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5 'Strong Buy' Stocks Hedge Funds Love Right Now

And from this data it has compiled a list of hedge funds' most popular stocks right now i.e. stocks with the most hedge fund dollars invested. In our experience, crowded names among active managers, including hedge funds, are usually crowded for a reason (good fundamentals). Most of our baskets of crowded names have outperformed since we started tracking the data at the end of 2010, and our stats can be used to make the case for hedge fund management" comments the firm.

3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62
3 Great Reasons to Take Social Security Benefits at 62

Reason No. 1: Circumstances might force you to.

Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher, White House says
Trump regrets not raising tariffs on China higher, White House says

President Donald Trump wishes he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said on Sunday, seeking to clarify earlier remarks that suggested Trump regretted his decision on Friday to escalate his trade war with China. Trump raised eyebrows during a meeting with British Prime Minister

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Trump Says 'Very Close' to Japan Trade Deal Before Abe Meeting

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The U.S. is close to reaching some form of a trade deal with Japan, U.S. President Donald Trump said, as his trade chief hinted an announcement could come on Sunday."We're very close to a major deal with Japan," Trump said Sunday morning at the Group of Seven summit in France, during a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson held before Trump met Japan's Shinzo Abe. "Prime Minister Abe and I are very good friends, really good friends. We've been working on it for five months."At the start of the Abe meeting, with reporters in the room, Trump said the two countries were...

Energy & Precious Metals - Weekly Review and Calendar Ahead

Investing.com - Ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu says the most important factor in war is the "element of surprise". Xi Jinping proved that right this week when the Chinese president caught rival Donald Trump off-guard in announcing new retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports, particularly on a commodity sacrosanct so far in the trade war between them: crude oil. Trump was understandably livid, demanding that American manufacturers pull out of China - a call that might have worked 20 years ago.

Germany in Uproar as Negative Rates Threaten Saving Obsession
Germany in Uproar as Negative Rates Threaten Saving Obsession

Most Germans live by the credo that saving is a virtue, but the European Central Bank's negative interest rates risk making a mockery of the national obsession, prompting politicians to seek ways to insulate thrifty citizens and keep the burden on the country's beleaguered banks. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz says he'll look into whether it's possible to prevent German banks from charging most retail-banking clients for deposits, after such a measure was proposed by the leader of Bavaria. Lenders have rejected the idea, saying bans don't ultimately help clients and could even destabilize financial markets.

U.S Mortgage Rates Resume the Decline as Economic Woes Build
U.S Mortgage Rates Resume the Decline as Economic Woes Build

Mortgage rates resumed their downward trend, as the U.S - Trade war takes a bigger bite. An escalation in the trade war should deliver more downside.

Disney World Needs to Fix Its Fading Theme Park
Disney World Needs to Fix Its Fading Theme Park

Epcot is struggling to keep up with its peers, and it will probably be Disney World's least visited park in 2019. Something has to change -- and it will.

Central Banks Can't Save the World Economy: Jackson Hole Update

Their discussion about the challenges facing monetary policy takes place against an increasingly tense global economic backdrop, with investors nervous about the risks of recession stemming from President Donald Trump's escalating trade war with China. Here's a summary of news and commentary from the second and final day of the conference presentations: Central Banks to the Rescue (Not): 2:10 p.m. In the closing session of the conference, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe told the audience that central bankers have limited ability to cushion the global economy from the headwinds of mounting political uncertainty.

Demand for Risk Plummets as Trump Orders US Manufacturers Out of China
Demand for Risk Plummets as Trump Orders US Manufacturers Out of China

After China retaliated with fresh tariffs and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell calmed the markets by seemingly opening the door to further rate cuts by saying the central bank stands ready to do what is necessary to support the record-long U.S. expansion on Friday, President Trump lit up the Twitterverse with a series of scathing tweets criticizing the Fed, Jerome Powell and China. But this time, he didn't stop there, he took action that triggered a steep break in the stock market, while spiking demand for safe-haven assets. Trump's Response to Powell's Speech After Powell's speech, Trump tweeted, "As usual, the Fed did NOTHING!

3 Large-Cap Tech Stocks for Dividend Investors to Buy After Powell Update
3 Large-Cap Tech Stocks for Dividend Investors to Buy After Powell Update

As bond yields slip, we searched using the Zacks Stock Screener for large-cap technology firms that also pay a dividend. Here are 3 of the strong tech stocks that came through our screen this morning...

From Red To Green: Managing Risk As Momentum Makes A Comeback
From Red To Green: Managing Risk As Momentum Makes A Comeback

Not only am I green over the past six days, but I'm green by nearly $25,000. That's an average of more than $4,000 a day, twice my daily goal. Needless to say, I'm excited by the prospect of a profitable end to August -traditionally one of the toughest months to trade-and heading into autumn with enough ammunition to really be aggressive.

SMH ETF Crushed
SMH ETF Crushed

VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF hit hard on trade war news, down 4%.STOCK MARKET TODAY is sponsored by Interactive Brokers. To open an account, go to ibkr.com/whyib

Volkswagen Explores China Auto Investments
Volkswagen Explores China Auto Investments

Aug.23 -- Bloomberg has learned that Volkswagen is exploring potential investments in Chinese automotive suppliers. The German automaker is looking to secure access to key technology in what is the world's largest car market. Bloomberg's Chris Reiter reports on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."

Swedish regulator delays Swedbank money-laundering probe report
Swedish regulator delays Swedbank money-laundering probe report

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) will publish the conclusions of its probe into alleged money laundering in the Baltics by the beginning of next year, it said on Friday, pushing back the deadline by several months. Swedbank , Sweden's oldest retail bank, has lost more than a third of its market value after its Estonian business was embroiled in a money laundering scandal. In April, Swedbank admitted some failings in its money laundering processes and is working with the financial watchdogs.

Stocks Edge Up as Trade, Economic Momentum Mulled: Markets Wrap
Stocks Edge Up as Trade, Economic Momentum Mulled: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.U.S. index futures edged higher with stocks in Europe as investors digested developments in trade talks and comments from a Federal Reserve official about the strength of the biggest economy. Treasuries

Mobius: Should Be Buying Gold on Any Level
Mobius: Should Be Buying Gold on Any Level

Aug.20 -- Mark Mobius, co-founder and partner at Mobius Capital Partners, discusses demand for commodities and his outlook for gold. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

Huawei Founder Sees
Huawei Founder Sees 'Live or Die Moment' From U.S. Uncertainty

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. Huawei Technologies Co.'s founder Ren Zhengfei warned in an internal memo the company is at a "live or die moment" and advised underutilized employees to form "commando squads" to explore

Recession Fears:  Who Do Believe: Trump Advisers, Economists or Politically Motivated Websites?
Recession Fears: Who Do Believe: Trump Advisers, Economists or Politically Motivated Websites?

Just suppose that we look at the plunge in yields as a warning sign that the central banks had better wake up and do something to prevent a recession. Did you read about any central bank policymakers saying, "Oh well, the 2-year/10-year Treasury yield spread just inverted. We're going to have a recession

White House Dismisses Payroll Tax Cuts as Slowdown Prevention
White House Dismisses Payroll Tax Cuts as Slowdown Prevention

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The White House dismissed the idea that the administration is looking to cut payroll taxes as a way to bolster consumer spending, as economic indicators increasingly point to a potential

Stocks - S&P Surges as Trade Tensions and Recession Fears Fade
Stocks - S&P Surges as Trade Tensions and Recession Fears Fade

Investing.com - Stocks surged for a third-straight day on optimism about a U.S.- China trade deal and fewer worries about a recession hitting any time soon.

Epstein Created Trust With $578 Million Days Before Suicide
Epstein Created Trust With $578 Million Days Before Suicide

(Bloomberg) -- Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will just two days before his suicide, saying he had about $578 million in assets that he placed in a trust, which could complicate efforts by women who say he sexually abused them to collect damages.Epstein, who died Aug. 10 in a federal jail cell in Manhattan,

Estee Lauder, Nordstrom and Aramark rise while PG&E falls
Estee Lauder, Nordstrom and Aramark rise while PG&E falls

The beauty products company blew past Wall Street's fiscal fourth quarter expectations and gave investors a solid profit forecast. Big department store chains recovered some of the ground lost last week after Macy's slashed its profit forecast for the year.

US Stock Market Overview - Stocks Rally on Chinese Easing, All Sectors Rise
US Stock Market Overview - Stocks Rally on Chinese Easing, All Sectors Rise

At the same time, President Trump is saying that he wants to Fed to reduce interest rates, saying his choice to lead the Fed Jerome Powell was clueless. The Fed chair will speak at Jackson Whole Wyoming this week, providing the markets with some insight into future rate cuts. All sectors were higher led by robust gains in Energy and Cyclicals, Utilities were the worst performers in a good tape.

Forex Daily Recap - Mexican Peso Down on US-Mexico Tomato Trade War
Forex Daily Recap - Mexican Peso Down on US-Mexico Tomato Trade War

USD/MXN The Mexican Peso pair was revolting against the sturdy 19.8712 resistance mark on Monday. After the surprise rate cut of 25 bps last week, the Mexican Peso currency had already lost most of its value. In the interim, the US Mexico Tomato Trade war was set to lapse tariff deadline today, elevating tensions for permanent tariffs on the tomatoes.

7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That I May Buy
7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That I May Buy

[Editor's note: This article was originally published in July 2019. It has since been updated to reflect changes in the market.]Investing in penny stocks can be appealing to some. And investing in marijuana penny stocks can be even more appealing … if you're willing to take massive risks. But

Gold Price Forecast for The Next Decade
Gold Price Forecast for The Next Decade

That combined with the recent breakout in gold leads me to believe the next decade will favor precious metals and commodities (tangible assets). Technical Outlook and Price Objectives Monthly Gold Chart Gold broke out of the 6-year basing formation in June when prices closed above $1400. The overall structure is similar to the 1997 - 2003 rounded bottom that generated an 8-year bull run.

Apollo Updates Conversion From Public To Corporation Status

Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) shares are trading higher after the company announced it intends to complete its previously announced conversion from a publicly traded partnership to a corporation effective Sept. 5. The Apollo Operating Group units are worth approximately $600 million based on recent trading prices are expected to be exchanged into an equal amount of Class A shares. "We look forward to completing Apollo's conversion to a corporation, which we believe will simplify our firm's structure and enable a much broader set of shareholders to participate in the long-term growth and profitability that we have been delivering to our investors," said Apollo Global Management...

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Denmark's Jyske Bank Sets Negative-Rate Mortgage Milestone

Aug.19 -- Jyske Bank A/S, Denmark's third-largest lender, announced in early August a mortgage rate of -0.5%, before fees. Mikkel Hoegh, Jyske Realkredit housing economist, explains the dynamics behind the offering on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close."

The Worst Things About Being a Millionaire
The Worst Things About Being a Millionaire

Who wants to be a millionaire? The more intriguing question would be, "Who doesn't?" For most people, a million smackers conjures up images of vacations on the Riviera, Arabian racehorses and mattresses stuffed with freshly ironed $20 bills.But being a millionaire today isn't all it

10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential
10 Undervalued Stocks With Breakout Potential

The company's margins have come under significant pressure thanks to tariffs, and in response, investors have sold off FL stock to an anemic 8-times forward earnings multiple, versus a five-year-average forward multiple north of 12, a consumer discretionary sector average multiple north of 20, and a footwear sector average multiple north of 28. The Breakout Catalyst: Foot Locker's demand trends are healthy. Last quarter, Foot Locker reported nearly 5% comparable sales growth.

A Foolish Take: Disney
A Foolish Take: Disney's Streaming Bundle Is Netflix's Worst Nightmare

Disney's $12.99 bundle promises three substantial services.

Billionaire Izzy Englander Cuts Loose in Amazon (AMZN) and Nio, Inc. (NIO) Stocks
Billionaire Izzy Englander Cuts Loose in Amazon (AMZN) and Nio, Inc. (NIO) Stocks

There comes a time for every hedge fund manager when he simply must drop a stock. Not every investment makes money, and the fund manager's prime directive is to bring in returns for his investors.This is where Izzy Englander can be trusted. The founder of Millennium Management got his professional start

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway seeks 'elephant-sized acquisition': Here are some options

Warren Buffett has more cash than ever, and he's on the hunt for his next big purchase. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reported a record $122 billion of cash on its books last quarter, which the legendary investor has said is "far beyond" the level he prefers. In his most recent letter to shareholders, Buffett told investors he was looking for an "elephant-sized acquisition," but that things were too expensive for his liking.

PG&E Craters on Risk of Up to $18 Billion in Fire-Lawsuit Costs
PG&E Craters on Risk of Up to $18 Billion in Fire-Lawsuit Costs

(Bloomberg) -- PG&E Corp. shares plunged after a judge ruled that a jury can determine whether it should pay as much as $18 billion in damages to wildfire victims.The California utility giant fell as much 30% to $10.05 in New York on Monday, the biggest intraday decline since the company signaled plans

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Hudson's Bay Soars After Catalyst Buys Stake to Block Chairman

The Toronto-based firm said in a statement it had received and accepted about 18.5 million shares in Hudson's Bay for roughly C$187 million ($141 million) in cash at C$10.11 per share. Catalyst's purchase of the minority stake adds to pressure on Baker to boost his bid, which also faces opposition from activist investor Jonathan Litt. Catalyst and Litt are pushing for a higher offer, arguing the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue has valuable real estate that could be unlocked.

A $1.6 Billion Horror as Ghana Investors Can
A $1.6 Billion Horror as Ghana Investors Can't Get Their Savings

(Bloomberg) -- Isaac and Bless Boahen saved for months to fund her economics doctorate, but when the time came to cash in the investment, they were left empty handed.The couple are among at least 70,000 investors who have become collateral damage from a cleanup of Ghana's banking industry. The crackdown

One Thing Could Boost Kohl
One Thing Could Boost Kohl's Stock When It Reports Q2 Earnings

Here's What Can Give Kohl's Stock a Boost Kohl's began accepting Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) returns in 2017 on a limited basis as part of a pilot program between the two companies. It went so well that in April, Kohl's announced it would expand the program from 100 stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Milwaukee to its entire 1,150-store network across the country. Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On "We are thrilled to bring Amazon Returns at Kohl's to all of our stores across the country," Gass said April 23.

GameStop Enters Oversold Territory
GameStop Enters Oversold Territory

GameStop has been on a bit of a cold streak lately, but there might be light at the end of the tunnel for this overlooked stock.

The Week Ahead In Cannabis: Lottery In Ontario, Corporate Updates And Earnings
The Week Ahead In Cannabis: Lottery In Ontario, Corporate Updates And Earnings

On Tuesday, Ontario will hold the previously announced lottery to determine which businesses will obtain one of the 42 (out of a total of 50) new cannabis retail store authorizations. The results of the lottery will be announced within 24 hours. The following day marks the deadline for companies in New Jersey to apply for cultivation and retail licenses.

Q2 Earnings Preview For Baidu

Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) unveils its next round of earnings this Monday, August 19. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the earnings announcement. Analysts predict Baidu will report earnings of 89 cents per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.

Juul raises $325 million in equity and debt financing for global expansion
Juul raises $325 million in equity and debt financing for global expansion

U.S. e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc has raised $325 million in an equity and debt offering, as it looks to expand its global reach at a time of intense regulatory scrutiny in its home market. In a regulatory filing on Monday, the company did not break out the ratio of equity and debt offered, but said the funds would not be used for mergers, acquisitions or exchange offers, or to pay executives, promoters or directors. Juul, 35% owned by Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc, has focused its efforts on expanding outside the United States over the past year, as U.S. regulators increase oversight of e-cigarette products, blaming the makers' aggressive marketing tactics for a rapid uptake in...

These Nations Faced Bankruptcy. Now Their Bonds Yield Nothing
These Nations Faced Bankruptcy. Now Their Bonds Yield Nothing

Less than a decade ago, investors could barely be compensated enough to hold the bonds of Spain and Portugal for fear the nations could be severed from the European Union. An unprecedented surge in sovereign debt across the world has driven 10-year yields in the Iberian nations to record lows just shy of 0%. "I am afraid all curves are going to zero and all rates are going to zero," said James Athey, senior investment manager at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who currently has no positions in the debt of Spain or Portugal.

Stocks Climb Globally; Oil Gains, Treasuries Drop: Markets Wrap
Stocks Climb Globally; Oil Gains, Treasuries Drop: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Want the lowdown on European markets? In your inbox before the open, every day. Sign up here.Stocks in Europe and Asia rose alongside U.S. equity futures as traders parsed the latest trade news from Washington and awaited commentary from the Federal Reserve chief. Treasuries fell with

Google, Facebook Unite With Trump to Protest French Tech Tax
Google, Facebook Unite With Trump to Protest French Tech Tax

(Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The relationship between President Donald Trump and the largest U.S. technology companies has often been frosty but a common opponent -- France's plan to tax U.S. tech giants -- will bring

China CNPC suspends Venezuelan oil loading, worried about U.S. sanctions: sources
China CNPC suspends Venezuelan oil loading, worried about U.S. sanctions: sources

China National Petroleum Corp, a leading buyer of Venezuelan oil, has halted August loadings following the latest set of U.S. sanctions on the South American exporter, two Beijing-based senior sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday. The Trump administration in early August

EUR/USD Forex Technical Analysis - Trader Reaction to 1.1093 Should Set the Tone Today
EUR/USD Forex Technical Analysis - Trader Reaction to 1.1093 Should Set the Tone Today

The catalysts driving the price action were better-than-expected U.S. economic data and a report calling for aggressive moves by the European Central Bank (ECB) in order to perk up the economy. Last week, the EUR/USD settled at 1.1090, down 0.0110 or -0.99%. On the U.S. side, Thursday's better-than-expected retail sales report helped calm worries that the U.S. was headed toward recession.

Coal-Loving Australia Is World
Coal-Loving Australia Is World's 3rd Biggest Emissions Exporter

(Bloomberg) -- Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need.Australia's booming coal industry has made it the world's third-biggest exporter of potential carbon dioxide emissions locked in fossil fuels, placing it only behind oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia.Australia

Experienced hiker found dead in Trinity County following five-day search
Experienced hiker found dead in Trinity County following five-day search

An experienced hiker was found dead Sunday off trail in the Trinity Alps following a five-day search.

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China's Revamped Rate Setting

Aug.18 -- China's central bank said it'll start releasing a new reference rate for bank loans, a further step in a long-awaited reform to interest rates that's set to bring lower borrowing costs to the country. Bloomberg's Lucille Liu reports on "Bloomberg Markets: China Open."

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