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Big banks continue to be a profitable group despite being immensely disliked on the Wall Street, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. “I think this group is hated,” Cramer said on “Squawk Box,” shortly after Bank of America reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings. “More hated than I’ve seen than any other time other than 2009 and
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Chris Brightman of Research Affiliates says a simple equal-weighted strategy can do even better when combined with regular rebalancing. Rebalancing is essentially trimming stocks that have outperformed and buying those that have underperformed given a historical tendency for prices to revert to an average. In essence, Brightman added, it’s betting against the current Wall Street
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The devices make it easier to shepherd traffic around networks. In developing its own, AWS could facilitate the shifting of traffic onto its services and away from customers’ on premises systems. However, networking vendors are well entrenched in large companies’ data centers, and Amazon could face significant sales challenges convincing customers to swap existing gear.
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Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on May 1, 2018 in San Jose, California. Facebook’s market leading position in the advertising market is unmatched, according to Jefferies. The firm raised its price target to $240 from $215 for Facebook shares, predicting its second-quarter sales results will be above
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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell: JPMorgan Chase – The bank earned $2.29 per share for the second quarter, beating forecasts by 7 cents a share. Revenue was also above forecasts, helped by what CEO Jamie Dimon called “open and active capital markets” that helped drive fee and markets revenue. Walt
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OPEC, Russia and several other producers recently agreed to increase output by 1 million barrels in order to ease oil prices away from 3½-year highs. But many analysts think they will struggle to add that much supply because only a handful of the countries have spare capacity. However, Barclays said the market is underestimating the
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Financial markets believe Europe will eventually “accommodate” President Donald Trump on trade, Wall Street’s Art Cashin told CNBC on Monday. “Even if it’s only to a slight degree, the president will step back and claim victory,” said Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS at the New York Stock Exchange. Trump is threatening tariffs on
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Biogen shareholders are rejoicing over a clinical trial’s positive results. Shares of the biotech company were up 19.6 percent Friday, a day after Biogen and Tokyo-based Eisai announced positive results from a Phase II study with BAN2401, an anti-amyloid beta protofibril antibody, in 856 patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. The stock move added more than
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