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Robert Shiller explains the pandemic stock market and why it’s decoupled from the economy

The stock market has gone through three phases during the pandemic: Denial, fear and fear of missing out.

by Robert J. Shiller
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This hidden COVID-19 investment theme is ‘one of the best buying opportunities I have ever seen’

The stocks have been battered this year, but underlying industry trends are about to drive outsized profits for years.

by Michael Brush
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When Wall Street stock analysts scream ‘buy,’ the smart money is already way ahead of them

Most brokerage analysts tend to play it safe rather than risk their reputations and jobs, writes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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The cost of Biden’s economic plan to the stock market is more than you might think

Higher taxes and more regulations would cut corporate profits.

by Nigam Arora
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‘It’s like trying to beat the casino’ — Rookie trader turns $15,000 into $1 million, then loses almost everything

Richard Dobatse talked with the New York Times about his painful experience trading stocks.

by Shawn Langlois

Dow ends nearly 370 points higher as Nasdaq logs another record close

Stocks ended higher in thin trade Friday, getting a lift from positive news on a coronavirus treatment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 369 points, or 1.4%, to end near 26,075, according to preliminary figure...

by William Watts

Dow ends 360 points lower amid coronavirus worries, while Nasdaq scores record

Stocks ended mostly lower Thursday, though tech shares continued to rally as investors sought safety amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in sates like Arizona and Florida. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell ...

by William Watts
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Investors are hungry for income. Here are the 20 investment trusts they have been eyeing up this year

Income-starved investors in the U.K. are turning to investment trusts as COVID-19 hits company dividends

by Lina Saigol
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Quicken Loans is going public: 5 things to know about the mortgage lender

Quicken has been the largest mortgage lender in the U.S. since 2018.

by Jacob Passy

Stocks end higher, with tech leading gains

Stocks ended on a strong note Wednesday after spending much of the session hovering near unchanged, with tech shares leading the way higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 178 points, or 0.7%, to finish near...

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The latest sign of a stock market bubble: Small companies claiming to disrupt large industries

Investors can’t get enough of insurance startup Lemonade, which is tiny and unprofitable.

by Nigam Arora
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This is the simple reason you can’t believe the P/E ratio for the Russell 2000 right now

If you want the real price-earnings ratio for a stock-market index, you need to include those companies that are losing money.

by Mark Hulbert
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Here are your odds the stock market will be higher on Dec. 31

There’s a 2-out-of-3 chance U.S. stocks will climb over the next 6 months — which is right about average, notes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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What could save the stock market in July? More government borrowing and Federal Reserve money printing

Improved company earnings in the quarters ahead and a breakthrough Covid treatment or vaccine could buoy stock prices. But the real catalyst will be government intervention.

by Nigam Arora
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Watch these two important levels in the stock market to see which way prices may go

Stocks have receded to a point in which a new leg up may be on the way.

by Nigam Arora
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These 5 giant stocks are driving the U.S. market now, but watch out down the road

Powerful stock-market leaders ultimately take a fall, writes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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Bad news is punishing stock market investors — here’s how to deal with it

As market weakness develops, scale into stocks that get hit the most.

by Michael Brush
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The Fed Model is almost always bullish, which makes it a perfect face for this too-good-to-be-true stock market

Today’s low interest rates don’t justify the bulls’ case, writes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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Investors shouldn’t get carried away with momentum stocks while this negative pattern persists

As a result, investors need to be highly selective in new purchases.

by Nigam Arora
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Bank regulators to roll back postcrisis rules that could unleash billions from the nation’s biggest financial institutions

Federal regulators are set to roll back a postcrisis rule that could free up tens of billions of dollars for major banks, delivering Wall Street one of its biggest wins of the Trump administration.

by Paul Kiernan