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Stocks log modest weekly declines as stimulus talks stall

Stocks saw a mixed finish Friday, leaving major benchmarks modestly lower for the week as talks toward another round of pandemic relief spending re...

Stocks open lower as stimulus talks stall

Stocks opened lower Friday, with analysts tying weakness to frustration over a lack of progress toward a congressional deal on further aid spending...

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S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records as stocks post modest gains

Stocks ended slightly higher Tuesday, enough to push the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite to record finishes as investors tracked progress toward anoth...

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The Russell 2000 has had a powerful November — and the gains aren’t over

Small and midcap stocks will keep rocketing higher for 5 big reasons.

by Michael Brush
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Active managers see value in these 3 company practices but indexers hate them. Who’s right?

Savvy investors see value in combining CEO and chairman role; staggered director terms and dual share classes, writes Lawrence A. Cunningham.

by Lawrence A. Cunningham
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Here are your odds that stock prices will be higher at the end of 2021

U.S. stocks rise in three out of every four years, especially the first year of a presidential term.

by Mark Hulbert
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The surprising lesson Black Friday and Cyber Monday can teach stock-market investors

The holiday spirit infects — and can distort — investor behavior.

by Mark Hulbert
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Beware of ‘zombie’ companies running rampant in the stock market

A total of 19%, or 571 companies, in the Russell 3000 Index are considered unviable, writes William Barritt.

by William Barritt

Dow ends more than 300 points higher on vaccine progress

Stocks closed with solid gains Monday, boosted by another round of positive news regarding the development of COVID-19 vaccines, while extending gains late in the session after The Wall Street Journal reported that Preside...

by William Watts
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Another bullish factor for the S&P 500: strong seasonal trends come with Thanksgiving turkey

Maintain a bullish stance unless the S&P 500 closes below 3,500.

by Lawrence G. McMillan
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The Dow has completely recovered its 2020 bear-market loss. Here’s what comes next

Dow’s recovery since March is impressive but says nothing about how long the bull market will run, writes Mark Hulbert.

by Mark Hulbert
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Absurdly expensive stocks — like those today — rarely become global leaders, history shows

The more expensive the stock, the bigger the relative underperformance, reports Daniel Taylor at asset manager Man Numeric.

by Daniel Taylor

Stocks pull back from records to end lower as economic worries rise

Stocks ended lower Tuesday after data confirmed a slowdown in retail sales last month and COVID-19 cases continued to rise. The pullback came a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed at records, in...

by William Watts
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The S&P 500 is on the verge of ‘upside confirmation’

A close above 3,588 points in the benchmark index would be a breakout and could have follow-through.

by Lawrence G. McMillan

S&P 500 ends at record as stocks rally amid vaccine hopes

Stocks scored gains Friday, with the S&P 500 closing at a record as investors cheered progress toward a COVID-19 vaccine, while seeming to look past a continued rise in new cases of the ilness. The Dow Jones Industrial Ave...

by William Watts
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Why value stocks could rally in the Biden administration’s first 100 days

Value historically has performed best after new presidents take office.

by Mark Hulbert

Stocks open mostly lower as COVID cases continue rise

Stocks opened mostly lower Thursday, under pressure as a continued rise in COVID-19 cases overshadowed optimism over progress toward a vaccine. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 160 points, or 0.5%, near 29,237, w...

by William Watts
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Companies whose board members are also major shareholders typically outperform. Here’s how to find them

Information found in SEC filings and CEO letters shows the stock ownership of corporate directors.

by Lawrence A. Cunningham
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U.S.-China cold war over technology has this investing pro buying up defense stocks

Icy relations between two superpowers could deteriorate even further, affecting investors, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.

by Vitaliy Katsenelson
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Why the S&P 500’s return over the next 10 years will be nothing like the last 10

This new way to predict the U.S. market sees stocks barely beating inflation over the next decade.

by Mark Hulbert
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The S&P 500’s medium-term picture is bullish — as long as this one thing doesn’t happen

Shorter-term indicators signal buy, but put-call ratios remain bearish.

by Lawrence G. McMillan
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This presidential election shows why markets — in stocks and politics — are tough to beat

Both the stock market and political betting markets incorporate information that individuals (and pollsters) miss.

by Mark Hulbert
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This veteran stock investor is sticking to his strategy no matter who won the 2020 presidential election

DFA founder David Booth: Presidential term is a blip on a lifelong investment horizon

by David Booth