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What could save the stock market in July? More government borrowing and Federal Reserve money printing

Improved company earnings in the quarters ahead and a breakthrough Covid treatment or vaccine could buoy stock prices. But the real catalyst will be government intervention. 9:32 a.m. July 2, 2020

Here are your odds the stock market will be higher on Dec. 31

There’s a 2-out-of-3 chance U.S. stocks will climb over the next 6 months — which is right about average, notes Mark Hulbert. 11:09 a.m. June 30, 2020

Watch these two important levels in the stock market to see which way prices may go

Stocks have receded to a point in which a new leg up may be on the way. 8:44 a.m. June 30, 2020

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These 5 giant stocks are driving the U.S. market now, but watch out down the road

Powerful stock-market leaders ultimately take a fall, writes Mark Hulbert.

4:17 p.m. June 27, 2020
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Bad news is punishing stock market investors — here’s how to deal with it

As market weakness develops, scale into stocks that get hit the most.

12:29 p.m. June 27, 2020
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The Fed Model is almost always bullish, which makes it a perfect face for this too-good-to-be-true stock market

Today’s low interest rates don’t justify the bulls’ case, writes Mark Hulbert.

8:29 a.m. June 27, 2020
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Investors shouldn’t get carried away with momentum stocks while this negative pattern persists

As a result, investors need to be highly selective in new purchases.

12:08 p.m. June 26, 2020
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Bank regulators to roll back postcrisis rules that could unleash billions from the nation’s biggest financial institutions

Federal regulators are set to roll back a postcrisis rule that could free up tens of billions of dollars for major banks, delivering Wall Street one of its biggest wins of the Trump administration.

11:13 a.m. June 25, 2020
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The S&P 500 is cheaper — and more profitable — than you think

Second-quarter earnings are distorted, and the stock market will keep going up.

5:27 p.m. June 24, 2020
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Here’s the secret sauce to handle the stock market’s election and virus fears

Proper risk management — of which there are at least 12 examples — should be high on investors’ list.

4:56 p.m. June 23, 2020
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Why Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other highfliers now look a lot like the ‘Nifty Fifty’ bubble stocks of the 1970s

Investors who buy regardless of price and valuation inevitably get hit with reality, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.

4:39 p.m. June 22, 2020

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