The stock market was hammered by trade tariff threats again this week, a frequent occurrence during this administration. Based on last week’s public comments, some Republican representatives are now becoming more worried. Without any concrete policy changes actually occurring, no one can be sure whether the threats are real, or just part of the negotiation
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Shutterstock In a recent novel, I came across a brief discussion about the very interesting subject of “intuition.” It got my attention because I have thought about the value of intuition in decision making, especially in trading the markets, for decades. Many people think intuition is just a form of guessing. Actually, it is much
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Netflix’s global subscription expansion as well as gradual pricing increases put the company’s stock on track for even more upside over the next year, according to Macquarie Research. The firm raised its price target on the online video streamer’s shares to $430 from $336, reiterating its outperform rating and citing uplift in subscriptions to higher
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College can teach you a lot about investing. But the market does not always work the way it does in theory. Managing a portfolio is the best way to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Nate Cuson, an undergrad at Vassar College, asks how to get started. Start investing while you are in college.
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While the recent selloff hasn’t been that brutal — like February’s 10% beatdown in 10 days — it was nice to see stocks finally climb higher on Friday. The Dow Jones snapped an eight-session losing streak, but the losses have broken a lot of setups. In that regard, here are the top stock trades we found
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Investing solely for income, and finding the best dividend stocks, can be tricky. High dividend yields sound attractive on the surface, but almost always come with sharply higher risks. The largest risk is that the very same dividend will be cut. Those cuts usually have a doubled impact. They reduce — or eliminate — the
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Shutterstock Since President Donald Trump announced stiff tariffs on Chinese goods, as well as on U.S. allies, the stock market has trended lower. For perspective on what may lie ahead, we turn to Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton, the founders of Delta Investment Management in San Francisco, for guidance: Larry Light: Who is hurt the worst in
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Despite tensions over whether or not OPEC and non-OPEC cooperation should continue, the oil minister of the United Arab Emirates and the current OPEC President Suhail Al Mazroui says the cartel is looking enhance and “institutionalize” the ongoing partnership. The move resulted in the coming together of 14 OPEC oil producers and 10 non-OPEC producers
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: BlackBerry – BlackBerry reported adjusted first-quarter profit of 3 cents per share, compared to analysts’ expectations of a breakeven quarter. The software and services company also saw revenue top estimates. Medtronic – The medical device maker announced a 9 percent increase in its quarterly dividend to
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Shares of drugstore companies are tumbling Thursday after Amazon announced it signed an agreement to acquire online pharmacy PillPack. Rite Aid plunged 11 percent, Walgreens Boots Alliance sank 9 percent and CVS Health fell 8 percent, respectively. The three companies collectively lost $12.8 billion in market value on Thursday alone. PillPack is an online pharmacy
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A little-known indexing event on Friday will likely result in the year’s biggest volume day, with large trading and potential price swings in well-known names like Apple, Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, and Grubhub. One of the world’s largest index providers, FTSE Russell, is rebalancing the large-cap Russell 1000 and the small-cap Russell 2000 indexes. This is
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Red Hat plummeted more than 11 percent in extended-hours trading, after the company reported better than expected first quarter earnings and revenue, but reported weak guidance. The software company earned 72 cents per share, beating analyst estimates of 69 cents per share. Red Hat
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