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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2020

Why AMD’s Best Days Are Behind It

Both Intel and AMD recently reported earnings that hit revenue and earnings estimates. But AMD’s numbers, while good in some places, weren’t as good as they perhaps should have been, and Intel’s numbers were far better than most expected.More importantly, AMD failed to capitalize on a perfect storm of opportunity when its chip-making rival was […]

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Tesla Stock Has Had a Wild Run. How to Take Profits With Options.

The Wuhan coronavirus is the classic black-swan event that almost no one anticipated and that everyone must confront. The stock market initially reacted badly, but now the virus has seemingly killed the black swan.Still, investors must confront the widespread belief that the U.S. stock market is unstoppable and seemingly immune to black swans. Maybe it’s […]

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7 Biotech Stocks to Buy That Could Beat the Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak in China is a devastating event. It requires closing borders, avoiding large crowds and caring for those affected. And while some may hope for a vaccine or treatment, neither is likely in the short term. For example, there is still no treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a virus first identified […]

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7 Stocks That Soar in a Recession

The financial crisis of 2008-2009 wreaked havoc on the stock market. In 2008 alone, the S&P 500 index lost 38.5% of its value — the worst year since 1931 — in the depths of the Great Recession. But while the vast majority of equities plummeted in 2008, there were pockets of the market that showed […]

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Short Sellers Are Propelling The Stock Market Higher, Jim Cramer Says

The stock market is rallying, and short sellers who reacted to last week’s declines are partly responsible for it, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday.“So much of today’s rally took place on the backs of hedge funds who were poorly positioned going into the sell-off on Friday,” the “Mad Money” host said. “So they overcompensated by […]

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Ralph Nader Says SEC Should Probe Tesla Trading Based On The Stock’s Recent Spike Higher

Longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader on Wednesday sounded a warning about the recent rally in Tesla’s stock and called on regulators to consider a probe into trading based on its recent meteoric run.“I think the Securities and Exchange Commission should pay attention to the protection of investors here and look in to see whether there’s […]

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Tesla Shares Reverse Course, Falling Almost 20% As Coronavirus Delays Model 3 Deliveries

Topline: While Tesla stock has been soaring recently—rising 36% earlier this week alone—shares plummeted by nearly 20% on Wednesday, as more Wall Street analysts urged caution around the stock and the coronavirus impacts the company’s China deliveries and first quarter earnings in 2020.Tesla stock has been on a tear recently, surging 36% in the last two […]

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IBM Was The Worst-performing Large-cap Tech Stock During Rometty’s Tenure, Dropping 24%

uring Virginia “Ginni” Rometty’s eight years at the helm of IBM, the technology sector enjoyed a historic rally, taking on outsized sway over the broader economy and stock market. Internet companies, software vendors and chipmakers all rallied as demand soared for computing power and applications.Unfortunately for Rometty, IBM was the exception to the rule.IBM’s stock […]

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There’s No More Money To Be Made In Oil And Gas Stocks, Jim Cramer Says

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday his negativity toward oil stocks is not about environmentalism but economics.“I am not here, though, to take political stands. My job is to help you try to make money,” the “Mad Money” host said.“And the honest truth is I don’t think I can help you make money in the oil […]

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Tesla Is Becoming A One-stock Mania

Aside from the debate about Tesla’s business itself and how big it can really become in the future, there are some investor-behavior and mechanical-market factors to consider in trying to figure out its vertical rise.Yes, there’s an entrenched short base that’s getting torched, but this doesn’t explain the velocity or magnitude of this move. For […]

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