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The average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.07% on Monday, which equates to a $481.46 monthly payment per $100,000 borrowed. (One basis point equals one hundredth of a percentage point.) A month ago, the equivalent payment was higher by $6.39.

The average 15-year mortgage rate is 3.22%, equating to a $701.21 monthly payment per $100,000 borrowed. A month ago,....More>>>

Shorting Student Transportation on Its Bearish Undertow

On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap school bus transportation services stockStudent Transportation (NASDAQ: STB):

At first glance STB doesn’t look like it’s in all that much trouble. There’s a horizontal support level at $5.39 that’s yet to be broken. Take a closer look though. The 20-day moving average line (blue) has moved....More>>>

With Oil Under $50, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Stock Is On Fumes

The performance of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) stock over the past decade appears rather unimpressive. Over the past ten years, including dividends, XOM stock has returned 49% — total. That’s an average return of just 4% per year, well below the S&P 500. Over the past five years, the news is even worse. Exxon Mobil stock has declined over that period. Including....More>>>

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Developing a comprehensive retirement plan isn’t easy. You need to have a strategy.

For decades, the business world has been guided by something called SWOT analysis to evaluate new ventures, ideas and opportunities. SWOT, you say? By identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, executives have made decisions that helped to shape directions of entire companies.

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SNAP Stock: Another Reason To Avoid Snap Inc. (SNAP) Stock

Is the second consecutive Buy rating a buy signal forSnap stock? Think again.
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Shares ofVenice, California-based Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), the parent company of popular photo-sharing app Snapchat,were upmore than 2% in the last trading session (March 21), even when the broader marketswitnessed the largest decline of the year. Thanks to a secondconsecutive buy rating. This comes as....More>>>

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U.S. equities are continuing to grind higher on Friday thanks to the resumption of the “Trumpflation” trade spurred by comments from President Trump this week that his tax cut plans would be released within the next few weeks.

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The dynamic got an additional lift by his comments about the U.S. dollar’s valuation, which he thinks is too high.

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How to Profit After The Worst Trading Day in 2017


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Yesterday, markets had their worst day in 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 240 points and the S&P 500 dropped 1.2% with financials falling over 2.5%. I think the selloff was due to concerns about Trump’s policies not having the magical effects the markets are counting on. I also think it had a lot to do with....More>>>

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2017

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Shares of auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) jumped as much as 14.7% in trading Monday after the company released fourth-quarter results. And shares kept steaming, trading 13.6% higher as of 12:30 p.m. EST.

So what

Revenue for the quarter fell 8.1% to $308.7 million, but the company did swing from a loss of $11.2 million to a profit of $65.5 million,....More>>>

Hot Casino Stocks To Own For 2017

(Published Feb. 23 by Bob Ciura)

Shares of consumer products company Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS) crashed 11% after the company missed analyst expectations on both sales and earnings per share for the fourth quarter.

Nu Skin has struggled mightily over the past three years. In January 2014, the company was hit with an investigation by Chinese regulatory authorities into the firm’s....More>>>

How to Profit After The Worst Trading Day in 2017


Michael E. Lewitt

Yesterday, markets had their worst day in 2017.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged about 240 points and the S&P 500 dropped 1.2% with financials falling over 2.5%. I think the selloff was due to concerns about Trump’s policies not having the magical effects the markets are counting on. I also think it had a lot to do with....More>>>