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It’s Too Early to Turn Bullish on Stocks, Chart Watcher Louise Yamada Says

Louise Yamada believes the market downturn is not securely in the past.According to the Wall Street technician, a retest of the December low is possible.”It’s too soon to know from our perspective whether it’s a rally in a bear market or an extension of the 2009 bull because rallies can retrace through to the high […]

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Stocks And Bonds Unlikely To Keep Rising Together

SummaryIt is well-known that stocks have had a spectacular start to the year. What is less remarked on is how well defensive assets have performed.Gold is up approximately 2.5%, and a broad index of U.S. bonds is up about 1%.Stubbornly low bond yields are starting to look out of place against an increasingly “risk-on” market.Suddenly, […]

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This Never Happened In The 1974, 2001, And 2008 Bear Markets

January Close Provides InsightThe chart below shows the S&P 500 (SPY) closed above the monthly Bollinger Band centerline (a.k.a. center band) on January 31, 2019. The January print occurred after the S&P 500 closed below the centerline in December, but above the lower Bollinger Band.1973-74 Bear MarketAs shown in the 1973-74 version of the same […]

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Microsoft: Reaching For Infinity And Beyond

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is one of the most well-known companies in the entire world. In a perpetual race against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) for “Most Valuable Company,” Microsoft has been able to make a name for itself over the past 44 years based on its product line and its openness to growth and innovation.As a […]

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3 Rules For Using Margin Safely And Profitably

As I explained in my portfolio update 63, I’m now focused on paying down margin and thus won’t be buying stocks in my real money portfolio for the foreseeable future.However, I did recently sell three high-risk stocks since I’ve decided to follow a more DVDGP style (low-risk) approach. Those sales included Uniti Group (UNIT) and […]

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What Are The Highest Quality Dividend Growth Stocks?

About a year ago, I was surprised when I published an article on high-quality dividend growth stocks, and it went on to receive the most page views of anything I have ever published on Seeking Alpha.This is a new version of that article.Many dividend growth investors try to stick to really high-quality stocks. They prize […]

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How To Get High Growth With Half The Risk

A vast majority of our articles are based on conservative or income-oriented strategies mostly focused on retirees, near-retirees, or folks who are within 10-20 years of their retirement. This article is a bit of an outlier and focused on investing in fast-growing companies. However, rather than focusing on fast-growing companies or stocks, we recommend investing […]

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Visa Is Rock Solid

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has sharply rebounded from its December lows and is now trading back where it was before the market’s precipitous drop during the final quarter of 2018. Part of that can be attributed to the rock-solid financials of Visa Inc. The firm generates a sizable amount of free cash flow each quarter and […]

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Nvidia: These Numbers Aren’t Good

After the bell on Thursday, shares of chip company Nvidia (NVDA) rallied strongly after the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter results. While it appears that the market sees this report as not being as bad as it could have been given prior warnings, the stock already has surged a bit from its recent lows. After looking […]

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Cisco Systems Impresses

Free cash flow cow and technology giant Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) just reported earnings for the second quarter of its 2019 fiscal year that clearly caught the attention of Wall Street, with the market bidding its shares up by almost 2% on Thursday. Decent sales growth combined with rising gross and operating margins indicates Cisco […]

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