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Stock Market Today

January 23, 2019

Looking out on the second day of this holiday shortened week, we see that stocks were mixed in Asia overnight, while in Europe, the bourses are trading with early losses, for the most part this morning. Also, oil prices and Treasury yields, both lower yesterday as Wall Street swooned, are now showing gains this morning. Finally, and ahead of a number of earnings reports and the latest data on oil inventories, U.S. equity futures are suggesting a higher open when trading resumes this morning, boosted by a good reception from International Business Machine's (IBM) latest results. 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:

    January 23, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 1/23/2019
    Looking out on the second day of this holiday shortened week, we see that stocks were mixed in Asia overnight, while in Europe, the bourses are trading with early losses, for the most part this morning. Also, oil prices and Treasury yields, both lower yesterday as Wall Street swooned, are now showing gains this morning. Finally, and ahead of a number of earnings reports and the latest data on oil inventories, U.S. equity futures are suggesting a higher open when trading resumes this morning, boosted by a good reception from International Business Machine's (IBM) latest results.
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    Stock Market Today:

    January 22, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 1/22/2019
    The U.S. markets started lower today, as fears about a global slowdown increased. This was partially caused by the IMF cutting its 2019 global growth forecast. The indices trended downward throughout early trading, as existing home sales in December were far weaker than expected. The move lower continued throughout the afternoon, as a news story broke that the U.S. had cancelled a trade meeting with China. That increased fears about the possibility of a deal with that country. All told, the Dow finished the day lower by just about 302 points, while the S&P 500 was off by 38 points, and the NASDAQ fell 137 points.  
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    Stock Market Today:

    January 18, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 1/18/2019
    The stock market moved sharply higher this morning and held most of its gains through the session. Today’s advance was likely fueled by hopes that trade relations between the U.S. and China are gradually improving. At the end of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 336 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 35 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 73 points. Market breadth was quite favorable, with advancers easily ahead of decliners on the NYSE.
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