The Latest: Putin: alleged spy didn't work for Russian govt

Russian President Vladimir gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Speaking at news conference Thursday, Putin pointed at the U.S. intention to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. He said that if the U.S. puts intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will be forced to take countermeasures. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) The Latest […]

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A Vanguard ETF Joins the $100B Club

For a while, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was the only exchange-traded fund (ETF) with more than $100 billion in assets under management. That changed late in the first quarter of 2017 when the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) joined the sparsely populated $100 billion club. Though still sparsely populated, the $100 billion ETF club is growing. There […]

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Is This Really the Longest Bull Market in History?

Oh, how we love records! In sports and money, records are our obsession and our aspiration. The record investors are talking about this week is whether this bull market is the longest in history. Many people will be ready to crown it as such, and there are good arguments supporting that claim. Yet, there is also a pretty valid argument against […]

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Stock Value Traps Nearing Record Highs Warns JP Morgan

If it’s too good to be true, it usually is. That’s the mantra emanating from JP Morgan Asset Management when it comes to value trap stocks or those equities that are trading at such low levels that investors see a buying opportunity. The bottom fishing tends to be a bad bet with value trap stocks and is something JP Morgan […]

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Advanced Micro Devices Stock Is Alerting Bullish Trading Activity

A gain of roughly 67% in 2018 for shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) likely couldn’t have happened without strong institutional buying accompanying the move. AMD’s shares have been climbing this year as the tech space has been a bright spot for the market. What makes this company interesting is that the latest earnings report saw revenues jump 53% […]

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Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of P&G

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) is one of the largest consumer goods companies in the world. The company owns more than 50 brands including Tide, Gillette, Dawn, and Pantene. On July 31, 2018, P&G reported Q4 earnings with net sales of $16.5 billion, up 3% compared to the prior year period. The company has a market cap of $200.7 billion. Here are the top […]

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How Much Does the US Trade With the EU?

President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House on July 25. Trump said that he “hopes to work something out on a fair trade deal with Europe.”  Just a day prior to the meeting Trump tweeted about the negotiations. In mid-June, Trump threatened to impose a 20% tariff on car imports from the European Union […]

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Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola soda began in 1886 when Atlanta pharmacist Dr. John S. Pemberton created the now-famous soft drink, which he sold in the soda fountain of his pharmacy. The unique drink had moderate success, averaging nine servings per day. Prior to his death, he sold the majority of his stake to Asa Griggs Candler, an Atlanta businessman, who incorporated The Coca-Cola […]

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Top Mutual Fund Holders of AT&T

On July 24, 2018, telecommunication services and broadband provider AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) reported Q2 earnings with consolidated revenues of $39.0 billion, down 2% compared to the same quarter in 2017. AT&T currently has a market cap of $232.84 billion.  The following are the top four largest mutual funds holding shares of AT&T. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) The largest mutual […]

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