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Stock Market Today

May 25, 2018

U.S. equities experienced some modest selling pressure throughout Friday, as a generally positive earnings season struggled to offset mounting geopolitical fears. Most recently, the United States postponement (at a minimum) of its summit with North Korea, uncertainty surrounding its trade relationship with China, and budding tensions with Iran have weighed on investor sentiment. 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

  • Markets / Commentaries

    Stock Market Today:

    May 25, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Harrington | 5/25/2018
    U.S. equities experienced some modest selling pressure throughout Friday, as a generally positive earnings season struggled to offset mounting geopolitical fears. Most recently, the United States postponement (at a minimum) of its summit with North Korea, uncertainty surrounding its trade relationship with China, and budding tensions with Iran have weighed on investor sentiment.
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    Stock Market Today:

    May 24, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 5/24/2018
    The stock market lostconsiderable ground this morning, but managed to pare its losses in the afternoon. Some of the weakness earlier in the day had to do with the Presidential Administration’s decision to cancel its planned June summit with North Korea. At the close of trading, the major averages were still in negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 75 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off nearly six points, and the technology-heavy NASDAQ was lower by one point.
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    Stock Market Today:

    May 23, 2018

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Mitkowski | 5/23/2018
    Stocks finished Wednesday on a firmer note than they began the day with following a dovish interpretation of the minutes of the FederalReserve’s latest meeting.
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