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5 Top Biotechs Where Future Multi-Billion Dollar Drug Pipelines are Valued Almost at Zero

Sometimes market volatility and outside shocks create a rift between market prices and real value. That may currently be the case in the largest stocks in the biotech sector within health ...
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Big Uptick in Consumer Confidence For June, But Cutoff Date Was Pre-Brexit Reaction

Tuesday's economic readings already showed a better than expected GDP revision for the first quarter and a gain in the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index. Now the Conference Board is ...
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First Quarter GDP Revised Higher, But Still Paltry

Did you ever get excited about Gross Domestic Product running just over 1 percent? If your answer is no, even if it is understandable, Tuesday may be an exception. First ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CIGNA, Dow Chemical, Dupont, Rio Tinto, Tesla, Travelers and Many More

Last Friday and this Monday saw extremely ugly post-Brexit trading in the stock market. Banking stocks were hit the hardest, as were most companies and sectors tied to Europe. Tuesday's ...
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GE Sells Off More Financial Assets, Sales Closer to Completion

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) keeps selling financial assets. What may be different now versus in 2015 is that the size of each deal seems smaller and smaller. Investors and ...
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How Brexit Just Cost Billions in Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Values

Warren Buffett is deemed by many investors and market watchers to be the greatest investor of the modern era. Some may not agree at all, but Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: ...
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Are Businesses More Worried About Regulation and Health Care Than About the Economy or Low Energy Prices?

Have you ever heard that politicians will only give the answers to the questions they want to answer, regardless of the question? It seems that businesses may now be in ...
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8 Post-Brexit Stock Winners For All Types of Investors

When times get tough, equity investors often flock to defensive stocks. This is traditionally food and water, utilities, consumer products, tobacco, beer and booze, and other things that people have ...
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Texas Manufacturing Remains Negative in June

Manufacturing activity is Texas continues to see pressure as the summer gets off to a start. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has signaled that June's manufacturing weakness continues despite ...
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U.S. Sees Wider Trade Deficit in May

Long live the trade deficit! For many Americans the month report on U.S. International Trade in Goods is simply called the U.S. trade deficit. After all, when was the last ...
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Did Stock Buybacks Already Go From A Record Level to a Halt in 2016?

It was just in the week of June 25, before the surprise of the Brexit news, that the market was told about record stock buybacks in the first quarter of ...
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7 Analyst Stock Picks Which Might Be Oversold on Brexit Fears, For Long-Term Value

After last Friday's 600+ point drop in the Dow, the reality is that the United States held up much better than Europe. Bank stocks were hammered and many European key ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alexion, Barrick Gold, Barclays, Coeur Mining, GW Pharma, SE, AGCO, HSBC, RBS and Many More

Things might have felt bad on Friday's post-Brexit surprise, but the Dow's drop of 610 points, a drop of 3.4%, was mild compared to European markets where many of the ...
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As Mega Millions and Powerball Lotteries Hit $612 Million, 12 Things Not To Do If You Win

With the lottery becoming the new American Dream rather than a lifetime of hard work, there is an amazing development taking place in the world of lotteries. Two different lotteries have ...
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Beyond Brexit, Analysts See Huge Upside in 7 Stocks Under $10

If 2016 is not one of the more weird years in financial markets, then what honestly is? Now we have an unexpected Brexit that threatens the future structure European Union to ...
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