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Archive Monthly Archives: April 2019

Volume Is a Key Indicator for Stocks: Here’s How to Use It

If you are into technical analysis, the first thing you probably learned is volume is key.Well, that’s partially correct.What is really key is volume levels and volume trends. They are a leading indicator to determining market trend and direction. Volume is one of two primary indicators, the other being price action.We will focus on the […]

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Why These Are the Top 2 Pot Stocks to Buy Right Now

One of the big themes in the cannabis sector in 2019 has been increased Wall Street coverage. Specifically, Wall Street firms were largely unwilling to cover cannabis stocks in 2018 given the industry’s relative newness, rampant investor speculation and lack of fundamental tangibility. But, things have changed for marijuana stocks in 2019. The industry is […]

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Bargain Hunters: Walgreens, AT&T And 8 Other Cheapest Sector Stocks

What would happen if you bought the cheapest stock in each of the major stock market sectors?I’ve explored that question in 11 columns, from 2002 through 2006, and from 2013 to the present. I call this concept the Cheapskate Portfolio. I think it can be a way to find a bargain here and there.This year […]

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Healthcare Stocks Could Rebound After Their Worst Week Of The Year

Health-care stocks fell sharply last week, notching their worst weekly performance of the year, but a rebound may be at hand.The S&P 500 health-care sector fell 4.4% last week, its worst weekly decline since late December. The move ended with more than 93% of health-care stocks trading below their 20-day moving averages, a short-term technical […]

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Semiconductor ETFs Overbought: What to Do?

Semiconductor ETFs’ price momentumThe iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) hit a new 52-week high on April 17 due to strong growth in Qualcomm (QCOM) and Intel (INTC). Qualcomm stock rose 38% between April 15 and 17, and Intel rose more than 5%. The moving averages of the two […]

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Baby Buffett Portfolio: His 6 Best Long-Term Picks

The Buffett PhilosophyWarren Buffett is a proponent of value investing, which looks to find stocks that are undervalued compared to their intrinsic value. Financial metrics like price/book (P/B), price/earnings (P/E), return on equity (ROE) and dividend yield carry the most weight on the Buffett scales. In addition, he seeks out companies that have what he […]

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4 Reasons Why a High-Dividend Stock Isn’t Worth It

INVESTORS WHO WANT TO amp up their income with high-dividend-yield stocks should think twice before buying a stock for its attractive payout.With the 10-year U.S. Treasury note yielding 2.5%, buying a stock with a yield north of 4% looks like a no-brainer for an income investor. But just as in Greek mythology when the sirens […]

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Is Google Stock A Buy Right Now? Here’s What Earnings, Charts Show

Most investors still know it as Google, even though the internet search giant reorganized as Alphabet (GOOGL) in August 2015. Google stock has gained more than 85% since the company formed Alphabet, a holding company.The move separated Google’s core internet advertising business from so-called moonshots, such as autonomous vehicles. Google’s strength in artificial intelligence, though, spans […]

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IPO ETFs Red-Hot on Zoom & Pinterest Debuts

The U.S. IPO market has been sizzling since the successful offerings from Levi Strauss, Lyft, and PagerDuty . Zoom, a video-conferencing software, and Pinterest, an online photo-sharing platform, are set to debut today on the Wall Street with much hype. Like many of its new peers, Zoom and Pinterest will have dual-class shares.ZoomGiven the solid […]

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What Would TheStreet’s Columnists Say in Game of Thrones?

What would TheStreet’s columnists say on the Wall Street of Westeros?In honor of Game of Thrones’ final season kicking off this week, we adapted iconic quotes from to our cadre of columnists to envision a world where the market was within the Iron Bank. OK, the quotes are fictitious and don’t really reflect the thoughts of writers mentioned, but Game […]

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