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Bill Hall

Despite the robust rebound on Friday, investors’ ardor for stocks has cooled since Fed Chairman Janet Yellen’s warnings of pockets of overvaluation in the market early last week. And that was probably her goal as she tried what you might call “verbal tightening” — or using words to fine-tune policy without actually taking action.
The chill emerged because the primary

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -48.45 to 17,051.73
S&P 500 -4.59 to 1,973.63
Nasdaq -7.45 to 4,424.70
10-YR Yield -.01 to 2.474%
Gold +$3.60 to $1,313
Crude Oil +$1.76 to $104.89

Investors went into the weekend hoping things would settle down in Gaza and Ukraine. But they did anything but — and stocks crumbled as a result!
In the Middle East, Israel

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Larry Edelson

Do you believe me yet? After all, I have been warning you over and over again that the new dynamic you need to be aware of is the rising tide of WAR.
About the great battle — between the public sector (government) and the private sector … and how it would lead to uprisings all over the world, to civil

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Martin Weiss

If you think global wars and conflicts are distant and irrelevant, think again. They are striking a lot closer to home than you might imagine.
Right now, I am in Eastern Europe, a few yards from the Danube River. The skies are clear and quiet; the environment, friendly and safe — almost as safe as back home in Florida.
What’s

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +123.37 to 17,100.18
S&P 500 +20.10 to 1,978.22
Nasdaq +68.70 to 4,432.15
10-YR Yield +0.01 to 2.484%
Gold -6.10 to 1,310.80
Crude Oil -0.12 to 103.06

Disturbing details from yesterday’s tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 continue to pour in. Some 298 souls lost on the Boeing 777, the most in a single airline crash or

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Mike Larson

If there’s one message I’ve been hammering home for the past couple of years, it’s this: Focus your investing efforts on highly rated stocks … with outstanding fundamentals and price momentum … in key sectors experiencing their own powerful, “private” bull markets!
I’ve talked about some of those sectors in previous articles — health care … food and beverage …

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow -161.39 to 16,976.81
S&P 500 -23.45 to 1,958.12
Nasdaq -62.521 to 4,363.447
10-YR Yield -.073 to 2.454%
Gold +19.60 to 1,319.40
Crude Oil +2.17 to 103.37

Just when you thought the Ukraine crisis was settling down, two dramatic developments unfolded in the past 24 hours.
First, and more worrisome, a Malaysian Airlines flight with 295 civilian passengers

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Charles Goyette

The similarity of today’s geopolitical dynamics and those of the 1970s is starting to get the attention it deserves.
Some of the parallels are obvious. The front page of Monday’s Wall Street Journal had an article titled, “An Arc of Instability Unseen Since the 70s.”
It compares the convergence of global crises then, when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan and the

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +77.52 to 17,138.20
S&P 500 +8.29 to 1,981.57
Nasdaq +9.58 to 4,425.97
10-YR Yield -0.011 to 2.538% 
Gold +$2 to $1,299.10 
Crude Oil +$1.40 to $101.36

Holy cow! Did you get a load of the latest mega-deal in Corporate America?
News broke today that media firm 21st Century Fox (FOX, Weiss Ratings: B) bid a whopping $80

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Mike Burnick

Second-quarter earnings season is about to heat up, and it will help set the tone for stock returns for the second half of the year. But this has been an atypical year, and emotions, rather than fundamentals, may take over and drive the market more than usual this time around.
That gives us a chance that, by overlooking short-term volatility

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Bill Hall

As Managing Editor Mark Najarian pointed out in a recent Money and Markets column, the IPO market is moving along at a blistering pace. In fact, Investor’s Business Daily recently reported that the average new issue is up nearly 40 percent from its initial offering price.
And as I warned in a follow-up to Mark’s column, be wary of the

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MARKET ROUNDUP
Dow +5.26 to 17,060.68
S&P 500 -3.82 to 1,973.28
Nasdaq -24.03 to 4,416.39
10-YR Yield Flat at 2.549%
Gold -$12.40 to $1,294.30
Crude Oil -$1.02 to $99.89

Don’t laugh. But I love testimony days — those days when the current Federal Reserve chairman has to go before Congress and explain him or herself.
Some of the representatives and

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