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Friday Sentiment
Article By: Douglas Gammons
Friday, February 24, 2017 7:10 PM EST
Investors have been getting defensive for a couple weeks, but today it accelerated as seen by the strength in Utilities, Treasuries, Staples, etc. The influences that drive yields up and down have almost the same impact on financials and utilities.
In this article: TLT, XLU, SPX Also: XLF
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Best Stocks Below Their Graham Number In February
Article By: Benjamin Clark
Friday, February 24, 2017 11:51 AM EST
We selected the best companies reviewed by ModernGraham trading below their Graham Number.
In this article: SPOK, SENEA, KBH, MET, AHL, EQR, NAVI, C, KELYA, FOSL
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Trumponomics Vs. Economic Forecasts
Article By: James Picerno
Friday, February 24, 2017 8:27 AM EST
Economic forecasting that’s largely informed by politics is a treacherous affair, but it may be unavoidable in the current climate.
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VF Corp: Dividend Aristocrat On The Rebound
Article By: SureDividend
Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:00 PM EST
VF Corp is a great dividend growth company. If its rough period is finally over, the stock could be an attractive value opportunity.
In this article: VFC Also: NKE
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Have We Reached The Emotional Stage Of Euphoria For Stocks?
Article By: Gary Gordon
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:11 PM EST
In what world can aggregate debt of a country/business/household grow faster than its economy/income indefinitely? A world where math and logic no longer exist.
In this article: SPX, TNX
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The Only Commodity Supply-Demand Indicator That Matters
Article By: Steven Saville
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:21 AM EST
The term structure of a commodity futures market is the prices of futures contracts for the commodity over all available expiration months.
In this article: JJC, OIL, USO
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AIG: Buy The Dip?
Article By: SureDividend
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:09 PM EST
AIG stock has a cheap valuation, and a firm growth outlook up ahead. The company is arguably in better shape than it has been at any point since the financial crisis.
In this article: AIG Also: AFL, BRK-B, TRV
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10 Undervalued Companies For The Defensive Dividend Stock Investor
Article By: Benjamin Clark
Monday, February 20, 2017 11:06 AM EST
These companies have demonstrated strong financial positions through passing the rigorous requirements of the Defensive Investor, and show potential for capital growth based on their current price in relation to intrinsic value.
In this article: SJR, GPS, QCOM, PBCT, EQR, SCG, IVZ, ETN, TROW, CSCO
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Oops! The Economy Is Like A Self-Driving Car
Article By: Gail Tverberg
Monday, February 20, 2017 9:19 AM EST
The reason why the economy acts like a self-driving car is because the economy is, in physics terms, a dissipative structure. It grows and changes “on its own,” using energy sources available to it.
In this article: OIL, UNG
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Trump Will Not Really Cut Taxes
Article By: Steven Saville
Monday, February 20, 2017 4:20 AM EST
As the financial world waits with bated breath for details of Donald Trump’s “phenomenal” tax plan, it’s important to understand that regardless of what Trump announces on the tax front there will be no genuine tax cut.
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China Credit And Global Inflationary Dynamics
Article By: Doug Noland
Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:53 PM EST
CPI pointing upward around the globe just might have central bankers thinking twice about QE infinity.
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Weighing The Week Ahead: Will Trump Policies Extend The Business Cycle?
Article By: Jeff Miller
Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:08 PM EST
There are two competing themes: the spike in inflation and the continuing assessment of Trump Administration policies.
In this article: SPX Also: SPY
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Retail In Focus As Q4 Earnings Season Winds Down
Article By: Sheraz Mian
Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:03 PM EST
The bulk of the Q4 earnings season is now behind us, with results from only about 18% of the S&P 500 members still awaited. Retail is the only one that has a sizable number of reports still to come, from the likes of Wal-Mart, Macy’s and Nordstrom.
In this article: JWN, M, WMT
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Not Nearly Enough Growth To Keep Growing
Article By: Raul Ilargi Meijer
Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:16 PM EST
It takes over $10 to create $1 of growth in the US and Europe, and China too moves towards such numbers.
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The Four Key Themes From Q4 Conference Calls
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, February 17, 2017 9:48 PM EST
The latest quarterly report contains excerpts from 39 companies that account for 18% of total S&P 500 revenues and 23% of the S&P 500 equity capitalization regarding tax reform, regulation, fiscal spending and trade policy effects.
In this article: CVX, JNJ, LMT, MS, PFE, PYPL
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Their Gap Is Closed, Ours Still Needs To Be
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Friday, February 17, 2017 5:19 PM EST
There are actually two parts to examining the orthodox treatment of the output gap. The first is the review, looking backward to trace how we got to this state. The second is looking forward trying to figure what it means to be here.
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