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A ‘tug-of-war’ is pulling the stock market in 2 distinct directions — and how investors combat it will determine whether they survive the next meltdown

“While global stocks have gained 11% this year, $46 billion has been pulled from equity funds, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com. This risk helps explain why some investors have stood on the sidelines of this rally, and even pulled money from equity funds.According to Alain Bokobza — Societe Generale’s head of global asset allocation and equity strategy — investors must posture for the ongoing “tug-of-war” between the bullish and bearish forces pulling on the stock market.Several investors have kept their enthusiasm tempered even…

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Intercontinental Stock Exchange Seemingly to Expand Cryptocurrency Data Feed

“At press time, the Cryptocurrency Data Feed supports 58 digital currencies from various data sources, markets and exchanges around the world” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Intercontinental Stock Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) hinted it was adding a slew of new coins to its Cryptocurrency Data Feed in a tweet on March 14.In February, ICE said that the launch of its cryptocurrency platform Bakkt is set for later in 2019.The platform was introduced following a partnership between ICE and Bitcoin (BTC) and blockchain…

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Boeing is in crisis. Is it still a good investment?

“Unless something spooky comes out in the next few weeks, Boeing stock might be a safe ride, but expect turbulence” writes Thomas Heath Is for washingtonpost.com. Boeing stock rose 81 percent in 2013 and has risen another 172 percent since the end of that year, Silverblatt said.But for those who cannot help themselves — me included — let’s talk about whether anyone should buy Boeing stock. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Synaptics CEO out as earnings hit by China softness, stock plunges

“Synaptics revealed that its fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue would be “around” the lower end of its guidance range, and stated that revenue was “affected by demand softness in China.”” writes Jeremy C for marketwatch.com. Synaptics released second-quarter earnings last month, and announced the departure of its chief financial officer for Lumentum Holdings Inc.SYNA, +2.01% shares dropped 7% in after-hours trading Friday afternoon, after the tech company announced that its chief executive is leaving and that its earnings had disappointed amid troubles in China.Synaptics stock has struggled since merger discussions…

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Is the stock market up or down? Is the bull run beginning or ending? It depends.

“Is the bull market in its 11th year or just in its 11th week?” writes Allan Sloan Is for washingtonpost.com. That means both indicators are deemed to be in a bull market that had started on Dec. 24.Is the stock market up today or is it down today?. The first one is broad and involves how stock market indicators work.Partly because of what I’ve taken to calling the bifurcated bull market. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Facebook stock falls after the executive in charge of all its products steps down

“Facebook stock is falling Friday, the day after Chief Product Officer Chris Cox announced he was leaving the company in light of its recent pivot to privacy” writes Sara Salinas for cnbc.com. The stock eased off in mid-morning trading and was last seen roughly 2.5 percent down.In a statement Thursday, the company blamed a “server configuration change that triggered a cascading series of issues” for the outage.Shares fell as much as 4.5 percent in early trading, sinking below $163 at its lowest point. Source: cnbc.com

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Are nightmares of the recession still haunting your investing dreams?

“Yet many Americans remain reluctant to invest in the stock market, a scary hangover from the 2007-09 recession” writes Anna-louise Jackson for marketwatch.com. Ignore short-term fluctuations (even bear markets) so you don’t second-guess your long-term investment strategy or worse yet, sell near the bottom.But the share of Americans with money invested in the stock market still hasn’t returned to prerecession levels, according to various studies. Source: marketwatch.com

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Stocks rise modestly as investors parse conflicting economic data and China trade headlines

“AMZN, +1.17% stock rose 0.5% early Friday, after KeyBanc Capital raised its rating on the stock to overweight” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. BIOS, -28.65% stock fell 30%, after the company announced a deal to merge with privately held Option Care Enterprises Inc.The stock fell .50.9% Friday.U.S. stocks rose Friday as the major benchmarks aim for their most robust weekly gains in a month, and as investors parse optimistic headlines on U.S.-China trade developments as well as conflicting data on the U.S. economy.The gains would mark the biggest weekly gain…

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Amazon’s stock now rated buy by all 45 analysts included in FactSet survey

“Amazon’s stock has surged 5.9% over the past three months through Thursday while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.33% has gained 8.0%” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. He joined the bandwagon, saying Amazon now appears to be working to improve retail margins, which could drive mid-term earnings above current Wall Street expectations.Yruma raised his rating to overweight, after being at sector weight since April 2017, and set a $2,100 stock price target.AMZN, +0.91% jumped 1.4% in premarket trade Friday, after analyst Edward Yruma at KeyBanc Capital turned bullish on the e-commerce…

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