What You Need To Know (12/29/16): Last Trading Day of the Year

Here’s what you need to know for today:

  • Today is the last trading day of the year. You have until 4 PM to get in your last-minute investments or sell your stock. The market will resume on January 3rd after taking an observed holiday the day before.
  • The Dow is slightly up as of this morning. though it will likely not hit the 20,000 milestone in 2016. If the market keeps up, it likely will next year.
  • Since the market is closed for the next few days, we’ll be taking a bit of a breather until it reopens. We’ll still have some great tips for 2017 coming your way.
  • We’ll also by on Cheddar this afternoon around 3 PM. You can watch Head of Editorial Scott Steinhardt at Cheddar.Twitter.com.

Here’s what we’re reading this morning:

Deprecated: The Ars 2017 tech company Deathwatch” by Sean Gallagher, Ron Amadeo, and Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica
These tech companies, many of which are public, are on their last legs. Don’t expect all of them to make it through 2017.

Another Year That Shouldn’t Have Been: 64 Times Companies & Employees Embarrassed Themselves In 2016” by Ashlee Kieler, Consumerist
These companies and their employees were on their worst behavior these year, and were publicly shamed. Hopefully they do better next year.

Dear Apple, here’s what you need to do to succeed in India in 2017” by Ananya Bhattachaya, Quartz
India is an important market to Apple. Unfortunately, they’re not performing as well as they should there. Here’s what they need to do.