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Vice President Breaks Health Bill Debate Tie

Votes held today show the Republicans may still have a chance to push an Affordable Care Act (ACA) change bill through the Senate.

Seven Republican senators, including some who usually stick with other Republicans on major votes,....More>>>

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 It's one of the few constants in the financial markets…   Popular investment ideas are usually losers.   As we often preach, it pays to be a contrarian. Or as billionaire investor Warren Buffett has famously said, "Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful."   Whatever phrase you choose… whenever the "crowd" is....More>>>

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The Q4 2016 earnings report for controversialmid cap nutrition company Herbalife Ltd (NYSE: HLF) is scheduled for after the market closes onThursday (February 23rd). Last summer, Herbalife Ltd reached a $200 millionsettlement with the FTC, but hedge fund manager Bill Ackmanhas maintained hisfouryear crusade against the company and he is pushing regulators outside of the U.S. to investigate it.Meanwhile....More>>>

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Sen. Warren: Fiduciary Rule Delay Would Hurt Financial Services Firms

Investor sentiment toward emerging markets has improved over the past year.

Columbia Threadneedle Investments reported Tuesday that its latest investor sentiment survey score had dropped by 9% from....More>>>

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (ARE) Moves Into the S&P 500

The S&P 500 just welcomed its newest real estate investment trust to the index, urban office specialist REIT Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc (NYSE:ARE). ARE stock specializes in office space for technology and life sciences companies in innovation clusters like Boston, San Francisco, New York and Seattle.

ARE is not a particularly high yielder by REIT standards, yielding....More>>>

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Author William Cohan, who wrote House of Cards and Money and Power, is currently promoting his latest book, Why Wall Street Matters. As part of the book’s promotion he’s put out an article adapted from his new book telling all of us why we should appreciate Wall Street and what it does for the U.S. economy.

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As Trump makes his way towards the Oval Office, he’ll bring with him his many plans for change in America. Perhaps the most striking is Trump’s solution for immigration: the wall.

Today we’re asking the big question U.S. taxpayers both for and against the policy want to know:

Exactly how much will Trump’s wall cost — and who’s footing the bill?

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Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee argues that investors need to add value and low quality stocks like Ford Motor (F), Marathon Oil (MRO), Mosaic (MOS), and First Solar (FSLR) to their portfolios to take advantage of rising oil prices, a cheaper dollar and a rebound in high yield. He explains why:

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The dilemma: hope for a catch-up in momentum and quality....More>>>

Chinese Insurers Could Face Liquidity Crunch In 2017

By Fan Yu

Beijing’s recent decision to crack down on activities of Chinese insurance companies could push insurers toward riskier asset investments and create a liquidity crunch within the industry.

Industry regulator China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) announced strict new rules late December, curbing an industry that has been flush with cash. The new rules....More>>>

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On Tuesday morning President-elect Donald Trump backed out of a meeting he had called with The New York Times. Hours later, he was in the Times building, complaining about the paper’s coverage of him.

The visit included an on-the-record meeting at which Times staff was able to ask questions of Trump, as several Times reporters live-tweeted the proceedings. What resulted was a wide-ranging....More>>>

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In 2016, hacking on a large scale made the headlines more than ever. Whether it is political parties, government databases in the United States and Saudi Arabia, or large corporations such as Anthem and Target, cyberattacks seem to be on the rise.

Forecasters at Forrester Research recently predicted that the next U.S. president can expect a major cybercrisis as companies grapple with how....More>>>

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Celgene (CELG) is rising on Thursday, on the heels of its mixed first quarter earnings report.

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Celgene said it earned $1.32 a share on revenue of $2.51 billion. Analysts were looking for earnings of $1.27 a share on revenue of $2.58 billion.

For the full year, the company said it expects to earn between $5.60....More>>>

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2017

In yesterday's essay, I introduced you to Michael J. Mauboussin, a prominent value investor, author, and longtime adjunct professor at Columbia University.   Mauboussin estimates he has devoted two-thirds of his 30-year investing career to thinking and writing about the investment process. Last summer, he condensed those two decades of insights and analysis into an essay titled "Reflections....More>>>

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The Fed hawks don’t matter. The doves do!

Doubtlessly, the Fed will flip-flop in its elegant manner about rate increases as it has been for over two years, but this time a reliable dove flipped. That itself is scary to the markets. And the reason he mentioned for flipping sent cold chills down their spine.

He named one of the biggest and riskiest asset bubbles – commercial....More>>>

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Stifel’s Michael Scialla and Daniel Guffey warn investors not to chase the biggest gainers among the exploration & production stocks, including Denbury Resources (DNR) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and instead stick with more stable fare such as Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Rice Energy (RICE), and Continental Resources (CLR). They explain:

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