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SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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How US Tax Reforms Could Impact the Healthcare Industry

The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.

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Crude Oil Prices Could End 2017 on a High Note

US crude (UWT) (SCO) oil futures contracts for January delivery rose 1.1% to $57.99 per barrel on December 11, 2017.

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Energy Recap for the Week Ending December 8

On December 1–8, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January futures fell 1.7%. On December 8, 2017, US crude oil January futures settled at $57.36 per barrel.

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Mario Gabelli on Tax Reform, Markets, and Fiscal Policy

On November 9, 2017, Mario Gabelli, the CEO and chair of Gabelli Funds, shared his views on market movement, fiscal policy, and his infrastructure and multimedia stock picks.

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Global Markets Show Weakness on November 23

In this series, we’ll review global recent market activity and today’s economic calendar.

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Chubb: Catastrophe Losses, Higher Valuations, and 3Q17 Results

Chubb Limited (CB) reported its 3Q17 earnings on October 26, 2017. The insurance giant reported a loss of $0.13 per share in 3Q17.

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Citigroup's Repurchases, Investment Banking Key Drivers in 2018

Citigroup (C) has seen strong performance over the past few years, backed by rising credit, interest rate margins, and trading activity. Its stock has risen 36% over the past year.

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Where Paul Singer Placed His Bets in 3Q17

Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, increased his holdings in NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) in 3Q17, according to a recent 13F filing report.

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Financials Overview: Week of November 13–17, 2017

Last week, US markets ended on a sour note. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) fell 0.13% and 0.27%, respectively.

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How Do You Measure an Active Manager’s Success?

With the recent implementation of parts of the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule, advisors are sharpening their pencils when it comes to performing due diligence on equity and fixed income holdings in their clients’ portfolios.

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A Look at Warren Buffett's Stock Picks in 3Q17

According to a recent 13F filing, Warren Buffett increased Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK-B) stake in Apple (AAPL). On a year-to-date basis, the stock has returned nearly 46% as of November 15, 2017.

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Baron on the Economy, Dimon on Bitcoin, and Bulls on the S&P 500

According to Baron, the incredible disruptions society has created, both positive and negative, have created a huge opportunity to fuel economic growth.

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A Look at American International Group's 3Q17 Performance

American International Group (AIG), which released its 3Q17 results earlier this month, saw its revenue fall 9% to $11.8 billion in 3Q17 from $12.9 billion in 3Q16.

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What Happened in the Financial Sector Last Week?

The S&P 500 Financial Index fell 2.7% last week, dragging down the benchmark index.

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Mark Cuban Is Betting on These Stocks

Mark Cuban has an optimistic view on Amazon. He said, “Just because of their growth, I’ve had them for a long time. I don’t switch things around.”

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How Mastercard Beat Earnings, Revenue Estimates in 3Q17

Mastercard (MA) reported its 3Q17 earnings on October 31, 2017. EPS (earnings per share) came in at $1.34, which was above Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $1.23.

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Ray Dalio Is Long on Stocks: Sees ‘Significant Risk’ on Bonds

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, legendary investor Ray Dalio shared his views on the equity market and the bond market in an interview with Bloomberg Radio.

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Financials Overview: Week of October 27–November 3, 2017

The S&P 500 Index continued its winning streak last week and reported eight consecutive weeks of gains. The index rose 0.26% week-over-week.

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Where Is David Einhorn Placing His Bets?

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, David Einhorn, the CEO of Greenlight Capital, shared his view on value investing, market movement (IWM) (VOO), and stock picks in an interview with CNBC.

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RenMac: We Remain Unabashed Growth Bulls

The global economy continues to grow above trend, supporting US exports. However, there has been a sharp decline in net imports of crude oil and petroleum products thus far in the fourth quarter.

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The Truth Behind Three Common Indexing Questions

Indexing has become an undeniable force in the investment world…and indexing’s rise didn’t happen by accident.

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Leon Cooperman Is Optimistic about These Sectors

In the last one year, crude oil (USO) (UCO) prices have risen nearly 20%. Leon Cooperman predicts crude oil will reach $60 per barrel in the near future.

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Leon Cooperman: 'The Market's Not Cheap, but It's Not Expensive'

The S&P 500 Index is trading at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 17.8x, which is higher than the historical average of 15x.

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