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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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Value Stocks Show Signs of Turning a Corner in 2019

Signs of relative resilience in US “value” stocks this autumn has nurtured optimism among analysts that this long-languishing corner of the stock market could finally enjoy a renaissance in 2019.Value investing consists of picking unloved stocks that are trading below their theoretical value in the hopes of significant profit when the firm falls into favour.Value […]

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Volatility Must Move Lower for Sustainable Upmove; 5 Stocks That Could Return 10-13%

VIX continues to consolidate at elevated levels which is a cause of concern. VIX needs to move below 17 for market to see sustainable up move, says Ashish Chaturmohta of Sanctum Wealth ManagementEquity markets across the world rallied on trade truce between the US and China. The domestic markets also opened in positive but failed […]

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As the Dow Tanks, Here Is Warren Buffett on the Biggest Puzzle for Investors: Intrinsic Value of a Stock

In May of 2007, as the markets were reaching new records (and moving closer to a bear market precipice and the financial crisis), Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger were discussing intrinsic value at the annual Berkshire Hathaway conference. The decade-long run for the current bull market and widespread concerns about elevated values in U.S. stocks […]

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