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Millennials are addicted to Facebook. Boomers love GE, and recent grads worship Buffett. Most of all, everybody loves Apple. (Tweet This) That’s the findings of TD Ameritrade data on the age-divided equity asset allocations of its 6.3 million retail clients. Apple topped the charts, but the underlying differences show that age matters. Fighting the popularity …

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Drivers will pay a few more cents per gallon for gasoline this Memorial Day weekend, but that should be the highest prices of the year, experts say. “Generally, we should be peaking now. I don’t personally think we’re going to see this huge crazy drop in gas prices. I think we saw one in 2012 …

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The Dow Jones industrial average narrowly reached an all-time high on Monday morning. But the bigger event could come later this year, when the Dow has a shot at reaching the milestone of 20,000. That round number is just 9.5 percent from Monday’s opening print. And while that may sound achievable, the options market assigns …

Risks to the bull market

With stocks sitting near record levels, will the bears drive the next leg or the bears?

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U.S. stocks opened higher on Wednesday, recovering from the prior day’s losses, as higher yields and energy prices remained in focus ahead of Friday’s jobs report. “The most important thing to me is what’s causing people to sell bonds,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities. “The 10-year moving higher (adds to) the …

Flash Crash anniversary

The markets were rocked by the Flash Crash years ago. What changes have been made since then and what still needs to be done?

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Billionaire Warren Buffett said Monday the stock market would be viewed as “cheap” now if interest rates continued to remain low. “If these interest rates were to continue for 10 years, stocks would be extremely cheap now,” the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway said Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” two days after Berkshire’s annual shareholder …

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No wonder the U.S. stock market has lagged this year. Investors are putting all of their money into international funds and ETFs. TrimTabs founder Charles Biderman called me to lament that the only marginal buyer of U.S. stocks are the companies that issue the shares themselves. The good news: Biderman noted that U.S. corporations continue …

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U.S. stocks traded higher on Monday, following positive momentum from Europe, as investors looked ahead to a week of Federal Reserve speeches and economic data that could shed light on the timing of an interest rate hike. “The first quarter is behind us, whether it’s earnings or data,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at …

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U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent higher on Friday, recovering from Thursday’s selloff, as investors eyed higher Treasury yields and looked for signs of economic growth. ( Tweet This ) “We’re just having a bounce from a rough week,” said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group. “It’s the first day of the …

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It’s indisputable that constructing a well-diversified portfolio is the cornerstone of a sound investment strategy. And many investors believe they are doing just that when they buy mutual funds and ETF’s that track major indexes such as the S&P 500.  But these investments might not offer buyers the diversification their names suggest, and in fact …

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The market aphorism “sell in May and go away” could prove to be good advice this year, some traders say. That is, if you sell Treasury bonds rather than U.S. stocks. Rich Ross, head of technical analysis at Evercore ISI, says Treasury bonds are in for a tough month ahead. Yields, which move inversely to …

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U.S. stocks traded higher on Friday, rebounding from Thursday’s selloff, as investors kept an eye on higher Treasury yields and economic reports. ( Tweet This ) The Dow Jones industrial average traded about 100 points higher after briefly adding more than 150 points in early trade. The major indices recovered the prior day’s losses, with …

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U.S. stocks traded lower on Thursday as investors weighed some weakness in the dollar and higher Treasury yields, amid some positive reports on Greece debt talks. Earlier, stocks briefly halved losses as investors found some relief from news of progress towards a deal on Greece. An International Monetary Fund spokesman said the fund does not …

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U.S. stocks extended losses on Tuesday, as investors eyed Apple earnings and the beginning of the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting, amid international news. Oil futures rose on Tuesday on a report of the seizure of a U.S. vessel. Saudi-owned pan-Arab television station Al Arabiya reported a U.S. cargo ship was taken to Bandar Abbas on …