Month: October 2019

Traders work, as a screen shows Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s news conference after the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rates announcement, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 30, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters October is ending strong. Here’s what’s next. The market is closing out October from a position of considerable
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Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) CEO Marc Benioff recently declared that capitalism is dead, suggesting that America “[Needs] a new, more sustainable, more equitable, more fair capitalism.” Benioff’s company is one of 193 American businesses that have signed the Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation that highlight’s the need for companies to address all the
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Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR) – which has been one of the better performing stocks of the cannabis sector – announced yesterday a couple more acquisitions and partnerships that could bode well for this stock.  The first announcement highlighted the closing of a sale-leaseback transaction with PharmaCann LLC (PharmaCann) for a property located in Dwight, Illinois.
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Over the trailing year, semiconductor and technology firm Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) has taken stakeholders on a wild ride. Right around this point in 2018, Nvidia stock was desperately treading water after a sharp bout of volatility. Unfortunately, the increasingly vitriolic U.S.-China trade war clouded the entire tech sector. Source: JHVEPhoto / Shutterstock.com Seemingly, though, we’re on
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U.S. equities are treading water ahead of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy decision, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average holding near the 27,000 level. While most stocks are holding steady ahead of what is expected to be another interest rate cut, energy stocks are weakening here as West Texas Intermediate drops back below the $55-a-barrel
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(credit Fidelity.com) Gold has basically been going sideways for about 2 months now, trending sideways after a local high. There is some debate out there about what level traders should watch for gold.  Your friendly Gold Enthusiast likes to err slightly on the side of caution for several reasons.  First, keeping levels “tight” leads to
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A customer browses the Mattel Barbie dolls section of a now closed Toys ‘R’ Us store. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of Mattel spiked more than 12% during extended trading after the company announced that its audit committee completed its independent investigation into
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Earlier this month, Credit Suisse analyst John Walsh said that “it takes a village” to assess General Electric (NYSE:GE) stock. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com I don’t agree with that sentiment. Heading into the company’s third-quarter earnings, due Oct. 30, I remain convinced that prior results show that the company’s aerospace unit remains strong, while
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This year, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) had some good news for customers: one-day shipping is now standard for Amazon Prime orders. But in last Thursday’s quarterly report, this translated into bad news for investors in AMZN stock. The effort contributed to a spectacular earnings miss: Last year, Amazon earned $5.75 per share in the third quarter. Analysts were expecting
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