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  • Avoid NVIDIA, Add These 4 Top-Ranked Semi Stocks to Portfolio
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    Zacks

    Avoid NVIDIA, Add These 4 Top-Ranked Semi Stocks to Portfolio

    NVIDIA Corporation’s NVDA lower-than-expected top and bottom-line results left it tremendously stressed ever since its quarterly earnings release on Nov 15. Further, this Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) stock is currently one of the worst performers, lagging the S&P 500 index and the industry it belongs to over the past year. Shares of NVIDIA have plunged 31% in the past year compared with the industry’s 9% decline.

  • Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett Have the Last Laugh on Bitcoin
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    Bloomberg

    Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett Have the Last Laugh on Bitcoin

    The cryptocurrency experts, who clearly didn’t see this coming, are blaming all sorts of temporary culprits — from jittery markets to “hard forks” (blockchain jargon for radical technical changes in a digital currency). Bitcoin was meant to make all of its investors rich, something that held particular appeal to a millennial generation hungry for a financial boost in a world of crushing student debt, income inequality and low-quality jobs.

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    Investopedia

    The Worst is Yet to Come for Stocks: Morgan Stanley

    Investors looking for solace amid the wave of market sell-offs may argue that the S&P 500 has fallen only 9% from its all-time highs in September, hardly a devastating decline. “Not only does the price action this year suggest we are in the midst of a bear market—more than 40 percent of the stocks in the S&P 500 are down at least 20 percent—but it also trades like a bear market,” wrote the bank’s analysts.

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    Market Realist

    Why Baozun Inc. Is Soaring Over 15%

    Baozun Inc. (Nasdaq: BZUN), often referred to as “the Shopify of China,” is up over 15% at the open of today’s trading session following the release of its third-quarter earnings results earlier this morning.

  • What You Must Know About AT&T Inc’s (NYSE:T) Financial Strength
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    Simply Wall St.

    What You Must Know About AT&T Inc’s (NYSE:T) Financial Strength

    Investors seeking to preserve capital in a volatile environment might consider large-cap stocks such as AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) a safer option. Today we will look at AT&T’s financial liquidity and debt levels, which are strong indicators for whether the company can weather economic downturns or fund strategic acquisitions for future growth. Remember this is a very top-level look that focuses exclusively on financial health, so I recommend a deeper analysis into T here.

  • Trump just sent the wrong message on a brutal day in the stock markets
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    Yahoo Finance

    Trump just sent the wrong message on a brutal day in the stock markets

    On a brutal day in the stock markets the last thing investors want to see is another attack on the Federal Reserve by President Donald Trump. Trump reportedly told a group of reporters on Tuesday that he would like to see lower interest rates from the Federal Reserve. The president added that the biggest problem right now isn’t the trade war with China (among other geopolitical issues), but rather the Jerome Powell led Federal Reserve.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks for Income
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    Motley Fool

    3 Dividend Stocks for Income

    Dividend-paying stocks are like the ballast that keeps a ship from capsizing during stormy seas. They provide grounding for investors who, when markets are volatile, just as we're experiencing now, may otherwise get queasy from being tossed around. Knowing

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    This has lagged the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 5.96% and the S&P 500's loss of 2.57% in that time. AMD's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $0.46 per share and revenue of $6.54 billion. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

  • Apple announces it will take part in Black Friday 2018, with days of deals
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    The Independent

    Apple announces it will take part in Black Friday 2018, with days of deals

    Apple will be taking part in Black Friday, the company has confirmed. Customers will have to wait until Friday to find out what they actually are, however, with Apple only announcing that it will be running offers between 23 and 26 November. Apple has traditionally resisted Black Friday, instead running small offers but not slashing prices or offering deep discounts.

  • Democrat Stacey Abrams is a sore loser: Deneen Borelli
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    Fox Business Videos

    Democrat Stacey Abrams is a sore loser: Deneen Borelli

    Liberal radio host Ethan Bearman and Conservative Review correspondent Deneen Borelli on how Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that the Georgia gubernatorial election wasn’t fair.

  • Some Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
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    Insider Monkey

    Some Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

    Is Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) a good investment right now? Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, expert networks, and get tips from industry insiders. Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) was in 31 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

  • 4 Retail Stocks to Buy This Thanksgiving Weekend
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    Zacks

    4 Retail Stocks to Buy This Thanksgiving Weekend

    An optimistic economic outlook coupled with improved consumer confidence could boost retail stocks this holiday season. More consumers are expected to visit brick-and-mortar stores to grab promotions and deals. According to an annual survey by National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics, 164 million consumers could go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.

  • Facebook investors could double their money in three to f...
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    CNBC Videos

    Facebook investors could double their money in three to f...

    Lewis Piantedosi, Eaton Vance portfolio manager, and Whitney Tilson, Kase Learning founder, discuss their take on Facebook's stock as CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down for an interview with CNN.

  • Is Canopy Growth the Google of Weed?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Canopy Growth the Google of Weed?

    When CEOs compare a company to Google, it's usually viewed as a positive for the company. Of course, such comparisons typically actually reference Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL), the parent company of Google, which was known as Google prior to 2015. After all, Alphabet is one of the world's largest, most successful, and most innovative companies.

  • 3 Top Large-Cap Stocks to Buy in November
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Large-Cap Stocks to Buy in November

    Large-cap stocks typically provide investors with consistency and stability, two features investors are sorely lacking from the rest of the market these days. While not a guarantee against suffering whipsaws in volatility, large-cap stocks can provide investors with a bit more than a modicum of reassurance that they will be around tomorrow when all is said and done. Three Motley Fool contributors selected AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), 3M (NYSE: MMM), and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) as large-cap stocks to buy in November.

  • Halliburton (HAL) Down 11.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?
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    Zacks

    Halliburton (HAL) Down 11.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

    It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Halliburton (HAL). Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Halliburton due for a breakout? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at its most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.

  • Mylan Recalls Valsartan Lots, Gets FDA Warning for Facility
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    Zacks

    Mylan Recalls Valsartan Lots, Gets FDA Warning for Facility

    Mylan N.V. MYL announced that it would voluntary recall select lots of blood pressure medicine Valsartan in the United States. Mylan stated that it would recall at least 15 lots of medicines containing valsartan distributed in the United States between March 2017 and November 2018 and manufactured by units Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Mylan Laboratories. The company also commented on a Warning Letter it received from the FDA on Nov 9, which raised concerns related to its manufacturing facility in Morgantown, WV.

  • What Do Analysts Think About The Southern Company’s (NYSE:SO) Future?
    Finance
    Simply Wall St.

    What Do Analysts Think About The Southern Company’s (NYSE:SO) Future?

    As The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) announced its earnings release on 30 September 2018, analysts seem fairly confident, with earnings expected to grow by 25% in the upcoming year relative to the past 5-year average growth rate of -3.8%. In this article, I’ve outline a few earnings growth rates to give you a sense of the market sentiment for Southern in the longer term. The 15 analysts covering SO view its longer term outlook with a positive sentiment.

  • Is Hecla Mining Company a Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Hecla Mining Company a Buy?

    Shares of Hecla Mining (NYSE: HL) have shed nearly 40% of their value this year. It's not alone; CEO Phil Baker led off the company's recent third-quarter call by stating: "I want to start by acknowledging that while gold and silver have declined 7% and

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    Motley Fool

    Why Warren Buffett Bet on Banks in the Third Quarter

    Banks now make up more than 40% of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) stock portfolio, including more than $14 billion worth of new additions. In this segment from Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, give a rundown of the bank stocks Berkshire added during the most recent quarter, and why Warren Buffett and his stock-picking team could be big fans of the banking industry right now. Jason Moser: Matt, big news here, as is with every quarter.

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    InvestorPlace

    Follow Citron and Buy the Dip in Nvidia Stock

    A few weeks ago, everyone on Wall Street was talking about how chipmaker Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) was ready to rally to $400 on AI and data-related tailwinds. Now, one cryptocurrency plagued quarter later, Nvidia stock is trading down at $140 and no one wants to buy it. The widely followed short-seller, who has been a vocal bear on Nvidia stock for the past several years, turned bullish on NVDA after the recent correction.

  • Here's Why Investors Should Bet on Twitter (TWTR) Right Now
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    Zacks

    Here's Why Investors Should Bet on Twitter (TWTR) Right Now

    Twitter TWTR is firing on all cylinders. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock has gained 29.4% year-to-date outperforming the S&P 500 Composite’s decline of 1.2%. The company’s focus on adding plethora of new features and security initiatives that are

  • Target and Walmart Stocks Will Bounce Back
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    Motley Fool

    Target and Walmart Stocks Will Bounce Back

    Walmart (NYSE: WMT) also failed to impress the market when it stepped up with fresh financials. One might conclude that shoppers are no longer interested in Walmart's cheap prices or the "cheap chic" approach of its smaller peer Target, but that's just not the case. Comps at Target rose 5.1% for its fiscal third quarter, fueled by a welcome 5.3% surge in store traffic.

  • XOM, CVX, Shell, and BP’s Valuations after Their Earnings
    Finance
    Market Realist

    XOM, CVX, Shell, and BP’s Valuations after Their Earnings

    XOM, CVX, RDS, and BP Stocks Fell in Q4, Oil Prices Fell 25% (Continued from Prior Part) Integrated energy stocks’ valuation Previously, we reviewed the changes in integrated energy stocks’ short interest. In this part, we’ll compare ExxonMobil (XOM)

  • Here's Why You Should Add Exelon (EXC) to Your Portfolio
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    Zacks

    Here's Why You Should Add Exelon (EXC) to Your Portfolio

    Earnings estimates for Exelon Corporation EXC have been revised upward in the past 60 days. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 and 2019 has moved up 0.6% and 2.3% to $3.12 and $3.15, respectively.The stock has returned 11.5% in the last 12 months compared