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A Contrarian’s Guide to Playing Energy Stocks

This quote from Charles Dickens’ novel set in the time of the French Revolution sums up well investor sentiment in the energy sector in 2020. The conventional narrative surrounding the energy sector today goes something like this… We have seen peak oil consumption. The traditional oil and gas industry is on its last legs. Big Oil is doomed. Ditto for […]

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Airline Stocks Could Take Off Despite Spike In COVID-19

The usual holiday travel rush is turning into a rout for U.S. airlines as the coronavirus pandemic forces them to cut about 60% of the available seats they would usually sell. “The rapid spread of COVID-19, along with government and business-imposed restrictions on air travel, continue to have an unprecedented and debilitating impact on U.S. airlines,” […]

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Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line Are Raising More Money — Again

Two of the three major U.S. cruise operators announced capital raises this week, the latest in a series of similar moves in recent months as they’ve been largely sidelined by the pandemic since March. Carnival (ticker: CCL), the largest cruise company, plans to use roughly the $1 billion stock offering it announced Tuesday to pare its […]

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Time to Make a Move? J.P. Morgan Offers 3 Stocks to Buy

The markets are doing well in November. Powered by the conclusion (albeit controversial) of the election results and by the enthusiasm around potential vaccine for COVID 19, the S&P 500 soared more than 10% this month. Are there any more high profile news stories left to drive the markets higher or do we go down from […]

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7 Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy for 2021 and Beyond

At a time where a global pandemic is ravaging the globe, investors and the public are increasingly turning their attention to the healthcare industry. They are looking for biotech and pharma companies to find a cure. As a result, pharmaceutical stocks have become a hot item, though not all are created equal.  Pharmaceutical stocks tend to […]

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What Stocks Did Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Buy in the 3rd Quarter? We Will Soon Find Out.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett was active in the stock market in the third quarter, buying stock in Bank of America, selling shares of Wells Fargo, and apparently trimming the company’s big stake in Apple. There was a lot more activity that has so far gone undisclosed. Investors will learn about it when Berkshire reports individual […]

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Sector ETFs & Stocks to Buy This November

After a brutal October, November saw a solid start with the three major U.S. benchmarks hitting new highs on optimism over a divided government and vaccine for coronavirus.Democratic candidate Joe Biden is likely to gain control of the White House while Republicans may keep the Senate. Per the latest ballot counting, Biden has become the […]

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7 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Post-Election Surge

The U.S. election was a nail biter with nothing being officially decided until four days after voting day. But that uncertainty didn’t stop the stock market from surging the day after votes were cast nationwide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.34%, while the S&P 500 Index gained more than 2% and the technology heavy Nasdaq jumped nearly 4% […]

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Berkshire Hathaway Appears to Have Sold About $4 Billion of Apple Stock in Third Quarter, According to Filings

Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK/A) appeared to sell about $4 billion of Apple shares (AAPL) in the third quarter, according to disclosures in the company’s 10-Q report released Saturday in conjunction with the company’s third-quarter earnings release. Berkshire also was a seller of financial stocks and a buyer of industrial stocks in the period, according to the […]

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3 Stocks to Buy that Could Benefit from Recent Voting Results

Anytime a big voting event comes around, certain stocks are deemed winners and losers as the results roll in. Investors should pay attention to the ballot measures that are passed, as they can offer insight into which industries are likely to rally. Yesterday, three particular industries received favorable results that could mean big things for […]

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