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ANNOUNCEMENT: Smart Money Throws Down Millions…

It’s my deepest hope you’ve been enjoying the trade ideas I’ve been sending you…

3 Financial Trades I’m Watching Today…

There’s a multi-billion dollar sector picking up steam in the market...

A Stock Trading in its Sweet Spot

Here’s how I’ve kick-started trading Wall Street’s best-kept secrets this week...

$4 Stock Poised to Pop?

I hope you’ve been enjoying the trade ideas I send you.

Workhorse… What’s Going On?

I was able to record my #1 day-trading day of this month yesterday trading stock options of this nature…

Intel’s Pageviews Light Up Amid Reports the CEO ‘BTFD’

Intel (INTC) is in focus after a steep drop in price, and on reports the company’s Chief Executive Officer bought $400,000 worth of stock amid the weakness. According to TrackStarIQ data, pageviews for the ticker surged 2,700% last week as financial professionals scrutinized the ticker in the wake of the selloff.

My #1 Momentum Stock for Today (and it’s not Apple)…

While Apple is set to report earnings today… Let’s focus on what really matters TODAY right now.

I’m gift-wrapping this trade today…

Personally, I love trading this stock when it’s on the radar of financial professionals, just like it is today!

The SOGO story… and an explosive $2 stock!

You may have come across quite a bit of hype around SOGO (get today’s free watchlist)...

Electric Cars are on Fire.

I hope you wrapped up last week’s trading activity on a green note.. → Click here for my personal favorite trade idea financial professionals are digging into.

Post-Earnings, Could This Stock Go Higher?

Markets were down on Thursday, but there is always tremendous opportunity when you’re trading Wall Street’s highest conviction plays…

What’s Up With Netflix?

Netflix’s earnings have dropped… and now, the bears are really out on the streaming giant (click here for complete details)...

A $10.1M Earnings Run?

Diversification propelled my trading yesterday despite the end-of-day fade… but could that fade create an earnings run for this stock today? (click for the full story…)

$1B + $67K = what next?

Digging through biotechs analyzed by billion-dollar financial professionals, I’ve come across one, which I’ve been knocking down time and time again in 2020, which could pop today.

Read Before Tesla’s Earnings Announcement Tomorrow

Tesla (TSLA) shares are up more than 90% since the electric carmaker reported first-quarter earnings in late-April. The report at that time easily beat Street EPS expectations and also showed surprising strength in revenues. The company has now topped analyst expectations in three of the past four quarters. In this edition of Advisors in Focus, we preview Tesla's next report and explore some of the critical factors that could determine the future direction in shares.

Would you buy this car?

I’ve taken a thorough look at the stocks Wall Street’s fat cats are looking at heading into a new week of trading…

A $307K bet on an $11 stock…

After closing yesterday’s trading session strong…

A $364K Brazilian Expansion

Futures are slightly red this morning after Chinese markets fell over 4% overnight.

$2,400,000 and Counting!

I’ve been sifting through stocks which financial professionals managing over one billion dollars in assets are narrowing their focus on as well.

A Unique $349,000 I’m Watching

Many traders may be hyper focused on earnings season kicking off and how markets will react to it.

Could This Stock Go Higher This Week?

I’ve got a full set of stocks financial professionals are analyzing right now, and I want to share it with you -- just click here.

Volatility Tells A Cautious Story

While the reopening of the US economy has given investors to hop on the rally in big-tech, current levels of market volatility point to signs of caution.

The Credit Service Stock Wall Street is Buying…

Trade ideas I send your way have been gold mines lately.

#1 in Over $1B in Assets Under Management

One stock mentioned in yesterday’s watchlist to you is now ranking #1 in securities analyzed by institutions with $1B in assets under management!

Newly Listed Stock Setting Up

I’ve browsed through the top 20 stocks which financial professionals are analyzing today, and came across one which could offer profit opportunities in both green and red market conditions.

Could ZM Go Higher From Here?

Millions of individuals have been introduced to Zoom Communications (ZM) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

An Exciting Business Development…

Welcome to a new week of trading. I know I’m excited, and will be looking to put up some numbers up...

The world’s most valuable stock is…

By diving right into stocks which JP Morgan is monitoring, let’s look to end the week on a profitable note together.

Do You Want a Vegan Big Mac?

Stocks like this get me excited every time I see them… In a choppy market ahead of a holiday weekend, it is imperative to identify trade opportunities which could make you money in both green and red markets.

Is Buffett Buying This Stock Today?

Nice day yesterday buttoning up my bearish positions on Facebook, and today I’ve got my eyes on a “Buffett buy stock” which UBS financial professionals do as well.

Terrible Company Finds Big Money Buyers

On Friday I mentioned I had taken a bet against Facebook in my afternoon email, after having sent you a basket of fresh trade ideas in the morning…

From Bankrupt to $163k+ Richer Overnight. Here’s how…

Around noon yesterday I put JPM July 2 98 Calls on the watchlist I sent you. They opened at about $1.50 per contract.

Did Goldman Knock This Down to Pick It Back Up?

4 minutes and 20 seconds well spent yesterday, and you know I want to guide you through how I’d enjoy doing the same today...

Does Wall Street Know Something We Don’t?

While markets were a little quiet yesterday, I was able to profit from trading secrets which financial professionals don’t want you to know about…

Are Pros Betting on This Sector?

Financial professionals were making bullish bets on Monday... straight into a sector which has been pummeled through the coronavirus pandemic. Get the full story by clicking here.

Get Financial Professional Insight Here. Now.

I have my eyes on a biotech stock today which financial professionals do as well. Access full details with this link.

Could This Stock Double?

Awesome day in markets yesterday. Let’s end the week strong together!

The Fed’s Invisible Hand

Over the past week, investors have been entangled in weighing the risk of rising infections against the reward of a smooth reopening (economic recovery). In the midst of a turbulent market, Fed intervention has swayed the invisible hand.

Billions in Penny Stocks

I traded small positions yesterday… Was able to walk away with a solid pay day in markets by trading alongside financial professionals and putting the smart money in my pocket.

Demand Drives Pricing

I used yesterday’s green open to close out of my open long positions… and today I’m analyzing the exact same stocks Citigroup is analyzing as well.

JP Morgan Likes This Stock, Here’s Why I Do Too

I used yesterday’s red-to-green move in markets to cash in shorts and do a little bit of dip buying as well, and I’m excited to dive into some profitable opportunities today…

Here’s How I want to Make Money Today

One sector in particular was heavily shorted on Friday… to the tune of $2,600,000 on only two stocks alone…

A Supernova With Stock Options

Penny stocks often catch a bad rap. Infamous for guru “pump and dumps” and lack of liquidity, one could say they’ve earned this a bad reputation!

$91.3M Yesterday, How Much Today?

I’m excited to see a little pullback happening this morning. Did you know that stocks can go down up to three times faster than they go up? Bottom line, red markets can be very lucrative!

After 3 Secret Prints, I’m Ready to Make a Print!

Fairly quiet day yesterday. I was able to collect a healthy triple-digit profit on OPK, but spent the majority of my time putting together trade ideas for today…

The Newest Pharma Stock in Town

What a great way to start a new week yesterday… +1,233% in one trade! My first +1,000% win of the month.

Warren Buffett Sold This Stock for a Reason!

Nice win on Xerox for me as my #1 trade idea issued on Friday...

Smart Money Loves These Stocks…

First of all, I’d like to congratulate you if you caught a piece of NVAX as my #1 trade idea issued yesterday...

Billions of Dollars Could Be Traded via this Stock Today

$9,687+ yesterday trading the secrets of Wall Street’s deepest pockets... You may remember my highest conviction trade idea from yesterday...

Morgan Stanley’s #1 Stock Inside…

Trading sweeps on momentum moves allowed for a profitable day yesterday. And today I’m on a mission to make money with Morgan Stanley’s assistance!

This Company Is Suspicious. Here’s How I’m Playing It.

Nice start to the week for me yesterday. Today I’ve looked at exactly what the fat cats at JP Morgan Chase are looking at.

Electric Cars and Spaceships

Nice day on Friday, utilizing Wall Street’s most exclusive stock option ideas to wrap up the month of May...

What Will Elon Musk Buyers Do?

Over $22,000 in profit for me yesterday trading high probability catalysts backed by financial institutions, right alongside Wall Street’s deepest pockets!

Trump is Cranky – Here’s the Play

Yesterday I lined up four trades and had myself another $7,000+ day. Today I’m giving you Wells Fargo’s insight, backed by an executive order!

You Remember This One?

Nice $7,027 start to the week on my end applying high probability trade ideas...

My Trading Strategy Could Predict These Results!

I hope you had a fantastic long weekend. I’m excited for this morning’s opening bell after ending last week on a profitable note with a bullish position on Apple, which was my #1 TrackStar trade idea on May 18, 2020.

Will MJ Cure COVID-19?

North of +800% for me yesterday, highlighted by Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney and Norweigan Cruise Lines…

TGTX: Next Biotech to Soar?

+251% in realized profits for me yesterday. If volume picks up in markets today, I’ll be challenging myself to match that number trading securities on which Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated is currently doing due diligence.

Free Weekly Digest & Watchlist!

On Monday I brought Apple (NYSE: AAPL) to your attention. I noticed a sweep of 400 $AAPL May 29 $335 calls for $0.79 later that day. While Apple hasn’t made a significant move yet, I’ll keep those exact call options on watch through the end of the week, assuming Apple holds a bullish trend. Monday’s AAPL report... Tuesday I wrote about Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: INO). On Monday I had noticed an $880,000 position bought on INO May 22 $17 calls for $1.10.

Trading in Outer Space

Two for two yesterday for 50% and 56% respectively. +106% in total. Quick look at markets as I started my scan today…

Looking to tally up another triple-digit day today applying JP Morgan’s Financial Professional Research Data.

An $880,000 Position Was Taken. Here’s How I’m Playing It

Through the stock market volatility we’ve seen in 2020, one sector seemingly remains unstoppable. In fact, just yesterday I noticed a bull go long $880,000 worth of this stock! Last week I made +176% trading it long and short...

New Tracking Deal Pending

Coming off of what was an incredible week for my brokerage account, I’m excited for a brand new week of TrackStar opportunities, financial professional analysis, and trading alongside Wall Street’s biggest players…

Not Exactly A $12 Billion Stock…

To end the week, let’s examine the top twenty stocks Merrill Financial Advisors have been looking at into Friday’s trading session. We stay on top of data of this nature - before it hits CNBC. We caught it for traders just like you…

LIVE + Today’s Wells Fargo Insight

I’m LIVE at 4pm ET, TODAY! Click here & turn notifications on - it’ll be an honor to communicate with you on a deeper level. Now, let’s talk about what financial professionals at Wells Fargo are analyzing this morning…

A Roku Beaucoup?

In a market where there’s so much skepticism around equities, commodities, and economics in general, there is one sector in the stock market which is thriving. In fact, it’s a favorite in a select group of stocks analyzed by financial professionals with $1B Assets Under Management.

If This Trend Holds, I’ll Trade It.

Nothing gets me more excited than a brand new week of trading opportunities to be made alongside financial professional insight. Today I’ve outlined a trading opportunity which I believe could lead to profit, and I've prepared an exclusive report for you.

Why Were Financial Professionals Eyeing Disney?

As you may know, Disney has closed its amusement parks and docked its cruise ships indefinitely… in the United States of America. Now, stay with me - what you really want is in THIS email... Keeping in mind that Disney is an international company, outside of North America, Disney had an agenda of its own…

Morgan Stanley Stocks to End The Week

As we enter the final day of the trading week, we’re going to analyze the top twenty stocks at which financial professionals at Morgan Stanley are looking at, with a hyper-focus on one in particular.

A Quiet $1.7 Billion in Revenue…

Many technology companies have seen record-breaking App sales and use in 2020. Everyday tasks such as checking social media and checking the weather can be done from an App in about two minutes’ time.

Trading a Stock’s Investigation

During a time in which many have been awaiting the release of a COVID-19 vaccine, many biotech companies have been working around the clock in order to develop and test a safe and effective vaccine.

High Demand Company on my Radar Today

Through 2020, we’ve seen once-in-a-lifetime volatility in the stock market. Some companies continue to perform well, while others are basically completely shut down, and the damage can be reflected in the price per share of their stock.

Ahead of Earnings Tomorrow, Here’s a Trading Plan

The coronavirus pandemic has been a perfect storm for The Walt Disney Company. Movie theatres are closed around the world, delaying new film releases. ESPN (owned by Disney) is hurting in particular, without live sports to broadcast.

After an Upgrade, This Could Happen…

Fresh off earnings calls from Apple, Amazon and Gilead, markets are showing signs of volatility into Friday’s trading session.

Financial Advisors Take Closer Look at Enterprise Products as Stock Rebounds on Expanding Storage Measures

The US stock market managed to score some gains after a decline in the first half caused by the unprecedented drop in oil prices. After WTI contract for May plunged into the negative territory, June contract also declined by nearly 20%. Investors also mostly ignored the initial jobless claims data, which showed an increase of 4.4 million, suggesting an unemployment rate of around 20%. The April US PMI data showed historic lows with Flash US Composite Output Index at 27.4 vs 40.9 a month earlier and Flash US Services Business Activity Index at 27.0 versus 39.8 in March, both showing the fastest reduction since the series started in 2009. In addition, last week the Congress passed an additional stimulus package that includes $484 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The Treasury also issued new guidance for the program, explaining that the loans are meant for companies with little access to capital and urged publicly traded companies to return the previously contracted PPP loans.

Apple’s April Comeback

While many of us may remember the stock market crashing in March, it has been head-scratching (to say the least) to see markets recover to the upside at the accelerated pace that emerged through the month of April.

Could This Airline Stock be Poised to Pop?

In a market which has been trending higher almost every day in the month of April, many stocks which were damaged the most during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March are making moves out of oversold.

A Unique Stock on Watch Today

While you often find me trading alongside financial professionals in the blue-chip and mega cap spaces, once in a while I’ll look into lower-priced stocks with an intriguing catalyst in an effort to capture faster moving trades, with potentially less time involved.

One Bank Stock that Portfolio Managers are Buying

With futures up about one percent to kick off Monday morning’s trading session, many blue-chip stocks are showing signs of potential short-term moves out of oversold.

Financial Advisors Keep an Eye on Amazon As Stock Continues To Climb Despite Safety Concerns

The US stock market had gained yet more ground as investors ignored the red flags and focused on the few positive signs that the US economy might restart soon. In this way, the S&P 500 appreciated by 4.09% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew by 3.64%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite advanced by 5.59%...

Is This a Coincidence?

At 7:06am ET this morning, Dave Carlsen of The Discovery Fund released his seven favorite stocks to own.

New Video + Netflix’s Newest Competitor

With stay-at-home mandates remaining in effect, companies like Netflix and Zoom may be doing more new business than ever. The services they offer are popular amongst their consumers, and within reason, they can essentially be in control of the prices they charge.

Battle-Tested Stock in This Market

Through the recent stock market sell-off, many stocks have retested lows from 2009, and some stocks have even halted trading all together.

What Declining Car Sales Could Mean For This Stock

When analyzing the top 20 stocks in which financial professionals are most interested, one may not expect used car sales to be an inspiration for financial professionals to analyze the stocks they are…

Time to Trade the Banks?

Bank stocks opened the earnings season with a bang this past week - and not the good kind, as shares of the nation’s six largest banks fell after they released first-quarter results. But there may be more hope for the beaten-down sector than was implied by those drops.

Southwest’s +100% Smart Money Case Study

Weekends are for the brave and smart to get a jump on the upcoming week. Let’s look at how TrackStar can support you with trading decisions… and I have a fun little story about how it helped me last week…  As you know, TrackStar sources its research from the most qualified financial audience data available on the Internet. Recently, TrackStar captured amplified financial professional engagement with information related to the travel industry.  Airlines, including Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), recently received grants exceeding $25 billion as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act. This was likely what professional investors had been anticipating.

This Stock Went UP in March

As you may be aware, the stock market saw a fast-paced, ugly retreat in March upon the expeditious outbreak of what has become commonly known as the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the virus has yet to have a vaccine treatment available, one can’t help but wonder, “will a pharmaceutical company produce a vaccine which can help treat those affected by COVID-19?”

Streaming Services Are Leading The Way

In currents times of stay-at-home mandates and economic closures, entertainment streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu may be in higher demand than ever.
While companies like Apple and Disney would often broadcast noteworthy developments enriching their platforms (e.g. talent acquisition for original programming, exclusive content, unique service features, etc.) in the lead-up to launch, there is a telecommunication company that has taken a more subtle approach to launching its first entertainment streaming service, especially after acquiring Time Warner in 2018.

Monday’s Double Down Opportunity

As you may know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cruise lines have docked their ships and are doing little to no consumer business as a result.
Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE: CCL), for example, has seen 75.6% of its price per share slashed this year, far worse than the 13.6% drop in the S&P 500, a measure of the broader market.

Small Business Loans Happening Here!

While unemployment claims may dominate headlines today, one can’t help but wonder if or when small business loans will go into effect. Many of Wall Street’s largest banks have been asked to assist in this matter.

A $1 Billion Pledge in a High-Beta Stock

During what has been a volatile stock market in general, many active traders are constantly looking for a few trade ideas each week which could outperform the stock market at large.

JP Morgan Chase in Play Today

Through the current COVID-19 pandemic, retail traders, investors, and financial firms have heard rumors of possible dividend suspensions from companies which have built a reputation on being profitable, maintaining a healthy balance sheet, and paying healthy dividend yields to investors.

A Million a Week in a Time of Need

Amid a shortage of protective equipment for health-care workers treating coronavirus patients which have grown significantly in recent weeks, naturally, health-care equipment has become increasingly scarce. This includes face masks.

Wage Increase to end the Week

In recent weeks, we’ve seen countless businesses (both private and public) close their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, home improvement retailers remain open for business as usual as many individuals may have more time on their hands to do one or two home improvement projects they’ve been planning.
Two major home improvement retailers are best known in its sector… Home Depot and Lowes. Both remain open as essential businesses, but one recently announced a wage increase over the other and extended its hours.

Is This Company Your Telecommunication Provider?

In today’s world of working from home and learning remotely, everyday individuals like you and me may be more reliant than ever on telecommunication providers. One may think these circumstances would be good news for investors and traders in telecom stocks, but the picture is decidedly mixed.
For instance, just yesterday JP Morgan telecom financial analyst Philip Cusick cut his rating on AT&T to neutral from overweight, trimming his target price on the stock to $35 from $38.

The Only DOW Stock Which Went Up…

Just one trading day after the worst quarter in stock market history, futures traded about 3% lower overnight. Some traders may be scared, but as an active trader, I continue to analyze TrackStar’s financial professional data on a daily basis… and trading in current markets has been more exciting than ever as a result.

Financial Advisors’ Most Searched Tickers Lead by the Boeing Co (BA) as Stock Jumps on Government Aid Prospect

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world, the US has overtaken other countries as the leader in the number of infected people, with more than 141,000 confirmed cases. Investors are now turning their attention to policymakers last week as a number of measures to boost the economy. With the US and the global economy on brink of a recession (or perhaps it’s already in one), the focus last week was on congress, which after numerous failed attempts managed to pass a $2.0 trillion stimulus bill, the largest ever in recorded history. The bill was voted on and signed into law on Friday, but the anticipation not only kept investors on the edge but also resulted in the biggest three-day rally of the stock market since 1931. In this way, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged by 13.68% last week, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite advanced by 10.93% and 9.53%, respectively. The stimulus package is one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation ever introduced. It includes direct payments to individuals and to households with children, an extension of unemployment benefits, allocations to state and local governments, corporate aid, loans to small businesses, and allocations to the healthcare system.

This One Stock Could Trade Both Ways Today

Markets continued to rally yesterday, but futures are flat as of 7am ET. As social distancing remains alive and public businesses remain closed, more business is being conducted online than ever before.

Video Conferencing is Thriving

While individuals have been settling in to working from home over the last couple of weeks, we may be looking at another month of working from home after President Trump’s extension of social distancing guidelines through April 30, 2020.

These Stocks Share a Unique Financial Catalyst

As of 7am ET futures point to a 2% drop following Thursday’s rally. That said, airline stocks continued to trade higher on Thursday after the Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill that included more than $50 billion in grants, loans and tax breaks for passenger and cargo carriers.
Air travel is unlikely to recover in full soon, but airline stocks could continue to climb as the risk of bankruptcies and liquidity concerns fade. Two airlines in particular benefited as a result of the Senate passing a $2 trillion stimulus bill - American and United.

Wall Street’s Fastest Mover

Futures are down about one percent to kick off premarket trading, although volatility may increase intraday as traders may be bracing for a record surge in jobless claims, a number which spiked the millions according to financial analyst Patti Domm of Market Insider.

5G Demand Remains High. Here’s an Example

Futures are flat this morning after Tuesday’s surge into a record breaking close, with the S&P 500 climbing by over 7%. Many mega-cap stocks which financial professionals have been analyzing climbed with broader markets, including Apple (NYSE: $AAPL).

The World Facebook has been Building All Along

Markets are poised to pop into Tuesday’s opening bell with futures up about 5% in the premarket, having hit ‘limit up’ on optimism that a coronavirus rescue bill is close to being passed. After yesterday’s close of -3%, volatility remains in place, as do unique trading opportunities courtesy of exclusive financial data.

Financial Advisors Eye Gilead Sciences as Stock Surges by 10% on Coronavirus Treatment Potential

US stocks were further decimated in the worst week since the 2008 financial crisis as the coronavirus pandemic continued to wreak havoc on people’s daily lives, the economy, and the stock market. A simple mathematical model suggests that the worst might still be ahead of us, as the number of infected people in the U.S. is already in the millions and the death toll might surpass that of China and Italy by the first week of April. Even if the coronavirus is contained, the impact on the economy, not just in the US, but worldwide will be severe and result in a deep recession, which could result in the S&P 500 losing around 30% (an average estimate for a recession) of its value. The S&P 500 lost 8.18% between March 16 and March 20, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite dropped by 8.65% and 7.07%, respectively. To appease investors, the government started to work on a number of measures, including zero interest rates and a $700 billion quantitative easing program from the Fed. In the meantime, Congress is working on a relief package that could involve sending checks to all Americans to spur spending, among other things. On Sunday, the Senate failed to reach a deal on a $1.6 trillion stimulus package, but officials suggest that there is still room to negotiate and an updated deal is expected to be put to vote on Monday. New York and California have already issued stay-at-home orders and President Trump approved national disaster declaration requests for these two states and Washington...

Financial Dividend Suspensions

After futures hit ‘limit down’ overnight and were -2% in the premarket, the Federal Reserve pledged asset purchases with no limit to support markets, sending futures up about 3% in a matter of minutes, only to be met with a 2% decline at the opening bell. Volatility continues, and as an active trader, I thrive on volatility.

Friday’s Trade with Opportunity Both Ways

Stocks are set to open about 2% higher with the Nasdaq having hit ‘limit up’ overnight. Heading into the final trading day of week, many traders may be looking to make one quick trade, ideally for profit, and start their weekends early. After my routine morning read of dynamic data sourced by TrackStar, I’ve come across one stock with opportunity to be traded both ways, specific to financial professionals as The Plumb Fund, which focuses on growth stocks, has stated their bullish on.

Financial Advisors Eye Walt Disney as Stock Continues to Decline and Analysts Speculate on Potential Acquisition

The US stock market went on a rollercoaster ride last week, with major indexes registering some of the biggest one-day drops and gains since the 2008 global financial crisis. The spread of coronavirus across the world has investors on edge as more countries go into lock-down with borders shut and public places closed. Meanwhile, analysts and experts are worried that the spread of the virus could potentially push the US economy into the next recession. Last week also marked the end of the longest ever bull market run lasting 11 years in the US markets. Despite recovering towards the end of the week with the largest rally since 2008, the large drops registered in the previous days resulted in all three indexes losing ground. The S&P 500 dropped by 5.33% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slid by 7.23%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite performed better, inching down by 1.06%. The full impact of the coronavirus remains to be assessed as it’s still unclear when the outbreak will peak and for how long life will remain disrupted. Goldman Sachs suggests the US economy will remain flat in the first quarter and will drop by 5% in the second quarter. In the second half of the year, however, the economy is expected to recover, according to Goldman Sachs experts.

Financial Advisors Are Eyeing These Micro-cap Stocks

The US stock market has gone on a rollercoaster ride amid ongoing uncertainty over the coronavirus spreading. To help contain the downturn, central banks around the world have started to implement rate cuts. Australia cut rates to a record low of 0.5% on Tuesday, after officially entering the bear market territory. The Fed was not far behind and announced an emergency cut of 50 basis points to bring rates to a range of 1% to 1.25%. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the spread of the coronavirus poses new challenges and risks to the US economy. In the midst of escalating economic worries, markets took another hit on the back of a 10% drop in crude prices, with the decline continuing over the weekend. OPEC countries held a meeting in Vienna last week to discuss a potential cut in oil production. However, they failed to reach a consensus after Russia refused to accept a deep production cut of 1.5 million barrels per day. It’s expected that oil prices will continue to drop in the following days, which can put more pressure on the stock markets. As portfolio’s get rebalanced, Financial Advisors switched their attention to OTC markets, according to data from TrackStar, InvestingChannel’s official newsletter capturing and analyzing the trends of Financial Advisors. Even though a number of large-cap companies such as Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) remained the most searched tickers, the fourth spot was taken by Q.E.P. Co., Inc. (OTC: QEPC), a $50 million manufacturer of flooring and installation solutions.

Financial Advisors Find Silver Lining in Gilead Sciences, Moderna as Markets Plunge on Coronavirus Worries

Last week, US stocks dropped firmly as news of the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc among investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by 9.13% between February 23 and February 28, recording the biggest two-day point decline in history on Tuesday and Wednesday. The S&P 500 lost 8.24% and the NASDAQ Composite declined by 7.09%. All three indexes lost all the gains from the beginning of the year and are now in the red year-to-date. The main reason for the decline is uncertainty over the long-term impact of the coronavirus, that had not been priced into the markets. The growth in cases outside China is on the rise and the Centers for Disease Control issued a warning that Americans should brace themselves for disruptions related to the virus outbreak. Amid uncertainty and warnings from companies and analysts that revenue and profits will be impacted by consumer spending and supply chain issues, investors decided to rush to the exits. In the meantime, Financial Advisors continued to keep a close eye on giants like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), which ranked among the most searched tickers according to data presented by TrackStar, InvestingChannel’s official newsletter capturing and analyzing the trends of Financial Advisors. Apple ranked on the first spot amid ongoing concerns regarding the disruptions to the supply chain and weaker demand, particularly in China. However, on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox Business that the impact of the coronavirus on the supply chain is temporary.

Virgin Galactic in Spotlight of Financial Advisors as Stock Soars

The US stock market declined last week amid concerns that the impact of the coronavirus will be larger than expected. On Sunday, the IMF suggested that the outbreak would reduce global growth by 0.1% and China’s economy would slow down by 0.4 percentage points to 5.6%. Nevertheless, expectations are that the impact would be short-term, although there is still a possibility that the spread of the virus would continue for longer and would affect more countries, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said. Markets also dipped on the back of Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) warning that its sales would be affected by the coronavirus epidemic. The tech giant said it does not expect to meet its revenue forecast for the first quarter due to slower production and weaker demand in China. On the other hand, some investors displayed confidence that the Chinese government and central bank will put more measures in place to offset the impact of the virus. The central bank already cut the interest rates and the government said it would reduce the required pension contributions and insurance fees.

Financial Advisors Look Closer at Advanced Micro Devices on the Back of Positive Industry Developments

US stocks continued to climb higher despite the overwhelming concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Between February 10 and February 14, the NASDAQ Composite gained 1.07%, followed by the S&P 500, which appreciated by 0.84%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by 0.41%. Investors are still trying to assess the impact of the coronavirus on the Chinese and global economy. By Saturday, the amount of infected people in China surged to 66,492 and the number of deaths amounted to 1,523. A spike in numbers was registered on Thursday on the back of China changing the counting method, which resulted in an increase of nearly 15,000 cases and 242 deaths. Outside of China, there are 447 confirmed cases and one death (a Chinese tourist who died in Paris). On Saturday, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said they are confident that the Chinese economy will “emerge stronger from the epidemic.” On the other hand, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that it’s impossible to predict the trajectory of the outbreak and a major concern remains the impact of the virus on countries with a weaker health system.

Hershey Co. Gets on Financial Advisors’ Radar Following Solid Q4 and Strong 2020 Forecast

As the fears over the economic impact of the coronavirus slightly receded and investors rushed to buy on the previous week’s dip, between February 3 and February 7 the main US stock market indexes gained well over 2%. More specifically, the S&P 500 appreciated by 2.43%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 2.47% and the NASDAQ Composite grew by 2.66%.

Financial Advisors Focus on Tesla as Stock Blows Past $600 on Solid Q4 and Production Ramp-Up

Two out of three benchmark US stock indexes ended last week in the red as concerns over the coronavirus spread continued to cast a shadow over investor sentiment. Even solid results posted by some major players, such as Apple and Tesla, did not manage to maintain sustainable growth in stocks. The spread of the coronavirus in China and across the world has created a lot of uncertainty. Over 80 people have died in China, which has more than 2,800 confirmed cases. In the US, a fifth case was confirmed last week and the Center for Disease Control announced the first case of person-to-person transmission. At the same time, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global health emergency but did not suggest restrictions on international trade and travel. In this way, the impact of the virus on the global economy remains unclear. Corporate earnings were also in the spotlight last week. By January 31, 45% of S&P 500 companies reported their fourth-quarter results, according to FactSet. Among these, 69% posted better-than-expected earnings and 65% beat revenue expectations. Most companies that beat earnings expectations are from the Technology and Consumer Discretionary sectors.

Netflix in Financial Advisors’ Spotlight Following Earnings, Revenue Beat But Missed Subs Growth

During the last shortened trading week, the US stock market lost some ground as concerns regarding the new coronavirus outbreak in China overshadowed strong financial results reported by a number of companies, including Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), and IBM (NYSE: IBM). US stock markets were closed on Monday, January 20 on the back of Martin Luther King Day, but between January 21 and January 24, the S&P 500 lost 0.76%, followed by the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite, which recorded declined of 0.71% and 0.60%, respectively. The spotlight for the past week was on China, where an outbreak of a new coronavirus already killed over 40 people and the number of infected people surged to more than 2,000. The virus already managed to spread to other countries, including South Korea, Japan, France, and the US. Despite the fact that the World Health Organization declined to raise an international virus alert and health experts suggest that the virus will not be disruptive, investors remained concerned about the impact of the virus on the Chinese economy. However, some analysts suggest that the coronavirus could be just an excuse for investors to sell off stocks that are trading near record highs. On the other hand, the ongoing earnings season in the US continues to bring good news. According to FactSet, by January 24, 17% of the companies in the S&P 500 had reported their results for the fourth quarter. Of these companies, 73% managed to post better-than-expected EPS and 67% topped sales estimates, both figures being above 5-year averages.

Financial Advisors Put Canopy Growth Corp In Spotlight Amid Strong Start of Earnings Season In Cannabis Industry

Between January 13 and January 17, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 1.53%, while two other benchmark indexes, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite appreciated by 1.26% and 1.24%, respectively. The bullish sentiment was fueled by positive economic data, the signing of the phase one trade agreement between the US and China and a strong start to the fourth-quarter earnings season. In the US, housing starts surged by 16.9% in December, reaching a 13-year high. Retail sales advanced by 0.3% last month, which shows that the economy maintained a growth trajectory towards the end of 2019. In China, industrial production surged by 6.9% on the year last month, which represents the highest pace of growth in nine months, although the economic growth in China slowed to 6.1%, which was still in line with expectations. The details from the US-China trade deal showed China increasing purchases of manufacturing, energy and agricultural goods and services by at least $200 billion over two years, including $77.7 billion in acquisitions of manufactured goods, $32 billion in agricultural products, $52.4 billion in energy, and $37.9 billion in services. In addition, China will submit an action plan to strengthen intellectual property protection within 30 days and will stop pressuring American companies to share technology with local joint-venture partners. However, despite signing the deal, tariffs on Chinese imports remain in place until the agreement’s second phase is completed.

5 Stocks Financial Advisors Are Checking Out

US stocks started last week trading lower as investors were jittery over the tensions in the Middle East. However, as the prospect of an open military conflict with Iran was dimmed by President Trump’s comments, markets managed to recover and even the mixed jobs report did not prevent the main indexes from closing higher. The NASDAQ Composite advanced by 1.18%, with many tech stocks that are part of the index gaining ground amid reports that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington this week to sign a phase-one trade agreement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by 0.42% and even managed to briefly touch the 29,000 mark for the first time in history. The S&P 500 appreciated by 0.59%. Investor sentiment was mainly driven by the ongoing Iran-US conflict for most of the last week with some investors moving towards safe havens such as gold, oil and defense stocks. On Tuesday, Iran fired 15 ballistic missiles at military bases in Iraq housing US and coalition forces, although no casualties on the American or Iraqi side were reported. The following day, President Trump addressed the nation and said that the US will pursue further economic sanctions against Iran instead of escalating military conflict. Trump’s comments managed to soothe investors and helped move stocks higher. In addition, there were two jobs reports last week. On Wednesday, the December ADP jobs report showed a gain of 202,000 jobs, higher than the consensus estimate of 157,000 and the previous month’s print of 124,000. This was the largest gain in eight months. However, nonfarm payroll data was less positive, showing a gain of just 145,000 jobs versus expectations of 164,000 and a November figure of 256,000. The unemployment rate of 3.5% was in line with estimates and the average hourly earnings growth of 2.9% on the year was lower than the consensus of 3.1%.

Financial Advisors Take Aim at Chinese Ev Maker NIO Following Solid Q3 Beat and Steady Growth in Deliveries

The US stock market had a strong end of 2019 and was on track for a great start of the year until an escalation of tension between the US and Iran sent most stocks lower. Nevertheless, stock market indexes gained ground last week, with the S&P 500 advancing by 0.42%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average growing by 0.61%, and the NASDAQ Composite appreciating by 0.84%...

Financial Advisors Put Intra-Cellular Therapies On The Radar Following FDA’s Approval Of Caplyta

All three main indexes appreciated last week as investors maintained a bullish sentiment following positive news in the last several weeks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched higher by 0.33%, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite posted gains of 0.50% and 0.68%, respectively.

Financial Advisors Put Facebook In Spotlight Amid Stock Upgrade, Cloud Gaming Rumors

The US stock market managed to end yet another week well in the green as investors digested the Phase One US-China trade deal that is likely to be signed next month and shrugged off the impeachment of President Trump in the House of Representatives. . Between December 16 and December 20, the S&P 500 gained 0.93%...

Financial Advisors Cast Spotlight On Lululemon Athletica Following Better-Than-Expected Q3 Print, Slightly Disappointing Q4 Outlook

Over the past week, the major US stock indexes gained ground led by the NASDAQ Composite, which appreciated by 1.31%. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 1.05% and 0.81%, respectively. Three major catalysts were behind US stock market performance last week. Trade with China remained in the spotlight amid reports that a phase one deal was reached in principle and the US agreed to cut existing tariffs by up to 50% on $360 billion worth of Chinese imports and to cancel a new round of tariffs that was set to take effect on December 15. The announcement was preceded by signals that the deal could be delayed and that the previously announced date of December 15 was not the final date to reach a deal. In addition, the FOMC decided to hold rates unchanged at the Wednesday’s policy meeting. The Fed also suggested that it won’t raise rates in 2020. Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterated the need for a steady rise in inflation to warrant a further rate hike. The central bank expects 1.9% inflation next year and 2.0% in 2021. Across the pond, the European Central Bank also kept its deposit rate at a record-low negative 0.5% and bond purchases at 20 billion euros ($22.30 billion) per month. In her first press conference since she took over as the president of the ECB, Christine Lagarde suggested that the central bank would continue with its accommodative policy to stimulate inflation.

Financial Advisors Look At Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM) Following Strong Earnings, Mixed Outlook

The US stock market ended last week in the green despite starting on a rather pessimistic note due to trade concerns and weak manufacturing data. In the second half of the week, trade concerns were alleviated and the strong jobs report helped boost the sentiment...

Financial Advisors Keep An Eye On Tesla Following Cybertruck Unveiling and Strong Pre-Orders

The US stock market registered mixed performance last week helped by trade optimism, a wave of M&A deals, and positive economic data. The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite inched up by 0.23% each, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 0.05%. In a big step-up in trade negotiations, China reportedly agreed to raise penalties for intellectual property violations and to lower punishment thresholds for intellectual property theft. The move was a positive sign that could see both countries reach a phase one agreement. However, closer to the end of the week investors were a bit cautious after president Trump signed a bill supporting Hong Kong protesters into law. It remains to be seen whether this will affect negotiations. In addition, the beginning of the week saw three major deals. Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) announced that it would buy TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) for $26 billion. eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) agreed to sell online ticket exchange platform StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05 billion in cash. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (OTC: LVMHF) entered into an agreement to buy American luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) for $16.20 billion.

Weak Q3 Retail Earnings Drag Down Markets

US stocks ended last week with losses as retailers posted disappointing third-quarter results and investors weighed mixed signals regarding US and China trade talks. The S&P 500 inched down by 0.38%, NASDAQ Composite lost 0.35%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 0.57%. On Tuesday, a number of retailers started to report their third quarter results. Out of the gate, Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) and Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) plunged after both companies lowered their outlook, dragging other retailers and the S&P 500 behind. On the following day, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) helped the segment recover by posting better-than-expected results and increasing its full-year profit guidance. Investors were also disappointed by reports that the US-China trade deal might take longer than expected, as both countries are still debating the conditions. Beijing is asking for more extensive tariff rollbacks and the White House is also increasing its demands. Nevertheless, talks are making headway, although the negotiations might be overshadowed by the US Congress passing a bill supporting Hong Kong protesters, although President Trump might veto the bill when it gets on his desk.

Financial Advisors Eye The Walt Disney Company Following Strong Q4 Print, Huge Success of Disney+

US Stocks appreciated in the first half of November fueled by trade optimism and strong earnings posted by most companies. According to FactSet, by November 15, 92% of companies in the S&P 500 had reported their third-quarter results and 75% of these had managed to beat earnings estimates, while 60% of companies had posted better-than-expected revenues. FactSet noted that the percentage of companies that surpassed top and bottom-line estimates are above five-year averages. The month started with some mixed economic data. October non-farm payrolls showed the US economy having added 128,000 jobs, versus the consensus estimate of 89,000, while the September figure was revised to 180,000 from 136,000. The unemployment rate ticked to 3.6% from 3.5% in September but was in line with expectations.

Financial Advisors Take A Closer Look At Tesla As Stock Tops $300 On Surprise Profit

The second half of October was a positive one for investors as third-quarter earnings season showed most companies reporting better than expected results, Brexit was postponed, the US and China progressed with their trade deal, and the Fed cut the interest rates again. After having announced a “phase one” trade deal, the US and China continued to work out the details with some degree of success as trade negotiators from both countries continue their talks and expect an agreement to be signed in November. There were also some updates regarding Brexit as the UK and the EU managed to figure out a new deal. However, before the deal was approved, the British Parliament voted to request Prime-Minister Boris Johnson to ask for another delay, which the EU granted, postponing the UK’s leave of the bloc until January 31. In the meantime, the UK is expected to hold a general election in December.

Financial Advisors Look Closer At Fannie Mae As Government Looks To End Conservatorship

Amid an uplifting start of the earnings season, a potential trade deal with China and new Brexit deal, the US stock market had a solid run in the first two weeks of October. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.96% and 1.70%, respectively, while the NASDAQ Composite appreciated by 3.14% through October 17. However, there also have been some worrisome developments that put investors on alert. On the first day of the month, the September ISM manufacturing PMI showed a decline to 47.8% from 49.1% in August, also missing the consensus estimate of 50%. A PMI figure below 50% usually shows that the manufacturing sector is in recession. In addition, the September non-farm payroll figures released by the Department of Labor showed a growth of 136,000 jobs, lower than the previous month’s figure of 168,000 and below the consensus of 145,000. However, the unemployment rate inched lower to 3.5%. Both ISM manufacturing PMI and nonfarm payroll concerned investors, with experts believing that the data could incentivize the Fed to cut interest rates later this month. At the same time, US trade relations with the rest of the world took a couple of interesting turns. On the one hand, following negotiations, the US and China reached a phase one deal that reportedly covers agricultural purchases, intellectual property and financial services. However, the enforcement of the deal is still being worked out...

Financial Advisors Look Up Dan Bilzerian’s Ignite International Brands As Stock Sees Surge In Momentum

The US stock market ended September in the green amid signs of ease in trade tensions with China and monetary policy moves from the Fed in line with expectations. At the beginning of the month, China and the US agreed to hold a fresh round of negotiations in early October and China extended an olive branch by first exempting 16 American products from higher tariffs and then adding some agricultural products to the list, including soybeans and pork. At the same time, on September 18, the Fed reduced the Federal Funds target rate by 25 basis points to 1.75% - 2.00%, marking the second cut in a row. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank expects the economy to continue moderate growth, but uncertainty over trade and Brexit remains. On the other side of the Atlantic, the European Central Bank also cut its deposit rate by 10 basis points to -0.50% last month. It also announced a restart of Quantitative Easing from November 1. Amid these two main developments, the S&P 500 gained 2.42% in September, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average appreciated...

Financial Advisors Eye Uber As Stock Tanks On Disappointing Q2 Results

The US stock market lost ground in August as investors were processing what was left of earnings season, the July interest rate cut and continuing uncertainty about the global economy and US-China trade tensions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched down by 0.86% in August. The S&P 500 performed a bit better, ending the month 0.53% in the red. On the other hand, tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite slid by 1.66%. August started with President Trump saying he’ll authorize an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of goods and products from China as of September 1, sending stocks into a dive. China responded by saying that it doesn’t want a trade war but will have to take countermeasures if the tariffs go into effect. Less than a week later, Beijing announced it was going to suspend purchases of US agricultural products. Trump retaliated further saying on August 23 that he’ll boost the 25% tariff on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods to 30% as of October 1. China responded by putting tariffs on $75 billion worth of US goods starting September 1, as well as a 25% tariff on cars and a 5% tariff on car parts imported from the US starting December 15.

Small-Cap Karyopharm Therapeutics Captures Financial Advisors’ Attention Following FDA Approval of Cancer Drug

The US stock market posted relatively modest gains in July, with trade, earnings, and monetary policy dominating headlines throughout the month. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by 0.54% and 0.55%, respectively. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite appreciated by 1.04%. The month had a mixed start, with some positive signals from the ongoing US-China trade dispute. On June 29, it was announced that the US would restart trade negotiation...

Financial Advisors Focus On Encana As Company Completes Buyback Program; Canada Authorizes Pipeline

The US stock market had a successful June with all three main indexes gaining quite a lot of ground. The S&P 500 appreciated by 7.19% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 7.17%. During the same period, the NASDAQ Composite surged by 9.18%. Among the main themes that dominated the market last month were trade, geopolitics, and interest rates. Even though the US-China trade deal saw no conclusion this month, there were assurances from the White House that it’s almost complete. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the deal was 90% complete towards the...

Financial Advisors Watch Beyond Meat Following Successful IPO, Hype, and Mixed Analyst Opinions

The US stock market declined in May as US-China trade talks remained the dominating theme, with earnings, interest rates, and Brexit also impacting investor sentiment. The tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite declined the most among the three benchmark indexes, falling by 7.41% mainly on the back of trade concerns. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial average lost 5.87% and 6.11%, respectively. The month kicked off with the Federal Open Market Committee maintaining interest rate levels. Markets reacted positively to the decision as well as the Fed’s statement that economic growth and job creation were somewhat stronger than anticipated. April non-farm payroll data showed 263,000 jobs created, much higher than the expectation of 180,000 and the previous month’s figure of 189,000. First-quarter GDP grew by 3.1%, beating the consensus estimate by 0.1 percentage point. Meanwhile, US-China trade talks seemed to move nowhere. Trade tensions increased after President Trump said China “reneged” on its promises to make changes to its economic practices and slapped tariffs of up to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Beijing retaliated by targeting $60 billion worth of US goods. Eyes are now on the G20 summit in Osaka at the end of June, where President Trump and China’s leader Xi Jinping are expected to meet. On the other side of the Atlantic, Brexit drama continued to unveil. After appealing to the Parliament with a new repackaged deal and failing to win support, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will resign on June 7. There are 13 people that declared their intention to run for the opening, including one of the main proponents of Brexit, former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is currently the frontrunner...

Financial Advisors Eye Trade Desk Following Stellar Q4 Report, China Launch, and Potential Threat From Google

The US stock market gained some ground in March, with the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite leading the pack among major indexes with a 3.08% gain. The S&P 500 increased by 2.26%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by 0.89%. The usual topics impacted market performance last month. It started on a positive note, with 2.9% GDP growth figures coming in for 2018. In addition, the White House sent signals suggesting that it is in the final stages of negotiating a trade deal with China, which would remove uncertainty that has been gripping the markets for months. However, no deal has been reached yet and there are reports of talks still being in progress. As March progressed, the mood was offset by less positive developments. The non-farm payroll report, while showing a decline in unemployment to 3.8%, also showed the addition of just 20,000 jobs in February, much lower than the expected 181,000 and the previous month’s figure of 311,000. Investors also worried about a slowdown in global growth sparked by weak economic data from around the globe. In Europe growth concerns lingered...

Financial Advisors Focused On Earnings Reports

The main US stock market indices inched up higher in February amid a strong earnings season that offset ongoing political turmoil and trade concerns. The S&P 500 closed the month up 2.88%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 3.40%. The NASDAQ Composite gained 3.70%. February saw the bulk of the fourth-quarter earnings season conclude. According to FactSet, by March 1, 96% of companies in the S&P 500 reported their results for the quarter...

Finance-related Stocks Were Front and Center on Financial Advisors’ Radars to Start 2019

The U.S stock market is off to a roaring start in 2019, providing a much-needed respite for investors who just suffered through its worst year since the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow Jones gained 7% in January following 6.7% losses in 2018, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 gained 9.7% and 7.9% respectively in January following heavy losses of their own last year...

Financial Advisors Put Pfizer in Spotlight On The Back of Trial Updates As Major Developments Shake Market In December

After having had a choppy start of 2018, the US stock market had a rough ending as well. Not only did all three major stock indexes lose ground, but they actually gave up all of their gains and ended the year in the red. There were several reasons behind the “bloodshed” in the markets last month. Mainly, investors were concerned about the trade issues with China, the Fed’s hawkish approach to interest rates and sluggish global growth...

Financial Advisors Look to Consumer Stocks for Safety as Market Continues to Reel

After a solid rebound in the first week of November, it looked like the U.S stock market was ready to put its brutal October behind it and move on, perhaps chalking it up to nothing but the dreaded ‘October Effect’. Those hopes didn't last long. The S&P 500 has since tumbled to new second-half-of-2018 lows, sliding by...

Financial Advisors Look at Trimble Amid Acquisitions and Speculations in Dutch Media

The US got clobbered in October, with major indices giving up their year-to-date gains and slipping into the red territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 8.30% in October and is currently down by 1.54% year-to-date. The S&P 500 slid by 9.69% during the month and 2.02% year-to-date.

Financial Advisors Take Notice of Two Cannabis Stocks As Canada Approaches Full Legalization

The US stock market had a solid run in September. Out of three benchmark indexes, Dow Jones Industrial Average appreciated the most, by 1.95%. The S&P 500 inched up by 0.96%, while the NASDAQ Composite ended the month 0.55% in the red. At the same time, the NASDAQ...

Financial Advisors Focus on California Resources Corp (CRC) As Stock Follows U-Shaped Trajectory in August

August saw the US stock market extending their year-to-date gains. While the S&P 500 grew by just 2.96%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ Composite appreciated by 4.94% and 4.19%, respectively. In this way, the NASDAQ Composite widened the performance gap...

Financial Advisors Eye Netflix Amid Disappointing Subscription Growth and Potential New Competitor

The US stock market had a strong July, with all three main indexes gaining ground mainly on the back of the second-quarter earnings season. The top gainer of the month was the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which advanced by more than 4.30% last month, followed by S&P 500 with...

Facebook’s $100 billion-plus Rout is The Biggest Loss in Stock Market History

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BlackRock’s Rieder Halved Fund’s Emerging Market Exposure

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Bank Leumi, Azrieli Agree To Sell Credit Card Unit to Warburg Pincus

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Facts About the Natural World Astound and Delight in These Picture Books

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Fish Will Start Losing Sense of Smell as Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Study Finds

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In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal Are On The Way

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‘Amazing Dragon’ Discovery in China Reshapes History of Dinosaurs’ Evolution

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A Large Body of Water on Mars Is Detected, Raising the Potential for Alien Life

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Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It

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For Android Users, Europe’s Google Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions

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What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

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Worried About the I.R.S. Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud

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Under Armour’s Operating Losses, Sponsorships Raise Red Flags For Analysts

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The Trump Administration Just Did Something Unambiguously Good For Obamacare

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Unstable Situations Require Police In Riot Gear Face Off With Protesters At Zone 5

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After A Tumultuous Run In The White House, Sean Spicer is Ready To Talk Now

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Apple Earnings: Most Boring Quarter of The Year Still Holds Some Intrigue

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Investors May Cheer Q2 Earnings, But That isn’t Making The Outlook Better

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Nasdaq Drops More Than 1% as Intel and Twitter Worse Lead Tech Rout

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Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It’ll Be Messy

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China Said to Quickly Withdraw Approval for New Facebook Venture

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The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin

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Trump Says Europe Will Buy More American Gas. Is That Possible?

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Do Financial Advisors See a Glimpse of Hope in Dryships (DRYS)?

The US stock market traded in the red during the month of June, with all three main indexes reversing trajectory on the back of various issues that offset the positive news at the beginning of...

Financial Advisors Eye Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) As Stock Tanks Following Q1 Earnings

The US stock market ended last month in the green as strong performance of the tech sector helped...

Financial Advisors Highlight Amazon in the Q1 Earnings Season

The US stock market was uplifted in April by a very strong earnings season. Among the three major indexes, the NASDAQ Composite saw the largest growth, of 2.86%, followed by the S&P...

Financial Advisors Look at NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) as Stock Plunges Following Fatal Uber Self-Driving Crash

The US stock market declined in March amid a string of developments related to global trade, monetary policy, government, as well as individual companies and industries, with the drops in the tech sector offsetting the gains registered by energy and materials stocks. Among the three main indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined the most, by 2.06%, followed by the NASDAQ Composite and S&P 500, which slid by 1.63% and 1.37%, respectively. Overall, during the first quarter, the Dow Jones fell by 2.3%, the S&P 500 fell by 1.2%, while the NASDAQ Composite gained 2.3%...

Financial Advisors Eyed Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY) in February Amid Drop in Stock Price but Positive Business Signs

The US stock market had a tumultuous month in February, marked by periods of high volatility, which ended with a drop in all three indexes. Even though the fourth-quarter earnings season was pretty strong with a majority of companies posting better-than-expected EPS and sales figures, investors grew more and more concerned that a growth in inflation could result in the Federal Reserve speeding up interest rate hikes and even increasing interest rates this year to higher than had been previously expected...

Financial Advisors Pay Closer Attention to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) as It Plans Parcel Delivery Business

The US stock market had a wild ride last week, which ended with all three main indexes losing over 5% and erasing all the gains recorded since the beginning of the year. On Monday, February 5, stocks extended their sell-off for the second day, with Dow Jones entering correction territory and S&P 500 recording the worst day in six years...

Financial Advisors Shine Their Spotlight on Apple Inc (AAPL) Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings, But Weak Guidance and Falling iPhone Sales

The US stock market reversed its trajectory last week and saw a sell-off that snowballed Friday, February 2 and Monday, February 5, resulting in a combined 2,100-point drop in two days and historic declines of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Between January 29 and February 2, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.12%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite slid by 3.85% and 3.53%, respectively. All indices erased most of the gains captured in the first month of 2018 by Friday and went into red territory...

Financial Advisors Shine Their Spotlight on Apple Inc (AAPL) Following Better-Than-Expected Earnings, But Weak Guidance and Falling iPhone Sales

The US stock market reversed its trajectory last week and saw a sell-off that snowballed Friday, February 2 and Monday, February 5, resulting in a combined 2,100-point drop in two days and historic declines of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Between January 29 and February 2, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.12%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite slid by 3.85% and 3.53%, respectively. All indices erased most of the gains captured in the first month of 2018 by Friday and went into red territory...

Financial Advisors Propel Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Among Most-Searched Tickers Following Price Target Hikes Ahead of Earnings Report

Investors shrugged off the three-day government shutdown that ended on Monday, January 22nd, and strong corporate earnings helped the stock market build momentum and appreciate despite a couple of minor declines in intraday trading on Wednesday and Thursday of the same week. On Wednesday, January 24th, the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, hinted that US trade authorities might take action against China’s infringement of intellectual property...

Financial Advisors Eye NVIDIA Corporation Amid Positive Analyst Updates

The US stock market continued its ascension and hit new records between January 16 and January 19, despite the government shutdown. As the Senate failed to vote on a spending bill, at midnight on Saturday the shutdown began and continued into Monday with hundreds of thousands of workers staying at home until Senators reached...

Financial Advisors Take a Closer Look at Wal-Mart on the Back of Wage Boost, Sam’s Club Closings News

The US stock market extended its gains on the second trading week of 2018 with three main indexes, S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq Composite covering more ground ahead of the beginning of the fourth-quarter earnings season and amid high levels of optimism regarding the state of the US economy. In this way, between January 8 and January 12, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced by 2.01% followed by the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500, which increased by 1.74% and 1.57%, respectively. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed at 2,751.29, registering the best start of the year since 1987. However, the following day the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 ended the gaining streak as they closed lower...

Financial Advisors Turn Back to Apple as Stock Market Starts 2018 Strong

The US stock market had a great start of the week, with Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 hitting new records right on the first trading session of 2018. Between January 2 and January 5, the Nasdaq Composite advanced by 3.38% and the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average weren’t far behind, having registered gains of 2.60% and 2.33%, respectively. Both Dow Jones and Nasdaq Composite had the best start of the year since 2006. Investors are confident that after a successful 2017, the stock market will continue its bull run this year on the back of stronger global growth and solid earnings...

Financial Advisors Focus on Energous Corp as Stock Surges on FCC Certification News

The US stock market declined on the last trading week of the year with the stocks closing on a slightly negative note. Tech stocks put some pressure on the market during the shortened trading week between December 26 and December 29, extending the losses from the previous week on the back of market participants adjusting their expectations regarding the GOP tax bill effect on tech companies. Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was among the biggest losers in the tech space following a report of soft iPhone X demand...

Financial Advisors Put Apple at the Top of Most Searched Tickers List Amid iPhone Slowdown Revelation

Between December 18 and December 22, the stock market registered a further increase amid the Senate and House members vote on the tax bill that aims to cut the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35% and the subsequent signing of the bill by President Trump. Stocks gained ground as many companies vowed to use the additional cash gained from lower taxes to boost wages and new construction. Throughout the week investors and analysts digested the bill trying to assess the direction of the stock market in 2018, with the consensus...

Financial Advisors Put General Electric in Cross Hairs After Job Cuts News

US stocks gained more ground last week on the back of the Federal Reserve increasing the key interest rate and investors’ confidence that the new tax bill will pass. In this way, between December 11 and December 15, the S&P 500 gained 0.92%, while Dow Jones and Nasdaq Composite advanced by 1.33% and 1.41%, respectively. The indexes declined on Thursday, with the S&P 500 registering the lowest decline in a month as there was a brief moment of uncertainty regarding the success of the Republicans’ tax plan after Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee said that they would not support the bill without changes to child tax credits. However...

Financial Advisors Push Comcast Corporation to Most-Searched Ticker Spot Amid Fox Deal Update

The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average notched up modest gains last week after the Senate passed a $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill on December 2, which provides large tax cuts to businesses. However, investors still await more details on the tax overhaul as the bill passed by the Senate is different than the one passed by the House earlier. Now, both chambers will have to work on and pass a new bill that will be sent to the White House. In addition, on Thursday, the Senate passed a stop-gate spending measure to continue funding the federal government through December 22, in order to avoid a shut-down that would have been triggered if Congress had failed to pass a spending bill before Friday midnight...

Financial Advisors Are Paying More Attention to Facebook as Stock Inches Lower Despite Strong Fundamentals

The US stock market had an interesting week between November 27 and December 1. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average indexes gained 1.53% and 2.86%, respectively, as retailers registered a strong run following solid Black Friday figures. Dow Jones Industrial Average also passed the 24,000-point mark on Thursday, boosted by optimism about the tax reform, which was passed by the Senate early on Saturday morning. On the other hand, tech stocks saw declines on Wednesday, with so-called FAANG stocks losing ground, despite strong fundamentals and great performance so far this year. The Nasdaq Composite index inched down by 0.6% last week, mainly on the back of a 1.27% drop on Wednesday...

Financial Advisors are Looking Closer at ITUS Corp (ITUS) Amid Developments in Cancer Treatment Efforts

During the shortened holiday week, the US stock market extended its rally, with the S&P 500 gaining 0.91% between November 20 and November 24 and topped the 2,600-point mark on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by 0.86% and the Nasdaq Composite surged by 1.57%. All three indexes registered records, with the S&P 500 notching its 55th closing high on Friday, while Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones Industrial Average hit the 69th and 60th closing high, respectively. Analysts project that they will continue...

Financial Advisors Put NVIDIA Corporation in Spotlight Following Strong Results and Positive Outlook; Small-Caps Receive Some Unusual Attention

After several weeks of mostly gains and positive news, the last week was a bit tumultuous for the stock market. Among main indexes, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched down by 0.13% and 0.27%, respectively, and registered the first two-week losing streak since August. Both Indexes were affected by concerns regarding the passage of the Republican tax plan and a pullback in commodities in the middle of the week, which caused a global sell-off. The stock market was also dragged lower by the decline in oil prices that came on the back...

Financial Advisors Focus on Small-Cap Biotech Intrexon as Its Stock Drops on Disappointing Q3 Results

The US stock market registered a decline last week, as all three main indexes plunged on Thursday on the back of concerns about the GOP tax plan, which pushed back the corporate tax reduction to 20% from 35% until 2019. In this way, Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.5% between November 6 and November 10, even though it managed to close at a record high on Tuesday. The S&P 500 lost 0.21%, offset by Priceline Group Inc...

Financial Advisors Put Apple Back on Pedestal as Q4 Results Eclipse Expectations

The US stock market is continuing its ascend, as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average registered the seventh straight monthly gain in October and the Nasdaq Composite ended the month at a record high and posted the fourth straight monthly gain. According to Standard & Poor’s, the S&P 500’s 2.3% gain in October was mainly due to the Technology stocks, while five tech stocks, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) contributed to 52% of the gains of the entire Index. Among these five stocks, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Alphabet posted stellar results in October. Apple released its quarterly results after the bell on November 2, being one of the main contributors to the gains posted by Nasdaq Composite and Dow Jones on the following day...

Financial Advisors Keep Closer Eye on Amazon as It Posts Excellent Results; Talks about Entry Into Pharmacy Business Resurface

The US stock market had a good run last week, with all three indices gaining ground between October 23 and October 27. The S&P 500 advanced by 0.23%, although the growth was offset by a drop on Wednesday (the Index’s worst day since September 5) on the back of disappointing results of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG), which caused its stock lose over 14%, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD), whose stock slid by over 13% after the company had posted better-than-expected results but issued a disappointing outlook...

Financial Advisors Drive Netflix to Most Searched Ticker Spot as It Smashes Q3 Results Expectations

The US stock market is in the middle of the third-quarter earnings season and it seems to be going well given that both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are trading at record-high values...

Financial Advisors Focus on Bank of America Among Big Banks That Reported Q3 Results

It’s that time of the year when investors and Financial Advisors start focusing on companies’ earnings reports, in order to see how the companies performed during the third quarter and make projections about their outlooks. TrackStar, Investing Channel’s official newsletter capturing and analyzing the trends of Financial Advisors, compiled the list of the 20 most searched tickers among financial advisors between October 8 and October 14, which showed...

Financial Advisors Pay Closer Attention to Celgene Corporation As Its Stock Sells Off on Analyst Downgrade

The main US stock indices moved higher last week, although the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both inched lower on Friday, ending their multi-day winning streaks. Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones advanced by 1.25% and 1.65% between October 2 and October 6. The NASDAQ Composite appreciated by 1.45%, reaching a nine-day gaining streak and hitting a new record high...

Financial Advisors Eye Boeing as It Enjoys Support from Washington in Trade Row with Bombardier

The US stock market further gained ground last week, despite a rocky start on Monday. Dow Jones inched up by 0.25% in the trading week between September 25 and September 29, even though it registered its first four-day losing streak since June on Tuesday. The S&P 500 and the tech-heavy NASDAQ 100 registered a much better performance with gains of 0.66% and 0.80%, respectively, helped by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), which advanced by 4% between Wednesday and Friday. Technology and Financials were the best performing sectors in the S&P 500, having appreciated by 1% and 1.5% last week. The financial sector received a boost on Wednesday amid reports...

Financial Advisors Turning Attention at GE as Cost-Cutting and Asset-Shedding Intensifies

US stocks managed to snatch up some gains last week, amid some volatility on the back of a number of developments. The S&P 500 inched up by 0.12%, offset by healthcare stocks, which lost ground during the week after two Republican senators proposed a new healthcare bill that was unfavorably viewed, but managed to recover by Friday afternoon...

Apple Most Popular Stock Among Financial Advisors Following New Products Announcement

The US stock market rallied last week as investors remained bullish after the hurricane Irma’s effect on Florida was better than expected. Even though Irma hit hard some parts of Florida, mainly the Florida Keys and Marco Islands, other regions were flooded less as the hurricane turned inland and actually pulled water away from the shoreline. Nevertheless, Irma still was one of the costliest hurricanes for the US, with damages currently estimated between $50 and $100 billion...

The Kroger Co’s Stock Drops Despite Better-Than-Expected Earnings as Investors Are Concerned About Lower Profits, Major Challenges

The major US stock indices declined last week amid investors’ concerns over the economic impacts from Hurricane Harvey, as well as Hurricane Irma that had been approaching Florida and hit it on Sunday after having destroyed the Caribbean region. On the back of these concerns as well as North Korea-related tension and ECB’s hints that it might start reducing its QE program, the US dollar hit a 32-month low. In this way, the S&P 500 lost...

Gilead Sciences Captures the Attention of Financial Advisors with Potential Game-Changing Deal

The US stock market for the week ending September 2nd finished well in the green, boosted by the stocks of several companies and positive private sector jobs data released on Wednesday. Private payrolls in August increased by 237,000, according to ADP, which was significantly higher than the 185,000-figure expected by analysts...

As Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Completes Acquisition of Whole Foods, Grocery Retailers Prepare for Tougher Times

The US stock market gained ground last week, with the S&P 500 gaining 0.74% and the Dow Jones Indusstrial Average advancing by 0.64%. On Friday, the Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, spoke at the annual summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which sent the stocks higher, but the dollar fell. Yellen talked about the regulations that the central bank put in place after the financial crisis, saying that they helped to make the system stronger. However, after the speech, it was suggested by various reports and analysts that it might be Yellen’s last Jackson Hole appearance, given that her term expires in February and it’s unlikely...

String of Mixed News Puts Apple in Financial Advisors’ Cross-Hairs

The US stock market inched lower last week amid some turmoil in the White House, as President Trump announced the disbandment of the Manufacturing Council and Strategy Forum after several high-profile CEOs had quit earlier. In addition, Federal Reserve released the minutes of its July policy meeting, which showed that some participants...

Financial Advisors Keep an Eye on Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Amid Sexist Memo Incident

Following a great run in July and the first week of August, the stock market is calming down after days of record-setting highs amid earnings reports and lots of political drama. August is usually the quietest month for the stock market as most people take their vacations. Even the latest threats coming from North Korea have not deterred the markets significantly...

Healthcare Penny Stock CytRx Corporation in Financial Advisors’ Spotlight Following Major Deal with Biotech Billionaire

As more than 80% of the companies in the S&P 500 have posted their second-quarter earnings, some trends can already be established. According to FactSet, 72% of the companies posted EPS above the mean estimates, while 70% managed to beat the mean sales...

Advanced Micro Devices Most Popular Among Financial Advisors Following Strong Earnings Report, Core Business Focus and Potential Cryptocurrency Growth Driver

With the earnings season in full swing, the stock market trends are mainly directed by the earnings reports of the companies that have the most weight on the index. During the trading week between July 24 and July 28, the S&P 500 inched down by 0.02%, although it had been poised for gains in the first three days...

Financial Advisers Looking Closer at AT&T amid Earnings, Time Warner Merger Reports

Every week, TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition, looks at the most searched tickers among financial advisors and identifies what stocks caught their attention. Given that financial advisers usually provide investment advice and help their clients with determining the right stocks for their portfolios, it’s important to see what stocks they are looking into and identify potential catalysts that put these companies in their spotlight. Last week, the most searched ticker was AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), which has a number of developments that might affect the stock in both long and short-term. It was followed by three tech giants: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), which are generally...

Financial Advisors Are Curious About These 5 Stocks

Even though last week was shorter due to the 4th of July celebrations, it was still eventful. On Wednesday afternoon, the Fed released minutes from its last FOMC meeting, which showed that the Committee is still committed to continue gradually increasing interest rates...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Here are the top tickers, industries and sectors Financial Advisors have researched this past week…

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Here are the top tickers, industries and sectors Financial Advisors have researched this past week…

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

After the US economy showed a growth of 2.9% in the third quarter, topping the expectations of 2.5% investors became more convinced that the Fed will raise the interest rates this year. Even though stock futures had a positive reaction to the data released on October 28 in pre-market trading, in intraday trading both Dow Jones and S&P 500 inched down. Nevertheless, the spotlight is focused on the earnings season as it could be seen by looking at TrackStar’s last-week compilation of the 20 most searched tickers among financial advisors. Affected by disappointing results by a number of companies, S&P 500 lost around 0.70% between Monday and Friday, while Dow Jones ended the week slightly in the green. The data presented by TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, showed Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) as the most searched tickers in the trading week between October 24 and October 28...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The earnings season is in full swing, determining the trends that the indexes follow on a day-to-date basis. In this way, during the trading week between October 17 and October 21, the S&P 500 inched up by 0.38%, while Dow Jones advanced by 0.67 and NASDAQ appreciated by 0.83%. Last week, FactSet issued its “Earnings Insight” report, in which it stated that based on 23% of the S&P 500 companies that had reported their third-quarter earnings, 78% managed to beat the top-line estimates, while 65% posted better-than-expected revenues. Several M&A deals that have been announced recently also had an impact on the stock market. With most experts considering that the Fed will hike the interest rates until the end of the year, some investors are worried about the impact it will have on the...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock marked had a rough last week with both Dow Jones and S&P 500 declining by 0.50% and 0.96% respectively. The decline was mainly attributed to a disappointing start of the earnings season. The earnings are likely to determine the course of the market in the next weeks, although the upcoming elections will likely also have a say in where things are going. Investors are also looking forward to the start of the holiday season, which is expected to have a positive impact on retailers, although much of the gains are most likely already priced in. The release of the FOMC minutes last week also showed strong prospects of a rate hike in December and on Friday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen held a speech suggesting that the Fed may have to run a "high-pressure economy” in order to turn around the damages created by the last financial crisis...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The fourth quarter is turning to be pretty eventful for the US, with the upcoming elections bringing up scandalous moments from the candidates’ past, with some even provoking disgust among both voters, politicians and experts. Hurricane Matthew raged across the Western Atlantic, last week affecting parts of Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina and taking 39 lives, although the damages are not as bad as they are in other regions, particularly Haiti, which was the most affected. The stock market also inched down in the first weeks of trading in October, dragged lower by some developments that transitioned from the previous month, such as the hack at Yahoo, fake accounts at Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank’s settlement with the DoJ. Last week alone, the S&P 500 edged down by 0.70% and Dow Jones Industrial Average inched 0.40% lower. Both indexes were affected by the release of the non-farm payroll data by...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market ended in the green the last week of the third quarter with the S&P 500 up by 0.17% and Dow Jones gaining 0.26%. Among the catalysts behind the appreciation is the boost registered by oil prices in the second half of the week, on the back of OPEC countries reaching a deal to limit production output at its meeting on November 30. The countries agreed to limit production between 32.5 million and 33 million barrels per day and will decide on the production levels for each member country during the November policy meeting. Meanwhile, investors are bracing for a new round of earnings and analysts expect that overall S&P 500 third-quarter earnings will inch down slightly, pushed lower by bottom-line declines among oil companies, but lifted by increases in materials, healthcare and technology sectors...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market received a major boost last week on the back of the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to leave the interest rates unchanged. Even though, the Fed lowered the expectations for rate hikes in the next couple of years, it is still highly anticipated that the rates will be increased by the end of the year. The FOMC expressed its confidence in the labor market, but pointed out that the inflation rate is still below the 2% and stated that the economic growth is still not strong enough to justify an increase in interest rates. As the market was uplifted following the FOMC statement, the S&P 500 ended the last trading week with gains of over 1.10%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by around 0.90%. Let’s turn our attention to individual stocks that were in the spotlight of financial advisors last week, according to TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market inched higher last week as investors were betting on the Fed to remain accommodative regarding the interest rates following the FOMC meeting that took place this week. In this way, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones inched up by around 0.50% and 0.20%, respectively, while the NASDAQ Composite surged by more than 2% during the trading week between September 12 and September 16. The bet paid off as, yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep the benchmark interest rate intact, even though most Fed officials expected at least one hike this year. However, the Fed did point out to an improving economy, but said there is more room to grow. In any case, the investors were happy with the outcome and sent the main indices higher. TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, has...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market lost ground during the shortened trading week between September 6 and September 9 as investors were still unsure whether or not the Fed will raise the interest rates at the FOMC meeting scheduled later this month. On Thursday, well-known investor Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital, said during an investor webcast that the Fed intends to show that they are not depending on the market in decision-making and are likely to hike the interest rates when the market does not expect it. The information may have spooked investors both Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indexes slipped on Friday and ended the week with losses of 2.2% and 1.98%, respectively. On the other hand, on Tuesday the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index data showed a drop to 51.4 in August from 55.5 a month earlier and lower than the expected 55.0, which the market took as a sign that the...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech at the Jackson Hole symposium on August 26, investors had turned their attention to a string of economic data that was released last week and concluded with non-farm payroll figures released on Friday. The data showed that the US created 151,000 jobs in August, lower than the expected 180,000, but it was hardly a surprise, since generally, August figures don’t come ahead of estimates. However, the S&P 500 gained ground on Friday and ended last week 0.65% in the green, as weaker-than-expected non-farm payrolls suggested that the Fed would have to postpone the interest rate hike and reduced the chances of an increase in September. TrackStar’s weekly analysis of the most...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market lost ground last week, reversing the gains registered in the first half on Friday after Fed Chair Janet Yellen gave a speech at the Jackson Hole annual summit, where she hinted towards an interest rate hike in the upcoming months. In this way, the S&P 500 declined by 0.68% during the week between August 22 and August 26, while Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ slid by 0.85% and 0.37%, respectively. Among other news, the stocks were under pressure from a decline in oil prices and lower-than-expected existing home sales figures. In addition, the healthcare sector registered a drop in the second half of the last week, after Mylan was criticized for price increases for its EpiPen product. As usual, TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, has analyzed the stocks based on...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The earnings season is basically over, as retailers released their financial results last week. According to FactSet, out of 95% of the companies in the S&P 500 that had reported their results by August 19, 71% managed to top analysts’ estimates and 54% companies posted better-than-expected revenues. In economic news, the US Federal Reserve released minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s July policy meeting. Even though the central bank did not raise interest rates, members of the FOMC have a positive outlook on the US economy and consider that an increase in interest rates might be implemented soon, but more data has to be analyzed before a decision is made. Meanwhile, during the trading week between August 15 and August 19, the S&P remained close to flat as it ended the week 0.01% in the red, while Dow Jones Industrial Average inched down by 0.31% during the week...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Last week was pretty uneventful for the US stock market and the S&P 500 ended the week with small gains of 0.05%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up by 0.18%. The earnings season continues and the spotlight is on retailers, with a bunch of them (Macy’s, Kohl’s, JC Penney) having reported their results last week. TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division has compiled its weekly list of the 20 most searched tickers among financial advisors, which showed pretty much the same trends. Financial advisors stayed focused on big companies with strong fundamentals, with some emphasis towards the earnings season. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) climbed to the first spot from the second seen a week earlier, as investors are still assessing the implications of...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The S&P 500 inched up by 0.43% last week, boosted on Friday by strong nonfarm payroll data. On Friday, the Labor Department said the US economy added 255,000 jobs in July, which crushed the estimates of 180,000 jobs. However, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%, which was slightly lower than expectations of 4.8%. Aside from giving a boost to the stock market, the nonfarm payroll data increased the probability of an interest rate hike in September. In addition, last Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta projected that the US economy would grow by 3.7% in the third quarter. When it comes to stocks followed by financial advisors, data compiled by TrackStar, the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, showed a slight decrease in popularity of the technology sector. Though Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remained the...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

In volatile trading last week, the S&P 500 inched down by 0.07%, while Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.75. The ongoing earnings season was the main reason behind the movement of stocks throughout the week, although investors also kept an eye on the Fed’s two-day meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. As expected, the Federal Open Market Committee left the key interest rate unchanged, but it provided a brighter outlook on the US economy and pointed out a strengthening labor market. On the other hand, the FOMC also highlighted a low inflation, which is expected to pick up after oil prices reverse their decline. In addition, as the FOMNevertheless, when it comes to individual stocks, the main factor behind their trajectory last week was their financial reports. TrackStar, the official newsletter of the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, has compiled a list of the 20 most popular stocks...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The second-quarter earnings season is ongoing and the market is rallying as the majority of companies have reported better than expected financial results. During the week between July 18 and July 22, the S&P 500 gained 0.61%, while Dow Jones inched up by 0.29%. The increase registered in the US stock market was also boosted by a drop in domestic crude supplies of 2.3 million barrels reported by the US Energy Information Administration for the week ended July 15. TrackStar, the official newsletter of the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division, has looked at the companies that financial advisors searched for last week and has compiled a list of the 20 most popular tickers based on these searches. Not surprisingly, the interest of financial advisors towards individual stocks was mainly led by their financial results...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market had a strong run last week as the second-quarter earnings season started. Even though the majority of the successful Wall-Street players advise not to focus on earnings and to keep the big picture in mind, given the hype from the media, speculators and traders surrounding financial reports, over the next several weeks, Wall Street will watch closely financial results that companies turn in and will try to assess their performance in the near future. So far, the results have been mostly better-than-expected and showed that companies keep a strong momentum, although, the overall view, is that companies will report earnings and revenues lower compared to the second quarter of 2015. On the back of mostly solid results, the S&P 500 inched up by 1.5% last week, while Dow Jones Industrial Average gained over 2%. This week also seems to be on a good track, boosted by...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The US stock market further gained some ground during the last week that was shortened by the Independence Day. The S&P 500 gained 1.28% between Tuesday and Friday, boosted on Friday by a strong jobs report, which showed the creation of 287,000 jobs in June, significantly higher than the estimates of 180,000. The unemployment rate amounted to 4.9%, slightly below the consensus estimate of 4.8%. The strong nonfarm payroll data increases the chances of an interest rate hike sooner than expected, although many believe that the Fed is unlikely to raise the rate this month. Other than that it was a relatively uneventful week and financial advisors kept their focus on companies that can provide a stable growth and that have a sound financial position. According to the list of the 20 most-searched tickers compiled by TrackStar, the official newsletter...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Even though the US stock market started last week on a negative note, losing ground on Monday and extending the losses from the previous Friday following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, both S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered in the second half of the week and ended the week with gains above 3%. However, the relief didn’t help both indices to completely recover from the post-Brexit two days of losses. Financial advisers seem to have steered away from UK stocks that plunged after the June 23 referendum and kept their focus on technology, according to the list of the 20 most-searched tickers among financial advisors compiled by TrackStar, the official newsletter of the official newsletter of Investing Channel’s Intuition division. The list showed a total of seven technology companies among the top 20, with the top stocks in the list...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The markets around the world were shattered last Friday following the results of the UK referendum, where a slight majority of people voted in favor of the UK leaving the European Union. Throughout this week, news outlets discussed the Brexit and its implications on the world economy. Even though many considered the referendum as an opportunity to cast a vote of protest and didn’t take into serious consideration that the UK will actually exit the EU, other governments from the union already urged London to trigger Article 50 and launch negotiations regarding the Brexit as soon as possible. Even though Article 50 gives UK two years to finalize the exit process, the consequences were already felt on Friday, when the FTSE 100 lost over GBP 100 billion in market capitalization, and the following days when Moody’s changed the UK credit rating outlook to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ and’...

Advisors, Why Millennials Won’t Use You For Advice

A new Practice Management study on Millennials and their investing habits is now available for Financial Advisors. The study is focused on Millennials’ thoughts on why they do, or do not prefer working with financial advisors. The study will give you valuable relationship management insights to better understand their needs. Here are some excerpts from the study Millennials’ Thoughts on Investing and Financial Advisors...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Last week started with the completion of the latest round of 13F filings, which means that all institutional investors with securities worth at least $100 million disclosed their US equity portfolios, which allowed the public to assess how these investors chose to allocate their capital during the first quarter. Filings from hedge funds were particularly scrutinized, since many of these firms are usually highly secretive and 13F filings is the only possibility for smaller investors to assess their moves. Financial advisors kept their focus on tech and healthcare stocks last week, as can be seen from the list of the most-searched tickers compiled by TrackStar, the official newsletter of Intuition, an InvestingChannel business. Let’s take a closer look at the stocks in question and see the notable events that put them in spotlight...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

The S&P 500 inched down last week amid retail data that showed a 1.3% growth in consumer spending in the US, which was higher than estimates of a 0.8% growth. However, even though the data showed the highest growth in spending in a year, it was offset by weak sales posted by J.C. Penney and Nordstrom. In addition, a strengthening dollar put pressure on oil prices as investors headed for the exists following a small rally. With the earnings season slowing down, financial advisors seem to be looking for more portfolio diversification. According to TrackStar’s list of the 20 most-searched tickers among financial advisors last week, five tickers belonged to Exchange-Traded Funds, which is a relatively rare occurrence. TrackStar is the official newsletter of Intuition, an InvestingChannel business...

Financial Advisors Keep Focus on Tech, Healthcare; Show Interest in ETFs

The US stock market declined slightly last week, as a strong start was offset by disappointing macroeconomic data. The Markit U.S. Manufacturing PMI showed a slowdown in production in April, with the Index amounting to 50.8, below the 51.5 registered in March and lower than the expectations of 51.0. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released nonfarm payroll data, which showed the creation of 160,000 jobs last month and an unemployment rate at 5%. The unemployment rate was in line with analysts’ expectations, but the job growth missed the estimates of 202,000. Meanwhile, the market seems to have been focused on technology and healthcare. Among the 20 most searched tickers...

Tech and Healthcare Dominate List of Most Searched Tickers among Financial Analysts amid Earnings, Macro News

In the middle of the earnings season, investors took their eyes away from financial statements for a bit and focused their attention on the macroeconomic picture as the US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan held meetings last week. Even though the FOMC decided not to raise the rates further this time, it reiterated its confidence in the US economy and omitted to talk about the global outlook, which was covered in the previous meeting. Bank of Japan also maintained interest rates flat, which surprised the markets that waited for more stimulus. In addition, the...

What Stocks Captured Financial Advisors’ Attention Last Week?

The earnings season has kicked off recently and investors are focusing their attention on the results that companies report for the last quarter. Researchers at TrackStar, which is the official newsletter of Intuition, a division of InvestingChannel, are following closely the stocks that financial advisors are most interested in, based on the tickers that advisors are looking up. In the week between April 17th and April 23rd, financial advisors kept in the spotlight companies that reported their financial results, although they were also interested in companies that didn’t report their results, but were trending for different reasonsn...

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Here are the top tickers, industries and sectors Financial Advisors have researched online from March 27th to April 2nd as recorded by TrackStar, the official newsletter of Intuition, a division of InvestingChannel: CLICK HERE to receive this data on a weekly basis.

20 Stocks Matter Most to Financial Advisors

Below are the top tickers, industries and sectors Financial Advisors have researched from March 13th to March 19th as recorded by TrackStar- the official newsletter of Intuition, a division of InvestingChannel.