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BlackRock: Don’t Underestimate European Investment Opportunity

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From BlackRock: We believe markets appear too pessimistic on Europe’s outlook—a big reason why we are positive on European stocks. Jean Boivin explains.
NYSE:VGK March 17, 2017 11:31am

Apple Inc. To Open More Chinese Research Centers As iPhone Sales Wane

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From StockNews.com: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is doubling down on its investments in China-based research hubs, today announcing two more research centers, as it attempts to stave off waning iPhone sales in the world’s largest smartphone market.
Nasdaq:AAPL March 17, 2017 11:22am

Here’s Why Interest Rates Aren’t Going Anywhere, Despite Fed Hikes

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From Bill Hall: On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee announced – as expected – its decision to raise the benchmark federal funds rate by .25%, bringing it to .75%.
NYSE:AGG March 17, 2017 11:06am

Wall Street Is Inexplicably Still Bullish On Oil

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From Nick Cunningham: Oil prices have given up some of the gains achieved since the OPEC deal was agreed to in late November, and confidence in the buoyancy of crude prices is starting to falter.
NYSE:USO March 17, 2017 10:27am

Weak Transports Issue A Warning For The Dow Jones Industrial Average

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From Sean Brodrick: Do you believe in Dow Theory? If so, then the fact that the Dow Transports are not confirming the rally in Dow Jones Industrials should be setting your Spidey Senses tingling. It’s a warning of potential ugliness.
INDEXDJX:.DJI March 17, 2017 10:07am

Is The Federal Reserve Hiking Rates Right Into A Recession?

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From Tyler Durden: During the FOMC press conference this week, Janet Yellen was pushed by Bloomberg's Kathleen Hays to explain why she hiked rates amid what was evidently not a surging economy.
NYSE:SPY March 17, 2017 9:55am

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Fails To Follow Through On Fed Rally

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Technical analyst Dave Chojnacki of Street One Financial wraps up the trading week with a look at the major U.S. averages, which took a breather on Thursday after Wednesday's big Fed-inspired rally.
INDEXDJX:.DJI March 17, 2017 8:22am

Retail ETFs Shrug Off Very Weak February Sales Data

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From Zacks: After witnessing moderation at the close of 2016 and a rebound in January, U.S. retail sales nosedived in February. Sales in February grew 0.1% sequentially, after an upwardly revised 0.6% rise in January, and matched market expectations. On an annualized basis, retail sales grew 5.7%.
NYSE:XRT March 17, 2017 8:12am

With The Fed Behind The Curve, Gold Prices Perk Back Up

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From Mike Burnick: On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised the benchmark Fed Funds rate … for only the third time in nearly a decade.
NYSE:GLD March 17, 2017 7:29am

Markets Cool, Tech Stocks Lead, As Post-Fed Euphoria Fades

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From Taki Tsaklanos: It was a boring day in markets on Thursday. After the volatilty from yesterday caused by the Fed’s interest rate hike, which resulted in a clear winner being emerging stock markets, markets reacted totally different today. The day-after effect?
NASDAQ:QQQ March 17, 2017 7:11am

Why Didn’t Bonds Sell Off When The Fed Raised Rates?

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From Bryce Coward, CFA: The post-Fed action in the bond market Wednesday was impressive, yet left some begging for answers. If the Fed raised short rates yesterday and reiterated its plans for the subsequent five rate increases through 2018, shouldn’t the long-end be selling off? If it were only that easy.
NASDAQ:TLT March 17, 2017 6:40am

Small Caps’ Volatility Diverges From Price: Which Will Blink First?

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From Dana Lyons: Though the Russell 2000 is off its highs, its volatility expectations are hitting 52-week lows; which is correct?
NYSE:IWM March 17, 2017 6:36am

Is Europe’s Populist Surge Over?

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From Franklin Templeton Investments: Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s David Zahn examines the issue of populism in Europe, including Dutch elections and a possible second Scottish referendum.
NYSE:EWU March 17, 2017 6:28am

Here Are The Best Performing ETFs Of 2017 Thus Far

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From Moby Waller: A huge amount of money goes into passive stock market tracking these days, through the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and other major U.S. indexes (DIA) (QQQ) (IWM). This strategy has done well in general in recent years and has gained popularity, particularly in retirement-type accounts.
NYSE:XBI March 17, 2017 6:21am

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