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The 4 Stocks That Dominated Thursday’s Market

December 11, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following an upbeat report on retail sales from the U.S. Census Bureau. Only energy and basic materials sectors are trading lower today, ...
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Solid December for Dividend Hikes and Big Stock Buybacks

December can be an odd month for many investors and corporations alike. While tax planning can always come up as an issue for investors, and while December can be a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Carried the Market on Friday

December 4, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday after the federal government released a better-than-expected report on employment. Job gains rose to their highest level since 2012, and aggregate wages ...
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MasterCard Chases Visa on Dividend Hike and Stock Buyback

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has decided to chase rival Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) with a dividend hike. The credit card processing giant announced on Tuesday that its board of directors ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA

November 25, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday but the gains were small heading into the long weekend. The second reading on U.S. GDP was higher than expected, but that ...
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RBC’s 5 Stocks to Buy on Near-Term Weakness

After pushing ever higher since the mid-October lows, the stock market is starting to hit an overbought wall. While the overall indicators for equities remain very bullish, the short-term indicators ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Weighed Down Friday’s Market

November 14, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Friday following a jump in U.S. consumer sentiment coupled with better-than-expected reports on eurozone GDP. Even oil is performing better today, likely due ...
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The 5 Most Revered DJIA Stocks Since the V-Bottom

It seems hard to imagine that the markets were in a panic selling mode just under one month ago. The peak selling took place in most Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
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The 4 Stocks That Pushed the Blue Chips Higher

November 5, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday following Tuesday’s election results that will install Republicans in control of both the U.S. House and Senate. The ADP report did its ...
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Can Apple Win the Mobile Payment War?

When pharmacies Rite Aid and CVS shut off the capability of their checkout terminals to accept payment by Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Apple Pay program, the decision drew a lot ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Boosted the Market

October 31, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday following a sharp boost to the Bank of Japan’s quantitative easing program. The dollar got stronger against the yen, dropping gold and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Aegerion, Avon, Atmel, LinkedIn, Ocwen, Visa and More

Stocks screamed higher on Friday on a surprise Japan expansion of its own stimulus and quantitative easing measures. Investors have proved, even during October, that they are willing to buy ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Dominated the Market

October 30, 2014: Markets opened mixed again on Thursday with the DJIA opening higher on the strength of a big earnings beat by the index’s most influential component. The first ...
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Visa and MasterCard Earnings Tell a Tale of a Better Consumer

Earnings season has been in full swing, and now investors have gotten their chance to see both of the largest credit card processing systems. The earnings reports were solid for ...
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