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The downtrend continued, and only three of the eleven S&P SPDR sectors were up for the week, notes Bonnie Gortler of
The S&P 500 (SPX) sprinted out of the gate Monday morning and never looked back, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
US Dollar weakness is underpinning a risk-on rally, observes Bill Baruch, president of
Just as the market was providing an all-clear signal for a meaningful bounce from the bottom, then came along two of the scariest earnings reports in memory, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
Herc Holdings (HRI) is in the equipment rental business to customers that want to build or repair something, explains Tom Bishop, small cap expert and editor of BI Research.
The temptation out there today is run towards cash. I’ve already received multiple messages from relatives asking if it’s time to get out, recounts David Dierking, fund specialist and editor of TheStreet's ETF Focus.
Mid-cap dividend stocks are the best bargain on the board right now; many great under-the-radar mid-cap stocks sit in a “sweet spot” that accommodates dividend safety and growth, asserts Brett Owens, editor of Contrarian Outlook.
Harry Domash is a leading specialist in income investing, maintaining a variety of model portfolios; in his Dividend Detective, he updates some buy recommendations among common stocks, funds and preferreds.
When the current bear market is over, I expect we will see a whole new set of opportunities to make money, observes Joe Duarte, editor of In the Money Options.
Neither the daily nor weekly Help Strategies triggered on Friday because the price bar was negative on both, exclaims Ian Murphy of

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