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2018 Outlook: Credit Suisse Sees Big Upside for 5 Top Picks in Exploration & Production

Credit Suisse has made some major changes to its oil and gas coverage universe. The firm initiated coverage on 38 exploration and production (E&P) companies, as well as the major ...
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Rising Producer Prices May Have Solidified Fed’s Rate Hike Care

When investors and economists think about the start of a Federal Reserve meeting for interest rates, they generally think of unemployment and inflation in their mix about how the decision ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Freeport-McMoRan, Medtronic, Northrup Grumman, SailPoint, Stitch Fix, Verizon and More

Stocks have hit all-time highs, and the major indexes were indicated to open marginally higher on Tuesday ahead of this week's likely Federal Reserve decision to raise interest rates. The ...
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10 Large-Cap Tech Stocks Expected to Outperform Apple and Amazon in 2018

It is no secret that there is an ongoing, raging bull market taking place, and not just in 2017. The business climate is getting back to having the best pro-business feeling ...
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Is Now the Best Time to Be a Temporary Worker and in the Gig Economy?

At the end of 2017, it turns out that the official unemployment rate is barely 4%, and overall wage growth has been rather slow to catch up with inflation and ...
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Will Consumers Trust Generic Viagra?

If there is one drug from pharmaceutical giants that may have changed the world in lifestyle, Viagra might be the first one that comes to mind. It has helped millions ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADP, Bluebird Bio, DaVita, First Solar, Square, SunPower, US Steel and More

Stocks recently hit all-time highs, and they were indicated to open marginally higher on Monday. The trend that has continued to prevail is investors buying all the big market sell-offs. Investors ...
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Can the ‘Bitcoin Stocks’ Really Stay (or Come Back) Bitcoin Winners?

The excitement around bitcoin has been understandable. With it seeing exponential gains in 2017, the benchmark cryptocurrency has drawn enough attention for itself and for other cryptocurrencies. At the end ...
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Unemployment and Payrolls Remain Strong in November

The U.S. Department of Labor showed yet another strong payrolls and unemployment report. The official unemployment rate for November is at a 17-year low, and payrolls surprised higher with a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Boston Scientific, Ciena, GoDaddy, Kratos, Lipocine, Repligen, Teladoc and More

Stocks have hit new all-time highs in recent days, and they are indicated to open higher on Friday. The trend that has continued to prevail has been for investors to ...
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How Exxon Mobil Could Return as a Top Dow Stock in 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) has been a serious Dow Jones Industrial Average laggard in 2017. The fall from grace has been monumental considering that Exxon has a market value ...
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5 Top Stocks Seeing Multiple Analyst Upgrades & Price Hikes

Stocks have hit all-time highs in recent days, and investors have to keep in mind that the mega-bull market is now nearing 9 years old. There has been a trend ...
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Jobless Claims Add More Base for Strong Payrolls and Unemployment Report

Another solid jobs number is setting the tone for Friday's unemployment and payrolls report. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that weekly jobless claims for the week of December 2 ...
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How Goldman Sachs Could Rise 20% in 2018 (Maybe 40% Over Time)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) could be in for a good 2018. This stock has greatly lagged the market gains in 2017, and it has lagged peer bank and ...
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2018 Outlook: How Exxon, GE, IBM, Merck and Disney Could Be the Top Dow Stocks

It's a raging bull market, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has enjoyed incredible gains in 2017. As 2018 gets ever closer, investors have to decide how they will invest ...
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