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What to watch in the markets: Thursday, July 26

Here's Myles Udland with a look ahead at what will be making headlines on Thursday.

  • Marijuana Stocks to Watch in October -- and Into 2019
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    Motley Fool

    Marijuana Stocks to Watch in October -- and Into 2019

    Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada will become the first industrialized county in the world where marijuana is legal for adult recreational use -- and only the second country, along with Uruguay, where such use is legal.  Not only does this open up

  • 7 Stocks to Buy and Hold Through Any Market Selloff
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    InvestorPlace

    7 Stocks to Buy and Hold Through Any Market Selloff

    Last week’s market collapse made headlines throughout the world. Since the sharp correction has negatively impacted virtually all investment sectors, you’re going to find discounted deals everywhere you look.

  • Bill Gates Mourns His Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen: 'Personal Computing Would Not Have Existed Without Him'
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    Fortune

    Bill Gates Mourns His Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen: 'Personal Computing Would Not Have Existed Without Him'

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s death yesterday was met with mourning from people who remembered him for his various business ventures, philanthropic work, and sports enthusiasm. Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft msft with Allen, was among them. From our early days together at Lakeside School, through our partnership in the creation of Microsoft, to some of our joint philanthropic projects over the years, Paul was a true partner and dear friend.

  • Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150
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    Business Insider

    Saudi Arabia using the 'oil weapon option' could cause prices to soar to $150

    Analysts see a 1973-style embargo as unlikely, but warn oil prices could hit triple-digits if tensions escalate. "We believe that Saudi leadership would be extremely reluctant to exercise the oil weapon option, as its reputation as the world’s stable, reliable oil central banker would be severely undercut," RBC analysts wrote in a research note.

  • Where Will NVIDIA Be in 5 Years?
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    Motley Fool

    Where Will NVIDIA Be in 5 Years?

    At one time, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) floated under the radar in the technology sector. Its graphics processing units (GPUs) were then niche tech products that appealed mainly to graphic artists and hardcore PC gamers, but that all changed over the last

  • Jamal Khashoggi was accidentally killed during interrogation: report
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    Fox Business Videos

    Jamal Khashoggi was accidentally killed during interrogation: report

    Fox Business foreign policy analyst Walid Phares on the report that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was accidentally killed.

  • Down 28% In 3 Months, Will Facebook Stock Ever Recover? 1 Analyst Thinks So
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    Motley Fool

    Down 28% In 3 Months, Will Facebook Stock Ever Recover? 1 Analyst Thinks So

    Decelerating revenue growth, shrinking margins, and surging expenses: Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB) Q2 earnings results were not for the faint of heart. Three months after that report lopped $120 billion off the social network's market cap, however, one analyst is stepping up to call Facebook stock a buy today. Facebook's last earnings report came out on July 25.

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    CNBC

    Disney vs Netflix: Here's which stock would have made you richer if you invested $1,000 10 years ago

    On October 16, 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company and, nearly a century later, the company is one of the largest and most successful media conglomerates in the world. The answer is Netflix. According to CNBC calculations, a $1,000 investment in Netflix in October 2008 would be worth more than $97,560 as of after the earning bell on Monday, or more than 96 times as much, including price appreciation and dividends reinvested.

  • Price Target Update for Canopy Growth in October
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    Market Realist

    Price Target Update for Canopy Growth in October

    How Analysts Rate These Cannabis Stocks in October (Continued from Prior Part) Canopy Growth Without a doubt, Canopy Growth (CGC)(WEED) has been one of the hottest cannabis stocks on the market (MJ). The company is one of the most valuable companies,

  • KMI, EPD, ETE, and OKE: Key Midstream Rating Updates
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    Market Realist

    KMI, EPD, ETE, and OKE: Key Midstream Rating Updates

    MLPs Fell Last Week, Outperformed the Broader Markets (Continued from Prior Part) Credit Suisse updated its ratings Credit Suisse updated its ratings on several MLP and midstream stocks last week. Credit Suisse started coverage on Plains All American

  • Forget Gilead Sciences: Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Is a Better Growth Stock
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    Motley Fool

    Forget Gilead Sciences: Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Is a Better Growth Stock

    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has clearly lost its luster as a growth stock over the last three years, thanks to a suite of setbacks for its oncology and hepatitis C franchises, as well as an increasingly competitive HIV marketplace. Gilead's stock, for instance, has woefully underperformed the broader biotech landscape during the past 36 months. With a price-to-sales ratio of 18.9 at present, Intercept's stock might not look like an outright bargain.

  • These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about
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    MarketWatch

    These are the bad things about early retirement that no one talks about

    For all the glamour of living an early retirement lifestyle, there are plenty of negatives I’ve come to discover since I permanently left my job in 2012. As a result, you’re repeatedly forced to will yourself into action.

  • A Google self-driving car reportedly caused a crash in 2011 after a former engineer changed its code to drive where it wasn't supposed to (GOOG, GOOGL)
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    Business Insider

    A Google self-driving car reportedly caused a crash in 2011 after a former engineer changed its code to drive where it wasn't supposed to (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Before Anthony Levandowski was accused of stealing trade secrets from Google sister company Waymo, he worked on Google's in-house self-driving car unit, nicknamed Project Chauffeur. Former Google executives claimed that Levandowski ignored safety concerns, including in one instance where he allegedly took a self-driving car on an off-limits route.

  • A Look at AT&T’s Dividends
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    Market Realist

    A Look at AT&T’s Dividends

    What Investors Should Know about AT&T’s Growth Prospects (Continued from Prior Part) Shareholder returns Increasing capital returns to shareholders is one of AT&T’s (T) main priorities. In the second quarter, the company returned $3.1 billion to shareholders

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

    3 Top Large-Cap Stocks to Buy in October

    If you're looking for high-quality large-cap stocks to add to your portfolio this month, three of our Motley Fool contributors have some ideas. Here's why you should consider Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), and AT&T (NYSE: T). Tyler Crowe (Berkshire Hathaway): Perhaps one of the most ridiculous investment takes out there right now is that Berkshire Hathaway's immense cash pile isn't a good thing.

  • Goldman Sachs and Raymond James cut Netflix price target ahead of earnings
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Goldman Sachs and Raymond James cut Netflix price target ahead of earnings

    Netflix getting its price target slashed by both Goldman Sachs and Raymond James ahead of its highly expected earnings report tomorrow. Both firms are concerned that rising interest rates could pinch the company’s valuation.

  • Even With $80 Oil, You Should Avoid These 3 Stocks
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    Motley Fool

    Even With $80 Oil, You Should Avoid These 3 Stocks

    Three oil and gas stocks that truly stick out as companies with a "stay away" label are independent oil and gas producer SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD), equipment and services provider Weatherford International (NYSE: WFT), and pipelines and logistics specialist Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL).

  • Three local Sears, Kmarts to close in latest round as retailer files for Chapter 11
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    American City Business Journals

    Three local Sears, Kmarts to close in latest round as retailer files for Chapter 11

    Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced Monday it will close 142 unprofitable Sears and Kmart stores by the end of the year, including three in Greater Washington, as the struggling Illinois-based retailer attempts to right its financial ship via bankruptcy proceedings. The Kmart at Springfield Plaza, the Sears at 15700 Emerald Way in Bowie and the Kmart at 6163 Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill will liquidate their inventory and shutter.

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    Benzinga

    Jim Cramer Advises His Viewers On Cisco, Microsoft And More

    On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round", Jim Cramer said Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) can still be bought, but only a half of a position. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is going to be stuck until it buys Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE

  • 3 Marijuana Stocks to Buy in October
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    Motley Fool

    3 Marijuana Stocks to Buy in October

    If you've been trading marijuana stocks hoping to make a lot of money fast, stop it. Three that I think fit the bill are CannaRoyalty (NASDAQOTH: CNNRF), Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC), and Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG). Here's why these look like great marijuana stocks to buy in October.

  • KKR executives pull out of Saudi conference - sources
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    Reuters

    KKR executives pull out of Saudi conference - sources

    (Reuters) - Joseph Bae, co-president and co-chief operating officer of private equity firm KKR & Co LP, and David Petraeus, chairman of the KKR Global Institute, have withdrawn from the Future Investment Initiative conference to be held in Saudi Arabia

  • JCPenney Stock: Do Analysts Foresee Any Upside?
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    Market Realist

    JCPenney Stock: Do Analysts Foresee Any Upside?

    Can New CEO Bring JCPenney Back on Track? (Continued from Prior Part) Consensus “hold” rating Most analysts currently have a “hold” recommendation for JCPenney (JCP) stock. The mid-tier department store chain was rated a “hold” by 75%, or 12 out of 16

  • The Largest Private Employer in the World May Soon Sell Marijuana Products
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    Motley Fool

    The Largest Private Employer in the World May Soon Sell Marijuana Products

    With literally hours remaining, Canada is set to lift the curtain on nine decades of recreational marijuana prohibition tomorrow. This makes Canada the first industrialized country in the world to legalize adult-use weed. As you might rightly imagine, investors can't wait for this legalization to take place.

  • Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019
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    Motley Fool

    Here's the Average Social Security Benefit for 2019

    Millions of seniors collect Social Security, and without it, they'd be underwater on their bills. At present, the average retiree gets $1,422 a month in Social Security benefits. There's a world of misinformation surrounding Social Security, and perhaps one of the most detrimental myths out there is the notion that the program is enough to sustain seniors by itself.

  • Walmart is aggressively shifting away from its most legendary shopping format
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    Yahoo Finance

    Walmart is aggressively shifting away from its most legendary shopping format

    Walmart (WMT) continues to kill off the American shopping creation it’s most known for, the massive supercenter that sells everything under one roof. With the U.S. market already having more than 3,500 Walmart supercenters and a focus by CEO Doug McMillon to increase spending on eCommerce and India, Walmart said Tuesday it will open a mere 10 supercenters in 2019. The company has reduced emphasis on the store format pioneered by founder Sam Walton – which could average a gargantuan 178,000 square feet – in recent years.