Month: December 2018

The collapse of the cryptocurrency market has created an unexpected glut for semiconductor stocks. This took the industry from shortage to surplus overnight. An ongoing trade war with China has further compounded the problem as uncertainty surrounded this growth market. As a result, one-time high flyers in the industry have suffered huge losses as investors
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Often, when analysts or bloggers talk up the potential of marijuana stocks, the focus is on the consumer side of the industry. But some of the best stocks in the pot sector may be medical marijuana stocks. Indeed, it’s on the medical side where growth likely is to be largest in the near term. Canada
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The stock market ended 2018 on a sour note. Back in September, stocks were flying at record highs. Since then, they’ve dropped 20% amid a flurry of concerns ranging from higher rates to bigger tariffs to slowing growth. Yet, most Wall Street analysts view the selloff as overdone, and the consensus 2019 S&P 500 price
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It’s time to get defensive. The Nasdaq is now in a bear market, with investors fleeing the tech sector. That’s down to mounting worries over slowing economic growth. “Investors should increase portfolio defensiveness given our forecast for heightened risk and fat tails,” Goldman Sachs analyst David Kostin told investors recently. A fat tail is Wall Street
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The U.S. stock-market selloff started in October. But Chinese stocks have been tumbling all year long, due to slowing economic growth and concerns about rising trade tensions. At the top of the list of losers is once high-flying-Chinese-internet giant Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) stock. The company, which is often dubbed the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) of China, but is
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Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) is in a particularly tough spot. Not only is the stock caught up in a wave of selling like the rest of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, but a decline in crypto-fueled chip demand is pouring extra pain on the stock. While the Nasdaq is down about 18% on the quarter,
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