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The NASDAQ Is Up 15% For The Year: Are Tech Stocks Invincible?

The NASDAQ is up 15% for the year despite harrowing economic data. There are some signs that tech stocks could be in another bubble. But it’s also not hard to see why markets think they’re invincible. The NASDAQ Composite is up an incredible 15.73% for the last twelve months. Yes, these last twelve months. Imagine…

Stocks Are Surging, So Why Are Bond Yields Careening to Zero?

The 2-year Treasury bond yield hit a record low Friday. But stock market benchmarks climbed higher at the same time. Here’s what may have happened in the bond market this week. The 2-year Treasury bond yield hit a record low of 0.105% Friday. Capital fled for safety in bonds after the Bureau of Labor Statistics…

Dividend Stocks Are a Great Option During a Recession – Here’s Why

Stock market volatility is high due to uncertainties regarding Covid-19 and how it will impact the economy. Dividend stocks usually withstand economic shocks better than growth stocks. High and sustainable dividends provide some buffer to your portfolio as you keep getting them during market downturns. Stock markets have been very volatile lately as a coronavirus-induced…

These 3 Stocks are Best Positioned to Rally on Coronavirus Recovery

There are plenty of high-quality stocks on sale in today’s market. Those with low debt and hefty cash reserves make for the best bets. FB, GOOGL, and HUM look like some of the best bets for a coronavirus recovery. Google analytics show that people are searching for the term “stocks to buy” more than ever…

Airline Stocks are Treating Coronavirus Like 9/11. Should You be Worried?

Airline stock performance has been a reliable indicator of recession, and they are down 30% in the last ten days alone. The last time airlines dropped this fast was 9/11. They posted similar declines amid the 2007 financial crisis. The World Bank estimates that a global pandemic could shave $3 trillion off global GDP –…

3 Stocks Worth Shorting as Coronavirus Fear Grips the World

Coronavirus could soon be declared a pandemic, scientists have warned. Share price of companies with substantial exposure to China could fall. American Airlines, Las Vegas Sand, and Tesla are the three stocks that present an excellent shorting opportunity. The Chinese government has been resorting to some authoritarian techniques to curb the panic around coronavirus. After…

Oil Stocks Hit With a One-Two Punch of Coronavirus and Sustainability Goals

Oil stocks are in the tank after the coronavirus turned out to be worse than expected. China’s oil consumption is reportedly down 20%. Citi slashed its oil price outlook and is eyeing the $47 level. In early January, oil stocks were Wall Street’s darlings as tensions between the U.S. and the Middle East escalated, threatening…

U.S. Stocks Hold Solid Gains as Dovish Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged

The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday to keep interest rates on hold. Stocks extended their rally post-FOMC but later declined as Chairman Jerome Powell expressed concerns over the caronavirus outbreak. Traders are skeptical about the Fed’s claim that rates will remain on hold this year. The Dow and broader U.S. stock market finished mixed on…

3 Stocks Warren Buffett Could Spend His $128 billion On in 2020

Warren Buffett needs to spend all or a large part of the $128 billion to beat a decade-long underperformance. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO blames expensive stock prices for not investing more. Buffett doesn’t need to go outside his comfort zone to get attractive equities or companies on the cheap though. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is…

The Bull Market in Stocks Has Made Americans Richer Than Ever; Here’s Proof

America is richer than ever after a strong December close to a landmark year for the U.S. stock market. Fox Business contributor Charles Payne took critics to task for dismissing the record gains, pointing to strong employment amid record capitalization. The bull market in equities has priced out the once-feared possibility of recession and that’s…