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Some MLP Funds Keep Holding Kinder Morgan — Big Time

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is now the top infrastructure stock in the energy sector. Its unit roll-up acquisitions and consolidations have been completed. In November and October it was ...
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The Case for Deflation After Labor Department Released CPI and PPI

So, all those fears about deflation that everyone was worried about in theory, they just might be starting to unfold, but this may be largely tied to falling oil and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Coach, Gap, FXCM, Lululemon, Netflix, Target and More

Stocks were down again on Friday morning ahead of the weekend. It remains to be seen what the trend will be for 2015, but throughout 2014 (and before) investors proved ...
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Lower Oil Prices and the Initial Impact on Houston

If there is one major city in the United States that doesn't want oil to remain at or under $50 per barrel for very long, it has to be Houston, ...
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The Most Negative IBM Analyst Case Remains Firmly Against It

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) still offers a serious conundrum for investors. It looks dirt cheap on the surface, one of the cheapest DJIA stocks, but the problem is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Barrick Gold, Corning, Groupon, Peabody, SolarCity and More

Stocks were mixed on Thursday after two days of losses. While sell-offs have been sharp and out of the blue, investors have time and again shown that they will buy stocks on ...
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How Much Could BlackBerry Fetch in a Buyout?

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) is a company that has so far just refused to die. Its market share has dwindled to the league of irrelevant versus iPhone and Android, but ...
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30-Year Treasury Auction at All-Time Record Low Yield

Earlier on Wednesday, we discussed how the interest rate hike cycle is looking as though it is being pushed farther and farther out. The Federal Reserve likely will just have ...
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Fed Interest Rate Hikes Keep Getting Pushed Out Farther and Farther

When interest rates will be raised by the Federal Reserve has been debated for quite some time. Now the argument is becoming more solid that interest rates will not be ...
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Consumer Conundrum: Lower Gas Prices Not Adding to Retail Sales

Plummeting oil prices are supposed to act as a huge pay raise for consumers. After all, less money filling up your car means more to spend elsewhere. Needless to say, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ARM, CDW, Chesapeake, Garmin, Red Hat, Verizon and More

Stocks were lower on Wednesday after giving up a big gain on Tuesday. What has been seen repeatedly is that investors will buy stocks on weakness, or they will buy ...
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What to Expect From J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Earnings

This week marks the official opening of earnings season for the fourth quarter, and this will also mark a prelude and guidance factory for what investors are to expect in ...
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Short Sellers Change Bets Against Top Warren Buffett Stocks

Everyone seems to still be enamored with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). Unfortunately, the Oracle of Omaha and his top trading professionals have come under at least ...
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Merrill Lynch 2015 Outlook for Stocks, Bonds, Energy, Income, Themes and More

The strategist team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has released its first RIC Report for 2015. While it also analyzes what didn't work in 2014, the more important issue ...
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Bullish Analyst Duel in Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has a bullish duel taking place in the analyst community on Tuesday. Citigroup raised its rating to Buy from Neutral with a $354 price target. Argus ...
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