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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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Bitcoin vs. Facebook Coin: How A Rivalry May Turn Into Mass Adoption

Ben Mezrich, the author of The Accidental Billionaires, later adapted for film as The Social Network, will be releasing a new book this month – The Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption. It gives an account of the rivalry between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins, which sets the twins down […]

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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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