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Financial infidelity ruins relationships. Don’t let it put an end to yours.

$154. That's the maximum amount both millennials and baby boomers agree you can spend without having to tell your partner, according to a MONEY poll.

Unsurprisingly, millennials and boomers also cited frivolous spending as the top cause of money-related fights in a relationship. Considering that two-thirds of adults in relationships combine their finances with their partners, it's clear how careless spending can cause serious damage and trust issues. And this Valentine’s Day, instead of spending money on chocolates, flowers and gifts, consider spending time on strengthening your financial relationship with your partner.

Excessive spending is just one example of financial infidelity, which is the act of concealing aspects of one's finances from a partner. Other examples include hidden bank accounts, misrepresented net worth and secret debt.

Financial infidelity doesn't have to involve a large amount of money: the amount in question can range from hundreds of dollars to millions. But even if the amount involved in the deception is small, keeping financial issues secret is simply bad for a relationship.

And financial infidelity is more common than you might think. The National Endowment for Financial Education says 42% of US adults have committed financial infidelity; two years earlier, that number was 33%. And financial infidelity, just like sexual infidelity, becomes hard to escape: 75% of adults surveyed said it affects their relationships.

Thankfully, financial infidelity is avoidable. All it takes is transparency and communication—the bedrocks of any healthy relationship. If you and your partner are preparing to combine finances (or have done so already), following these steps can help you both get on the same page.

Be upfront about your income, assets and debts

The devil is in the details here. You and your partner should share exactly how much you take home each pay cycle, as well as your monthly expenses. If you have assets, such as property or investments, disclose those, too. Generation X couples, in particular, tend to have the least clarity when it comes to their partner’s finances, according to a 2015 Fidelity study.

It's also important to be forthright about any debt, because it plays a significant role in financial health and can wreak havoc on relationships. Disclosing your debt can be uncomfortable, especially if it’s high, and you may be scared that your partner will judge you harshly. But being embarrassed in the short term is worth it if it means having true financial transparency for the long term.

Assess your spending habits

Some people are frugal; others are more reckless with their spending. Understanding how and where you and your partner spend money will make it easier for you to determine your respective financial values. Furthermore, this objective analysis will force you and your partner to confront any bad spending tendencies you have. And if either partner has a real problem, you can take the time to resolve the situation before combining finances.

Agree on how to combine your finances

Now that you're armed with a clear picture of your finances and spending patterns, you and your partner can create a realistic financial plan that will help you meet your needs and reach your goals.

Decide on how you'll pay the bills. Even if you don't split them, partners should provide each other with access to all accounts in order to maintain financial transparency. It's also a good idea to set a threshold for discretionary spending. While many millennials and boomers agree on $134, only you and your partner will know what number is the difference between comfort and frustration.

Finally, if you have any shared goals, such as a house, or expenses, such as rent, discuss whether or not you and your partner should maintain a shared savings or checking account.

Do checkups

A plan is worthless if you don't stick to it, and there's no way of knowing how well you're doing unless you monitor your progress. By conducting regular checkups, it will be easier to spot any financial infidelity warning signs, including an unwillingness to discuss money, secrecy around account management and new, unexplained bills. Checkups also give you and your partner the opportunity to reevaluate your plan and adjust accordingly to any changes in your situation.

Don't let financial infidelity become a third wheel in your relationship. Insist on transparency and communication on all financial matters. Your relationship—and wallet—will be better for it.

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The online dating market is primed for growth as more people embrace dating sites and apps.

Online dating is going mainstream. This week—just in time for Valentine’s Day—the Pew Research Center released a new study on online dating and found that 15% of American adults have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps, up from 11% in 2013. The study is based on a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults that was conducted in summer 2015.

And the rapid growth in online dating is as much about money as it is love.

Young adults are leading the surge in online dating, with usage among 18- to 24-year-olds almost tripling since Pew's 2013 online dating study. Call it the Tinder factor: 22% of young adults have used a mobile dating app, compared to just 5% just two years earlier. Aaron Smith, author of the report, told NPR that mobile apps' appeal lies in their simplicity and "game-ified way of engaging with other people." Crafting snappy blurbs and swiping right or left are a lot easier and less time-consuming than writing a painstakingly detailed profile for a traditional dating site like Match.com.

But young people aren't the only ones in pursuit of the digital get down. The study reveals that 55- to 64-year-olds are also flocking to online dating, with 12% of older adults having tried it—double the 6% reported back in 2013.

Online dating is a big market. Here in the U.S., the industry generates approximately $2 billion in revenue each year and expanded at an annual rate of 5% between 2010 and 2015. This helps explain why Interactive Corp (IAC) decided to spin off its online dating assets last year with the Match Group (MTCH) IPO. Match, whose portfolio includes OkCupid, Tinder and Match.com, went public in November at $12 a share, and although the stock is trading below its IPO price, it currently boasts a market cap of $2.3 billion.

Online dating is also gaining traction overseas, most notably in China, where revenue is estimated to total $1.6 billion for the year by the end of 2016. Investors are interested in the market's potential: last year, German media firm Bertelsmann invested $5 million in dating app Tantan, while Sequoia Capital and Vertex Venture Holdings put $20.5 million into Qingchifan, yet another app.

Yet despite the increasing popularity of online dating, concerns remain over the industry's ability to generate a profit. The biggest issue is that, when the apps work and people find partners, they stop using the service. As a result, dating apps must be adept at acquiring new customers. Unfortunately, as the Wall Street Journal points out, most dating apps don't experience the same meteoric rise that Grindr and Tinder have, and users generally don't recommend the latest apps to their friends.

Match’s first quarterly earnings illustrate the potential hurdles within the online dating industry. While the company beat expectations with $0.24 earnings per share compared to the consensus estimate of $0.19, revenue came up short. Analysts had expected $272 million for the fourth quarter, and Match generated $267.6 million. Following the earnings report, Barclays downgraded the stock, and both JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch lowered their price targets.

Keeping these challenges in mind (as well as the industry's growth), let's take a look at what analysts expect to see from online dating companies when they next report earnings.

Analysts provide estimates for various aspects of a company's operations, including its net income, earnings per share and revenue. The consensus estimate, which is the average of the provided figures, is then used as a benchmark come earnings season. If a company surpasses estimates, that's a positive earnings surprise and can boost a stock. On the other hand, missing estimates is a negative earnings surprise and can tank a stock. Just look at Twitter (TWTR).

Below is a list of online dating stocks and analyst estimates for their next quarterly earnings and revenue.  

Click on the interactive chart to view data over time. 


1. Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (DATE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates an online dating platform in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $214.19M, most recent closing price at $7.23.

Jiayuan’s portfolio includes Jiayuan.com and izenxin.com, among others.

Average earnings estimate for Q4 2015: $0.14 per share.

Average revenue estimate for Q4 2015: $28.68 million.


2. Spark Networks Inc. (LOV, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides online personals services in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $85.29M, most recent closing price at $3.31.

Spark's portfolio includes ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com, among other properties.

Average earnings estimate for Q4 2015: -$0.01 per share (or a loss of $0.01 per share).

Average revenue estimate for Q4 2015: $12.14 million.


3. Match Group Inc. (MTCH, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides dating products. Market cap at 2.35B, most recent closing price at $9.70.

Match’s portfolio includes Match.com, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and Tinder, among other properties.

Average earnings estimate for Q1 2016: $0.08 per share.

Average revenue estimate for Q1 2016: $282.14 million.


(Price and market capitlization data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Analyst estimate data sourced from Yahoo! Finance. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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Investors were hit hard in January. February looks the same so far. What does this mean for investing in 2016?

January plays a significant role in forecasting the market's overall direction for the following months. Jeffrey A. Hirsch at Fidelity writes, "January’s direction has correctly forecasted the major trend for the market in most of the subsequent years.” If 2016 does end up being a rough year for the stock market, the best approach to handling the turbulence is to make informed decisions rather than impulsive ones when it comes to your investments.

We aren't even two months into 2016, and this year is already on pace to be the worst for the stock market since the financial crisis. The benchmark S&P 500 index fell 5.07% last month—its worst January performance in seven years—and February's rough start appears to be continuing the trend.

But why is the market freaking out so much? The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Pollock highlights seven different events that are contributing to the market's slide: plummeting oil, China's economic slowdown, shrinking corporate profits, volatility, long-term macroeconomic trends, the US presidential election and the Federal Reserve's stance on interest rates. Investors are watching these developments, getting nervous about the state of the global and domestic economy and, as a result, are selling their stocks en masse.

There's no question that market turbulence does hurt a portfolio, and if you're a new investor, it can be especially scary to watch your money disappear before your eyes. On the other hand, it's also a chance to turn lemons into lemonade: you can buy stocks at a cheaper price and you can diversify your portfolio, minimizing your exposure to risk and the effects of a downturn, at a lower cost.

It's also important to remember that market declines are an unavoidable part of investing. By staying level headed and keeping in mind why you decided to invest in the first place—whether for retirement planning or some other financial goal—you'll be able to adjust your portfolio in accordance with your needs. For example, if you're prone to panic during a selloff, it may be worthwhile to switch to more conservative investments that offer lower returns but less risk. And keep in mind: if you have a long-term investment horizon, you'll likely see the market recover its losses in the future.

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Losses and investing go hand in hand, but not all losses are created equal. What do you do when a bad one hits?

No investor wants to see a stock lose a significant portion of its value—especially not in one day. Unfortunately, LinkedIn (LNKD) shareholders lived that nightmare on February 5, when shares plunged over 40% and erased $11 billion from the professional social network's market value following weak earnings.

That crash was the biggest one-day loss in LinkedIn's history since going public in 2011, though it appears to be part of a general post-earnings trend for the company. The Wall Street Journal found that LinkedIn shares have dropped 10% or more following three of its four most recent earnings reports.

Then there's the fact that LinkedIn's stock is down 48% year to date, although part of the decline can be attributed to the ongoing market turmoil, which led to the S&P 500's worst January performance since 2009. Shares are currently trading around $102; a week ago, the stock was hovering at around $190 a share.

The LinkedIn crash is a perfect example of the volatility that is frequently at play in the stock market. Thankfully, you have options when purchasing a stock that can limit your exposure to losses: a stop-loss order and a stop-limit order.

To understand what a stop-loss and stop-limit do, you first have to understand what a stop is. Simply put, a stop is an order that tells a broker to buy a stock at a higher price and/or to sell a stock at a lower price than its market (current) price. Stops can be useful for investors who don't actively watch their stocks. However, there are risks involved: When the market is particularly volatile, the constant price fluctuations could trigger a sell even if the stock rebounds shortly after hitting the specified sell price. This extreme volatility can happen for a number of reasons, including a flash crash and breaking news (even the fake kind), and the stock can rebound just as quickly as it fell.

With a stop-loss, you can place a sell-stop order at a price below a stock's current price, and if the stock falls to that price or lower, a sell order will definitely go through. This is particularly advantageous if a stock is plunging rapidly, because it can minimize your losses. Still, it's possible that you lose more money than you expected. After-hours and pre-market trading may drag a stock downwards—especially during earnings season—past your sell-stop order, and if that happens, the sell will still go through.

Meanwhile, a stop-limit allows you to set a price at which you want to buy or sell shares while placing a limit for the price at which you want the market order (buy or sell) to occur. If you want to hedge against a big decline, the limit will be below the stop price. The appeal of a stop-limit lies in the price protection offered by the limit, but it's quite possible that the stock drops below that amount before the sell order can be executed. If that happens, you're stuck with a stock that's losing value because the limit only allows a sell order to go through within a specified price range.

A steep plunge in a stock's value doesn't have to turn you off of investing, nor does it have to be the end of your portfolio. It's certainly an unfortunate position to find yourself in, more so if you’re a new investor, but by using a stop-loss or stop-limit, you can have the peace of mind knowing that you've taken steps to curb potential losses.

Additionally, having a diversified portfolio will help you reduce your risk exposure by making sure your money isn’t concentrated in one place. By spreading your money across different asset categories—and the investments within those categories—you’ll ensure that big hits like LinkedIn’s crash won’t devastate your portfolio.

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Thinking about investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? Be sure you can answer these questions before you do.

Choosing investments for your portfolio is a complex—and sometimes emotional—process. It requires research, a clear understanding of your financial goals and time horizon, and, of course, money. And it can be overwhelming: should you go with stocks, bonds or mutual funds? How about gold?

One security that has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years is the exchange-traded fund (ETF). An ETF is an investment vehicle composed of pooled funds that owns shares of an asset, such as stocks, bonds or commodities, and trades on an exchange, just like a stock. In some cases, an ETF will track an index (the S&P 500, for example), which means it tries to match the index's performance rather than beat it.

According to a 2015 Charles Schwab Investor Study, millennial portfolios have the largest share of ETFs of any investing generation: on average, 40% of a millennial's investments will be in ETFs. In fact, millennials dig ETFs so much that 61% of millennial investors surveyed said they would increase their ETF holdings in 2016.

ETFs appeal to investors for several reasons. First, there's the price tag. The minimum investment for a mutual fund can range from $500 to $3000; the minimum investment for an ETF is the fund's market price, which can be as low as a couple of dollars. Then there's the risk factor. Due to their composition, ETFs have more potential to mitigate losses in the event of a downturn than an investment concentrated in a single stock. ETFs also tend to be more tax-efficient than mutual funds because their structure minimizes the opportunity for taxable events—selling holdings, for instance—which can incur capital gains.

Considering that there are over 1,500 ETFs available on the market, how do you go about choosing the right one? The following three questions are key when it comes to the ETF selection process.

What is the underlying index?

Some ETFs track easily recognizable indexes such as the S&P 500 or the Nasdaq 100. Others, such as the Global X Millennial Generation ETF, track new indexes that investors know very little about.

Because ETFs usually track an index, it's often quite easy to find out what their holdings are. Pay attention to what stocks and bonds are included in an ETF, as well as the weight assigned to the holdings. This will allow you to determine which ETFs offer the asset allocation you want.

What are the true costs?

Each ETF has an expense ratio. This number, which is expressed as a percentage, is a fund's annual expenses divided by its average assets for the year. The expense ratio lowers your returns, and it isn't the only cost associated with ETF investing. Given that ETFs trade like stocks, every purchase and sale incurs brokerage commission fees. Do the math and figure out which ETFs seem best positioned to give you the biggest bang for your buck.  

How liquid is it?

The ease with which you can buy or sell shares of an ETF matters a lot: it's the difference between making money and losing it. When an ETF has low liquidity, it becomes more difficult for an investor to sell their shares and make a profit. So what affects an ETF's liquidity? Holdings, the holdings' trading volume, the ETF's trading volume and the market climate all play a role. Take a look at these factors to get a sense of how liquid or illiquid an ETF is. Keep in mind: the more the underlying holdings are traded, the more liquid they are, which, in turn, makes the ETF more liquid.

Like any investment, there are pros and cons associated with investing in ETFs, but if you want to add some to your portfolio, be sure to ask the aforementioned questions. Doing so will help you choose the best ETFs for your investment needs.

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The most watched show in TV history is famous for its ads. But do high ratings affect the advertising companies?

No matter which team ends up victorious in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, one thing's for sure: CBS (CBS) won't be going home empty-handed. The network, which is airing the event, is charging up to $5 million for a 30-second commercial and all but ran out of ad time back in November. This—according to Ad Age Datacenter projections—will translate to a record high of $377 million in advertising spending, up nearly 84% from $205 million in 2010. 

But what does a multimillion-dollar TV spot do for advertisers? Typically, not much. Last year, Investment News took a look at how Super Bowl advertisers have performed in the wake of the year's biggest sporting event. Advertisers used to see a Super Bowl-induced bump in their stock prices around a decade ago, but the effect has mostly disappeared. Eqis Capital Chief Financial Strategist Kenneth Kim attributed the dip to the biggest, most expensive ads coming from the same companies year after year. Kim said, "I think what happened is, the effect has simply warn [sic] off, because everyone expects Budweiser and Doritos to have the funniest commercials." 

Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital LLC, echoed Kim's sentiment, stating, "Except for anything more than a quick trade, there is no solid historical correlation between Super Bowl ads and stock price performance. I can see how the advertising could certainly raise awareness, and in a really short term juice a company, but everything reverts back to long- and intermediate-term price trends."

The big takeaway: it's quite likely that the only Super Bowl-related spikes we'll see will take place in Levi's Stadium. Nevertheless, now's a great time to take a look at how the big game's advertisers have been performing. Over 40 companies have purchased ad space for the Super Bowl. Of that group, only six outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 index while having greater revenue growth than the industry average on a trailing 12-month (TTM) basis. In some cases, revenue increased over the last 12 months; in others, revenue simply declined less than the rest of the industry. 

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1. Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in brewing and selling beer in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Market cap at $191.85B, most recent closing price at $122.37.

Anheuser-Busch has outperformed the market by 2.22% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 3.97% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 5.08%.


2. The Coca-Cola Company (KO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Distributes, and markets nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. Market cap at $184.79B, most recent closing price at $42.53.

Coca-Cola has outperformed the market by 5.44% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 2.17% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 5.08%.


3. Pepsico Inc. (PEP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of foods, snacks, and carbonated and non-carbonated beverages worldwide. Market cap at $141.21B, most recent closing price at $97.39.

Pepsico has outperformed the market by 3.76% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 3.64% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 5.08%.


4. T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Market cap at $30.55B, most recent closing price at $38.70.

T-Mobile has outperformed the market by 25.85% over the past year.

Revenue grew by 13.18% on a TTM basis, more than the industry average decline of 8.68%.


5. Unilever NV (UN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Produces and supplies fast-moving consumer goods in food, personal care, and home care categories in Asia, Africa, central and eastern Europe, the Americas, and western Europe. Market cap at $121.25B, most recent closing price at $43.00.

Unilever has outperformed the market by 4.53% over the past year.

Revenue has fallen by 1.30% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 2.88%.


6. Wix.com Ltd. (WIX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops and markets an Internet service that allows users to create Web content. Market cap at $730.38M, most recent closing price at $19.49.

Wix has outperformed the market by 1.72% over the past year.

Revenue has grown by 50.33% on a TTM basis, less than the industry average decline of 34.87%.



(Annual return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Revenue growth data sourced from Fidelity. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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