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Investor Alert: Correction, Here We Come Investor Alert: Correction, Here We Come

The following is an excerpt from Yuval Rosenberg | February 4, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | It sure has been a nice ride. The U.S. stock market has not suffered a correction, or a pullback of more than 10 percent, in the 855 calendar days, and counting, since October 3, 2011. That streak, while still not in imminent peril, looks increasingly likely to end sometime soon. January was the weakest month for both the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and the Dow Jones ... Read More

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Dow Industrials Tumble 300 Points as Investors Rethink Their Assumptions Dow Industrials Tumble 300 Points as Investors Rethink Their Assumptions

The following is an excerpt from Ben Levisohn | February 3, 2014 | Barrons.com | If January’s selloff was all about the emerging markets, February’s is all about the U.S, as fears of a weaker economy have helped drag down 3M (MMM), United Technologies (UTX), General Electric (GE), Whirlpool (WHR) and Kansas City Southern (KSU). The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 326.05 points, or 2.1%, to 15372.80–the largest one-day drop since June, 2013–as companies that were supposed to benefit from a pickup ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — Easy Pickins For 2014 Are Now Available Options Writer Series — Easy Pickins For 2014 Are Now Available

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2013 December 15, 2013   There was no article last week because Judy and I were on a Celebrity cruise in the Eastern Caribbean. There is no point in making money if you do not spend some of your gains. And now, here are some of the best and easiest picks for easy money in 2014. T – ($$33.85) The only reason I can think of that this DOW Jones listed stock has drifted down to ... Read More

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Why 3 Financial Stocks Are Pulling the Dow Jones Industrials Down Why 3 Financial Stocks Are Pulling the Dow Jones Industrials Down

The following is an excerpt from Dan Caplinger | October 31, 2013 | Yahoo.com | Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over daily movements, we do like to keep an eye on market changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) has added to yesterday's losses, down 40 points just before 11 a.m. EDT. Investors kept mulling over the implications of yesterday's Federal Reserve decision to keep ... Read More

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At the Close: Markets Finish Where They Started, Air Products Falls At the Close: Markets Finish Where They Started, Air Products Falls

The following is an excerpt from Ben Levisohn | August 12, 2013 | Barrons.com | Like a hamster in a cage, the major U.S. averages spun their wheels today and went nowhere. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) lost 0.04%, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 (SPX) fell 0.1%. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) gained 0.3%. optionsXpress’s Joe Cusick sums up the day’s trading, what there was of it: Stock market averages are mixed without much news to guide investors Monday. With no economic data ... Read More

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Options Writer Series — IBM –Big Blue Shines. No Wonder Warren Buffett Bought A Position Options Writer Series — IBM –Big Blue Shines. No Wonder Warren Buffett Bought A Position

By Warren Kaplan The Stock Option Writer © Warren Kaplan 2011-2013 June 11, 2013   No, this stock is not listed in the S&P Aristocrat list. Why? Well because the company has not raised its dividend every year for the last 25 years.  That said, it is a leader in its field. International Business Machines Corporation provides information technology (IT) products and services worldwide. I could go into a lot of detail but that can be gathered in hundreds of places. The stock is included ... Read More

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Dow Ends at Record as Central Banks Reassure Wall Street Dow Ends at Record as Central Banks Reassure Wall Street

The following is an excerpt from Chuck Mikolajczak | May 28, 2013 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - Stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow closing at yet another record high, in the wake of Wall Street's first three-day losing streak of the year, after central banks reassured investors that they will keep policies designed to foster global growth. Consumer confidence was the strongest in May in over five years, while home prices accelerated in March by the most in nearly seven years. ... Read More

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Managing Expectations Managing Expectations

The following is an excerpt from KOPIN TAN | March 30, 2013 | Barrons.com | With stocks at record highs and investors unconvinced that the milestone is deserved, the throngs looking to "sell in May and go away" seemed raring to go…in April. That impulse is particularly strong this spring. In each of the past three years, U.S. stocks peaked in April and then corrected 10% to 19%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has just snagged its best first quarter in 15 ... Read More

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Dow Soars to Five-Year High Dow Soars to Five-Year High

The following is an excerpt from JONATHAN CHENG | February 27, 2013 | WSJ.com | to a five-year high, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the cusp of its record close, as a solid Italian bond auction and central-bank reassurances offset worries about Europe's debt crisis. The blue-chip index jumped 175 points, or 1.3%, to 14075, its highest level since Oct. 15, 2007. With the day's advance, the Dow's best since the first day of the year, the measure is now ... Read More

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Banks Lead Stocks Higher Banks Lead Stocks Higher

The following is an excerpt from MATT JARZEMSKY | June 22, 2012 | Smartmoney.com | Stocks bounced from Thursday's steep decline, led by financial shares, after Moody's Investors Service completed its long-anticipated downgrade of more than a dozen global banks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 67 points, or 0.5%, to 12640, in midday trading on Friday. The gains followed the Dow's second-biggest loss of the year Thursday as downbeat economic data fueled concerns about global economic growth. J.P. Morgan Chase (jpm) ... Read More

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