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Marijuana stocks move lower after Cronos is downgraded

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From Ciara Linnane: Cannabis stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, as investors digested a downgrade of Canada's Cronos Group Inc. after its strong gains in the year so far.
ETF BASIC NEWS February 5, 2019 4:02pm

5 vital themes that will shape global Natural Gas markets in 2019

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From Rystad Energy: A new report from Rystad Energy identifies five vital themes that will shape global gas markets in 2019.
NYSE:USO February 5, 2019 1:09pm

Oil holds near multi-month high on concerns about the political crisis in Venezuela

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From Myra P. Saefong & Rachel Koning Beals: Oil futures inched lower Tuesday, but held ground near multimonth highs as investors weighed concerns about global energy demand against the price-supportive news from the political crisis in Venezuela.
NYSE:USO February 5, 2019 1:05pm

Gold prices slide as investors look to the dollar and Treasury yields

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From Myra P. Saefong & William Watts: Gold futures struggled for direction on Tuesday after posting losses in the past two trading sessions, with investors looking to the dollar and Treasury yields for directional cues.
NYSE:GLD February 5, 2019 12:59pm

Retail sales will grow as much as 4.4% in 2019, exceeding $3.8 trillion: NRF

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From Tonya Garcia: The National Retail Federation announced its 2019 retail sales forecast, expecting the total to exceed $3.8 trillion with growth of 3.8% to 4.4%. "More people are working, they're making more money, their taxes are lower and their confidence remains high," said Matthew Shay, the group's chief executive, in a statement. "The biggest priority is to ensure that our economy continues to grow and to avoid self-inflicted wounds. It's time for artificial problems like trade wars and shutdowns to end, and to focus on prosperity not politics." The NRF said retailers so far have been able to blunt the impact of higher tariffs, but that could change if tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods go up to 25% from 10%. Preliminary numbers show that retail sales grew 4.6% in 2018, reaching $3.68 trillion. Online sales were up 10.4% to $682.8 billion, and are expected to grow 10% to 12% in 2019 as well. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF XRT, +0.34% has gained 1.7% over the last 12 months. The Amplify Online Retail ETF IBUY, +1.07% has gained 11.3% in the past year. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.19% is up 3.2% for the period.
NYSE:XRT February 5, 2019 12:56pm

Gold Mining stocks are a hot topic, after years stuck in the doldrums

From Thomas Biesheuvel:

(Bloomberg) -- After years on the sidelines, gold producers are suddenly the mining world's hottest topic as the industry gathers in Cape Town this week.

NYSE:GDX February 4, 2019 3:49pm

Are Chinese stock poised to rally in 2019?

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From Nisha Gopalan:

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Prepare for a repeat of China's 2015 boom, bust and whimper?

NYSE:FXI February 4, 2019 3:44pm

Mortgage rates rose for the first time in 3 months

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From Bob Mason:

Mortgage rates rose for the first time in 12-weeks in the week ending 31st January. 30-year fixed rates increased by 1 percentage point to 4.46%, according to figures released by Freddie Mac.

NASDAQ:MBB February 4, 2019 3:42pm

What to consider if you own or want to buy marijuana stocks in February 2019

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From Nigam Arora: Marijuana stocks are hot again.
NYSE:MJ February 4, 2019 3:35pm

A new ETF debuts that will take advantage of the growing Fintech Industry

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ETF BASIC NEWS February 4, 2019 3:26pm

After losing 31% in 2018, this Greek ETF could be interesting for tactical investors

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From Todd Shriber: Among the most repudiated single-country emerging markets exchange traded funds last year was the Global X MSCI Greece ETF GREK 1.37%.
NYSE:GREK February 4, 2019 3:21pm

Why are natural gas prices continuing to plummet?

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From Jude Clemente:

The U.S. natural gas market ignored the Polar Vortex 2019 last week and prices have plummeted

NYSE:UNG February 4, 2019 1:38pm

Marijuana stocks continue their rally

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From Javier Hasse:

The World Health Organization recommended the re-scheduling of cannabis and some of its main components, recognizing the plant's medical potential and acknowledging the need for further research around it, only days after the Israel approved a plan to export cannabis. On the markets front, Slang Worldwide Inc (CNSX: SLNG) started trading in Canada.

NYSE:MJ February 4, 2019 1:35pm

Global sales of Semiconductors reached a record high in 2018

From Wallace Witkowski: Global sales of semiconductors reached a record high in 2018, reaching a trillion chips sold for the first time, even as growth tapered off in the second half of the year, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association on Monday. Sales of chips grew 13.7% to $468.8 billion worldwide in 2018 compared with 2017 sales. "Global demand for semiconductors reached a new high in 2018, with annual sales hitting a high-water mark and total units shipped topping 1 trillion for the first time," said John Neuffer, SIA president and chief executive, in a statement. "Market growth slowed during the second half of 2018, but the long-term outlook remains strong." The largest category of sales went to memory chips with $158 billion in sales, the fastest growing category at an increase of 27.4%, SIA said. Of those memory sales, DRAM sales products increased 36.4%, while sales of NAND flash products increased 14.8%. DRAM, or dynamic random access memory, is the type of memory commonly used in PCs and servers, while NAND chips are the flash memory chips used in USB drives and smaller devices such as digital cameras. In December, Micron Technology Inc. MU, -0.98% the largest U.S. maker of memory chips, forecast quarterly revenue that was nearly $1 billion less than Wall Street was estimating as the industry deals with oversupply issues. Micron shares, while up 23% in 2019, are down 4% over the past 12 months, compared with an 11% year-to-date gain in the PHLX Semiconductor Index SOX, +0.05%which is down 2.6% over the past 12 months. Compared to the broader market, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.34% is up 7.9% for the year and down 2.1% over the past 12 months, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.91% is up 10% for the year and up 0.9% over the past 12 months.
NYSE:SMH February 4, 2019 1:32pm

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