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Why Stock and Bond Investors May Want to Pursue a Chicken-Bull Strategy in 2020

As 2019 comes to an end and 2020 comes into focus, many analysts, strategists and economists are busy making forecasts for the next year. Some are even looking further out ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CSX, Hess, McDonald’s, Netflix, Nike, Oracle, RingCentral, Starbucks, Tesla, VMware and More

Stocks sold off on profit-taking and no major news driving events on Monday, and that was also seen on Tuesday morning, with the Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 futures ...
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Wall Street’s Predictions for Amazon vs. Microsoft in $10B JEDI Protest

The fight over the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) pact is going to continue for quite some time. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has formally filed its complaint after the ...
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Canaccord Genuity Joins Most Bullish S&P 500 Forecasts for 2020

At the end of each year, it is quite common, and expected, that each major firm will issue their forecasts for the economy, interest rates and the stock market in ...
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Survey of Economists Sees Recession Odds Higher for 2021 Than 2020

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) releases monthly data that is used to forecast expected strength or weakness in the economy in the near future. Despite the media being ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Chevron, Dow, JD.com, Lululemon, 3M, Macy’s, Nucor, PNC, RH, RingCentral, WingStop, Zillow and More

Stocks surged higher after Friday's very strong payrolls and unemployment report, but Monday looked directionless with S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average futures down less than 0.1% each. Investors ...
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10 Large-Cap Stocks Up 1000% to 4000% Over the Past Decade

As 2019 comes to a close, a new decade will be upon us. The incredible bull market will also be in its 11th year since the V-bottom marked in March ...
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November Payrolls Surge Much More Than Expected

This week's weak payrolls report from ADP had the market bracing for low payrolls numbers on Friday after signaling contraction in manufacturing, commodity producers and retailers. ADP's Mark Zandi even ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Anthem, Ciena, Dollar General, Encana, Lennar, Lululemon, Sage Therapeutics, Target, Tesla, Trade Desk, Yext and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Friday after a much better than expected payrolls report with a 3.5% unemployment rate. Stocks have been more volatile this week, after hitting ...
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16 Major Housing Markets Expected to See Lower Sales and Lower Prices in 2020

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions most people make. After a decade-long increase in housing prices after the Great Recession, there are at least some views ...
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F5 Plummets as It Becomes the Latest Cloud Victim

Undeniably, 2019 has been a strong year for technology stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was recently up just over 30%, but it's important to remember that the stock market and the ...
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Why 2020 Is Looking Better and Better for Nike

There are some times in the markets when none of the traditional cautions seem to matter. Some U.S. companies do the bulk of their manufacturing overseas and may face continued ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, At Home, Chewy, Etsy, Facebook, Nike, RH, Slack, Square, Verint, Visa, Wayfair and More

Stocks have been more volatile in recent trading days around trade and other data, but the major indexes were indicated to have a marginally higher open on Thursday, after hitting ...
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Many Housing Markets Could See a Rough 2020, With an Election Wild Card to Boot

At the end of every year, analysts, economists, strategists and market pundits all start to come out with their predictions for the coming year. That's the case for stocks and ...
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Why 2020 Could Be Good for Selected Conglomerates and Industrial Leaders

After years of amassing large bulky operations, Wall Street's mantra for 2019 and going forward is back to having sleeker streamlined business entities for investors to choose from. Conglomerates with ...
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