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Stock Market Today

November 25, 2020

It was a heavy news day that greeted Wall Street investors yesterday morning, as key economic and political developments unfolded. On the business side, we saw a rather listless survey on consumer confidence issued, with rising COVID-19 cases apparently leading to a modest dip in that index. On the political front, meantime, the last 24 hours yielded further progress in finally starting to bring about an official transition between the outgoing Administration in Washington and the incoming one headed by President-Elect Joe Biden.


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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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    Stock Market Today:

    November 25, 2020

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 11/25/2020

    It was a heavy news day that greeted Wall Street investors yesterday morning, as key economic and political developments unfolded. On the business side, we saw a rather listless survey on consumer confidence issued, with rising COVID-19 cases apparently leading to a modest dip in that index. On the political front, meantime, the last 24 hours yielded further progress in finally starting to bring about an official transition between the outgoing Administration in Washington and the incoming one headed by President-Elect Joe Biden.


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    Stock Market Today:

    November 24, 2020

    John E. Seibert III | 11/24/2020
    The stock market started strongly yesterday, as news of a third vaccine candidate improved sentiment. Traders bought stocks thinking this would mean a quicker recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and that an economic rebound would occur more quickly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up by as many as 306 points in short order, while the S&P 500 was ahead 31 points. However, the markets quickly became overbought and then turned back some. Then, near midday, news broke that President-Elect Biden picked former Fed chief Janet Yellen to be his Treasury Secretary.
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    Stock Market Today:

    November 23, 2020

    Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 11/23/2020

    Wall Street soon will start a new week following an up-and-down five day span, which saw the leading equity averages surge at the outset and fade by the close. This uneven pattern reflected good news very early in the week, as drug maker Moderna (MRNA) followed pharmaceuticals giant Pfizer (PFE) in announcing a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Then, as the week proceeded, the realization that until there is mass distribution of these vaccines, which may not happen until well into the spring, the market will face soaring cases of this disease.


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