Author: <span class="vcard">Jon C. Ogg</span>

Unemployment skyrocketed and payrolls began a major retreat in March. Sadly, the reported numbers are just the start as they did not include the most recent data.
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Most investors think of bonds as safer and less volatile than stocks. However, it turns out that municipal bonds have a lot of exposure to a bad economy.
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Friday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades included CBOE, Citrix Systems, Etsy, Intercontinental Exchange, Lululemon Athletica, Microsoft, Peloton Interactive, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Twitter...
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Investors have been rewarding companies in a down stock market if they can withstand the new stay-at-home economic impact. On the flip side, investors have been punishing the companies which are...
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Tesla showed that this was its best first-quarter production and deliveries report yet. Even its Shanghai factory continued to reach record levels of production despite some significant setbacks.
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When the stock market has been clobbered so hard, investors are hoping to find any good news or positive companies that may be holding up in this COVID-19 battered economy. Shopify, Inc. (NYSE: SHOP)...
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The unemployment situation has gone from the best jobs market ever to an atrocious job market faster than any time in history.
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Shopify's crystal ball was no more powerful than the other companies that tried to offer annual guidance. It has suspended the prior financial expectations that it had issued for 2020.
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Everything was looking perfect for the banks at the start of 2020. Interest rates were expected to remain stable for the year, business was booming and regulators seemed to be easing up. Then the...
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With a recession all but certain in the coming economic reports, it's hard to get excited about some of the economic reports that would have included data ahead of the mass layoffs and furloughs.
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Total nonfarm private sector payrolls were down only 27,000 in ADP's report for March, but that did not include all the data.
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wednesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades included Allstate, AT&T, ADP, Baker Hughes, Carvana, CenturyLink, Cree, Intelsat, Mastercard, Vale, Visa and Zoom Communications.
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There are good times to attempt mergers and there are bad times to attempt mergers. There are also good mergers and there are some bad ones.
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Investors are looking for companies that are likely to withstand the carnage of the recession in the coming months. If the global financial crisis that unfolded from 2007 through 2009 is a model,...
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A fresh research report from Credit Suisse identifies two food service distributor stocks that have been hit extremely hard yet still have attractive long-term prospects.
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