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Why Did People Buy Stocks In The 1920s?

The Roaring 1920s were great, and it would be our good fortune to reprise them in this decade of the 2020s. All this about the “excesses” of the 1920s causing the Great Depression of the 1930s—how silly it is. In short order, beginning in 1930, we had the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, an income-tax increase led by […]

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3 Stocks to Buy That Will Hit New All-Time Highs in 2020

U.S. stocks had reached all-time highs before a selloff on Friday. But somewhat surprisingly, many stocks in the market still trade below past peaks.Indeed, entire sectors like energy and retail have missed out on the bull market of the past few years. Some financial stocks — most notably Citigroup (NYSE:C) — still haven’t returned to […]

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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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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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Top Stocks To Buy As Sports Betting Is Legalized

On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Murphy v. The National Collegiate Athletic Association that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act violated the 10th amendment of the United States. This did not immediately legalize sports betting, but it did open the door for state governments to do so. […]

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When Tesla Is a Buy-the-Dip Stock

Tesla (TSLA) isn’t rising much Friday, but its gains during the morning were enough to send shares to new all-time highs yet again.At this point, it’s not unlike Apple (AAPL). Both stocks continue to make new high after new high and are up more than 100% from their respective 2019 lows. Will either of them pull back?For […]

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What Role Should Value Stocks Play In Equity Portfolios In 2020?

One of the most salient trends for U.S. stocks in recent months has been the resurgent performance of so-called “value” stocks.During the past six months, the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF has gained 13%, compared to the 9.2% rise for the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF ​and a 10.9% gain for the benchmark S&P 500 […]

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Square: Still Expensive After The Drop

While the Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY) has enjoyed a massive year and has outperformed the S&P 500 (SPY), Square (SQ) has been one of the clear laggards in the group. The stock has seen a mere 13% return year to date, paling in comparison to the Mobile Payment ETF’s 40% return. Despite lagging the index […]

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FedEx Stock Is Getting Pummeled After Earnings. It’s Time to Buy.

FedEx stock slumped into negative territory for the year after discouraging earnings news, but some Wall Street analysts see reason for hope.FedEx stock slumped into negative territory for the year, but some Wall Street analysts see reason for hope.FedEx stock slipped into the red for the year with a 10% decline on Wednesday morning as […]

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