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The ‘Naked’ Short: How It Helps An IPO From Plummeting On Day One

When underwriters help a company go public, one of their main goals is to make sure the stock does not suffer from too much selling pressure on day one.Underwriters mostly rely on an over-allotment of shares to stabilize a stock’s price when it opens for trading, but extraordinary circumstances sometimes push underwriters to use an […]

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Sell In May And Go Away: 4 Stocks To Dump Now

I think investors should sell or trim their holdings in Fannie Mae, Five9  and Coca-Cola Consolidated. The month of May is a reasonable time to do it.The adage, “Sell in May and Go Away,” dates back to Britain more than 100 years ago. Though the expression is old, the saying still has some validity: On […]

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The 3 Best Stocks/ETF’s To Follow During Impeachment Hearings

With an actual Republican Congressman breaking ranks over the weekend and calling for impeachment, it’s becoming more likely we may finally get to actual hearings. When that will be is another question, but to be prepared for what is likely to overtake the media for weeks on end, it might be wise to think about […]

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Volatility Returns To Stocks – Paradise For Traders, A Nightmare For Investors

The memories of the stock market correction that took place during the fourth quarter of 2018 had just about faded into the market’s rearview mirror as the indices reached new all-time highs in late April. It took four months for the stock market to make back all of its losses, and the price action provided […]

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5 Cheap Stocks to Buy in 2019

One of the biggest mistakes investors make — especially beginners — is assuming that a low price means a stock is cheap. For a litany of reasons, including how much of the company each share is worth and how big the company is in terms of revenues and earnings, sometimes a $5 stock is actually […]

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Cheap Stock or Value Trap?

Welcome to Episode #141 of the Value Investor PodcastEvery week, Tracey Ryniec, the editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio, shares some of her top value investing tips and stock picks.It’s time to take a look at cheap stocks again.Just because a company has a low P/E ratio, P/S ratio or Price-to-Book, doesn’t mean that it’s […]

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Uber’s IPO Joins Ranks of Wall Street Flops

It was to usher in nothing less than a new era for Wall Street. UFAANG.That ungainly acronym, envisioned by some at Morgan Stanley as the hype grew over Uber Technologies Inc., put the ride-hailing company in the same league as the titans of tech: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google.But by Friday’s closing bell, the […]

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Stocks Are Getting Hammered — Here’s What to Buy Now

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped as much as some 700 points Monday, while the S&P 500 shed as much as 80 points (2.8%) after China retaliated against President Donald Trump’s increased tariffs on Chinese goods. What should you do now?With the S&P and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both down about 4.6% since their […]

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Warren Buffett Was Wrong About The Trade War

The legendary investor Warren Buffett may have a gift for recognizing risks and anticipating disasters, but he was off the money last year when he predicted there wouldn’t be a trade war between the US and China.”I don’t think either country will dig themselves into something that precipitates and continues any kind of real trade […]

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Wish You Would’ve Taken Profits Before The Pullback? Here’s How To Sell Stocks The Right Way

This week on the “Investing with IBD” podcast, we discussed the importance of profit-taking strategies. With the stock market pulling back amid trade war fears, it’s key to make adjustments to your portfolio. By learning how to sell stocks at the right time, you can make sure you’re locking in gains before they fade. We […]

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