Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Stays Dovish in Last FOMC Meeting Ahead of 2015

Wednesday marked the last Federal Reserve meeting for the year 2014. The big question was whether or not Janet Yellen and fellow members of the Fed would leave in the ...
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4 Top Internet of Things Stocks for 2015

As we continue to advance, more businesses and companies come on the scene to innovate new technologies that can make our lives easier and further connect us. Merrill Lynch has ...
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Drilling Rig

2015 Outlook for Oilfield Services Inescapably Tied to Tumbling Crude Prices

The world’s four largest oilfield services companies posted all-time share price highs in mid-2008, when crude oil prices were nearing a record high above $140 a barrel. Then two of the four firms ...
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Crude Oil Price Hammered by Jump in Gasoline Stockpiles

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 800,000 barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude ...
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The Cuba Trade for Investors, Sort Of

With news breaking on Wednesday that American Alan Gross has been released from prison in Cuba, after five years or so, there is also news that President Obama is overhauling ...
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Tesla Model S

Analyst Forecasts Tesla Sales 40% Below Company’s Estimate

Saying that low gasoline prices could cause problems for the electric carmaker, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas forecast sales for Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) at 300,000 units by 2020, ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Calpine, LendingClub, Rocket Fuel, Symantec, Verizon and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday as investors continue to buy weakness and look for value amidst a weak international situation. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports ...
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Oil Tanker

Why Oil Is Being Hurt by US, and Why Oil Goes Back Up in 2015

Trying to peg the bottom in oil is quite simply a guessing game. Still, with the gyrations and price swings, some investors have to wonder if the worst has been ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

American beer sales have followed a downward trend in recent years. After reaching a peak of 219 million barrels in 2008, total U.S. shipments have declined to just 211.7 million ...
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Railroad Oil Tank Cars

What This Bounce in Major Oil Giants Means

Oil did not start Tuesday on a good note, but it did make a strong recovery, and that is reflected in the stock prices of some major oil companies. Crude oil ...
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Shopping Cart Full of Christmas Presents

Which Retailers Will Be Sales Winners on Final Weekend Before Christmas?

Super Saturday, December 20, is expected to be the single busiest selling day of the holiday season. Consumer sentiment is on the rise among both high- and low-earners, and falling ...
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Gold and Silver

Gold and Silver Outlook for 2015

In the past 12 months, gold has traded as high as around $1,380 an ounce and as low as about $1,140 an ounce. From its starting point at around $1,220, ...
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Can Anything Save Russian ADSs, ETFs and Funds?

Despite efforts to stabilize the crumbling ruble, the Russia trade just seems to keep going from bad to worse. The carnage has gone to the point that a financial trade ...
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Hydrogen fuel cell

Despite a Loss, FuelCell Energy Powers Through Earnings

FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) reported its fourth-quarter results on Monday evening as -$0.02 in earnings per share and $54.41 million in revenue. This was against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of ...
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CVS Jumps Into Dividend Hikes and Larger Buybacks

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) apparently wanted to have its turn at the dividend hike and stock buyback game. The pharmacy giant announced Tuesday that it has decided to increase ...
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