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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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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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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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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AmEx, Carnival, eBay, HP, IAMGOLD, Pfizer, Tech Data and Many More

Stocks were indicated surprisingly higher after international markets recovered more than might have been expected. The trend that has been static for 4 years now is that investors want to ...
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Interpreting the Old HP versus the New HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The old Hewlett-Packard is no more, but investors still got one last unified earnings report that they get to peruse for the state of the PC business for HP Inc. ...
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When Consumer Confidence and Consumer Sentiment Do Not Match Up

When economists and the public go after the same sort of economic data and come up with entirely different views, it generally means that someone has to be very wrong. ...
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Positive Revision for Third Quarter GDP

The United States got some good news for the economic yardstick measurement for growth. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was revised higher for the third quarter. The Department of Commerce and ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Avon products, Brocade, Emerge Energy, GameStop, Infoblox, Kinross Gold, Teladoc and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower on Tuesday, but this was due to international tensions after Turkey blew a Russian fighter jet out of the sky. This will likely be a thinner ...
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Analysts Start MyoKardia With Positive Ratings

MyoKardia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYOK) has now moved far enough beyond the October 28 IPO pricing that the analysts in the underwriting syndicate can now begin their awaited analyst coverage. The ...
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TPG & Leonard Green Score Private Equity Success in Petco

Private Equity firms often get a mixed scorecard by investors and by the public. Then there are the instances where private equity firms blow the doors off the barn in ...
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Why Goldman Sachs Sees Serious Upside for Teva for 2016

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) had a very hard time getting off the ground from 2011 through the start of 2014. This is the world's top generic drug maker, ...
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Why Credit Suisse Just Removed GE From Its Focus List

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been a top Dow Jones Industrial Average performer in 2015. The conglomerate's shares have performed better than other conglomerates, and now the Synchrony Financial ...
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Markit’s Flash PMI Hits More Than 2-Year Low in November

Monday brought a mixed view of economic data. First seen was the Chicago Fed National Activity Index improving, but still barely negative in October. Now the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing ...
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Chicago Fed Shows National Activity Ticked Up In October, But Still Negative

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a national report that is put together by a regional Federal Reserve branch, so it does have a broader merit than some ...
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