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What China’s Downgrade Really Means for Your Money

When the public hears news that a major nation takes a major credit rating downgrade, it should bring at least some cause for concern. After all, it can imply that ...
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5 Stocks With Big Implied Upside and Limited Downside

The bull market entered its eighth year in 2017, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 have hit new all-time highs multiple times since the end of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Accenture, Ciena, Shake Shack, US Steel, Zions, China and More

Stocks were simply looking for direction, with no real bias up or down, on Wednesday. The markets have all bounced handily after last week's big sell-off, and investors should consider ...
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Can Noble Energy Shares Rise Over 50%?

Merrill Lynch resumed coverage of Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) with a Buy rating and assigned a $49 price objective on Tuesday. While the shares closed at $31.09 on Monday, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, Carvana, Cloudera, NCS Multistage, Noble Energy, Shopify, Xilinx and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Tuesday despite a deadly terror attack in England. Even with the bull market over eight years old, the reality is that investors ...
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Why Moody’s Now Also Has Downgraded Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE: FTR) is having a rough 2017. After its shares hit a decade-plus low of $1.19 earlier in May, now there has been a recovery, despite many ...
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Blackstone’s New $40 Billion Fund Shows Hard Proof in US Infrastructure Investing

In the age of mega-deals and unicorn valuations, perhaps nothing should be too shocking when it comes to size. That being said, a $40 billion private equity fund targeting infrastructure ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Ciena, Cree, Finish Line, Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Monday as a follow-on bounce from last week's early sell-off. Even with the bull market being over eight years old, investors have found ...
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10 Stocks Analysts Want You to Sell

Now that the bull market is more than eight years old and many of the pro-growth policies out of Washington may be muted or delayed, many investors are wondering how they ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Autodesk, IBM, Lumber Liquidators, NVIDIA, Salesforce, Symantec, T-Mobile, Wal-Mart and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday as a follow-on bounce from Thursday's recovery after Wednesday's major sell-off. Investors need to consider that the markets are still very close ...
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Should Exxon Mobil Investors Expect 30% Upside in Returns?

When most analysts issue Buy and Outperform ratings on Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 stocks, the typical projected upside is 8% to 15% at this stage in the ...
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Does Shake Shack Have Enough Upside to Justify This Analyst Upgrade?

Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) was one of the more recent hot post-initial public offerings that has gone from hot to "too hot to handle" for many investors. It's a ...
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Brazilian Stocks and ETFs Battered on Fresh Scandal News

If you have ever wondered if American politics is just too volatile, looking into Latin America might make even the most concerned Americans feel better about having stability. Brazil is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Expedia, Exxon, First Solar, Noble, Shake Shack, Symantec and More

Stocks got hammered on Wednesday after growing concerns that all or most of the pro-business efforts driving the market will be delayed or derailed. Major equity indexes were indicated lower again ...
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As Household Debt Hits New Highs in 2017, Serious Delinquency Rates Are Rising

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Household Debt and Credit Report for the first quarter of 2017. While the economy has been recovering and while things ...
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