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For many years following the burst of the dot-com bubble, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned a reputation as a sleepy investment. While it wouldn’t destroy your portfolio due to shoddy business practices causing volatility, Microsoft stock was hardly exciting. But in the last five years, that narrative has shifted: can this momentum continue into 2020 and beyond?
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A worker prepares to load a silicon wafer machine in a clean room at the Texas Instruments semiconductor fabrication plant in Dallas, Texas. Jason Janik | Bloomberg | Getty Images Take a look at the companies making headlines after the bell. Texas Instruments – Texas Instruments’ stock fell 1% in extended trading on Wednesday after
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After at least several dozen headlines affirming the phase-one U.S.-China trade deal in recent weeks, markets continue to float higher. And as more bullish investors participate in the market, fair valuations are of little concern. Slowing growth for companies whose stock prices are at 52-week highs is getting ignored, too. When the market’s optimism gets
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday that Netflix‘s earnings call fostered optimism about a company he once called “an open sore on the market.” “I love the call, I love the clarity of vision,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street,” referring to the video streaming giant’s conference call with analysts Tuesday afternoon after releasing better-than-expected
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Kazakh sanitary-epidemiological service worker uses a thermal scanner to detect travellers from China who may have symptoms possibly connected with the previously unknown coronavirus, at Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan January 21, 2020. Pavel Mikheyev | Reuters Fears that China’s latest coronavirus could disrupt travel and commerce, and slow economic growth sent a chill through global
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This bull market, now nearly eleven years old, has been marked by a preference for growth over value. Particularly over the last few years, “cheap” stocks, at least by traditional fundamental metrics, quite often have stayed cheap. Expensive stocks seemingly only get more expensive. Source: Shutterstock To market skeptics, that split is the sign of
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The middle of the winter season The futures market is oversold Sellers lurking above in natural gas It has been nothing short of a winter of discontent for the bulls in the natural gas futures market. As the withdrawal season approached in early November, the uncertainty of the average temperatures during the winter season caused
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Global index and fund provider MSCI said Tuesday that investors need to more readily integrate ESG metrics, or a company’s environmental, social and governance factors, into investing philosophies. “We are sounding the alarm bells that if you are an investment institution and you’re not embracing this and taking it into account, it’s going to be
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There’s a very exciting phenomenon going on right now — and no, I’m not talking about all the “UFO” sightings in California, Florida and Washington state. I’m talking about a new record that directly benefits investors in dividend-paying stocks. According to the S&P Dow Jones Indices, quarterly dividend payments increased substantially in the fourth quarter
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In late 2019, shares of premium fast casual restaurant chain Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) plummeted on the heels of a disappointing third-quarter earnings report that included the company’s slowest comparable sales growth rate in a year, significant margin compression and a reduced full-year comparable sales and margin guide. SHAK stock, which was flying high around $105
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Oil drops as the US-Iran hostilities de-escalate The Brent premium rises while the price falls A location, quality, and political risk spread Volatility in the crude oil futures arena increased significantly over the first days of 2020. The attack that killed the leader of Iran’s revolutionary guard increased the political temperature in the Middle East.
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