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The comparison between Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is inevitable. Snap went public this past Thursday, and the stock has been up 65% from the IPO price of $17/share in a matter of days. Meanwhile, the Menlo Park company went public in May 2012 and, unlike Snap, its IPO (priced at $38/share) struggled to gain traction in the early days. FB’s shares lost about half their market....More>>>

Top 10 Dividend Stocks For 2017

After a stellar 2016, U.S. stocks again seem to be caught in volatile trading as Trump takes office. Amid such a backdrop, investors’ are looking for steady income along with some growth attributes. For them, picking stocks that not only pay dividends but also consistently increase their payout appears a winning strategy.

This is because stocks with a strong history of dividend growth....More>>>

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On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap electronic payment transaction stock USA Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: USAT):

The trigger for the short position in USA Technologies is mostly the recent cross of the 100-day moving average line under the 200-day moving average line. There’s some context, however, that goes along with it. Although far from perfect,....More>>>

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Related VZ A Preview Of Friday's Jobs Data Potential Losers If Trump Terminates U.S.-Cuba Relations With 2016 Nearing A Close, Our Dividend Growth Portfolio Is Up Almost 10% (Seeking Alpha)

Kevin Kelly spoke on Bloomberg Markets about a bullish options trade in Verizon Communications Inc.....More>>>

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American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) reportedfourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results after markets closed Thursday. The midstream giant posted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.88 per share on revenues of $8.02 billion. In the same period a year ago Amex posted EPS of $0.89 on revenues of $8.39 billion. Consensus estimates called for EPS of $0.98 and revenues of $8.09 billion.

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It was just over a year ago that I wrote about Kinder Morgan Inc. and its debt and what I thought the company needed to do (here, here and here).  The stock was below $17 at the time, it fell to a closing low of just above $12 in late January and is now back above $21 having paid 50 cents in dividends.

The credit markets have also rewarded the company.  I am loathe to....More>>>

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It doesn’t matter what Trump thinks or says. It matters what he does, and more importantly, what federal regulators do. Such is the patient suffering of AT&T (NYSE:T). Just what am I talking about here? WE learned today that allegedly Trump has expressed reservations and opposition to the AT&T and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) deal. Supposedly Trump contended that the merger would concentrate....More>>>

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Retired investors are often looking for core exposure in funds that demonstrate low costs and steady income, explains fund expert David Fabian, editor of The Flexible Growth & Income Report.

One fund company that offers several different options in this arena is the iShares suite of ETFs from BlackRock. Here’s three top BlackRock ETFs for steady retirement income.

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U.S. ended a holiday-shortened session with gains on Friday, with major indexes extending their string of record closes and chalking up their third straight weekly advance.

Equities have been in an uptrend since the presidential election earlier this month, with investors betting that President-elect Donald Trumps economic proposalsincluding massive corporate tax cuts and financial and environmental....More>>>

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When Costco Wholesale (COST) announced its fiscal first-quarter earnings in December, its shares rose 1.3%, despite initial disappointment. And next month, Costco will release its December sales, which should show whether that reaction was justified. Baird’s Peter Benedict and team offer a preview:

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Modeling December “core” comps (ex-gas/FX) of....More>>>

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Invest In 2017

Jiangnan Group (OTC:OTC:JNGHF) is one of the largest manufacturers in China of electricity wires and cables. At first, this seems like a very boring commodity industry that seems heavily exposed to a potential bubble. But taking a closer look reveals an industry with very attractive economics (if you are a large player) where peers tend to get high earnings multiples. And that tends towards consolidation.....More>>>

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We went looking for big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios. Some on Wall Street call them YARP stocks, for yield at a reasonable price. With help from research firm Morningstar, we found eight promising YARP stocks for dividend investors, including the three technology companies below.

See Also: 12 Stocks Paying Dividends for 100 Years....More>>>

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This article discusses three Canadian Dividend All-Stars that are attractively valued at present levels. For US investors, these stocks are each conveniently listed on one of the major US exchanges. Take note thereof that all values are referenced in Canadian dollars unless the contrary is indicated or reference is made to the US ticker symbol. The Canadian Dividend All-Star list can be found here.

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Will healthcare stocks rise under Donald Trump?

With Trump in the White House and Republican majorities in both houses of Congress, an overhaul of Obamacare is a given – and what results will change the trajectory of most healthcare stocks.

Trump often spoke critically of Obamacare, promising to “repeal and replace” it if he won – as have most Republican....More>>>

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The dollar firmed against its major rivals on Thursday, extending its recent strength as investors bet that recent economic data made an interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve a near-certainty in the coming months.

The move came one day before the September jobs report, which will be released Friday morning and could be a big driver for currencies and the broader market

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