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When Less Bad Is Good

Last Friday’s labour market report from Statistics Canada forced a double take. In May, the Canadian economy added 290K jobs, versus an expected further decline of 500K, and hours worked rose by 6.3% on a month-over-month basis. Together, these gains represent a 10% recovery of lost jobs and reduced hours since the pandemic lockdowns began. […]

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5 Sickly S&P 500 Stocks to Sell or Avoid

The stock market has been remarkably resilient this year amid the pandemic and recession. But the Dow’s massive 1,800-point plunge on June 11 should serve as a reminder that equities remain risky.And some are much riskier than others.Every investor wants to buy “when there’s blood in the streets.” The hard part is making sure it’s […]

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Did You Really Miss Buying Amazon Stock? Maybe Not.

Miller Value Partners recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download below. The Miller Value Partners Opportunity Equity Fund posted a return of -38.4% for the quarter (net of fees), underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned -19.6% in the same quarter. You should check out Miller […]

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22 Small Cap Stocks Down Since Market Bottom

In a pair of recent articles, I have recounted companies down since the market bottom. Only one S&P 500 (SPY) – beauty products company Coty (COTY) – had produced negative total returns from the trough for stocks on March 23rd through the recent publication of that article. In the S&P Midcap 400 (MDY), that number […]

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Stocks Drop Because Investors Are Pricing in More Risks

Stocks are tumbling Thursday, as investors grapple with heightened risks to the economic recovery. There are signs that coronavirus cases are rising in more U.S. states and other countries, while Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has emphasized the long, slow path back to previous levels of employment and economic activity. And another fiscal stimulus or support […]

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Top Stocks On Robinhood Brokerage Get Crushed As Market Violently Reverses

After reaping profits during the market’s rebound, some Robinhood traders are getting squeezed as the Dow violently reverses its winning ways with a 1,600-point plunge. The most bought stocks on the free-trading app over the past 24 hours were all in the red Thursday, according to RobinTrack, which follows trading volume on Robinhood. The most bought […]

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3 Stocks Flashing Signs of Strong Insider Buying

In such a confused financial environment, investors are hard-pressed to find a market strategy that will bring positive results. The old saws may not be reliable. One way out of the quandary is to follow the insiders.These corporate officers have a vested interest in their own companies – they are responsible to shareholders for performance, […]

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American Airlines Stock Will Soon Run Into Some Turbulence

Shares of American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) have taken off into the stratosphere over the past week. And AAL stock has nearly doubled so far this month as the lockdowns loosen and businesses reopen.Certainly, the fear of bankruptcy helped crash American Airlines and its peers to overly pessimistic levels. Now, in a similar vein, an overly optimistic outlook […]

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The 5 Most Shorted Dow Stocks

It takes a certain kind of courage to short sell blue chips, such as the Dow Jones industrial average components. Short sellers are betting on these companies to fail, or at least for their share prices to fall handily. Plus, those sellers are responsible for paying the dividends on the stocks they short. Maybe it is […]

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Cramer Says Don’t Fall For Hertz’s Cheap Price, Warns Against Bankrupt Stocks

The shares of Hertz Global Holdings plc (NYSE: HTZ) may be trading cheap following its bankruptcy filing, but that doesn’t make it a good buy, CNBC’s Jim Cramer warned investors Tuesday.Stockholders Last To Benefit, Cramer Says”You may think a stock like Hertz or Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) looks like a steal at these levels, but […]

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