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 • 2019/12/06
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While others work on Wall Street, you can write about it. But crafting an essay on finance is more than writing a literature work. It deals with creating...
 • 2019/12/04
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Stock investing is one of the most reliable ways to build wealth over the long-haul. You may not know it, but the value of a $10,000 investment in the S&P...
 • 2019/12/02
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By using Finscreener’s Earnings calendar, we can identify the companies from S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 index posting their earnings from the 2nd December...
 • 2019/11/30
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Crude Oil took a big hit last Friday, ending the day down 4.63% in holiday-thinned trading after Russia’s Energy Minister Novak seemed to indicate Russia...
 • 2019/11/26
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Earnings season rolls on this week with a mixed bag of earnings ratings from Finscreener.com. According to our data, no fewer than 12 large-cap S&P 500...
 • 2019/11/18
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Third-quarter earnings season rolls on this week with some heavy hitters in the US retail sector. Specific names lined up to report on November 19th are Home...
 • 2019/11/04
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is Wall Street's darling, and its recent announcement of Q3 earnings falling short of predictions has done little to shake its...
 • 2019/11/03
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America’s need for 5G speed has sparked a wildfire in Wall Street speculation about the investment potential of next-gen internet applications. Stocks...
 • 2019/11/03
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The third-quarter earnings season in the US is in full force. FactSet report that 71% of the companies in the S&P 500 have reported financial results for...
 • 2019/10/28
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Penny stocks, on the surface, look attractive because they generally have prices under $5. However, many penny stocks belong in that category for a reason...
 • 2019/10/28
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With the lingering trade dispute between the United States and China, along with global economic growth concerns, predictions of an impending recession...
 • 2019/10/15
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When stocks hit new highs, it could be a sign that the stock has been undervalued and that the market is gradually realizing this. It could also be as a...
 • 2019/10/15
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The year 2019 has been a monumental year for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), with the company reaching the trillion-dollar valuation mark. The...
 • 2019/10/09
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Despite the stellar year that the crypto market has enjoyed, you'll still be hard-pressed to find a market that is more volatile. The Bitwise 100 Total...
 • 2019/10/09
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With some economists and analysts arguing that the global economy is struggling and the income-seeking investors' bonds market underwhelming, a lot of...
 • 2019/10/07
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When the global economy seems to be facing an uphill battle, the US is set to impose an additional $7.5 billion worth of tariffs annually on a range of EU...
 • 2019/10/07
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Last week was particularly turbulent for US equity markets with the Dow Futures (CME GROUP: YM) down 890 points by Wednesday with the release of a weak...
 • 2019/10/04
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For value investors, seeking out stocks that are underpriced by the market is always of top priority. We screened for stocks trading around near their...
 • 2019/10/04
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For growth investors, recent Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) are a good hunting ground. Prices at IPO are theoretically the lowest prices that a company...
 • 2019/10/02
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The credit rating agency Fitch Ratings took the credit market by surprise when it unexpectedly announced it was downgrading Saudi Arabia’s debt credit...
 • 2019/09/24
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In the latest round of increasing tensions in the Middle East, US President Trump last week announced the deployment of US defence forces to Saudi Arabia and...
 • 2019/09/18
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A new trend has unfolded in the stock market over the past month.  Value stocks have been outperforming growth stocks. The Russell 1000 Value Index (RLV)...
 • 2019/09/18
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Word on the street has it that the U.S. Federal Reserve will deliver another rate cut when the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets on September 17 and...
 • 2019/09/16
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It seems a weekend is a long time in the oil market. Late last week the International Energy Agency (IEA) published their monthly oil market report where...
 • 2019/09/16
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Space-sharing firm WeWork was supposed to be the next Wall Street unicorn. A unicorn firm is a nickname given to start-up companies that become a quick...
 • 2019/09/13
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It seems there is a new story every day about the impending global economic slowdown and imminent US stock market correction. Last week US non-farm jobs grew...
 • 2019/09/06
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There is currently no shortage of commentaries about how the economy has peaked and that a recession is near. Most recently, experts are pointing at data...
 • 2019/09/06
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The U.S. Federal Reserve cut target rate to the 2% to 2.25% range on July 31, saying at the time that the move was only a "recalibration" necessitated by the...
 • 2019/09/02
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As Washington and Beijing continue to circle each other like two boxers sizing each other up, the sweet science of trade war is taking its toll on the...
 • 2019/09/02
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It sounds like Bits will soon be running with the publicly-traded big dogs and like many of the IT firms that have IPO’d in recent months, his company may...
 • 2019/08/20
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Market volatility has picked up in recent weeks and investors are starting to worry that a market correction could be around the corner. In July this year,...
 • 2019/08/20
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It has been a tough week in the US equity markets, with the Dow Jones Industrial Index falling as much as 800 points on Wednesday, but finishing the week...
 • 2019/08/19
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Artificial intelligence is the buzzy new technology that is catching the eye of investors both in the US and overseas. With $17.5 billion in funding raised...
 • 2019/08/19
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San Francisco-based Cloudflare is striking while the markets are still hot with their plans to go public this September. The company will soon join the ranks...
 • 2019/08/14
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Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has a new game plan for surviving the US-China trade standoff and it’s all about the business next door. In a recent note to...
 • 2019/08/13
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Anji Microelectronics, a Shanghai-based business that makes semiconductor products, started out their Monday morning in relative obscurity. They were one of...
 • 2019/08/12
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Walmart (NYSE: WMT) is due to report second-quarter financial results before the opening bell on August 15th. Analysts will be closely watching these results...
 • 2019/08/02
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All eyes are on China and the U.S. this week as the two countries continue their trade negotiations in an attempt to end the U.S.-China trade dispute. Also...
 • 2019/08/02
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The U.S. Federal Reserve said it would cut interest rates by a quarter point on Wednesday afternoon, the first rate cut since 2008, marking the end of an...
 • 2019/07/25
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Market participants are growing increasingly worried about the health of the global macroeconomy. The US/Chinese trade dispute runs hot and cold, with...
 • 2019/07/16
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The US stock market closed on a high last Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 27,000, and the S&P 500 Index over 3,000 after testimony...
 • 2019/07/09
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As it turns out, some of the best financial advice ever imparted to new investors comes from a four-hundred-year-old novel about a minor Spanish nobleman...
 • 2019/07/08
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It's about to be an interesting month in the stock market. The job market, the growth of which is part of how analysts determine how fast an economy is...
 • 2019/07/08
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After posting a loss in 2018, the early indications in 2019 are that stock will the year in the green. In the first half of the year, the S&P 500 and the...
 • 2019/07/08
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Investors are continuously looking for ways to improve performance in their stock portfolios. Professional investors call it alpha, the extra return you get...
 • 2019/07/08
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As second-quarter earnings season gets underway, several companies in the S&P500 will report results in July. We take a look at three potential losers...
 • 2019/07/04
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The S&P 500 posted its best first half in 22 years last week on Friday, due in large part to reassurances from the U.S. Federal Reserve in June....
 • 2019/07/01
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Computers have already changed how we live, work, invest and do business immeasurably and more changes are still coming. On Wall Street, for instance, there...
 • 2019/07/01
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It has been a great month for bitcoin, with the dollar value of the cryptocurrency up by nearly 46 percent in the one month period until 22:36 GMT on June 29...
 • 2019/07/01
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The world might be a bright place for many but these two biotech companies have had better days. Biotech is a fast-paced, fiercely competitive industry that...
 • 2019/07/01
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Small cap stocks can sometimes get a bad rap. Tech companies in this category are too big to have the scrappy-startup story that tugs at Silicon Valley...
 • 2019/07/01
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The market expects the US central bank (The Fed) to start cutting short-term borrowing costs this year. In previous economic cycles, Fed cuts tended to cause...
 • 2019/07/01
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Markets are likely to get a boost from the news over the weekend that the US and China agreed to restart trade talks at the G20 economic summit in Osaka...
 • 2019/06/27
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Last week’s deal saw big pharma giant Pfizer Inc. (PFE) agree to buy Array Biopharma for $10.64 billion in cash, in the latest biotech news. Pfizer aims to...
 • 2019/06/24
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Silicon Valley’s zeitgeist of ‘innovation’ and ‘disruption’ has a new public offering ambassador and it’s San Francisco-based Slack (NYSE: WORK)....
 • 2019/06/24
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In true Silicon Valley fashion, Facebook’s (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a big splash with his recent announcement to launch Libra – an...
 • 2019/06/24
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A low and falling interest rate environment can be very challenging for investors dependent on income from their portfolios to meet spending needs. The...
 • 2019/06/24
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This time last year, many Wall Street analysts and economists were expecting the central bank of the United States, also called the Federal Reserve Bank, or...
 • 2019/06/24
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H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) reported earnings on June 11, 2019, and investors received the news positively. H&R Block modestly exceeded consensus...
 • 2019/06/24
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Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported earnings on Wednesday, June 12th, sending shares higher when trading resumed. The athletic apparel maker...
 • 2019/06/20
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It's generally been a good year for the U.S. stock market given that just about all major stock indices — S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average,...
 • 2019/06/19
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All Silicon Valley can talk about right now is more integration – more cloud, more connection and more cooperation. Conversely, all the international...
 • 2019/06/18
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Five stocks in the S&P 500 equity index hit their 52-week low price in June, and they are all in the retail sector. The share prices of Nordstrom Inc...
 • 2019/06/18
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Stocks that traders like to tag cheap — mostly because they trade at a small nominal amount like below $10 — are a double-edged sword. On one side, this...
 • 2019/06/17
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Some say fortune favors the bold and giant SalesForce’s (NYSE: CRM) decision to buy big-data company Tableau for $15.7 billion is certainly not for the...
 • 2019/06/17
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The investment landscape can appear overwhelming, sometimes, with so many investment choices. One of the more difficult decisions for the modern investor is...
 • 2019/06/13
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Pessimism may be slowly creeping into the stock market. CNBC reported on Tuesday that two-thirds of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) responding to the most...
 • 2019/06/10
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The first thing that comes to mind when considering an investment in sustainable water companies is the potential for doing the planet earth some good by...
 • 2019/06/10
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Last week the oil market slipped into a bear market with prices down nearly 20% from their peak of $66.80 per barrel in April 2019. The quick pace of the...
 • 2019/06/10
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Gold prices hit their highest levels in 14 months on Friday as traders and investors aggressively increased expectations that the US Federal Reserve Bank may...
 • 2019/06/10
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Tech stocks sank in Q2 on concerns over trade wars between the US and China, pulling some larger SaaS names down in tandem, despite marginal connections to...
 • 2019/06/05
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The tech-inclined Nasdaq composite ped 1.6 percent over the course of a day at beginning of June after antitrust concerns were raised against some of the...