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9 High-Quality Dividend Stocks for Volatile Times From Merrill Lynch

When the stock market becomes uncertain, investors often tend to flock toward defensive stocks or stocks that have very high-quality earnings. That generally means that their dividends are deemed safe ...
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Crude Oil Stockpile Slips, Refining Runs Continue to Fall

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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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, BBVA, Dean Foods, SolarCity, Valero and Many More

Stocks got a big boost on news that Janet Yellen is talking down the Federal Reserve's desire to hike interest rates no matter what. Investors in 2016 have used rallies ...
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Apple Short Interest Dips Again

The short interest in Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock fell 3.7% in the latter weeks of last month to 63.5 million shares. That was for the period that ended January ...
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2 Cent Gas in Venezuela

Depending on who is counting, based on currency exchange rates, whether gasoline is priced by liter or gallon, the price of a gallon of gas is about two cents in ...
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Public Company Unicorn: Groupon

On November 4, 2011, Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) began trading, after pricing its initial public offering at $20. The stock opened at $28 and moved as high as $31 that ...
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States Where the Middle Class Is Dying

Despite the country’s unemployment rate falling below 5% in January for the first time since 2008, and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time since ...
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The 6 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks: Short Sellers Pile on Alcoa, Freeport-McMoRan Again

Among the six most heavily shorted stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange, short sellers continued to pile on Alcoa and Freeport-McMoRan between the January 15 and January 29 ...
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The 6 Most Shorted Nasdaq Stocks: Short Sellers in Retreat

As the market volatility continued in late January, what were the short sellers up to? Well, among the most heavily shorted stocks traded on the Nasdaq, they mostly retreated between ...
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SolarCity Stock Outlook Crushes Stock

SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results after markets closed Tuesday afternoon. For the quarter, the solar PV installer posted an adjusted diluted net loss per share ...
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The 7 Best Gold Stocks of 2016 Are on Fire

If you traveled back in time to the last day of 2015, gold looked like it was at risk of finally dropping under $1,000, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
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Analyst Says Buy These 3 Top Chip Stocks During Tech Wreck

Market corrections and sell-offs are always the same. What started as a trickle can turn into a torrent fast, and once the margin calls come a knocking, things can get ...
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The 10 Richest U.S. Presidents

Primary season is now underway, and in less than a year the United States electorate will vote for the nation’s 45th president. Most of the leading candidates among both Republicans ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Freeport-McMoRan, Kinross Gold, Pfizer, Plains All American, Salesforce, Tesla, Yelp and More

Stocks were getting pounded on Tuesday. The selling pressure seems to not have an end in 2016, even after investors successfully bought every dip for over four years. It still ...
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Merrill Lynch Says No Value in Energy: Only 2 Dividends Safe Now

You knew it was coming, and last week brought the very unpleasant truth. ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced a wider-than-expected quarterly loss and revealed plans to slash its dividend to $0.25 ...
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