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94% of the time when this happens, stocks are a winning bet over bonds

A trader works in S&P 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) in Chicago, Illinois. Jim Young | Bloomberg | Getty Images A rare phenomenon with a great track record is taking place in the market and it shows that U.S. stocks offer much more …

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Have an employee stock purchase plan? Beware the risks

Fertnig | E+ | Getty Images When Aaron Shapiro dug through the workplace benefits his mother was entitled to as a 30-year employee at United Healthcare, he noticed a big missed opportunity. The health insurer’s employee stock purchase plan gave her the ability to buy shares at a 15% discount …

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Three options strategies for the week: October 14, 2019

The “Options Action” traders share three options trading strategies to kick off the week. Dan Nathan broke down call buying in JPMorgan. Mike Khouw and Carter Worth illustrated buying a put spread in the Consumer Staples ETF.  Khouw also looked at buying a put calendar in Netflix.  Disclaimer Trader disclosure: Dan …

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Illinois Tool Works could be the best way to play an industrial boom

Industrials are getting a spark as the U.S. and China make progress in trade talks. The XLI industrials ETF ended Friday 2% higher, less than 4% from recent highs. This could be the beginning of a bigger boom, says Piper Jaffray chief market technician Craig Johnson. “We like the industrials,” …

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Charts flash bullish sign for homebuilders, technical analyst says

Home construction stocks are building big gains. The ITB home construction ETF hit its highest level since January 2018 on Friday, and has soared more than 50% from its December bottom. Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Jaffray, thinks there could be even more room to run for the group. …

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Female leaders may boost share price performance, Credit Suisse says

Kelvin Murray | Taxi | Getty Images Having more women in decision-making roles may boost companies’ performance on the stock market, according to Credit Suisse. In its “Gender 3000” report, published Thursday, the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) found a link between firms with more female leaders and stronger share …

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Singapore releases third-quarter GDP data, monetary policy statement

Gantry cranes stand at the Port of Singapore in Singapore, on Friday, July 12, 2019. Ore Huiying | Bloomberg | Getty Images Singapore’s economy — often seen as a bellwether for global growth — avoided a technical recession after growing by 0.6% in the third quarter, compared to the previous …

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Investors flock to money markets at highest rate since the crisis

Investors are flocking to the relative safety of money market funds at the highest level since the financial crisis-era collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. The industry has pulled in $322 billion over the past six months, the fastest pace since the second half of 2008, bringing assets to nearly …

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Tinker, Tailor, Writer, Spy – The New York Times

When John le Carré was running agents for the British secret intelligence service MI6 in the early 1960s, there were certain qualities he looked for in a candidate. Gregariousness, cocktail party charm, the ability to hold one’s drink — all of that mattered, of course. But above all, what le …

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Jim Cramer’s ‘Mad Money’ recap & stock picks Oct. 11, 2019

President Donald Trump managed to make some progress in the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, but CNBC’s Jim Cramer says investors must read the fine print. The “Mad Money” host previews a big week of earnings and offers tips on golf stocks. He catches up with Wendy’s CEO Todd …

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