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Powerball Lottery Now $510 Million: 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

Americans are told by some politicians and the media all the time now that the American Dream has died. After all, a life of hard work, saving money and endless ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Blue Apron, Gap, Harmony Gold, Myriad Genetics, Noble, Walmart and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Friday after Thursday's big-sell-off. Even with the turmoil in Washington, D.C., the markets are still very close to all-time highs. The one ...
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Energen’s Would-Be Permian Buyout — Are 2 Activist Investors Better Than 1?

It's one issue to have a well-known activist investor out calling for change and action in a company. It's a completely different issue when you get two activist firms nipping at ...
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Thursday’s Mixed Economic Reports: Jobs, Production, E-Commerce, Leading Indicators

On top of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes, there have been multiple economic reports issued this week. Thursday brought five different major views that measure broad economic activity, ...
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Triple Leverage ETFs Heading Into Emerging Market Bonds

The world of the triple-leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) has been deeply controversial. After all, they often have big tracking errors and they can face decay through time. Direxion has ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abbott Labs, Baxter, Cisco, NOV, Nucor, P&G, Target and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Thursday, but even with the turmoil in Washington, D.C., the markets are actually quite close to all-time highs. The trend that has dominated ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Agilent, Biogen, CB&I, Dick’s, Home Depot, Mylan, Teva and More

The one trend that dominated more than half of the eight-year bull market is that investors have managed to keep finding new reasons to buy stocks after every sell-off. ...
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Warren Buffett’s Top Stock Changes: IBM, GE, Synchrony, Sirius and More

Warren Buffett is often considered the greatest investor of the modern era. Having reached the status of the wealthiest person in the world before probably means he knows a thing ...
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How Kala Pharmaceuticals Could Rise 100% to 200%

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KALA) is a recent initial public offering that could come blessed with magical upside if its possibilities blossom into a positive reality. The company is targeting ...
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Why Are Consumers Expecting So Much More Inflation Than They Have Ever Seen?

The economy needs inflation. This notion is hard to explain to many people that higher prices are better than low prices when it comes to every days goods. Still, the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenterPoint, NetApp, NiSource, Nvidia, Orbital ATK, Weyerhaeuser and More

Stocks were indicated to open strong on Monday, with the Dow up almost 100 points and the S&P 500 up about 13 points. Even with the market being just under ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blue Apron, Edison International, Goldman Sachs, Kohl’s, Nvidia, Perrigo and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Friday after some selling pressure emerged this week after the markets kept hitting new highs. Still the one trend that dominated more ...
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10 Top Stocks Analysts Want You to Sell Now

After weeks of new highs after new highs in the Dow and S&P 500, investors have finally started to see some selling of stocks in August. This has historically not ...
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PPI Report Resurfaces With Hints of Deflation Again

It's one thing to say that there is no serious inflation. It's another issue entirely to be talking about the threat of deflation again. The U.S. Department of Labor released ...
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Blue Apron Customer Metrics Off to a Bad Start: Welcome to Being a Public Company!

By gosh, Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: APRN) has done it again! The pre-fabbed meal delivery service has managed to hit yet another post-IPO low after its first earnings report ...
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