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European stocks tilt lower after strong week, as traders search for cues

“Analysts have said volumes for European markets will likely be lower than usual on Monday, with U.S. markets closed for the Presidents Day Holiday” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. European stocks struggled to make headway Monday, after the regional market logged its best week in more than a year following the recent selloff.The financial sector was led higher by bank stocks, pushing the Stoxx 600 Bank FX7, +0.32%  up 0.3%.Falls in shares of German auto maker Daimler AG and consumer products heavyweight Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC dragged on the pan-European…

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Stocks Daily Review February 19, 2018

Stocks Daily Review for February 19, 2018 Premarket: Stocks on a roll; Chinese takeover blocked; Coca-Cola earnings Here’s what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.   More Cheap Stocks Earning Money And Paying Dividends Here are 4 stocks that make my initial “cheap” list based on p/e, earnings, debt and dividend.   Stocks Close Mixed On The Day But Sharply Higher For The Week – U.S. Commentary Stocks moved mostly higher in morning trading on Friday but turned mixed over the course of…

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Blockchain could be a game changer for legal marijuana

“Though there would be clear benefits to the financial services industry, blockchain has purposes well beyond finance” writes The Motley Fool for businessinsider.com. In fact, blockchain and cannabis could be a match made in heaven, at least according to small-cap marijuana stock Emerald Health Therapeutics.What can blockchain offer to the cannabis industry, you ask?. Marijuana stocks have benefited from a rapid increase in legal sales, as well as a major shift in the way the public views cannabis.Second, blockchain allows businesses to manage their supply chains by being able to…

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Stock market’s new ‘wall Of worry’ is built on inflation and rate fears

“Higher inflation and subsequent higher borrowing costs can destabilize companies and households with high debt levels” reports foxbusiness.com. For now, we just added a new wall of worry to climb and that is inflation,” said Krosby.The wall of worry is a term used to describe the stock market’s tendency to overcome potentially negative factors as it climbs. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Even as markets shook, many investors held steady

“Baby boomers instead put much more money into money markets and cash” reports foxbusiness.com. At TD Ameritrade, younger investors also led the way in buying as markets tumbled.Even as stock markets tumbled around the world, putting a halt to an unusually calm and strong ride upward, many investors resisted the urge to sell in a panic and lock in the losses. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Dash to cash? The selloff may have created bargains in these stocks

“The punishing past month for stocks worldwide has sparked a dash to cash” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. It also may have helped create bargains in the cash-handling industry, where bulls see an encouraging—and underappreciated—push into higher-end services.But the market might be underestimating its cash-handling business. “We believe the cash assets are [about] 30% undervalued, relative to pure-play listed peers,” the UBS analysts wrote.G4S isn’t a pure play on cash handling, since it generates most of its revenue from providing private guards and other security services. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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The stock market’s new ‘wall of worry’ is built on inflation and rate fears

“Higher inflation and subsequent higher borrowing costs can destabilize companies and households with high debt levels” writes Anora M for marketwatch.com. Interestingly, fears of rising inflation and higher borrowing costs—whether rational or irrational—were blamed for triggering the stock market selloff in the first place.See: The stock market and the bond market have struck a truce “We are no longer in the Goldilocks environment, when bad news was good news. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Democrats assail $120 billion in stock buybacks in 2018 as new ‘GOP tax scam’

“Senate Democrats are decrying what they say is a new “GOP tax scam” in the wake of the Republican tax law, more than $120 billion in stock buybacks in 2018 are only benefitting corporate executives and shareholders” writes Anna Giaritelli for washingtonexaminer.com. They also predicted that tax “scam” would give them a boost in this year’s midterms.We do know that it’s great for big shareholders because it jacks up share prices. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trader sues Fidelity over website glitch during market rout

“BOSTON (Reuters) – A New Jersey trader filed a lawsuit against Fidelity Investments, accusing it of “gross negligence” because he could not make trades on the company’s website earlier this month during a volatile time on the stock market” reports businessinsider.com. Musso said he could not execute trades using Fidelity’s Active Trader Pro platform when the market opened on Feb. 6, according to his lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey.The complaint by Christopher Musso comes after mutual fund company Fidelity, which also operates one of the…

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