Stocks and Markets
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Stocks rallied on encouraging coronavirus vaccine trial data and rising expectations of a rebound in economic activity. Transportation stocks thrived.
Cautious comments from Dr. Fauci and Mr. Powell dampened the optimism of a quick economic recovery last week. Healthcare stocks fared well in this setting.
The stock market returned to focus on earnings reports during the week ending May 8.
Risk-on trades flourished in the early part of the week. This rally, however, started to unravel by the end.
If you are looking for the best growth stocks to buy now, this list of stodgy stalwarts from top sectors is worth checking. For one, all of them have strong near-term growth prospects. Second, some of them provide meaty dividends as well.
Should I invest in international stocks in 2020? This is a common question on investor’s minds after U. S. stocks fared better than international stocks in 2019. In this post, I compare the valuation of stocks and prospects for growth in the U. S. versus those in international markets. I also analyze the potential for changes in currency… Read More »
Although earnings stagnated in 2019, US stocks surged over 30% as valuation metrics increased. Will rising valuation metrics trip stocks? What is AlphaProfit’s US stock market forecast for 2020?
Earnings reports are an important factor affecting stock prices. The S&P 500 quarterly earnings parade starts in a few weeks. How is the 2nd quarter earnings outlook shaping up for different sectors and stocks? The S&P 500 companies are set to report their second-quarter earnings reports in a few weeks. During the first quarter, S&P 500 quarterly earnings… Read More »
The third quarter was a good one for investors. The S&P 500 gained 15% as stock price volatility declined, risk appetite rose, and confidence in financial markets seemingly improved – a milieu in which online stock trading companies should normally thrive. However, earnings reports from leading online trading brokers Charles Schwab (SCHW), TD Ameritrade (AMTD), and E*Trade Financial… Read More »
In a trend that represents a reversal from the excessive capital spending that characterized the late 1990s, many corporations have quietly been accumulating cash on their balance sheets over the past few years. In August CFO Magazine reported that cash and marketable securities made up about 15% of total capital employed at the end of 2003, up from… Read More »