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How Nasdaq 4,700 Compares to All-Time High of 5,132 Back in 2000

The bull market is in full swing and the panic of late September and early October seems like a distant memory. The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high above ...
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Credit Suisse Sees 2,200 S&P 500 in 2015, With Increased Market Volatility

The era of quantitative easing has been marked with historically low volatility, which is due in part to the predictable nature of Fed policy. Credit Suisse says that the macro ...
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5 Stocks That Will See Huge Buying Friday on Russell 2000 Rebalance

As we have touched on in the past, all the major indexes periodically rebalance to account for changes in stock prices and the percentage to which the stocks are allocated ...
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Top Stocks That Will See Huge Buying in S&P Index Quarterly Rebalancing

All stock market 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 ...
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Malaysia Flight 17 and Other Things That Could Collapse Markets

The world equity markets did not react much to the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 in Ukraine, apparently hit by a missile. After a brief sell-off, most of the major ...
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Apple, IBM and Others Will See Selling Into S&P 500 Rebalancing

All indexes are objects in motion, despite their static nature, and the S&P 500 is just like the rest. On the close of trading Friday, there will be the quarterly ...
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How Barron’s Drove the DJIA to All-Time Highs on Monday

This past weekend's edition of Barron's may be solely responsible for driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to new highs on Monday. The Dow hit a new high of ...
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Index Cheat – Both Google Stocks Stay After Split in S&P 500

Ok, when indexes break (change) their rules they start setting investors up for serious disappointment and confusion down the road. S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced a revised treatment of ...
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Russell 2000 Rebalance May Bring Huge Buying in Key Stocks

Typically when any major index does a rebalancing, there is a large amount of buying and selling that takes place as the index resets to the new percentage assignments for ...
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Top 2013 IPOs to See Major Volume Around Russell 2000 Index Change

This year was a banner one for initial public offerings (IPOs). Now many of those top names will be added to the Russell 2000 on December 20, 2013. What this means ...
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Will Apple Keep Nasdaq from a Record High?

A year ago, the idea that the Nasdaq Composite could reach its record high, set on March 10, 2000, seemed preposterous. That high was 5,132.52, and it had been driven up ...
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Facebook Finally Joins the Prized S&P 500 Index

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is getting the wish that many index investors have been hoping would happen. In fact, many index traders were expecting that Facebook would be added to ...
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As Stock Markets Surge, Could Twitter Finally Be a Good Way to Predict Trading?

There have been a long line of companies set up based on the ability to use Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTR) to predict the direction of the stock market, and to even forecast ...
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Did the Delayed DJIA Record Cause the Sell-Off?

Stocks rise and fall for many reasons, many of which seem very counterintuitive. So what are investors supposed to take out of Wednesday's stock market sell-off? Hopefully, not much, but ...
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The Six Worst S&P 500 Stocks of 2013

The S&P 500 Index has been challenging all-time highs yet again this week. Once the government got out of the way in Washington D.C. things got back on track. 2013 ...
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