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Share buybacks near record high, how do stocks react?

Share buybacks near record high, how do stocks react?

Share buybacks by American firms have reached an almost record high. Over the past 12 months more than $500 billion has been spent repurchasing shares of US stocks. Apple (AAPL), Walmart (WMT), IBM (IBM), Exxon (XOM) all have…

Analysts recommend these 3 stocks that profit from volatility

Analysts recommend these 3 stocks that profit from volatility

Here are 3 stocks that profit from volatility and also have ratings of buy or higher.  The Chicago Board Options Exchange Index---an index of stocks that uses differences in options prices to anticipate volatility---is up 11% over…

Will 5-year lows prompt drilling stocks to reduce dividends?

Will 5-year lows prompt drilling stocks to reduce dividends?

Despite yields as high as 13% drilling stocks are still on the decline.  Comments from a Seadrill (SDRL) executive, along with rising tensions concerning Russia helped push deep sea drilling stocks toward 3 year lows. Seadrill led…

4 compelling telecom stocks as the iPhone 6 sells out

4 compelling telecom stocks as the iPhone 6 sells out

Will the popularity of the iPhone 6 help these telecom stocks?  Demand for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is overwhelming, which is good news for Apple (AAPL) investors. But it might mean even better news for carriers,…

Funds are selling these high-growth stocks near 52 week lows

Funds are selling these high-growth stocks near 52 week lows

If you like to sell or buy stocks near 52 week lows, the following screen may appeal to you. In a New York Times editorial published during the height of the economic crisis, Warren Buffett famously wrote, "A simple rule…

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