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Stocks sag at open as Yellen speech looms

usatoday.com — U.S. stocks opened in the red Thursday as investors await a key speech on monetary policy tomorrow from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Low rates have been a key underpinning of the bullish thesis for stocks -- which continue to hover near all-time highs.

Protecting your portfolio at record highs: A how-to

usatoday.com — With stocks trading near record highs, investors often start to suffer from acrophobia - or fear of heights. While no investor wants to be the last buyer at the bull market party, Brian Milligan, co-manager of the Ave Maria Growth fund, says there are ways to stay invested and not lose a lot of money or your sanity.

Here's what to expect from Fed Chair Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole

usatoday.com — The speech is being billed by Wall Street as must-see TV, but Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's address Friday may not offer many - or any-- surprises. is unlikely to shock markets by signaling an interest rate hike is coming next month when she speaks Friday at a high-profile symposium -- although she is expected to start preparing the market and complacent investors for an eventual rise in borrowing costs.

Strong dollar equals weak P&G earnings

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — A strong U.S. dollar added up to a weak earnings report for Dow component Procter & Gamble, which blamed the negative impact from foreign currency exchange for its quarterly earnings miss.

5 big risks to your portfolio

usatoday.com — With stock indexes in record territory and a 7 1/2-year bull market chugging along, investors are worried. Why should they be, you ask? The U.S. employment market is back to churning out 200,000-plus jobs each month and the real estate market is filled with willing buyers of new homes.

Stocks edge lower in quiet summer trade

usatoday.com — The stock market opened a tad lower in early trading Wednesday as investors embraced a wait-and-see approach ahead of a key speech Friday from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones industrial average opened down 28 points, or 0.15%.

U.S. stocks jump higher at open

usatoday.com — U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday as quiet summer trading drags on and investors look ahead to a key speech from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen on Friday. The stock market has been relatively calm in recent weeks, with up and down price swings -- or volatility -- in the past 20 days for the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock index at its lowest level "in several decades," according to Strategas Research Partners.

Why Investors Are Ignoring Market Warnings

Amid warnings, fear dives as stocks hit records

wtsp.com — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the stock market - which posted its ninth record high of 2016 on Thursday - is a "mirage." Influential bond investor Jeff Gundlach of Doubleline Capital says: "Sell everything." Bill Gross, the current Janus fixed-income fund manager that once ran the world's biggest bond fund at PIMCO, recently wrote: "I don't like bonds.
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Aug 11, 2016

Bespoke, a great source and data miner, has come up with the market factoid of the day....  https://twitter.com/bespokeinvest/status/763827443660648448 

Jul 27, 2016

#stocks % of S&P 500 total 2015 sales from foreign sources dips to 44.3%. But Europe sales up to 7.79% now 'dominant region,' S&P DJ Indices

Jul 27, 2016

#stocks Main St. still doesn't believe in rally. Week ended 7-20 (day of Dow's last record) U.S. stock mutual fund outflows top $10 bil: ICI

Jul 27, 2016

#stocks Like old times. Surging Apple shares drive market higher. But 7.7% AAPL surge driven by iPhone maker topping low low expectations.

Jul 05, 2016

#bonds Yields are heading down, down, down. 10-year Treasury note slid to intraday record low of 1.378% earlier today. Now at 1.393%.

Jul 05, 2016

#stocks Downer of Dow day. Blue chip gauge kicks off holiday shortened week down 85 pts. as Brexit continues to weigh on sentiment.

Jul 01, 2016

#stocks Tired stock market edges higher at open as exhausted and relieved traders look for much-deserved long weekend.

Jul 01, 2016

#Brexit Can Dow wipe out Brexit-driven 870-pt drop? Red-hot Dow, riding 3-day win streak, starts day 81 pts. shy of erasing scary selloff.

Jul 01, 2016

#stocks All quiet on the Wall Street front. What a difference a week makes. Traders & investors look like they'll be able to enjoy weeekend.


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