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Overstock.com Adds Appeal with Joint Venture and E-Commerce

Overstock.com Inc. (Nasdaq:OSTK), an online retailer that is seeking to sell that business to focus on the use of blockchain technology, offers investors strong potential for share-price appreciation, according to an equity research analyst who tracks the company closely. The most promising opportunities are emerging …

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Strong Jobs and Earnings Trump Tariffs and Geopolitics

The market landscape of the past couple weeks has been fraught with headline risk that has resulted in several big moves in many asset classes and key stocks that tend to dominate investor sentiment. I think the most notable event has been the sudden decline …

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Will Robots Ruin Our Jobs and Income?

“Will Machines Devour Man?” — New York Times “The Automation Jobless” — Time magazine “Automation Might End Most Unskilled Jobs in 10 Years” — U.S. News & World Report All of the above stories raise the growing concern that robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and technology will destroy jobs and our …

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Harvey Weinstein And The Clinton Protection Racket

Harvey Weinstein’s recent perp walk reminds me of another great thing about Trump winning the election: Hillary Clinton isn’t president. A New York Times article on Weinstein’s court appearance noted how the “ground shifted” last year, finally ending the “code of silence” surrounding powerful men. …

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Applying Newton’s First Law of Motion to an ETF

The Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF (FDMO) is a U.S.-stock-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks large- and mid-cap companies which have been performing well recently. As the great Sir Isaac Newton once famously stated as his first law of motion, “an object in motion will stay …

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Tesla’s Struggles Weigh on Stock, Despite Elon Musk’s Entrepreneurialism

The struggles involved in financing and operating Tesla (Nasdaq:TSLA), the innovative electric automobile company founded by billionaire businessman Elon Musk, have pressured the company’s stock price and led to growing questions about whether its potential will be fulfilled. Much of the support for the company …

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Summertime Seasonality About to Kick in

The week leading up to the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend is typically an upbeat one for stocks. More confusion about the deal or no-deal situation with China and the possible delay of the North Korean summit affected stocks last Wednesday, but buyers stepped in …

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The Doomsday Scenario: What If School Walkouts Don’t Work?

The New York Times seemed to think it was bitterly ironic that some of the students at Santa Fe High School, site of the recent mass shooting, had staged a walkout last month in support of the Parkland, Florida, students. But now, only a month …

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Tesla Debate in Vegas Gets Testy!

Are the electric cars of Elon Musk and Tesla the wave of the future, or the company’s road to bankruptcy? This was the big debate that I started at last week’s Las Vegas MoneyShow. I was invited to speak at the always-popular “Top Stocks to Buy” luncheon, …

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Seek Low Volatility with This Fund

The Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF (FDLO) seeks to provide investment returns that correspond to an index that is designed to reflect the performance of large- and mid-capitalization U.S. stocks with lower volatility than the broader market. FDLO hunts from the 1,000 largest U.S. stocks …

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