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The latest effort by Republicans in the Senate to overhaul the US healthcare system could have an unexpected effect on deductibles (the money you pay before insurance kicks in): they could get so high they're actually more than the poorest Americans earn. The CBO estimates that by 2026 the second-lowest-priced plans (the silver plans, in the Obamacare marketplace) would have $13,000 deductibles. Under the Affordable Care Act currently, a deductible for the same plan would be $5,000 in 2026.
The run-up in tech stocks has fueled the overall market to all-time highs this year. The so-called “FANG” stocks—Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet (GOOGL)—have burned short investors, according to data from financial analytics firm S3. Year-to-date, Facebook short-sellers have lost $948 million, Amazon short-sellers have lost $1.5 billion, Netflix short-sellers have lost $1.6 billion, and Alphabet short-sellers have lost $1.1 billion.
Weakness in General Electric (GE) , plus a cheap dividend, is an opportunity to buy this iconic component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The stock reported earnings Friday morning, rebounded to $27.25 before the open, but it was not ready to show trading momentum. The stock traded below its post-election low of $25.85, before the open, making it too cheap to ignore, given its favorable dividend yield. The open between $25.50 and $25.25 is a good position entry. Here's my analysis! General Electric is the worst performer of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average so far in 2017. At $25.50, the stock is down 19.3% year to date and is in bear market territory, 21.2% below its