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Rite Aid, Fred’s, and Walgreens Rose Due to Possible Deal Closure

Rite Aid, Fred’s, and Walgreens Boots Alliance’s stock prices rose on June 26. The Rite Aid-Walgreens merger might be getting close to a conclusion.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed Early on June 27

China’s Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a stronger note by rising to two-month high price levels. It opened June 27 with mixed sentiment.

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Brexit Turns 1: Here's What We Should Focus On Now

It’s been a year since the Brexit vote, and many things have happened since then. The global markets have reacted accordingly.

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Crude Oil Nears 2017 Lows: How It's Impacting the Energy Sector

On June 26, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) August futures rose 0.9% and closed at $43.38 per barrel.

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Must-know: Key takeaways from the June FOMC meeting minutes

Markets react immediately and in anticipation of FOMC announcements and minute releases.

Market Realist Chronicles: Protect your investments from a stock market bubble

Today, I’ll outline for you a simple framework that you can apply in any market scenario to understand what’s going on and decide whether to hold on for the ride or sit on the sidelines.

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Assessing GameStop as an interesting investment opportunity

The value proposition of GME starts (and ends) with the premise that gamers seek salvage value from their games, particularly those shiny new $60 ones.

Why Millennials should try their luck in Mexico

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink explains why, if he were starting his career today, he would try his luck in Mexico.

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Why JANA Partners discloses activist position in PetSmart

Another long-term shareholder, Longview Asset Management, supported JANA’s view.

Why less can be more when it comes to investing

Most of the time, we like to think that more is more. More friends, more vacations to beautiful places, more time in the day. In situations like these, it’s usually better to have more than less. But sometimes, less is more.

Your core portfolio: How to choose the right ETFs

The U.S. ETF landscape continues to grow, investors have a vast selection of products to choose from, but not all ETFs are created equal.

Supply, demand, and interest rates: Why 1 thing leads to another

A recent report from the Federal Reserve reveals a disconnect in global bond supply and demand, which partially explains why interest rates have fallen so far in 2014.

Disturbing headlines, strong equity markets: Why the disconnect?

It’s hard not to see some disconnect between recent disturbing world news headlines and the market’s quiet advance.

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The Fed revises projections: Here’s what it means for your money

In their latest meeting, the Fed increased its projections for the federal funds rate in 2015 and 2016 while trimming their outlook for the long-term.

Japan: Time to give the land of falling stocks another look?

So far, 2014 has been the year of the falling stocks in Japan. But according to Russ, Japan still stands out as one of the few potential bargains in the developed world.

Conflict in Iraq: What rising oil prices mean for the economy & investors

For much of 2014, equities advanced despite disturbing world news headlines. However, that changed last week because there is a clear link between the events in Iraq and the global economy: energy prices.

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Relational Investors calls for a Manitowoc spinoff

Relational Investors LLC was co-founded by Ralph Whitworth and David Batchelder. It filed a 13D with the SEC last week and said it acquired 11.5 million shares, or an 8.52% stake, in Manitowoc (MTW)

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Must-know: JANA Partners discloses activist position in Civeo

JANA was instrumental in driving the spin-off of OIS’s accommodations business by taking an activist position in the company in April last year.

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Overview: Davidson Kempner Capital Management’s 1Q14 positions

The company’s reportable first quarter portfolio totaled $2.20 billion— down from $ 2.59 billion in the 4Q13.

Market Realist Chronicles: The time has come to diversify

If you followed closely, you weren’t so surprised that the taper continued at the same pace. Your main surprise was the Fed’s updated projections.

Must-know: Why Omega Advisors' 13D filing discloses new position

Nordic American Offshore, which was spun-off from Nordic American Tankers (NAT) in November last year, started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (or NYSE) earlier this month.

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Must-know: Home prices are within 6% of their prior peak

In April, home prices were flat on a month-over-month basis, and they’re up 5.9% year-over-year. Prices are now approaching their previous peak levels.

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Overview: Eminence Capital's 1Q14 positions

The size of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio was slightly increased to $6.17 billion from $5.6 billion in 4Q13.

Why it's important for Apple to enter the wearable devices market

Apple is late to the market of wearable devices, where Samsung and Google have already released their products. It will be interesting to see what innovations Apple will bring to this space.

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