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QQQ: Your Hidden Market Risk, Revealed

The current market conditions are anything but predictable. Bulls and bears have been trading punches since the start of the fourth quarter. The S&P 500 has shaved off 280 points, or 9.6%, since September 30th. However, the bulls have had a few runs of their own such as the 6.5% surge from October 29th through […]

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Putting the Sell-off in Perspective

Last week saw major swoons in the stock market and US Treasuries. As of this writing, the sell-off has been continuing. However, I still hold out hope that we could see stocks finish higher than where they are now by year end. Yes, Virginia, there still is the possibility of a “Santa Pause.”Examining the Causes […]

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These 3 Retail Stocks Could Find Their Stride After Recent Trips

As retail stocks have pulled back to close 2018 even as they’ve reiterated or boosted their outlooks, a few companies’ shares stand out as possible winners.Those companies, according to Cowen & Co. analyst Oliver Chen, are Target (TGT), Kohl’s (KSS) and Ulta Beauty (ULTA). “We like these three stocks given the strong underlying consumer, not […]

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Take The S&P 500’s Death Cross With A Huge Grain Of Salt

If something doesn’t feel quite right about this past week’s weakness, you’re not crazy. The 4.6% loss the suffered by the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY) last week looks almost comically overdone. In fact, it was the worst showing since March, though just for the record, that March drubbing actually set up a nice […]

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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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Do You Own These 6 Stocks That Brokerages Upgraded in November?

November proved to be a strong month for the stock market, especially after a disappointing September and October. The Sensex and Nifty gained around 5 percent each during the month.Foreign institutional investors turned net buyers in the month gone by, as they bought more than Rs 10,000 crore worth of shares. They had net sold […]

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A Jumpy Stock Market

​Volatility is an investor’s nightmare, but it can be the Garden of Eden for a nimble trader. Since early October, the bull market in equities has given way to a rocky road where optimism and pessimism change places each day sending the price of stocks higher and lower. Wider trading ranges have increased opportunities to […]

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Value ETFs Primed To “Spring Back”?

Research suggests that the current economic backdrop and recent market turbulence means value ETFs are potentially primed to “spring back”.Global sell-offGlobal equity markets suffered a significant market correction in October. The MSCI World Index, consisting of stocks from 23 developed market countries, fell 7.3% during the month, while the MSCI Emerging Markets Index tumbled by […]

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3 Interesting ETFs You May Have Missed

One year ago, I published a piece highlighting Three Undervalued ETFs you’ve Never Heard Of. Since then, luckily, all these ETFs are still open for trading, and two have performed quite well. Asset growth has been OK, with CRAK taking the cake. (Tough to say whether it was my analysis, pure investment merit, or the […]

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Bitcoin Crashes Under $5,000 As Ripple (XRP) And Ethereum Fall–Here’s Why

Bitcoin, along with other major cryptocurrencies ripple (XRP), ethereum, bitcoin cash, stellar, and litecoin, have fallen again over the last 24 hours as investors and traders fret over a flood of warnings on the future of cryptocurrencies.Bitcoin has crashed under $5,000 for the first time this year, according to recent trades on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp […]

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