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Forex – Dollar Turns Negative on Weak Housing Data

Forex – Dollar Turns Negative on Weak Housing Data Investing.com – The dollar fell below breakeven against a basket of major currencies after data showed ongoing weakness in the housing sector but losses were capped by gains in U.S. treasury yields on speculation over the next Fed chair. The U.S. dollar … Continue reading at […]

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RBC Stock: A Top Canadian Bank for Dividend Income

RBC Stock: A Top Canadian Bank for Dividend Income Hedge funds have been shorting Canadian banking stocks for more than a year now, betting that these lenders will sink as the real-estate bubble, fueled by low interest rates, will burst, taking with it the largest lenders who have a huge portfolio of … Continue reading […]

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Will Costco Wholesale Pay Out Another Special Dividend?

Will Costco Wholesale Pay Out Another Special Dividend? With a dividend yield of just 1.1%, Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) is probably not on anyone’s list of best dividend stocks. But long-term investors know that the warehouse retailer is more generous than first glance might indicate. In recent years … Continue reading at fool.com Hop Aboard This […]

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Time May Be Prime For TIPS ETFs

Time May Be Prime For TIPS ETFs Below, we compare the performance of TIP to a similar-duration investment in U.S. Treasurys. We use the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (IEF | A-55) as the proxy for U.S. Treasurys. A static allocation to TIPS has not looked very good. But based on the … Continue reading […]

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Sears and Kmart just closed nearly 80 stores — see if your local store is on the list

Sears and Kmart just closed nearly 80 stores — see if your local store is on the list A worker unpacks televisions at a Sears in Schaumburg, Illinois, near Chicago. Reuters Sears just closed dozens of stores. The chain said in April that it would accelerate the closing of 78 stores, including 10 Sears stores […]

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Stock Market Today: Stocks Slump on Crude Oil Weakness

Stock Market Today: Stocks Slump on Crude Oil Weakness U.S. equities finished lower on Thursday — snapping a nine-day winning streak for large-cap stocks — after investors were spooked … amid an ongoing tightening in the labor market and evidence of nascent inflation, all of this flies in the face … Continue reading at investorplace.com […]

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Canadian Stocks Are Down Again On Brexit Worries — Canadian Commentary

Canadian Stocks Are Down Again On Brexit Worries — Canadian Commentary (RTTNews.com) – The Canadian stock market is trading substantially lower Wednesday morning, adding to the losses of the previous session. Continued worries over the fallout from the U.K. vote to leave the European Union has investors fleeing to safe havens. Continue reading at nasdaq.com […]

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Hedge Funds Are Buying These Stocks, Should You?

Hedge Funds Are Buying These Stocks, Should You? Hedge funds move markets more then you and I could ever dream. The actions that they take in the purchase and sales of equities make the notable headlines you see on a day to day basis. These moves are important to follow and can give investors clues […]

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