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You know you’re in trouble when fictional Harry Potter spells like “expelliarmus” and “wingardium leviosa” are considered more understandable than the terms of your checking account. Bank websites are chock full of jargon and complex language that the typical customer doesn’t find readable, according to a recent report from VisibleThread. The software company (whose services
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Political uncertainty abounds. The U.S. government is mired in its longest shutdown ever, U.S.-China trade talks are proving intractable and the Democratic challenger field is expanding as the 2020 presidential election grows closer. But LPL Financial senior market strategist Ryan Detrick says these unknowns coming from Washington are unlikely to shake Wall Street. In fact,
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Bond bulls take note: Treasury yields are moving lower, and according to one technical indicator, the slide may only just be getting started. On Friday the 10-year yield entered the death cross, when the 50-day moving average crosses below the 200-day moving average. This technical indicator is typically viewed as a sign of further weakness.
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Bank of America-Merrill Lynch sees evidence the stock market’s bullish activity has near-term staying power. And, it’s using a currency chart to illustrate its case. Paul Ciana, the firm’s chief global technical strategist, highlighted the dollar versus the Chinese yuan on CNBC’s “”Futures Now” to show the strength of “risk on” (or high-yielding, risk-sensitive) assets.
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Netflix shares jumped nearly 3 percent in the premarket Friday after multiple analysts upgraded the video-streaming giant. Raymond James’ Justin Patterson upgraded the stock to strong buy from outperform. He also hiked his price target on Netflix to $450 per share from $435, implying a 38.6 percent surge. “Netflix is approaching a profit inflection,” Patterson
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The bull market is at a make-or-break moment, one technical analyst says. Stocks on Tuesday posted the longest daily winning streak since November. “The S&P is in a very pretty, beautiful, rhythmical, symmetrical uptrend that we’ve just broken through,” TradingAnalysis.com founder Todd Gordon said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” After examining the S&P 500 chart,
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Many of DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach‘s predictions have come true, including the stock market’s monster sell-off in December. Now here are his latest thoughts on the markets. The so-called bond king, who manages more than $200 billion, gave his predictions in a Tuesday webcast on a variety of asset classes including stocks, bitcoin and
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Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund, posted returns for 2018 that not only outperformed benchmark indexes for various asset classes, but also many of its peers. The firm’s flagship Pure Alpha fund finished the year returning 14.6 percent net of fees, a person with knowledge of the matter said. A hedge fund index weighted based
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