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Why Micron's Stock May Rebound 10%

(Note: The author of this fundamental analysis is a financial writer and portfolio manager.) Micron Technology Inc.’s (MU) stock may be ready to rebound by roughly 10% in the coming weeks, based on how traders are betting in the options market. The chipmaker’s stock has been on a roller coaster ride thus far in 2018, but despite all the ups and downs, the […]

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The First ETF Investing Exclusively in the Bonds of the Iconic S&P 500

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The S&P 500 has been among the best-known and most widely used U.S. equity benchmarks for decades. In fact, over $7.8 trillion in equity investments are benchmarked to it. Now, investors who have used the S&P 500 to help build their stock portfolios can make the S&P 500 their principal index for bond […]

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Why CTI BioPharma Corp. Is Sinking Today

What happened In response to the company sharing a clinical update, shares of CTI BioPharma (NASDAQ: CTIC), a clinical-stage biotech focused on blood-related cancers, fell 13% as of 12:05 p.m. EDT on Monday. Continue Reading Below So what CTI Biopharma provided investors with an update on its PIX306 trial. This 312-patient phase 3 study was designed to evaluate its cancer […]

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Nevada inmate wants his death sentence, painful or not

The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care if it's painful. Continue Reading Below "I've been very clear about my desire to be executed … even if suffering is inevitable," Scott Raymond Dozier said in a […]

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Brent crude drops 2% as Libya prepares to resume oil exports

Oil prices sank Wednesday after Libya indicated it would resume export activities at its eastern ports, helping allay fears over tight global supplies. September Brent crude LCOU8, -2.05% dropped $1.82, or 2.3%, to $77.10 a barrel, on London’s ICE Futures exchange. August West Texas Intermediate crude CLQ8, -0.66% the U.S. benchmark, fell 62 cents, or 0.9%, to $73.49 a barrel […]

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Procter & Gamble, Boeing Prop Up the Dow Tuesday

July 10, 2018: Markets opened opened higher again Tuesday although gains are muted compared to both Friday and Monday. Second-quarter earnings begin in earnest Friday with several big financials posting results and investors appear to be positioning themselves for the expected good news. Defensive sectors carried the day with consumer staples and utilities posting decent gains. WTI crude oil for […]

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The Big 4 U.S. Banks: What Investors Need to Know

When it comes to U.S. banks, there are four that are in a league of their own when it comes to size: JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM), Bank of America (NYSE: BAC), Citigroup (NYSE: C), and Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel take a closer look at the […]

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Why Akamai Technologies, Inc. Stock Gained 12.6% in the 1st Half of 2018

What happened Shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) rose 12.6% in the first half of 2018, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. It was a bumpy ride that seemed destined for even greater gains, but Akamai investors aren't complaining — share prices have soared 54% higher over the last 52 weeks. Continue Reading Below So what In March, […]

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European stocks drop by most in 2 weeks as U.S.-China spat ratchets up

European stock markets were mired in red on Wednesday, as traders fretted over the fallout from a potential global trade war after the U.S. said it plans to hit Chinese goods with another $200 billion in tariffs. The Stoxx Europe 600 index SXXP, -1.17% slumped 1.2% to 381.81, on course for its biggest one-day percentage loss since June 25. The U.K.’s […]

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China vows retaliation for latest US tariff threat

China slammed the U.S. threat to expand tariff hikes to imports including apples, fish sticks and French doors as a "totally unacceptable" escalation of their trade battle and vowed Wednesday to protect its "core interests." Continue Reading Below The government gave no details but the Commerce Ministry earlier threatened "comprehensive measures." That prompted fears Beijing might go beyond matching U.S. […]

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