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These 5 stocks are strictly for the bulls

If you think the S&P is primed to bounce, you might want to take a look at high-beta stocks. These are the names that tend to track the S&P most excitedly — climbing the most when the market rises and falling the furthest when the market skids. Given that stocks as a whole have suffered this year, it’s little surprise ... Read More »

US says cyber battle against ISIS will ‘black these guys out’

The U.S. is aggressively targeting ISIS in cyberspace, attempting to halt the group’s ability to communicate electronically, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Thursday. His comments build on those from earlier this week when, for the first time, the Department of Defense admitted to an active offensive cyberspace mission. “There is no reason why these guys ought to be able ... Read More »

Is your dividend plan on track? Answer these 4 questions

Dividend stocks tend to outperform when the stock market is uncertain. It’s been true historically, and it’s been the case again in 2016. There’s safety in stocks that have had strong balance sheets and reward shareholders with regular cash payments. Case in point: The S&P 500 is down 6 percent this year, trailing by a wide margin the S&P Dividend ... Read More »

Trade: Chesapeake woes may hit these stocks

A Chesapeake Energy drill site in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chesapeake Energy shares cratered in a matter of moments Monday on reports that the natural gas company had hired the services of restructuring attorneys, raising fears that debt-laden energy companies may finally succumb to pressure from falling oil and natural gas prices. Using analytics ... Read More »

Don’t even try picking a bottom in these stocks: Trader

As chipmaker stocks sold off severely on Friday, one trader had some advice for those who may be looking for a bottom: Don’t be a hero. The S&P 500 semiconductor industry group has fallen almost 13 percent year to date. And according to Eddy Elfenbein of the Crossing Wall Street blog, investors shouldn’t expect a turnaround anytime soon. “It just ... Read More »

Is homeownership worth it? Not in these cities

It will take homebuyers at least three years to break even on their investment in some of the nation’s largest housing markets, and even longer in others. While homeownership has long been deemed the “American dream,” it may not actually make sense for younger Americans right now, according to researchers at Zillow, a real estate listing and analytics company. Zillow ... Read More »

It’s Groundhog Day all over again for these stocks

If things feel familiar in the markets, it’s because they are. Between repeating business cycles and the never-ending calendar of earnings announcements, it’s easy to feel caught in a monotonous loop of economic stagnation and sinking oil prices. For some major stocks, like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and AT&T, Groundhog Day is often a reality. These stocks tend to repeat their performance ... Read More »

Is homeownership worth it? Not in these cities

It will take homebuyers at least three years to break even on their investment in some of the nation’s largest housing markets, and even longer in others. While homeownership has long been deemed the “American dream,” it may not actually make sense for younger Americans right now, according to researchers at Zillow, a real estate listing and analytics company. Zillow ... Read More »

These two startups are out to dethrone Slack

There’s nothing like raging success to bring on a pack of competitors, and that’s exactly what’s now happening in the enterprise-collaboration arena. Ever since the public launch of its team-communication software two years ago, Slack has taken enterprises by storm, propelled by its freemium business model and plenty ofinvestor enthusiasm. Today, it claims 2.3 million daily active users, more than ... Read More »

These Dow stocks should rally if yen plunges

The dollar was surging against the yen as the Bank of Japan took the stunning step Friday of adopting negative interest rates in a bid to revive the country’s economy and protect against deflation. What do you buy if this big devaluation by Japan sparks a sustained rally higher in the dollar? The yen was down about 2 percent versus ... Read More »