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Are tech stocks the new hedge against slow economic growth?

The economic news today was at best "not terrible." Initial claims for unemployment for the week showed a job market recovery that has stalled. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjourned their talks for another day without bridging the yawning gap between Republican and Democratic plans for another round of coronavirus stimulus […]

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Stocks rally today–but I’d feel better if volume was higher and the same old big techs weren’t leading the day

Today looks like a strong rally but I've got my doubts. At the close the Standard & Poor's 500 was up 1.60%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 1.34%. The technology laden NASDAQ Composite was higher by 2.26%. The NASDAQ 100, dominated by the technology sector's biggest stocks, was up 2.34%. Apple (AAPL) gained […]

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Stocks lose much of early enthusiasm but still finish in the green

Stocks moved up modestly this morning (modest considering the damage down in the last few days) with the Standard & Poor's 500 up 0.99% at 1 p.m. New York time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ahead 0.94%, and the NASDAQ Composite gaining 1.16%. The move seems to have been fueled by strong talk from Treasury […]

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No rotation today, just selling

Technology stocks, especially big technology stocks, led the markets lower today with the NASDAQ 100 down 1.30%. But no sector stepped forward to say "Give me the cash." The consumer discretionary and consumer staples Select Sector SPDRS, XLY and XLP respectively, fell 1.39% and 0.92%. The day's trend looked like a combination of fatigue (the […]

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Tech bounces off 50-day moving average

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Initial claims for unemployment climb this week: economists had forecast a continued drop in new filings

New claims for unemployment at regular state-run programs rose by 135,000 in the week ended August 15 to 1.1 million. Initial claims for unemployment were 970,000 in the prior week. Economists had expected that initial claims would drop to 920,000 this week. Wall Street seems determined to pooh-pool the number today, wth Wall Street economists […]

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Back to tech: For a day (at least) rotation is over

Today, August 12, the rotation out of tech winners and into beaten-up consumer and industrial stocks is over. As of the close today. the Standard & Poor's 500 was up 1.40% but the NASDAQ Composite was ahead 2.13%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was higher by 1.05% and the Russell 2000 small cap index had […]

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Trick or trend: Is a calm market a complacent market?

Our regular (or occasional or perhaps occasionally regular) Friday series (actually running on Saturday this week) Trick or Trend looks at what might (or might not) be emerging investible trends. Exclusively on JAM. This post won't run anywhere else. Ever. Yesterday, Friday, July 24, I noted how calm the stock market was, all things considered. […]

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Microsoft’s growth disappoints Wall Street in yesterday’s earnings report

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) were down 4.35%at the close today in spite of the company's strong beat of Wall Street projections for the company's fiscal fourth quarter that ended on June 30. The company reported earnings of $1.46 a share, versus Wall Street projections of $1.38 a share, and saw revenue of $38 billion for […]

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3rd pick for Special Report 10 Stocks to Beat Amazon–ASML

ASML is my third pick for my Special Report: 10 Stocks to Beat Amazon. What's the market value of an effective monopoly on a cutting edge technology in demand by all the world's biggest chip-makers? Morningstar calls shares of ASML (ASML) almost 50% over valued at the June 22 close of $364.29 a share. But, […]

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