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WHO Report Finds No Public Health Risks Or Abuse Potential For CBD

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:27:00 -0500

A preliminary report by the World Health Organization reveals no adverse health effects but some definite medical applications for CBD, despite U.S. law on the subject.

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Roche's Fight With Pfizer May Be Just The Beginning

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:55:00 -0500

Roche recently sued Pfizer to block the latter’s biosimilar (generic version) for Herceptin- a cancer biologic that earned $2.5 billion in sales in the U.S. for Roche in 2016. The fight is unlikely to stop there for Roche, as it has a lot more at stake.

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Under Armour's 2017 In Review

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:55:00 -0500

Over the last few years, Under Armour has gone from a rising star in the sports apparel space to a struggling company looking for a turnaround.

Can EPYC Server Processors Boost AMD's Value By 25%?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:48:00 -0500

AMD has made some improvements to its product lines in the last few years, but its stock remains risky considering its relatively low and fluctuating margins.

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Activision, Take-Two, GameStop: Investing In Video Gaming In The Digital Age

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:22:00 -0500

How can you plug and play your portfolio into the explosive video game sector? Five MoneyShow contributors who follow the industry offer a dozen or so investing ideas. This isn't your Dad's game of Pong.

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JPMorgan's Q3 Card Purchases Up 13%, Outpacing Industry Growth

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:50:00 -0500

JPMorgan’s growing presence in the affluent card segment over recent years, coupled with its position as the largest card lender in the U.S., has helped its card purchase volumes grow at a faster rate than any of its competitors.

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U.S. Card Charge-Off Rates Improved In Q3, But Holiday Season May Change That

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:40:00 -0500

Card charge-off rates across the industry fell in Q3 2017 after remaining elevated over the first two quarters of the year, and the largest U.S. card lenders benefited from this trend to report a sequential decline in their card loan charge-offs.

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An Overview Of Juniper Networks' 2017 So Far

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:38:00 -0500

Networking giant Juniper has reported a mixed set of results this year, with revenue declines across key product segments including routing and network security, while the company is also facing declining margins for product divisions.

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Recent Developments Could Bode Well For First Solar's Future

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:32:00 -0500

First Solar had a relatively eventful week, as it conducted its analyst day event, during which it unveiled its first functional large format Series 6 thin-film panel, while also announcing a stronger than expected set of guidance numbers for 2018.

10 Energizer Bunny Stocks

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:10:00 -0500

These ten U.S. stocks have posted average earnings growth of 25% or better in the past five years, yet sell for 12 times earnings or less.

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Bull Market Is Lowest-Returning In History, But Don't Worry, It Still Has Legs

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:50:00 -0500

The current bull market is the lowest returning one in the industrial age, when adjusted for inflation. But don't worry, it's not done rising yet.

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Brazil's Social Security Reform Set To Fail Again

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:20:00 -0500

So you STILL think Brazil is going to pass pension reform, do you?

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The World's Biggest Arms Companies [Infographic]

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:01:00 -0500

According to Sipri, sales of arms and military services across the world totaled $374.8 billion last year. Lockheed Martin retained its place at the top of the global arms league in 2016, selling nearly $41 billion of military equipment.

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The Australian Securities Exchange Endorses The Distributed Ledger -- But Don't Call It Blockchain

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:11:00 -0500

The partnership between ASX and Digital Asset (DA) has been hailed as the first practical application of blockchain technology in mainstream securities clearing and settlement, but don't expect it to usher in a new era of innovation and openness.

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Life After Demonetization: Meet The Local Startups Driving Digitization In India's New Economy

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:49:00 -0500

Over a year ago, the Indian government withdrew more than 86% of its currency from the system, and forever changed the country's business landscape. These are some of the startups helping to usher India into a new era of cashless economy.

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12 Stocks To Buy To Keep The Gains Going In 2018

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:15:00 -0500

It’s been a banner year for equities, but here are a dozen stocks that still look cheap with the overall market trading at lofty levels heading into 2018.

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The Top 3 Rules For Navigating The Bitcoin, Blockchain And Crypto Craze

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:08:00 -0500

Cryptocurrency has woven its way into conversations at cocktail parties, on the golf course and everywhere in between. Investors must recognize the risks. To that end, here are my top 3 rules for navigating the crypto craze.

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4 Yields Up To 7.2% About To Enjoy Tax-Cut Bliss

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:48:00 -0500

The idea is that U.S. corporations will use this tax windfall to hire more people, and many likely will … but that’s not the only place that money is going. You can expect that cash to be plowed into dividends, buybacks, R&D and M&A.

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Don't Get Excited By November's Job Report. Still Catching Up From The Hurricanes

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 03:34:00 -0500

The strong November jobs report was helped by the weak September one when hurricanes impacted job growth

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Duterte's Philippines Economy Beats China's

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 14:53:00 -0500

President Rodrigo Duterte may receive poor marks for his human rights record, but he’s doing really well when it comes to the economy, which beats China’s on growth rates.

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Buy These Hated High-Yielders Before January

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 08:19:00 -0500

The tax reform debate in Washington is roiling the municipal bond market—and that’s setting up a screaming buying opportunity for contrarians on the hunt for income.

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Looking For A Bargain? 3 Cheap Stocks That Are About To Breakout

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 07:17:00 -0500

All year, the stock market has continued to soar to fresh record highs. As a result, valuations are stretched to the upside as the market refuses to fall. For those of you who like to buy under-valued stocks, here are three cheap stocks that are about to breakout.

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Bitcoin Frenzy Sees Price Top $16,000 Before Losing 20% In Roller Coaster

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:38:00 -0500

Bitcoin hit new record high of over $16,000 overnight before sliding around 20%. Trading in the 'Big Daddy' of cryptocurrencies has witnessed a huge rise since the start of 2017 but some pundits are asking if this is a bubble and it is only a matter of time before it pops. Others are more bullish.

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Is The Slide In Semiconductor Stocks Over?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:57:00 -0500

The technology shares after making a low on Wednesday rallied into the end of the week. There has been plenty of carnage in some of the best performing stocks but is the decline from the November 22th high already over? Are the hedge funds buying again? Should you?

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Ten Largest Card Lenders Account For More Than 70% Of The U.S. Card Industry

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

The U.S. card industry crossed the $1 trillion mark for the first time in Q3, as increasing penetration of credit cards in the country coupled with the overall shift towards cashless transactions helped card balances jump by a strong 5.3% over the last twelve months.

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Market Forecasts: Helpful or Useless?

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 16:37:00 -0500

Are market forecasts helpful or useless to individuals when they think about their investments? In my opinion, they lack predictive power. It's better to stick with an investment portfolio that's imbedded in your financial plan. Don't have a plan? Get one!

Litecoin Hits Record High, Jumping 38% In 9 Hours

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:56:00 -0500

Could Litecoin be the next cryptocurrency to sustain major jumps before year's end?

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CBS's Headcount Reductions Unlikely To Have Much Of An Impact

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:25:00 -0500

CBS Corporation recently announced that it is laying off staff in its network and syndication businesses in order to trim costs. This restructuring is reportedly relatively small (around 50 staff members) and not considered on the same scale as the recent moves at

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The Wild West Of Crypto Futures: BitMEX's CEO Predicts More Bitcoin Volatility To Come

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:18:00 -0500

Forbes 30 Under 30 VC alum Alice Lloyd George sat down with BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes to talk cryptocurrency futures and what's happening next in the fast-moving cryptocurrency market.

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A Look At SAP's 2017 So Far

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:15:00 -0500

Software giant SAP continued its strong performance in 2017, with its top line growing at more than 9% in the first three quarters of the year and beating market expectations. Aided by a phenomenal increase in new cloud bookings, revenues from its Cloud business remained the primary growth driver

What To Make Of J&J's First Xarelto Lawsuit Loss

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:50:00 -0500

Johnson & Johnson and Bayer were recently ordered by a Philadelphia court to pay $28 million in damages to an Indiana couple, related to internal bleeding about which the companies did not sufficiently warn patients.

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Litecoin Reaches New High, Up Nearly 3,000% This Year

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:46:00 -0500

Litecoin has climbed nearly 3,000% this year. What's next for this cryptocurrency?

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Anheuser-Busch's Order Is A Shot In The Arm For Tesla's Trucking Ambitions

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:45:00 -0500

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reserved 40 of Tesla’s upcoming electric Semi trucks, in what is likely the largest order for the new truck to date

Amazon's Impressive Holiday Season Performance Sends A Message To Retail Giants

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:40:00 -0500

Amazon has outpaced industry-wide online sales in the U.S. despite a significantly larger base for year-on-year comparisons. This trend was further highlighted in the Thanksgiving week this year, especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Morgan Stanley Joins Robo-Advisory Fray With Launch Of Morgan Stanley Access Investing

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:38:00 -0500

Morgan Stanley became the newest entrant in the rapidly growing robo-advisory industry recently with the launch of its online investing platform, Morgan Stanley Access Investing.

Steve Case And Elon Musk: Tech Titans Who Bravely Venture Into Fly-Over Country

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:17:00 -0500

Case’s new fund focuses on the geography of fly-over states, where the US extracts, grows, makes physical stuff; credit Musk for his full-throttle focus on what is, for Silicon Valley, a kind of virtual fly-over country of physical technologies anchored in atoms and hardware, not bits and software.

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How Small-Business Owners Can Keep Good People: Offer Better Retirement Plans

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:11:00 -0500

To keep employees happy, many small business owners use SIMPLE IRAs as retirement plans. But many would be a lot better off shifting to 401(k)s. Here's why.

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It's Actually Okay To Completely Ignore Bitcoin's 1,400% Rally

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:47:00 -0500

If you haven't noticed, Bitcoin is up over 1,400% this year. Here's how to avoid feelings of FOMO that could actually destroy your financial plans.

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November Payrolls Add 228,000 Jobs But Salaries Show Meager Growth

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:50:00 -0500

The American job market is chugging along -- but after more than seven years of sustained job gains, the situation on the wage front remains frustratingly stagnant.

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Debugging Public Blockchains To Secure ICO Markets And Prevent A Crypto-Crash

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

The lack of regulatory oversight and void of governance or standardization of blockchain processes in the ICO market have created an optimal attack surface for crypto-criminals.

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What Department Stores Must Do To Capitalize On Holiday Gains

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:00:00 -0500

Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Macy’s have seen some encouraging signs for their businesses in the days since Thanksgiving, but in order to keep the momentum going, these troubled retailers will need to present a "unified" experience for shoppers as the clock clicks down to Christmas.

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Integrated Gas To Drive Royal Dutch Shell's Value Going Forward

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:22:00 -0500

With the growing inclination towards the use of cleaner and environment-friendly sources of energy, natural gas has emerged as a preferred choice of fuel worldwide.

What Does Bitcoin's Meteoric Rise Mean For Investors?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:31:00 -0500

Bitcoin prices have risen sharply this year, but what does this mean for investors?

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Winmark Boasts High ROIC Business Model And Undervalued Stock

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:28:00 -0500

With strong fundamentals and an undervalued stock price, this firm not only finds itself in October’s Most Attractive Stocks Model Portfolio, but is also this week’s Long Idea.

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First Solar Flys Higher, Charles River Labs Flows In Reverse

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 15:26:00 -0500

Here are two stocks with strong technical momentum and two with charts that look to be breaking down.

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11 Questions With Oakmark's Bill Nygren And Win Murray

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:44:00 -0500

GuruFocus discusses investing with two index-beating value investors

Viacom's 2017 In Review

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:43:00 -0500

Viacom had a better-than-expected fiscal 2017 (fiscal year ends September 2017). For the fiscal year, the company’s total revenue increased 6% year-over-year (y-o-y) to $13.2 billion, due to growth in both the Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment segments.

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Aerie Continues Its Strong Performance For American Eagle

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 14:34:00 -0500

American Eagle Outfitters anticipates a strong holiday quarter, following similar expectations from other apparel companies such as Gap and Abercrombie & Fitch.

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International, Menswear Drive Continue To Drive Growth For Lululemon

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:58:00 -0500

Continuing the positive run from last quarter, Lululemon Athletica posted strong fiscal Q3 earnings this week. The company managed to beat earnings estimates by a notable margin, while revenues came in over 14% higher than the same period last year.

How Einstein Would Manage His Portfolio

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:48:00 -0500

Investing seems complicated to many people but the best strategies are often just the opposite. You can beat most investors if you learn to focus on the right things and simplify. To get started on the right path, you can model a few ideas from a renowned physicist—Albert Einstein.

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A Closer Look At ICE's Equity Options And Cash Equity Trading Volumes

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:37:00 -0500

After a slight increase in October, IntercontinentalExchange‘s equity options volumes saw a 14% year on year (y-o-y) decline in November, with a 300 basis point (3%) dip in its market share.

Tesla And Ford Are Not Comparables

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 13:09:00 -0500

In February, Goldman Sachs and UBS downgraded Tesla to a Sell rating in part because they thought it was overvalued compared to Ford. At that time, Tesla’s market cap exceeded Ford’s, $50 billion to $48 billion. Here's where their analysis took a wrong turn.

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Is Apple's Custom Silicon Strategy Gaining Momentum?

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:59:00 -0500

Shares of Dialog Semiconductor declined by about 35% after a report in Nikkei Asian Review indicated that its largest customer, Apple , could start using its own power management chips beginning as early as next year.

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Bitcoin Futures Could Propel Growth For Ameritrade

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:38:00 -0500

TD Ameritrade recently announced that it will be offering bitcoin futures contracts on its platform, once they are available sometime in December. With this initiative, the exchange is looking to get an early mover’s advantage in the volatile but fast-growing currency.

Baron Fund Manager Favors Tech-Driven Stocks Like Amazon And This Property And Casualty Insurer

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:07:00 -0500

Baron Funds Portfolio Manager Michael Lippert talks about his investing approach, secular and disruptive changes, and areas he currently favors.

Bitcoin Surges Past $15,000, Up More Than 1,500% Year-To-Date

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 10:47:00 -0500

Bitcoin has surpassed $15,000. Where will it go next?

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Regulations And Politics Rain On Pharma M&A Parade

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:35:00 -0500

Deals are getting smaller despite competitive pressures to scale up.

2 Great Tax Plan Buys For Yields Up To 10%

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:08:00 -0500

As income investors react to the new tax plan, it’s a good bet that some are overreacting to certain aspects of it. They always do...

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The Best Way To Profit From REITs In 2018

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:44:00 -0500

Think about this for a moment. Real estate beat stocks even during an economic crash that was all about—you guessed it—real estate.

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General Electric Is Cutting 12,000 Workers From Its Power Business

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:59:00 -0500

The layoffs are part of an ongoing effort to cut costs at the ailing conglomerate.

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Bitcoin $14,000: The Latest Milestone

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:19:00 -0500

Bitcoin has breached $14,000, but is its price sustainable?

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Chevy And National Millennial Community Lead Mobile Think-Tanks For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 18:06:00 -0500

Chevrolet invited a select group of young creators from the National Millennial Community to participate in a series of mobile think-tanks to engage in discussions around topics such as entrepreneurship, networking, personal branding, and navigating the job search.

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Value Stocks No Longer Frozen Carrots 'N' Peas

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 17:57:00 -0500

Looking down on the Macy’s paraders on Thanksgiving morning, I waved frantically at Santa perched high in his reindeer sled. Santa waved back. (Third floor, facing Central Park.) A good omen for 2018, but I don’t own Macy’s stock which bounced back over 50% from its $15 low just months ago.

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NASDAQ Sees Growth In Equity Options Trading Volumes In November

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 16:33:00 -0500

NASDAQ‘s strong growth in equity options trading volumes continued in November, with around 144 million contracts traded in the U.S. market, about 12% more than the prior year period’s trading volumes, and 8% above the previous month.

Why Schlumberger's Stock Is Down Despite A Rebound In Oil Prices

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:16:00 -0500

Despite showing improvement in its quarterly results, Schlumberger's stock has dropped more than 25% since the beginning of the year, underperforming the 10% rise in crude oil prices during this period.

A Look At ICE's November Trading Volumes

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:11:00 -0500

After a solid performance in the previous three quarters, IntercontinentalExchange‘s derivative trading volumes saw a year-over-year decline in November.

Nvidia Is Expensive For Good Reasons

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:03:00 -0500

At 17 times sales and 60 times earnings, the stock market values few companies as richly as Nvidia. Bruce Pile, a Marketocracy manager who has a position in Nvidia explains why he paid the premium.

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Bitcoin Surpasses $13,000 As Momentum Remains Strong

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:37:00 -0500

Bitcoin has climbed past $13,000. Where will it go next?

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Bitcoin Could Fall 'Big Time' But Not Just Yet, Says Crypto Trader

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:33:00 -0500

With the price of Bitcoin rising to ever new record highs and flirting with $13,000, one FX and cryptocurrency trader believes that while the digital currency’s value is unlikely to be slowing near term, it will not be able to hold its position as the leader and could even become obsolete.

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How International ARPU Improvement Could Impact Snap's Valuation

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:13:00 -0500

Snap Inc. is highly dependent on the U.S. market currently, with the North American segment accounting for over 80% of the company’s revenues and about 85% of its value, according to our estimates.

Religious Leaders, Celebrities Call For Net Neutrality Ahead Of Nationwide Protests

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:59:00 -0500

Hundreds of musicians and actors are calling for the FCC to keep the rules, along with church leaders representing millions, who say communication is "God's great gift to humanity."

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Hage On Absolute Convertible Arbitrage Fund ARBIX

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:43:00 -0500

As an Absolute Advisers sub-adviser, Mohican’s strategy, which in the past was restricted to hedge fund investors, is available in a mutual fund.

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Maduro's 'Petro' Cryptocurrency Will Join Chavez's Bolivar Fuerte, In The Graveyard

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:29:00 -0500

When it comes to currencies, Venezuela has a long history of producing junk. Here's why the regime's plan to issue one backed by oil, gas, gold and diamonds is doomed to fail, which is regrettable, because it will give the idea of a commodity-backed cryptocurrency a bad name.

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The Fed Might Shrink To Two Members In 2018

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:46:00 -0500

Sometime in January or by February 3, the Board of Governors might drop to only three members: Powell, Brainard and Quarles.

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Downside Risks Now Exceed Upside Potential In Stocks Around The Globe

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 09:42:00 -0500

If you follow simple tools of technical analysis I say that you can “time the market.”

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November AAII Asset Allocation Survey: Lowest Level Of Cash Since 1999

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:53:00 -0500

Individual investors’ cash allocations fell last month to a level not seen in 18 years.

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House Republicans May End Student Loan Forgiveness

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:02:00 -0500

This new GOP bill may end public service loan forgiveness.

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Bitcoin Climbs Above $12,000, Up 1,100% This Year

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 23:40:00 -0500

What caused Bitcoin to reach its latest milestone?

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Black Friday Trends Signal Brick-And-Mortar Not Dead Yet

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:38:00 -0500

Black Friday, the busiest holiday shopping day in the U.S., is now behind us, and with shopper traffic data streaming in, we can safely say that physical retail is still very much alive.

CME's November Volume Declines Not A Cause For Concern

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:28:00 -0500

After a solid year-on-year performance across most of its major asset classes through October, CME Group‘s trading volumes saw a dip in November, with its daily volumes coming in 14% below the year ago levels. However, the volumes did see 21% growth from the previous month

Revlon Lenders Play Defense After J. Crew Asset Transfer Spooks Market

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:14:00 -0500

Revlon’s debt documents provide leeway for the company to engage in a “J. Crew-like” deal to move assets, to the detriment of its senior lenders.

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Snap's Redesign Isn't Groundbreaking, But A Step In The Right Direction

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:25:00 -0500

Last week, Snap Inc. unveiled a redesigned version of the Snapchat app that offers a simpler user interface, while emphasizing more relevant content as the company looks to drive user growth and engagement.

What The New Fed Leader Could Mean For The Economy

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:23:00 -0500

President Trump selected a non-economist to run the Fed. What might that mean for the average consumers’ pocketbook?

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The Outlook For Johnson & Johnson's Immunology Drug Business

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:55:00 -0500

Johnson & Johnson’s immunology portfolio, which primarily consists of Remicade, Simponi and Stelara, accounts for around 15% of the company’s value, according to our estimates.

The Factors That Will Drive Accenture's Consulting Revenue Growth

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:44:00 -0500

Accenture‘s market leadership position for many of its services in the consulting domain has driven revenue growth for the company, with its revenues growing by a CAGR of nearly 6% in the last three years.

Disney's Fiscal 2017 In Review

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 13:33:00 -0500

Disney (NYSE: DIS) had a fairly soft fiscal 2017. The company’s total revenue declined 1% year-over-year (y-o-y) to $55.1 billion, primarily due to a fall in the company’s Studio revenues, weakness in the Consumer Products segment, and a continued decline in the Media Networks segment.

2 Stocks That Could Fly Before Christmas

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 11:08:00 -0500

This article looks at two shares that could detonate in the days ahead.

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Waiting For The Stock Market Bubble To Burst

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:00:00 -0500

It’s time for a reality check: History has shown us time and time again that this will end, markets will correct to fair value, and speculators will get crushed.

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If You're Annoyed By Bitcoin, You Will Probably Like This

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:43:00 -0500

This is not an article about Bitcoin, but it is about the misdirection that results when investors lose their poise, start to suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) and forget what their true investment objectives are.

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Why Bank Presidents Could Rule The Fed Next Year

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:40:00 -0500

So we are setting up a situation where the 2018 FOMC will be split along two axes: governors/bank presidents and economists/non-economists.

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