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Francois Aure
  • Coronavirus stimulus-package tax relief: Withdraw $100K from your IRA — and repay in 3 years with zero tax liability
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    Coronavirus stimulus-package tax relief: Withdraw $100K from your IRA — and repay in 3 years with zero tax liability

    The new law is a daunting 880 pages long, but it contains lots of good news for individuals and businesses, including meaningful tax relief. This column explains one tax-relief measure that can potentially benefit many IRA owners. IRA owners who are adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic (and there will be plenty of them) will be eligible to take tax-favored coronavirus-related distributions from their IRAs.

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    You can be ‘practically stealing’ quality stocks now, according to Jefferies

    Investors are trying to get ahead of an eventual turnaround for the stock market, even as the coronavirus spreads further across the U.S. Analysts at Jefferies have published a list of 47 stocks that they believe have “strong fundamentals” and attractive valuations, with opportunities created by “indiscriminate selling” over the past month. The largest of the recommended companies are listed below. Warnings Before getting to the list of “best stock ideas” from Jefferies, a number of warnings are in order: • It's too early to call a stock market bottom — it's a fool's errand.

  • These are the 20 stocks corporate insiders have been buying most amid the coronavirus-induced market selloff
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    These are the 20 stocks corporate insiders have been buying most amid the coronavirus-induced market selloff

    Throughout these topsy-turvy times of scary health news, city lockdowns and daily market moves of 5% or more in both directions, there's been one comforting constant. Corporate insiders — executives and directors who buy shares in their own company — are loving this pullback. Since the S&P 500 index (SPX) Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) really began falling apart after March 5, insiders have been heavily buying all the areas that will supposedly get hit the hardest by this coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.

  • Getting crushed in this market? One look at Warren Buffett’s portfolio and you might feel a lot better about yours
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    Getting crushed in this market? One look at Warren Buffett’s portfolio and you might feel a lot better about yours

    Warren Buffett said earlier this month that he hadn't seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic. A couple of weeks later, and it's only gotten more dire as infections mount around the world and the stock market continues to spin out of control in both directions. “While Buffett is well known for weathering the worst market downturns and coming out stronger, the last several weeks have been just as painful on his portfolio as it has on the broader market,” Bespoke explained in a post noting that the average stock in his top holdings is off 37%.

  • He said it in 1987 and in 2008 — now he’s saying it again: You’ll never see better bargains in the stock market
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    He said it in 1987 and in 2008 — now he’s saying it again: You’ll never see better bargains in the stock market

    That's John Rogers, chairman of Ariel Investments, urging investors in an interview Wednesday night on CNBC to take advantage of the stock market's recent plunge. Rogers cited Sir John Templeton's advice that the time to buy is “when there's maximum pessimism. And, with the coronavirus pandemic sparking wild swings, that time, he says, is now.

  • 7 Strong Stocks to Buy to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis
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    7 Strong Stocks to Buy to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

    U.S. Stocks to Buy on Coronavirus Weakness With that in mind, some of the best stocks to buy that should survive the coronavirus crisis include: Nike (NYSE:NKE) Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Disney (NYSE:DIS) McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Stocks to Buy to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis: Nike (NKE) Over the past 35 years, global athletic apparel maker Nike has seen a crisis or two — and each time, NKE stock overcame the crisis, and proceeded to rally to all-time highs as soon as the crisis cleared up. During the Flash Crash of 1987, NKE stock dropped 35% in a few months. By early 1988, the stock had rallied back to new all-time highs.

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    Dozens of virus deaths in NY funeral home

    Dozens of virus deaths in NY funeral home

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    Is Abbott A Buy After Gaining FDA Blessing For Its Coronavirus Test?

    So, while the medical company's sales and earnings have grown consistently for several years, Abbott isn't lining up with CAN SLIM rules for investing. Investors are advised to seek companies with recent quarterly earnings and sales growth of 20%-25%. The bigger, the better.

  • These indicators suggest a stock-market bottom, but coronavirus fears could send the S&P 500 swooning again
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    These indicators suggest a stock-market bottom, but coronavirus fears could send the S&P 500 swooning again

    U.S. stocks staged an impressive rebound in the past week as the Federal Reserve and Congress have delivered unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus aimed at dampening the blow the coronavirus epidemic has dealt to the U.S. economy. The question investors must now ask themselves is whether or not the equities market has already hit the bottom of this bear market or whether investors should prepare themselves for worse to come. During the week ended Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose 12.8%, the S&P 500 index (SPX) gained 10.3% and the Nasdaq Composite index (COMP) rose 9.1%, after each fell more than 30% from their mid-February record highs.

  • Exxon’s Safe Dividend Makes XOM Stock a Bargain Right Now
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    Exxon’s Safe Dividend Makes XOM Stock a Bargain Right Now

    Stocks to Buy That Will Benefit From Coronavirus Mayhem So if Exxon was going to signal a dividend cut it will happen within the next month or so. So far no bad news. Exxon Can Afford Its Dividend Last year, Exxon generated almost $30 billion ($29.7 b) in free cash flow from operations (CFFO) before its capex spending.

  • Abbott Labs releases coronavirus test system that has results in 5 minutes
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    Abbott Labs releases coronavirus test system that has results in 5 minutes

    Abbott Laboratories said it has received emergency-use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its device that can render positive results for the coronavirus in five minutes. The Abbott Park, Illinois-based pharmaceutical company (NYSE: ABT) said its molecular point-of-care test for novel coronavirus is the fastest test available and can deliver negative results in 13 minutes. The test doesn't have to be administered in a hospital, Abbott said, but can be used in healthcare settings such as physicians' offices and urgent care clinics, as well as hospital emergency departments.

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    Sell the Bailout Rally in United Airlines Stock

    United Airlines stock, for example, has doubled from its low point over the past week, though admittedly the current $33 price is far short of the previous $90 peak. That said, sometimes when a stock price doubles in a few days, you should take advantage of it and get out while the getting is good. This is one of those cases.

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    Canadian Drillers Face Nightmare Scenario As Oil Crashes To $5

    This year's oil price crash will hit Canada's oil patch harder than the 2014 price collapse, analysts say. Following the double supply-demand shock of the past weeks, the industry had to quickly switch back to survival mode, just as it was expecting an uptick in upstream investments this year, for the first time in five years. Canada's oil and gas sector now faces an existential threat – losing even the little competitiveness it held onto in the wake of the previous oil crash.

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    Trump orders ventilators, demands appreciation

    After days of pleading from the nation's governors, President Donald Trump took steps Friday to expand the federal government's role in helping produce critically needed supplies, including ventilators to fight the coronavirus pandemic. (March 27)

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    China’s $30 Trillion Market Promise Beckons Global Wealth Firms

    China's trillion dollar asset-management market opens wider this week, forcing BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc. and other global firms to make a strategic decision: Go it alone or work with an entrenched local partner. While the further liberalization of the investment banking and money management industries in China has been overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis, wealth firms are nonetheless laying out plans to tap a market poised to reach $30 trillion in assets by 2023, according to consultant Oliver Wyman. Starting April 1, they can apply for licenses to set up wholly-owned mutual fund management firms for the first time.

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    The Dow Ignored the Spread of Coronavirus Last Week. It Won’t Be Able to Anymore.

    As the disease has spread, fears about the possible death toll and the extent of the economic disaster roiled global financial markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied more than 20% off its low, putting it in a bull market, at least by some definitions, though it remains down 24.2% on the year. It is far from contained, and Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, continues to spread.

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    Welcome to a Truly Free Oil Market

    At the point we're now at, postponing the oil-price war won't make a lot of difference for an industry that's already breaking down under the weight of demand destruction. It's too late to use diplomacy and artful negotiations to share the burden of output cuts that are now inevitable. The pumping free-for-all unleashed by Saudi Arabia and Russia is important for the long-term shape of the oil industry, but, as my colleague Javier Blas pointed out here, it's a sideshow to the havoc being wrought by the lockdowns crippling economies worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Why this wild coronavirus rally has Wall Street experts fearing a bull-market trap
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    Why this wild coronavirus rally has Wall Street experts fearing a bull-market trap

    Blink and you may have missed it — the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is in a bull market, reached on a day when data showed a record number of people filing for unemployment benefits. The 21% gain in the last three days ends what was just an 11-day bear market for the blue chips. The broader S&P 500 (SPX) has advanced a mere 18% over three days (the best stretch since 1933), leaving it shy of the 20% advance from the low that marks the informal definition of a bull market.

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    3 Casino Stocks You Shouldn’t Roll the Dice On

    Stocks to Buy That Will Benefit From Coronavirus Mayhem Let's build three bear trades to profit. Casino Stocks to Sell: Wynn Resorts WYNN Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) has doubled off the lows and its chart still looks bearish. Buyers do deserve some credit, though.

  • Man who scored big wins during the 2008 financial crisis says the stock market could be ‘near a bottom’ if U.S. gets a coronavirus recovery plan
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    Man who scored big wins during the 2008 financial crisis says the stock market could be ‘near a bottom’ if U.S. gets a coronavirus recovery plan

    Hedge-fund manager David Tepper says there is nothing wrong with “nibbling” at stocks that have experienced a brutal selloff in the past month, amid growing fears centered on the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the star fund manager and billionaire says that U.S. lawmakers and the Trump administration need to act quickly to stabilize the economy and mitigate the damage from the deadly pathogen. There's nothing wrong with nibbling here,” the founder of Appaloosa Management said during a phone interview with CNBC on Monday, referring to stocks that have fallen at an unprecedented rate, as business activity across the globe shutters in order to contain the illness, COVID-1...

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    If you do this now, you might be able to double your retirement portfolio

    The coronavirus crisis has created an extraordinary buying opportunity in emerging market stocks for anyone hoping to save for their retirement, say two independent investment houses. Buy a broad portfolio of inexpensive “value” stocks in developing markets such as China, South Korea, Russia, Brazil, India and you've got a good chance of doubling your money or better over the next five to seven years, say number crunchers at investment advisory firm Research Affiliates in Newport Beach, Calif., and at the blue chip money managers GMO in Boston. “Value” stocks are those that are inexpensive in relation to business fundamentals such as company revenues, assets and earnings.

  • Warren Buffett Is Only Making Money On Three Coronavirus Stocks
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    Warren Buffett Is Only Making Money On Three Coronavirus Stocks

    The coronavirus stock market crash is costing investors trillions. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is down nearly $60 billion on its U.S.-listed holdings this year. Online retailer Amazon.com, drugmaker Biogen and consumer staples retailer Kroger, are the only stocks in Berkshire Hathaway's lineup of 51 U.S.-listed stocks that are up this year.

  • Worry, problems and strife: Investors fear markets not out of woods despite big rally
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    Worry, problems and strife: Investors fear markets not out of woods despite big rally

    High-profile investors from BlackRock Inc to billionaire William Ackman have turned more bullish on equities in recent days, as unprecedented stimulus from the Federal Reserve, a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill signed Friday, and a call by President Donald Trump to get the U.S. back to work in weeks rather than months sparked the biggest weekly rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1938. "People are trying to time the bottom and that's indicative of an early bear market, when people have hope," said Richard Bernstein, chief executive officer of Richard Bernstein Advisors. Bernstein said he was a "data hawk" and was looking for a combination of "improving fundamentals" - eyeing the basic health of the asset, rather than trading patterns - and "total disbelief," adding that in 2009 investors did not believe the bull market was real.

  • Conditions are ripe for the price of gold bullion to double
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    Conditions are ripe for the price of gold bullion to double

    Gold bullion has not done what it did during the past month since 2008. The Midas metal (GC00) shows rapidly rising relative performance against the CRB Index as industrial commodities are crashing due to the coronavirus effect. Gold bullion is staying firm, close to a multiyear absolute high.

  • Is Gold Mirroring 1999 to 2011 Again?
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    Is Gold Mirroring 1999 to 2011 Again?

    Our research team continues to dig into underlying patterns and set up in the global markets to assist skilled technical traders in understanding the current Covid-19 virus event and other key technical data. Recently, we've authored a number of detailed research articles that we believe helped prepare traders for the events of the past 30 to 90+ days. Today, we are writing about a pattern our research team is seeing in the Gold/Silver ratio which is correlated to the price movement of Gold.