adami, managing director of stockmonster.com. However, he's not convinced that oil won't decline once this rally fizzles out.

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    The U.S. government is reportedly drafting a series of potential sanctions against countries -- starting with China -- that have benefited from hacking American corporate networks. According to the Washington Post, retaliation against the international hack attacks could include indictments, trade sanctions and potentially cyber retaliation.

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    Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly referred to BAC, Bank of America (BAC), as the stock that will be going down. Boeing   is headed for a significant selloff from current levels, so if you own the stock, you'd be wise to sell now.

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    Are you still recovering from last week's stock-market volatility? Stock-market investors should prepare for some bumpy sessions in the next few weeks, according to Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Advantage Funds. Jacobsen looked at 25 past previous bull-market corrections and found that they usually lead to even more volatility in the days that follow.

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    Citigroup hasn't been at the top of the charts in equity trading in a while, but the bank plans to change all that, Reuters reports on Monday. Citi (C) will go after hedge funds' business more actively to bolster its equities-trading market share. The bank's "four-point plan," according to Reuters, also includes "an overhaul of Citi's trading technology, hiring key executives, expanding research and boosting the unit's financing."

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    Bank of America (BAC) is headed for a significant selloff from current levels, so if you own the stock, you'd be wise to sell now. The monthly bar chart below leaves little to dispute, as the bearish divergence sell signal that has been created by the series of higher highs in price from early 2014 to early 2015 vs. the lower highs in stochastics during the same period.

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    There are single letter stocks like, and double letters like and, We have three letter stocks that are names -- think IBM , And we have cute or catchy stock symbols. is the ticker symbol of BioTelemetry (BEAT), a company that manufactures cardiac monitoring devices and also offers monitoring and laboratory services in the space. BEAT was stuck in a sideways or neutral trend from mid-2013.

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    Over the past 52 weeks, Verizon Communications (VZ) has traded between $38 and $52. Given the volatility of the current market environment, if you are going to trade options, it will most times pay to use both a limit order, as well as trying to buy when your neighbor is selling. The trading tactic I prefer now for VZ is the bullishly biased vertical call spread.

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    Wall Street is pulling another of its temper tantrums this morning, but the economy is fine. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1% early in Monday's trading, and each has retraced some of those gains, consistent with what we've been seeing in the last two weeks of August. The usual suspects are to blame. And yes, the correct word for all of this is babble.

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    Hillary Clinton on Monday said she backed a bill that would ban private sector employees-- including Wall Street bankers-- from getting bonuses when they leave their jobs to join the federal government. Clinton's support, which was announced in a Huffington Post op-ed jointly written with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, came less than a week after liberal groups pressed Clinton on the legislation.

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    It looks like Fiat Chrysler's more than five-year sales winning streak has come to a close. Still, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will keep pushing General Motors (GM) for a merger deal, even after the rival automaker turned down his first proposal earlier this year.