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10 Big Bets Behind a No. 1 Fund’s 27% Return

Actively managed funds have not, on average, had the best of performance in recent years, especially compared to their passively managed counterparts. But that doesn’t mean they have all been a disappointment. The Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Fund, managed by Kyle Weaver, has been the best performing mutual fund over the past 12 months with […]

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S&P 500 Setup Has Only Occurred One Other Time In Last 70 Years

Market Was A Bit Extended Short-TermMonday’s session saw the first close above the S&P 500’s upper Bollinger Band (purple arrow) since the current rally began in late December 2018. In early February, the market approached the upper band and then took a very brief pause (blue arrow). Tuesday’s session featured an intraday reversal that started […]

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Hidden Headwinds Could Trigger Nike Reversal

Dow component Nike, Inc. (NKE) is trading near an all-time high in the upper $80s ahead of Thursday’s post-market earnings release, when the company is expected to report fiscal third quarter earnings per share of $0.64 on revenue of $9.59 billion. The stock sold off and bottomed out at an eight-month low after the footwear […]

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Why JPMorgan Has Underperformed the Large Banks in the 2019 Rally

There is a market adage that a rising tide lifts all ships. In short, a rising stock market is supposed to lift all stocks. The reality is that it doesn’t always work out that way, and sometimes the performance metrics look quite different. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is supposed to be the best […]

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Why Investors Should Brace For The ‘Oncoming Bust of 2019’

Despite a strong rebound from its fourth-quarter low, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) opened trading on Tuesday still 5.2% below the all-time record high set last September. “We think there is more downside in this correction,” says Morgan Stanley. “We believe that our call for a boom/bust almost 3 years ago is well advanced. Many […]

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Here Is Why And How Every Individual Investor Has A Chance Of Beating Wall Street

BackgroundThe regular releases of the S&P Index-Vs.-Active report card “SPIVA” show that over longer time periods, there are only 10-20% of mutual funds that can beat the index. The ones that just did, rarely do it again.Wall Street Pro may look brilliant on the first few sights. But after digging deeper, you may soon conclude […]

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Will the Decade-Old Bull Market Momentum Last? 5 Picks

The Wall Street bull run completed 10 years on Mar 9. Historically this is the longest bull run of the U.S. stock markets. During this period, the Dow has gained nearly 300%, the S&P 500 has jumped more than 400% and the Nasdaq Composite has surged nearly 500%.As a result of these enormous gains, several […]

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Why the Feared Google-Facebook Duopoly Will Grow Faster Than Expected

Digital advertising giants Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (FB), thought to have limited growth because of their giant market shares, are now poised for dramatic gains in a market that’s much bigger than expected. According to Morgan Stanley, this bigger than expected surge in the two tech giants’ bread-and-butter businesses cold sharply boost their […]

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Dow Jones Led By Goldman Sachs, But Sellers Still Dictate The Action

Sellers were in the stock market again Friday, but the major stock index were off session lows. Top stocks in the Dow Jones today included Goldman Sachs (GS), up 1%. On the Nasdaq, Costco(COST) stock was a big earnings winner, up 5%.In late-afternoon trading, the S&P 500 cut its decline to around 0.5%. The Dow […]

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Protect Your Portfolio by Buying These Mega-Cap ETFs

After a strong start to 2019, many investors are looking for segments of the market that could protect capital from a significant pullback. While some are choosing to reduce their exposure to equities, others may want to consider a position in some of the largest companies as a way to mitigate the impact of a […]

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