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Stocks May Be Tanking but Don’t Leave Them in the Doghouse

None in the smart money camp Yahoo Finance have chatted with have a definitive reason for why stocks have gotten pounded in the often seasonally strong month of December. All the prognosticators have are a drumbeat of themes rather than catalysts, which raises the question whether stocks deserve to be in the doghouse at all […]

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The Best Performing Wall Street Analysts of 2018 like Nvidia and These Hidden Gems for Next Year

Stuck for stock inspiration? Look no further. These are some of the best-performing analysts of 2018, and here are a few of the names they are betting on for 2019.With volatility showing every sign of continuing into 2019, it could make sense to follow the advice of analysts with a proven track record of success. […]

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When to Sell a Stock? Often, the Answer Is There for You to See

Sharp corrections witnessed in the country’s stock market in Sept-Oct-18 raised a question for those who follow the principles of investing for the long term. They saw individual stocks fall 20- 40 per cent from their recent highs, and wondered whether they should have sold in better times to raise cash, then re-entered the market […]

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The ‘Greatest Area of Opportunity’ in a Beaten-Down Stock Market

It’s getting hard to look at the bright side lately.Here’s where we stood as of Thursday: the Dow has shed more than 800 points over the past two sessions (despite the late-session rebound yesterday), the S&P and Nasdaq are in correction and the small-capitalization Russell 2000 index is a 5% drop shy of registering the […]

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Stocks Are on Thin Ice – Here’s What’s Lurking Underneath

The markets took a break for the funeral of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and I’d bet most investors are grateful for the pause in the “Groundhog Day,” Yogi Berra “déjà vu all over again”-type action we’ve been going through since, yes, October.Yeah, the market just did what it did just last month; […]

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JPMorgan Predicts 17% Surge for U.S. Stocks by End of Next Year

Next year will be better for stock investors, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co., which is joining other Wall Street bulls in forecasting big gains for 2019.The S&P 500 Index will rise about 17 percent from current levels to 3,100 by the end of next year, driven by profit growth and investors’ willingness to accept […]

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5 Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

Crude oil prices have been getting crushed over the past few months. The decline in oil makes the stock market’s run look pretty good, with crude falling almost 35% from peak to trough after coming into October near its highs. That of course has weighed on oil stocks as well.But just like tech stocks that […]

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5 Cheap “Diamond in the Rough” Stocks to Buy

Cheap stocks are few and far between. Goldman Sachs’ bear market indicator – which analyzes trends in unemployment, manufacturing, core inflation, the yield curve and stock valuations – is at its highest levels since the late 1960s and early 1970s. By some metrics, such as the price-to-sales ratio, U.S. stocks are at their most expensive […]

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Apple Stock Valuation: Buy, Sell, or Hold?

With Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares taking a big hit recently, falling more than 20% since Oct. 1, it’s easy to view the stock in the context of its recent price movements. Indeed, the decline may have garnered the attention of some opportunistic investors. Is it time to buy shares of the tech giant?To decide whether Apple […]

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7 Things to Remember About a Plunging Stock Market

Batten down the hatches and hide the women and children, because we’re in the midst of another market sell-off.On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) dipped nearly 800 points. Meanwhile, the broader-based S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) shed 90 points and 283 points, respectively. In terms of nominal […]

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