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Dow Jones Led By Goldman Sachs, But Sellers Still Dictate The Action

Sellers were in the stock market again Friday, but the major stock index were off session lows. Top stocks in the Dow Jones today included Goldman Sachs (GS), up 1%. On the Nasdaq, Costco(COST) stock was a big earnings winner, up 5%.In late-afternoon trading, the S&P 500 cut its decline to around 0.5%. The Dow […]

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5 Dividend Aristocrats Where Analysts See Capital Gains

To become a “Dividend Aristocrat,” a dividend paying company must accomplish an incredible feat: consistently increase shareholder dividends every year for at least 20 consecutive years. Companies with this kind of track record tend to attract a lot of investor attention — and furthermore, “tracking” funds that follow the Dividend Aristocrats Index must own them. With […]

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Stock Indexes On Track For Technical Trouble

U.S. stock indexes headed toward technical trouble late Wednesday morning, even as the Shanghai composite climbed 1.5% on hopes of a trade deal with the Trump administration. China’s Shanghai composite rose for a fourth consecutive session.The Nasdaq slipped 0.7%, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.5% and 0.6%, respectively. The small-cap […]

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ETFs and Buybacks Fuel 2019 Rally as Investors Avoid Single Stocks

The 2019 stock rally is being fueled by two largely overlooked catalysts: a 58% increase in stock buybacks and a 5-fold rise of inflows into ETFs in the last week alone, per data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Strikingly, this is happening as retail and institutional investors alike have been net sellers of shares, […]

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Market Is Missing The Growth Potential For This Tech Leader

Apple (AAPL) has lost over 30% of its value from October to Mid January due to concerns about the growth rate of iPhone sales. In turn, many of the company’s over 200 suppliers have seen their stocks crash in unison. Due to its immense size and the outsized media attention it receives, Apple tends to […]

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Protect Your Portfolio by Buying These Mega-Cap ETFs

After a strong start to 2019, many investors are looking for segments of the market that could protect capital from a significant pullback. While some are choosing to reduce their exposure to equities, others may want to consider a position in some of the largest companies as a way to mitigate the impact of a […]

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We Did The Math: The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF Can Go To $204

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself.  For the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF, we found that the […]

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Is There Reason to Be Excited About Salesforce?

When Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Monday, the firm said that it had $0.70 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.60 billion in revenue. Consensus estimates had called for $0.55 in EPS and $3.56 billion in revenue, and in the fourth quarter of last year […]

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General Electric: The Deed Is Done

Last year, I made the case that 2019 will be a transformational year for General Electric (GE) and the company’s shareholders. With new leadership at the helm, the conglomerate set out seeking to effectively restructure by realigning its operations, divesting of what does not work or what does not work optimally, and focusing on what it wants […]

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Microsoft Vs. IBM: One Clear Winner

Dividend growth investing is one of the most powerful ways of compounding both income and wealth over time. But the universe of income investing is vast and not limited to stodgy slow growing companies and industry.Cloud computing is one of the hottest growth industries right now and expected to remain so for the foreseeable future.Analyst […]

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