CNBC’s Jim Cramer raised concerns Friday about a major part of the U.S. economy. The “Mad Money” host said he’s feeling a new level of “anxiety about industrial” companies. “Small- and medium-sized businesses [are] doing well; big industrial just not doing well.” Smaller companies are faring OK because U.S. consumer activity, which accounts for two-thirds
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When it comes to investing, millennials have a big advantage that older generations do not: time. With the benefit of time, younger investors can take on more risk and put the power of compounding on their sides. Those are powerful forces. “Compounding returns are the driving force that makes investing so powerful, especially when you’re
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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) faces an issue many might have never imagined for the company until recently—a compromised reputation. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based healthcare giant potentially faces billions in fines from legal settlements regarding its products, and it’s going to put a real smudge on JNJ stock. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com More importantly,
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On Wall Street, there are consensus stocks to buy and crowded trades. There are also situations where analysts and investors are divided over a particular name.  Mobile payments provider Square (NYSE:SQ) appears to be in the latter category. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Once high-flying, SQ stock has fallen on hard times of late, tumbling
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It was a bumpy session in the stock market today. Equities initially opened higher and rallied on Friday, but then sold off in the afternoon. Buyers were able to buoy equities off their lows going into the close, but they still ended down for the day. Ultimately, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) dropped 0.5%,
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Platinum has broken out to new 52-week highs Bullish sentiment on platinum remains relatively subdued at 61% bulls As long as $81.00 support holds on the Platinum ETF on a monthly close, the bulls remain in complete control Both gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) have got all of the attention the past few months, but platinum (PPLT) is displaying a bullish
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A group of multi-colored lifts at United Rentals. GordonChibroski | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading: United Rentals — Shares of United Rentals rose 3% following an upgrade to buy from neutral from Goldman Sachs. The brokerage said U.S. construction equipment supply has peaked and rental rates
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In the stock market, risk and reward are correlated. That is, across all financial markets, the maxim is that as risk goes up, so does reward. Because of this, you won’t find many low-risk stocks with multi-bagger potential. Instead, all the stocks with multi-bagger potential are often also accompanied with big risks. Thus, if you’re
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[Editor’s note: “10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy” was previously published in August 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] Here’s a rundown of ten dividend stocks to buy while the market’s skepticism has made them too cheap to ignore. They may not be at their absolute bottom yet,
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Today Cronos Group Inc. (CRON) and MediPharm Labs Corp. announced entering into a multi-year contract manufacturing agreement (“CMA”). Pending approval from Health Canada, MediPharm will begin filling and packaging vaporizer devices for Cronos Group’s adult-use brand, COVE?. The two companies signed a CMA whereby MediPharm will utilize its proprietary expertise and equipment to fill premium
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[Editor’s note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.] Overall, the stock market continued its huge improvement throughout 2019, compared to where it ended in 2018; it has been a complete turnaround from last year’s drop, when stocks entered bear-market territory. Markets started slipping again in the
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