March 20, 2017: Markets opened slightly lower Monday and traded close to the break-even line all day. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Only the materials sector traded high late in the afternoon while energy and utilities were the laggards. The blue chips were performing best. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.22 a barrel, down 1.2% on the day. April....More>>>
Press coverage about Baxter International (NYSE:BAX) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Baxter International earned a coverage....More>>>
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Morgan Stanley has been clearing Bitcoin futures contracts for big institutional clients and convenes a regular meeting of executives to consider how else to engage with cryptocurrencies, Chief Financial Officer Jonathan....More>>>
Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency… Sounds strange, I realize. But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades. Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere....More>>>
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I’ll sound like a broken record, but here it is: Canadian energy stocks have been battered once again.
What I said in August 2017:
The long-term signal....More>>>
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Despite U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s tough stance on cannabis, the California marijuana market is only going to grow, and it could reach $20 billion a year in legal sales.
On Jan. 4, Sessions ended an Obama-era Department of Justice cannabis policy that prevented federal prosecutors from making marijuana cases in states where cannabis is legal.
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The U.S. dollar fell on Monday, losing ground against so-called commodity currencies as oil prices leapt on the prospects for an OPEC-led deal for continued production limits.
The greenback also lost ground against other major rivals, including the euro, extending the weakness the dollar saw on Friday, when downbeat economic data eroded much of last weeks gain.
The ICE U.S. Dollar....More>>>
Although shares of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) are up about 50% over the past 12 months, I think there’s still a great deal of value here. In my view, investors should strongly consider taking a position in this name. I’ll go through my reasoning below by highlighting some of the elements of the recent financial performance. I’ll also provide a model of my future price forecast....More>>>
Small cap sensor film stock UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) is sinking by a double digit percentage in after-hours and pre-market trading after reporting Q4 earnings. The problem for UniPixel is that only a few analysts cover the small cap stock and the bottom line loss was a bit worst than the 10 cent loss they were expecting. The stock also had a slight uptick ahead of earnings: