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Archive Monthly Archives: January 2020

Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran

Almost immediately after the United States assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani in a drone strike Thursday night, major American weapons manufacturers and defense contractors—from Northrop Grumman to Lockheed Martin to Raytheon—saw their stocks surge as investors sensed the growing likelihood of another costly and deadly war in the Middle East.As the Los Angeles Times reported, […]

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Investors Have Been Wary Of Retail Stocks, But in 2020 There Could Be Some Great Bets

Some of the most beaten-down names in retail might end up being your best bets in 2020.That’s not to say there isn’t reason to be wary about some of these companies. You’re taking a risk when you invest in a struggling business, especially in the challenged retail industry, which has faced management shake-ups, falling sales, […]

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Cramer: ‘Endless Buying For Gold’ Could Signal A Shift To Real Fear In The Stock Market

The investment community seems to be underestimating the potential fallout from rising tensions between the United States and Iran, CNBC’s Jim Cramer warns.Just after Monday’s opening bell on Wall Street, Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street” that the key to the stock market is: “Gold, gold, gold,” which was up for the ninth straight […]

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Should You Buy These Growth Stocks Before Fresh Updates This Week?

The British retail sector might be in dire straits right now as Brexit-related tension crimps consumer appetite. But one UK-quoted business that continues to defy the broader gloom is JD Sports Fashion, and I’m expecting another joyful release when Christmas trading numbers are unpackaged on Friday, January 10.The sportswear retailer’s share price exploded 133% in […]

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Cramer Says It’s Too Early To Buy Amid US-Iran Tension: ‘I Would Not Be Excited About Jumping In’

Investors should hold off on buying stocks Friday, even as U.S. equities opened lower after an American airstrike killed Iran’s top general, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said.“I would not be excited about jumping in here because … we’re not giving up enough,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”The “Mad Money” host said caution is extremely […]

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7 Dividend Stocks to Buy to Kick Off the New Year

Yes, it is that time of the year again. When the calendar flips, everyone ponders what lies ahead, and resolutions for self-improvement are made; Often, to be broken later. Additionally, it is also a great time to re-examine your portfolio and consider adding in some new, income-oriented names — including dividend stocks.While stocks overall are […]

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3 IPO Stocks That Are Down But Not Out

A new calendar year can mean a fresh start. And when it comes to three of last year’s bigger IPO stock disappointments, Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT), Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) and Pinterest (NYSE:PINS), might be down right now, but don’t count them out in 2020.Some believe every dog has its day. And with investing there’s more than a […]

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How to Profit from Stock Market Sector Rotation

Trends and fashions come and go in life and in the stock market, and that’s what sector rotation is all about. One type of stock goes is “hot” today but “not hot” a month later. This change is a normal part of the stock market because it works in cycles. And it might sound mysterious, […]

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10 2019 Winners That Will Be 2020 Losers

2019 was a fruitful year for investors. The S&P 500 gained almost 29%. The NASDAQ Composite got up about 36%. And the gains have been broad as well as deep. Nearly 80% of U.S. stocks with a market capitalization over $300 million have posted a positive performance in 2019. Roughly 19% of such stocks have gained more than 50%. In a […]

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Pros’ Picks: The 13 Best Dividend Stocks for 2020

The bull market went into overdrive in 2019. The S&P 500 rushed ahead by 29% – its best showing in six years. But as much as investors will always welcome such returns, it does make it tougher to be an income investor.When dividend stocks go up in price, their yields go down. The dividend yield […]

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