5 Speculative Biotech Analyst Picks With Upside Targets of 100% to 400%

Investors have remained buyers of stocks throughout much of the summer, and a stronger than expected earnings season has kept the market near all-time highs. Still, the nine-year-old bull market ...
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Gold Prices Slide on Stronger Dollar

It's been a tough year so far for gold. The yellow metal has dropped about $250 an ounce since the beginning of the year, or about 10%. Gold last closed ...
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5 Stocks Trading Under $10 That Have Huge Upside Potential

Most firms on Wall Street focus on large and mega-cap stocks, as they provide a degree of safety and liquidity. Unfortunately, many investors are limited in the number of shares ...
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Retailers That Are Scoring Big for Investors

With earnings across the country rising and the economy appearing to be in much better shape than in the past five years, consumer spending could be poised to jump. Retail ...
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Retailers Not Making the Grade Despite Strong Economy

Summer is winding down and we’ve reached that point of the earnings season when most retailers are reporting their quarterly results. While we have commented on some the retailers knocking ...
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Apple Returns to Perch as Dow Top-Performing Stock

For the first time since May of last year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has returned to the top of the chart as the Dow Jones industrial average's best-performing stock for ...
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3M Holds on as Dow’s Poorest Performing Stock

Industrial giant 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) received a slight boost to its share price last week, but the gain was not enough to lift it out of the Dow's basement. ...
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AppleInsider’s Dilger: Hardware is easy. Not.

From The myth of Apple’s impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business, posted last week by Daniel Eran Dilger: We’ve seen two decades of this cognitive dissonance posing as analysis ...
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JC Penney Faces Prospects of Closing Dozens of Stores Soon

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) closed more than 140 stores last year and faces the prospect it will need to close more soon. Today, it has 860 stores in ...
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As Amazon and Walmart Battle, Kroger Gets Stronger

Most of the headlines about the grocery wars are about the battle between Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Most recently, Walmart's management told investors its grocery ...
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Unemployment Below 3% in 9 States, Above 5% in 3

There is a wide range in the unemployment levels across the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The national rate is 3.9%. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, ...
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Turks smash, burn and shoot iPhones

“If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung on the other side.” —Recep Tayyip Erdoğan   From Wikipedia: Political scientists no longer consider Turkey as a fully fledged democracy, citing ...
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Why Apple is on fire: $217.58 edition

Two weeks ago it was Tim Cook’s bullish guidance, this week the easing of trade tensions with China.   Below: Apple vs. S&P 500. Click to enlarge. My take: ...
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Moody’s Hits Turkey With a Massive Downgrade

Against the backdrop of a trade war with the United States and a crumbling economy, Moody's has downgraded the rating of Turkey's sovereign paper from Ba3 from Ba2 and changed ...
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Aretha Franklin’s 50 Greatest Hits

When a panel of 179 music experts chose "The Greatest Singers of All Time" for Rolling Stone in 2008, Aretha Franklin — who died of pancreatic cancer on August 16 ...
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