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Stock Market Today 5/5/21: Dow Ekes Out Record, Nasdaq Retreats Again
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 5/5/21: Dow Ekes Out Record, Nasdaq Retreats Again

Energy and materials stocks led the way Wednesday as good (albeit not great) economic data was enough to push the Dow to new highs.
May 5, 2021
13 Stocks Activist Investors Are Buying
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13 Stocks Activist Investors Are Buying

Poorly managed companies may not be on everyone's radar, but they're top picks for activist investors looking to boost shareholder value.
May 5, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/30/21: Stocks Sag Despite Slew of Earnings Beats
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/30/21: Stocks Sag Despite Slew of Earnings Beats

Amazon.com (AMZN) and Twitter (TWTR) added to a pile of Q1 earnings beats Friday, but the major indexes all hit the skids.
April 30, 2021
Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 4/14/21: Strong Start to Earnings Season Sends Dow Higher

Goldman Sachs' (GS) record Q1 and a strong day for Chevron (CVX) helped keep the Dow in positive territory on an otherwise choppy Wednesday.
April 14, 2021
Stock Market Today 3/4/21: Crash? Not Today. But Stocks Still Feel Pain.
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 3/4/21: Crash? Not Today. But Stocks Still Feel Pain.

A small rise in weekly jobless claims and comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell sparked a scare in stocks Thursday, though the losses could've been wo…
March 5, 2021

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Stock Market Today 2/22/21: Stocks Tread Water, Bitcoin Joins the Trillion-Dollar Club
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Stock Market Today 2/22/21: Stocks Tread Water, Bitcoin Joins the Trillion-Dollar Club

Nosebleed valuations in the technology sector cooled off Monday amid a brutal day for Nasdaq longs. The Dow, meanwhile, clawed out modest gains.
February 22, 2021
Stock Market Today 2/16/21: Winter Storm Boosts Energy Sector, But Stocks Finish Mixed
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 2/16/21: Winter Storm Boosts Energy Sector, But Stocks Finish Mixed

Oil and natural gas prices surged Tuesday as Winter Storm Uri pounded the nation, sending power demand higher and impacting energy supplies.
February 16, 2021
Stock Market Today 2/3/21: Big Energy, Clean Energy Keep Stocks Aloft
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 2/3/21: Big Energy, Clean Energy Keep Stocks Aloft

Oil settled near one-year highs Wednesday and clean energy received more attention too, helping to keep most of the major indices rolling.
February 3, 2021
Stock Market Today 2/2/21: Earnings, Stimulus Drive Another Big Push for Stocks
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 2/2/21: Earnings, Stimulus Drive Another Big Push for Stocks

Major indices enjoy a second day of strong gains Tuesday; after the bell, Amazon.com announces Jeff Bezos will transition out of CEO role.
February 2, 2021
65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On
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65 Best Dividend Stocks You Can Count On

These 65 Dividend Aristocrats are an elite group of dividend stocks that have reliably increased their annual payouts every year for at least a quarte…
January 30, 2021
Stock Market Today 1/5/21: Energy Gets a Spark as Stocks Snap Back
Stock Market Today

Stock Market Today 1/5/21: Energy Gets a Spark as Stocks Snap Back

A Saudi deal helped juice U.S. crude oil to its highest price since February, buoying the energy sector in a broad Tuesday rebound for stocks.
January 5, 2021
Stock Market Today 11/23/20: Stocks Start Another Week With a Vaccine Bump 
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Stock Market Today 11/23/20: Stocks Start Another Week With a Vaccine Bump 

Equities rallied Monday after data showed high efficacy for an AstraZeneca (AZN) vaccine that could be more easily distributed than its peers.
November 23, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/30/20: Big Tech Beatdown Keeps Stocks in a Slump
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Stock Market Today 10/30/20: Big Tech Beatdown Keeps Stocks in a Slump

Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) helped lead the market lower in an especially painful Friday for the tech-heavy Nasdaq.
October 30, 2020
13 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election
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13 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election

The 2020 election likely will be a pivot point for several areas of the market. Here are 13 of the best stocks to own should President Donald Trump wi…
October 29, 2020
10 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election
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10 Best Stocks to Buy If President Donald Trump Wins Re-Election

The 2020 election likely will be a pivot point for several areas of the market. Here are some of the best stocks to own should President Donald Trump …
September 29, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/28/20: Dow Turns Positive for 2020
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Stock Market Today 8/28/20: Dow Turns Positive for 2020

A boost from improved consumer spending data helped get the Dow over the hump Friday, putting it back in the black for the first time since February.
August 28, 2020
Stock Market Today 8/25/20: A Little Trade Sunshine Helps Stocks Grow
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Stock Market Today 8/25/20: A Little Trade Sunshine Helps Stocks Grow

The U.S. and China recommitted to their 'Phase 1' trade agreement Tuesday, lifting the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
August 25, 2020
Dow Boots Exxon, Pfizer, Raytheon in Major Shakeup
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Dow Boots Exxon, Pfizer, Raytheon in Major Shakeup

The Dow Jones Industrial Average will replace three of its components, including its longest-serving member, at the end of August.
August 25, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/31/20: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores
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Stock Market Today 7/31/20: Big Tech Roars, Everyone Else Snores

Blowout earnings from Apple (AAPL), Amazon.com (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) led another charge by the Nasdaq on Friday.
July 31, 2020
Stock Market Today 7/30/20: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News
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Stock Market Today 7/30/20: Stocks Grind Through a Deluge of News

The U.S. suffers its worst GDP drop in history, jobless claims rise and a host of other headlines converged to send the market to mixed results Thursd…
July 30, 2020
Closing Bell 7/21/20: Energy Stocks Take a Turn in the Spotlight
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Closing Bell 7/21/20: Energy Stocks Take a Turn in the Spotlight

Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (XOM) led a big Tuesday for energy stocks and other cyclical sectors, and lifted the Dow to modest gains.
July 21, 2020
Closing Bell 7/14/20: Momentum Swings the Dow's Way
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Closing Bell 7/14/20: Momentum Swings the Dow's Way

Many of the Dow Jones' economically sensitive components pushed higher on Tuesday on the back of slightly better COVID-19 data from a few U.S. hotspot…
July 15, 2020
Coronavirus Is Speeding the Fall of Oil
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Coronavirus Is Speeding the Fall of Oil

Oil prices and the energy industry were facing an eventual reckoning. COVID-19 is adjusting the timetable.
March 26, 2020
14 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for the 4% Rule
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14 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for the 4% Rule

Financial planners often recommend the 4% rule as a guideline for determining the annual amount that a retiree can withdraw from portfolios without de…
November 13, 2019
7 ‘Strong Buy’ Oil Stocks to Buy Now
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7 ‘Strong Buy’ Oil Stocks to Buy Now

Oil stocks have been put through the volatility wringer of late.
September 19, 2019