January 5, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday but by mid-morning sellers had taken over and the DJIA and S&P 500 traded in the red. Financials and industrials weighed on equities today with the best performing S&P sectors being real estate and consumer staples. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $53.76 a barrel, up about 0.9% on the day. February gold added 1.4%....more>>>
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Credit Suisse analyst and teamGregory Lewis and team contend that Noble (NE) is “positioning for [an] eventual recovery” in offshore drilling, with emphasis on the word “eventual” but worry about They explain:
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We had the opportunity to host meetings with Nobleearlier this week. Management focused on its strong medium-term....more>>>
Bernie Sanders put a pretty big price tag — $14 trillion over a decade — on his Medicare-for-All proposal.
But he also promised to pay for it in full through higher taxes, especially on the rich.
A new analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget suggests that the plan may increase deficits by at least $3 trillion, and that’s assuming Sanders correctly....more>>>
The folks at Bespoke Investment Group note that its “Death By Amazon” index, which includesBest Buy (BBY), Barnes & Noble (BKS), Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), and Macy’s (M), among other traditional retailers that have been hurt by Amazon.com’s (AMZN) dominance, has been outperforming since Donald Trump’s election victory:
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There are more than 4,300 U.S. companies you can buy stock in, but very few stand out as the best ways to grow your wealth.
GE stock, though, is one of the exceptions…
You see, to be a good long-term investment, a company must be positioned as a dominant leader in a necessary industry, one that has years of growth ahead. And that’s exactly what Money Morning Executive....more>>>
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U.K. stocks dropped Tuesday, with investors starting off November trade by sifting through more earnings releases and knocking down BP PLC and Standard Chartered PLC shares after their respective updates.
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After a strong rebound for many value stocks in February, the month closed with a couple of down days, setting the stage for a mild start to the month of March, when many traders traditionally look for a rally. More important, though, is the psychological boost provided by recent action in the stock market. Coming off a scary first month of the year, February gave hope to many who feared that 2016....more>>>
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DA Davidson analyst Sonny Randhawa initiated coverage of Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB), issuing a Buy rating and $136 price target. The....more>>>
By Jeffrey P. Snider
Just a little over a year ago, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its purchasing manager index for the services sector for August 2015. Though the level was down slightly from July, coming amidst the immediate aftermath of the “shocking” financial quakes starting in China and spreading to markets all over the world, the 59.0 non-manufacturing....more>>>
Dow Chemical (NYSE:DOW) is a company known to many people, but in spite of its size it does not attract as much attention as other brands in popular industries. We think this is a temporary phenomenon, as growth rates in the leading developed countries seem to be declining. With that, companies showing a steady financial growth will eventually start to attract more attention from investors. Let....more>>>
Getty Images You’ve probably been seeing headlines about yet another financial crash on the horizon. It’s true, the International Monetary Fund has released grim projections for the immediate future of world finance. Why? Well, it’s complicated. Basically, the forces which were put in place to fix the last recession may just have caused another bubble in another sector. The....more>>>
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Has the iPhone 7 caught your eye? Are you “due for an upgrade?”
Two words of advice: Buyer beware.
That “upgrade” is actually a powerful psychological sales tool that could prevent you from comparison shopping – or contemplating whether you need a new device. Even if you think you’re a prudent shopper who carefully....more>>>