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Wall Street’s Real Earnings Surprises

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:39 EDT

With fewer stocks rising on upside earnings surprises, it pays to look for those that still win applause. Five companies that deliver.image

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Frost Bank: An Undervalued Loan Star in Texas

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:38:41 EDT

Wall Street is too skeptical about this stalwart. Betting on its parent’s stock could produce a 25% gain.image

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Patience Pays Off for This Overseas Fund

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:52:32 EDT

AMG Managers Pictet International, run by Fabio Paolini, beats its rivals by ignoring short-term issues in favor of longer-term prospects.image

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Volkswagen, China Mobile, and Other Far-Flung Bargain Stocks

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:12:23 EDT

Causeway Capital’s Sarah Ketterer explains how the firm keeps beating its peers—and what it’s buying now.image

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Top Independent Financial Advisors

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:37:03 EDT

As soup-to-nuts financial planning comes of age, the biggest independent advisory outfits are growing fast. Here are the firms and people to watch.image

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Independent Advisors: 2017’s Top 100

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:05:34 EDT

More clients, growing assets, broader offerings.image

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The Changing Landscape for Independent Advisors

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:53:14 EDT

There will always be mom and pops—just fewer.image

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An Immigrant’s Success Story

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:20:54 EDT

Like much of U.S. history, the Carolina Gold Rush of the early 1800s is a story of immigrant pluck.image

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Dow Hits Record Highs Four Days in a Row

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:03:18 EDT

September historically has been a rough month for stocks, and investors had been getting more defensive. They missed last week’s rally.image

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Finding Gold in Goldman Sachs

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:22:02 EDT

Goldman Sachs Group is rarely thought of as an underdog, but that’s exactly what it might be right now.image

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FedEx in Flux

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:21:56 EDT

FedEx is set to report first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, and almost no one is expecting them to be good.image

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Germany Votes as Market Prospects Brighten

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:07:25 EDT

Angela Merkel appears to be a sure bet in the German election. But the poll looks unlikely to drive a big move in improving markets.image

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Indonesia Won’t Cede Asia’s Top Spot for Long

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:09:09 EDT

Religious differences this year have held back gains in Asia’s best performing market, but they won’t stifle the country’s long-term growth.image

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Argentina Makes Progress on Economic Reforms

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:35:16 EDT

The country is slowly reducing inflation and reviving growth. Analysts see stocks starting to respond, starting with the banks and utilities.image

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MLPs Stage a Surprise Post-Harvey Comeback

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:55:02 EDT

The energy-focused stocks took a big hit in August, but now the worst looks to be over. image

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bear?

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:12:55 EDT

Wall Street’s recent surge in volatility hedging may have more to do with low trading volumes and annual bonuses than anything else.image

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Hurricanes Could Spur Big Rise in Lumber Prices

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:15:01 EDT

Extent of rebuilding and tree damage is still unknown. Already rising, prices could hit a 13-year high by year’s end.image

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What if Real People Ran the Fed?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:23:09 EDT

The Fed is dominated by economists from many of the same schools. We asked some non-economists what they think the central bank should do.image

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Big IPO Gain? Don’t Bet on It

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:30:39 EDT

Increasingly, odds are stacked against individual investors, as private-equity outfits get a bigger share of a younger company’s growth.image

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A Tech Guru and His Blank-Check Promises

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:34:50 EDT

The lure of the unicorn is still irresistible.image

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Equifax Breach Unsettles Online Investors

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:16:48 EDT

Brokers stress the need for getting rid of Social Security IDs and for close monitoring of accounts for unusual activity.image

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Low Fees: Good for Investors, Bad for Business

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:38:53 EDT

ETFs have become increasingly popular in large part due to their very low costs. How can this industry grow if firms can’t make money?image

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Political Misfires Mean Good News for Munis

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:41:30 EDT

Unfulfilled promises of tax cuts, health-care repeal, and infrastructure spending have spurred municipal bonds higher this year.image

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The Fiscal Crisis Looming Beyond the Debt Ceiling

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:20:51 EDT

Maybe the recurring debt-ceiling trauma helps raise awareness of the real trauma from delaying the steps required to curb our soaring debtimage

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Riding the Railroad Stocks

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:29:40 EDT

As the sector stages a comeback, payouts could grow.image

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Toys ‘R’ Us: Did Fed Play With Fire?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:30:47 EDT

The central bank propped up Geoffrey the Giraffe’s debt-laden employer with cheap money.image

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A Legitimate Worry for Facebook Investors

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:44:24 EDT

Market commentator Josh Brown: Will governments crack down on Facebook’s ability to “micro-target” its users?image

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CVS Insiders Sell $100 Million in Stock

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:52:49 EDT

The CEO and CFO have joined in the year-to-date selling, which includes large September transactions.image

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Stocks to Play an Oil Breakout

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:03:29 EDT

Select Energy, RPC, National Oilwell, Energy Recovery and Independence Contract Drilling are favored.image

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Chipotle Stock Has Four Drivers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:32:38 EDT

A focus on full-margin sales is the most important one for top and bottom lines. image

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Stocks to Play Health Care’s Transformation

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:34:23 EDT

Accenture, Cerner, Cognizant, Evolent and Inovalon Holdings are names to focus on.image

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General Mills Can’t Catch a Breakfast

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:53:23 EDT

The first-quarter decline in operating profit even exceeded internal expectations.image

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