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Investors are too optimistic and taking on too much risk in this low volatile environment, setting the stock market up for a potential downfall, according to strategists at investment bank Societe Generale. “In a goldilocks scenario of low interest rates, abundant liquidity, stable growth and a focus on the ‘good’ Trump, investors continue to push
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As Amazon encroaches on nearly all aspects of retail, CNBC’s Jim Cramer found himself asking a key question: “To be Amazon’ed or not to be Amazon’ed?” “It’s almost eerie that one company could play such a huge role in both the economy and, yes, for Cramerica, the stock market,” the “Mad Money” host said. “As
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Lowe’s: Even though Lowe’s has had some strong earnings results of late, Cramer didn’t want to recommend the retailer’s stock ahead of its report. “I don’t believe Lowe’s is performing at the level of Home Depot, and I think the Home Despot didn’t get nearly the credit it deserved after reporting its blowout quarter. So
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Square’s bitcoin testing adds to the company’s innovative reputation and could spell earnings success down the road, according to one Wall Street analyst. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Square on Thursday, citing the company’s new lineup of payment technology and rapid revenue growth. “Following our meeting Wednesday with CFO Sarah Friar, we are upgrading Square
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Intuitive Surgical’s robots will expand to new applications and boost the company’s sales, according to a top Wall Street firm. Goldman Sachs reiterated its buy rating for the surgical robot maker, predicting the company will report earnings above expectations next year. “Our latest checks with management and physician users leave us incrementally bullish on the
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From a technical perspective, Cramer and Moreno both agreed that the daily chart of Abbott Laboratories was “a beautiful picture.” “In fact, Moreno says it’s a picture-perfect uptrend, [with the] stock steadily rising above its 50-day moving average,” Cramer added. Even though shares have recently been trading sideways, Moreno noticed that the relative strength indicator,
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One of the top three worries for investors right now is a crash in global bond markets. When asked what poses the biggest “tail risk,” or worry for the financial market, 22 percent of global investors considered the biggest risk to be a sharp drop in bonds, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s November
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Bitcoin has defied gravity this year, and it’s taken one retail stock along with it. Shares of Overstock.com are on pace for their best year since 2004, largely due to the growing interest in cryptocurrencies, but some market participants are wary of the stock continuing its run. In January 2014, Overstock became the first U.S.
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The analyst found a misalignment in the Model 3’s glass roof, body panel gaps, rubber trim issues around windows and misaligned seams in the interior ceiling of the car, according to his note. “Our inspection revealed widespread shortcomings in fit and finish … Tesla representatives acknowledged some of the fit issues, but stated that they
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Gold futures dropped suddenly earlier on Friday to trade almost 1 percent lower. Trading volume also picked up during the selling activity. Gold futures for December delivery were down 0.9 percent at $1,275.60 per ounce as of 2:22 p.m. in New York after stabilizing following the sudden decline. It was not immediately clear what caused
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Disney shares are rising Friday as analysts are bullish on its upcoming internet video streaming services, despite the company’s earnings miss. The media giant reported weaker-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Thursday. It generated earnings per share of $1.07 versus the $1.12 Thomson Reuters consensus estimate. But analysts got excited after the company said it would price
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