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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Retail Sales Spiked 7.5 Percent in June, Economy Keeps Recovering

    According to data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, US retail sales increased by 7.5% in June compared to an 18.2% rise in May.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Tesla Delivers on Musk’s Vision in Q2, NIO Could Follow

    Tesla and NIO stocks have risen sharply this year. Tesla reported a net profit in the second quarter, which makes it eligible for inclusion in the S&P 500.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Warren Buffett Lags, U.S. Stocks Recover from Crash

    Warren Buffett missed out on the US stock market crash in the first quarter. Berkshire Hathaway shares are still down 15.1% in 2020.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    How Tesla’s Q2 Earnings Could Impact NIO Stock

    Tesla will likely release its second-quarter results today after the market close. The company’s results could offer insights into NIO’s outlook.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    Tesla’s Q2 Earnings Release Is Its Most Important Ever

    Tesla is set to report its second-quarter earnings tomorrow. The stock has almost quadrupled this year as electric vehicle stocks rally.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Can NIO Stock Recover After Falling into Bear Territory?

    NIO stock has closed with losses for two days now and is down 21.2% from its high of $16.44 on Monday. Can NIO get out of bear market territory?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    BofA Survey: Fund Managers Warn on US Tech Stocks

    Yesterday, the BofA (Bank of America) released its July fund manager survey. The monthly survey is based on responses from over 200 global fund managers.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Investments & Deals

    Jeffrey Gundlach: Tech Rally Could Be a Real Threat to Investors

    Jeffrey Gundlach, an activist hedge fund manager, said in an interview with Yahoo Finance that the tech rally could be a real risk to investors.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Consumer

    Is NIO the Next Short-Seller Killer after Tesla and Nikola?

    EV maker stocks, including NIO (NYSE:NIO), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), and Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLA), have seen a meteoric rise this year.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gold and Stocks Rise: Where Economics Went Wrong

    The COVID-19 pandemic hit global markets in March, and we’ve entered a deep recession since then. Both gold and the equity market are strengthening.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Worried about a US Stock Market Crash? So Is Everyone!

    Investors are concerned that US stock markets might crash. Notably, markets have staged a remarkable comeback from their March lows.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Tech & Comm Services

    If You Own Fastly Stock, Should You Sell It Now?

    Fastly stock fell 3.6% in pre-market trading at 8:30 AM ET today. The stock fell after Bank of America analyst Tal Liani double-downgraded the stock.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Prices Were Strong in Q2: What’s Next?

    Crude oil prices saw a best-ever quarter in the second quarter. Brent crude and WTI crude fell to multiyear lows in April 2020.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Analyzing Warren Buffett’s Underperformance in the Past

    Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK.B) chairman, Warren Buffett, has been experiencing a rough patch based on his performance compared to the S&P 500.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    NIO, TSLA, and WKHS: Are EV Stocks the Pot Stocks of 2020?

    Amid the global pandemic and somber mood elsewhere, 2020 has been incredible for EV stocks. Their gains have beat the benchmark indices.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Will Tesla’s Q2 Results Push It into the S&P 500?

    Tesla stock could see another leg up if it gets included in the S&P 500 Index. So far, Tesla stock has risen by 141% YTD.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rest of 2020 Might Be Volatile for the S&P 500

    In the first six months of 2020, the S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:SPY) has fallen approximately 6.6%. What can investors expect in the rest of 2020?

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Stanley Druckenmiller Is Bearish on Growth Stocks: What’s He Buying?

    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) remained in Stanley Druckenmiller’s top five holdings in the first quarter.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strategist Thinks S&P 500 Volatility Could Rise

    Art Hogan, the chief marketing strategist at National Securities, hinted about higher S&P 500 volatility. Any burst in market volatility could impact investors.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will US Stock Markets Crash? IMF and Rogers Weigh In

    Several analysts have said that US stock markets are ripe for a crash. They called out the disconnect between financial markets and the economy.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    JPMorgan Chase Predicts Crude Oil Will Reach $190 in 2025

    JPMorgan Chase predicts that oil will reach $190 per barrel in 2025. Just a few months ago, Brent crude touched a multiyear low.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Bill Ackman Rolled the Dice, Profited from US Stock Market Crash

    Bill Ackman made the correct bets when US stock markets crashed in the first quarter. He has been outperforming SPY by a wide margin this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    George Soros Places His New Buy in Utilities: Will You?

    George Soros has made some changes to his firm’s portfolio in the first quarter. Soros Fund Management LLC bought some new securities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, and the Lost Decade

    Several observers have criticized Warren Buffett, arguably the best value investor of all time, for Berkshire Hathaway’s recent underperformance.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Jeremy Grantham Said US Stock Markets Are in a Bubble

    Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham said that US stock markets are in a bubble. As a result, he expects the markets to crash.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Why Are Shorts in TSLA, NIO, and NKLA Getting Burned?

    The EV stocks, including TSLA, NIO, and Nikola, have seen tremendous gains this year. Still, there’s record short interest in these stocks.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    Suddenly, Everyone Has Advice for Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman, Warren Buffett, has underperformed the S&P 500 since 2009. Several analysts have criticized the legendary value investor.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Fed Fears the Second Wave of Coronavirus

    Fed officials are concerned about a second wave of the coronavirus. Chinese authorities have been struggling to contain the second wave of COVID-19.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Goldman Sachs Gives Its Top Picks: Buy Tech, Sell Energy

    David Kostin of Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is bullish on the tech sector. The sector has outperformed the broader markets this year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Stock Markets Might Crash amid Fears of Another COVID-19 Wave

    US stock markets might crash today based on the price action in futures. Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections spooked investors.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    US Stock Market Crash Patron Druckenmiller ‘Humbled’

    Stanley Druckenmiller called US stock markets “overvalued” last month. He said that the rise in the markets has “humbled” him.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    Are NIO and Tesla Stocks Still ‘Buys’ after the Sharp Rise?

    Based on Monday’s closing prices, NIO (NYSE:NIO) stock has risen 115% in the second quarter, while Tesla stock (NASDAQ:TSLA) has risen 81%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Warren Buffett’s Admitted and Unadmitted Mistakes

    Last week, President Trump called out Warren Buffett due to his decision to sell airline stocks in April. Airline stocks have rallied sharply over the last few days.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s May Trade Data: Record Surplus, Imports Fall

    Today, China released its May trade data. The country’s exports fell 3.3% YoY (year-over-year). In April, China’s exports rose 3.5%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Gold’s Undervaluation Relative to Stocks: More Upside?

    The WGC released a report on gold ETF flows on June 4. The gold-backed ETFs added 154 tons of across all of the regions in May.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Smartsheet Stock Fell 18% Due to Weak Q2 Outlook

    Today at 6:08 AM ET, Smartsheet stock fell 18% to $48.50 in the pre-market session. The stock fell after the company’s results for the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Fund Managers

    Bill Ackman versus Warren Buffett: A Tale of 2 Legends

    While Bill Ackman has managed to beat markets, Warren Buffett has underperformed. Pershing Square dumped all of its holdings in Berkshire Hathaway.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    CFOs Expect a Dow Jones Crash: Is Double-Dip Next?

    According to a CNBC survey of global CFOs, most of them expect the Dow Jones Index to crash below 19,000 or its March lows.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Why Warren Buffett and Berkshire Are Underperforming

    Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman, is trailing SPY this year. However, a few months of underperformance shouldn’t bother long-term investors.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is US Unemployment Another Shock for SPY?

    The lockdown amid the COVID-19 global pandemic dragged down the global economy and largely contributed to the surge in the unemployment rate.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are the Global Fund Flow and US-China Tension Related?

    Increasing US-China tension could threaten the financial market. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the economic and healthcare crisis across the globe.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    S&P 500 Valuation: Are Investors Paying Too Much for Too Little?

    US stock markets have been resilient in 2020 despite weak economic indicators. As a result, there have been questions about the S&P 500’s valuation.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should US Stock Market Crash Proponents Admit Defeat?

    Several leading fund managers have been forecasting a US stock market crash. However, the prophecy has turned out to be an illusion.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Struggle in 2020

    Last year, Warren Buffett had his worst underperformance compared to the S&P 500 in a decade. So far, 2020 doesn’t look any different.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Moves to Delist Chinese Companies, Will China Blink First?

    The US Senate has passed legislation that could eventually lead many Chinese companies to delist. There are a lot of steps for the bill to become a law.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Fund Managers

    Warren Buffett Has Missed 2 US Stock Market Crashes

    Due to Warren Buffett’s reluctance to part with Berkshire Hathaway’s cash, the stock has been underperforming the S&P 500.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Every Fall in the S&P 500 Could Be a Buying Opportunity

    In 2019, the S&P 500 witnessed the worst decline in the last decade. Many investors compare the current bearish sentiments to the subprime crisis in 2008.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    What Warren Buffett’s Stock Market Pessimism Means to You

    Warren Buffett’s stock market actions speak louder than words. Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK.B) chairman has been on a selling spree.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Consumer

    Musk Might Consider Another Stock Offering for Tesla

    Tesla raised over $2 billion through equity issuance in February. On February 13, Tesla stock closed with gains after it announced the capital raise.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is the Fed Only Helping US Stock Markets Right Now?

    The driving force behind the recovery in US stock markets, despite ongoing lockdowns amid COVID-19, has been the Federal Reserve’s stimulus package.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Healthcare

    Allogene Therapeutics Rose 27% on ALLO-501 Trial Data

    Allogene Therapeutics stock fell 4.8% on Wednesday and ended the day at $30.98. At this closing price, the company’s market cap is $3.9 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Dow Jones Might Be Painful for Investors in 2020

    In March, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (NYSEARCA:DIA) fell by as much as 33.5% on a YTD basis. On May 12, the figure recovered to 17.7%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Goldman Sachs Warns about a US Stock Market Crash

    Goldman Sachs expects the S&P 500 to crash to 2,400. However, the firm expects the S&P 500 to end the year at 3,000 level.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Gold Prices: Undervaluation, Smart Money Piles Up

    Since March, gold prices are on a tear due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. The SPDR Gold Shares has seen gains of 16.2% since March 18.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Basic Materials

    Weekly Update: Will the Upside Stay Intact in Gold Prices?

    In 2020, gold prices have been shining due to turmoil in the equity market. The S&P 500 Index (NYSEARCA:SPY) has fallen by 12.4% on a YTD basis.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could US Stock Markets Crash in May after Rising in April?

    US stock markets had a splendid April. The Dow Jones Index (NYSEARCA:DIA) gained 11.1% in April, while the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) gained 12.7%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Can the US Stock Market’s Economic Reality Disconnect Continue?

    Right now, the US stock market is disconnected from economic reality. The unemployment rate is rising but the markets don’t seem to care.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Energy Stocks a ‘Buy?’ Goldman Sachs Says Yes!

    Energy stocks have fallen this year amid the bloodbath in crude oil prices. Last week, WTI crude contract turned negative for the first time in history.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Did Warren Buffett Buy the COVID-19 Stock Market Crash?

    A large number of market participants have been speculating whether Warren Buffett brought stocks amid the US stock market crash last month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Should You Buy Natural Gas Futures amid COVID-19?

    The volatility in Henry Hub gas prices might concern investors. You could look for natural gas-weighted stocks like EQT and Cabot Oil & Gas.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    How Does the Oil Price Crash Impact Warren Buffett?

    For the first time, WTI crude prices fell into the negative zone during trade on Monday. Warren Buffett invested in Occidental Petroleum last year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Shanghai Index Is Subdued Today after China’s GDP Miss

    Chinese stock markets were subdued today. Notably, the Shanghai Index gained 0.66% and underperformed other Asian markets.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    US Retail Sales Fell in March, COVID-19 Hurt Demand

    Stocks of major retailers fell on April 15 following news that US retail sales fell at a historical rate in March amid COVID-19.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    TSLA Stock: Technicals Show Trouble for Short Sellers

    Tesla stock has risen sharply from its March lows. On Monday, the stock moved above the 50-day moving average, which is a bullish sign.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    How Does Warren Buffett Perform when US Stocks Fall?

    Warren Buffett lagged the stock market returns last year by a wide margin. Meanwhile, he tends to outperform the S&P 500 during falling markets.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Consumer

    What to Expect from Ulta Beauty’s Q4 Earnings

    Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) stock fell 6.9% on a YTD basis as of Monday. The company will likely report its Q4 earnings after the financial markets close on Thursday.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    Target’s Q4 Earnings: Key Insights and Outlook

    Target (NYSE:TGT) stock declined 2.9% on Tuesday. The company reported mixed results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    TJX Posts Strong Q4 Earnings, Dividend Hike

    TJX Companies stock touched a new 52-week high of $64.95 on Wednesday. The company declared strong fourth-quarter results and a dividend hike.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Consumer

    TSLA Stock Spikes: Is It Fundamentals or Speculation?

    While TSLA stock bulls see the rise as fundamental, bears and many observers are calling it a “speculative bubble.” So, where do we draw the line?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Financials

    Phase One China Trade Deal Faces Moment of Truth

    The US and China are expected to sign the phase of the US-China trade deal next week. The two sides agreed to the agreement in December.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Tech Stocks Push S&P 500 to Record Highs?

    Tech stocks have been on a roll since the start of 2019. The S&P 500 ETF (INDEXSP: INX) has gained 31.4% since January 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Dividends

    These Are the Top 5 Upstream Energy Dividend Stocks

    Investors’ preference for top dividend stocks could increase in 2020. Among sector-specific ETFs, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF reigns supreme.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Is Ackman’s Pershing Square Riding on Berkshire’s Gains?

    Founded by Bill Ackman, Pershing Square made a 58.1% profit last year. Between 2015 and 2018, Pershing Square posted negative returns.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Fund Managers

    Would Warren Buffett Consider an Ailing Elephant?

    Rumors of Warren Buffett buying into Boeing (NYSE:BA) have filled the air this week. The legendary investor’s interest in airline stocks is well known.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why American Water Stock Stands Tall among Its Peers

    American Water Works stock returned more than 160% in the last five years, including dividends. The return is more than double utilities’ average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Facebook Stock Could Catch a Bull Bounce

    Facebook stock has started 2020 on a positive note. Now some options traders appear to be betting on the stock’s rise in the coming weeks and months.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could the Dow Jones Withstand Iran War after Trade War?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index and the S&P 500 futures are in the red today amid an escalation in US and Iran tensions.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Is Gold the Asset To Own amid US-Iran War Threat?

    Gold continued to rally amid rising geopolitical tensions recently. The spot gold prices crossed the $1,600 per ounce level on Wednesday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Global Markets, Oil, and Gold Reacted to Iran Strikes

    Global equity markets are weak today after Iran hit US military bases in Iraq. The Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng fell 1.2% and 0.83%, respectively.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strategists’ Target Prices for the S&P 500 in 2020

    The S&P 500 (SPY) started 2020 at a record high. However, the geopolitical turmoil in the Middle East has increased the US equity market’s volatility.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Trade Deficit Tumbles: Trump Winning the Trade War?

    The US trade deficit fell to a three-year low in November. President Trump has vowed to address the country’s massive trade deficit, especially with China.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Dividends

    Comparing NextEra Energy and Dominion Energy’s Dividends

    Currently, utility stocks on average offer a yield of 3%. Dominion Energy offers a dividend yield of 4.5%, while NextEra Energy offers a yield of 2.1%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Time to Go Defensive Due to Rising Geopolitical Risks?

    The US and Iran tensions have risen since the China trade war. Defensive investments might come into focus again due to increasing geopolitical tensions.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Consumer

    Tesla Stock Rise Burns Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital

    Tesla stock’s rise has brought joy to some and pain to others. Greenlight Capital’s David Einhorn has been punished for his short position in Tesla.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Cisco Systems’ Resurgence May Just Be Getting Started

    Cisco (CSCO) stock was under pressure in 2019 due to the US-China trade war. Options traders are betting on CSCO’s rise by the middle of March.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will US and Iran Tension Hurt or Benefit Oil Companies?

    Oil companies have come into focus due to geopolitical tension. The tension got worse after a US drone strike killed Iran’s top general in Iraq.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Basic Materials

    Gold Continues to Shine amid Geopolitical Risks

    Recently, gold continued to rise. US gold futures rose for the eighth time in the last nine trading sessions and reached $1,582 levels per ounce today.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Fund Managers

    Was 2019 a “Nightmare” for Warren Buffett and Berkshire?

    Warren Buffett underperformed the stock markets last year. Berkshire Hathaway’s returns versus the S&P 500 were the worst since 2009.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Investments & Deals

    What Drove AMD Stock to a New High of $49?

    Yesterday was a historic day for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The stock rallied over 7% to $49.25. There were many elements behind yesterday’s rally.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Were Strategists Right about the S&P 500 in 2019?

    The S&P 500 finished last year with an increase of 28.9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq-100 Index (QQQ) rose 22.3% and 38%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Q4 Wrap-Up of Oil Stocks XOM, CVX, RDS.A, BP

    Oil stocks like ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) saw mixed performance in the fourth quarter of 2019.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Analysts Prefer Chevron over ExxonMobil

    Mega oil companies Chevron (CVX) and ExxonMobil (XOM) saw a weak 2019. Their earnings slid in the first nine months of the year.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could the Shanghai Index Outperform the Dow Jones?

    Last year, the Shanghai Composite Index underperformed the S&P 500. Could Chinese stocks outperform US stocks in 2020?

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Financials

    China Trade Deal to be Signed: Sell the News?

    Yesterday, President Trump tweeted that he would sign phase one of the US-China trade deal on January 15. The trade deal lifted markets at the end of 2019.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Dividends

    The Best Dividend-Yielding Energy Stocks for 2020

    Energy stocks have risen marginally in 2019. Though these stocks have underperformed the market, their dividend yields have outperformed it.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Tech & Comm Services

    An Attractive Entry Level for Microsoft Stock?

    It’s a good time to take a closer look at Microsoft stock after a price target revision, major institutional transactions, and recent options trades.

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Shanghai Index and Hang Seng Index’s Performance and Outlook

    In 2019, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 22.3%, while the Hang Seng Index gained 9.1%. Meanwhile, India’s Nifty 50 rose 12%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s PMI: More Signs Emerge of Bottoming Out

    Today, China released its official December manufacturing PMI. The PMI was 50.2 for December. The analysts polled by Reuters expected the PMI to be 50.1.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Recap of the Dow Jones Index’s Journey in 2019

    Overall, 2019 has been eventful. The Dow Jones Index (DIA) and the S&P 500 (SPY) had one of their best years with gains of 24% and 29%, respectively.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Amazon’s Stock Rally Could Continue in 2020

    Let’s look at Amazon’s recent options trades, analyst commentary, and technicals. We’ll determine if it’s worth buying at the current levels.  

    By Oleksandr Pylypenko
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