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The bull run’s not over — but curb your enthusiasm: Traders

Stocks have staged a massive comeback from their mid-February lows — and that has lit a fire underneath some of Wall Street’s biggest bulls. Last week, an encouraging U.S. jobs report helped blue chip stocks end a turbulent two-month stretch, with the Dow Jones Industrials closing above the psychologically-key 17,000 level for the first time since early January. The S&P ... Read More »

Linksys EA7500 Wi-Fi router review: MU-MIMO made affordable (but no more useful)

Linksys thinks MU-MIMO is the EA7500’s key selling point. It’s not. While this might be the least-expensive router to support MU-MIMO, that technology is just too new and under-supported on the client side to be anything other than a checklist item. Fortunately for Linksys, the EA7500 includes most of the features that do matter, and it delivers strong performance in general—particularly in the ... Read More »

Mark Cuban: I bought Netflix puts (but I’m not selling)

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who recently purchased a large block of shares in Netflix, said on Friday that he had bought options to sell against his entire stake. In October, Cuban made waves when he declared he was a buyer of the streaming company’s stock, which at the time was on the decline. Amid a massive shake out in technology ... Read More »

Microsoft’s killing Skylake support early for Windows 7 PCs, but not Windows Server

Microsoft disappointed many Windows users when it announced in January that it was yanking support early for Skylake PCs running older versions of Windows, includingWindows 7. But recent news might give those users some hope: Microsoft’s not applying those rules to Windows Server—meaning frustrated consumers might have some common ground with server admins. Microsoft issued its updated guidance for older ... Read More »

I see lower lows, but would buy dips: Jim Paulsen

Closely watched market strategist Jim Paulsen said Monday he’s more optimistic on stocks, but wary about whether the market has bottomed. “My guess is we’re going to break back down again yet; and break 1,800 [on the S&P 500], get everyone convinced we’re headed for recession, scare everyone it’s a bear market,” the chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management ... Read More »

We’ve officially reached peak smartphone, but real innovation is still within reach

Samsung’s smartphone problem can be summed up by a single phrase slipped into last year’s fourth quarter earnings statement: “softening demand.” People just aren’t buying as many smartphones as they used to, and in 2016 they’ll be less inclined to immediately upgrade once a new model is announced. This isn’t just a Samsung problem. Apple is also feeling the pressure—in his earnings call ... Read More »

Larry Fink: I’m more bullish on stocks, but not oil

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink said Friday he’s more bullish on stocks than he was a week ago, but he believes crude hasn’t hit bottom despite the recent rally in depressed oil prices. “I think China has been acting a little more sensibly. They’ve been more rational. They’ve been more consistent. I think that’s really stabilized the [stock] market,” ... Read More »

Larry Fink: I’m more bullish on stocks, but not oil

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink said Friday he’s more bullish on stocks than he was a week ago, but he believes crude hasn’t hit bottom despite the recent rally in depressed oil prices. “I think China has been acting a little more sensibly. They’ve been more rational. They’ve been more consistent. I think that’s really stabilized the [stock] market,” ... Read More »

Bob Doll: I don’t see a bear market, but…

sold off once again, but strategist Bob Doll said a bear market is not necessarily in the cards. “I do not think we’ll enter bear market territory, assuming that’s defined as 20 percent (decline), but needless to say the only way we can avoid that is if the price of oil stops going down and the dollar stops going up, ... Read More »