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3 Different Ways for Newcomers to Buy S&P 500 Stocks

If you’re new to investing, one of the best ways you can dip your toe into the water is to buy a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in all 505 of the S&P 500’s stocks.Your first question: What is the S&P 500? Your second question: How come there are 505 stocks, not 500? […]

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Value Stocks Are Cheaper Than They’ve Ever Been

There’s never been a worse time in history to be a value investor.That’s according to an analysis by JPMorgan’s chief U.S. equity strategist, Dubravko Lakos-Bujas, who wrote in a Thursday note to clients that “value is currently trading at the biggest discount ever, and offers the largest premium over the last 30 years.”Value investing is […]

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Is Alphabet Stock Gaining Steam or Losing It?

Shares of Alphabet have been quite disappointing, up just 4.25% so far on the year. That’s despite the Nasdaq rallying 18.3% in 2019 and the PowerShares ETF jumping 19.3%.It’s also the biggest laggard among the FAANG group. Amazonand are up 24.7% and 23%, respectively, while Facebook and Netflix are up 34% and 33.8%, respectively.When shown […]

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9 Hot Stocks to Buy Now

It’s a different market than it was at the beginning of 2018.It’s a choppier, more cautious, environment. That’s not a bad thing, however. After a basically uninterrupted post-election rally, several stocks have seen pullbacks that provide more attractive entry points. Others simply haven’t received their due credit from the market.While there might be reasons for […]

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5 Contrarian Dividend Stocks to Buy With the Market Fully Valued

Depending on which financial pundit you listen to, the market is either fully valued or very close to it, especially if you factor in rate cuts that are looking ever more likely. Only there is one big problem: The Federal Reserve waited way too long to raise rates this cycle, and with federal funds at […]

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Is It Time to Hold Your Horses on AMD Stock?

Advanced Micro Devices AMD stock has been soaring over the past month, so it’s worth taking a look at whether there’s more upside to the stock.It’s not just the slew of positive news stories surrounding the name, but also the company’s growing stature as a key deliverer of semiconductor innovation; not just dependent on short-term […]

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5 Marijuana Stocks for the Perfect “Pot-Folio”

Although the past five weeks have been a rough go for marijuana stocks, the legal cannabis industry has been virtually unstoppable for years. We’ve witnessed Canada become the first industrialized country to legalize recreational marijuana, seen the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve its very first cannabis-derived drug, and sat back as 33 U.S. states […]

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4 Stocks to Buy for Solid Earnings Acceleration

Constant earnings growth captivates almost everyone, right from the top brass to research analysts. This is because earnings are a measure of the money a company is making. Notably, earnings are essentially revenues that the company generates after deducting the cost of production over a given period of time.Earnings acceleration, however, works even better when […]

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Why It’s Dumb To Buy Stocks On The First Fed Rate Cut Of A Cycle

The market is increasingly salivating at the prospect that the Federal Reserve may make its first interest-rate cut of the cycle, possibly next month.The Dow Jones Industrial Average ​rallied for three straight sessions and gained ground on Thursday as well, after an array of dovish remarks from Fed officials, including Chairman Jerome Powell.David Rosenberg, chief economist […]

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3 Pot Stocks to Avoid Like the Plague in June

After months of sizzling gains, marijuana stocks cooled off in a big way in May. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, the first tradable cannabis ETF that holds more than four dozen pot stocks of various weightings, fell by more than 13% in May after having tripled the S&P 500’s return through the first four months of […]

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