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Stock Market Today

September 19, 2018

The major stock averages turned in a mixed performance on Wednesday. A strong rise on the Dow Jones Industrial Average was contrasted by a slight decline on the NASDAQ. The Dow was apparently helped by a lingering feeling of relief that certain proposed tariffs were not as drastic as they might have been. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrials rose 159 points; but the NASDAQ lost six points. Meantime, the S&P 500 edged a few points higher. Read more

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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:

    September 19, 2018

    William G. Ferguson and Robert Mitkowski | 9/19/2018
    The major stock averages turned in a mixed performance on Wednesday. A strong rise on the Dow Jones Industrial Average was contrasted by a slight decline on the NASDAQ. The Dow was apparently helped by a lingering feeling of relief that certain proposed tariffs were not as drastic as they might have been. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrials rose 159 points; but the NASDAQ lost six points. Meantime, the S&P 500 edged a few points higher.
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    Stock Market Today:

    September 18, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Mario Ferro | 9/18/2018

    The U.S. equity markets opened today’s session solidly to the upside, and largely added to those gains as the day wore on. Traders appear to have put the latest trade escalations between the U.S. and China, aside, at least temporarily. On Monday President Trump announced a new series of tariffs on goods from the key trading partner, this time targeting another $200 billion in goods. What’s more, he warned of potential further levies down the line. Unsurprisingly, China responded with higher tariffs on U.S. goods, though it fell short of making it a dollar-for-dollar match.

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    Stock Market Today:

    September 17, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 9/17/2018
    Equities got off to a soft start this morning, with further weakness developing in the afternoon. Some of today’s selling may have had to do with concerns that the United States will impose more tariffs on China, one of our major trading partners. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down almost 93 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 16 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 114 points (a more than 1% drop).
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