Tuesday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

March 21, 2017: The S&P 500 closed lower on the day, down 1.24% and 29.46 points to 2,344.01. Separately the DJIA closed down 1.14% on the day at 20,668.01, down ...
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Monday’s Biggest Winner and Loser in the S&P500

March 20, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat on the day, down 0.20% and 4.80 points to 2,373.46. Separately the DJIA closed down ever so slightly 0.04% on the ...
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Top Stocks Will See Massive Buying and Selling on S&P Quarterly Rebalance

All indexes rebalance on a quarterly basis as price movement constantly upsets the actual percentage that is supposed to be allocated. With the S&P 500 being the most influential index ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 10 Reasons to Stay Long the S&P 500

Monday was six years to the day that the market bottomed and then started to claw its way back from the mortgage disaster related sell-off, and investors are now at ...
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Why the Market Could Sell Off Another 10%

From a year-to-date peak of 2,011 on September 18, the S&P 500 has given up 4% in 15 trading sessions. At that rate the index could drop another 10% before ...
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GM Raised to Investment Grade by S&P

Standard & Poor's has decided that General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) is now investment grade. The credit ratings agency raised GM's corporate credit rating to "BBB-" from double "BB+" and ...
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Does Tesla Deserve a Junk Bond Rating?

Standard & Poor's examined Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ: TSLA) debt and did not like what it saw. It issued a B- rating, below the level that categorizes the debt as ...
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S&P Downgrades Russian Oil, Natural Gas Giants

Six of Russia’s largest publicly traded companies were downgraded Monday morning by ratings agency Standard & Poor's. The six include the country's largest oil producer, Rosneft; its largest natural gas ...
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Deutsche Bank Identifies Next S&P 500 Candidates

Typically when stocks are added to the S&P 500, there is a flurry of buying as the stocks are actually inserted into the index and index funds. There is also ...
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Keurig Green Mountain Added to the S&P 500

After markets closed on Friday, Standard & Poors announced several changes in its indexes. The big news in the announcement was the addition of Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) ...
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S&P: Sony Credit Rating Down to Near Junk

Citing competition that is more intense, an earnings recovery that is slower than expected and profitability that will not improve without more restructuring, Standard & Poor's on Friday morning cut the long-term corporate ...
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Credit Rating Downgrade Puts EU on Par With U.S.

The United States has lived with a Standard & Poor's AA+ long-term credit rating for more than two years. That ratings cut was driven by the first threat of a U.S. ...
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Contentious Budget Talks Prompt S&P Downgrade of EU Credit Rating

On Friday, the Standard & Poor's ratings agency lowered its long-term credit rating on the European Union, citing threats to its cohesion and deteriorating creditworthiness of its 28 member nations. The ...
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S&P 500 Waves Goodbye to J.C. Penney on Black Friday

Standard & Poor’s on Friday announced that J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is getting booted from the S&P 500 index effective after markets close on November 29th. It’s just ...
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The 11 Countries That Still Have Perfect Credit

A bipartisan deal was reached to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday. While this provides immediate relief, the agreement is only a short reprieve. Funding ...
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