Why It May Not Be A Good Idea To Short Valeant Stock Right Now

In spite of strong headwinds, it might not be a good idea to short Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc stock right now. Here is why.
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After a horrible 2016, 2017 had started on a good note for shareholders of specialty pharma company Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc(NYSE:VRX). With the rising optimism around the asset restructuring plan, VRX stock was up more than 10% in the first....More>>>

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Both InvenSense (NYSE:INVN) and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) are wearables supply chain companies in similar spaces. This past Friday on 12/9/16, wearables supply chain company InvenSense reportedly received an offer to be acquired by Japan’s TDK Corporation (OTCPK:TTDKY) for $12 per share. The report stated that talks may conclude by year-end. The market is currently seeking confirmation....More>>>

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The price of the digital currency bitcoin quietly hit a new all-time high Wednesday at $1,161.89. The move to an all-time high was short lived, however, as the price of one bitcoin fell as low as $888.99 on Thursday.

At its peak lows, bitcoin was lower by nearly 25 percent. By 1:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, the digital currency was trading at around $980, down nearly 15 percent for the day.

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Chatter about high skilled immigration reform continues to grow louder.

New bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday.

It takes aim at two popular work visa programs used in the tech and the business world.

Called the H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, the legislation is identical to the bill reintroduced by Senators Chuck Grassley and....More>>>

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Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of legislation that had rare overwhelming bi-partisan support. The White House issued this statement about the legislation as it passed through Congress on November 30th:

This critically important legislation will get states the resources they need to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. It invests....More>>>

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Many biotech stocks took a beating as price gouging from the likes of Valeant (Nitropress), Mylan (epi-pens), and Turing (Daraprim) became a political issue during last year’s presidential campaign. Consequently, we enter 2017 with many companies priced so attractively that they have become acquisition targets. Todd Hagopian outlines his top takeover targets.

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7 reasons to be wary of small-cap value funds

For more than 20 years I have been recommending that investors of all ages put 20% of their equity portfolios into small-cap value funds and/or small-cap value ETFs.

Last year was a great one for small-cap value investors, and those who had taken my advice had ample reason to be glad they had done so.

The average small-cap value fund (including ETFs) gained 26% in 2016. (That’s....More>>>

What This Oil Price Roller Coaster Actually Tells Us


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Crude oil prices this morning are up slightly and effectively flat following the fast decline earlier this week.

Despite the clamor being raised by “analysts” portending a bloodbath in oil prices during the sharp decline late last week, neither the underlying market dynamics nor the oil trading contracts themselves were pointing in that direction.

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Cowen’s Oliver Chen and team offer four ways Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) can not only compete with Amazon.com (AMZN) but “make Wal-Mart great again”:

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Deeper Dive on Wal-Marts Competitive Strengths vs. Amazon. Cowen data says 42% Amazon Prime of customers also shop at Wal-Mart, w/ 49mm Prime HHs growing at 30% +. How willWal-Mart compete? 1) leverage....More>>>

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The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa.

The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their....More>>>

7 Dividend Stocks With Yields That Grow Like Weeds

When it comes to dividend stocks, there are many ways to evaluate them, because there are many types of investors looking for many different things.

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One investor might only care about yield. Another investor might just care about stability in the payout, even if it doesn’t throw off much income. When it comes to dividend stocks, I care about several....More>>>

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The common theme among cars dubbed “Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers” is that they are long-range electric cars. I’ll look at a few cars dubbed Tesla killers and then look at what a real Tesla killer would need to be.

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The Chevy (NYSE:GM) Bolt is the first supposed Tesla killer to hit the market. The expectations set by GM were very high....More>>>

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