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Stock Market Today

January 20, 2021

Optimism was on display on Wall Street yesterday as the nation prepared for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., at 12:00 PM (EST) today, as the 46th President of the United States. Specifically, the stock market was on strong footing to begin the session as the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped some 275 points in the first few minutes of trading. Hopes for a more collegial atmosphere in a badly divided country and expectations that this changing mood would expedite stimulus help against the pandemic all helped the mood on the Street.


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Industry Reports

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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:

    January 20, 2021

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 1/20/2021

    Optimism was on display on Wall Street yesterday as the nation prepared for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., at 12:00 PM (EST) today, as the 46th President of the United States. Specifically, the stock market was on strong footing to begin the session as the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped some 275 points in the first few minutes of trading. Hopes for a more collegial atmosphere in a badly divided country and expectations that this changing mood would expedite stimulus help against the pandemic all helped the mood on the Street.


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    Stock Market Today:

    January 19, 2021

    Adam Rosner | 1/19/2021
    The U.S. stock market resumes trading today, after pausing for a three-day holiday weekend. Investors are currently operating in a complicated environment. The economy remains quite mixed, due to ongoing pandemic-related issues. Looking to the day ahead, U.S. equity futures are pointing to a higher opening.
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    Stock Market Today:

    January 15, 2021

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 1/15/2021
    Wall Street opened the day modestly to the upside yesterday, in spite of disappointing economic news on the jobs front. It would retain an edge until late in the afternoon when a slight selloff in the key averages shifted the close to the downside. Now, ahead of this morning's opening, the government just reported December figures for retail sales, which proved to be woefully disappointing, signaling that the holiday shopping season was a serious problem for chains and independent stores.
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