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2015/1/15
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Most analysts are upbeat about the two banking giants Most analysts working at brokerage firms are enthusiastic about the prospect for shares of Bank of America and Citigroup over the next 12 months.
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2015/1/16
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The Swiss 'tsunami,' oil stocks and bank earnings led the news MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/1/14
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Most analysts base earnings estimates on where they predict the price of oil will settle Most Wall Street analysts are basing their 2015 earnings estimates for oil companies on a questionable number: the price of oil itself.
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2015/1/29
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Companies that rely heavily on exports to Europe face disappointing sales and profits The main theme in disappointing earnings reports this week for large U.S. companies is damage from the decline of the euro.
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2015/1/29
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 3% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/1/30
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 1.7% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/1/31
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Defensive sectors are leading the market, with energy and financials lagging After yet another year of gains for the S&P 500 Index, it's been a drab January for investors.
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2015/2/2
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 3% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/2/3
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch All sorts of companies, from Netflix to Mattel, have suffered as a result In these days of seesawing securities markets, it's important to remember what drives equity prices higher or lower.
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2015/2/6
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch What's worse, investors are told to focus on earnings excluding stock options In October, we pointed out that the $170 million in stock-based compensation dished out to Twitter employees during the third quarter represented 47% of the company's third-quarter revenue.
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2015/2/5
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Southwest Airlines and nine others are bucking a bad trend Most companies in the S&P 500 Index have had their 2016 earnings estimates cut by analysts since the beginning of the year as the dollar has strengthened and the price of crude oil has declined.
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2015/2/6
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 3% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/1/28
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Companies that rely heavily on exports to Europe face disappointing sales and profits The main theme in disappointing earnings reports this week for large U.S. companies is damage from the decline of the euro.
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2015/1/28
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Companies that rely heavily on exports to Europe face disappointing sales and profits The main theme in disappointing earnings reports this week for large U.S. companies is damage from the decline of the euro.
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2015/1/26
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are grabbing headlines, but Packaging Corp.
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2015/1/26
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are grabbing headlines, but Packaging Corp.
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2015/1/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The European Central Bank's massive bond-purchasing program led the news MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/1/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Investors are punishing Discover Financial Services for one-time items Shares of Discover Financial Services tumbled as much as 8% on Thursday and is down again Friday after the credit card lender reported a 33% decline in fourth-quarter profit.
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2015/1/22
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch You get yields as high as 5.5%, plus market-beating price gains Apple's stock has a yield of 1.73%. That may seem low, but it's almost as high as the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note, which lacks the iPhone maker's potential to generate outsized price gains.
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2015/1/22
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Investors are punishing Discover Financial Services for one-time items Shares of Discover Financial Services tumbled as much as 8% on Thursday after the credit card lender reported a 33% decline in fourth-quarter profit.
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2015/1/22
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Investors are punishing Discover Financial Services for one-time items Shares of Discover Financial Services tumbled as much as 8% on Thursday after the credit card lender reported a 33% decline in fourth-quarter profit.
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2015/1/22
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch You get yields as high as 5.5%, plus market-beating price gains Apple's stock has a yield of 1.73%. That may seem low, but it's almost as high as the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note, which lacks the iPhone maker's potential to generate outsized price gains.
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2015/2/24
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch A handful of health-care stocks have doubled this year, and one has quadrupled Health care is the best-performing sector in the Nasdaq this year, and it may not be too late to buy stocks at attractive prices.
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2015/2/24
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch A handful of health-care stocks have doubled this year, and one has quadrupled Health care is the best-performing sector in the Nasdaq this year, and it may not be too late to buy stocks at attractive prices.
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2015/2/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Biotech and medical-device companies are leading the charge, with gains up to 265% The Nasdaq Composite Index, which is about 50 points away from 5,000, hasn't been so high in 15 years, which is a long time to wait for a new record, but the benchmark for tech stocks may be better justified this time around (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/knocking-down-nasdaq-5000-as-us-dollar-sentiment-hits-extremes-2015-02-23). The dot-com boom and bust are far behind us, yet investors still focus mainly on the large-cap-based S&P 500 Index as a gauge for stocks.
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2015/2/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Biotech and medical-device companies are leading the charge, with gains up to 265% The Nasdaq Composite Index, which is about 50 points away from 5,000, hasn't been so high in 15 years, which is a long time to wait for a new record, but the benchmark for tech stocks may be better justified this time around (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/knocking-down-nasdaq-5000-as-us-dollar-sentiment-hits-extremes-2015-02-23). The dot-com boom and bust are far behind us, yet investors still focus mainly on the large-cap-based S&P 500 Index as a gauge for stocks.
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2015/2/20
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/2/20
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/2/19
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The buyback will lower share count, but may also signal declining investment and growth Priceline Chief Executive Darren Huston announced a new $3 billion share buyback program earlier Thursday with the following: "We believe that buying our stock is a wise investment of our capital and demonstrates our confidence in the long-term outlook for our business." Really?
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2015/2/19
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The buyback will lower share count, but may also signal declining investment and growth Priceline Chief Executive Darren Huston announced a new $3 billion share buyback program earlier Thursday with the following: "We believe that buying our stock is a wise investment of our capital and demonstrates our confidence in the long-term outlook for our business." Really?
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