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Stock Market Today

July 19, 2019

The last day of the week began on the upside, but stocks largely trended downward throughout the session. To varying degrees, the market’s slide could be attributed to mixed corporate earnings reports, escalating tension in the Middle East, unsettled trade talks between the U.S. and China, and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s next move. Regarding the latter, media reports surfaced suggesting the lead bank will only cut interest rates by a quarter point at its next meeting in July, whereas expectations had been rising for a half point cut.

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Industry Reports

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Telecom Services

Research Staff | 05/24/2018

Within the global Telecommunications Services Industry, investors will find equity selections for income, growth and income, and growth. Also, speculative opportunities arise during periods of merger and acquisition activity. Major business segments include wireline, wireless, broadband, and enterprise services. The industry has a history of regulation. In recent years, deregulation has been in vogue, but telecom authorities still make their presence known, from time to time.

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Internet

Research Staff | 05/24/2018

The Internet Industry consists of companies that provide a wide variety of products and services primarily online through their Web sites. Operations include, but are not limited to, search engines, retailers, travel services, as well as dial-up and broadband access services. As product offerings can vary widely within the industry, participants don't all compete with each other.

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Foreign Electronics

Research Staff | 05/24/2018

The Foreign Electronics Industry is comprised almost exclusively of Japanese companies. These firms, which possess some of the world's oldest and most recognizable brand names, have their roots in the electronics business. But many, during the boom times of the 1980s, acquired entertainment outfits in order to benefit from the marriage between consumer content and audio-visual hardware and software. The companies here are a diverse mix, marketing everything from copy machines, digital cameras and flat-panel televisions to power plants and blockbuster Hollywood-style movi

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    Stock Market Today:

    July 19, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Mario Ferro | 7/19/2019

    The last day of the week began on the upside, but stocks largely trended downward throughout the session. To varying degrees, the market’s slide could be attributed to mixed corporate earnings reports, escalating tension in the Middle East, unsettled trade talks between the U.S. and China, and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s next move. Regarding the latter, media reports surfaced suggesting the lead bank will only cut interest rates by a quarter point at its next meeting in July, whereas expectations had been rising for a half point cut.

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    Stock Market Today:

    July 18, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John E. Seibert III | 7/18/2019
    The markets started the day lower, as some mixed earnings reports and fears about a trade deal with China taking longer than expected hurt sentiment. All in all, the Dow closed the day up three points, the S&P 500 was higher by 11 points, and the NASDAQ gained 22 points.
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    Stock Market Today:

    July 17, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 7/17/2019
    The equity market opened lower this morning, and was unable to recover any ground in the afternoon. In fact, some late-day selling made matters quite a bit worse. Traders were likely concerned that the second-quarter earnings season may show some signs of weakness forming in the corporate sector.
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