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Stock Market Today

November 12, 2018

As we reach the second half of the trading day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is plunging, with a current loss of 430 points. Worries about global trade disputes, especially with China; concerns regarding faltering demand from Apple; and a sense of malaise and worry following last week's FOMC meeting are combining to produce a wave of selling on Wall Street thus far today.

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Industry Reports

Stock Industry

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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Recent Featured Commentaries

  • Markets / Commentaries

    Stock Market Today:

    November 12, 2018

    William G. Ferguson and Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 11/12/2018

    As we reach the second half of the trading day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is plunging, with a current loss of 430 points. Worries about global trade disputes, especially with China; concerns regarding faltering demand from Apple; and a sense of malaise and worry following last week's FOMC meeting are combining to produce a wave of selling on Wall Street thus far today.

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    Stock Market Today:

    November 9, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Mitkowski | 11/9/2018
    Stocks took a breather from their post-election rally and closed the weeklower on Friday. At the close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 202 points; the NASDAQ slumped 124 points; and the S&P 500 gave back 26 points. The broader market followed suit, with about two stocks declining for every one advancing on the New York Stock Exchange. More stocks hit 52-week lows than highs.
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    The Federal Reserve Held The Line On Interest Rates This Afternoon

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 11/8/2018
    An increasingly transparent Federal Reserve did the expected earlier this afternoon and the stock market yawned. On point, the lead bank's FOMC meeting voted unanimously to keep the federal funds rate target unchanged at 2.25%. This was the penultimate Fed meeting of this year, with one more get together scheduled for next month.
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