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Dow soars 168 points higher as Street cheers upcoming tax bill vote

“U.S. stocks traded higher on Monday as investors eagerly awaited a vote on a bill that would cut corporate taxes” writes Brendan Mcdermid for cnbc.com. “With the belief that corporate taxes will go down, … investors think the market is not too expensive.”. Congress is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on a plan that would slash the federal corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent.”I think this is largely predicated on the belief that the tax plan is going to be passed tomorrow,” said Robert Pavlik,…

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Dow, S&P 500 ready to power to new records on fresh tax-plan optimism

“The greenback advanced on Friday on increased optimism the Republican tax bill will get approved before Christmas” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures climbed more than 100 points on Monday, with indexes poised for fresh records on growing confidence the Republicans will succeed in getting a major tax bill passed this week.Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMH8, +0.45%  climbed 105 points, or 0.4%, to 24,783, while those for the S&P 500 index ESH8, +0.27%  gained 7.5 points, or 0.3%, to 2,689.50. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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These 55 stocks have at least doubled since Trump was elected

“Of those 1,497 stocks, 55 have had total returns of at least 100% since the close on Nov. 8, 2016, right before Trump was elected” writes Investing Columnist for marketwatch.com. Among the 1,506 stocks, 1,497 have traded since Nov. 8, 2016.To put things in perspective, we’ve put together a big list of stocks that have at least doubled since Election Day on Nov. 8, 2016. Here they are: Also see: Analysts expect these large-cap U.S. stocks to rise at least 25% in 2018.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Dow, S&P set for 4th week of gains as traders shake off tax worries

“Several Republican senators have now expressed doubts about the tax overhaul that is expected to be put up for a final vote next week, according to The Wall Street Journal” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. U.S. stock futures advanced on Friday, on track to add to weekly gains as investors appeared to shake off the latest worries over progress for tax cuts.That puts both indexes on track for their fourth straight week of gains, even after ending lower on Thursday. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Dow set to hit fresh record, with retail sales data in focus

“U.S. stock futures point to another record session for the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 on Thursday” reports marketwatch.com. Read this if you bought rising shares at different times — and want to avoid a tax hit.Shares of home builders have run ahead of a strong stock market, but a housing shortage could mean there’s more to come. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Dow shapes up to hit fresh record, with retail sales data in focus

“Those expectations are upbeat for the holiday season, after retail sales got off to a solid start on Black Friday weekend” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Retail sales data could provide the next leg-up for equities, with investors watching to see whether the 2017 holiday shopping season got off to a solid start.The November retail sales data is expected at 8:30 a.m.The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.33% ended at a record for the fourth-straight session on Wednesday, closing up 0.3% at 24,585.43, after the Fed raised interest rates in…

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Dow, S&P 500 set for fresh records as traders gear up for Fed hike

“Meanwhile, investors were fixated on the debut of bitcoin futures on Sunday, as prices soared within hours, triggering volatility-linked trading halts” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Nasdaq-100 index futures NQZ7, +0.15%  climbed 9.5 points, or 0.2%, to 6,368.January bitcoin futures XBTF8, +0.00%  last changed hands at $17,600, up from a debut price of $15,000.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ7, +0.13%  gained 52 points, or 0.2%, to 24,388, while S&P 500 index ESZ7, +0.02%  futures added 2.9 points, or 0.2%, to 2,656.75. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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These other red, white and blue stocks are ‘just breaking out’ after a lost decade

“Internet stocks have managed to attract buyers at a familiar spot, notes Andrew Thrasher in a SeeItMarket post” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. The move comes after “a lost decade in French equities,” and as that bleu, blanc et rouge market looks neither cheap nor expensive. “One could imagine that the French stock market, from here, could perform very well,” the globe-trotting trader and money manager adds. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Dow jumps 100 points, tech stocks rise

“U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as technology stocks continued to regain lost ground from the past week” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Broadcom shares rose more than 1 percent after the chip maker reported better-than-expected earnings.The Nasdaq composite gained 0.7 percent, as shares of Facebook, Netflix and Amazon all rose.Information technology was the second-best-performing sector in the S&P 500, advancing 0.7 percent. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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