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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 7/20/20: Amazon.com Goes Gonzo, Nasdaq Sets New High
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Closing Bell 7/20/20: Amazon.com Goes Gonzo, Nasdaq Sets New High

Amazon.com (AMZN) and Tesla (TSLA) sprinted to large gains Monday, launching the Nasdaq to fresh highs and putting the S&P 500 above breakeven for 202…
July 20, 2020
Closing Bell 7/17/20: Markets Close Mixed to End the Week
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Closing Bell 7/17/20: Markets Close Mixed to End the Week

The major indices went their different ways but were little changed Friday.
July 17, 2020
6 Dow Stocks With Yields of 4%+
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6 Dow Stocks With Yields of 4%+

Some high-yield Dow dividend stocks deserve a closer look, analysts say, but others aren't worth the trouble.
July 17, 2020
Closing Bell 7/16/20: Stocks Step Back
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Closing Bell 7/16/20: Stocks Step Back

Rising cases of coronavirus across the U.S. and elevated first-time unemployment claims weighed on the market.
July 16, 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
Closing Bell 7/13/20: This Is Your Market on (Coronavirus) Drugs
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Closing Bell 7/13/20: This Is Your Market on (Coronavirus) Drugs

A rapid rally to start the week, sparked by encouraging vaccine news from Pfizer and BioNTech, collapsed in the afternoon.
July 13, 2020
Closing Bell 7/10/20: Gilead Gives Stocks a Booster Shot
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Closing Bell 7/10/20: Gilead Gives Stocks a Booster Shot

Stocks rallied out of negative territory Friday after Gilead announced that remdesivir helped reduce COVID-19 mortality risk in a clinical trial.
July 10, 2020
Closing Bell 7/9/20: Another Split Market as Jobs Concerns Grow
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Closing Bell 7/9/20: Another Split Market as Jobs Concerns Grow

A mounting list of planned playoffs weighs on stocks Thursday, though Big Tech manages to hoist the Nasdaq up to another record high.
July 9, 2020
Closing Bell 7/8/20: Tech Stocks Lead Wall Street Forward Again
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Closing Bell 7/8/20: Tech Stocks Lead Wall Street Forward Again

U.S coronavirus cases continue to spike, but Apple helped lead another Big Tech rally to drive the major indices higher Wednesday.
July 8, 2020
Closing Bell 7/7/20: Nasdaq's 5-Day Win Streak Snapped
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Closing Bell 7/7/20: Nasdaq's 5-Day Win Streak Snapped

A broad-market downturn Tuesday ended the Nasdaq's five-day win streak and sent economically sensitive industries to deep losses.
July 7, 2020
Closing Bell 7/6/20: U.S. Stocks Grab the Baton From China
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Closing Bell 7/6/20: U.S. Stocks Grab the Baton From China

A surge in Chinese equities, as well as a massive improvement in services-sector data, lifted U.S. stocks and sent the Nasdaq to new highs Monday.
July 6, 2020
Closing Bell 7/2/20: Double Dose of Jobs Data Drives Stocks Higher
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Closing Bell 7/2/20: Double Dose of Jobs Data Drives Stocks Higher

The Nasdaq closed the holiday-shortened week at all-time highs after Thursday's data dump showed progress on the American employment front.
July 2, 2020
Closing Bell 7/1/20: Nasdaq Hits New Highs to Start Q3
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Closing Bell 7/1/20: Nasdaq Hits New Highs to Start Q3

The first day of 2020's second half kicked off with a mixed trading session that saw Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook (FB) help the Nasdaq to new highs.
July 2, 2020
Closing Bell 6/30/20: Stocks Close Stellar Q2 With a Flourish
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Closing Bell 6/30/20: Stocks Close Stellar Q2 With a Flourish

A late Tuesday run sent the Dow to its best quarterly finish since 1987, the Nasdaq's top quarter since 2001, and the S&P 500's best Q2 since the inde…
June 30, 2020
Closing Bell 6/29/20: Home-Run Home-Sales Data Delights Wall Street
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Closing Bell 6/29/20: Home-Run Home-Sales Data Delights Wall Street

A boffo pending home sales report Monday, as well as good news for Boeing, kept investors' minds off COVID-19 data and lifted the Dow by more than 580…
June 29, 2020
Closing Bell 6/26/20: Banks Burned as Stocks Break Sharply Lower
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Closing Bell 6/26/20: Banks Burned as Stocks Break Sharply Lower

The Fed's limitations on big banks' dividends and share buybacks coupled with swelling COVID-19 caseloads to weigh heavily on stocks Friday.
June 26, 2020
Closing Bell 6/25/20: Dow, Nasdaq Fly on Late-Day Surge
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Closing Bell 6/25/20: Dow, Nasdaq Fly on Late-Day Surge

A bevy of troubling COVID-related headlines threatened to pull stocks lower Thursday, but stocks made a sudden afternoon push to finish well in the bl…
June 25, 2020
Closing Bell 6/24/20: Market's Roller-Coaster Ride Takes a Steep Drop
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Closing Bell 6/24/20: Market's Roller-Coaster Ride Takes a Steep Drop

Bad economic and COVID-19 news both weighed on stocks Wednesday.
June 24, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Bull Market
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20 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Bull Market

The stock market isn't out of the woods yet, but it's getting late in the game for defense. These are 20 of the best stocks to buy now as you prepare …
May 22, 2020
7 Safe Dividend Stocks With Big Dividend Growth Potential
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7 Safe Dividend Stocks With Big Dividend Growth Potential

Dividend growth announcements have taken a back seat to cuts and suspensions lately. But a few dividend stocks have what it takes to up the ante going…
May 6, 2020
20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession
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20 Best Stocks to Invest In During a Recession

Recessions necessarily change the spending habits of tens of millions of Americans. These are the best stocks to invest in as long as the U.S. economy…
April 30, 2020
25 Blue Chips With Brawny Balance Sheets
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25 Blue Chips With Brawny Balance Sheets

In the midst of an economic scare as severe as this one, investors should look to blue-chip stocks to weather the storm.
April 30, 2020
Best Airline Stocks to Own When the Industry Takes Off Again
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Best Airline Stocks to Own When the Industry Takes Off Again

Airline stocks will indeed be bailed out, but that doesn't make the entire industry a buy. Here, we examine eight carriers for clues as to where the b…
April 15, 2020
7 Blue-Chip Stocks You’re Selling, But Insiders Are Buying
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7 Blue-Chip Stocks You’re Selling, But Insiders Are Buying

As the media and investors whipped up a frenzy of COVID-19 panic selling in March, some corporate insiders (such as CEOs and directors) had an entirel…
April 2, 2020
5 Safe-Haven Stocks to Buy on Broader Market Weakness
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5 Safe-Haven Stocks to Buy on Broader Market Weakness

March 11, 2020