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Mark Hulbert: Momentum stocks may get an end-of-the-year push, history shows

The next six weeks are shaping up to be especially good for momentum strategies in the stock market. Such strategies lead investors to typically buy the winning stocks over the trailing year and sell (or sell short) the losers. This year the pattern is likely to be particularly strong, for two reasons. The first is… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: Momentum stocks may get an end-of-the-year push, history shows

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: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold close to $50 million worth of stock in the past week as part of a trading plan

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg AFP via Getty Images Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg disclosed that he sold nearly $50 million worth of social media company’s stock this past week, as part of a predetermined trading plan. Zuckerberg also bought 101,000 shares this week by exercising stock options, which in effect netted him about $28.1… Continue reading : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold close to $50 million worth of stock in the past week as part of a trading plan

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Donald Trump sacks defence secretary Mark Esper

Donald Trump sacked his Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday, in his first major official act since his re-election. “Mark Esper has been fired,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Christopher Miller would take over “with immediate effect”, he added. Mr. Miller, a former Green Beret, is currently director of the National Counterterrorism Center, a unit within… Continue reading Donald Trump sacks defence secretary Mark Esper

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Mark Hulbert: What will you do when the bull market tops out?

I have no idea when the bull market on Wall Street will come to an end. But when it does, you almost certainly won’t believe it. Along with the rest of Wall Street, you will be caught up in the euphoria that accompanies a late-stage bull market. Read: How to stay safe at holiday gatherings… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: What will you do when the bull market tops out?

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Mark Hulbert: This is what the election means for interest rates

Don’t expect interest rates to make any big moves either up or down in coming weeks — even if, as seems increasingly likely, Joe Biden is eventually declared the winner of the presidential election. That’s surprising, since a change in the political party in the White House often leads to significant short-term changes in interest… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: This is what the election means for interest rates

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Queues and enthusiasm mark first day of Liverpool’s mass Covid testing programme

With a job as a teaching assistant starting next week, Catherine McCombs was near the front of the line in Liverpool on Friday for the start of the UK’s first citywide blanket coronavirus testing programme. The northern port is attempting to test its entire population of 500,000 and everyone who works there in the next… Continue reading Queues and enthusiasm mark first day of Liverpool’s mass Covid testing programme

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Capitol Report: The economy will stay on a ‘path of recovery’ under Trump or Biden, but just how fast is a big question mark

No matter who wins the presidential election, the U.S. economy is likely to stay “on the path to recovery” and help reinvigorate a stock-market rally that faded a few months ago. TOPSHOT – (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 22, 2020 shows US President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate and former US… Continue reading Capitol Report: The economy will stay on a ‘path of recovery’ under Trump or Biden, but just how fast is a big question mark

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Key Words: Billionaire Mark Cuban says that, for small business owners, there’s one clear choice for president

Katharine Lotze/Getty Images “ ‘Without leadership, there’s instability. And instability is the worst thing that can happen to a business… If you can’t open the doors in your community, whether it’s because of instability, civil unrest or COVID, it doesn’t matter how great of an entrepreneur [you are], it doesn’t matter how many customers you… Continue reading Key Words: Billionaire Mark Cuban says that, for small business owners, there’s one clear choice for president

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Mark Hulbert: The asset class you probably haven’t even considered

Would you be interested in an asset class that’s not bonds, but safer than stocks, and yields 4.7%? Of course you would. Strangely, though, this class gets very little attention from many retirement financial advisers, and few retirees even guess what it is when I describe it to them. I struggled defining a web search… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: The asset class you probably haven’t even considered

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Mark Hulbert: The stock market is overvalued, according to almost every measure dating to 1950

The stock market has been a gambler’s paradise this year. (Getty Images) The stock market is hugely overvalued when judged against almost any historical standard. That’s the conclusion that jumps out from the accompanying table, which reports the latest readings from eight stock market valuation indicators that have stood the test of time. The table… Continue reading Mark Hulbert: The stock market is overvalued, according to almost every measure dating to 1950