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How to Protect Yourself From a Summer Stock Market Correction or Crash

It is now June, and the echoes of "sell in May and go away" are still ringing. In fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went negative for the year on ...
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Why Analysts Are Cooling to an Altera-Intel Deal

Shares of Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) have recently challenged multiyear highs due to reports late on Friday that Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) was in talks to acquire the company. Initially ...
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Goldman Sachs Tactical Trade Ideas to Buy in Front of Earnings

With Alcoa on the tape with numbers on Monday, and two big banks out Wednesday, the avalanche of fourth-quarter earnings will really hit the market next week in full force. ...
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It Is Not Too Late to Crash-Proof Your Portfolio for August and the Rest of 2014

The end of July turned out to be ugly for equity investors, and August started off on the wrong foot as well. On the July 31 drop of 317 on ...
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Goldman Sachs Top 5 Expected Earnings Surprise Winners

In a report out this week, the Goldman Sachs options research team listed its top 25 tactical trades for earning season. While the report includes many names, the trick is ...
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RadioShack Options: When the Tail Wags the Dog

RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) is in serious trouble financially. Or is it? We have recently seen one of the credit ratings agencies warn of a potential restructuring taking place in ...
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Would Warren Buffett Really Acquire Kellogg?

If you have followed Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) for very long, you know that Mr. Buffett loves to make acquisitions. He particularly likes the so-called "whale ...
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Huge Put Options Trading in Facebook Before Earnings

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is set to report earnings on Wednesday after the close. It turns out that some large investor must be worried about the stock dropping beyond a ...
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Can MannKind Shares Double Again on FDA Approval? (Final)

MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) has a serious victory within its grasp. The company has struggled to get its Afrezza inhalable insulin to market for years, and that dream now seems ...
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Despite the Big Drop, Call Options Dominate Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) may be down about 7% after its earnings signaled what is still a lack of serious growth in its turnaround strategy. What is interesting is that ...
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Ariad Joins Rumor Mill: Hope May Trump Reality

Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) is joining the ranks of the next big biotech acquisitions. At least so goes the rumor mill. Ariad fits the bill of many biotech acquirers ...
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Volatility and Options in MannKind Shaking Speculators Out

MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) is a stock that has been on a wild ride for many years. The company's inhalable insulin has been held up from being approved for years ...
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Here Come the Twitter Stock Options, Look Out!

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) became a legal short sell this week. That should include the caveat of whether your brokerage firm could even find shares to borrow. One trader told ...
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Beware New Short Sellers in Twitter Stock

This week will mark two key events for the post-IPO trading of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). The first issue is that traders and investors will begin to be able to ...
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Tesla Stock Options Trading Through the Roof Ahead of Earnings

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is set to report earnings on Tuesday and all eyes are going to be on the electric car maker's results. Expectations will be very high ...
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