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Stock Market Today

May 20, 2019

Equities opened sharply lower this morning, recovered some ground in the early afternoon, but weakened again in the final hours of the day. Once again, tradersworried about deteriorating trade relations between the United States and China. More recently, the U.S. government ordered a ban on technology sales to Huawei, a leading corporation based in China. The move did not sit well with Wall Street, and likely ignited fears of a larger global slowdown. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 84 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 114 points.  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:

    May 20, 2019

    William G. Ferguson and Adam Rosner | 5/20/2019
    Equities opened sharply lower this morning, recovered some ground in the early afternoon, but weakened again in the final hours of the day. Once again, tradersworried about deteriorating trade relations between the United States and China. More recently, the U.S. government ordered a ban on technology sales to Huawei, a leading corporation based in China. The move did not sit well with Wall Street, and likely ignited fears of a larger global slowdown. At the close of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 84 points; the broader S&P 500 Index was off 19 points; and the NASDAQ was lower by 114 points.
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    Stock Market Today:

    May 17, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Robert Mitkowski | 5/17/2019
    Stocks fell on Friday as discouraging news on international trade weighed on sentiment at the opening bell. Word that talks between the United States and China had broken down was not what investors wanted to hear. The hope in recent days had been that a long-awaited deal between the world’s two largest economies might yet be fashioned in the coming weeks. But the two sides instead have reached an impasse.
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    Stock Market Today:

    May 16, 2019

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA and John E. Seibert III | 5/16/2019
    The market started trading higher today, as solid earnings reports out of Dow components Cisco Systems and Walmart helped improvemarket sentiment. At the open, the composites started to rise considerably, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained as many as 230 points in the early portion of the session. Meantime, the S&P 500 was up by 40 points at its apex. However, the major market averages gave back a notable portion of the day’s gains during the afternoon. All told, the Dow closed the day up 215 points, the S&P 500 finished higher by 25 points, and the NASDAQ gained 76 points.
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