Oil Falls Amid Record U.S. Stockpiles, Upcoming Producer Talks

By Mark Shenk Oil dropped as U.S. crude supplies rose to an all-time high while investors await a meeting between OPEC and its allies that may signal whether they’ll extend output curbs. Futures fell on both sides of the Atlantic, sending Brent to its lowest close since November. American crude output continued to rise along with inventories last week, an Energy Information Administratio...
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Here’s what the health-care vote means for financial markets

By William Watts Investors and traders in stocks and other financial markets are focused on a postponed House vote to repeal Obamacare, convinced its eventual outcome will set at least the near-term direction for a variety of assets. Stocks dipped into negative territory late Thursday to finish in negative territory after House Republican leaders delayed the vote, which had been planned for ...
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3 Top Diabetes Care Stocks to Buy in 2017

by Brian Feroldi / March 17, 2017 Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes -- a condition where the body fails to properly metabolize sugar. Left untreated, that sugar builds up in the bloodstream and the body, which can lead to a number of serious additional health problems such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and eye disease. Treating diabetes is expensive, costing America alone...
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Top 3 Small-Cap ETFs for 2017

By Sheila Olson / March 16, 2017 Small-cap stocks and ETFs tend to have more growth potential than their large-cap counterparts, although there's also more room for volatility. That being said, economic conditions in 2017 could mean a banner year for small-caps. (See also: Understanding Small- and Big-Cap Stocks.) Growth conditions for small caps were beginning to take shape before the elect...
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Opinion: This bullish indicator has investors feeling bearish

By Mark Hulbert Might recent small-cap weakness actually be a good thing? Not that any of the dozens of advisers I monitor think it is. On the contrary, a number of them are worried by the sector’s marked weakness. Over the past three months, they pointed out, the large-cap dominated S&P 500 SPX, -0.16% has done more than five percentage points better — 6.4% versus 1.3% — than the Russell 20...
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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

by Isobel Finkel / March 17, 2017 The pound rallies, stocks lose steam, and the Trump administration meets the world. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. Fair trade After yesterday's "extremely productive" talks between U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble, Mnuchin heads to the Black Forest town of Bade...
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Rich Get Richer, But Savers Lose $1 Trillion

By Mark Kolakowski | March 9, 2017 America's Gilded Age in the late nineteenth century was famous for industrialists who amassed unimaginable wealth -- such as John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt - and also for the era's startling poverty. The U.S. is seeing something like that today. The booming stock market, up three-fold since the financial crisis, is no sour...
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Wall Street fights to hold on to gains as oil slips again

By Yashaswini Swamynathan / March 9, 2017 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as gains in bank stocks were countered by the second day of losses in energy shares, a day before the crucial monthly jobs report that could bolster already sky-high odds of a rate hike next week. Fueling the rise in bank stocks was a report that showed the number of Americans applying for unemploym...
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How much life is left in bull market as it celebrates its 8th birthday?

By William Watts / March 9, 2017 Investors are singing “Happy Birthday” to the bull market, while weighing how far it can extend its historic run. Thursday marks the eighth anniversary of the March 9, 2009, closing low set by the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.14% in the wake of the financial crisis—a rout that took the benchmark down by nearly 60% from peak to trough. If measured from that date—...
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These are the 5 internet stocks you should buy right now, according to Citi

By Jennifer Booton / March 8, 2017 Facebook ranked as No. 1 internet stock by bank, which ranks only Twitter as a sell among 16 companies focused on web Analysts at Citigroup released a ranking of internet stocks Wednesday that investors may want to consider if they’re looking to make money off companies underpinning the vast web. The brokerage has 16 internet stocks in its coverage area,...
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