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Gold is getting its shine back. The traditional safe-haven asset has rallied more than 3 percent this month, as investors sought shelter from a volatile stock market. The surge has even prompted praise from Mad Money’s Jim Cramer for gold’s “bull market.” Market uncertainties such as trade tensions and other geopolitical worries tend to increase
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President Donald Trump is adamantly opposed to the Federal Reserve’s rate hike campaign, but has never suggested firing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday, moving to defuse a controversy that could roil global markets even further. Late Friday, Bloomberg News, citing four unnamed sources, reported that Trump has discussed firing
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In some cases, buying shares of companies facing lawsuits can pay off if you’re patient and willing to withstand headline risk, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Right now, there are five high-profile situations “where lawsuits are or could be front and center” for stocks, Cramer said: the Qualcomm-Apple dispute, the lawsuits facing Johnson & Johnson
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Strong demand for aircraft, plane parts and services and defense products led manufacturer Boeing to boost its dividend and share buyback programs on Monday, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Greg Smith, tells CNBC. Boeing’s board of directors voted Monday to raise the company’s quarterly dividend by 20 percent in 2019, bringing it to $2.05 per
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Ron Paul is warning this year’s corrections could be a precursor to an epic market collapse that may come sooner than investors think. According to the former Republican presidential candidate, Wall Street is becoming more vulnerable to near-depression conditions within the next 12 months. “Once this volatility shows that we’re not going to resume the
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Wall Street angst over a possible recession may be increasing, but one bull refuses to waver. Federated Investors’ Steve Chiavarone believes there’s nothing on the horizon that suggests the 2018 market corrections will become a massive downturn next year. Rather, he sees stocks hitting fresh record highs — citing labor market trends, inflation levels, the
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Pessimism among investors shouldn’t deter people from carefully buying shares of high-quality companies that have endured massive declines, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday after a widespread sell-off in the stock market. On Thursday, survey results from the American Association of Individual Investors showed that pessimism among retail investors was at its worst in some 5½
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This morning Reuters published a story charging that Johnson & Johnson knew back in 1971 that “its iconic baby power sometimes contained asbestos and failed to alert authorities.” The story also cited a Missouri court of 22 women who said their use of baby powder “caused them to develop ovarian cancer.” The stock market reacted
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Constellation Brands’s relatively healthy revenue growth in the U.S. beer market, paired with strong profitability and a new investment in cannabis makes the stock one of Cowen’s top stock picks heading into 2019. Since the Corona maker first announced its $4 billion investment in Canopy Growth, shares have fallen almost 15 percent, providing savvy investors
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“Create a home inventory.” It’s one of those to-do list items personal finance journalists (me included) often recommend, yet everyone tends to put off (also me). Polls from the Insurance Information Institute estimate roughly half of homeowners have a home inventory, a rate that hasn’t budged much over time. That’s not too surprising. Ignorance seems
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