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US home construction dips 3.6% in January
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| February 19th | 2020  8:34AM
US home construction dips 3.6% in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that builders started construction on 1.57 million homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, a decline of 3.6% from 1.63 million units in December.
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US wholesale prices up 0.5% in January, most since late 2018
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| February 19th | 2020  8:33AM
US wholesale prices up 0.5% in January, most since late 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. producer prices climbed last month at fastest pace since October 2018 as higher prices for services more than offset a drop in the cost of energy. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index, which measures inflationary pressures before they reach the consumer, jumped 0.5% in January after rising 0.2% in December.
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Global shares mostly rise but virus fears continue
Global shares mostly rise but virus fears continue
| February 19th | 2020  8:08AM
Global shares mostly rise but virus fears continue
TOKYO (AP) — Globalshares mostly rose Wednesday though investors continued to monitor the impact of the outbreak of a new virus that began in China. France's CAC 40 rose 0.6% to 6,093, while Germany's DAX gained 0.5% to 13,745. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.7% to 7,433. U.S. shares were set to drift higher with Dow and S&P 500 futures…
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France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June
France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June
| February 19th | 2020  7:27AM
France to shut down oldest nuclear complex by end of June
PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday that the Fessenheim nuclear reactor, on the border with Germany, will be shut down at the end of June, with one of its reactors to be closed this weekend. A statement on Wednesday called the decision “the first phase” of France's energy strategy set out in 2018 by President Emmanuel Macron.
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Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president
Mike Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, Sylvester Turner
| February 19th | 2020  6:47AM
Bloomberg would sell business interests if elected president
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mike Bloomberg would sell the financial data and media company he created in the 1980s — which bears his name and made him a multibillionaire — if he is elected U.S. president, a top adviser said Tuesday. Bloomberg would put Bloomberg LP into a blind trust, and the trustee would then sell the company, adviser Tim O'Brien said.
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UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut
UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut
| February 19th | 2020  5:36AM
UK inflation jumps higher, reducing likelihood of rate cut
LONDON (AP) — Consumer price inflation in Britain jumped higher in January, official figures showed Wednesday, undermining the case for the central bank to cut interest rates as it had been expected to do. The annual inflation rate rose to 1.8% from 1.3% in December, the national statistics agency said, an unusually sharp increase that…
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Global shares mostly rise while virus fears continue
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| February 19th | 2020  4:46AM
Global shares mostly rise while virus fears continue
TOKYO (AP) — Globalshares mostly rose Wednesday, despite overnight losses on Wall Street and continuing fears about the outbreak of a new virus that began in China. France's CAC 40 rose 0.3% in early trading to 6,077.14. Germany's DAX gained 0.4% to 13,730.90, while Britain's FTSE 100 edged up 0.6% to 7,428.06. U.S. shares were set to drift higher with Dow futures rising 0.2% to 29,270.
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Trading Blueprint for Deere & Co. (DE) Stock
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| February 19th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for Deere & Co. (DE) Stock
Heavy machinery maker Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) recovered to all-time highs in 2019 riding the global economic recovery in real estate and construction spending. While Deere saw a 5% YoY improvement in topline sales and revenues in their Q4 2019 release, net income fell (8%) with its Agriculture and Turf segment hardest hit. While the Company guided down FY 2020 estimates on Nov.
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Trading Blueprint for First Solar (FSLR) Stock
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| February 19th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for First Solar (FSLR) Stock
Solar energy systems provider First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) has seen a turnaround as demand for photovoltaic (PV) products rebound despite relatively cheap oil prices. First Solar more than doubled shipments of PV modules in 2019 to 5.5 Gigawatts (GW) ranking 8th on the world’s top PV producers list. Improved efficiencies and process improvements…
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Trading Blueprint for Wix.com (WIX) Stock
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| February 19th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for Wix.com (WIX) Stock
Website development platform Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX) enables users to design and launch a personalized and professional looking website in under 10-minutes. E-commerce, CRM, marketing and API tools are at the ready with seamless out-of-box plug-and-play integration with contemporary cutting-edge AI-enabled design tools. While there are tons of website…
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Trading Blueprint for Copart Inc. (CPRT) Stock
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for Copart Inc. (CPRT) Stock
World’s largest online vehicle and salvage e-commerce auction platform Copart Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) has grown to over 750,000 members spanning 170 countries showcasing over 150,000 vehicles online daily. From amateur do-it-yourselfers to professional dealers, Copart facilitates transactions between buyers and sellers of vehicles and parts through over 200 lot locations throughout 11 countries.
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How to Trade Butterfly Patterns
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
How to Trade Butterfly Patterns
Harmonic price patterns are composed of multiple geometric price points connected together to form “legs” that meet specific Fibonacci (fib) ratio measurement parameters culminating in an anticipated price move when the final price point triggers. They are identified by the shape of the pattern resembling various animals like bats, crabs, sharks, and butterflies.
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3 Hotel Stocks to Put on Your Watchlist for 2020
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
3 Hotel Stocks to Put on Your Watchlist for 2020
As you might expect, hotel stocks tend to perform well in healthy economies. This is because hotels generate the vast majority of their revenue through business travel as well as tourism. And the two are closely linked. When the economy is going well, businesses are hiring and open up the travel budgets. And when employees receive the wage increases…
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Trading Blueprint for Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NEM) Stock
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Trading Blueprint for Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NEM) Stock
Shares of the world’s largest gold miner Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (NYSE: NEM) have rallied towards 52-week highs driven by surging prices of gold (NYSE: GLD) accelerated by fears of the coronavirus epidemic. While Newmont also mines silver and copper, it’s synonymous with the gold mining industry as its largest producer. Precious metal…
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Lukewarm Earnings For Cisco, Shares Stumble
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Lukewarm Earnings For Cisco, Shares Stumble
Shares of telecommunications giant Cisco Systems were trading down as much as 7% in the aftermath of the company’s Q2 earnings last week. They released the numbers after Wednesday’s session and the stock immediately gapped down about 5% on Thursday morning. It traded lower before catching a bid into the close and finishing about where it opened.
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Apple Lowers Guidance: Now It's Time To Worry About The Coronavirus
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Apple Lowers Guidance: Now It's Time To Worry About The Coronavirus
The Warning Heard Round The Market Apple (AAPL) made big headlines on Monday when it issued a profit warning. The maker of iPhones, iPads, Watches and every other kind of hot consumer technology says the coronavirus is having an impact on production and demand. This spells bad news for Apple’s revenue in China and its ability to meet demand everywhere else.
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Morgan Stanley Hikes Tesla (TSLA) Bull Case, Rating Stays Put
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Morgan Stanley Hikes Tesla (TSLA) Bull Case, Rating Stays Put
Have you ever heard of a “backhanded compliment”? It basically means something that looks like a compliment on the surface, but when you look at the terms and circumstances more closely, it loses much of what may have made it a compliment in the first place. Morgan Stanley recently did something similar with Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), hiking…
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Medtronic Stock a Buy After Mixed Earnings Report?
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Medtronic Stock a Buy After Mixed Earnings Report?
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) operates in the sphere between two growing sectors: health care and technology. The constants in both of these industries are change and stable demand. It also means, however, that Medtronic will not always be a smooth ride. That is exactly what may have some investors concerned after the company posted mixed earnings. Since the beginning of 2019, MDT stock is behaving much like a growth stock.
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Apple Updates Quarterly Revenue Guidance: What This Means for Their Stock and the Market
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| February 18th | 2020  1:00AM
Apple Updates Quarterly Revenue Guidance: What This Means for Their Stock and the Market
Whenever a company makes an update to its quarterly revenue guidance, investors need to take note. This is particularly true when one of the largest companies in the world lowers their revenue guidance mere weeks after their latest quarterly earnings report. That is exactly what happened on February 17th, 2020 with Apple (AAPL). Per Apple’s…
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