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Stock Market Today

August 17, 2018

The major U.S. composites exhibited mixed fortunes for most of Friday, before a mid-afternoon update on trade stoked a rally that persisted until the closing bell. Indeed, while both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 spent the majority of the session in positive territory and were on track for weekly gains, the NASDAQ and small-cap Russell 2000 were firmly below their breakeven lines when, at about 2:00 PM EST, a report suggested that the leaders of the United States and China would hold trade discussions in November. 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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Recent Featured Commentaries

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    Stock Market Today:

    August 17, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Harrington | 8/17/2018
    The major U.S. composites exhibited mixed fortunes for most of Friday, before a mid-afternoon update on trade stoked a rally that persisted until the closing bell. Indeed, while both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 spent the majority of the session in positive territory and were on track for weekly gains, the NASDAQ and small-cap Russell 2000 were firmly below their breakeven lines when, at about 2:00 PM EST, a report suggested that the leaders of the United States and China would hold trade discussions in November.
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    Stock Market Today:

    August 16, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 8/16/2018
    The stock market opened sharply higher this morning, but pulled back selectively as the afternoon progressed. The initial move up today was likely fueled by some positive corporate profit reports, as well as hopes that an upcoming meeting between the United States and China, our largest trading partner, will lessen recent trade spats. At the close of the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 396 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was up 22 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 32 points.
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    Stock Market Today:

    August 15, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Harrington | 8/15/2018
    After a positive Tuesday broke a modestly bearish streak of trading, the major U.S. averages all shed considerable value on Wednesday before paring some of the losses in the final hour. Posting the steepest decline was the NASDAQ, which suffered from a combination of subpar earnings and concerning developments overseas, particularly in Turkey. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the small-cap Russell 2000 were also meaningfully lower by the closing bell.
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