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Buffett’s ‘Ridiculously Cheap’ Call Echoes in Loopy Stocks

In the 48 hours since Warren Buffett called the U.S. stock market “ridiculously cheap,” it has gotten somewhat cheaper. Bulls looking to console themselves after their roughest stretch in five months might want to consider his logic.The Berkshire Hathaway chief executive officer cited low inflation and low borrowing costs in stating the view, which came […]

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Five Things Stock Investors Should Know About Trade Right Now

Here are five things that you should know about how U.S. equities are responding to President Trump’s threat to increase tariffs on Chinese imports:Wall Street is SkepticalThe threat is being taken in stride at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and Citigroup Inc., where policy analysts are optimistic that a trade deal between the U.S. and China […]

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If This Is a Tech Bubble in Stocks, It’s the Expansionary Phase

Say what you want about the technology earnings season. The beat rate was down, Intel and Alphabet took lumps, and chipmakers failed to quiet critics. What you can’t say is that the industry’s stocks are suffering, up 33 percent in four months with another huge day just recorded.Now the Nasdaq 100 has risen an unprecedented […]

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Market Charts and Data Are Showing Some Cracks

With the state of the charts and data combined with valuation, we are shifting our outlook for the major stock indices.Charts saw a bit of deterioration Wednesday while the data is starting to see some potential cautionary signs appear as well.On the ChartsAll of the major equity indices closed lower Wednesday with negative internals as […]

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Why VEREIT Is A Dividend Investor’s Dream

VEREIT (NYSE: VER) is a pretty simple real estate investment trust (REIT). That hasn’t always been the case, though. Add in the legal overhang from a small accounting error made under the company’s previous leadership team, and it’s understandable that investors might be leery of investing here. However, that’s exactly why VEREIT is a dividend […]

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Sell In May And Go Away? Maybe Not This Year.

It is May, but this year don’t sell and get out just yet.The “Best Six Months” strategy has become legendary on Wall Street. “Sell in May and go away” means investing in the Dow Jones Industrial Average between Nov. 1 and April 30 and switching into fixed income for the other six months. This has […]

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These 5 Stocks Are Overdue For A Selloff

Without a doubt, a bull market is itself a bullish indicator.There is a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy here: investors clamor for gains and feel safer when the market flashes green than when it’s awash in red. But even a more rational explanation to this phenomenon also makes sense: The stock market is a big […]

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What Is Swing Trading and Is It Right For You?

Stock market traders are all about catching favorable tailwinds – hence the trading term “the trend is your friend.”So it goes in the wild world of swing trading, Wall Street’s answer to (hopefully) riding the wave in an effort to stack up some momentum-fueled dollars in a trader’s account.What Is Swing Trading?In a word, swing […]

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Volume Is a Key Indicator for Stocks: Here’s How to Use It

If you are into technical analysis, the first thing you probably learned is volume is key.Well, that’s partially correct.What is really key is volume levels and volume trends. They are a leading indicator to determining market trend and direction. Volume is one of two primary indicators, the other being price action.We will focus on the […]

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Semiconductor ETFs Overbought: What to Do?

Semiconductor ETFs’ price momentumThe iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) hit a new 52-week high on April 17 due to strong growth in Qualcomm (QCOM) and Intel (INTC). Qualcomm stock rose 38% between April 15 and 17, and Intel rose more than 5%. The moving averages of the two […]

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