Month: August 2019

Investors on Wall Street have been growing nervous in recent weeks, and for good measure. The yield curve has inverted, a strong signal a recession is coming. The trade tensions between the United States and China remain high. And President Donald Trump seems determined to bully the Federal Reserve into cutting rates aggressively and weakening
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Analysts tend to regard large market cap companies as good and stable long-term investments. Therefore, I personally do not make investment decisions on such solid stocks based on daily hype. However, even the darlings of Wall Street get held down from time to time. Today I’m going to discuss three stocks, 3M (NYSE:MMM), Johnson &
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Fridays leading into holiday weekends, particularly the Friday prior to Labor Day, usually don’t generate much excitement on Wall Street and if there is, it’s usually a bad sign. So with that in mind, today’s results were nothing to be concerned about. Source: ymgerman / Shutterstock.com In fact, the results for this Friday, the last
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One of the best ways to assess the health of a sector is by examining the Generals of the group. I use nine of the highest market capitalization names within the Gold Miners Index and have termed them the Generals. In this article, I examine how the group looks currently and what this means for
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For some investors, mid-cap stocks are a perfect hunting ground for stocks to buy. Small-cap stocks offer more volatility — and generally have underperformed in this bull market. Large-cap stocks often have so much coverage that finding a real buying opportunity is difficult. So mid-cap stocks — defined here as those with a market capitalization
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Whether it’s through stocks, bonds, ETFs, or other types of securities, all investors love seeing their portfolios score big returns. But for income investors, generating consistent cash flow from each of their liquid investments is their primary focus. Source: Shutterstock While cash flow can come from bond interest or interest from other types of investments,
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Apparently gold traders hadn’t seen the steady rise in the USD since Monday, but that’s OK, humans are exuberant critters especially when they’re trading. Here’s the chart for the US Dollar index UUP showing the Dollar’s week. (credit Fidelity.com) US-China trade war news was mixed. There was a burst of news that new talks were starting,
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Holiday shoppers at a Target store in Culver City, California. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images Despite retailers banking on acceleration in the fourth-quarter from holiday sales, Wells Fargo said fundamental trends have deteriorated. “While the majority of companies appear optimistic on their ability to drive solid growth in [the fourth quarter of 2019],
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The narrative surrounding Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock appears to stand in stark contrast to its business. Various inquiries by governments have overshadowed the headlines on FB. Though some accusations have affected Facebook stock more than others, it continues to support a relatively cheap valuation. However, it increasingly revealing a Facebook stock driven not by headlines, but
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Many investors looking for a home run, i.e., a growth stock that lifts their portfolios tremendously, have invested in Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT), the ride-sharing company that went public in March at an opening price of $87.24. On Mar. 29, the day of Lyft stock’s IPO, the shares reached  an all-time high of $88.60. Since then, the early
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