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The Best- and Worst-Performing DJIA Stocks in 2014

The bull market may be five and a half years old, but stocks have been fighting each week to hit newer highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up ...
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Short Sellers Run for Cover in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 15 settlement date are out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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The Best Performing DJIA Stocks of 2014

The bull market may be five and a half years old, but stocks have been fighting each week to hit newer highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was up ...
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Credit Suisse Gold Standard Yield Stocks May Be the Safest to Own Now

Often the reason Wall Street takes a liking to a specific stock or sector is the momentum is there to drive it higher. The problem with that is, when momentum ...
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U.S. Hepatitis Problem to Continue Driving These 4 Top Stocks

For a variety of reasons, the cases of chronic hepatitis in the United States have surged dramatically over the past 20 years. Currently, it is estimated that more than 3.2 ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market

September 12, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday as the energy sector and utilities opened weaker. The stronger dollar weakens the crude price and raises Treasury rates which hurts utilities ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the August 29 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

September 5, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday following a disappointing report on employment that investors later took as a signal that the Fed might extend its easy money policy. ...
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What This Skin Cancer Drug Approval Really Means to Merck

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) has received approval from the FDA to bring its new drug to market. The drug is called Keytruda and it is designed to treat ...
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The 4 Stocks That Steered the Market

September 3, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday following a report -- later said to be inaccurate -- of a cease-fire in Ukraine. Equities have drifted lower all day. The ...
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Top-Yielding Stocks Dominate UBS Equity Focus List for September

With the holiday and the traditionally slow dog days of August over, trading volume and the equity capital markets should all start returning to normal. With only one-third of 2014 ...
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Short Interest Swings in High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data are out for the August 15 settlement date. 24/7 Wall St. reviews the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a sense of what short sellers may be ...
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The 4 Stocks That Helped Lift the S&P Above 2,000

August 25, 2014: Markets opened higher on Monday, and the S&P pushed above the 2,000 mark for the first time ever about an hour after trading opened this morning. All ...
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The 4 Stocks That Carried the Market

August 14, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday after a slightly worse-than-expected report on new claims for unemployment benefits.  U.S. export prices were higher in July and natural gas prices ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data is out for the July 31 settlement date. We often review the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a barometer of what short sellers may be thinking. ...
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