Personal Finance Daily: Investing mistakes to avoid and what not to buy in 2016

Hello, MarketWatchers.

Your Christmas tree could burn down your house

Fires during the holidays result in an average of 2,600 injuries and $930 million in damage each year.

Gift cards with the most resale value

Did you receive a gift card you don’t want this holiday season? Sell it back for cash.

Microsoft to warn users targeted by foreign hackers

It joins Yahoo, Facebook and others in sending notifications to users whose accounts foreign hackers are trying to crack.

10 investing mistakes not to make in 2016

1. Not having a clue.

4 things you didn’t know could be hacked

Rifles, skateboards and death records.

How much your passwords are worth to cybercriminals

See what cybercriminals charge for your stolen bank, Spotify, and Hulu account credentials.

10 things not to buy in 2016

Hoverboards, fitness trackers and more.

*This newsletter will take a break on Jan. 1 and resume Jan. 4. Happy New Year.*

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Man who nailed 2015 oil plunge is predicting a dismal 2016

He thinks oil will drop lower to $32 a barrel.

Gas is under $2 at 71% of U.S. gas stations

At the cheapest 1% of stations, the average price is $1.56.

Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world’s tallest building

The blaze broke out just before fireworks displays for New Year’s Eve.

Obama, Seinfeld strike up a bromance over coffee

One of the weirdest parts of becoming president is sleeping in the White House, he said.

14 things we really don’t believe successful people fit in before breakfast

In case you haven’t come up with any resolutions for 2016 yet, we have a full list.

U.S. oil benchmark slumps more than 30% in 2015

This marks the first time crude has posted losses in consecutive years since 1998. For investors hoping for a 2016 rebound, here are nine favorite stocks.

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