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As ESG Investing Expands, the Theme’s Top Stocks Come Into Focus

With all the talk of trade war, recessions, inverted yield curves and negative interest rates in August and the start of September, many investors have every right to feel duped. ...
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Why ESG Investing May Become Problematic With Overlaps and Redundancy

The bull market is now well over 10 years old, and the major equity indexes recently hit all-time highs. This is a time when investors should be considering how they ...
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5 ETFs the World’s Largest Hedge Fund Owns

In 2018, hedge funds actually outperformed publicly traded stocks. According to Hedge Fund Research's HFRI Asset Weighted Composite Index, hedge fund returns fell 0.7% last year while the S&P 500 ...
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Wall Street Strategists Predict the S&P 500 and Top Sectors for 2019

Perhaps the best way to describe 2018 has been volatile, and the strength of the bull market in stocks, after nine years of solid gains, has been called into question ...
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Initial 2019 S&P 500 Targets From Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Others

With the worst Thanksgiving stock market week in many years having capped some serious negativity in the stock market, December and year-end are now just around the corner. Despite the ...
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Gold and Precious Metals Moving Toward Lows of the Year

Gold has had a rough 2018. Despite some of the international trade worries and international suspense, the reality is that most investors are just not looking for the "ultimate safety ...
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2018 Outlook: Low Volatility and Defensive May Be Best Stock Market Strategy

The raging bull market in stocks charged on in 2017, and many investors are still considering how they should be positioned for 2018. After gains of 300% from the panic-selling ...
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Credit Suisse Increases Stock Market Expectations for 2018

Now that tax reform is all but signed into law, some firms and strategists have started to raise their expectations for 2018. 24/7 Wall St. has tracked more than a ...
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UBS Signals Stronger European Corporate Profits Than US in 2017

It is no secret that there is a raging bull market right now, and 2017 has only been an accelerated year within that long-term recovery after the Great Recession. Pro-business ...
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Has the Stock Market Peaked in 2017?

With the bull market now over eight years old and with investors having bought every sell-off for years, investors have to wonder if Friday's major sell-off in some of the ...
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Which Is the Best S&P 500 Index Mutual Fund or ETF for Investors Now?

Investors have to be scratching their heads in 2017. After perhaps the most brutal election cycle of modern times, investors keep seeing the U.S. stock market challenge all-time highs almost ...
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Hedge Funds Bought Apple, P&G in Q3; Dumped Allergan, Charter

Building on a turn toward more equity investments in the second quarter of this year, the top 50 hedge funds boosted their equity positions by 2.9% in the third quarter. ...
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New Stock Market Highs Fighting Many More Outside Pressures Than Usual: Time to Panic?

Investors often wonder what to think when the stock market hits new all-time highs. Do they sell or do they chase the market higher? The bull market of the past ...
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If Investment Banks Know Financial Markets So Well, Why Are Their Stocks So Low?

It’s very easy to get lost in the cacophony of investment bank stock ratings and long-term trend calls on asset classes. When big banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: ...
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Is George Soros Betting on Gold or Gold Bugs?

Billionaire investor George Soros reported Monday that his investment company, Soros Fund Management, has taken large positions in gold stocks. This is even as other big-time investors, including John Paulson who ...
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