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UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority
UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority
| December 13th | 2019  7:38AM
UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 649 of the 650 results declared on Friday, the Conservatives…
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Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal
Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal
| December 13th | 2019  6:54AM
Pound and stocks jump on UK election, talk of US-China deal
BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the British pound rose Friday after Britain's Conservative Party claimed a big win in the country's general election, easing uncertainty over Brexit, and amid talk of a China-U.S. trade deal. The British pound jumped to $1.3470 from $1.3150 late Thursday but then eased back to around $1.3400 as results…
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UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses
UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses
| December 13th | 2019  6:34AM
UK vote eases corrosive uncertainty hurting businesses
LONDON (AP) — The British election result is a boost to the economy and financial markets in the short term as it will ease some of the uncertainty over Brexit that has hobbled business confidence during the past three years. In the longer term, it remains unclear how the Conservatives of Prime Minister Boris Johnson will steer the economy,…
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EU leaders debate Brexit as UK election indicates a way out
EU leaders debate Brexit as UK election indicates a way out
| December 13th | 2019  6:25AM
EU leaders debate Brexit as UK election indicates a way out
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday debated Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that should allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through parliament. With or without an agreement, Britain is scheduled to leave on Jan. 31.
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The Latest: Johnson arrives at palace to form new government
The Latest: Johnson arrives at palace to form new government
| December 13th | 2019  6:02AM
The Latest: Johnson arrives at palace to form new government
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 11 a.m. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Buckingham Palace for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government in the wake of his Conservative Party's emphatic election victory. Johnson travelled to Buckingham…
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EU leaders meet on Brexit as UK election indicates a way out
EU leaders meet on Brexit as UK election indicates a way out
| December 13th | 2019  5:05AM
EU leaders meet on Brexit as UK election indicates a way out
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders gathered Friday to discuss Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that should allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through parliament. With or without an agreement, Britain is scheduled to leave on Jan.
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The Latest: European social democrats lament Labour defeat
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| December 13th | 2019  5:00AM
The Latest: European social democrats lament Labour defeat
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 10 a.m. Prominent European center-left politicians are lamenting the opposition Labour Party’s defeat in the British election, though one is suggesting that the party’s ambiguous stance on Brexit was to blame. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn…
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The Latest: UK markets react positively to Conservative win
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| December 13th | 2019  4:43AM
The Latest: UK markets react positively to Conservative win
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 9:40 a.m. U.K. markets have reacted positively to the British election results that have handed Boris Johnson's Conservatives a majority in Parliament. The prevailing view among investors is that the results have eased, if not quite…
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Pound jumps on Conservative win; trade talk lifts shares
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| December 13th | 2019  4:20AM
Pound jumps on Conservative win; trade talk lifts shares
BANGKOK (AP) — The British pound edged higher Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party claimed a robust majority in Parliament, while talk of China-U.S. trade deal buoyed share prices in Asia. The British pound rose to $1.3470 from $1.3385 late Thursday but then fell back to a much less enthusiastic $1.3403 as results…
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China says trade deal with US must be 'mutually beneficial'
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| December 13th | 2019  3:53AM
China says trade deal with US must be 'mutually beneficial'
BEIJING (AP) — Expectations for a U.S.-Chinese trade truce rose Friday, though Beijing accused Washington of unfairly attacking its economy and said a settlement to their costly, 17-month-old conflict must be “mutually beneficial.” A senior Trump administration official said an announcement regarding China would take place Friday. The…
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The Latest: EU ready to discuss 'close' future with UK
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| December 13th | 2019  3:35AM
The Latest: EU ready to discuss 'close' future with UK
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Brexit election (all times local): 8:35 a.m. EU leaders are gathering to discuss Britain's departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a clear majority in Parliament to drive his Brexit divorce deal through. While many leaders are saddened to see the U.K.
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Are We Headed for a Repeat of the December 2018 Sell-Off?
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
Are We Headed for a Repeat of the December 2018 Sell-Off?
As we head into the final weeks of December 2019, traders and investors alike can’t help but wonder if December concludes with the traditional holiday melt-up rally or repeat a brutal melt-down like December 2018. There are many similarities with last year but also stark differences. We will look at the catalysts to compare both potential scenarios…
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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Looks Like It Wants To Cool Off
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Looks Like It Wants To Cool Off
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has been one of the best performing healthcare stocks this month and shares are trading within 2% of their all-time highs. Having fallen more than 25% from the end of last year through this past September, not many would have guessed that the $265 billion healthcare products and the insurance company were capable of turning the story around.
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What Are the Best Trade Catalysts to Look For?
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
What Are the Best Trade Catalysts to Look For?
One of the most interesting components of trading is that each and every day there are new factors that directly influence the prices of securities in the market. That means that every morning at the opening bell, there are plenty of new opportunities that traders can take advantage of. Part of being a successful trader is being able to recognize…
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Why Volume Matters in Day Trading
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
Why Volume Matters in Day Trading
As a trader, it can be tough to find opportunities in the market if there isn’t a lot of trading volume that day. Even if you think you found a trading setup with a lot of potential, it won’t go anywhere without trading volume. A stock without volume is akin to a car without gasoline. It’s simply not going to get you to where you…
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The Basics of Support and Resistance
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
The Basics of Support and Resistance
Trading is a lot more difficult if you aren’t focused on learning about all of the tools that are at your disposal. There are plenty of indicators and tools out there to choose from, but some are universally accepted in the trading community and always seem to make there way into a trader’s toolset. Before you dive into the world of Fibonacci…
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Children's Place Sees Stock Drop After Report of Gymboree Relaunch Troubles
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
Children's Place Sees Stock Drop After Report of Gymboree Relaunch Troubles
Just yesterday, we got word in about Children's Place (NASDAQ: PLCE) about how its third-quarter report didn't boast any word of markdowns, though we were pretty clear that it was “only a matter of time” until the company did start marking down. We were right, and a lot sooner than most probably expected, as word emerged of a 23% drop…
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These 3 Tech Bellwethers Will Report Results After The Session
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
These 3 Tech Bellwethers Will Report Results After The Session
Earnings Season Doldrums Doesn’t Mean No Reports Are Out With another 6 or 7 weeks until the peak of the 4th quarter earnings cycle, the market is anxious for whatever news it can get about how the quarter is going. The earnings calendar is short on names this week but there are some, and those that are could set the tone for an entire sector…
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Why Home Depot Remains a Good Investment
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| December 12th | 2019  1:00AM
Why Home Depot Remains a Good Investment
Home Depot (NYSE:HD) shares are holding steady one day after the company issued a forecast for lower sales volume in 2020. The Atlanta-based home improvement chain is not forecasting total sales to rise by 3.5% in 2020. In the all-important comparable-store sales, Home Depot is forecasting an increase of 4%. This is shy of analysts’ expectations for comparable-store sales growth of 4.3%.
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