Natural Gas Price Ticks Higher as Storage Reaches All-Time High

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 9 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 20. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Early Deals Drive Pre-Thanksgiving Spending

Savvy shoppers keep an eye peeled for bargains from about Halloween all the way until Black Friday. The week of the Thanksgiving holiday focuses attention on shopping and sales, and ...
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Crude Oil Price Dips Then Rises After Inventory Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Consumer Sentiment Now Better in Lower Incomes vs. Higher Incomes

It was just this week that 24/7 Wall St. pointed out that Consumer Confidence from the Conference Board did not match up with the preliminary report from the University of ...
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New Home Sales Rise 11% in October

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that sales of new homes in October rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Mixed View on Personal Income & Spending vs. Rate Hike Expectations

If you read all the reports about weak retail spending, you might wonder how all those dollars saved on gasoline are ending up in the economy. Now add in continually strong ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Setting Up For Strong Employment and Payrolls

Something just feels odd about the jobs market these days. The concerns of a serious slowing in new jobs seemed to have abated, but the Consumer Confidence had a serious ...
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Farm Income Forecast Dips Again

In its November forecast of farm sector income and finances, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Services projects farm sector profitability will decline for the second straight year in 2015. ...
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SunTrust Analyst Very Bullish On 3 High Dividend Data Center Stocks

One of the best things a Wall Street firm can do is add an analyst to their research staff that has direct knowledge of the industry they cover from having ...
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Durable Goods Look Quite Durable for October

Each report on Durable Goods feels like a bit of a wild card. After all, things like cars and planes and a whole host of other big-ticket capital goods are ...
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Short Interest in 3D Printing Stocks Declined as Share Prices Tumbled

Short interest during the two-week period ending November 13 declined in three of four 3D printing stocks we follow. Share prices for all four stocks fell over the two-week period, ...
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Short Sellers Rekindle Enthusiasm for Solar

Short interest moves among solar stocks increased during the two-week reporting period that ended on November 13. In the solar sector all five companies we watch saw short interest rise. ...
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Short Sellers Continue to Back Off Major Semiconductors

The short interest data have come out for the November 13 settlement date. It is important to note that semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and ...
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Short Sellers Run for Cover From Major Biotechs

The short interest data are out for the November 13 settlement date. Biotech companies are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big upside and big downside. FDA rulings can ...
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4 Retailers That Will Offer the Biggest Discounts to Holiday Shoppers

They call it Black Friday for a reason, because generally retailers are “in the black” for the year by the time it rolls around and all the shopping for the ...
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